Mitchell Karas
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  • Flint, MI
  • United States
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Linda G left a comment for Mitchell Karas
"Greetings, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mitchell :) Sending you a little Chef on your BD!! Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Jul 6, 2011
Doris D left a comment for Mitchell Karas
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Jul 6, 2010
Karla J Sherer left a comment for Mitchell Karas
"Thanks Mitchell, I will try a few others. I also plan to try the Contact Detach because I have one. I sent the others back because they were wanting me on the 9mm and those were 6mm. I'm just using Insets right now. They did not want me to use…"
Aug 9, 2009
Mitchell Karas left a comment for Karla J Sherer
"Good to here that things are going well. The amount of carbs that I ingested or better put inhaled before the pump amazed me as well. Even things like salad veggies add up. I like the Calorie King book. I have finally settled on the comforts. I had…"
Aug 9, 2009
Karla J Sherer left a comment for Mitchell Karas
"Mitchell, I'm trying to be as accurate as possible. I ordered the Calorie King book until I can go into my software and make some changes in the remote food data base. It just didn't have a lot of stuff but the book is great. Shows…"
Aug 9, 2009
Mitchell Karas left a comment for Karla J Sherer
"Hi Karla, I see from other posts that you are doing well on the pump. Great to hear keep it up. I agree that carb accuracy is the big key. On days that I guess alot, my sugars are higher. Thankfully those days are rare and I exercise alot to…"
Aug 8, 2009
Mitchell Karas replied to Laura Brandes's discussion 'Animas Infusion Sets'
"Hi Laura Just so you know, the set with the small steel needle that I mentioned, the contact and detach, is the Animas version of MM Sure T. The other set that I mentioned is called a Comfort and is the same as MM's silhouette or sils for…"
Jul 31, 2009
Mitchell Karas replied to Sp!tf!re's discussion 'considering a pump. need advice!'
"Hi Heather I am an Animas Ping wearer and agree with what has already been said by gw. The Ping does not have CGM built in but it does work with another system. The only other factor that I would add is the size of the reservoir. The Ping is 2 ml…"
Jul 31, 2009
Mitchell Karas replied to Patra Philips's discussion 'counting carbs and frustrated'
"In addition to weighing the food, you may want to get a nutritional scale as that will give you a good carb count. There are times that I have noticed the carb count on packages is not the same as on the nutritional scale. The amount of protein on…"
Jul 31, 2009
Karla J Sherer left a comment for Mitchell Karas
"Mitchell, yep, I'm pumping since 4:49pm and so far, so good. Only thing is I feel like everything I put into my mouth is a carb. I feel like Animas I going to say I eat a lot of carbs but it's because I'm not used to counting them or…"
Jul 21, 2009
Mitchell Karas replied to Laura Brandes's discussion 'Animas Infusion Sets'
"Hi Laura. Welcome to the growing Animas family. I started out with the Inset II and Inset 30 and had a lot of problems with both. No so much with them coming out but rather that the kinked while in or did not go in at all. I would not know this…"
Jul 20, 2009
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Jul 20, 2009
Mitchell Karas left a comment for Karla J Sherer
"Hi Karla I hope all went well today and that you have started pumping. I tried the Inset, Inset 30 and the contact and detach. I then tried the comforts which are a manual insertion. So far this has been the best for me. For whatever reason the…"
Jul 20, 2009
Karla J Sherer left a comment for Mitchell Karas
"Hi Mitchell, No, I didn't just ignore your last reply. My computer crashed and I just got up and running last night. In the meantime, I chose the Ping! I'm so excited as they plan to do my startup on Tues. Thanks for all the advise and I…"
Jul 19, 2009
Mitchell Karas left a comment for Stacey :0)~
"Hi Stacey Thanks for the nice birthday greeting. It was a great day. I started pumping 4 months ago today after 12 years of mostly uncontroled BG readings. This was due to many reasons but mainly my denial that I was a diabetic. This lead me to have…"
Jul 6, 2009
Christina left a comment for Mitchell Karas
"Thats awesome to hear! I'm glad that you had a great birthday =]"
Jul 6, 2009

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Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.6
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping

