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Changing I:C ratio or insulin sensitivity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oakville27 Jan 7, 2013. 6 Replies

Happy new year everyone!I've got a question regarding my bolus doses. When in was dx'd in April my CDE started me off with an I:C ratio of 1:12 and my goal BG was initially 120. After reading a lot…Continue

Pen Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oakville27 Jul 5, 2012. 9 Replies

Good evening!So I just took my Basal dose with my pen-needle and noticed some blood at the tip of the needle when I removed it - no big deal. However, when I looked closely at the pen needle, I…Continue

Pen Weirdness Tonight

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oakville27 Jun 20, 2012. 15 Replies

HiI just had an experience that was a little perplexing and thought I'd reach out for some advice.I went to take my nightly dose of Levemir (16U via my pen) - I'm good about rotating my injection…Continue

Supplement Question(s)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorrie Nov 16, 2013. 11 Replies

Hi there! I don't really feel that supplements and vitamins are all that alternative (considering they are pretty essential to general well-being), but I figured this would be the most appropriate…Continue


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Lorrie replied to Oakville27's discussion 'Supplement Question(s)'
"Any knowledge re benfotiamine?"
Nov 16, 2013
Oakville27 and julez_79 are now friends
Aug 26, 2013
melindalaw replied to Oakville27's discussion 'Rapid change in BG "behavior"' in the group Type 1 Runners
"All sounds good to me. I always relish hearing about PWD's like us that go out there and just do it. I think if regular people had to think about all the stuff we do, there might be a new appreciation of how far the big D impacts one's…"
Apr 26, 2013
Oakville27 replied to Oakville27's discussion 'Rapid change in BG "behavior"' in the group Type 1 Runners
"Thanks Melinda! I definitely notice my insulin sensitivity is way up now that I'm running - even more sensitive than when i was cycling regularly - that seems to do more with my bolus than my basal. Before I started running, if I was at 95 2…"
Apr 26, 2013
melindalaw replied to Oakville27's discussion 'Rapid change in BG "behavior"' in the group Type 1 Runners
"Hmmmm. I have had the same thing happen. My numbers are now going up 2-4 hours after a run and they never have before. My rule of thumb is to follow my protocol for my number reading right before I go out. If I am 80 to 110 I eat something prior…"
Apr 26, 2013
Oakville27 added a discussion to the group Type 1 Runners

Rapid change in BG "behavior"

Hi there!I just started running again for the first time since my DX just over a year ago.About three weeks ago (maybe a month), I started out going for about an hour long run/jog. Exercise has always lowered my BG - for mountain biking, I would eat a bar before starting, and then usually take a gel packet every 45 minutes - more or less depending on how much climbing I'm doing. For skiing, a couple of Clif Blocks would cover me for an hour and a half of steady skiing. My BG before exercise has…See More
Apr 26, 2013
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Are you a type 1 runner? All type 1 runners are welcom irregardless of ability. Halfers, marathoners, ultramarathoners, etc. Let's connect, share, tips, and maybe meet to do some runs togetherSee More
Apr 3, 2013
Oakville27 replied to JustGettingBy's discussion 'help..'
"Yeah - if everything in my life is going smoothly one day, I can take some funky numbers in stride. If the stuff's hitting the fan at work, etc. and I get a bad number, it's tough to keep things in perspective at times. At the very least…"
Jan 10, 2013
Oakville27 replied to Oakville27's discussion 'Changing I:C ratio or insulin sensitivity?'
"Thanks Clare! I agree on things like ice cream or a bit of chocolate - I tend to bolus a bit extra with my meal and then eat some chocolate about an hour after the main meal so that the spike from the chocolate is more in line with the peak from my…"
Jan 7, 2013
Clare replied to Oakville27's discussion 'Changing I:C ratio or insulin sensitivity?'
"Yes I would definitely second Molly's opinion about the honeymoon maybe coming to an end. I was dx'd in 1975 and don't really remember how long the honeymoon actually lasted but I do know I was on a single dose of lente insulin for…"
Jan 7, 2013
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Jan 7, 2013
Oakville27 replied to Oakville27's discussion 'Changing I:C ratio or insulin sensitivity?'
"Thanks again, Molly. I find myself relying really heavily on protein to feel like I'm having a "real meal" while avoiding carb-heavy foods. The yogurt is a tough one for me, too - even though it has less carbs than a couple pieces of…"
Jan 7, 2013
Molly replied to Oakville27's discussion 'Changing I:C ratio or insulin sensitivity?'
"I am starting to have to be really careful about the protein also. I found that I was going higher than expected after meals and it was because of the protein. I still have trouble at times figuring out the timing on injecting with more protein…"
Jan 7, 2013
Oakville27 replied to Oakville27's discussion 'Changing I:C ratio or insulin sensitivity?'
"Thanks Molly! Yeah, the honeymoon factor was the other that crossed my mind right after I put up the post. I've noticed that even when I go very low-carb (chicken and broccoli, for example) I'm taking more insulin to cover the BG increase…"
Jan 6, 2013
Oakville27 replied to Dianne's discussion 'New Type 1 (LADA)'
"Hi! I was diagnosed about 8 mos. ago and have been figuring out my diet since then. I started out with a very strict low-carb diet (at least by my standards) and was able to get a good A1C on my first follow-up with my diabetic educator. I've…"
Jan 6, 2013

