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Recovery BG increases

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nyadach Jul 3, 2013. 3 Replies

Having an odd one at the moment, which I am blaming squarely on my bike ride recently (1000 miler over 10 days with final day being a 158 miler). Anyhow, now back at work and pumps back on its…Continue

Funny hypo stories...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim May 18, 2013. 6 Replies

Ok, hide sight is a wondrous thing, and as those on chat know I've had a few hypos in my time. Anyhow, some of them tended to turn out quiet amusing, and since many on here seem to fear hypos,…Continue


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Nyadach commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post '28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India'
"Really saddens me that in this day and age people are dying of the greed of companies. Insulin isn't hard to manufacture and the problems getting hold of it are those generated to protect the large corporations. There has to be a better way to…"
15 hours ago
Nyadach liked Riva Greenberg's blog post 28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India
Nyadach replied to Jolleygirl's discussion 'Bad experiences with people since getting my omnipod'
"I doubt there is a T1 out there who hasn't had the "you're not fat", "did you eat too much as a child", "but you're skinny as a rake" blah blah comments off folks. Sadly doubt it'll ever end…"
Nyadach replied to Kiwikrystie's discussion 'Thoughts on Dr Berstein's book?'
"I was maybe a tad harsh. I was kind of aiming more at everything being dependent more on what each of us does really and everything has to be open to everyone's lifestyle. Berstein is too lay down the law and do things my way, and find his…"
Nyadach replied to Kiwikrystie's discussion 'Thoughts on Dr Berstein's book?'
"The mental damage is more directly targeted about the running low constantly. For example our cognitive abilities at 80mg/dl is on a par with having two pints (of a normal ale that is not the good stuff) on board, and while like hypo awareness (and…"
Nyadach joined Robert Yancey's group

Type1 for 30 Plus Years

For those who've had Type 1 diabetes for a long time. I don't really care how long. Just long.
Nyadach replied to Kiwikrystie's discussion 'Thoughts on Dr Berstein's book?'
"Ok, going to step on a few toes with this one but heck, it's what I do :P I find the guys a quack doing things from the 19th century. It seem's good for the T2's but his crazy running of people lower and lower utterly ignores the side…"
Nyadach replied to Dani's discussion 'splitting long acting dose'
"Unless it's Lantus that is, while it's main curve is for 24hr period give or take on dose size, it has a longer 48hr small tail at the end of its use period which with exercise can prove a right annoyance. When I used to split my Lantus it…"
Nyadach replied to pancreaswanted's discussion 'better control, but is this ok to do?'
"But back then we were told exactly what to eat and when also...the old two shot a day routine was "fun" for the flexibility it gave you of being none whatsoever hehe. Corrective injections, nope none of that back then. You go low, you eat.…"
Nyadach replied to Cocheze's discussion 'More Active Without A Pump?' in the group Insulin Pen Users
"Simply but no. Having long acting insulins running all day long along with activity is a major problem. Lantus has a very slight two day tail on the end, that meant I would need to stop taking it two days before any major exercise. Otherwise I found…"
Nyadach joined Leslie Dare's group

Insulin Pen Users

This is a place to talk about the use of insulin pens.
Nyadach replied to pancreaswanted's discussion 'better control, but is this ok to do?'
"50-60g carbs a day pfft to that. On a very active day I've had over 1100g on very little insulin but I was also burning over 7k calories in that (point of interest on that day only had 3u of basal, and had my bolus for the time at between…"
Nyadach commented on MyTime56's blog post 'May be allergic to insulin'
"I don't know much of it but back in the 80's when the artificial stuff came in, there was a lot of folks who had issues with it. They kept using pig or cow based insulin instead, on a side note they were always better at giving hypo…"
Apr 16
Nyadach replied to Helmut's discussion 'A1C in the 4s'
"Well, all the paramedics wouldn't ever release me until I was over 80 as they defined a hypo as below 80. We can alter our levels of how we feel when we are low or high by running at those levels. I did a course with one girl who often had DKA…"
Apr 14
Nyadach replied to Helmut's discussion 'A1C in the 4s'
"Had it drummed into me by multiple Endo's over the years (34 years T1 now) and even a quick Google finds pages of long term studies into it. Think the most recent study on there is from Uni of CA from June 2013 where it was more focused on 800…"
Apr 13
Nyadach replied to Helmut's discussion 'A1C in the 4s'
"Lows cause brain related problems, mostly senility related things and memory loss. As for an A1C as low as 4 that's just asking for running in hypo territory all the time. It's just crazy to consider the long term damage. At a BG of 80…"
Apr 13

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Share experiences and learn from others.
Date diagnosed
March 16, 1980
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0 (March '14)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
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Medtronic Paradigm 554

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Late as ever...

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 5:00pm 6 Comments

It's taken forever, but I do finally have some pics from the Monster Miles event last year...so here we go:…


Lakeland Monster

Posted on October 6, 2013 at 10:30am 4 Comments

Just done the Lakeland Monster Miles bike sportive with a difference. The difference being its "only" 68 miles long. Not bad really (or so I told my mind). The issue being 54 miles of those are off road. Thankfully my trusty steed LM is a cyclocross bike, so on went the knobbly tyres and off I went.

The start was nice and dry, down an old railway line and up a few hills then came the first off road bit. A very nasty climb, lots of gravel, wheelspin nastiness really. Riding through…


Journeys End

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

It had to be the last day if I wanted a free ride home. Otherwise it was a very expensive train ride, and another hotel to find. But I had left a lot to do, 158 miles according to the mapping software. A big ask. But my bloods were spot on again, and almost perfect 6.0.

If I was to even get close I needed an early start, but that meant skipping breakfast. By just after 5am I was on the road. And the hills were nasty, like 20 miles of Whinlatter’s repeated. Heavy mist filled the…


Day 10: Highs and Lows

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

The plan was sound, another solid day like yesterday along some A roads. It started well with a fantastic breakfast also and a very nice fruit salad. And the road to Glastonbury was pretty good considering the festival starts in a couple of days. Lots of people going with materials for the festival.

It was also good to start seeing other people doing the End2End again, even if they all were going in the opposite direction. But you could really tell the difference in styles of riders.…


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At 6:44am on October 27, 2013, jrtpup said…

Happy happy birthday my friend!

At 8:37am on July 16, 2013, Manny Hernandez said…

Thanks for the BD wishes!!!

At 4:34pm on July 3, 2013, Kathy said…

Hey there - thanks so much for the birthday wishes!!!

At 5:50pm on June 22, 2013, Marie B said…

more of your fellow countrymen doing a brave journey and raising money for JDRF

thinking of you!

At 4:36pm on June 15, 2013, Linda G said…

Well....look who's up there ;)

At 6:23pm on June 11, 2013, rick phillips said…

Nyadach, Congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 6:50am on June 1, 2013, Marie B said…

hi Nya, suggestion: friend our lead admin Bradford

he's an incredible athlete. we did a live interview with him too, where he gave a bunch of great tips

here's all of his videos

At 3:30am on January 26, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 4:58pm on January 25, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Nyadach, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions..

I was going to recommend you visit the groups but I see you have beaten me to it.

Please feel at home, you are with friends

At 12:48pm on January 25, 2013, Nyadach said…

Thanks for the welcome messages everyone :)




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