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Which pump do you perfer?

Started this discussion. Last reply by J A Jones Nov 9, 2009. 31 Replies

 

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Sep 15, 2013
Clare commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Less Insulin = Weight Loss?'
"I didn't start out trying to come up with a number for my TDD. Basically my stupid endo had me on a sliding scale of Humalog for meals with a single dose of 30 units of lantus at night. What happened with that scenario is I was constantly…"
Aug 17, 2013
Piscesyin commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Less Insulin = Weight Loss?'
"You would think after 39 years we might be the expert huh? About 7 years ago or so, I started to gain weight and had no idea why. As an ex-gymnast, I've always been pretty tiny so the weight was a huge issue. Took me 7 YEARS to find the reason…"
Aug 13, 2013
beechbeard commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Less Insulin = Weight Loss?'
"My experience is very similar to Terry's. I cut carbs to Dr. Bernsteins levels and abstain from flour, sugars and high fructose corn syrup in foods. My basal has been stable but my bolus dropped from 75 units/day to 35. during the adjustment I…"
Aug 12, 2013
A blog post by Nicolette was featured

Less Insulin = Weight Loss?

Hi, I'm currently on the omnipod system (pump system) and i've noticed that I've been using a lot more insulin in the past year compared to a few years ago. I've also gained about 10-15 pounds which I know now means I need even more insulin,,,the more insulin I take it seems the more weight I gain. I use around 60-65 units a day total. How many daily do you guys use on average? Is this too much? Also my insulin to carb ratio is around 1:6 sometimes 1:7. I'm thinking if I aim around 30 units a…See More
Aug 12, 2013
swisschocolate commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Less Insulin = Weight Loss?'
"There are anorexic girls who use that method. Plese just make sure your bg is ok, as that is the most important for your health."
Aug 11, 2013
Kathy commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Less Insulin = Weight Loss?'
"Insulin is "lipogenic", meaning it creates fat. I was diagnosed in 1974 and at that time the standard treatment was one shot of NPH in the morning. A few years later they were talking about the dawn phenomenon, where your bg goes up at…"
Aug 11, 2013
Holger Schmeken commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Less Insulin = Weight Loss?'
"The important thing is to reduce the carb intake to need less insulin. So the reduction of the insulin follows your carbs. Do not try to eat the same amount of carbs with just less insulin. This kind of neglecting insulin is just another form of…"
Aug 11, 2013
Terry commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Less Insulin = Weight Loss?'
"If you use less insulin, you should gain less or stop gaining weight. Weight loss is sometimes a complicated thing. A little over a year ago, I decided that I wanted to gain much better control over my blood glucose levels. I wanted to drop my BG…"
Aug 11, 2013
Nicolette is now friends with andrea and bufbuffalo
Aug 11, 2013
Nicolette commented on Brieanna's blog post 'Life changer?'
"Pumps are a life savor for sure! Which one do you have?"
Aug 11, 2013
Nicolette posted a blog post

Less Insulin = Weight Loss?

Hi, I'm currently on the omnipod system (pump system) and i've noticed that I've been using a lot more insulin in the past year compared to a few years ago. I've also gained about 10-15 pounds which I know now means I need even more insulin,,,the more insulin I take it seems the more weight I gain. I use around 60-65 units a day total. How many daily do you guys use on average? Is this too much? Also my insulin to carb ratio is around 1:6 sometimes 1:7. I'm thinking if I aim around 30 units a…See More
Aug 11, 2013
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Jul 23, 2013
profrennie commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Staring Lantus'
"Regarding exercise and Lantus, since altering your dose changes your basal for the whole day, there's little choice but to eat some carbs beforehand. Some sources suggest 30 grams per hour for intense exercise. I got away with about half that,…"
Jul 16, 2013
Marsha Weiss commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Staring Lantus'
"I've been taking Lantus for the last 10 years w/Humalog. I eat whenever I want, and do not follow a specific eating regimen (my day to day life varies a lot). When I was in organized sports with practices/games everyday, I would lower my…"
Jul 16, 2013
Nicolette posted a blog post

Staring Lantus

So I started Lantus last night and I just wanted to know if anyone had any tips while I'm on it... I take Novolog as well. I'm on 22 units a day for my basal rate, but my blood sugars were high today. Does anyone have an eating regimen while taking Lantus and what do I do about exercise? Thanks guys :)See More
Jul 15, 2013
shoshana27 commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Perfect blood sugars'
"you all gave good advice.what works 1 day does not work another day.i use the pump but i also use my brain.good luck. just try your best.there is no such thing as perfection."
May 25, 2013
David (dns) commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Perfect blood sugars'
"Plenty of excellent advice here. I will just reinforce one piece of it: prebolus for meals if you want the flattest possible blood sugar. Find out how long your insulin takes to begin working. You must determine this by testing -- there is no other…"
May 23, 2013
Siri commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Perfect blood sugars'
"Just a quick comment about perfection from the book "Psyching out diabetes": "Don´t try to be perfect. Try for good control, to be sure. But perfection lasts for a moment, and diabetes lasts for a lifetime.""
May 22, 2013
curlysarah commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Perfect blood sugars'
"I agree with all of the above. As diabetics, I believe we all have a bit of OCD in our brains. But, we also need to be realistic with our expectations. Perfection will never be achieved....I'm sorry to burst your bubble. Be patient with…"
May 22, 2013

