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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 commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'How to treat a low?'
"How I treat a low: one small scoop of vanilla ice cream in a Dan Active (yogurt drink), which is about 20 carbs. To me it tastes like a mini-milkshake. If I'm really low, I have some glucose tabs first; if I'm not very low, I leave out the…"
17 hours ago
Trudy replied to meee's discussion 'Case to Carry Syringes'
"Hi meee. Both cases that came with my One Touch Ultra Two and Mini One Touch have room enough for at least two syringes; the Ultra Two will hold four. I always carry one of those meters in my purse. I have a small cosmetic case in my purse also with…"
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Nov 15
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"Hi Ellen, I'm late in saying thanks for the neat pic of an elephant playing in the water. Winter's here--temps in the 20's at night & 40's in the daytime--so the next outdoor game is playing in the snow! Any time now,…"
Nov 14
Trudy commented on Osob's blog post 'Hello friends'
"Hi Osob. Congratulations to you and your husband, and to Nura as well. My best wishes to you all! With your dedication, no doubt everything will be more than ok with your new little one."
Nov 12
Trudy replied to rick the "Blogabetic"'s discussion 'Looking for type 2 and 3 bloggers.'
""Type 3 Diabetics" sometimes refers to those non-diabetics who are close to us diabetics: to diabetics. Spouses, partners, friends..."
Nov 8
Trudy replied to rick the "Blogabetic"'s discussion 'Looking for type 2 and 3 bloggers.'
"Hi Rick, your last paragraph is good advice. I've lost my blog while typing it online here on TuD and been so very frustrated! Now I use Microsoft Word. And by the way, I love your blogs!"
Nov 8
Trudy commented on v/prediabetic's blog post 'what does DKA feel like?'
"OK, a question: do hospices refrain from giving insulin to Type 1s? If so, going to a hospice as a Type 1 would mean a death sentence from DKA. Am I reading these comments wrong?"
Nov 4
David (dns) replied to Trudy's discussion 'Basal or Bolus?'
"That makes total sense. Heat generally does speed things up. Many people find that insulin acts faster when the weather is uncomfortably hot, or when taking a hot bath, which is very similar to what you describe."
Nov 1
David (dns) replied to Trudy's discussion 'Basal or Bolus?'
"There have been times when I could have really benefited from an IV, but I'm just too paranoid about bubbles."
Nov 1
Sam replied to Trudy's discussion 'Basal or Bolus?'
"A hot shower seems to drastically increase the absorption rates of subcu bolus for me... To the point that I make sure not to shower with bolus on board unless I'm trying to make the bg drop fast"
Nov 1
acidrock23 replied to Trudy's discussion 'Basal or Bolus?'
"I've had success working out the muscles near the sub-cu shots,running,walking, running stairs and push-ups. IV shots too but I only do that if I get crazy high, like 250+ and I hardly ever do that these days."
Nov 1
David (dns) replied to Trudy's discussion 'Basal or Bolus?'
"I have used IM corrections for years when I need a faster response. Works like a charm, but . . . . that's me. "Your results may vary." Also, if you're going to experiment with IMs, which in my book is a good idea, try different…"
Nov 1
David (dns) replied to Trudy's discussion 'Basal or Bolus?'
"Logical and well presented. Just one teeny tiny caveat. Basal insulin, as mentioned earlier, is meant to keep BG stable when NOT eating. Another way to say that is, it's meant to counteract liver dumps (actually steady liver…"
Nov 1
Dave replied to Trudy's discussion 'Basal or Bolus?'
"As they say in da 'hood, "werd".This hours-long delay in subcutaneous administration has got me really interested in experimenting with intramuscular injections for corrections, which I'm planning to try out this…"
Oct 31

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MDI using Levemir and Apidra pens, One Touch Ultra 2 and One Touch Mini meters.

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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 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…

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




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