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Sharon replied to Katrina Schindler's discussion 'Any T-1's on Victoza??' in the group VICTOZA
"Hi David! Any feedback on how Victoza is effecting your BG levels. I have a smiliar situation with taking symlin 3xday and just switched to Victoza .6 day. Im curious to see how yourve titrated your dose and if you have been experiencing any…"
Mar 17, 2012
Sharon joined twiddlemthumbs's group


For people who use Victoza or would like to learn more about it.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life.You can also approach your physician's…See More
Mar 17, 2012
Sharon replied to Tom's discussion 'Any idea why?'
"I used ot have the same problem when I ate processed cereals in the morning. My Endo stated that the spike in BS is due to the high glycemic index and the fact that it is a processed food. She stated that in order to avoid the high BS i should dose…"
Dec 5, 2011
Jonah and Sharon are now friends
Dec 5, 2011
Sharon left a comment for Jonah
"Hi Jonah! I will definitley keep you posted of future events! Its always nice to build a network of Type 1/1.5 in the Chicagoland area. I'm looking forward to meeting you in the future:)"
Dec 5, 2011
Jonah left a comment for Sharon
"I saw the event you posted... I would be interested in diabetes get togethers at some point in the future but can't make it this week."
Dec 5, 2011
Sharon posted an event

Sweeter Togethor: A Chicago Diabetes Social Group at Old Town Social

December 7, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Hello Chicagoland Type 1s!Let's get some fun events going on for adults with diabetes to connect and find a supportive community. The first event will be a happy hour at Old Town Social - come on out for a pre-holiday gathering!Significant others, supportive friends etc are welcome - we know how important they are to our being able to thrive with diabetes! Also, please feel free to invite your friends with diabetes to join us!I'll have some questionnaires at the event to see what kinds of fun…See More
Nov 23, 2011
Sharon replied to Aaron's discussion 'Duration of Symlin Effectiveness' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"Hi Debbie, I have the same problem. I found that injecting symlin first and then my Apidra(mealtime insulin) 60 minutes later seems to cover that post 2hour spike. Since symlin slows digestion it seems to effect the BG levels at a slower rate,…"
May 22, 2011
Sharon replied to Kaayle's discussion 'When to take Symlin... technically speaking...' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"Hi Andrea, I have the same problem too. My numbers start to stabilize after 3-4 hours. It's very frustrating:) Are you cutting back on your bolus when you take your symlin? I've heard that some people have to reduce their dose by 20-50%."
May 22, 2011
Sharon joined Scott Strumello's group

Symlin Users Forum

This group is a forum for Symlin (pramlintide acetate) users or people who would like more information on this new treatment for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Symlin is a synthetic form of the human hormone amylin which is made by the beta cells.See More
May 22, 2011
Sharon and Type 1 Diabetes Lounge are now friends
May 22, 2011
Sharon commented on Jason's blog post 'A Practical Symlin Guide for Type 1 Diabetics - Part 2: Acclimation, Meal Boluses, and Hypoglycemia'
"Jason, Thank you for posting your experience with Symlin!!! I was diagnosed with LADA 2 years ago and I have been experiementing with my Lantus and Apidra for some time. My Endo just added Symlin to the mix and I'm finding that my post meal…"
Apr 9, 2011
Sharon liked Jason's blog post A Practical Symlin Guide for Type 1 Diabetics - Part 3: Advanced Techniques, Train Wrecks & Disasters, and High Protein/Lo-Carb Diets
Apr 9, 2011
Type 1 Diabetes Lounge left a comment for Sharon
"Hello! I would like to invite you to the Type 1 Diabetes Lounge, a local education and support network that serves all of Chicagoland. We've been around since 1989 and are renowned for what we offer. Check out and…"
Mar 17, 2011
Sharon replied to Tom's discussion 'Insulin Before or After Meal'
"I've experienced the same issue occurring if I eat foods with a high glycemic index. I find post meal dosing is better for me becasue I have a better idea of how many carbs I will be consuming. I typically do not do anything in terms of…"
Feb 6, 2011
Sharon is now friends with David and Sindhilicious
Jan 26, 2011

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LADA on Symlin????

Posted on May 31, 2009 at 7:47am 1 Comment

I wanted to see if there is anyone out there who is has LADA and is taking symlin?? My specialist has stated that I am still in my "honeymoon' phase (sorry .....but this isn't exactly how I pictured my honeymoon.....oh well:) My fastings are still under a 100mg/dl but I'm having a bit of a problem with my post-prandials. I'm just curious if anyone has had any success with using symlin(without a mealtime insulin).

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At 6:38pm on December 5, 2011, Jonah said…

I saw the event you posted... I would be interested in diabetes get togethers at some point in the future but can't make it this week.

At 3:02pm on March 17, 2011, Type 1 Diabetes Lounge said…
Hello! I would like to invite you to the Type 1 Diabetes Lounge, a local education and support network that serves all of Chicagoland. We've been around since 1989 and are renowned for what we offer. Check out and join us! Merle
At 6:09pm on June 1, 2009, Khürt Williams said…
Hi Sharon. A1C of 5.7. Wow! Tight control for someone newly diagnosed. Congrats.
At 3:45pm on May 30, 2009, Suzanne said…

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