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Todd T.
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Todd T.'s Discussions

Metformin fatigue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Dec 14, 2010. 16 Replies

Test strips

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Nov 26, 2010. 2 Replies

Getting off Metformin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Teena Sep 20, 2009. 15 Replies


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Todd T. commented on Michael Barker's group 'Thin Type 2 diabetics'
"I have had troubles with my morning fasting numbers for many years. I tried all kinds of things and last spring my Dr. put me on bedtime NPH insulin. I immediately had better numbers, although I have had to progressively increase the dosage. I tried…"
Jan 17
Todd T. liked Emily Coles's discussion Try the NEXT version of Diabetes Detective!
Nov 14, 2014
NutriJoy replied to Todd T.'s discussion 'NPH fluctuations and frustrations' in the group Insulin Dependent Type 2
"NPH tends to degrade fairly rapidly for many folks. It could be due to handling, reusing syringes (contamination), temperature variables, or unknown factors. My endo reports that some of his patients experience significant loss of potency after just…"
Jul 4, 2014
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Todd T.'s discussion 'NPH fluctuations and frustrations' in the group Insulin Dependent Type 2
"How much does it spike after a meal. 270 four hours after a meal of salad and chicken is way to high. I'm wondering if your NPH is exhausting itself before your dinner meal. My goal is to stay under 140 at all times even after meals. Most of…"
Jun 15, 2014
Todd T. replied to Todd T.'s discussion 'NPH fluctuations and frustrations' in the group Insulin Dependent Type 2
"My daytime numbers are pretty good. I have a spike after meals but then it comes down to around 100 before the next. My morning numbers hover between 170-250 so the NPH was specifically to deal with the dawn phenomenon. Lately though the NPH is not…"
Jun 12, 2014
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Todd T.'s discussion 'NPH fluctuations and frustrations' in the group Insulin Dependent Type 2
"I am curious about why you are on NPH because it is an intermediate acting insulin. Most that are on nighttime insulin are on a longer acting insulin like Levemir or Lantus. NPH has a shorter duration and will have an active time of about 16 hours…"
Jun 12, 2014
Todd T. added a discussion to the group Insulin Dependent Type 2

NPH fluctuations and frustrations

I started nighttime NPH about a month ago starting with 10 units and every few days increasing it 2 units until I achieved a range of 100-120 morning BG. All went well, I increased to 16 units and was having good results. I had a couple lows below 70 and the Dr. told me to reduce to 12. Well my morning numbers increased back to well above the range. He told me to increase to 14 but it didn't change much. I went ahead and increased to 15 but still am not getting in the range. I feel like I have…See More
Jun 7, 2014
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May 4, 2014
Todd T. replied to kamap's discussion 'Burning stomach pain' in the group Metformin 4 us
"When it rains it pours. After my Dx it seemed like they have found all sorts of malides that need attention. I try to live a good life, enjoying the journey."
Apr 27, 2014
Todd T. and kamap are now friends
Apr 27, 2014
Todd T. replied to kamap's discussion 'Burning stomach pain' in the group Metformin 4 us
"I am on the same. You can lower your dosage oG glimepiride and then slowly add more as your BG numbers dictate. I started on a half a tab (2mg) twice a day, but had to increase it since it wasn't doing enough. Watch out for lows ( as I am sure…"
Apr 27, 2014
Todd T. replied to GailD's discussion 'Oh no.... No more popcorn!'
"Pork rinds and nuts. Popcorn is also bad for me; I splurge at the movies but get a small portion."
Apr 27, 2014
Todd T. replied to kamap's discussion 'Newbie'
"Well, K, I could say "I'm sorry", but it is not anything that you did. It is depressing; I try not to let it occupy my thoughts continually. I am coming up on my 9 year anniversary of diagnosis and I still get sad that I have to live…"
Apr 27, 2014
Todd T. replied to dino's discussion 'Word Association Game'
Jan 12, 2014
Todd T. replied to JustLookin's discussion 'Favorite Monitroing Aps'
"I use OnTrack on my Android phone. It is pretty simple but you can get some good reports and graphs. You can track bg, food, exercise, weight, meds, to name a few. It does not connect online so can't be integrated across platforms. You can…"
Jul 15, 2013
Todd T. replied to sdkate's discussion 'Going for insulin'
"I follow Dr. B somewhat. I cut out starches but still eats veg & fruits. When I first cut out the starches, I dropped 20+ lbs as well as my A1c. One summer I was able to get it down to a 5.8 but have slowly increased since then. I think the…"
Jul 14, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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Sharing. A listening ear. Advice. Encouragement.
Date diagnosed
July 8, 2005
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Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise
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Spring, really?

