"This is all interesting. I too was diagnosed with T1 later in life (age 38) in pregnancy with GAD 65 positive antibody testing. Could be LADA, but in the end, it is really T1. I know there is a strong connection between T1 and Addison's because…"
"I wonder if it has the same effect on BG that steroidal meds do, whether an oral course or injected. It shoots your BG up something awful, I needed 250% of my usual insulin dose and of course put on several pounds. The effect lasted several weeks…"
"This is interesting -I was dx with Type 1 at age 16, and went on Accutane when I was about 24. I received no warnings about effects on BG, but to be honest I was not exactly diligent in those days, to say the least. That was back in the early…"
"Sorry for necroposting, but my husband took Accutane as a teen and was diagnosed with D in his 30s, he was misdiagnosed as type 2 initially, but then later also developed Addison's disease, and later still (3/2013) our daughter was dxd with…"
"I took accutane in the mid to late 80's. I remember getting blood tested every few weeks. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about two years after I graduated from college. So from time I took the drug to diagnosis was about 6 years, around…"
"What you describe sounds like MODY type3: mild, passed through generation but usually easy to control and very responsive to sulfonylurea. I am not a fan of sulfonulurea in general but in this group of patients it hits the target as it seems that…"
"Thank you so much for your post. I was on NPH 2x/day(intermediate act) when pregnant and after pregnancy, I was switched to Lantus (long) act. I did not like it, since I thought there was a definite peak where I would go love (but I could never…"
"I tried this, but it did not seem to work since i was not able to reduce the minimum basal rate. Every hour (unless I suspend all together), a minimum of .05 units is given and it will not give less. I think the OmniPod is a truly amazing pump. I…"
"I was hoping that by now you will have way more answers and there will be no point of me posting. First of all one would question your diagnosis. I even don’t want to go there. Let’s assume that this is well confirmed, you may have one…"
"Can you clarify something?
Your minimum basal rate is less that .05 u/hr continuously over 24 hours? In other words, if you basal test over 24 hours, you'll program in .05 u/hr for any given block of time and still go low 1 to 3 hours later?"
"Have you tried using temporary basal and reducing the basal rate by up to about -90%? I'm not sure that would work but it might be worth a try. I would be greatly unhappy to go back to anything else than my O'pod."
Hi - Two years ago, I was taken off my OmniPod after 2 1/2 great years of use. I refuse to go on a pump with tubes, but the minimum .05/hr basal rate is too much for me (i have LADA or MODY with secondary insulin function). Some of the pumps with tubes have .025/hr basal rate, but I do not want to use one of those! I have been doing MDI for the past 20 months. Ugh is all I can say. I am busy with work and raising my three young boys. Does anyone know if there is a way to reduce the basal level…See More
This group is dedicated to giving OmniPod users a place to discuss and share our experiences so that we may grow and help each other "make diabetes a smaller part of our lives."Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles…See More
Hey, Melissa. (Great name, btw.) I noticed that you're still using the default "welcome - upload your photo" hand image as your profile image. If you'd like to add some kind of picture to be your profile photo, look for the "Settings" link in the upper right portion of each page (next to the little silver gears). The very first option in Settings will walk you through changing your profile image. Good luck!
I am also a member of this group and a Type 1 Diabetic. I thought you might be interested in meeting other Type 1s and wanted to let you know that I am the organizer of a meetup group called G.A.T.E.-Gastroparesis And Type1 Diabetes Exchange.
It is for Type 1s as well as for those with Gastroparesis and their caregivers. You can have either condition separately and don't need to have both to join. It is a support and activities group for people with similar conditions to interact, network, participate in discussions, ask questions, share experiences, or to vent frustrations. I will also have guest speakers periodically.
This is a new group that will meet in Union City on the third Sunday of each month starting May 17. If you would like to learn more, please check us out
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Kim Vlasnik, you NAILED it! In this video, Kim Vlasnik takes our breath away as she describes what its like to be a person with diabetes. Fortunately, Stanford’s Medicine-X Conference gives ePatients, like Kim, a chance to speak since we carry the Read on! →