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Nell's Discussions

Contour Next Link meter, company

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nell Oct 13, 2014. 1 Reply

After all my diabetes life using One Touch strips I finally switched to the Bayer Contour Next meter. What a step back in time! 1. When setting it up for the first time, the calibration reading was…Continue

Bedtime Snack Update

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Oct 13, 2014. 13 Replies

I read a thread from 2013 on bedtime snacks but the list of foods was fairly short. the ones that appealed to me were:Celery w cream cheese or peanut butter [celery is weird to eat--stringy] Half a…Continue

Tags: diet, celery, snack, bedtime

Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS

Started this discussion. Last reply by artwoman Oct 11, 2014. 47 Replies

I am hearing David Nathan, MD, Director of Diabetes Center, Massachusetts General Hospital say that:Type 1 is juvenile or childhood diabetes. Type 2 is adult onset diabetes.This was on PBS NewsHour…Continue

Tags: type1, type2, diabetes, MGH, Nathan

Can a bad dream increase BG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Ratrie May 11, 2014. 11 Replies

Just curious if anyone has ever noticed an elevation in BG after a "bad" dream? Some Type 1s, me for one, are prone to bad dreams. Last night, by chance, I awoke at 3:15 am and noticed my cgm was…Continue

 

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Nell replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"Wondering about melatonin. I note that Jacob's mom noted that depression runs in the family. A "less common" side effect can be short term depression. I just checked mayoclinic about melatonin and below are the side effects they note.…"
21 hours ago
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Living Alone with Diabetes

Individuals with diabetes who live alone face the usual complex self-management challenges that all PWDs face. Living alone, however, brings additional challenges. Only a few are noted here. Some "aloners" (new term?) face personal and medical safety issues with hypo unawareness, acute illnesses (who makes the chicken soup for flu?), and injuries, to name a few. Some may run higher than desired BGs during sleep to avoid a hypo reaction. There are unique challenges with planning, prepping, and…See More
Jan 22
cattiecannslugg replied to Nell's discussion 'Sleep issues' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"I live and love my nap time. If I miss it, I'm no good for the rest of the day. I average 3.5 to 4 hours of sleep a night. I've tried many sleeping pills and all that but still only got those 4 hours of sleep. Or I was doing funky things…"
Jan 15
cattiecannslugg replied to Nell's discussion 'Greatest fear re living alone?' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"As much as my mental health issues get in the way of things (agoraphobia, PTSD, social anxiety, bipolar, etc., etc., etc.), I actually like being around people.... on my turf. If they come to my place, as long as it's a small crowd and I know…"
Jan 15
cattiecannslugg replied to Nell's discussion 'New members' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"Thanks Lorraine, for the warm welcome!!!"
Jan 15
Lorraine replied to Nell's discussion 'New members' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"Welcome Cattie!"
Jan 15
cattiecannslugg replied to Nell's discussion 'New members' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"Hi Everyone! New to group and up until last month, have always lived with someone (it's really a complicated story). Now I'm by myself (well I have a dog here too). Getting out of the house has been an issue for me for the past several…"
Jan 15
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Living Alone with Diabetes

Individuals with diabetes who live alone face the usual complex self-management challenges that all PWDs face. Living alone, however, brings additional challenges. Only a few are noted here. Some "aloners" (new term?) face personal and medical safety issues with hypo unawareness, acute illnesses (who makes the chicken soup for flu?), and injuries, to name a few. Some may run higher than desired BGs during sleep to avoid a hypo reaction. There are unique challenges with planning, prepping, and…See More
Jan 15
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Living Alone with Diabetes

Individuals with diabetes who live alone face the usual complex self-management challenges that all PWDs face. Living alone, however, brings additional challenges. Only a few are noted here. Some "aloners" (new term?) face personal and medical safety issues with hypo unawareness, acute illnesses (who makes the chicken soup for flu?), and injuries, to name a few. Some may run higher than desired BGs during sleep to avoid a hypo reaction. There are unique challenges with planning, prepping, and…See More
Jan 7
Nell commented on Nell's group 'Living Alone with Diabetes'
"Arfiezy, re your email about your bad low. I agree that your db education nurse was trying to get a good history to really understand the potential for possible re-occurrences. The 530 does have the 'stop' feature but just keep in mind…"
Jan 7
Nell replied to Oldspook's discussion 'one touch strips'
"I used One Touch from '80s till a few months ago when I had to switch to Contour (can't get it for Medtronic any more). I never overdosed with my One Touch readings and I just assumed that if the readings were reliable, even if not…"
Jan 3
Nell replied to mohe0001's discussion 'What do you think of this new 'Double Diabetic' classification for type 1s with insulin resistance?'
"I do not use the various subcategory names unless it can clearly be diagnosed and differentiated from 1 or 2. I have insulin resistance but I am a type 1 diabetic. My TDD ranges from 50 to 70. Currrently it is out of the park due to a steroid…"
Jan 2
Nell commented on Mekenzie D's blog post 'Not how I saw this going...'
"I am sorry for your loss. You will always remember and grieve but with lessening intensity. The why is often not known. There is much evidence that early losses such as this are often caused by very difficult genetic problems that were not…"
Dec 31
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'New members' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"The little fridge i mentioned is very small. Just big enough for about 6 drink cans. It has a rack that you can remove for a little taller bottle though.I removed the rack for my 10 oz juice bottle. I did not want a big one either. I cleaned off…"
Dec 30, 2014
Lorraine replied to Nell's discussion 'New members' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"Hi Nell, I am learning that many people do not know about earth houses! They are very energy efficient. Yes all the amenities of modern life here. I suppose a personal fridge is a good idea....just didn't want to bring one more thing in…"
Dec 30, 2014
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'New members' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"Lorraine, what an amazing life! Sounds interesting other than the obvious aloneness when you need help. Welcome to this group. I look forward to chatting with you and I am sure others do also. Excuse the question but do you have electric power and…"
Dec 30, 2014

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Discussions about living with diabetes
Date diagnosed
April 1, 1982
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Paradigm 723 (prev 508, 715)
Tell us more about you (optional)
I am type 1. Started pumping 1/2000.
Retired. Like gardening, reading, walking.

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At 3:54pm on July 19, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 3:30pm on July 12, 2014, Zenobia said…

Thanks for the welcome and for understanding. I had several doctor's appointments all at once last week where I was taught how to inject my insulin, given all kinds of magazines and flyers, and sent home. I looked at my big old bag of stuff and thought, "Wow, I began my week in one way and ended it this way"...to top it off, there is a glitch in my medicare so I spent a lot of time on the phone with them and my supplemental insurance folks. I was all talked out, unable to explain ( even to myself) how I was feeling and there was no one to talk with. My adult children have distanced themselves for reasons known only to them and they live right here in Minnesota! I do not mean to begin my time here with a lot of whining, but I have not had a good "whine" in a while. I am just happy to be here and be listened to as well as listening to others. I think I will just explore this site a bit today...again..thanks!

At 10:47pm on November 21, 2013, nel said…

Hi Nell , my almost namesake , congrats ...nice to read you are a featured member ...and I promise to get back to you upon my return from Toronto , CDA's NAGM ...Nel :)

At 6:27pm on November 20, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Nell congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 3:32am on November 19, 2013, Linda G said…

Well well well!! Look at that...you're a FEATURED MEMBER Nell!
♥ BRAVA ♥

At 8:29pm on July 13, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi sister. Thanks for the nice comment on my post.
I talked to the help line and they said it was an issue with blogspot.com, where I also post. I just cut and pasted the text over to my TD blog. And both were a solid mass.
Thanks for the advice. First MAC I've ever had and I love it. Wish I hadn't been so hesitant about spending the money years ago.
I just live 3 blocks from the Apple Store so the clerk got permission from his manager to carry it to my door. How absolute cool is that? I am very curious about the basic photo editing capabilities so have a lot to explore.
Have a good weekend.

At 7:42pm on November 11, 2011, Jay said…

Jason should know Megan D. After you get Megan, let her know you have FEP Blue and you have heard about their working with FEP Blue. The strange part of the Blue world is your claim will go through BS in Chino CA regardless of where you live. I am not sure about how DMS works but EP just over charged, had Dex drop ship and if there was a problem, it was call Dexcom anyway. Hope this helps.

At 7:54pm on January 1, 2011, Peggy Hall said…
Happy Birthday!!!!
At 9:10am on June 7, 2010, nel said…
We could call ourselves diabetes twins !?
I had a sense from reading your responses to discussions , that maybe you had been involved in the teachings of D....and you were able to diagnose yourself , probably avoiding a misdiagnosis ??
Walking the Rottweiler next ;-)
At 9:07pm on June 6, 2010, nel said…
Nell , your page shows diagnosed in spring 1982 ...you were ahead of me, I think !
For me ...Jan 1983 and misdiagnosed ...we fixed this quickly ...by March 1983 I started insulin ..one shot daily
 
 
 

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