Susan Van Abs
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  • Canaan, NH
  • United States
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Dexcom problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Keelan Apr 13, 2009. 2 Replies


Susan Van Abs

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Apr 12
Susan Van Abs replied to A_Jordan's discussion 'Pump/Metformin/Insulin' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"Hi Amelia - I am a type one and was on Metformin and Symlin. I recently changed providers and am on Victoza, off-label and have stopped taking the metformin. Victoza works much better than the Symlin and I have lost 13 pounds while on it because I…"
Apr 12
Jacq replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Type one and Victoza' in the group VICTOZA
"Thank you! :) I am so happy that you mentioned that you have been feeling so tired. Not that I'm happy that Victoza is making you tired, but because I was getting exhausted for seemingly no reason and I didn't know why. Hopefully we will…"
Apr 3
Flem07 replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Type one and Victoza' in the group VICTOZA
"Congratulations on your great numbers! I found it took about 6 weeks before I stopped feeling 'Off". In fact, I stayed on .6 a long time. My endo just upped me to 1.2 so now I'm going through all the side effects again. I feel so…"
Apr 2
Jacq replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Type one and Victoza' in the group VICTOZA
"Hello again. :) I'm in my third week of taking Victoza. At first, I felt totally "off". I still don't feel 100% normal, but I'm feeling a lot better. I still feel a wee bit nauseous, especially at lunch, but not like how…"
Apr 2
Susan Van Abs replied to john owen-jones's discussion 'bydureon week1 day3 (just)'
"Thank you! I just started on Victoza in December off-label as a type one and I love it. I was curious if Bydureon was also being used. Glad to hear you are having success with it."
Mar 19
Jacq replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Type one and Victoza' in the group VICTOZA
"I just started taking Victoza today. I'm really excited about the possibility of decreasing my TDD of insulin. I will check back in a week or two to give a report of how it's going. :)"
Mar 7
Susan Van Abs replied to Andy's discussion 'Google Contact Lens BG Meter'
"I would not want that in my eye...."
Jan 30

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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
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Date diagnosed
January 1, 1994
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Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas One Touch Ping
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Am using Victoza

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At 6:42pm on March 29, 2009, Linda G said…
Hello! How's it all going Susan...any questions/suggestions?

I am part of the Welcome Committee and was just checking in on you to make sure you are aware of all that TuDiabetes has to offer. We would love to hear from you so here is a helpful link where you can read about all the things you can do in the community.

I look forward to hearing from you again soon.
At 10:31am on December 21, 2008, Bernard said…

Did you lose power last week? Are you getting as much snow as we have, maybe a foot so far.
At 3:09pm on December 11, 2008, Debe said…
Susan, I seen the endocrinologist, she had me see the nurse educator on Dec 8th where she wants me to keep a month of BS, since I just got off prednisone a couple months ago and my sugars were wacky. So for this next month I will be montoring my BS x's a day. I seen the dietitian today the 11th and were are going over carb counting. I got the call for the aminous (PING) company any my insurance excepted it. Now it a process of waiting for the BS to get done in the middle of Jan. and learning how to use it. I am looking forward to having one..
At 6:37pm on December 4, 2008, Debe said…
I am getting train for an aminios pump(PING) I see the nurse on instructions Monday the 8th,blood work with cortsol levels. The on the 11th see a dietian on carb counting. I have to keep a record of my BS befor meals and night time.and 2 hrs after meals and for some reason 3 AM . I have done this except the 3 AM if I up. I can't see much and when I fall asleep I can't wake myself to do that. So theres where I'm at so far.....Keep in touch
At 3:54am on November 27, 2008, Debe said…

Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Thansgiving.
Watch all those carbs,(LOL)

At 3:32pm on November 16, 2008, Debe said…
Thank you Susan. This info be be helpful for my when I go to my endo. I'll let you know what up then....
At 2:26pm on November 16, 2008, Debe said…
Susan, I know a few people on the pump. Each one has a different one. They also all like the pumps they have. Any suggestions? I go to the MD's on November 24th , let me know if you can give me some ideas...
At 8:49pm on November 15, 2008, Toni Crebbin said…
I used Symlin for almost a year, but then quit due to not a lot of benefit and some other issues I was having. As a result of going on the Dex, and watching my post-breakfast number patterns spike, my endo put me back on it for breakfast only. I've been really pleased with that change. I do 0/100 over an hour, and it works well for me.
At 7:28pm on November 15, 2008, Toni Crebbin said…
Welcome to tudiabetes Susan! I see you have been finding your way around....we seem to have Animas, Dex, and Symlin in common:)



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