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Also Sobering...

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Oct 12. 28 Replies

This is a companion piece to Maurie's discussion on his Low, called "Sobering...". Last night I was well and truly Sobered by Highs. When I was about to get ready for bed, I monitored and was 508!…Continue

Tags: DKA, Highs

Bees Detect Diabetes!

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Aug 18. 3 Replies

Here is one of the oddest stories I have ever read:…Continue

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Medicare Changes in Mail Order Testing Supplies

Started this discussion. Last reply by jims Jul 29, 2013. 3 Replies

If you are a senior on Medicare, be sure to check out this article:…Continue

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Carrying Frios

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trudy Jun 17, 2013. 19 Replies

What is the best way to carry Frios? I have new unused ones, but don't know whether to put them in my purse, pocket, or some other way.Continue

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Trudy commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'Telling who and when?'
"Hi Rick. Thanks for writing blogs for us again! I very much hope this means that you are feeling better."
Trudy commented on Nyadach's blog post 'First time I've had DKA - don't want it again!'
"Hi Nyadach. I ought to get a drink with electrolytes for a low. I was stumped when it came to knowing what to do with the high (which reached 537), with respect to electrolytes, so I just drank water. I guess one could take a glass of the sport…"
Trudy commented on brboyer's blog post 'The 'Art' of Blood Glucose Management.'
"I just reread your blog, thanks for writing it. Your experiences were appalling, especially the part where you wound up driving after a low, without really meaning to be driving after that low. Diabetes calls for art and science both, with a little…"
Trudy replied to Jennifer's discussion 'High Blood Sugar After Flu Shot'
"I had my flu shot on the 15th. For two hours afterward, I had a headache and felt dizzy. The next day I had a big case of the blahs. Today (the 17th) I feel normal again. My husband (non-D) had no reaction whatsoever. AT any rate, it was worth it to…"
Trudy commented on Nyadach's blog post 'First time I've had DKA - don't want it again!'
"Brian, I was recently over 500 BG; managed to bring it down by myself with a new Apidra pen and drinking 1 1/2 quarts of water. It was scary. My question: granted that one needs electrolytes, how does one get electrolytes in that kind of situation?"
Trudy commented on Hector Mariano Bacajol's blog post 'Idk what to do'
"Two books often recommended for basic information are "Think Like a Pancreas" by Gary Scheiner and "Using Insulin" by John Walsh. As Gary said, your current routine is out of date. A new doctor could be a big help."
Oct 15
Trudy replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Humana project: fourth question!'
"I have Type 1, but all D types have to manage their Diabetes; maybe my experiences would be helpful. 1. We all need knowledge about this disease and it's management. I've read my share of D books, but my daily go-to is TuDiabetes. When I…"
Oct 13
Trudy commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'Gone but for a good reason'
"Hi Rick, you weren't gone for long, so I'm hoping that you're feeling much better. I look forward to the time that you resume blogging. Cheers!"
Oct 13
Trudy replied to Trudy's discussion 'Also Sobering...'
"Interesting info, jbowler. I'll have to keep that in mind since I do like a daily GF beer or glass of white wine. With Diabetes, you can't win for losin'!"
Oct 12
Trudy replied to Trudy's discussion 'Also Sobering...'
"Thank you so much, Judith, for your lovely comment."
Oct 12
Trudy replied to Trudy's discussion 'Also Sobering...'
"Hi Deb, I do use Frios and try to keep them with me instead of in our van. Traveling in summer and winter can be scary!"
Oct 12
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Oct 12
Trudy replied to Trudy's discussion 'Also Sobering...'
"Meee, I can't help but wonder how well my insulin pens are handled before I buy them, since my Apidra is so darn temperature sensitive and does not last 28 days. Sometimes my Levemir pen gives out early, too, and that's harder to figure…"
Oct 12
Trudy replied to Trudy's discussion 'Also Sobering...'
"Hi Jen. you're right, I did have Levemir on board, but I didn't think of it as protection at the time--as I now do. I didn't feel well the day after that high (maybe because of the four hour's sleep the night before), but…"
Oct 12
Trudy replied to Trudy's discussion 'Also Sobering...'
"Hi Maurie, yes I did have Levemir on board. I didn't think about it at the time as being a protection. I was bolusing all afternoon without testing that day, so my conclusion that it was a half day without insulin was wrong; it was a half day…"
Oct 12
Trudy replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Sobering...'
"Hi Maurie. "We're more like adolescents now. We've been shooting insulin long enough to think we know it all until we discover we don't." Between your low and my high, I'm on new information overload right now! I think…"
Oct 12
jbowler replied to Trudy's discussion 'Also Sobering...'
"I believe that if you drink alcohol Ketostix (at least) will register ketones, even though there aren't any there. At least I've just tested both my own (bg 184mg/dl) urine and my non-diabetic wife's (bg 113 mg/dl) urine and we both…"
Oct 11
Jen replied to Trudy's discussion 'Also Sobering...'
"I find extreme highs take forever to bring down. But if you take a basal insulin then you did have insulin on board and probably didn't have ketones and weren't at risk for going into DKA. I find if my pump is not delivering inslin I have…"
Oct 11
still_young_at_heart replied to Trudy's discussion 'Also Sobering...'
"I'm impressed with your willingness to stick it out at home and to get down to 143 by the next morning. I often find that when I'm going high that I'm essentially flat one hour post correction and don't start making significant…"
Oct 11
Judith in Portland replied to Trudy's discussion 'Also Sobering...'
"Dearest Trudy. I'm so sorry you had to go through this. But as usual, you stayed calm and figured out what to do. And also as usual, you are an inspiration to us all.....Blessings. Many, many blessings......Judith"
Oct 11

