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BMJ Article on Fat vs Carbs and Heart Disease Risk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Super_sally on Wednesday. 2 Replies summary, the original data recommending low fat diet was flawed. They reported…Continue

May need to change insulins

Started this discussion. Last reply by Super_sally Feb 27. 20 Replies

So, after trying 3 different drugs stores I was told that they don't carry Humalog any more!After MORE calls and running around (and have run out of Humalog already), I am told that this may be a…Continue

Latest Bernstein Telecast Today 29-1-14

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Here's the weblink. I think it will be up for a few days, and available to anyone, even people who are not members of his forum.…Continue

Suddenly Very Sensitive to Fast Acting (Humalog)

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Jan 10. 5 Replies

Hi,Well my personal version of diabetes is currently in flux. I have no idea what is going on (I am not pregnant), but it is posing some big challenges and having to rethink my approach completely.…Continue


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Super_sally replied to Beau's discussion 'Dealing with your Endocrinologist'
"Unfortunately yes. I have now been diabetic for nearly 6 years. He saw me through 2 pregnancies where I basically self managed. All he did was set the blood sugar targets. I changed my insulin regime from 70/30 to MDI myself (can do that here where…"
13 hours ago
Super_sally replied to Debbie Anderson's discussion 'Struggling with losing weight and my type 2.'
"Hi, I didn't read all the posts, so I don't know if this has been mentioned, but please make sure you get your thyroid checked. Hypo (low) Thyroid is a very common co-morbidity with diabetes. they should check TSH, FT3 and FT4. Even if TSH…"
Super_sally replied to Super_sally's discussion 'BMJ Article on Fat vs Carbs and Heart Disease Risk'
"Recommendation for protein is about 1g of quality protein / kg of body weight. So it's actually pretty low. has got a lot of discussion about low carb and protein, and high fat diets. Also addresses intermittent fasting extensively,…"
acidrock23 replied to Super_sally's discussion 'BMJ Article on Fat vs Carbs and Heart Disease Risk'
"Interesting! What about dialing up the protein!? I'm trying to hit 50/30/20 pro/cho/fat to try to get in better shape. It seems to work. Sometimes it's awkward but most of the time I can hit the mid-40s and have some eggs or tuna or…"
Super_sally posted a discussion

BMJ Article on Fat vs Carbs and Heart Disease Risk summary, the original data recommending low fat diet was flawed. They reported on study comparing 12% carb vs low fat diet and also discussed the type of fats.Low carb and high saturated fats was the best outcome and lowest risk.See More
Super_sally replied to bjm2363's discussion 'Over-reacting?'
"If things are getting worse, it could definitely be time to take action. As early action and normalizing of blood sugars can slow progression. 5.6 is already at the 'prediabetes' level. but prediabetes is like being a little bit…"
Apr 8
Super_sally replied to GailD's discussion 'Insulin and blood sugars increasing?'
"Have you tested your blood sugar at midnight and 3 am. Another possibility is that you are going low at night and having a rebound high in the morning."
Apr 8
Zoe replied to Super_sally's discussion 'Normal blood sugar in a child'
"Good work, Sally; sounds like you have a good doctor and are finding a good balance together between under and over reacting!"
Apr 7
Super_sally replied to Brian (bsc)'s discussion 'Pass the Butter - Turns out Saturated Fat is Fine!'
"I've been eating real butter (usually from New Zealand pasture-fed cows) and real saturated fats for a good while already. But I like to see this sort of thing so I can show real data to people who are fearful of eating fat."
Apr 7
"Hello, if your blood sugars are going as high as 220, then you have some concerns with your management. If you are on lantus only, this is a long acting insulin (such as Humalog, aphidra or novolog). You may need to be taking a fast acting insulin…"
Apr 7
Super_sally replied to Super_sally's discussion 'Normal blood sugar in a child'
"Ok, updates. We saw the pediatric endocrinologist last Thursday. She's an older lady. She did very thorough family history and detailed medical questions for me / my history. Based on what she's seen so far, she said either it is early…"
Apr 7
Super_sally replied to Super_sally's discussion 'Normal blood sugar in a child'
"Hi Gail. I didn't ask her Dr about that specific number. But last weekend I spoke with her pedia about the numbers and the A1c we got. She referred us to a pediatric endocrinologist who we will be seeing on Thursday. On a positive note, though,…"
Mar 31
GailD replied to Super_sally's discussion 'Normal blood sugar in a child'
"Oh my... I'm sorry. I hope she is ok. I know how awful I feel when I see that number for myself. It must be terrible to see that for your daughter. Let us know how she is doing. Did you ask her doctor about this?"
Mar 31
Super_sally replied to Super_sally's discussion 'Normal blood sugar in a child'
"She has been on asthma inhaler in the past. But none for the past 2 months. She has never taken oral steroids."
Mar 31
Brunetta replied to Super_sally's discussion 'Normal blood sugar in a child'
"Super_Sally,I know you are a good mommy and KNOW your children. That is a rather high post-prandial in a NON_d person. I know you will keep good records of her Post-prandials.. This may be the "telling" data when you take her to the endo;…"
Mar 31
Super_sally replied to Super_sally's discussion 'Normal blood sugar in a child'
"I tested her 90 minutes after lunch today. She was 182! I felt sick when I saw that number! That is the first time I've tested her 90 minutes after a meal. She didn't each much carbs according to my helper. She is currently hungry all the…"
Mar 31