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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?
Inspiration
Date diagnosed
March 6, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

About Me :)

Hey guys :) I'm Nicolette & I'm now 17. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes March 6, 2009. I'm currently on the omnipod, but I've been on the animas ping for 3 years prior. It really makes my life easier and helps me to control my diabetes...If you have any questions about me or my expeirence with the pump/diabetes please feel free to contact me!! :)

Nicolette's Blog

Less Insulin = Weight Loss?

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 11:00am 7 Comments

Hi, I'm currently on the omnipod system (pump system) and i've noticed that I've been using a lot more insulin in the past year compared to a few years ago. I've also gained about 10-15 pounds which I know now means I need even more insulin,,,the more insulin I take it seems the more weight I gain. I use around 60-65 units a day total. How many daily do you guys use on average? Is this too much? Also my insulin to carb ratio is around 1:6 sometimes 1:7. I'm thinking if I aim around 30 units…

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Staring Lantus

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 8:22pm 3 Comments

So I started Lantus last night and I just wanted to know if anyone had any tips while I'm on it... I take Novolog as well. I'm on 22 units a day for my basal rate, but my blood sugars were high today. Does anyone have an eating regimen while taking Lantus and what do I do about exercise? Thanks guys :)

Perfect blood sugars

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 5:25pm 7 Comments

My aim is just to have really perfect blood sugars after months of high ones and putting my body through torture. I just don't know the right foods and when to eat. This has been such a problem for me lately. Any tips?

Diabulimia?

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 10:28am 3 Comments

Has anyone heard of this/had experience with this?

Is diabetes making me gain weight...?

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 5:08pm 10 Comments

Hey guys it's been a long time since i've been on here, but I came back because I need some help...I don't know what it is, either diabetes or my diet, but I've been gaining weight and it's almost impossible to lose it...i've tried everything and I even exercise and eat a lot better now and still nothing! It's so frustrating and I don't know where else to go for advice. To be honest, I think it has a lot to do with having diabetes.

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At 2:34pm on March 9, 2012, Paige said…

Hello Nicolette!

I'm using Tudiabetes as a way to connect with fellow young adults with diabetes. I'm a University of South Florida student and president of our chapter of "Students with Diabetes." We're hosting a national conference June 1st - 3rd in Tampa and want to bring in as many Type I diabetics (18 - 30yrs) as possible from across the country.

Anyway! The conference costs $55 dollars total, but we can't pay for your plane ticket (housing, food, & activities like Busch Gardens are, however, included in the price). Please let me know if you are interested in any of this and/or visit our website for more information!

www.studentswithdiabetes.com

If you're interested in any of this, please contact me! I'm usually easy to get in touch with. :)

At 6:50pm on December 8, 2009, Robyn said…
Hi Nicolette! First let me say congratulations for getting onto a forum so quickly, I see that your diagnosis is quite recent. It's taken me a bit longer to look for this kind of support. We also have the same pump! How have you been doing with everything?
At 3:03pm on October 15, 2009, Erin Ball said…
i am doing ok i guess u r right betus is stressful but im getting through it slowly
At 9:26pm on October 14, 2009, Kristin said…
So how do you like the pump so far? I have it too
At 3:36am on October 12, 2009, Kristin said…
Hi Nicolette! How is life on the pump?
At 7:48pm on October 10, 2009, Kristin said…
hey nicolette, my name is kristin, just thought i'd say hey :) I don't know why, just got the sudden urge to lol
At 12:24pm on October 10, 2009, Erin Ball said…
hey my name is erin i am about a month diagnosd how r u how old r u?
At 3:20pm on July 3, 2009, Jilz said…
hey nicolette tankz 4 d add and hope that ur doing fine well laterz.....LOL!!!.........
At 6:54am on May 4, 2009, Holly said…
Hey noticed you were on the teenager page, ive been diabetic for 12 years, if yiu need anything or w/e let us know! xxx
At 8:31am on April 10, 2009, Marissa Johnson said…
lol.
yeah. the minimed blue is alright.
i agree. animas is better but i've always been on the animas and i can't see myself with pink. lol
 
 
 

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