I just upgraded to the Ping after 4 years on the pump and I "love" it (I want to love it but I am resentful of anything D right now) and I've been experiencing some emotional overload from the…Continue
"I have a few q's regarding your usage...are you using it and then getting the spike? what dose are your using and are you using a combo bolus (initial dose and then an extended period dose as well)? I used to get spikes around an hour or two…"
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
"I try to find other things to be burnt out about, work, arguing with a 13 year old all the time, etc. diabetes is a piece of cake by comparison. I'm not sure I understand the appeal of the pump holidays although I've only had mine for 4…"
"I went through a burn-out of sorts back in January of this year. I've been MDI for10 years, and I got my Ping last August. I started a new role at my job in November traveling at least every week. I was getting frustrated with running out of…"
"A very normal response! This helps me: Don't think/worry about doing this forever......just do it for THIS day. Just think about what you can do THIS day to make a tiny bit of improvement. Just for THIS day...."
"Well, there is a reason why I am not in the pumpers club. I just needed one catheter to now that this approach is not psychologically sane for me. Thus I have put much efford into the Glucosurfer project to get more out of MDI. The temporary basal…"
"I was up all night testing my basal rates and I've had fantastic numbers before sleep and after and through the night. My main frustration with the pump is just feeling like I can't escape it, it's attached all the time and yesterday…"
"I can completely relate to what you're going through. Earlier this year, I started on the Omnipod. It was great not having to deal with any tubing! But....I would bleed/bruise a lot with them. Got discouraged - put my Ping back on - hated the…"
"Steff, I wish I had a magic pill to deal with this because it happens, in one form or another, to all of us. I am T2 and my care is a lot earier. One shot of lantus and I am good for the day. I can only imagine what you are going through.
"The rationality behind your steps is a bit strange to me. I can understand that you are overwhelmed and stressed out but the pump or pen is just a tool. You can switch back and forth as you like but you need to make some serious changes to you…"
I just upgraded to the Ping after 4 years on the pump and I "love" it (I want to love it but I am resentful of anything D right now) and I've been experiencing some emotional overload from the feeling of being attached to my "pancreas". I decided today to shift back to syringes and vials (my pens are to be refilled tomorrow) and I'm already discouraged with that option! I forgot how much work it is to draw up a shot every time I eat (I snack all day long.) The last three months I worked super…See More
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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?
hardcore support :)
December 21, 2004
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Dec 2011:6.9/Mar 2012:6.6
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animus! Upgrading to a Ping in a week!
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My body and I are working things out. I've always had some sort of control but recently I've been feeling very overwhelmed by my lack of agency, just a disease that never sleeps! I'm also studying film at UC Berkeley and I love to DANCE.
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Welcome home Steff... This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
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