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Gluten Free

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 9:00am 2 Comments

If you have Celiac Disease, you have probably already read that the new FDA rule goes into effect today:

I made this comment on another site:

"The AP article in my newspaper says, "The standard will ensure that companies can't label products 'gluten-free' if they are cross-contaminated from other products made in the same manufacturing facility".



My Favorite Things, Fifth Annual #DBlog Week

Posted on May 18, 2014 at 4:30am 0 Comments

As we wrap up another Diabetes DBlog Week, let’s share a few of our favorite things from the week. This can be anything from a #DBlogWeek post you loved, a fantastic new-to-you blog you found, a picture someone included in a post that spoke to you, or comment left on your blog that made you smile. Anything you liked is worth sharing!

DBlog Week is my favorite week of the year on the DOC. The participation of Tudiabetes on Poetry day this year was an added bonus. I'll be…


Mantras and More (DBlog)

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 4:30am 0 Comments

Bad Days, Brain Fog... (DBlog)

Yesterday we opened up about how diabetes can bring us down. Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day. Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day. Is there something positive you tell yourself? Are there mantras that you fall back on to get you through? Is there something specific you do when your mood needs a boost? Maybe we've done that and we can help others do it too? (Thanks to Meri of Our Diabetic Life for suggesting this…


My Stuff (DBlog)

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 4:00am 5 Comments

My Stuff (DBlog)

Wildcard Day: "Write a short story personifying a diabetes tool you use on a daily basis. A meter, syringe, pump, pill, etc. Give it a personality and a name and let it speak through you. What would it be happy about, upset about, mad about? "

I am a DMB (Diabetes Messenger Bag) and my name is Stuff. I have special powers: I can mind-meld with Mom's computer, and I'm on the same wavelength as HPP (Hot Pink Paperclip), who lives on Word. He winks and…


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At 2:50pm on October 1, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Trudy, Our leaves are not changing yet. It is still hot, so like summer. Once in a while we get a cool day. I like the change in light though. It is very pretty now coming through the window at sunset, just a little different.
I am sorry to hear about your leg. Does it hurt? I hope by the time you read this the swelling is gone. I have had swelling before and it is worrisome. The animals are good. They are very healthy, these two. Zen is constantly checking on me and tickling me with her whiskers. She is so cute. Ammi comes up now and then and when his tail gets near the bed Zen watches it go by, they are so funny together. She goes downstairs in the morning and sits on the back of the chair and hisses if necessary. They are so funny, especially Zen.

At 2:37pm on September 30, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 10:33am on September 7, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Trudy, It is good to hear from you. I am so thrilled with my blood glucose. I have been taking my readings a lot even at night and after eating and they are really in range for the first time since I had all those hospitalizations when they were constantly in the 300 range. They took so many different blood tests and all of them came out well. I have the celiac one in a few days and I don't think that I have it because I don't have diarrhea at all.
I have been sleeping a lot from the morphine and don't eat that much, mostly Glucerna and soft food. I am holding my weight though. I am much better than I was.
I think it makes sense for you to enjoy your food and work around your conditions. I guess that you are all healed up from your fall. How is the poison ivy? I guess that in the colder months it is not a problem. I have not been walking much. I hope you have a lovely autumn season. It has cooled off hear and we are looking forward to the changing leaves.

At 2:30pm on September 5, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Trudy. I hope that you had a nice Labor Day weekend. I have been sick for a while but am now taking some medication that is helping with my gall bladder and my pain. I went to the endocrinologist today and found out that a ton of blood tests that they took all were normal and that my A1C went down a whole point in one month. Once I got the gall bladder problems under control I have been offered to try the pump. I am looking forward to that. After a rocky start with the insulin mix everything is going fine with the new endocrinologist at the VA. They are taking one more blood test for Celiac disease. Can you tell me what your symptoms before you were diagnosed. I know fatigue and muscle pain was mentioned.
How are the puppies doing. I hope the health problems have calmed down since the last time we talked. Has it cooled off for you yet. Here it is hot and holding. Take care. Thanks for coming to my page. Ellen

At 4:55pm on September 2, 2014, Bambi said…

Looking forward to our friendship. Animal soul mates. Have a great evening.




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