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Afraid right now

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock Oct 2. 18 Replies

Am I suffering from Gastroparesis?Last night we celebrated Rosh Hashanah with the family. Good numbers predinner. Not a horribly obnoxious meal. Planned to eat some dessert so I pumped for 70 carbs…Continue

Accu-Chek Aviva Test Strips LOT 493755

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock Sep 11. 4 Replies

Any one experience this Accu-Chek problem? I checked carefully to ensure I was given the correct strips for my meter.Some of my supply from a recent refill is missing the code key. The first had a…Continue

Tags: key, black, code, strips, aviva

What happened?

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Aug 20. 3 Replies

Had a light dinner last night--some broiled pork tenderloin and eggplant with 15 carbs of bread crumbs on top. Was 83 and bloused .8, based on BG and I:C ratio, at 6 pm. I ate--even added some sweet…Continue

Help TuFriends. Need some ideas, please. Sorry it's long

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock Aug 3. 15 Replies

Took a two day road trip: Thursday was a concert in one city and Friday a rodeo in another, all near enough to home, but we made it an early weekend.Doing great all week prior, readings even a little…Continue


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Spock replied to Alisha's discussion 'Lows and how to treat them'
"I drink juice. Have been at this D thing awhile, so I just glug some. My CGM is set to re-alert me after 20 minutes, but it always takes 30 to come up to 70. I kept it at 20 minutes, as I often get low at night--when I am alone I set it for 10--want…"
Spock replied to Jennifer's discussion 'High Blood Sugar After Flu Shot'
"For me, yes. I had the flu shot last Friday and am still having wild swings--very high for me at times. It doesn't always happen, but something in this years vaccine has made it loopy for me. My niece--nonD--was pretty sick for 5 days after…"
Spock replied to mohe0001's discussion 'Am I being paranoid? I'm going to stock pile insulin....'
"Yeah. Paranoid. FOX?"
Spock replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Study Opportunity: T1 REDEEM (Reducing Distress and Enhancing Effective Management)'
"With online resources such as Skype, location should not matter. And "not eligible to participate since my A1c is less than 7.5" Are you kidding me? Keeping an A1C below that it stressful as H E double hockey sticks!! Keeping it at 7.5…"
Spock replied to mohe0001's discussion 'Any T1s ever been pregnant?'
"I am the only T1 in my family--except I have had it 52 years, so previous folks may not have been diagnosed. Joslin is running a study on this and my son--37--tested and was cleared. As I was pregnant before BG monitors, it was tough. Today a CGM…"
Spock replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Study Opportunity: T1 REDEEM (Reducing Distress and Enhancing Effective Management)'
"Where are the one day workshops held?"
Oct 15
Spock replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"Hey, Brian. I have had a couple of procedures in FFX. I created a quick reference card--very simple--about handling the pump. This one was for my MiniMed. I was an adult educator for a long time and the format works. IF the doctor is willing to use…"
Oct 12
Spock replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Humana project: second question!'
"1. Deciding I needed to take care of D myself, and honestly, mistrust doctors. 2. The ability to monitor BG readings and how important that is. 3. Carb counting--let's see...someone introduced me to this 10 years ago? Refer to #1--mistrust…"
Oct 7
Spock replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Humana project: first question!'
"Wow! I was ten and the world of D was very different in 1962. I really can't answer that, but things I wish I had known include: How to effectively treat a high BG reading--orange juice with sugar added was always the answer. Complications were…"
Oct 7
Spock replied to Spock's discussion 'Afraid right now'
"I appreciate all the help. but I am not getting anything checked out or tested. I am 62 and have been T1 for 52 years. I could spend my whole life being checked out. I still maintain an A1C of about 5.5 and have an unbelievably fantastic support…"
Oct 2
Spock replied to Jan's discussion 'Red Alert: Medtronics Abruptly Quits Shipping Supplies to Florida!'
"I have had a pump--am on my third one--so 12+ years. Never have ordered supplies from the maker and have always used CCS. They have always been proactive."
Oct 2
ConnieW replied to Spock's discussion 'Afraid right now'
"You will have to get your doctor to order a gastric emptying study. I just went through it because of issues with Victoza. But I was always running numbers in the 200s and I have read that the Gastroparesis is a big part of it. The only time I had…"
Oct 2
Alyssa replied to Spock's discussion 'Pump and Airport Security'
"I just went on my first flight since going on a pump. I had every intention of requesting the pat down and refusing to go through the body scanner thingy (not xray and not a metal detector) but when I got there the line was so long and I already had…"
Oct 2
Spock replied to Richard157's discussion 'Do You Hide Your Diabetes?'
"Hard line. I never stand on tables in the cafeteria with a bullhorn. What is the difference between "being private and hiding it"? Linguistically, you know..keeping it private and hiding it? Seems the same I get the difference of friends..…"
Sep 30
Spock replied to Richard157's discussion 'Do You Hide Your Diabetes?'
"OH. I love the tat."
Sep 30
Maddie replied to Spock's discussion 'Pump and Airport Security'
"I have an Omnipod, and have flow a lottt with it an alwaysgone through the x-ray. I've had no problems! The people are usually really nice about it too, and the censor never goes off."
Sep 29

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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?
Date diagnosed
December 25, 1963
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed revel

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At 5:55pm on May 1, 2014, shoshana27 said…

Welcome Spock, glad you're a member of Tudiabetes.
This place is awsome.

At 2:30pm on November 3, 2013, Kathy said…

Hi - I just read your comment re restless leg syndrome. I have had it since my early teens and it keeps getting worse and worse (I'm now 60). I cannot go on a long car trip, or even to a concert or lecture or movie without taking a load of requip, which then in 2 hours gives me the side effect of a major frontal headache.
I think most of my doctors think I'm exaggerating how bad it is. One doc put me on iron supplements, which upset my stomach. I even ordered an expensive TENS machine off the web, which, essentially did nothing.
I used to get immediate relief from a hot bath, but, that no longer works. Sometimes I have to just stand and read for a couple of hours until the flare passes. At this point, it is far more challenging to live with than the db. Please let me know if you have fouind anything that helps.

At 6:13pm on October 29, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Spock, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:01pm on October 25, 2013, Manny Hernandez said…

Where are you based out of, Spock?

At 6:11pm on October 25, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVO on being a FEATURE MEMBER again Spock!

At 1:56pm on March 26, 2013, Linda G said…

You're OWNING AN awesome a1c, and you're a FEATURED MEMBER!!! What else could you ask for ;)

At 11:40pm on February 21, 2013, Holger Schmeken said…

Thanks for the friend add, Spock. My congrats to your excellent A1c.

At 4:40pm on October 30, 2012, acidrock23 said…

Thx for the friend add!

At 9:33am on August 31, 2012, Linda G said…

WOW!!!You're a featured member again!!! BRAVO!!

At 2:50pm on July 4, 2012, jrtpup said…

A bit belated, but congrats on being featured, and thank for all you contibute!




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