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At 11:15am on July 6, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mitchell :)
Sending you a little Chef on your BD!!
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 3:50am on July 6, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Mitchell. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 6:13am on July 6, 2010, Doris D said…
At 8:44pm on August 9, 2009, Karla J Sherer said…
Thanks Mitchell, I will try a few others. I also plan to try the Contact Detach because I have one. I sent the others back because they were wanting me on the 9mm and those were 6mm. I'm just using Insets right now. They did not want me to use Inset30 and so the sample that came with my pump I gave to the CDE to use for demos. Wish I'd kept it to try. They said the Inset 30 were for muscular or athletic people or kid, blah blah. I guess they thought I was too fat. I'm real fair and have thin sensitive type skin and my veins are fairly close to the surface. It doesn't take much for me to blow out a vein. The other night, I removed the first of the 9mm Insets they had sent me and it bled for 40 min. The 6mm didn't bleed that long. I think I will get samples of several like you said and figure out what I like for myself. I looked at your information and see you are a chef. That is so cool !! Where do you live and work? Do you like it? Give me a secret recipe!! I love to cook in the winter but in this TX heat, I hate to cook or eat. My daughters call it my summer fast but this heat does something to my appetite. I'm a great cook but living alone, you get out of practice.
At 1:52pm on August 9, 2009, Karla J Sherer said…
Mitchell, I'm trying to be as accurate as possible. I ordered the Calorie King book until I can go into my software and make some changes in the remote food data base. It just didn't have a lot of stuff but the book is great. Shows everything. After my pump start, it took about 6 hrs before I began to realize just how many carbs I eat and that most everything has carbs in it. I called myself watching the carbs before but it wasn't like I do with the pump due to having to be much more accurate now. I love the pump though. Also, being on a different insulin and a lot less of it, I dropped 10 lbs the first 2 weeks. Love that too. Thanks for keeping track of me and always being there to help. I forgot, what infusion sets do you use? I've had my share of problems with them.
At 9:46pm on July 21, 2009, Karla J Sherer said…
Mitchell, yep, I'm pumping since 4:49pm and so far, so good. Only thing is I feel like everything I put into my mouth is a carb. I feel like Animas I going to say I eat a lot of carbs but it's because I'm not used to counting them or at least not this well. Makes me self concious of carbs now. I used the Inset. They also sent some of the Contact Detach ones but they wanted me to start with this one. Thanks for thinking of me. I appreciate the support a lot.

Karla
At 3:16pm on July 19, 2009, Karla J Sherer said…
Hi Mitchell,
No, I didn't just ignore your last reply. My computer crashed and I just got up and running last night. In the meantime, I chose the Ping! I'm so excited as they plan to do my startup on Tues. Thanks for all the advise and I followed much of it. As for your question of who CCS is......they are a distributor like Liberty Medical who handles diabetes supplies and pumps, etc. They are doing my pump stuff. In fact, I'm on disability and have Medicare but no supplement so they qualified me for their financial assistance and they are picking up the remaining 20% of the pump and all the supplies. It is all free to me and I feel very blessed. I was concerned because I live on that disability check. Now for the infusion sets. I can choose any of them but since I'm totally ignorant at this point, they sent me two kinds to start with. Insets, and Contact Detach. The pump also had one Inset 30 in the box. They also sent the IV Prep because I have a tape allergy. They sent enough cartridges to change reserrvoir every 2 days. I've been playing with the pump and just love it and can't wait. I'm so hoping some of this damage to my body will turn around. The neuropathy is moving from my feet up my legs and my eyes and kidneys are not doing well. I've never been able to maintain control for very long so I'm truly blessed that I qualifed for the pump although I had to wait until I no longer made insulin to do it. I guess you have to get sick enough to die before Medicare will come thru - HA! I appreciate your help and am still interested in any info you want to share. Especially about inserts and stuff. I'll let you know how it goes on Tuesday.
Karla
At 8:11am on July 7, 2009, Stacey :0)~ said…
Hey Mitchell. It sounds like you had some really rough spots with your D's. But it sounds like you are doing great now! That's wonderful that you brought your A1C down and are doing well on the pump! I know the pump really changed my life for the better too! It's been 3 yrs now and only wish I had been brave enough to start it sooner because I was such a chicken before that to try something new and not wanting to be attached to something like most people do before trying it. I hope you continue to keep doing well and your numbers keep getting better and better!
At 7:23pm on July 6, 2009, Linda G said…

Best Wishes on your Special Day Mitchell!
At 8:20am on July 6, 2009, Stacey :0)~ said…
Hope you have a Happy Birthday Mitchell!! :0)
 
 
 

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