"I get a flu shot every year. It is free if you get it from the Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics where I live. My husband even got it this year - and he never has. I have never had the flu in my life - mostly just colds. So - hopefully I will never ever…"
"I am down to a total of 15-18 units a day.... and have lost weight. I am happy with Victoza - I am noticing less nausea but, if it food that has a weird consistency or tastes "off", I feel sick to my stomach. I had the same issues with…"
"Thanks so much for your reply. I've been reading about when people take it, but I've also been taking it in the morning. I'll probably give it a full week before I switch up the timing. The difference in insulin consumption is…"
"It does effect people differently. Most of my side effects were gone after 3-4 weeks. I know it sounds like a long time when you are nauseous. If the nausea is real bad, get an anti-nausea drug from your doc. Switching the timing around may help…"
Hello! How's it all going Susan...any questions/suggestions?
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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..
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
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...
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.
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