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Contour Next Link meter, company

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nell Oct 13. 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. 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. 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. 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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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
Monday
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'New members' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"I have a cylinder of glucose tabs in my purse but they taste chalky so I prefer sugar packets. Easy open, pour in mouth. Good idea to have them on you. I need to get a plastic baggie for my sugar packets for pocket. Just in time idea as I am on my…"
Monday
shoshana27 replied to Nell's discussion 'New members' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"Individually wrapped bd glucose tabs were the best I miss them"
Monday
shoshana27 replied to Nell's discussion 'New members' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"I always have glucose tabs in my pockets or in a pouch on a belt around my waist"
Monday
Nell added a discussion to the group Living Alone with Diabetes
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New members

We have gotten several new members during the past few weeks. The latest being Georgina and Jeff, both on the same day.Welcome to all. I am so pleased to see this group grow in numbers.However, there does not seem to be too much interest in starting topics for discussion on 'living alone' issues.Perhaps someone will have an idea for a topic soonish?! There must be something about living alone with diabetes that led you to this group. The range can be from "works great for me," "management…See More
Monday
Nell replied to Gamin's discussion 'Active woman (tennis, golf, yoga, Pilates, etc.) needs advice on pump choice'
"Gamin, I use the upper arm, halfway between front and inside. I alternate the cgm (Dex) in each arm every 2 weeks. It lasts fine for 2 weeks and can go longer but I prefer to stick with the 2 week program. It's placement means I do not lie on…"
Sunday
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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
Sunday
Nell replied to mohe0001's discussion 'How does one lobby?'
"To be very clear for mohe, I get an annual prescription for a 90 day supply of X bottles of Humalin and with 3 refills. That gets me a years worth. As others have noted, I think, I just go online to reorder my script on file. My online site,…"
Saturday
meee replied to Nell's discussion 'Bedtime Snack Update'
"I think I just added them on for no reason, lol! Well, it is REALLY EASY to do, all I do is boil water, put 1 T flax seed, 1T chia seed into a bowl, add the water, cover it for 2-3 minutes(the chia seeds swell.. I also usually add a little stevia)…"
Oct 13
john replied to Nell's discussion 'Bedtime Snack Update'
"Personally, I like cheese and maybe summer sausage or pepperoni with a couple of crackers. Yes, the crackers add a bit of normal carbs, but I only eat about 4, sometimes 6 crackers with a thin slice of cheese and a thin slice of the meat to go with…"
Oct 13
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'Contour Next Link meter, company'
"PS. One Touch did not require calibration solution. Why do any meters require calibration now? Antiquated!!!"
Oct 13
Nell posted a discussion

Contour Next Link meter, company

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 outside the solution recommendation. 2. Called Bayer: 20 minutes giving personal info; then they have me recheck the solution; then tell me I must send the control solution and my bottle of 50 strips to them to check the solution and strips. (now about 46 strips but,); I wait longer than expected for…See More
Oct 13
artwoman replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"I used the Chicken-egg analogy because it is being investigated that having the risk or propensity for type 2 (aka the DNA) can be the cause of the weight issues - which in turn leads to the insulin resistance that leads to the Dx."
Oct 11
david-1968 replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"I have been Type 1 for 33 years and I am never surprised to hear yet another individual in The Diabetic care field spout out ignorance. David Nathan once said that Type 2 could turn to Type 1... I think he got his Degree at an online College, I…"
Oct 11
Nell left a comment for Tom
"Tom, welcome to the Living Alone group. You are encouraged to post topics or comments about anything related to living alone with diabetes. You will find support and your input is also always welcomed."
Oct 11
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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
Oct 11

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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