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Basal or Bolus?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David (dns) Nov 1, 2014. 20 Replies

I've been Type 1 for 21+ years and am on MDI. My insulin to carb ratio is a very simple l:10 (Apidra); correction factor an easy 100; and my Levemir basal 3 units in the morning and 5 at bedtime. So…Continue

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Also Sobering...

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Oct 12, 2014. 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

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Bees Detect Diabetes!

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Aug 18, 2014. 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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Trudy replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Group content we're taking with us to the new site'
"Judith, I agree. I hate to complain so much, but I must say that I will truly miss the Pets and People Group. Without my pets, I simply could not survive this diabetic (and more) life, and that's a fact. One of the unique features of TuD has…"
Trudy replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Group content we're taking with us to the new site'
"Hi Emily. I don't have a Diabetes Alert Dog, but I wish I did. I used to have a Mini Wirehaired Dachsund who trained herself to alert me at night for both high and lows, which was extremely valuable. Here on TuD, I've seen a lot of…"
Trudy replied to Judith in Portland's discussion 'Changing Communication Methods'
"Hi Judith. I'd "like" your post, but I understand that likes are going to disappear down the aforementioned Cosmic Crack! Email works best with my kids. If I call on the phone and no one answers, which leaves my caller ID, they…"
Apr 11
Pastelpainter commented on Trudy's blog post 'APRIL BLOG'
"Thankfully it is cooling down and has been raining,enough to stop the tyranny of hand watering gardens every morning. I still miss my Tilly Beagle, it must be 5 years since the last vet visit. Little Princess Poodle is a whole 'nother dog, I…"
Apr 8
Trudy commented on Trudy's blog post 'APRIL BLOG'
"Thanks, Maureen, sweet Aggie is missed. My feet are back to normal again, but I'm afraid the valve problem is permanent. I hope to work up to a useful amount of walking again, though, as summer approaches. Guess your winter is approaching!"
Apr 7
Pastelpainter commented on Trudy's blog post 'APRIL BLOG'
"Trudy, sorry you lost your dear old golden. And am sorry also to hear about your legs and feet, hope you are well on the way to recovery now. Maureen"
Apr 7
Trudy commented on Trudy's blog post 'APRIL BLOG'
"Judith, I'm sure hoping we can easily talk on the upcoming TuD. However, thank goodness for Facebook!"
Apr 5
Trudy replied to Alicia's discussion 'What's the best shoes for diabetic neuropathy?'
"After a winter of foot problems, I'm wearing SAS shoes, made in Texas. They have a round toe box and extra depth. Also, one thing to remember is that men's shoes have bigger toe boxes than women's shoes; often men's and…"
Apr 5
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"Trudy----Of course I am following you closely on FB. Whatever happens this month, let's be sure we find each other on our new, still beloved even if it confuses us for awhile, TuD!"
Apr 5
Trudy commented on Trudy's blog post 'APRIL BLOG'
"Thank you, Meee. Betsy and Cici still check out Aggie's favorite napping spots, so I guess the whole pack has good memories. I'm determined to try walking next week, so thanks for the good wishes."
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"Beam me up, Scottie!" TuDiabetes will teleport its Ning content on April 6th through April 20th. April marks a new beginning for TuDiabetes on its new platform.This has been a long and chilling winter for me.Mid-December, my husband, Hardy, and our three Golden Retrievers hiked along the Maumee River at Side Cut Metropark. It was a gorgeous day, the River and its water birds were stunning. I will always be grateful for that day. Our 14 1/2 year old Golden loved hiking from the day she was…See More
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Trudy replied to Shadow's discussion 'TuD seems less friendly these days'
"I think we've all been a little preoccupied by the migration and by multiple discussions of Afrezza. I'm glad for all this new information. I do think we'll soon be getting back to normal. If you've forgotten to communicate with…"
Mar 28
Trudy replied to mikep's discussion 'I started on Afrezza last night . . .'
"Hi Jim. My kids give me advice, too. I'm glad that they take an interest! Pens sound really good for your Dad, the clicking quite helpful. The only reason I use a syringe with mine is that I take 1/2 unit doses. Speaking of new technologies, I…"
Mar 26

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November 22, 1993
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(2/11 -- 6.0) (6/11 -- 6.2) (11/11 -- 6.3) (4/12 -- 6.3) (9/12 -- 5.8) (2/13 -- 5.8) (7/13 -- 6.5) (12 /13 -- 6.3) (3/14 -- 6.4) (12/14 -- 6.1)
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Posted on April 4, 2015 at 11:53am 9 Comments

"Beam me up, Scottie!" TuDiabetes will teleport its Ning content on April 6th through April 20th. April marks a new beginning for TuDiabetes on its new platform.

This has been a long and chilling winter for me.

