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Basal or Bolus?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David (dns) Nov 1. 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. 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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Trudy replied to earthling's discussion 'Perplexing symptoms - Autonomic Neuropathy or Addison's?' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Hi Annabella. I love my dairy, so I've found ways that work for me to control the Lactose Intolerance. First, I take a probiotic that contains the strain of Rhamnosus, first thing in the morning. Second, I take a pill, such as Lactaid, whenever…"
Trudy replied to earthling's discussion 'Perplexing symptoms - Autonomic Neuropathy or Addison's?' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Earthling, with Celiac, one cannot eat gluten--it's as simple as that. The gluten destroys your ability to absorb vitamins and minerals; it takes a very long time to recover from that damage. I if get accidentally "glutenized",…"
Trudy replied to earthling's discussion 'Perplexing symptoms - Autonomic Neuropathy or Addison's?' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Hi earthling. Don't forget that it is important to not stop eating gluten before the test, or else you will get a negative result whether or not you have Celiac. Also, sometimes people are sensitive to gluten and have many of the Celiac…"
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"Hi Trudy, Hopefully, I am back on Tudiabetes for good. The only difference is that I am going to the hospital full time and I get up at 5am. The commute is hideously unbelievable. I am still panicking the beltway and DC is so unruly. One can never…"
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Trudy commented on jimt1cgms's group 'Apidra Users'
"Hi Natalie. I use Apidra on MDI; I see you have a pump. I think everyone has to experiment to find which method works best for them. The time of day determines how I bolus--10 minutes or so before food during the day, and a bolus both before and…"
Trudy commented on Tamra's blog post 'I Am Not Normal'
"This is a great blog, Tamra. "Normal", huh. I try to stay normal with Type 1, which means at minimum, testing, insulin, careful diet, more. Staying normal with Celiac means avoiding all gluten, all the time. Staying normal with Lactose…"
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"This was a beautifully written blog, Rick. I really enjoyed it, both for the writing and your great story. Your memory for details is truly amazing!"
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"Hi Emily. I've written a fair amount of poetry on the Poetry Group!, so I wonder if I must quickly put it all on my Microsoft Word. In other words, my question is: will the content of the Groups be saved? Also, will our blogs already written be…"
Dec 14
Trudy commented on lotsofshots's blog post 'Words of Wisdom from Spongebob'
"Hi Ellen. I'll take my "words of wisdom" wherever I can find them! I'm really glad you're home from the hospital in time for the holidays, and I'm joining in your wishes for you to receive a new pancreas, etc. If Santa…"
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"Hi Tom, congratulations on your 72nd Diaversary! A great accomplishment."
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Trudy replied to Sey's discussion 'New to Diabetes...'
"Hello Sey. I take a slightly different view, one which works for me. (I have Celiac Disease, so gluten is out. But nevermind, I'm not recommending that you cut out gluten.) I cut out the obviously high carb dessert foods, eat a lot of healthy…"
Dec 10
Trudy replied to LilliD's discussion 'Starting Bolus Insulin'
"My endo gave me really easy ratio and correction to work with; maybe she knew how bad I am at math. Anyway, 1:10 for insulin:carb ratio; 100 for correction. I need a little more insulin since then, esp. in the morning when I'm more insulin…"
Dec 5
Trudy replied to LilliD's discussion 'Starting Bolus Insulin'
"Hi Lilli. I got Celiac and Type-1 at the same time, 21 years ago. I figured out the necessity for going gluten-free right away, but it took months for my doctor to realize that I needed insulin. The day I started insulin--finally!--my life was saved…"
Dec 5
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"Hi Adele. Thanks for the friendship! I look forward to getting to know you."
Dec 3

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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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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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".



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…


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At 6:38am on December 20, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Trudy, Hopefully, I am back on Tudiabetes for good. The only difference is that I am going to the hospital full time and I get up at 5am. The commute is hideously unbelievable. I am still panicking the beltway and DC is so unruly. One can never get used to it because everyone acts crazy and construction is continuous and always somewhere different. There are at least 2O turns. The beltway is sometimes a parking lot and sometimes really over 60mph, the city with all the people, and cars is crazy. Stress, but I am challenged to make this trip myself. I am praying that Monday I don't wreck the car or get killed or kill someone else. You cannot relax one minute. It is that bad. No autopilot.
I hope you are feeling better. How is your health doing? I hope you are enjoying the Holiday? How are the puppies. Ammi I think is bipolar! He completely lost his manners with me while I was away. I wonder if he got stressed that I left and then came back. Zen is the same only never wants to leave my side. At night she is pasted to me. Today is Christmas decorating day. It is now or never, could be never very easily! Take care.

At 7:20am on November 25, 2014, Kathy said…

Happy Thanksgiving, Trudy.

At 3:06pm on November 6, 2014, lotsofshots said…

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…




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