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Can my puppy be a diabetic alert dog in disguise?

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Aug 29, 2013. 4 Replies

I am a pediatric nurse and so I am around a lot of kids with seizure disorders who have alert dogs. A few months ago I was "alerted" by a patient's seizure dog and I tested in the 70's which is…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by meee May 25, 2013. 4 Replies

Does anyone have real life experience with using this supplement? Specifically in regards to raising blood sugar and does it really even work? I'm seeing mixed results on a google search. I've…Continue

Vitamin D- do you change your doses in the winter?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Suz Feb 21, 2013. 4 Replies

I just had my endo appointment yesterday and he started going on about how much vitamin D I am taking. It has been prescribed by my PCP, 50,000 units weekly, which is working very well for me with…Continue

Windows 8 and Carelink

Started this discussion. Last reply by christy Feb 14, 2013. 3 Replies

I just got a new laptop which has Windows 8. Is anyone able to run carelink with Windows 8?Continue


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PedsRN replied to Lemonz's discussion 'Fast resting heart rate, anyone?'
"Like another post said, thyroid would have been my first guess. But considering it's your endo that is doing the workup I'm sure they wouldn't overlook an obvious cause like autoimmune Graves disease which can occur as a coexisting…"
Jan 27
PedsRN replied to LiL MaMa's discussion 'Monthly hormonal changes wrecking havoc on A1C! Birth control?'
"Same problem. It took me several months of rigorous tracking of numbers to figure out when in my cycle things changed. Then experimenting with increased basal rates as well as lower I:C ratios. It is usually a dramatic change in my numbers somewhere…"
Jan 20
PedsRN replied to A. Barney's discussion 'Medrol 4MG Dosepak 21's'
"Steroids are bad news for blood sugars. I find it incredibly irresponsible that the physician didn't warn you of these side effects. Or the pharmacy for that matter. I agree that everyone reacts differently but that's basic info that…"
Aug 24, 2014
PedsRN replied to Richard157's discussion 'Seizures'
"I had a "seizure" once due to hypoglycemia shortly after I was first diagnosed 30 years ago. I was fifteen years old, hospitalized, started on seizure meds and got my learners permit taken away. I eventually stopped taking the meds because…"
Aug 14, 2014
PedsRN replied to jeffri kay's discussion 'How does having diabetes mix with your career?'
"I can't agree with you more. It is surprising that people in the medical field are so ignorant about diabetes."
Aug 14, 2014
PedsRN replied to jeffri kay's discussion 'How does having diabetes mix with your career?'
"I am back in school after 24 years specifically so I can change the direction of my nursing career. I have always been a bedside nurse and have been open about my diabetes at work but also adamant that it doesn't interfere with my work either.…"
Aug 14, 2014
PedsRN replied to A Thorn in my Flesh's discussion 'Self managed - uninsured type1 - receives pump - hope to start pump therapy.'
"I would definitely utilize the Medtronic resources online to help with your pump education but like the previous poster I would try to get a least one visit with a CDE who is specifically a pump trainer.Is your MD not an Endo? Most Endo's have…"
Aug 10, 2014
PedsRN replied to 1DebY's discussion 'ADHESIVE CAPSULITUS (Frozen Shoulder) & Diabetes'
"Tim, After reading your reply I have to agree with your assessment of frozen shoulder being an autoimmune inflammatory response. Thank you for validating what I had tried to get my endo, pcp and surgeon to understand but no avail. I had surgery on…"
Aug 5, 2014
PedsRN replied to 1DebY's discussion 'ADHESIVE CAPSULITUS (Frozen Shoulder) & Diabetes'
"I also have had frozen shoulder, both sides, one right after the other. So, I can relate to your pain. I did do a lot of reading during my frozen shoulder process and recovery and I can't remember if insulin had been pointed to as a culprit.…"
Aug 5, 2014
PedsRN replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'Insurance Question - PLEASE HELP!'
"Can I ask why it is that your pump supplies are through Edgepark and the pump through a different provider? I have coverage through Edgepark for all of my pump supplies but next month my endo will be ordering me the next pump upgrade on the minimed,…"
Jun 27, 2014
PedsRN replied to Paul's discussion 'Sinus infections'
"I have had the same thought, that my allergies, which have now become "allergy induced" asthma in the last 2 years, are definitely related to an overactive immune system. I have also in the last year developed cold urticaria. The netti…"
Jun 1, 2014
PedsRN replied to Jay's discussion 'To what degree are insulin use and weight gain intertwined?'
"Unfortunately, this is normal when you're taking insulin and sometimes the price that is paid for improved control. Insulin is a fat storing hormone, so the more you take the more chance you have of gaining weight. What works for me is low or…"
May 17, 2014
Karen replied to PedsRN's discussion 'What type of supplements do you take and for what?'
"Anyone turn off their pump for about an hour for lows and does that affect your BG later in the day?"
Mar 27, 2014
PedsRN replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"Have you tried an Albuterol nebulizer or other bronchodilating nebulizer? Of course that would have to be prescribed by your doc. In most of my asthmatic patients they use a combo of steroids, sometimes, but all are on a short acting bronchodilator…"
Mar 9, 2014
PedsRN replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"Like others have said, he may be an undiagnosed asthma that needs daily maintenance, but the pulmonary specialist should be able to tell you that. Also, what about allergies or a chronic sinus infection? All of those things can cause a chronic post…"
Mar 8, 2014
PedsRN replied to ebeauchea's discussion 'Multiwave bolus for coffee?'
"I found that my morning coffee spike is directly related to DP. I have higher basal rates in the morning and still cover my 2 cups of coffee as 20 carbs. It is still not perfect but I cannot live without my morning coffee. I can have coffee any…"
Mar 3, 2014

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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?
give and receive diabetes info from people with personal experience
Date diagnosed
February 1, 1983
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.0 May 2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
MM 528

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At 5:09pm on September 20, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Peds....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?
At 4:18am on September 20, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,PedsRN. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
I was born in Eastport and graduated from Portland High School and U of Maine,Orono. Have a great,great day.
At 6:35pm on September 20, 2010, Linda G said…
Best Wishes on your Special Day PedsRN....and the next 364 days!

At 4:41am on September 20, 2010, Doris D said…
At 8:32pm on August 13, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes RedsRN!
At 8:45am on August 13, 2010, Linda G said…

Welcome home PedsRN......
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 house in the photo is where Dr. Frederick Banting lived and had his medical practice in London, Ontario, Canada...before going to the University of Toronto to work on diabetes research, and ultimately the discovery of Insulin.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here are a few useful links to get you on your way:
and I also wanted to invite you to enter your A1c through the TuAnalyze application:
so we can light up the TuAnalyze map:
If you click on "About Us" on the top banner, you will find the explanation of the founding of TuDiabetes and the name
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 2:52am on August 13, 2010, Osob said…




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