Mid-December, my husband, Hardy, and our three Golden Retrievers hiked along the Maumee River at Side Cut Metropark. It was a gorgeous day, the River and its water birds were stunning. I will always be grateful for that day. Our 14 1/2 year old Golden loved hiking from…


My Friend With Diabetes

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 1:30pm 21 Comments

During the late 1930s and '40s, we lived across the street from a "mom and pop" grocery store. As my dad would say, the "fly in the ointment" was that during those depression years, we didn't have much money to spend there. I was eleven years old when the owner, Mr. Lowe, allowed me to visit with his wife in the little kitchen/living room in the back of his store. They appeared to be in their sixties. Every morning Mr. Lowe carried his tiny, underweight wife downstairs from their upstairs…


A Walk in the Park, II

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 7:00am 4 Comments

I posted the following blog on November 22, 2010 -- for Thanksgiving Day. Since then I have found other reasons to be thankful -- for one, I have stayed alive long enough to celebrate my 21st Diaversary! I had a real medical scare this last January, which could have ended differently. Our son and daughter and their offspring are thriving, and thankfully, I'm here to appreciate that. And oh yes, I'm thankful that my husband and I will soon celebrate the anniversary of our marriage in the…


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".



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At 8:37am on March 8, 2015, wendy said…

Trudy so glad Betsy's ear got cleaned out ,what a good dog she is to let you do that....snow and ice , it is gone here ! Bring on the Springtime ! take care friend

At 11:17am on March 4, 2015, wendy said…

awww man Trudy I just lost my whole note I typed to you :( I wanted to thank you for helping me and tell you I am still doing the ear med everyday like the vet said but she hates it. It is a round everyday. Once she is well I think it is a good idea you had about the cleaning. Hopefully that will keep the problem at bay. Now let me try again to send and see if it takes :0

At 8:19am on March 3, 2015, wendy said…

Hi Trudy :) Do you have any tips you could send my way for a dog that has chronic ear infections. I got ZYMOX drops from the vet and doing that daily. It is a battle with her every time. She does not want me to put the drops in even though I give treats as a reward. I went on youtube last night and this one video was helpful and packed with info almost too much .One thing I might try is a diet change for her..If you have had a dog with this and have any tips that you have tried and worked please send my way.
So ready for Spring Time like everyone else..Take care friend :)

At 8:10am on March 3, 2015, wendy said…
At 5:42am on February 6, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi Trudy, Our weather is acting very strange. Day before yesterday it was 60 and sunny, what a special day! I did errands and didn't even wear a coat. It was fantastic. Our spring is short and sweet so this day was well appreciated. The next day I was under the impression it would be warm again, and I was late so I just grabbed a leather jacket, no gloves, scarf or hat. Big mistake. It was so cold and windy that it felt like Chicago in the winter. Near the hospital is like a wind tunnel. Today is supposed to get into the teens, and Monday we are supposed to have our ever promised snow, I hope.
I am sorry that you are having trouble with your feet. Do your legs hurt too from lack of circulation? If I am not moving things hurt, but it is hard when you don't feel well, to move all day. I try and it helps. I went to a doctor who suggested deep massage in bringing back circulation. She said it helped someone from losing their foot.
I think you can even get a prescription for shoes. I know a lot of the vets that have problems with their feet wear these special shoes that have a really high and wide toe. The shoe doesn't rub on the toes or even touch them. They look funny, but so what. I have a friend that wears big socks and Nike Velrco rubber sandals. I am glad you ordered some. I hope that your toes heal soon. Sometimes doing what seems to make things worse actually helps. I have found walking half dead to be very rejuvenating. Circulation is so important. If you walk the blood will get down there more so than not even with the valves. Can you try a three point cane, or a walker? I go to the VA now and I see vets with terrible problems. They get state of the art canes, walkers and electric wheelchairs.
I have been having a terrible increase in my arthritis. If I sit in the car\ riding to DC I can hardly walk when I get out. I have trouble going up stairs. My knees just give out and I fall. Once day I was rushing to leave and I had my purse, keys coat and coffee in hand and I fell down the stairs near the bottom. I didn't even feel what happened until I was on my back. Coffee was everywhere, even on the wall! I had to just leave it to get to the hospital on time. The funny thing was nothing got on my clothes and I was still holding the cup!
Ammi is slimming down! He is behaving better now too. He is a little bit high strung but we have been working with him. You should see him at the vet. He is a terror on four legs.
I might need a cane in the morning. The more I more move the better, and during the day it is painful but not that restricting. I am going for PT and I have asked for a consult to the pool and gym. I think a lot can be said for exercise. I think the liver, gall bladder and hypothyroid plus the diabetes is taking a toll on my bones. The density is good. It is just inflammation.
So did you enjoy the Super Bowl with its strange ending?
I was supposed to see the Endo today but I couldn't make it. I started taking Zoloft yesterday and it really upset my stomach badly and gave me a headache. This is supposed to go away. Yikes, I wasn't depressed until the medication made me feel bad!
Take care. Ellen




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