Skye
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  • Fairbanks, AK
  • United States
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Unusual causes of severely increased insulin needs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skye Nov 10, 2013. 15 Replies

The immediate issue: in the last two months, my BG average has climbed from 160 to 204 (standard dev consistent around 50). Clearly, I need to add more insulin, BUT I ALREADY HAVE! My average total…Continue

 

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Skye replied to Hummingbird's discussion 'Your favorite pump' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Minimed's line is only water-resistant to a point and only for so long.... I used a couple different models of Minimed's Paradigm series over the course of 8 years, and although in the early days I had managed to flip a kayak accidentally,…"
Apr 16
Skye and Joern are now friends
Apr 6
Skye replied to Anthony's discussion 'Different Basal Rates in 1 Day' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I think Dan's answer nailed it!"
Mar 22
Skye updated their profile
Mar 10
Jen left a comment for Skye
"I probably discovered blogs in about 2004, I think, maybe Six Until Me or one of the other early ones. In 2005 I was going through a major diabetes burnout phase and a friend suggested I search for a diabetes forum to talk to others, so I did. It…"
Mar 9
Jen left a comment for Skye
"I've only been pumping for 7 years, so not quite as long as you. I also seriously think my pump allergy issues negatively affect my control. Can't count the number of times I've had high readings and had to remove a site because…"
Mar 9
Skye commented on Jen's blog post 'Detective'
"Not that it helps solve anything... but I recently learned that not all plastic cannulas are made up of the same stuff. I knew they came with different kinds of tape, but the actual cannula itself seems to come in varieties of teflon, plastic and…"
Mar 8
Skye replied to Jen's discussion 'Alarms'
"I've found that with my Dex on vibrate, when its under my pillow directly under my head it vibrates the whole bed and the sound of the vibration is amplified about 100 times. I don't plan to sleep with it immediately under my head, thats…"
Mar 8
Skye replied to Chris's discussion 'Long term prognosis for controlled type 1s?'
"Ha! I have beaten the odds! I was diagnosed in 1991 (age 9, so I've got 23 years of T1 under my belt now), and things were pretty lax back then. I was uninsured for the first 15 or so years, so lab work and education were at a minimum because,…"
Mar 8
Skye replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"Having both diabetes and asthma, I can vouch for the horribleness of having to make a decision to use steroids! Prednisone for me is a BG-disaster, like stuck in the 300-450 range despite low-carbing and double/triple/quadruple the insulin usually…"
Mar 8
Skye replied to Scott's discussion 'T Slim Pump'
"I am! My thoughts on the Dexcom are much more positive than my thoughts about the T-slim (for which I feel mostly just mediocre about at this point), and I think everyone should get not just any CGM, but specifically the Dexcom G4 CGM issued as…"
Mar 6
Skye replied to Rose's discussion 'Pump Tape - Skin Reaction' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"If the lotion helps, great! But if you need more ideas... I have gone through a couple different phases/versions of tape irritation, and here's what I've learned: (All products I mention can be found on Amazon and purchased without a…"
Mar 5
Skye replied to Joern's discussion 'Reactivate a dead transmitter by replacing the batteries' in the group Dexcom Users
"I've got one that is freshly dead, if you send me your address I'll throw it in the mail in the next week or so!"
Feb 4
Skye replied to Sarah's discussion 'Flu Shot'
"I get a flu shot, but not because I have D! I get one because I travel a couple times a year and there's all kind of cooties on airplanes/airports/general-large-groups-of-people, and I work with a couple guys who have babies at home and babysit…"
Jan 29
Skye replied to GrumpyChick's discussion 't:slim... little problems' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"My two cents: Call them ASAP, report issues even if they're tiny because right now the pump is still new enough (both yours specifically and the T-slim line in general) that they only way they know whats going on and what does and doesn't…"
Jan 17
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
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Date diagnosed
February 20, 1991
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.4
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Tandem t-slim
Tell us more about you (optional)
I love nectarines but not peaches, I sleep best in my sleeping bag, I am easily frustrated by things that are inefficient, and I hate lima beans.

I'm happily living in Fairbanks, Alaska, and cringe at the thought of leaving, except that everytime we go "outside" I remember how much better and cheaper the fruit is everywhere else. I work by day as a psuedo-accountant (I do accounting, basic HR, budgeting, reporting, editing... all things administrative) at the local University, and by night I'm learning how to fix/build/repair a house. My favorite chore is splitting wood, my least favorite power tool is the chain saw. Luckily, I live with an Awesome Person who is more than happy to do my share of chain-sawing, and to teach me how to do all of that fix/build/repair stuff.

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At 7:43pm on March 9, 2014, Jen said…

I probably discovered blogs in about 2004, I think, maybe Six Until Me or one of the other early ones. In 2005 I was going through a major diabetes burnout phase and a friend suggested I search for a diabetes forum to talk to others, so I did. It was the first contact I'd had with other Type 1s since I was a kid, and actually I never would have gone on the pump if it hadn't been for interacting with pumpers online.

I've heard that stress can cause rashes and such, so it wouldn't surprise me if they're somehow related. Actually, I'm slaving away on my thesis this weekend and freaking out because I should have had it sent to my supervisor yesterday, and my allergies have been terrible! I've been taking an extra-strength oral antihistamine and antihistamine eye drops and I am still miserable. I assumed it was spring just beginning to start, but maybe it's from stress. I think mild food allergies play a part in mine, too. I was recently diagnosed with this allergic-inflammatory throat condition which is apparently linked to food allergies, so I'm off for testing in a month. In a way I actually hope they find something, if it would help with my allergies overall. I already have one severe food allergy so am already used to reading labels, and I'm getting desperate enough (medications don't really help much anymore) that I'm willing to try almost anything.

At 8:37am on March 9, 2014, Jen said…

I've only been pumping for 7 years, so not quite as long as you. I also seriously think my pump allergy issues negatively affect my control. Can't count the number of times I've had high readings and had to remove a site because it's so itchy! It's much better now since switching to metal sets, but I still find the metal a bit itchy. Do you have problems with allergies overall? I have a ton of allergy problems (food, seasonal, environmental, asthma, eosinophilic esophagitis) and I think they are all related. I use mmol/L for my readings since I'm in Canada, but I've hung around on online forums enough that I can pretty much convert to mg/dl (and back) in my head. Here's something - I discovered the DOC in 2005. What was your year? :)

At 5:56pm on February 11, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Skye!!
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,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 5:38pm on February 11, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Skye, This is a place where we come together to support each other. To share our problems and experiences and to help each other. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions.

This is a place to come for understanding from other people with diabetes.

Please feel at home, you are with friends.

At 4:46pm on February 11, 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!!!

At 2:47pm on February 11, 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 2:06pm on February 11, 2013, Marie B said…

Hello Skye, welcome to the community! here's a page with lots of info about us, let me know if you have any questions.
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/Navigating_TuDiabetes

 
 
 

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