"Hi Zoe, Thanks so much for your post. So, about an hour after I posted my question, I received a call from a nurse through my physician. She said that my urine culture's secondary results (initial results were normal) showed group B strep…"
"Thank you Brian. Yes, there are times when I take my insulin right at my meal, rather than 15 minutes before as instructed. My BS can go to 190-200 before coming down. Although I was diagnosed with autoimmune T1 seven years ago, I still produce…"
"If your blood sugars after meals peaks above the renal threshold (160-180 mg/dl) you may experience greater excretion and a need to urinate. It isn't that you are drinking a lot it is that your body dumps the glucose and water as a means of…"
Hi, I am just curious if anyone else experiences a high urine volume per void despite good to excellent blood sugar control. I typically only go five to six times per day, but the urine amount seems excessive. And I only drink about 2500 mL of water/liquids each day.Can even brief high blood sugar numbers (spikes after meals before insulin has kicked in and/or peaked) cause large volumes of urine? Obviously a question for a medical professional, but just thought I would see if any other T1 is,…See More
"hi and congratulations on your excellent news.
I am T1 for almost seven years. I was dxed in my first pregnancy as T1, believe it or not. Failed the glucose tolerance test with a fasting at 337. Age 38 and what a shock! When I was diagnosed, my A1c…"
"I've been pounding it for a while. I have some buddies who are into the Beachbody fitness stuff and I tried a couple of programs (T25 and then P90X3...) which are fun. I mix a scoop of protein with a scoop of Shakeelogy and it seems to work…"
Did the study indicate a particular amount of whey protein consumed before meals in the test subjects that made the difference in post-meal blood glucose readings?
I'm interested in learning more about this study. I recently had…"
Just read a promising study (i think it is a study that has been repeated by two different researcher teams over the past decade) with findings that support whey protein consumed before meals to assist T2 diabetics. Does anyone know if this benefit also pertains to T1 on insulin? Apparently, whey acts somewhat like glucagon in the body. It has shown to reduce post meal BG numbers by 26% in T2. Any info on whey use for T1 is appreciated. Of course not planning on stopping insulin.See More
"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…"
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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