Nell
  • Female
  • Asheville, NC
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter

Nell's Friends

  • shoshana27
  • fishinglady
  • Janny
  • Jay
  • Tony Song / MysugarTV
  • Brian (bsc)
  • Peggy Hall
  • MinnesotaAnn
  • nel
  • Jake
  • Doris D
  • Kathy

Nell's Discussions

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

Tags: snack, bedtime

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

 

Nell's Page

Latest Activity

Nell replied to LovetoHike's discussion 'Considering a CGM'
"Everyone has slightly different reasons but the main generic reason is safety. If you get busy and your mind is everywhere but your BG, the cgm is there to remind you with a beep if you go low or high. My main reason was safety and security as I…"
23 hours ago
Suhen replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"The discussion below puzzles me as to the"
Jul 11
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Nori, thanks. That is very useful information. Especially about the recharging. If/when I transfer to it, I may use my onetouch case which is utilitarian rather than pretty. I think what we really need is maybe a flattish case for strips as the…"
Jul 10
Nori replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I LOVE the Bayer Contour. I find it very accurate and I have a backup one (backup doesn't transmit to pump) that is just a good. I love the size and weight. I don't like their supply bag or lancets, so I still use my Accucheck multiclix…"
Jul 10
Nell replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion '70 - 90 points drops in 35 min without injecting or high activity'
"I do not have an answer but just wonder about fish meals. For me, a pump user, when I eat a fish entree, I have to remember to use less insulin bolus than with any other entree. I also eat at least 60 or more carbs in some type of bread, plus salad…"
Jul 10
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Elizabeth, see if you can get an extra one from your Endo office, free. I have done that before. For example, they gave me a mini OneTouch some time back to carry around but I still lugged around the bigger ultra link because I would procrastinate…"
Jul 10
Elizabeth replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"You're not the only one. I still use the ones I got when Eric was diagnosed before the Contour became a thing. I refused to switch over because the insurance only covered 1 meter and I legit need 3 — one for home, one for school, one for…"
Jul 10
Sam from Alabam replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Sounds like your endo needs to research accuracy. You can upload it to Carelink and print reports as if it had been done with the Bayer. I just can't see using anything less than the best data available."
Jul 10
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks for the comments and links. I had to google the '14 Forecast article but the meter table I downloaded from there reminded me of why I did not switch to Contour earlier! It requires recharging!! I did not want another gadget to have to…"
Jul 10
Sam from Alabam replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Freestyle wins. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3317395/ Bayer and One touch didn't meet standards for accuracy. I use free style and enter the numbers manually into my Medtronic pump/cgm."
Jul 10
Chris replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I got blue shield to cover contours. 300/mo."
Jul 10
David Wheeler replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Over the years there have been several glucos including the One Touch models for more then 8 years. Then came the Accucheks (insurance plan demand) followed by Freestyles and now the new Bayer Contour Next USB. No matter which one I was using I…"
Jul 10
lisa c replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I also use the one touch ultra at home and travel with the contour and like them both equally."
Jul 10
Brianna replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"You are not the last person using the One Touch. I use it too! My CDE told me that the Contour is more accurate than the One Touch, but I can't switch because my insurance formulary covers OneTouch and not Bayer. So...unless I want to pay full…"
Jul 10
Nell added a discussion to the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
Thumbnail

OneTouch replacement?

I know I may be the last person using the OneTouch (ultra link in my case) but it has served me well since my T1 diagnosis in '82.I finally admit that it and its case are a bit bulky. The meter still works fine and is fairly accurate--never gone wrong basing insulin bolus on it.But now I am thinking about something smaller with a slimmer case, mainly for travel. I think that us MM folks are stuck with Bayer Contour. Correct?If so, how accurate have you found it to be? If you have used OneTouch,…See More
Jul 10
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'Sleep issues' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"Janny, I knew there had to be one or two like me on the sleep thing! Glad you are working. A good friend just lost her job at a comm college. They are moving to a "courses to train for work" rather than a complete education. My friend is…"
Jul 7

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.

Comment Wall (18 comments)

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

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
 
 
 

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Partners with HelpAround in an Effort to Connect People Touched by Diabetes

  Leer en español Technology has the amazing ability to ease the stress associated with diabetes; It simply makes our lives a little more bearable. That’s why we are excited to announce DHFs partnership with HelpAround. This new application will help Read on! →

La Diabetes Hands Foundation y HelpAround uniendo las personas tocadas por la diabetes

  Para nuestra comunidad de diabetes la tecnología ha venido a llenar muchos vacíos y a hacer de nuestras vidas un poco mas llevaderas. Eso mismo nos proporciona una nueva aplicación de geo-localización llamada HelpAround (Ayuda a tu alrededor). HA Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Bradford (has type 1)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service