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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

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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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henword replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"I've been pumping for almost 4 years now. I prefer the conveinence over MDI, but my A1C is n't that much better on the pump. It stays in the low 7s for the most part, and that's the way it was for most of my MDI years. That's ok…"
Jan 15
mohe0001 replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"Yea, I had a competitive swimmer friend who also really hated her pumpy. Real bummer about the side effects. Do you think that had anything to do with having a small body mass - being a teenager? I wonder if some people just dont have the body mass…"
Jan 15
artwoman replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"I should add that I was MDI for 20 years, and now pumping for 10 years+."
Jan 14
Sarah replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
", I debate back and forth about pump vs. MDI, too. i've never stayed on a pump long enough to see if I like it, (for all the reasons you suggested) not sure I can be objective. however, i'm wondering if you have DP...if so, how…"
Jan 14
artwoman replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"For me, pumping for 10+ years, my management is much better - A1C's 5.3-5.5 during my pumping years. Caveat: I am one of those people who aim for non-D labs. The tubing never bothered me, and I have yet to get "pump bumps" but then I…"
Jan 14
gabarito replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"I used a pump from 1992 - 1999. I got off of it because I could not afford the supplies, but what a relief to be off of it! My stomach is still covered in tiny scarred potmarks all these years later. For me, the psychological impact of having the…"
Jan 14
Diabetic Dad replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"My A1C was 4.6 on MDI mostly because of lows, I'm on a pump for the moderatio"
Jan 13
mohe0001 replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"You guys are really paying that much for a pump? That sucks. My policy caps out-of-pocket hardware expenditures at $1,000. I know I have a great policy, but I'm surprised the device isn't more accessible, especially because of how many…"
Jan 13
mohe0001 replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"People say there IS lowered standard deviation. If I have increased variability of BG, on a pump, then I'm sunk."
Jan 13
mohe0001 replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"I worry about this. I'm concerned about if I will be able to identify scar tissue as a contributor to poor insulin delivery. But, I am interested in multiple basals available via the pump. Endurance sports ARE getting dangerous on MI. I wonder…"
Jan 13
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014

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At 7:25pm on January 1, 2012, Linda G said…


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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