Each week I try to pick one thing to work on with my diabetes. It may be as simple as learning to use my small purse size scale for restaurants or as big as conquering the super bolus regime to knock…Continue
Not sure if this is the right place but since I'm a LADA on a pump I'll start here.I take alot of insulin. My basals rage between 1.8 and 2.0 units a day. My carb ratio 1:6 and my correction is 35. I…Continue
I was wondering if anyone had any experience for pump settings while traveling in a car. I'll be in a car for 2 days straight, one day 12 hours and the next 8. I'm anticipating that my basals might…Continue
"Maybe I'm lucky, or clueless but it's been 10 years and I feel so much better than I did for the 20 years previous to that! I have such an insight to what is happening when I don't feel good that my life is just so much better.
"I don't freak out if I know the cause of a high number or even if I suspect the cause. It's the ones out of the blue that cause me to spend hours playing detective and working on getting them down that frustrate me. Over the years…"
"If I have plenty of insulin on board to cover the high numbers then I usually don't feel bad, but if my IOB is not adequate to cover the spike and I'm on a rocket ship to Mars with numbers climbing to the stars then it can feel really…"
I've got a long way to go then as it takes quite a bit of insulin to keep my numbers low.
Always an experiment going on in this body....My basals are set pretty good, but it takes alot of insulin to keep those numbers steady...
"I have recognized one thing with me. When my sugars are hovering around 80 I am not hungry and I do have the tell tale ketosis breath. When they are around 140 I am munchie, when around 200 I am starving. BUT, I am neither munchie or starving if I…"
"Thank you, thank you...
See the answer could be one of the many variables in this disease. If it is the actual amount of insulin in the body that causes the fat storage then keeping a number closer to 120 would allow more weight loss and be a good…"
"My question is this. If my food intake is identical but I take enough insulin to bring my numbers to 80 instead of 120 will that cause weight gain? Is it the insulin? Is it the calories? What causes the gain?"
"If the site change did not help I wonder if your insulin is still potent? Or is an infection starting somewhere? Or do you, like me, have a sugar fairy that sprinkles glucose into the carpet and it's absorbed through your feet? Happens to me…"
"Basically you are just pre bolusing for your snack. If the snack fits into your alloted calories for the day I think you should be fine with weight gain issues. I may try a bit of this at some. A CGMS makes this all the easier and safer."
"For me, I had to come to terms with hunger. My skinny husband does not look at hunger as something that is wrong or needs to be treated. Sometimes he is hungry and he does not eat. He is either busy or food is not convenient.
I learned from him…"
Hi Ressy, I've been out of town or would have replied sooner. The story is difficult to keep up with because there is so much to read.. We probably could limit the paragraphs but that probably won't work. The problem is having the time to do the planning. Sometimes you're ready to go and someone comes in just ahead and you need to start all over. Oh well. It's still fun. I'm glad to have you as a friend;
Above is a photo of Diabetes Hands Foundation’s own Manny Hernandez with the stars of the Diabetes Co-Stars Video, “Strength in Numbers.” In case you haven’t heard the news yet, there is a new video making it’s way through the … Continue Reading
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading