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Trudy's Discussions

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

Tags: bolus, basal

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 commented on lotsofshots's blog post 'Choices'
"Choices are difficult for me because so many foods are prohibited, thanks to Celiac Disease. I've decided I will start the day My Way, and then eat low carb all the rest of the day. I start the day with a latte: 8 oz very strong coffee, 1/3 c.…"
yesterday
Trudy commented on Judith in Portland's blog post 'SO THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN''
"Hi Judith. Thanks for this charming walk down memory lane. I've been here for about five years, so I appreciate knowing about those earlier years. Your writing and photos are outstanding, as usual."
Saturday
Trudy liked Judith in Portland's blog post SO THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'
Saturday
Trudy replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'TuDiabetes site move update: features that will change'
"This trust level function--Big Brother is Watching You function--is it really necessary after the move? It seems to me that TuDiabetes has survived quite well without such a function, merely by the members caring and watching out for the website."
Friday
lotsofshots left a comment for Trudy
"I hope if I get pulled over it is someone like this guy. I love how he knows all the words and doesn't skip a beat while stopping every time he might be seen. Cute."
Thursday
Trudy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Lots, a very funny video!"
Thursday
Trudy commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'Blog Number 280'
"Hi Judith. I'm surprised at how bad I really feel about the new platform and losing blogs, groups, photos and the easy way to make friends here. Making friends was important, and my writing was my major contribution to the site. TuDiabetes has…"
Thursday
Trudy replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'TuDiabetes site move update: features that will change'
"Emily and Manny, thanks for your comments. I do appreciate them."
Jan 21
Trudy replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'TuDiabetes site move update: features that will change'
"Just about everything that I considered to be enjoyable, different and friendly about TuDiabetes will be wiped out. Guess I've written my last blog. I am sad and disappointed."
Jan 21
lotsofshots left a comment for Trudy
"Trudy, You have to check out the video on my page. It really is something."
Jan 20
Trudy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Hi Ellen. Just to answer the last paragraph. Our dogs go out in a mostly cleared, fenced-in area in our backyard. Our woods are a buffer around our house. This spring Hardy is going to expand their area so they will be playing more in the woods.…"
Jan 19
lotsofshots left a comment for Trudy
"Hi Trudy, I went out today and got some rawhide bones. I hope that they are okay for a dog. He has not been begging or being bad since I gave one to him. I also got him some treats and a ball that he has to roll around to work them out of it. He has…"
Jan 19
Trudy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Hi Ellen. Your strategy for helping Ammi to lose weight sounds good. Poor fella--but being overweight does cause a lot of problems for cats and dogs. You know what, I admit I do a bit of lurking--you told someone that Zach squeaks instead of…"
Jan 19
lotsofshots left a comment for Trudy
"Hi Trudy, I am worried about Ammi. Chris does not stay here anymore and I think he really misses him. When I was in the hospital and in DC I think he got fed a lot. Yesterday I tried to cut his food just a little and he was like a demon all day. He…"
Jan 19
lotsofshots left a comment for Trudy
"Hi Trudy, I am worried about Ammi. Chris does not stay here anymore and I think he really misses him. When I was in the hospital and in DC I think he got fed a lot. Yesterday I tried to cut his food just a little and he was like a demon all day. He…"
Jan 19
Trudy replied to ccc.'s discussion 'Diabetic Alert Cat?'
"Hi ccc. Here's a story from a few years ago: http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/blogs/diabetic-alert-cat You and Billy are lucky to have each other."
Jan 18
Trudy commented on Sohair Abdel-Rahman's group 'POETRY CLUB !'
"Ellen, thanks for such a meaningful poem. I can't imagine my life without dogs."
Jan 18
Trudy commented on Travis Grubbs's group 'Pets and People'
"Thanks, Ellen. Aggie was a special dog, and the reason we have two more Goldens! I do believe she is resting, as you said, softly."
Jan 18
Trudy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Hi Ellen, thanks, it's fun to be featured so I can see more photos of Lacey's pretty face! I see you have a new kitty face, Zach. Sounds like you have a new project. I'm sorry Ammi has weight problems. I must say cutting his food in…"
Jan 17
Trudy replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Letter to the community, from Manny Hernandez'
"Hi Manny. I feel a little unsettled at your leaving TuDiabetes--we're going to miss you! You deserve a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Diabetes Hall of Fame for creating this life-saving website. Still I firmly believe we all should look for…"
Jan 17

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
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Date diagnosed
November 22, 1993
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
(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)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots
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MDI using Levemir and Apidra pens, One Touch Ultra 2 and One Touch Mini meters.

Trudy's Blog

My Friend With Diabetes

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 1:30pm 17 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…

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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…

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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: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Cons...ce=govdelivery

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".

