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Test Strips and Medicare

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Oct 9, 2013. 4 Replies

How many of you are on medicare and where do you get your test strips now that Medicare has limited the vendors who can participate in selling them?I test about 9 times a day, and I've had no problem…Continue

Test strips and medicare

Started Oct 7, 2013 0 Replies

How many of you are on medicare and where do you get your test strips now that Medicare has limited the vendors who can participate in selling them?I test about 9 times a day, and I've had no problem…Continue

Setting bg goals for bolus wizard

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daisy Mae Oct 6, 2012. 9 Replies

I'm curious to hear what others do regarding setting up the BG target goals for the bolus wizard. I have a very erratic schedule and don't eat any of my meals at the same time every day. When I first…Continue

Does ocular prednisone raise bg?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Betty J Nov 15, 2010. 1 Reply

While I know that both oral and injected steroids raise blood sugars, I've never seen a discussion on whether the steroid  eye drops used after cataract surgery have much effect on blood glucose…Continue


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Ruth replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Tell FDA your thoughts on the proposed Nutrition Fact Label (by Aug. 1)'
"Most of the changes don't bother me, with the exception of the elimination of the "total calories from fat"...I used that information to determine how much/how long to dual wave my meal boluses. And although I can still get that…"
Ruth replied to Strings's discussion 'Statins?'
"I was put on statins when my cholesterol went over 200, but I'd had a heart attack many years ago in addition to being diabetic, so it was probably the right choice for me. I've been on Lipitor for about 10 years and have had no problems…"
Jun 13
Ruth replied to pancreaswanted's discussion 'hot weather and test strips/meters'
"Probably too late for this trip, but I'd get a large enough Frio to put the meter and test strips in. The Frio's work by radiational cooling, so they just need water to activate. They don't freeze anything, but they can keep insulin…"
Jun 13
Ruth replied to Eucritta's discussion 'Cortisone Shots While T1D'
"Are you on a pump? It's easier to manage on a pump, but I guess you could figure it out for shots, too. The way I manage cortisone shots is this (God bless my rheumy who figured this out): In the doctor's office, right before the shot, I…"
Jun 5
Ruth replied to Karen's discussion 'QUICK HELP'
"And heaven help us if we drop a bottle on a tile floor, as I once did. My doctor does what Terry suggests - he just reverses the math. Ruth"
Jun 5
Ruth replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'wheat and high blood sugar'
"Well, I can't say that I've done any scientific experiments, but I do know that when I used to eat shredded wheat for breakfast (which I liked because it had nothing else in other ingredients except the wheat), even though I…"
Jun 4
Ruth replied to Sarah's discussion 'has anyone ever done this...'
"Yep, been there, done that. And it usually happens when I'm with other people and get distracted. Almost never happens when I'm alone. Since I dual-wave EVERY meal bolus, usually if I remember it at all, I can just bolus straight once I…"
May 27
Ruth replied to Robin's discussion 'quick set'
"No problems with bent canulas, but I've had problems with the set not fitting correctly into the injector, so I've ruined several inserts and had to redo them. Ruth"
May 25
Ruth replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Long Car Ride'
"Okay, I was brought up in Reform Judaism, so we didn't keep kosher either, but doesn't Judaism provide for exceptions to things if there are health concerns involved? For example, on certain types of insulin (the older ones), diabetics…"
May 16
Ruth replied to AlexaBug's discussion 'Anyone have success on Weight Watchers?'
"I tried WW several years ago, and left the meeting in tears. There was absolutely no understanding of diabetes, and the point-counting was just too much to add when I'm already counting carbs. I felt like I was going to have to do advanced…"
Apr 28
Ruth replied to Ronda's discussion 'Air Travel and Pumping Insulin'
Mar 30
Ruth replied to artwoman's discussion 'Airports: Ones to use (?) ones to avoid'
"I've had absolutely great experiences flying out of Boston. Very astute and informed people who understood when I asked that my pump be hand-inspected, and didn't put me through any hassles at all. But do beware of the police outside the…"
Mar 30
Ruth replied to Jess's discussion 'Addicted to High Blood Sugar'
"Compulsive overeating, IMHO, has nothing to do with "will-power" and everything to do with addiction. I, too, suffer from the same addiction. I tried everything, for years, and couldn't get it under control. Finally, in sheer…"
Mar 12
Ruth replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'What if you could get insulin without needles?'
"LOL,what a mental picture, AR."
Mar 12
Ruth replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'What if you could get insulin without needles?'
"I was 38 at time of diagnosis...possibly T2 or 1.5. Unfortunately those tests were not done. I started on insulin a few years later. So, on insulin from 1989 to 2002, then got pump. The other issue I think we discussed in the past has to do with the…"
Mar 11
Ruth replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'What if you could get insulin without needles?'
"I would be very reluctant to inhale something several times a day for the rest of my life, as I'd be concerned about long-term damage to my lungs. And although I'm on a pump now, I had absolutely no problem with shots when I was on…"
Mar 11

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At 12:13pm on August 23, 2013, Cora said…

Hi Ruth. Yup, it's me. I actually spend most of my time at Diabetes Daily, but I do keep up here somewhat. DD has become a bit of a "low carb" monster, but there are hundreds of years of experienced insulin users there and a lot of really nice people.

At 10:14am on November 13, 2009, Robyn said…
Hi and Welcome!
At 8:45am on November 13, 2009, Marie B said…
hi, Ruth, welcome to TuDiabetes! Join us tomorrow for The Big Blue Test at 2PM. It was so much fun last time we did it.



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