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Can a bad dream increase BG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Ratrie May 11. 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

Bedtime Snack?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tabacblond Apr 24. 5 Replies

I have seen many discussions about breakfast foods (helpful) but I need some snack suggestions. Yes, I know that I should not eat a bedtime snack. However, I have a lifetime habit that I prefer not…Continue

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Socks w Ankle stretch

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Jan 2. 4 Replies

I have read several posts/threads on socks but.... I do not see any information about which brands have real stretch in the ankle area. All "normal" socks in department stores seem made for 5 inch…Continue

Statins again, Pravastatin?

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Nov 17, 2013. 5 Replies

In the context of the new, but ambivalent, recommendations that almost everyone should take statins:I was on Simvastatin for years and then stopped it on my own, thinking my memory loss issues could…Continue


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Nell replied to Paul's discussion 'Good endo in Richmond or Fredericksburg (VA)?'
"Paul, according to your profile, you have a pod pump. When I moved to my current location, I called the Medtronic rep for my area (since I use MM) and asked him for endo names who are especially good for pump patients. He gave me a top name and I…"
3 hours ago
Nell replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I am concerned that Zander and Zoe have medical people who do not understand HIPPA. Please review this page (or just look up "HIPPA access to medical records":…"
5 hours ago
Nell replied to Dee's discussion 'Difficulty with protein?'
"One more sardine sites with lots of other ways to eat them. Oh, and the fats in them are good. Lots of people add hot sauce....I definitely will, however I fix mine. Once I get up the nerve."
13 hours ago
Nell replied to Dee's discussion 'Difficulty with protein?'
"I don't know if I can do it but I bought a can of sardines to try for the first time in my 70++ years. Hate the thought. But, take a look at these two sites and others. Both of these sites have a good-sounding recipe.…"
13 hours ago
Nell replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"Zander, if you are in the U.S. you do not need a dr order to get a copy of your test reports. I just ask the receptionist or tech for it and they give me as many copies as I want (for self + other docs). If my tests have to do with another test (cat…"
Nell added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users

QuikSet tape no longer holds

Has anyone else had recent trouble with the Quikset tape not staying stuck? Until a few weeks ago I had no trouble with the Q-set staying on 3-4 days. OK, I know it should be changed after 3. But now the tape curls up around the edges within 24 hours and by day 3 it is almost entirely loose. Note: Nothing has changed about my sites or prep. I have always cleaned with IV Prep and I still do it the same way I always have. Lately I have even had to add strips of Flexifix around the tape edges…See More
Nell replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"One more note on Deborah's point. In your case, I would request at least the A1c early enough before the visit so that you can talk with your internist about it. I definitely think that you need at least the A1c for the visit. Of course, you…"
Nell replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I am a T1 also. My endo only deals with diabetes (+ thyroid in my case) so the only tests he runs are A1c and thyroid tests on a periodic basis. I get the same meter and cgm downloads at the visit as you and we go over all of that & the A1c at…"
Nell replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I wonder where all of you live who get pre-visit tests. I live in NC, have lived in VA and near DC for the past many, many years and I have never had an endo or internist get my tests run before the visit. How do they know what to order if you have…"
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Jul 19
Nell replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Insulin pump and Medicare'
"Just a minor correction here. It is my understanding that Medicare will replace a pump after 5 years but they have no control over the warranty. I had a pump for 6 years on Medicare and it worked fine in the 5th+ years but it was not under warranty…"
Jul 18
Kent Austin replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I use the Contour next USB. Medtronic sent it to me free because it links to my pump. It turns out that the strips it uses are some of the least expensive on the market. Charging the Contour next USB is simply inserting it into a USB port for a few…"
Jul 17
Sam from Alabam replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I've got three FreeStyle Lites. They are usually within 5% of each other and the lab when I check against that."
Jul 16
M replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"i'm not sure it's the meter so much as the strips. with the onetouch - same meter, same drop of blood, same lot of strips; it will be anywhere from 60 - 240 usually 4 of 10 will be close. i got a sample from Medtronic for the Bayer meter.…"
Jul 16
Nell replied to Matti's discussion 'Going out with Diabetes supplies'
"You might consider carrying only the portions you need for the evening. Wrap 4 strips securely in a small plain white paper? Take only enough glucose tabs for a double dose for a hypo. And so on. You don't need, presumably, the whole amount of…"
Jul 14
Nell and Kathy are now friends
Jul 14

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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" 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're a FEATURED MEMBER Nell!

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, 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 were ahead of me, I think !
For me ...Jan 1983 and misdiagnosed ...we fixed this quickly March 1983 I started insulin shot daily



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