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Why I think a diet of 55-65 % carbohydrate doesn't make sense - What do you all think?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Low Carb Dietitian Aug 16, 2011. 75 Replies

I know it is me again. But I have a serious problem that to me is blatently obvious and yet it seems to be the opposite of how most people eat and also diametrically opposed to what is recommended by…Continue

Tags: insulin, metobolism, diet, high, carb

What are Your Thoughts on Closing the Loop?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chad R Jul 27, 2011. 31 Replies

Hello Tudiabetes Folks! My thougths are sceptical in nature, like way to many human variables aka "Diabetic Curve Balls" that any computer can possibly predict. I posted my take on…Continue

Tags: cgm, pump, loop, closed

What Are Some (Diabetes) Things You Know You Shouldn't Do But Do Anyways?

Started this discussion. Last reply by May 24, 2011. 110 Replies

Hello All here is my Top 10 List of Things Below:1. Over Eating to Correct a Low2. Leaving…Continue

Tags: fun, diabetes, ten, top

Top 10 List: Sugar Spikers (Non Food Related)

Started this discussion. Last reply by DogLady Apr 19, 2011. 1 Reply

I just posted my top 10 sugar spikes today on my blog Three 2 TreatTop 10 List: Sugar Spikers…Continue

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Diabetic Dad replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"I live an active, varied lifestyle, that would have to change, if I left the pump. For all the disadvantages, the advantages outweigh them, at least for me."
Aug 29
JohnG replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"I have injected most of the insulin's in my long diabetic career. Started with two injections a day and progressed along with new developments until MDI and post meal corrections. The newer insulin's gave me better A1c's but the…"
Aug 29
lh378 replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"Great to know! Do you think it has to do with cleanliness, location, technique of insertion?"
Aug 28
Lloyd replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"I have dawn phenomenon, and need 4 x as much basal at night as during the day. You can't do that very well without a pump. -Lloyd"
Aug 28
artwoman replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"I've had no problem sites in the 7 years I've been CGM'ing. Since I have had to pay out of pocket for the past two years, I wear my sensors for as long as I can. No redness no nothing."
Aug 28
lh378 replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"Are there any concerns about infection if you're using the Dexcom for about 3 weeks? Is the insertion site infection a potential concern with both the CGM device and any insulin pump?"
Aug 28
A Thorn in my Flesh replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"I have been on MDI for 25years... R and N then 2 years ago Lantus and Humalog (much better control) and since the Humalog and Lantus switch I got educated about the rules to rapid acting insulin with carb calc and such, but the biggest help to me so…"
Aug 26
lh378 replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"Natalie, are you following Dr. Bernstein's low carb or a version of restricted carbs?"
Aug 25
PeggyEllen replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"I am using MDI. I like using the Levemir instead of Lantus, because since I am taking small amounts (5-7 units twice daily), it only lasts for 12hours. It makes it easier to change my bedtime dose based on how active I was during the day...I also…"
Aug 24
PeggyEllen replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"I am using MDI and considering trying a pump again. I tried a minimed years ago, but had a lot of trouble with sites failing. I still think about my insulin in terms of basal bolus from pumping days. I am pretty sensitive to insulin (my TDD is about…"
Aug 24
artwoman replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"tony, try Skin Tac. I use it with my Dexcom sensor and I can get close to 3weeks before it even shows any signs of peeling. Since I pay out ofpocket for my Dexcom, I try to get as much time out a senor as possible. The Skin Tac works wonderfully and…"
Aug 16
Tony replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"Glad to hear you're doing well with a pump ( I'm a ping user) ... Brief question ... With daily and intense exercise do you have problems with the omnipod staying on? If I don't use a bunch of tegaderm on me DEXCOM sensor it starts to…"
Aug 16
JustLookin replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"mdi, because there's no way I can afford a pump. Excellent control is possible on mdi. i use levemir, novorapid, low carb, intermittent fasting, and exercise (usually HIT, some endurance). My latest hba1c was 5.0, my best ever."
Aug 15
Clare replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"I am now pumping after 38 years of MDI. The main reason I started pumping is my blood sugar was plummeting during exercise and I needed a way to turn the basal insulin off while playing racquetball or tennis or going for a bike ride. I chose an…"
Aug 15
barbraann replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"I was on MDI for 30 plus years before going on the Omnipod. There are plus and minus's for both. My A1c has always been good and it didn't improve any on the pump, (one of the reasons it took so long to switch, why fix what isn't…"
Aug 15
artwoman replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"When I went to pumping my A1C went from 6.4 to 5.5 I had always done 10-15 tests a day, and on MDI I had to wait until the bg was high enough to accommodate a while unit. If all I need is 0.10 U that's all I get with a pump. I have a great A1C…"
Aug 13

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At 4:07am on October 10, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Hello Trev. Long time no see. I hope you and the family are doing well. I am hanging in there and feeling better than I deserve. HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Take good care. Reed
At 4:43pm on July 26, 2011, Linda G said…
Kingston is beautiful...I grew up mostly in Qué Rimouski which is on the south shore of the St Lawrence. Then in northern Ontario...Cochrane, before heading off to university in southern Ontario.
At 4:28pm on July 26, 2011, Linda G said…
Hey Trev!!! For the better part, featured members are selected at random from active members...that's you :)
What have you been up to anyway??
At 9:53pm on July 25, 2011, Linda G said…
Bravo on being featured on the "Members" page Trev!!
At 7:37am on July 25, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Congrats on being a featured member. Wghere have you been. Often ask about you and hope everything is ok with you. Reed
At 3:09pm on April 3, 2011, pinkyspurse said…
Thanks, Trev. My fasting BG is finally in the 80's without medicine. Yesterday it was 86, today it was 89. Friday morning it was 103, so that's definitely a good thing that it finally dropped down to normal range. Atkins may be one of the most extreme of the low-carb diets, but whatever affects my stubborn BG should help my stubborn weight at the same time (I think). I'm going to invest in a digital scale as soon as I can afford it to track my weight better since I'm not going back to the doctor until May I guess.
At 8:01am on April 1, 2011, pinkyspurse said…
I'm doing ok I guess. I met with my doctor yesterday. The good news is that my most recent fasting bloodwork shows that everything seems to be healthy except for my BG and weight. She wants me to go on Metformin so that I have an easier time losing weight, but I think if I'm stricter with my low-carb diet I should be able to lose weight and control my BG anyways. So, today I'm starting Atkins to reduce my carbs more. I'm trying to lose 46 pounds to reach the target weight for my height since I'm considered to be that much overweight (which translates into obese).
At 10:52am on March 27, 2011, pinkyspurse said…
Hi Trev, I noticed you updated your profile photo recently. Haven't heard from you in awhile, so I hope everything's going well for you and your family.
At 10:58pm on March 17, 2011, nel said…
Trev ...what's the story on being Kicked off from the www......; have I missed something , because I have not followed everything /everyone ??



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