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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

Tags: DKA, Highs

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

Tags: Medicare, Testing, Supplies

 

Trudy's Page, Welcome! Finally spring.

Latest Activity

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…"
Saturday
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…"
Thursday
Trudy replied to mikep's discussion 'I started on Afrezza last night . . .'
"Hi Jim. I'm Type 1, diagnosed 20+ years ago, and am now 84 y.o. I've used a pump, am now on MDI using Levemir and Apidra pens. I extract the insulin from the pens with BD 1/2 unit syringes, so I take a lot of syringe shots. I believe…"
Thursday
Trudy replied to Dave's discussion 'Injury cause BG volatility?'
"Hi Dave. Once upon a time we had a dozen Collies and Shelties--wall to wall dogs, night and day. Fortunately, neither my husband nor I had your experience. Now we have two Golden Retrievers, who sleep in unlocked crates in the kitchen. Still,…"
Wednesday
Trudy commented on rick (aka: #blankieboy)'s blog post 'Are we spoiled?'
"Hi Rick, nice blog! Here's an article about (5)how far we've come with pumps. I used to use one and loved it, but in time I ran out of real estate. Darn. As for (6) sterile syringes, I'm grateful for them. I'm on MDI; I use 1/2…"
Mar 24
Trudy commented on Emily Coles's blog post 'Blogging on TuDiabetes is changing'
"Hi, Prcgorman, I do believe we can continue to blog on the TuD website. In Emily's first paragraph above: "Blogs that are written by members of TuDiabetes who want to post them on the website will go in a forum category called 'Member…"
Mar 21
Trudy liked Emily Coles's discussion Migration update: Screen shots of new pages!!!
Mar 21
Trudy replied to Fraser's discussion 'Afrezza question, are we being hi jacked?'
"Hi Jenny. I honestly don't know if TuD is primarily a site for younger Type 1s. However, I'm 84 years old, talk to friends here, and keep learning every day. I read the Type 2 information as well, because I like to be informed about…"
Mar 14
Trudy replied to CatLady06's discussion 'My cats have helped me through this' in the group Pets and People
"...And pets to your furkids."
Mar 13
Trudy liked mikep's discussion I started on Afrezza last night . . .
Mar 13
Trudy replied to CatLady06's discussion 'My cats have helped me through this' in the group Pets and People
"We have two Golden Retrievers. Vizslas are beautiful dogs, and yes, our dogs love to walk also. There hasn't been much walking weather here in NW Ohio this winter, although the ice will probably be gone next week after all the rain predicted…"
Mar 13
Trudy is attending Emily Coles's event
Mar 13
Trudy replied to Fraser's discussion 'Afrezza question, are we being hi jacked?'
"I think Afrezza would also be great for the visually impaired."
Mar 12
Trudy replied to CatLady06's discussion 'My cats have helped me through this' in the group Pets and People
"Hi, CatLady06. We have a lot of "cat people" here. I have dogs and they are a real day to day help for me (Type 1 for 20+ years). My son and daughter each have a cat; one granddau has one cat, her sister has two brother cats. How many…"
Mar 12
Trudy replied to mikep's discussion 'I started on Afrezza last night . . .'
"Hi Jenny @ Dave. I too am worried about taking Afrezza since I am quite insulin sensitive and take a lot of 1/2 and one unit corrections. Afrezza would be useful to me if I could use it for boluses, Apidra for small corrections and Levemir for…"
Mar 12
Trudy liked Emily Coles's discussion Migration update: forum categories and subcategories
Mar 8
Trudy commented on Tamra's blog post 'Just a short note'
Mar 8
wendy left a comment for Trudy
"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"
Mar 8
Trudy left a comment for Natalie ._c-
"Congratulations on being a featured member, and Happy Birthday!"
Mar 7
Trudy replied to mikep's discussion 'I started on Afrezza last night . . .'
"Jenny, Brian, I can tell you what happened to me. I got Pernicious Anemia (a condition in which you cannot use oral B12) when I was 25 y.o. I got Type 1 Diabetes & Celiac when I was 63 years old. At the time of the D diagnosis, I had pins and…"
Mar 7

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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?
Exchange of information
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 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…

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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 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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