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
learn about managing diabetes
Date diagnosed
June 24, 2010
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.5 (25Jan14), 5.2 (23 April 13), 5.7 (March 13), 5.5 (nov 12), 4.9 (Aug 12) 5.6 (My 12), 4.9 (jan 2012), 5.5 (16 July '10), 5.3 (5 Sept 2010), 5.1 (Jan 2011, May 2011), 5.3 (July 11)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise
Tell us more about you (optional)
I'm an Aussie living in Manila working in an environmental company. I assume I am LADA, but don't know for sure. Use Humalin and Humalog. I am also hypothyroid, probably celiac. I am Mum to two wonderful children aged 4 and 11 months.

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Today's experience

Posted on July 21, 2013 at 7:36am 8 Comments

I am a member of a triathlete diabetic group. today they made me a competing member, which means I get a free abbott glucometer and 100 strips a month, a free gym membership, and some great people to train and compete with. very exciting. the glucometer they gave me can also test blood keytones, so i plan to buy some strips (they will not be free) and check out if and how I can maintain a ketogenic diet.

today our team had a public education event. A coach and 3 doctors speaking in…


something else.... Hope it's all in my head....

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 5:11pm 5 Comments

since having baby Lauren I have been having sore stiff hands and wrists... all day... other miscellaneous aches and pains, knees, balls of feet, and others.... which I am doing my best to ignore.... mostly successfully.

Have started swimming again already nearly 2 weeks and have built up to 800 m/day and will continue. That is good.

My obe recommended to test Uric Acid and CBC. Uric acid high. Was hoping that would explain it all.

Saw Rheumatologist yesterday. Very nice…


Waiting for Baby Lauren - Birth Plan - I am ready

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 8:00pm 16 Comments

I am now 38 weeks and 4 days pregnant and baby Lauren is expected to arrive any day. Placenta is 'mature' and baby is well grown - very active and making sucking and breathing movements. I am asked to walk as much as possible now to encourage labor to start.

This is my second diabetic pregnancy and was much harder to manage than my first. However, I know so much more now than I did then. I was able to manage it with mostly low carb eating and increasingly huge amounts of…


Another Baby Attempt

Posted on July 5, 2011 at 5:37pm 3 Comments

Here I go again.

IUI attempt No. 6 to get pregnant (3rd attempt since the last miscarriage) tomorrow.

There's one really nice follicle on the right. Am going to talk to it a lot in the next days to encourage that little egg on it's way. Am really really really hoping this will be the one.

It's also about 1 year since my diabetes diagnosis!

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At 12:41pm on November 11, 2013, Marie B said…

hi sally, just wondering if you're ok.

At 6:05pm on October 25, 2013, Linda G said…

♥ Congrats on being featured once more Sally ♥

At 5:13pm on October 23, 2013, rick phillips said…

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

At 4:29am on September 19, 2013, Linda G said…


At 6:49pm on September 18, 2013, rick phillips said…

Super_sally congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 4:29pm on March 25, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Hi ,

You may have noticed TuD hanging around the site. It's his 6th birthday this month, and his big international family of people with diabetes is growing. Our 6th birthday fundraising campaign is on! Every dollar you donate allows TuDiabetes to reach 6 people touched by diabetes, giving them the opportunity to not be alone!

Please consider making a donation, as well as asking your friends and family to give what they can. TuD's birthday party will keep getting more guests as we raise more donations (see top of the home page). Let's help keep our family thriving and growing! Please share this message. Thanks!

At 3:12pm on July 29, 2012, Lila said…

Loving the pix of your gorgeous girls! I have a question re the pic of you BF-ing Lauren in hospital. It looks so cozy and comfortable. After 7 months of 8-times-a-day pumping hell, I finally got my daughter to latch on successfully. But so far I can only get her latched on in this rather awkward hunched-over posture. I would love to be able to figure out a way to do it comfortably, and lying down would definitely be a bonus.

At 7:10pm on July 15, 2012, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Hi Sally I just noticed the new picture with you latest child included. Great looking children.

At 6:48pm on June 6, 2012, Linda G said…

Bravo on being a featured member Sally....

At 8:59am on June 4, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Heartiest Congrats on being a Featured Member Best of luck. Reed




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