I…

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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…

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At 9:24am on January 22, 2015, lotsofshots said…

I hope if I get pulled over it is someone like this guy. I love how he knows all the words and doesn't skip a beat while stopping every time he might be seen. Cute.

At 4:17pm on January 20, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Trudy, You have to check out the video on my page. It really is something.

At 3:42pm on January 19, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi Trudy, I went out today and got some rawhide bones. I hope that they are okay for a dog. He has not been begging or being bad since I gave one to him. I also got him some treats and a ball that he has to roll around to work them out of it. He has been drinking more water.
Zach was not in a cage at the shelter. He was in a room with about five loose cats. He was the baby of the bunch. There was one named Ginger who was 16 and took care of the rest like a mother.
I went in the room with Zach and he was pretty friendly. That was until we wanted to put him in a box and then he was not so happy. I had him on my lap yesterday in the bathroom and he was purring very loud. He didn't try to escape. He seems to be a nice cat. He is cute.
Since he came Zen is stuck to me. I think she is letting everyone know that I belong to her. Zach did jump up on the bed for a minute yesterday but she chased him off.
Anyway I cleaned the bed ruffle, so I have to take the mattress off to put it back on and then I can see how he is doing. I know he is eating and drinking and using the litter. Zen is not eating. Hmm, I wonder how long this drama will go on?
I did buy the blender but they didn't have any parsley. I am supposed to mix parsley with other greens and some plain yogurt and ice and add some berries and apples for sweetness. I decided I am going to try to eat healthy this year and really stay away from sugar as much as possible. Right now I am doing the yo-yo thing. Up and down. I am going to the Endocrinologist and try to get a pump.
I hope you enjoyed your day. I went shopping and hardly anyone was at the store. We have the day off as MLK day.
I am pretty worn out from housework. I did more exercise this past two days especially with the laundry going from upstairs down to the basement. All that is left is the yard. I will do that tomorrow and then I will have to start the dog walks which are going to be hard because Ammi will act up with me because I haven't walked him in a long time. Do you walk the dogs or let them go outside in the yard? Do they play in the woods?There is a nice dog park maybe I can get there tomorrow afternoon. It was sunny today so the rain probably dried up. It is a bit cold though.

At 6:21am on January 19, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi Trudy, I am worried about Ammi. Chris does not stay here anymore and I think he really misses him. When I was in the hospital and in DC I think he got fed a lot. Yesterday I tried to cut his food just a little and he was like a demon all day. He got into the garbage twice and he has never done that. I am concerned because he is very chunky but I know what it is like to be on a diet and I don't want him in pain. I am getting some low sodium green beans to add to his food. I am going to get food for weight loss too, a good brand.
I have been cleaning for two days and moving things around and doing heavy housework. It is like weight lifting. I don't see the new cat. It stays under the bed so far but at night I can here it out and about. Zen is over her bad mood. She can see nothing has changed. She is still getting all the attention. If I can calm Ammi down and get Zach settled in, I am hoping things will work themselves out. I have been gone a lot and the house is a challenge to get the way I want it. It is almost there.
I am going to get one of those personal blenders and start eating a lot of green smoothies. I am getting out the crock pot and am going to cook some stuff in that for the following week. How are the puppies? Do they miss Aggie? I bet they do notice that she is not there. I hope that you are doing okay. How is your weather? Here it is cloudy and gloomy but not cold and windy like before.

Hopefully I can get all the laundry done and clean the carpet. I am going shopping for food first because if I don't I will get tired and not go. I am tired of soup! Ammi needs a coat too. It is chilly and he has a bare stomach and very short hair.

At 6:13am on January 19, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi Trudy, I am worried about Ammi. Chris does not stay here anymore and I think he really misses him. When I was in the hospital and in DC I think he got fed a lot. Yesterday I tried to cut his food just a little and he was like a demon all day. He got into the garbage twice and he has never done that. I am concerned because he is very chunky but I know what it is like to be on a diet and I don't want him in pain. I am getting some low sodium green beans to add to his food. I am going to get food for weight loss too, a good brand.
I have been cleaning for two days and moving thing and doing heavy housework. It is like weight lifting. I don't see the new cat. It stays under the bed so far but at night I can here it out and about. Zen is over her bad mood. She can see nothing has changed. She is still getting all the attention. If I can calm Ammi down and get Zach settled in. I am hoping things will work themselves out. I have been gone a lot and the house is a challenge to get the way I want it. It is almost there.
I am going to get one of those personal blenders and start eating a lot of green smoothies. I am getting out the crock pot and am going to cook some stuff in that for the following week. How are the puppies. Do they miss Aggie? I bet they do notice that she is not there. I hope that you are doing okay. How is the weather. Here it is cloudy and gloomy but not cold and windy like before.
Here is the fish that Zach had at the shelter. He really liked it.
I am going to look for one so he feels more at home.

 
 
 

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