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Baby Tee's Discussions

Bernstein calls Niacin an "insulin sensitizer". What does that mean?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Jul 20, 2013. 2 Replies

I am an engineer, so I could use some help with English.Does "insulin sensitizer" mean that it makes insulin work more efficiently? I have read that Niacin increased bg levels and I have heard it can…Continue

Tags: Bernstein, sensitizer, insulin, niacin

US Abbott Navigator status?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Alice Sep 19, 2012. 4 Replies

Has anyone heard about the status of the Navigator in the US? The Navigator worked so well for me.Last week, after a physically active day, I woke at 4am sweating. My jaw hurt (meaning I obviously…Continue

CA State Employees CSECC donations

Started Sep 23, 2011 0 Replies

In Caltrans, at least, this is the time of year we start filling out our CSECC(California State Employee…Continue

Bernstein's diet with kidney disease???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trisha01 Sep 9, 2011. 32 Replies

I have been type 1 since 1984. I have diabetic kidney disease, starting to have neropathy, intermittent gastroparesis, and had a stroke in my optic nerve (from my blood pressure dropping too low, the…Continue


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Baby Tee commented on Seth L's blog post 'days ruined by waking up high or low'
"Yes. When I wake too low, I can have problems for at least 12 hrs thinking clearly. Sometimes accompanied with a headache. When I am too high, I don't sleep well, which makes me groggy, plus it dehydrates me, so extra water helps. The lows seem…"
Jan 5
Baby Tee replied to Tigger's discussion 'TSlim review transition from a Ping'
"I have been type 1 for 29 years and just started the Tslim (no pump before). I did not find it hard to use. Learning how to use the bolus features and setting the ratios was much easier than (a) carb counting I had to do before and (b) the…"
Nov 19, 2013
Baby Tee replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"You will have to contact each insurance company and ask specific questions like: What specifically is covered relative to diabetic supplies. Another question for me would be about DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPTMENT for diabetics. That is what they call…"
Oct 28, 2013
Baby Tee replied to Mareze's discussion 'My coffee is making my sugar spike!!!'
"Caffeine makes my bg rise. There have been other discussions here which yielded the result that caffeine affects some people's bg, and doesn't affect others."
Oct 28, 2013
Baby Tee replied to dino's discussion 'Word Association Game'
Oct 13, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Baby Tee
" BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Baby Tee!!"
Sep 25, 2013
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"Baby Tee, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week."
Sep 23, 2013
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Sep 22, 2013
Baby Tee replied to Dave Davis's discussion 'What do you do to relieve your stress?'
"Don't laugh - Hip Hop Abs. Okay, you can laugh, but it helps me destress and it totally has been working to strengthen my core. Walking at least 30 min per day Stretch every night before bed. Sewing - no music tv or anyone talking to me. Helps…"
Sep 21, 2013
Baby Tee replied to MaiaJane's discussion 'Getting Started...a couple of Questions.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"TSlim is my first pump after almost 30 years of Type 1, so my advice is minimal. I use the cleo, because they said a lot of people like those, and I have been happy with them so far. I haven't tried anything else After I read this post…"
Sep 18, 2013
Baby Tee replied to Errie's discussion 'Blood sugar drop at night?'
"I used to be on Lantus but found it acted irregularly for me. I had random low blood sugars in the middle of the night. Maybe one night a week I would wake sitting on my kitchen floor eating leftovers. I switched to Levemir with a split dose and…"
Sep 17, 2013
Baby Tee replied to Lisa Craig's discussion 'Leg cramps and exercise'
"Gosh Lisa,I hear the flooding is there in Colorado Springs. I sure hope you guys are alright. Not sure about the cramping after 90 min, because I have bad feet and 60 min is my limit. Long story. Typically I would say to have a blood test for all of…"
Sep 13, 2013
Baby Tee replied to Crowbones's discussion 'Recently Diagnosed Type 2 on Metformin - taking medicine with bronchitis'
"you can also look on like or and look at their drug interaction lists. You can enter all of the meds (including OTC (over the counter)) you take and at least some of them mention raising or dropping blood sugar levels. The one…"
Sep 11, 2013
Baby Tee replied to Ashley's discussion 'HELP!'
"One brand of strips you get at Walmart is about $9 for 50 strips. Not as fancy or small as the others, and probably needs more blood, but hey, for $9/50, you can't be too picky."
Sep 2, 2013
Baby Tee replied to LiL MaMa's discussion 'Birth Control and Diabetes'
"I've been reading about your bg roller coasters since you started here, and I am frustrated for you. I take 3 units of Levemir overnight for a few days after my period ends, 5 units about 12 hours before it starts, and 4 units the rest of the…"
Sep 2, 2013
Baby Tee replied to NyJonesy26/Ken's discussion 'How long?'
"Aug 1984. 29 years."
Sep 2, 2013

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Learning and contributing when I can.
Date diagnosed
September 6, 1984
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Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise


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At 4:30pm on September 25, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Baby Tee!!

At 5:58pm on September 23, 2013, rick phillips said…

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

At 3:56am on April 24, 2013, rick phillips said…

Baby, Tee, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 3:45am on April 24, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on every day!

At 2:29am on April 24, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 4:01pm on April 24, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Baby Tee...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 4:02am on April 24, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Baby Tee!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 6:23pm on April 10, 2012, Linda G said…

Bravo on being featured on the "Members" page Baby Tee!!

At 4:38pm on April 10, 2012, SEAGATOR said…


At 10:17am on November 3, 2011, Kimmy said…
Thanks for your comment about how my levels will drop on a low carb diet. I honestly hadn't even thought of that! And it's a rather important thing to think about, lol!!!



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