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reservoir question

Started this discussion. Last reply by S Woodward Jan 10, 2013. 16 Replies

Okay, I'm brand new to pumping, and I think that may be part of the issue, but in my first box of 10 resevoirs, I had two that were faulty.I could fill them from the vial, no problem, but then, when…Continue

pump start day

Started this discussion. Last reply by christy Dec 5, 2012. 4 Replies

and now I'm questioning whether I need to take my levemir before the appointment. I split the dose three ways, morning, afternoon, and night. My appointment is not until 11am, and I don't know if…Continue

good news bad news moment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mayumi Jul 4, 2011. 5 Replies

So, I had my endo appointment today (delayed more than a month because of camp, but that's another story) and most of my labs are good (except my vitamin d). My A1C is at 5.6, which is great, and I…Continue

I feel like such an idiot

Started this discussion. Last reply by Teowyn May 31, 2011. 12 Replies

This morning, I accidentally took novolog instead of lantus. I wasn't even planning on eating this morning (not really hungry), and now suddenly, I'm eating more than I usually eat in an entire day.…Continue


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Teowyn replied to Janae's discussion 'Were you vaccinated with MMR, Polio, or Pertussis before your type 1 diagnosis?'
"I had all my shots as a child. Dx at 31. So, after. I kind of think that the autoimmune response may have been triggered by the pneumonia when I was 14 or the mono when I was 20, but there wasn't a direct trigger. In fact, in the five years…"
Jun 14, 2013
Teowyn replied to guitarnut's discussion 'MCAT Accommodations'
"When I took the GRE I was on MDI, so the pump wasn't an issue. None of the sections were over an hour long. I left my meter in my locker, and tested between each section, which worked out to be about as often as I would have if I were with my…"
May 31, 2013
Teowyn replied to Andrea's discussion 'New to T1 at age 20... I am alone and scared!!!'
"I'm sorry you've joined the club, but welcome. I was 31 when I was diagnosed with T1 and I wasn't sure what was going on. The online community has saved my sanity more than once. It sounds like you are doing better than I did at…"
May 15, 2013
Teowyn replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'Running out of options for paying for care...'
"At dx, the first thing we did was see whether I could get on insurance besides the major medical that dropped me almost immediately. I'm in Tennessee--and the way they run medicare, you can't get on as an adult (I was 31 at dx)--I needed…"
May 13, 2013
Teowyn replied to jriccardi's discussion 'Old Medical Records'
"I think I must have been lucky with my doctors at dx. When I woke up in the hospital, they knew I had diabetes (the coma and DKA were kind of clues there) and despite the fact I was 31, the first thing the endo told me was that they were going to…"
Apr 24, 2013
Teowyn replied to Khürt Williams's discussion 'Diabetes and Job interviews'
"Is there any problem with eating early? say 10:45 ish? This semester, I'm teaching across lunch (literally--I have two classes in a row an 11:20-12:45 followed by a 1:00-2:25 on Tuesday and Thursday). I eat breakfast around 6, so I just moved…"
Apr 18, 2013
Teowyn replied to Bacail's discussion 'Med alert jewelry'
"I wear a bracelet--mostly so my mother isn't hyperventilating every time I go off alone for some reason. It's fairly plain with my name on the front so I don't forget it, and "type 1 diabetes" on the back.So far, I've…"
Apr 16, 2013
Teowyn replied to lafashionaddict's discussion 'I told him that I have Diabetes and he disappeared?'
"I had a friend from high school who had looked me up and was emailing me with unwanted marriage proposals for about two years before dx--and I thought we were friends. At dx, I was telling people my news, and happened to tell this friend the story.…"
Mar 22, 2013
Teowyn replied to PedsRN's discussion 'Vitamin D- do you change your doses in the winter?'
"I take 5000/day D3, except when I forget, which happens because I'm a graduate student and when I get home after spending all day on campus (yeah, like 13 hours, straight on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)I just want to go to bed, I don't want to…"
Feb 21, 2013
Teowyn replied to type1moms's discussion 'Not counting you, how many people does your mother know who live with Type 1?'
"My mom knows at least three people in real life who live with type 1 diabetes (a guy about my brother's age (six years younger than me), a woman about my mom's age, and a retired man she knows from work)--and more important, she's…"
Feb 10, 2013
S Woodward replied to Teowyn's discussion 'reservoir question'
"This happens every 70 or so reservoirs w/the 180 size the top on the syringe. The top sometimes gets pulled up from the reservoir. The tolerance in the tube connector is pretty tight so the needle may not pass through the seal and will not let…"
Jan 10, 2013
carolyn replied to Teowyn's discussion 'reservoir question'
"I have had this happen also, I would call medtronic and let them know. Make sure you have your info from the carton that you have had a concern with as they may want numbers off the box, etc. What I have done in the past because it appears there is…"
Jan 2, 2013
Teowyn replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
"Last time I was on jury duty was after the diabetes. I had no trouble getting into and out of the courthouse (this was pre-pump)--I wasn't called up (they didn't even question me) but the judge made it clear that they would make any…"
Dec 31, 2012
Laddie replied to Teowyn's discussion 'reservoir question'
"I pumped with Medtronic for over 8 years and had very few reservoir problems. I did find that if I tried to fill the reservoir to its absolute max that I would sometimes have a hard time with it priming properly once it was inserted into the pump.…"
Dec 30, 2012
Teowyn commented on Teowyn's blog post 'Pumping: Christmas Heights'
"I've only overridden once, and that was last night when I was correcting for a 57 (I've been logging treatment for lows) and it told me I needed insulin which I don't think I believe. On the other hand, this was only the second low…"
Dec 30, 2012
Laddie commented on Teowyn's blog post 'Pumping: Christmas Heights'
"One thing to remember is that the Bolus Wizard doesn't allow you to change your insulin sensitivity factor based on how high you are. Most of us are more insulin resistant the higher we get so it takes more insulin to reduce our BG. I know…"
Dec 29, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
July 24, 2008
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Pumping: Christmas Heights

