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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Julie replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Type one and Victoza' in the group VICTOZA
"Hi Susan... Thanks for replying. Since I posted that post we have switched the shot to the morning and she is doing sooooo much better!So much so that I think I need to begin to up the dose... All side effects seem to be gone and her blood sugar and…"
Sep 14
Susan Van Abs replied to Dave's discussion 'Tubed pump users: Why do you prefer over Omnipod?'
"I have worn the Ping in the water, when in the shower - and got it specifically because it is waterproof. WE had a sail boat and the last thing I needed was to go for a swim and my pump would get wet and die on me. I also kayak and canoe - and my…"
Sep 13
Susan Van Abs replied to Tigger's discussion 'TSlim review transition from a Ping'
"I am curious as to why the battery cap and cartridge cap was changed every 30 days on your PING. Usually twice a year is enough...I have Animas pumps for years and this is the first time I have heard they had to be changed every 30 days. Twice a…"
Sep 13
Susan Van Abs replied to catendo's discussion 'Seeking Opinions about Using Humalog, Novolog, or Apidra in the Pump'
"I have had no luck with Apidra. I've been pumping Novolog for about 14 years and have never had a problem. Humalog gave me site issues, although I injected it fine for years. Best wishes and let us know how everything goes. Susan"
Sep 13
Susan Van Abs replied to Linnee's discussion 'Victoza to Bydureon' in the group VICTOZA
"I have a friend who had the same thing happen. His Doctor made a case for him to stay on the Victoza and the insurance company is covering it. His control was not as good on the Bydureon and the mixing he called "a bad science experiment."…"
Sep 13
Susan Van Abs replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Type one and Victoza' in the group VICTOZA
"Hi Julie Sorry for the late reply. I take my shot in the morning before breakfast. Have you tried that? I have had some slight cramping in the beginning, but it did subside. It took a few weeks to get rid of the nausea. I also was on Metformin -…"
Sep 13
Julie replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Type one and Victoza' in the group VICTOZA
"HI Susan...I see you posted this a while ago but I have been seeking another type 1 diabetic who is using Victoza... and was hoping for some advice! My daughter is 16 years old and has type 1 diabetes. She has been on an insulin pump for 11 years.…"
Aug 17
Skelly replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Type one and Victoza' in the group VICTOZA
"Hi allNo infections any more - yipee!!! Now wonder if they were anything to do with Victoza at all ...perhaps just unfortunate coincidence! No change in doses and STILL no bloomin weight loss.... no nausea now either tho I have added a Zantac to…"
Jun 4

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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 more about options
Date diagnosed
January 1, 1994
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.4
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas One Touch Ping
Tell us more about you (optional)
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.




http://tudiabetes.com/notes/New_Member_Guide




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

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..
((HUGS))
Debe
At 6:37pm on December 4, 2008, Debe said…
Susan,
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
((HUGS))
Debe
At 3:54am on November 27, 2008, Debe said…
Susan,

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

((HUGS))
Debe
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....
Debe
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...
((HUGS))
Debe
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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