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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 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
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
PedsRN replied to 明けてく空'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
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
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
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
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
PedsRN replied to ran.peace's discussion 'Infection capability tests'
"No specific tests that I know of. But there are lab tests that show you how your body is responding to the infection/wound and can be done routinely to trend which way the results are going. But I think I also have to say that good control is…"
Feb 27
PedsRN replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Bret Michaels on Revolution'
"Maybe the nano's cured his diabetes :)"
Feb 1
PedsRN replied to artwoman's discussion 'new hosp policy: no pump while admitted!'
"They just don't leave you anesthetized and don't test you or treat you. I might be not be able to verbalize a low or take something by mouth but certainly it is the job of the anesthesiologist to be testing for you while you are asleep and…"
Dec 22, 2013
PedsRN replied to artwoman's discussion 'new hosp policy: no pump while admitted!'
"The glucose/dextrose drip is usually an electrolyte mixture which has potassium and maybe other assorted electrolytes in it, in tandem with an insulin drip for a patient that is in DKA. It is usually started after the initial rehydration has been…"
Dec 22, 2013
PedsRN replied to artwoman's discussion 'new hosp policy: no pump while admitted!'
"Seriously? This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. I have two responses to this from two different perspectives. Firstly, as a patient, if I had a choice I would go somewhere else I would or heads at the top would roll. I would never…"
Dec 22, 2013
PedsRN replied to Spock's discussion 'THANKS TU FOR YOUR ADVICE----Joslin DO IT'
"I went to the DO IT program about 6 years ago, for a tune up. It really helped me get that fine tune I was looking for. After that, I dropped 30 pounds and lowered my A1c to an all time low at that point. It was great to be around medical…"
Oct 1, 2013
PedsRN replied to Dee's discussion 'Adult type 1 question'
"Interesting that you commented about the hyperactive immune system. I too, have had a very strong immune system over the years. I am a pediatric nurse and exposed to all kinds of yucky stuff, but never get sick, like all my co workers. But, until…"
Sep 16, 2013
PedsRN replied to Kristi's discussion 'Stiff shoulders, arm and wrist soreness, knee and ankles too. Any Type 1 diabetics have this problem?'
"Could it be the glycosylation of the tendons in those areas? My basic understanding of this is that after many years of glucose being exposed to the tendons it makes them "sticky" and stiff. I have had multiple tendon issues in both of my…"
Sep 13, 2013
PedsRN replied to Scott A's discussion 'I can deal with the diabetes, but the insurance industry is driving me nuts....'
"I know how you feel! It's so ridiculous that it has to be so difficult and require so much effort to have the tools we need to take care of ourselves. I will give you a word of advice regarding Care Centrix. Watch your billing statements and…"
Sep 12, 2013

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?
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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