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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?
Support, Hope, and Experience - and then to share mine.
Date diagnosed
April 2, 2012
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5.3%, 7/18/12
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April 7th, 2012 - I am a 30 year old (about to be 31) newly diagnosed Type 1 - I'm learning to manage my disease, coping with the emotions I'm experiencing, and hoping to get my daily life back to normal!

I've signed up for several forums/sites and am so grateful for all the information, hope, and support out there.

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At 10:10pm on June 6, 2012, Sam said…

Sure sounds like you've got a good handle on things and figured out what works for you. I haven't yet found quite as much consistency as it sounds like you have. I have been trying to stick to whole grain breads, and in small amounts. More vegetables than I used to eat-- I have been counting the carbs of veg, but am wondering If I should be, as they don't seem to cause the same type of rise that other carbs do.

I'm not taking any basal dose at all right now, only bolus with meals. Even without basal I tend to run fairly low glucose levels when fasting (60s are not uncommon for me with no basal). I think thats just what has always been normal for me, as now that I understand the symptoms of low glucose, I realize that I have felt them forever when I was hungry.

I take novolog with every meal. I generally also keep the carbs to 100-120 or so a day, although I'm not ultra obsessive about keeping them low. I feel like I've done it right if I keep my post meal numbers under 140, which I manage most of the time.

Had an A1C of 6.8 today, so it's definitely going the right direction... was essentially twice that 9 weeks ago. I also found that walmart sells home A1C test kits that you mail in to get results for only like $9 (they are a little hard to use though)... I snatched up a few of those, the result it gave me was right in line with what my doctor's test said.

Talk to you later,

At 12:25pm on June 5, 2012, Sam said…

Glad to meet ya. Have you gotten back a follow up A1C since the time of your initial diagnosis? I was 11.1 on April 2. 8 Weeks later on May 29 I was 7.2-- coming down nicely. I'd be interested in comparing notes with you on what type of diet you are finding keeps you best balanced... I'm still learning a lot myself, guess that proccess probably never really ends.

At 10:30am on May 12, 2012, Sam said…

Same age, diagnosed type 1 on same exact day as you. Going through exact same things, probably have a lot to talk about

At 4:50pm on April 8, 2012, catlover said…

HI Oakville- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here. As a newbie, you are in the right place to learn all about D. We are here to help and support all of our members. There is a lot to read on the site, it should get you started on your "new life."

At 8:04am on April 8, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 6:37am on April 8, 2012, Marie B said…

hi there and welcome. I'm sure it's pretty overwhelming right now, please explore our site and let me know if you have any questions. we are all helping each other here. I've had it a long time. there are many type1s dx'd as adults here, like our founder manny Hernandez. please join our CO group:

At 6:30pm on April 7, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Oakville...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 6:25pm on April 7, 2012, Jeffrey said…

Oakville27, welcome to our Happy Diabetic Family. We are here to offer friendships, advice and support through this journey in life. Once again, WELCOME !!

At 5:52pm on April 7, 2012, 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.




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