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Rebecca replied to Dave's discussion 'Do you plan to change a pod at work?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I sometimes end up changing pods at work. I prefer not to, but I won't change it until it stops working. (either expired or run out of insulin). I teach so it's often a quick process between classes (frequently as kids transition).…"
Nov 11
Rebecca replied to Hon's discussion 'Dexcom G4 replacement of battery' in the group Dexcom Users
"Also be aware that that few days is very much not guaranteed. I think I got about 2 hours after my low battery warning. (Although mine lasted about 14 months!). Insurance should help you replace it though if your CGM is covered. It's been out…"
Aug 8
Rebecca replied to Dave's discussion 'Another annoyances, improvements for next generation thread' in the group OmniPod Users
"So I may just have fond memories of the old system but the two new things that kill me are 1) The need to confirm that it's mine when it turns on, especially when testing blood sugar and 2) The need to acknowledge it 1.5 hours after pod…"
Jun 11
Rebecca replied to Jamie's discussion 'Newbie with questions' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've worn it swimming. I find if I'm in the water for more than 3-4 hours I have trouble with adhesion. I usually only run into this if I'm at a water park. I also don't usually worry about hiding the pod so sometimes it's…"
Apr 23
Rebecca replied to Jamie's discussion 'Newbie with questions' in the group OmniPod Users
"Glad to have you join us! 1) You can absolutely use any meter. The first thing the bolus menu asks you to do is enter your blood sugar. If you use the built in meter it's there for you, otherwise you just scroll to it. No problems! 2) It is…"
Apr 23
Rebecca replied to dishers's discussion 'Temp Basal issue' in the group OmniPod Users
"My max basal is all the way up at 15. I never go above 3 (my normal highest is something like 1.3) but it gives me the whole spectrum to adjust. I don't want my pump programming dictating what I can and can not set my insulin levels to. I…"
Apr 18
Rebecca replied to dishers's discussion 'Temp Basal issue' in the group OmniPod Users
"There was a previous discussion about this problem here: http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/omnipodusers/forum/topics/temp-basal-outside-of-delivery-range I think we've tried everything they suggested but you might want to scan it in case…"
Apr 17
Rebecca replied to dishers's discussion 'Temp Basal issue' in the group OmniPod Users
"That is weird... just out of curiosity, would it let you change it by 10%? I'm wondering if 5% is just to small an increment for the pod to change by."
Apr 17

Profile Information

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?
A community to share the diabetes experience with
Date diagnosed
September 3, 1997
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

Rebecca's Blog

Victoza - end of week 1

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 1:04pm 0 Comments

Tomorrow will officially be one week on Victoza. I am still at a dosage of 0.6mgs, 10 clicks, and I will be until Monday when I will increase to 0.9mgs., 15 clicks. I have so far found that my high blood sugars are more regulated (not quite as high) and I am eating somewhat less, and I have lost a bit of weight. Not to bad for just one week. The detailed account of the last two days is as follows:



After Karate on Monday my blood sugar continued to rise until it hit about 200 at 9:45.… Continue

Victoza - 1st increase

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 6:55pm 1 Comment

Sorry I missed yesterday's blog! There wasn't much new to report. I continued to not have any reduction in insulin EXCEPT overnight when I could get away with 15% less insulin. I didn't spike quite as high after meals and ended up dropping suddenly about 2 - 3 hours after I ate. That's pretty much it. I did also have like 3 pod issues yesterday so some of the lack of reduced basal may just be because my insulin pods weren't delivering properly. I called Insulet and reported 5 pods that had… Continue

Victoza - 48 hours

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 9:52am 0 Comments

It's been over two days since my first Victoza shot. See my previous blog posts for how it was in the beginning.



After lunch yesterday my blood sugar remained high (about 210) despite corrections. It was not until I started giving myself my normal basal insulin that it finally came down. I was a little more hungry after lunch yesterday. I've got to start storing some healthy snacks in the Teen Center. Without them I ended up with M&Ms to munch on throughout the afternoon. This… Continue

Victoza - 24 hours

Posted on October 21, 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments

I've now been on Victoza for a little over 24 hours. I took my second shot of 0.3mg (5 clicks) at 11:50am today. This is a run down of what I experienced the first 24 hours on the medication.



