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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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Nell replied to cherryred's discussion 'To juice or not to juice'
"I am not one of the "diligent" T1s so I should not respond to this (A1c between 6.8 & 7.2). But, I assume you are an adult and will make up your own mind. I don't drink juice regularly but I keep the 4 packs of 100% grape juice…"
Thursday
Nell commented on Nell's group 'Living Alone with Diabetes'
"Arfiezy, the Dex product info I put in this group was seen as of possible interest to a person living alone. Another way to get our info out to people who can help. If, for example, you could share your glucose readings with a sibling or other…"
Dec 10
Arfiezy commented on Nell's group 'Living Alone with Diabetes'
"What is all the appearance of "Dex" product virtually everywhere at this otherwise cool-looking website? What diff does it make at, say, "Living Alone with Diabetes" group (and a variety of other places here at TUDiabetes? (as…"
Dec 10
Arfiezy 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
Dec 10
Nell commented on Lovin_life's blog post 'Pump set sites.....'
"One problem I had with the thigh is that, being female, there were several occasions per day for pants to rip the site off. OK, bathroom breaks. I tried various types of taping and finally gave up on it. Plus, in summer, working outside, gardening…"
Dec 9
jedi007 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
Dec 6
Sam from Alabam replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Beep! Beep! They're definitely tooting their own horn."
Dec 6
Brad replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"That study was funded and designed b Abbott, the manufacturer of Freestyle. I so wanted to believe that someone had done a real comparison, but no. "With company studies, bias occurs in many ways: (1) in clinical trials, when a hospital is paid…"
Dec 5
Nell replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Do you tape your sensors immediately after insertion?' in the group Dexcom Users
"This is a whole day old now but, I also tape at beginning. Otherwise, the small oval of tape starts to curl within 3 days. My regimen: Prep skin with IV prep After insertion, I put one Opsite flexifix horizontal across lower half of transmitter…"
Dec 1
Nell left a comment for Bruce
"Bruce, welcome to the Living Alone group. Start a thread or comment any time! There are lots of folks on this forum who live alone and we all face different challenges. But together, maybe we can make it through."
Dec 1
Bruce 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
Dec 1
Nell replied to Zoe's discussion 'Silly little thing'
"I don't feel annoyed. It has nothing to do with the content of the ads or announcements. It has to do with user-friendliness of the site. For those who want to go directly to the most recent threads, and who check the site frequently, we…"
Nov 30
Nell replied to Zoe's discussion 'Silly little thing'
"Zoe, I agree with you and I have plenty of other things to focus on besides this also! I greatly hope that the new website next year will use less space up top for box links and other necessary info. I also like to see the new threads right away. MY…"
Nov 30
Nell replied to Hannasaurs rex's discussion 'Dexcom sites'
"I alternate arms every 2 weeks and the cgm result is the same as elsewhere. I wear it vertical (plunger downward when placing it) to avoid sleeping on it. On the front side halfway between front and inside arm. I use abdomen for pump insertions."
Nov 28
Nell replied to Jessica the Type 1 Dietitian's discussion 'Type 1 Diabetes and Metformin'
"I am T1 and used 500 mg/day for several years. It brought my TDD down from about 75u to about 50u/day. Just had to go off it though because if your eGFR (kidney function) test is abnormal (can't recall but maybe 30 or less), then the company…"
Nov 27
Nell replied to pixierun13's discussion 'Dexcom Not Waking Me Up'
"I looked at the Dex pdf, as I have many times before. However, I do not see a way to have different alert profiles for different times a day, as someone earlier said. I have never seen a 'time of day' component. It is normal, or whatever…"
Nov 26

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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