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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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Latest Activity

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
Ruth replied to Aussie's discussion 'Fatty Foods, Insulin and going High'
"Good point, Brian. Although I don't really low-carb (probably around 150 a day), I do find that if I eat an all protein meal and don't bolus for it, my bg goes up significantly. Ruth"
Feb 26
Ruth replied to Aussie's discussion 'Fatty Foods, Insulin and going High'
"What else are you eating along with the steak and hot dogs? Fat delays the absorption of carbohydrates, so if eating a high-fat meal, it's better to split your dose and take some of it right away and the rest of it a bit later. It's easy…"
Feb 25
Ruth replied to rainbowcrane's discussion 'Emotional Stress and Blood Sugar Control'
"I just want to ditto what twinchick said. If you filed with Social Security...file for a review and, if necessary, get a lawyer and file for a reconsideration of your disability claim. Do it asap, as there's a time limit beyond which it'll…"
Feb 15
Ruth replied to dishers's discussion 'Test strips where do you dispose of them?'
"If I'm at home, I just throw the strip and cotton ball in the trash. Away from home? I carry a baggie in my purse, and throw both the strip and cotton ball in the baggie. When it starts to get too full, I just toss it in the trash at home and…"
Feb 15
Ruth replied to JLJ504's discussion 'DOES ACTIVITY/INACTIVITY AFFECTS YOUR BLOOD SUGAR?'
"Yep, activity definitely affects us. Probably both in the ability of our cells to burn glucose and in the ability of the cells to take in insulin (or is that the same thing???) Anyway, any time I do extra activity beyond normal...even just trying on…"
Jan 2
Ruth replied to A. Barney's discussion 'To Tape or not to tape....'
"I use the Tegaderm patches only because I developed an allergy to the adhesive on the back of the quicksets. When I first started pumping, I just inserted the quicksets directly on to my skin and, until allergy started, had no problems doing it that…"
Dec 17, 2013
Ruth replied to Sofie-A.'s discussion 'Diabetes and Tachycardia'
"I've had both tachycardia and a heart attack, and neither were related to diabetes. The heart attack happened at an early age, just a couple of years after I developed D, and early heart attacks ran in my father's side of the family. The…"
Dec 4, 2013
Ruth replied to Cathy's discussion 'Insulin pump question'
"I use a medtronic 523, and there is usually about 10 or so units left when the pump reads zero. So if I'm going to bed and I've only got,say, 6 units left, I leave the change until the morning. Also, if I've only got 30 units left in…"
Dec 2, 2013
Ruth replied to acidrock23's discussion 'Local TV Interview for ***Inaugural*** Naperville Marathon!'
"Great video. You really said it...simple, but profound. Good job!"
Nov 18, 2013
Ruth replied to fabiopupo's discussion 'Contact Dermatitis due to adhesive dressings'
"I tried a bunch of barrier tapes before finally settling on tegaderm patches, which don't cause that reaction for me. I place the tegaderm patch and then insert my site through it, so the adhesive on the back of the site is actually on the…"
Nov 10, 2013

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
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Date diagnosed
July 15, 1984
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Paradigm 522

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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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