My first shot of Victoza started working faster than I had expected and by the time I got around to lunch about 20 minutes later I was feeling a bit of nausea, a slight headache, and a bit of disorientation. Everything but the headache went away after I ate my bowl of soup and stick of string… Continue

Victoza Day 1 - First Impressions

Posted on October 20, 2011 at 10:05am 1 Comment

So today, October 20, 2011, I started on the type 2 drug Victoza. Even though I am a type 1 diabetic my doctor feels that this drug will help regulate the spikes and drops in my sugars, reduce my insulin intake, and even help me lose weight. She has the resources to provide me with a two month supply of Victoza and we'll evaluate at the end of those two months to see if it is worth fighting for the insurance to cover it for me.



My Endo takes a longer than normal approach to starting… Continue

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At 10:41am on October 21, 2011, Pamela1977 said…
Hi Rebecca: Victoza has definitely helped me. I only made it up to 0.9 and even there, if I'm exercising (which I do daily), I sometimes get a bit of nausea. I've noticed that Victoza dehydrates me so I just drink more water than usual and that has helped. I did not see a massive decrease in insulin usage but again, I'm not using a high dose and I was relatively insulin sensitive to begin with. I think I was using about 33 units a day before Victoza and now I use 28 or 29 total per day. I will say that if your control is due to hormones, you will still see those monthly differences. For me, I have a good week every month before my period where I just can't get out of the 200s. I can barely eat. And I just sit in the 200s. Well, sad to say that even on Victoza, the same thing happened this month. :-( So, next month I will be trying a 150% basal increase to see if that helps.
At 2:14pm on September 29, 2010, mistressbinky said…
Hey Rebecca,

If you come to the poetry event do you want to read, dance, sing, do a monologue...? Let me know
At 11:53am on April 26, 2010, Marie B said…
Thanks so much for the info, Rebecca. I will pass it on to my sister. Her diagnosis is so new, she has trouble wrapping her head around it.
At 6:03am on February 7, 2010, Amy said…
Hi Rebecca! How you doing with the snow in Paoli? Not sure if I will attempt to venture out today. The back roads are not very good! I hope you are well.
At 8:48am on December 25, 2009, Amy said…
Merry Christmas Rebecca! Let's hope we do not get the ice that they are talking about today. Stay safe!
At 2:19pm on June 17, 2009, Dee said…
Just reading the posts.. I am familiar with where you live. OUr son at one time lived in Wayne and Chesterbrook...Pretty community!! He had a really nice Condo there overlooking Valley Forge Park.
They now live in West Chester.
At 2:15pm on June 17, 2009, Dee said…
Yes Rebecca....I am sending the older model back. They are supposed to send me a label for shipping. I hasn't come yet. The New PDM came today. I didn't get the new model because the place that sent it didn't have the new model when they sent it out.
It took a bit of "mouth work" but I got the new one. :-)
At 7:50pm on April 29, 2009, Amy said…
Hi Rebecca. Glad you like the Omnipod. I would love to hear more about the retreat and conference. That sounds exciting. So true about the traffic in Paoli. I try to avoid it especially at lunch and rush hour. Have a good evening!
At 1:31pm on April 29, 2009, Amy said…
Hi Rebecca! How are things in Paoli? Traffic was really bad in Wayne today. I have no idea what was going on. Have you been on the Omnipod for a while?
At 7:52am on April 24, 2009, Dee Meloche said…
Hi Rebecca! I reduced my basal rate starting at 10pm and got much better results.No lows at 2am.I still needed a correction bolus at 8:45 but I expected it because my meal was high in fat.I will do a bolus of 100% at 7pm of .20 for my apple pie.That number worked well but when I was falling at 2am I thought the bolus was the reason. I think I am getting back on track and it makes me feel so much better to know that I am back in control.
 
 
 

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