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rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Carol
"Old? No way!!! Hey you know there is no one on here that respects the diabetic age more than me. I am in with 39 years working on 40 and I am so fortunate. My aunt lived 3 years with D and passed in 1950, my mom lived 24 years with D and passed in…"
Feb 21
Carol left a comment for rick the "Blogabetic"
"Thanks for the birthday wishes Rick. Getting old for sure now, 52 yrs. with diabetes, and just started with my first complication. My thyroid is going the same way as my pancreas. Not unusual they tell me, but another thing to monitor, nuts!"
Feb 21
Linda G left a comment for Carol
"♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
Feb 21
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Carol
"Carol, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Feb 21
Carol updated their profile
Jan 16
Carol left a comment for Fred Goldberg
"Thanks for contacting me re using Patterns, the same as I do, on the MM site. As I talked about in my answer to Don's posting, I was frustrated with my health care people not liking the use of Patterns it seemed, because they could not see them…"
Oct 20, 2013
Carol and Fred Goldberg are now friends
Oct 20, 2013
nel left a comment for Carol
"Hi Carol ...I remembered that you are a PWD with over 50 years of experience : we can learn form you !!!...are you on FB?? and are you aware ?? https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diabetes-Longevity/577765045575057 Maybe you can google , if you are not…"
Sep 2, 2013
Carol replied to Don's discussion 'Sometimes it's the little things (snark alert)...' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"You are using the Pattern Features too, I'm glad I'm not alone! That's what I do, use a different Pattern instead of Temporary Basal. When I need to change my basal rate at 4:00 a.m., it seems easier to just have a set pattern run all…"
Jul 23, 2013
Carol replied to Don's discussion 'Sometimes it's the little things (snark alert)...' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I use the pattern features and one of the reasons was the beep or vibrate waking me or my husband up. I can still remember him shaking me and telling me the pump (554) was making these sounds. Anyway, I have a Standard Pattern and my times, as an…"
Jul 22, 2013
Carol commented on renka's blog post 'One glass of wine = how much insulin?'
"I agree with Betty, alcohol drives down the BG, and it is recommended to be eating if you are drinking. The liver is working on getting rid of the "toxic" wine, so can't produce glucose, ha, ha. Seriously, testing a lot with even a…"
Mar 31, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Carol
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey, why don't you come join us in the…"
Feb 21, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for Carol
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Feb 21, 2013
Tobiwan replied to Carol's discussion 'Pump Return' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"+1 on the CS. called late evening with a problem on my wife's pump and 09:00 next morning FedX truck delivered replacement pump."
Jan 25, 2013
uMGM replied to Carol's discussion 'Pump Return' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I recently had an over-the-phone diagnosis with Medtronic rep on a Sunday night. The rep was really helpful and diagnosed that my pump was not working properly. I received a replacement pump within two days. It came with a pre-paid return UPS…"
Jan 9, 2013
Unicornzzz replied to Carol's discussion 'Pump Return' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Call them they are great! I love the customer service at Medtronics. If your pump is still under warranty and they can not fix the issue over the phone they will overnight a pump to you. They is no cost to you. They pay for all shipping cost also."
Jan 1, 2013

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?
Gain and share knowledge
Date diagnosed
May 5, 1962
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.7
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Paradigm 554
Tell us more about you (optional)
Type 1 for 51 yrs. On an insulin pump for 14 yrs. Live in the city where Banting first came up with the idea of insulin. The flame that the Queen Mother lit in front of Banting House still burns constantly, and will until diabetes is cured.

Carol's Blog

BG Testing

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 1:54pm 2 Comments

Reminder! Remember to wash those fingers before testing. If you get an unexplainable high, retest before acting. I tested before my supper bolus and it read 18.9 mmol. Panic, panic, then remembered that I didn't wash my hands. I retested at 7.3. Thankfully I realized that I must have had "contaminated" fingers!!!

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At 9:32am on February 21, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Old? No way!!! Hey you know there is no one on here that respects the diabetic age more than me. I am in with 39 years working on 40 and I am so fortunate.

My aunt lived 3 years with D and passed in 1950, my mom lived 24 years with D and passed in 1984. I am on the 40 year track. Gotta love longevity.

Rick

At 3:58am on February 21, 2014, Linda G said…

♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫
Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES CAROL!!
♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

At 3:38am on February 21, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Carol, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 6:09pm on September 2, 2013, nel said…

Hi Carol ...I remembered that you are a PWD with over 50 years of experience : we can learn form you !!!...are you on FB?? and are you aware ?? https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diabetes-Longevity/577765045575057 Maybe you can google , if you are not on FB ?? There are now over 105 people in Canada , who have signed up with them .Please let me know if you need some help locating the Group , OK ?

At 6:18am on February 21, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Carol. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 4:46am on February 21, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 1:32am on February 21, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 1:48pm on September 11, 2012, nel said…

Hello Carol ; finally got to read your profile !! 50 years living with diabetes !!! We were in London 2 weeks ago and TuD.org friend Bikette arranged with Banting House to have a private tour ...how cool was that ( on a hot day , never the less ) ...she has posted on TuD some nice pix, incl. in great detail her experience of Banting House visit and the story of Dr.Fred Banting ...would have been nice to meet you as well:)

At 12:44pm on March 24, 2012, Linda G said…

At 11:34am on March 21, 2012, bikette said…

Well they don't exactly stop us at the door and ask us what type we are - the clinic is for all types of diabetes. You are probably attending the same general support place under a different or older set of offices, staff, etc. The expansion out on Platt's Lane is fairly new having only spawned off the main group at St. Joe's about 5 years ago, I think.

 
 
 

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