the New England Journal of Medicine is reporting great progress with the use of an artificial pancreas. Far better at reducing hypoglycemia that pump and CGM. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW WE COULD GET AN…Continue
"Hi, Marypat, My diagnosis is osteopenia and I'm now on an annual infusion of Reclast. My doctor initially prescribed the oral Fosamax but that requires fasting which is difficult with T1 and there are some bad reports of side effects.
Great to hear from you. 1968 was the year and i have to say I feel terrible when blood sugar is low, fine rest of time. How do you feel about the cure that was promised half a century ago?
"Hey Tom, great post. It's very practical and grounded in reality. I am concerned that these groups are taking the Hippocratic oath too literally. They are doing great on "do no harm" but don't seem to grasp the implications of…"
"It would be nice if patients were allowed to make medical decisions. But given the various levels of patient knowledge and sophistication when it comes to their own medical issues and the complexities attendant to them, it is no wonder whey the FDA,…"
"Thank you both for your thoughtful comments. 45 years since my T1 diagnosis. I was hopeful about CGM but found the Medtronic product useless in preventing lows. As for "unplugging my brain", I have to do that to sleep and find that those…"
"I agree with AR. I think the AP is a neat idea, but not that reasonable with current technology. A CGM that is on a 15 minute lag and insulin that takes 2 hours to peak in activity are too slow to make an AP that effective. This doesn't even…"
"I'm interested in the artificial pancreas but not all that optimistic about it. I think that you can learn or perhaps engage yourself might be a better word, useful things about insulin and your body that one might miss out on, or at least take…"
"I'm also impatient to get the AP. Trying it out for a couple of days is not good enough. In this interview, one researcher reluctantly estimates that it will be available in Europe by 2016 and the US by…"
Do you find it harder because the pressure and expectations for better control is higher? Or because of something else? I'm curious, because seeing diabetes through other folks eyes is always useful to me.
Sue, do you think it's gotten A LOT easier, despite the continuing annoyances of diabetes?
Are you planning to apply for a 50-year medal from Joslin later in the decade? My endo arranged for a large number of her patients to get the 25-year medal. So I got it around my 35th year anniversary. And it was nice to be together with a load of folks who were 25-year vets of this disease.
thank you for the add and UK weather is not just cold its freezing at the moment and it does not seem to be getting any better for us.lol
But I can understand why its one of your fav places its an amazing place when the weather does behave.lol
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