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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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lotsofshots left a comment for Nell
Saturday
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…"
Saturday
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…"
Friday
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
Nell left a comment for Kathy
"Kathy, welcome to the Living Alone community. We have quite a few members now and you are so welcomed. I look forward to any of your "living alone" comments. As an aside, it is a bit strange trying to find new members in the group as the…"
Jul 14
Kathy joined Nell's group
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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
Jul 14
Nell left a comment for Zenobia
"Zenobia, I never object to whining. I welcome it as us loners do need it for psychological comfort sometimes. Do explore all of this site and as your questions arise, as they will, fit them in to what seems the appropriate thread to you. Someone…"
Jul 12
Zenobia left a comment for Nell
"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…"
Jul 12
Nell left a comment for Zenobia
"Zenobia, You are just the kind of member I hoped would join the Living Alone group. It was created for people who want to discuss any fears or solutions or problems that are unique to being alone with diabetes, a disease that so many don't…"
Jul 12
Zenobia joined Nell's group
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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
Jul 12
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I combined 2 sets of 25 into one bottle until recently when I started getting 50 in the same size bottle as the previous 25s from Caremark. Helps a lot except it is still bulky! I have considered the mini-Altoid tins but they are not airtight. It…"
Jul 12
Suhen replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I agree with that.! I called Bayer and told them I put a bunch of strips into a mini plastic bag in my meter case and they said it was wrong to do that, may mess up the electronic signal, etc, so I think a flat one that holds at least 50 would be…"
Jul 12
Sam from Alabam replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Top - at 140, I would probably not treat. At 261, I'd be taking four units. Middle - 182 or 287. Would you do the same thing? My nurse said to just pick one meter and stick with it. Bottom - The One Touch was flashing a cute little…"
Jul 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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