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 10:40pm 2 Comments

It seems that I have been in hiding all winter but I have just been busy. Kate & I joined the Anytime Fitness last January that is a 5-min drive from the house. We settled into a routine of MWF and occasional weekend. If felt good to be so active especially during the winter which is my worse time. It has paid off by lowering my A1c from 6.3 to 6.1. I usually rise a half point in the winter but I think the extra activity brought it down.

I don't test very often anymore.…

Had my chance today...

Posted on September 18, 2009 at 10:12pm 8 Comments

We have a staff of less than 10 in our Alternative High School and the school nurse was in today during our meeting to talk about health condition of our students. She mentioned that we have 2 students with Type 1 diabetes and what we should be aware of. At one time I imagined myself announcing that I also have diabetes. In my head I feel like I would be one of those, "yeah, well, that's nothing, I have diabetes too", kind of people. I just couldn't bring myself to admitting that and these are… Continue

What a summer...

Posted on August 4, 2009 at 10:14pm 3 Comments

The first news I have to share is my HA1c results came back today and I am at my all-time low, 5.8. This is after I was 7.0 about a year ago and frustrated that I was working real hard and never going to get it down. Just recently, as I have mentioned the last couple months, I took the disease by the scruff of the neck and showed who was in control. I cut out starches (bread, rice, pasta) and read every label I could get my hands on to eliminate any time of sugar I could. I rode my bike more,… Continue

Exercise, Not for Me!

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 9:47pm 1 Comment

After my diagnosis I had this spasm of a thought that I should join a gym and become one of the Gerbils running on the wheels (treadmills). Don’t get me wrong, I did the local gym thing a number of years ago before I knew I was diabetic (T2). My son was about 5 or 6 and I would drop him off at a swimming lesson that would turn into childcare right after and I would have about an hour to “do the machines”. Treadmills, stairs, orbitals, rowers, weights, you know, The Machines! I felt better but… Continue

A freak!?!

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 10:19pm 27 Comments

I was listening to a podcast from a couple years ago today and they stated that diabetics should eat complex carbohydrates like starches, grains, pasta, rice, ones that take longer to digest, and should avoid refined sugars and fructose like in fruits. Within the last 6 months I have been working on my diet trying to figure out what foods are better for me and it came down to the fewer starches I eat the lower my BG. I discovered this when my 1-hour reading after breakfast was 180-200 which… Continue

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At 9:41am on June 16, 2013, Marie B said…

Todd, you might want to join this group
Gary (Stemwinder) there is a good guy to know.

At 10:51pm on January 23, 2011, kukinka said…
thanks for the welcome :)
At 8:31am on April 3, 2010, Riana said…
Happy Birthday Todd!!!!
At 12:02am on September 20, 2009, Joe D. said…
Hey, Todd. Yes, I've been a cacher for five years now. Just passed the 1,000 find mark and acquire my final icon.
At 6:10am on September 19, 2009, Cathy said…
no todd we did not just change insurance companys . Now see since I wrote that blog I am really confused because they are doing the deduction on hubbys check so now we have to check that out . I mean it is all well and good if they did add me but I dont want to be paying for something I am not getting and they wont discuss anything we me , they have to discuss with my hubby . thanks .
At 11:58am on July 28, 2009, carolyne hart said…
Thanks for responding, Todd. It was great to read your comment and I appreciate the empathy and support. The more I test, the more confused I get, and then I'll have a glimmer of understanding, see a pattern, adjust my insulin or my eating, although I can only cut back on vegetables because that's all the carb I'm eating right now... and wait for my next appointment with the diabetes counselor at the Boldt clinic, or my naturpath. And read Bernstein one more time. Three times in three weeks! I'm going to have it freaking memorized! So you're a nerd and a geocacher? I consider myself a nerd and have always wanted to do the geocaching thing, but I am computer unsavvy, a technophobe, a reluctant user. My right brain has taken me into the arts.. I'm a custom framer and have a shop on the west side. Been there 32 years. Sounds like you're a great teacher, wish I'd had an understanding math teacher in high school! Good to know you are in Olympia and on Tudiabetes. This is the best and most well organized site I have found... was having so many lows and read up on some old discussions and figured out to split my Lantus dose in half and took it twice a day. This sun is blazing. Got the AC set at 72 for the dogs and cats! I love the heat, but will concede that it is more liveable inside. Have a great one. Nice to know you! Carolyne
At 11:19pm on June 4, 2009, Gerri said…
Thanks for the friend invite! I'm not Type 2, but if there's anything I can help with hope you'll feel free to ask.
At 8:51pm on May 31, 2009, Toni Crebbin said…
That's why tudiabetes is such a great place! You can whine and everyone understands. However, there's plenty of good ideas and support here, which is very encouraging, knowing that someone has most likely been there done that before you. Is your diagnosis new?
At 7:14pm on May 31, 2009, Toni Crebbin said…
Welcome to tudiabetes Todd! Click on groups above, as there may be a couple that you are interested. There's one for teachers with diabetes and one for NW diabetics. You will find me in both:)



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