"Actually it smells like phone poles..... because they are treated with creosote, which is closely related to the cresol antiseptic that is added to ALL insulins for our safety. Cresol kills more germs than anything else with no danger to us."
"Whenever I have any aspartame it send my bg high right away and keeps it there for at least 7 hours, no matter what I do for it. When I realized this in 1986 I stopped using any for 6 weeks, then ran a test. I tested at 120 before lunch, then had my…"
"Yes, they didn't list Type 1 (or Juvenile Onset) or Type 2 (Adult Onset) diabetes then because they weren't yet recognized as separate diseases until 1952. Didn't seem to make much difference I guess, since the only treatment in those…"
"Yes, I'm basically disgustingly healthy. Minor foot neuropathy that used to be worse before I started using an insulin pump in '93. Also slight background retinopathy, but every new eye doctor I go to throws a celebration after looking…"
"Oh well, at least it's better than it used to be...... When I was developing Type 1 in 1956 I was looked at by a GP ho didn't have a clue. When Mom asked him if I MIGHT have diabetes, since her grandfather and sister both had it the Dr…"
"I can't say I was diagnosed at such an age, since mine was at age 5, but have seen a message from a Type 1, NOT a LADA,who had just been diagnosed at age 73.
That's why we're now known as Type 1s the old "Juvenile Onset"…"
"Yes, summertime high temperatures can be a stress on your body, so the "flight or fight" response kicks in and the liver dumps glycogen into the bloodstream to "save" your life... from an attacking saber-tooth tiger (or…"
"Yes, hypo symptoms are very much like inebriation symptoms, since both are caused by lack of glucose to support brain function. As Gerri said, 15 grams of carb are often too much for most of us but testing to learn how much you really need for a…"
"Since you are suffering from either insulin resistance or chronic hypoglycemia, depending on how it's labeled, your bg level goes high shortly after eating, probably within an hour or so. Then your slowed down pancreas, which lacks stored…"
"Yes, I've tried all the flavors at one time or another. Now I usually just get the big bottles, can't see wasting money on the cans even though some of the flavors come only in them.
Some flavors sound somewhat strange, but they all taste…"
Hello Theodore, nice to connect up with you here. I was curious if you had a CGM? I have been looking at the Dexcom. I did try the Medtronics one that mates with my pump. But, I wasn't crazy about it. The sensor dangles around and wasn't too user friendly in my opinion. I was taking NPH/Regular/Humalog all my life until a year ago when I got a pump. Now, I am using Novolog which I like a little better than Humalog. A bit quicker peak and seems to burn a bit less. Hope all is well. Ken
Oh my goodness -- now I've become one of those people who ask "Do you remember me?" :-( 2 questions to test MY memory -- Have you always used Theodore (ever a short form?) and have you always lived in Ohio?
I remember your name from a diabetes ListServ years ago when I was considering starting to use a pump... Not sure if you have the Type 1 Diabetec memory (apparently a result of zinc suspension insulin in the good old days) but my name would have been Andrea Shea back then. Good to see a name that is familiar to me!
Just read your advise to a Mum here with her young son whose diabetic - and found out your like me - a diabetic of many years (I was diagnosed at 7). I noticed that you originated from Syracuse - I drove by there a few w/e's a go - have friends in Seneca Falls / Rochester area. As a young Canadian - my Mum liked to go to Watertown / Syracuse for American shopping. LOL - good memories. Glad to see that you're enjoying your Animas pump - I just hopped onto the band wagon a year ago - after MDI for many years. The pump is the best thing sliced bread - while I can afford it that is - once retirement sets in - not sure if I'll be able to keep it - but am hoping I can find a way to continue to afford it!!! Our little external pancreas! Take care and stay healthy!
Anna from Montreal - http://www.diabetes1.org/blogs/Annas_Blog
Welcome! I was just thinking about you & emailed Carol for your site again. So happy you found us here. You have an amazing story to share and even though only the 3 of us were on the phone it meant so much to me to listen to your experience and insight...I could talk for hours haha...it renewed my hope once again to press on w/ the big D :) ((HUGS))
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