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 9:00pm 4 Comments

It is seriously scary to realize just how many carbs I ate on Christmas day (the final verdict is more than I normally eat in two and a half days). I just carelinked my pump data. Last year, I just ate and drew more insulin and injected and didn't add everything together at the end of the day. Ah well. It's a good thing it only happens once a year--we had pizza Christmas eve, and lasagna on the day, plus random cookies throughout.

But I've been having a good Christmas. My sister was…


Pumping: one week. off to see the endo . . .

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 2:44pm 0 Comments

Well, life is good. I went to see the endo, and talked her out of statins, although she's going to put me on a low dose of ace-inhibitors which is going to make my blood pressure do funky things, because on days that I'm not at the doctor, my blood pressure tends to run low. Sometimes, when I check at the store, I run like 99/56, which technically means that it thinks I'm dead (I know, it doesn't really mean that). So, I'm still debating whether I'm going to fill the prescription.



Pumping day 5: entering yo-yo-ville

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 8:19pm 9 Comments

Well, I didn't do as much running around campus as I thought I would, but what I did was significant to drop me to 44. I treated, tested, and was up to 58, so I ate another mint, which was the wrong choice because the I was up at 205. Ah well. I probably should have dropped in a temp basal as soon as I decided to go and buy my textbooks at the little shop just off campus, which meant walking there and back again.

I woke up at a more reasonable number this morning--I was at about 115…


Pumping Day 4: laying new cable

Posted on December 9, 2012 at 12:30pm 6 Comments

I just changed my infusion set for myself for the first time. I would have done it yesterday, except I had random shopping that happened most of the day, so by the time I had a reasonable space of time, it was today. One of my worries starting on the pump was the adhesive, but so far so good. There's a series of concentric circles where my first set was, like a bullseye on my abdomen, but no problem areas.

But this morning, I was running high for hours. I wonder if I maybe had an air…


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At 1:48pm on December 15, 2012, Linda G said…

You're a featured member! CONGRATULATIONS Teowyn!!

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At 4:28pm on February 7, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Teowyn...
Best Wishes NOW...and for the rest of the year!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 5:40am on February 7, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Teowyn. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:31am on February 7, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 9:03am on March 19, 2011, Doris D said…
Thank you very much for replying to me. Yes the state is lit up now but entering your A1C will keep it lit up. Some come and some go but it is a very big help to the hospital that is helping us in this endever. I want to see that the usual income on A1C's is. For our state right now the average A1C is 7.2 let's see if we can bring it down a little. Please remember to enter your A1C each time you have it drawn so we can keep up with our state. Oh and THANK YOU!
At 9:41pm on March 18, 2011, Linda G said…
Thanks for the reply Teowyn....I'm happy that you found us.
At 6:56pm on March 18, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 12:28pm on March 18, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome to our circle Teowyn....welcome home!
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided. Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 8:10am on March 18, 2011, Doris D said…
I see your from Memphis. Please enter your A1C in our TuAlilyze to help keep our state lit up.



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