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Paul Patten
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Statins and children with type 1 diabetes

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Mar 3
Paul Patten replied to Terry's discussion 'If you could write your own Rx's, would you visit your doctor?'
"In fact when I became medicare eligible I was required to have a simultaneous bg and c-peptide to qualify for continuing pump supplies. There are ranges that the fasting bg and fasting c-peptide must satisfy before medicare will consider insulin…"
Feb 24
Paul Patten replied to Richard157's discussion 'Obtaining Beef and Pork Insulins'
"I have not used animal insulin since the late 1980's although I used animal sourced insulin from 1958 until that time. I still have lipohypertrophy particularly in my abdomen despite using modern RNA bacteria/yeast insulins. I am not sure that…"
Feb 6
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Live interview with Dr. Jody Stanislaw: "The Naturopathic Approach to Diabetes" at TuDiabetes homepage

January 13, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Dr. Jody Stanislaw earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University - the nation’s premier holistic medical school. She treats today’s most common health issues using natural remedies, with a special interest in helping those, like herself, living with Type 1.Dr. Jody's patients report life-changing…See More
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Live interview with Cynthia Rice update on #MedicareCoverCGM at TuDiabetes homepage

December 10, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
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Live interview Laura Andrews, co-founder of Azurite Technologies at TuDiabetes homepage

October 9, 2014 from 1pm to 1:30pm
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Oct 6, 2014
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Live Interview with Jenni Lee, updates on Asante Snap insulin pump at TuDiabetes homepage

September 2, 2014 from 12:30pm to 1pm
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Profile Information

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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