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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 Eucritta's discussion 'Cortisone Shots While T1D'
"I think that each person responds differently. so, no one can tell you how your BG will react. I think it may depend on how easy your db is to control as well as how tight is your carb intake. for a recent knee injection (not arthritis) of 30 mg…"
yesterday
Nell replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Ready to fire my entire medical team...should it be this difficult?'
"I can't imagine an endo like this. Is there an option for you to change endos?"
yesterday
Nell replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Ready to fire my entire medical team...should it be this difficult?'
"This must be related to your insurance. What kind is it? Did you consider changing a couple months ago, if you knew how bad it was? Plus, sounds like you could use a new and more interested primary care doc. If I had all those problems with…"
yesterday
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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
Wednesday
Nell replied to Terry's discussion 'If you could write your own Rx's, would you visit your doctor?'
"For Medicare, when on a pump, in addition to the q 3 month dr vists, I am asked every time I call for a pump supplies reorder what date did I last see my 'diabetes doctor.' I have to look up the date each time. They do check on the visits…"
Monday
Nell replied to Kary Noguerat's discussion 'Question about cholesterol meds for a type 1???'
"If you don't have the condition, for example, high cholesterol, it is much easier to say "don't take the med." For those who have an abnormal test, it may not be such a simple matter. Diet and exercise works for some but not…"
Feb 18
Nell replied to Dave's discussion 'Insanity'
"Some things I ran across with a quick google search. Some researchers say that, while IM injection can cause a more normal physiological response, the insulin effect may not last as long as subq. Another says that IM injection results vary by amount…"
Feb 17
Nell replied to Oldspook's discussion 'Prescription insulin'
"Is there a consumer group that fights drug costs or drugs plus medical equipment? Seems there is for everything else. Some pay over $200 for one small bottle of insulin. I recall paying just a few dollars in the late 1970s. Also, no rhyme nor reason…"
Feb 14
Nell replied to Oldspook's discussion 'Prescription insulin'
"Oldspook, I think that the only reason that the last 10 years has seen advances towards a cure or near-cure treatment is due to independent companies and independent thinkers outside the mainstream medical and tech systems. Same with pumps and…"
Feb 14
Nell replied to sdkate's discussion 'Sore spot near insulin injection'
"Speaking just to the injection technique: Perhaps you do this but this is a review for you perhaps. I always found that, unless you are very thin and have little subq tissue, clean the site (I never did but..) and hold it still between the non…"
Feb 13
Nell replied to madison's discussion 'My worst hypo yet'
"Back to the night time treatment for a low. I don't like having to chew glucose tablets for minutes when I am really low. I fear going to sleep and choking on it. I keep a small glass bottle of grape juice at bedside (my favorite taste in juice…"
Feb 13
Nell replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"As a Dex user and Medtronic pumper, I am concerned about going to smart phone management. Phones are bigger and clumsier (for my small hand). I like punching the pump and the Dex cgm as they are--small and easy to use. Call me 'out of…"
Feb 12
Nell replied to Jaymie-Leigh's discussion 'Insulin Pump as a Circus Performer??'
"I have never had pain or discomfort from sleeping on the insertion site. So that may vary from person to person. Nor when pressing on it. I am not thin, however. Currently the site is exactly where I put a lot of pressure on it due to all my weight…"
Feb 10
Nell replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Migration Update: rough sketch of our new home page!'
"Question: I like the pulled-out comments from various forums that is currently on the home page. However, the threads disappear fairly quickly and I never can find one that I want to check back on even an hour later. I like the quick view of various…"
Feb 10
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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
Feb 9
Nell commented on Lorraine's blog post '#Nightscout | Harboring Autonomy #WeAreNotWaiting #CGMintheCloud'
"Hugjen, that helps. But I also think Lorraine is correct too. Else they would talk about it. I actually don't have anyone to view it other than myself but thought it would be a way to get around fact that I don't have a pc and don't…"
Feb 8

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 (aka: #blankieboy) 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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