Paul Patten
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Statins and children with type 1 diabetes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Jun 20, 2013. 6 Replies


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NOTE: DATE CHANGE Live interview with Kellie Antinori-Lent: Barriers to Insulin Therapy at TuDiabetes homepage

December 19, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Watch the recording!This presentation will provide an overview of:Patient barriers to insulin therapyClinician barriers to insulin therapySolutions for overcoming the barriersA review of injection therapySee More
Dec 12, 2013
Paul Patten commented on rick phillips's blog post 'Differences'
"Weren't the 2 insulin strengths U-40 and U-80? I was diagnosed in 1958 before the plastic syringe. I wasn't given an orange for injection practice. I learned to give my own injections at camp Sweeney near Gainesville, Texas. My mother…"
Sep 17, 2013
type1moms replied to Paul Patten's discussion 'Statins and children with type 1 diabetes'
"I would ask the physician to produce clinical data on usage in people under the age of 18. It may exist but unlikely. It is even less likely there is data for statins and diabetes. Physicians can prescribe off-label but, if the doc has the clinical…"
Jun 19, 2013
Shawn replied to Paul Patten's discussion 'Statins and children with type 1 diabetes'
"Statins are questionable for adults, as stated above...and now they want to put children on them?? Its all about making money, and big pharma has a lot of pull these days."
Jun 18, 2013
Super_sally replied to Paul Patten's discussion 'Statins and children with type 1 diabetes'
"There are other ways to lower cholesterol which don't involve a drug which is known to have many and serious side effects. Exercise. Low carb diet. Healthy fats. Scarey stuff. I would never let my child take a statin (even if they were type 1)."
Jun 18, 2013
Jen replied to Paul Patten's discussion 'Statins and children with type 1 diabetes'
"My endo cited a study about Type 1 kids taking statins while trying to convince me I should take them (he's still trying). I still refused. I don't understand how kids can show any positive impact when they are ... kids. Maybe in 40 years…"
Jun 17, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Paul Patten's discussion 'Statins and children with type 1 diabetes'
"I have never seen a single study which shows that statin therapy in children leads to any positive outcome. Consider the following statement on this study: The study was supported by Nemours Research Programs, with grant support from Quest…"
Jun 17, 2013

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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
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Date diagnosed
August 28, 1958
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0 May 15, 2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Enlite

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At 12:52pm on May 22, 2010, Marie B said…
hi Paul, I invite you to join our Group "Pumping Seniors"

that's great a1c you have there.
At 4:32pm on March 10, 2009, Linda G said…

I am part of the Welcome Committee and was just checking in on you to make sure you are aware of all that TuDiabetes has to offer. We would love to hear from you so here is a helpful link where you can read about all the things you can do in the community.

I look forward to hearing from you again soon.
At 3:33pm on July 19, 2008, Kristin said…
Thanks for the helpful info! I will get tested again in a few months...
At 2:53pm on July 19, 2008, Kristin said…
Hello Paul! I noticed in an earlier discussion that you have Hashimoto's. Can I ask which medicine you take for it and did you notice any effects on your blood sugar when you started?

I tested positive of antibodies that will lead to Hashimoto's, but my TSH was still normal (3.5) in March. I'm guessing when I get my blood work in September, then I will be officially "diagnosed". Any advice welcome :)
At 5:25am on May 22, 2008, Paul Patten said…
Thanks. I am mostly a lurker and usually do not have much to add to a discussion. Here is a little background. I was diagnosed in 1958 about 6 weeks before my 11th birthday. At the time I took a mixture of 10 units of regular (U-40) and 20 units of NPH (U-80) in a glass syringe with both U-80 and U-40 markings, tested urine sugars using clinitest tablets and used exchange lists to figure a Protein=100g Fat=100g Carbohydrate=200g diet. Things have changed I now use an insulin pump with approximately 40-45 units Insulin Aspart (NovoLog), test blood glucose 8-10 times daily and eat approximately 200g to 250g of carbohydrate.
At 5:05am on May 22, 2008, Scott Strumello said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes, Paul! Nice to have you join us.



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