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Milk to prevent hypo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Mar 21, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi guys, Ever since I started dorming, I have a lot of middle-of-the-night-lows anxiety. I sometimes don't go to bed for an hour of when I am ready to sleep just b/c of my blood sugars. I have just…Continue

What kind of foods do you all eat?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kilij Mar 27, 2013. 15 Replies

Hey guys, I was wondering what kind of foods you all eat and if a certain type of diet is beneficial or not for a diabetic? I've had T1 for about 19 years now. Since I was 3, my mom included fruits…Continue

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Bad blood sugars. Really depressed

Started this discussion. Last reply by S Woodward Jan 14, 2013. 2 Replies

After having a rough time with my blood sugars last year (and an A1C of about 8.6), I finally took charge and did something about it-bringing it down to 7.5% and finally 7.2%. My nurse was please and…Continue

Site problems with pump

Started Jan 13, 2013 0 Replies

Hi guys, I wrote a blog about this-I'm wondering if anybody has had continuous site problems when using the pump. Everything was going fine in the summer, then all of a sudden I started having pump…Continue

 

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Kilij replied to Samia's discussion 'What kind of foods do you all eat?'
"Hi Samia. I've had type 1 diabetes for about 32 years. I started eating a low-fat, whole foods, carbohydrate rich, vegan diet approximately 7 months ago. It's helping me to get my A1c back down. I didn't try this way of eating for…"
Mar 27, 2013
David (dns) replied to Samia's discussion 'What kind of foods do you all eat?'
"Here's what I eat: Veggies, all kinds. Though of course I have favorites and things I don't care for much. Protein, all kinds. And I do mean ALL kinds. Red meat, fish, chicken, you name it. Here's what I don't eat: Rice.…"
Mar 26, 2013
Buckley83 replied to Samia's discussion 'What kind of foods do you all eat?'
"Very nicely done... I eat similar stuff at the moment, may I ask how you have found this diet for weightloss, body fat etc?"
Mar 26, 2013
David (dns) replied to Samia's discussion 'What kind of foods do you all eat?'
"Lots of good points, Capin. The repetitive diet idea is very powerful. I do this too -- same amount of protein and carb for a given meal, every day. It helps greatly to keep BG behavior consistent. (Notice I didn't use the word…"
Mar 22, 2013
Capin101 replied to Samia's discussion 'What kind of foods do you all eat?'
"I believe the best advice is to "eat to your meter". If your meter shows that you are spiking out of your target range then you need to re-assess your meal and likely reduce carbs. Many here seem to agree on a few broad statements. Eating…"
Mar 22, 2013
David (dns) replied to Samia's discussion 'What kind of foods do you all eat?'
"I have had diabetes for nearly 20 years now. If I have learned anything at all -- if I can share any advice whatever -- it's this: YDMV (Your Diabetes May Vary). Every case is different, every physiology is different, every body responds in its…"
Mar 21, 2013
Timothy replied to Samia's discussion 'Milk to prevent hypo'
"I agree with pulling back your basal a tiny bit at night. Keep the milk around until you get it down correctly. The fat in the milk is a big factor in how fast the lactose is absorbed. If you are drinking whole milk vs non fat or 1%. They all have…"
Mar 21, 2013
Holger Schmeken replied to Samia's discussion 'Milk to prevent hypo'
"I would talk to your nurse about it. Most people are very sensitive to insulin at night - especially for the time between 2 to 3am. To prevent lows for 2am you adjust the basal for 1am. For 3am you adjust the basal for 2am. Perhaps these two…"
Mar 21, 2013
Samia replied to Samia's discussion 'Milk to prevent hypo'
"The reason is because before my nurse changed my basal right, my night sugars were ridiculously high. Even when I gave proper insulin for everything I ate, so I usually had to correct twice in four hours for my blood sugars to lower to around 160. I…"
Mar 21, 2013
Holger Schmeken replied to Samia's discussion 'Milk to prevent hypo'
"Why drinking milk instead of lowering your basal profile at night? With basal insulin on board you have no other choice but with your pump you can eleminate the cause."
Mar 21, 2013
Capin101 replied to Samia's discussion 'Milk to prevent hypo'
"Milk will likely be digested quickly by your body for two reasons: Lactose is a simple sugar (disaccharide) and it is a liquid that can be digested faster. Higer fat content (whole milk) will digest a little slower than skim milk, but I personally…"
Mar 21, 2013
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Milk to prevent hypo

Hi guys, Ever since I started dorming, I have a lot of middle-of-the-night-lows anxiety. I sometimes don't go to bed for an hour of when I am ready to sleep just b/c of my blood sugars. I have just gotten on the CGM, which is great, but due to a little skin irritation, I don't wear it all the time. I have been drinking about 1/2 to 3/4 cups of milk every night to prevent middle of the night lows and so far it seems like it's going pretty well (bg is around 120-150).I have recently started…See More
Mar 21, 2013
Cosumne Jan replied to Samia's discussion 'What kind of foods do you all eat?'
"I'm T2. I've learned (from my meter) to stay away from carbs. I will eat veggies that have some, but never eat anything with grain, rice, or sugar in it, they just don't work for me and seem to screw up my system for days afterward. I…"
Mar 20, 2013
bigmo1234 replied to Samia's discussion 'What kind of foods do you all eat?'
"Samia: regarding the Endo: I was diagnosed at 19, and referred to the Pediatrician Endo. at Kaiser. I was a little old but he was the best in his Department. I stayed with him for about 15 years before he finally referred me to a good adult Endo.…"
Mar 20, 2013
Ren replied to Samia's discussion 'What kind of foods do you all eat?'
"Yesterday Breakfast Plain chobani yogurt with vanilla and Equal added (7g carb) Lunch homemade Greek salad (tomato, cucumber, onion, Feta, olive oil) 1/2 cup of long grain white rice Snack Peanuts Dinner Pear Chex mix (this isn't normal, but…"
Mar 20, 2013
Mhazelip replied to Samia's discussion 'What kind of foods do you all eat?'
"Here is what I ate yesterday: BreakfastEgg Scramble, 1 whole egg, two egg whites, broccoli, onions, bell peppersSnack½ cup mixed black, blue, and raspberriesLunchShredded chicken, mushroom soup, green beansSnack½ cup nutsDinnerGrilled…"
Mar 20, 2013

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April 1, 1994
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Blood sugar >500 (cue to cry)

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 12:10am 5 Comments

My blood sugars >300 almost always mean my pump is blocked. This is a problem I have continuously been encountering over the last 3 months. Despite a healthy diet and a little more continuous exercise, the blocks create the most frustrating obstacles for keeping my readings in control.

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Over the summer, I maintained an average blood glucose of about 130. The sites were working great. I do have to admit that I used only my stomach, but it was…

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At 9:50am on January 18, 2013, Osob said…

Salaam Samia,
was just looking around and ur beautiful picture got my attention.
I love meeting other hijabi diabetics.
xxxx

At 4:09pm on January 15, 2013, Linda G said…

You're a featured member! Brava Samia!!

At 8:40pm on January 10, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Samia!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
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,
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At 4:30pm on January 10, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Samia to our group. One of the hardest things about diabetes is that we so often feel alone. Here you will fing a group of caring and supportive friends that understand what it is like to have diabetes.

Please feel at home, you are among friends.

At 12:12pm on January 10, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 6:39am on January 10, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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