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No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clare Oct 17. 47 Replies

I am a T1 on a pump and have no endo right now because she left practice due to disagreement with hospital admin. Just my luck I now need to have surgery. Hospital is concerned I don't have an endo…Continue

Tags: pump, pumping, hospital, procedure, outpatient

Prednisone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Sep 17, 2013. 9 Replies

I have taken 150mg of prednisone for a medical procedure I had done this morning. My bg has been going up to close to 300. To get my bg to come down I increased my basal rate to 200% and keep doing…Continue

T1 lap swimmers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen May 1, 2013. 6 Replies

I have just started back lap swimming and I was wondering what methods people use to keep there bg OK while they are swimming. I have been eating protien and reducing my basal about an hour before I…Continue

Tags: swimming, T1

First T-1 diabetic to do Ironman Triathlon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Onliner Feb 13, 2013. 3 Replies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk_Kvjvje6UI remember watching this on the Wild World of Sports back in the 80's. I wasn't diagnosed at that…Continue

 

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Unknown Diabetic commented on Jen's blog post 'A1c'
"Congrats"
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Clare replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"Congratulations, well done and I hope you heal quickly."
Oct 17
Mike Ratrie replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"That's great news! Congrats for getting through it all with the pump."
Oct 17
Unknown Diabetic replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"Had my surgery yesterday morning. Checked in with BG at 115 after surgery BG 131. My pump stayed hooked up to me during surgery. I was so stressed out the morning of surgery that when I checked in and they checked my BP it was 200/95. after I found…"
Oct 17
Sensorium139 replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"I had gallbladder surgery too...that's interesting. I only was getting deprived of the lantus because the nurse thought I'd go into a coma........ okay nurse , you act like you know me when I know how my body works, that's…"
Oct 17
artwoman replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"I remembering "discussing" the policy about "surrender" your pump with the Endo who wrote it. His strong doubts that a person with type 1 can manage their own diabetes while in hospital was insulting and frustrating. Sometimes I…"
Oct 15
Donna H replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"There is no reason to have to disconnect from the pump at all -- Zoe is right. Before surgery I even had a nurse show me I could feed it through and put it in the pocket in the front of the hospital gown so they could really see it before the…"
Oct 15
Sensorium139 replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"This reminds me of how I had to fight for Lantus on my last hospital stay after a surgery. Hopefully they'll really let you keep your pump on.  I had to agree to a half dose but it was fine.  I'm having another surgery next wed…"
Oct 15
artwoman replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"This discussion has served to make me angry all over again about my Endo practice decision that pumpers have to "surrender" their pump in hospital (I am hoping that doesn't mean surrender your meter as well). Insisting that using IV…"
Oct 15
Mike Ratrie replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"Good for you! Report back on how you do."
Oct 15
Unknown Diabetic replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"I will be staying connected to pump for surgery with a -20% basal rate 2 hours before surgery and 2 to 4 hours after surgery. I am OK with these instructions."
Oct 15
meee replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"Great! There is no reason for you to disconnect your pump. Maybe you can lower basal if needed. When I had a colonoscopy in August the instructions given to me said not to disconnect your pump if you use one and not to use fast acting the morning of…"
Oct 14
Dave replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"Irrational? I think that a bit unwarranted.Terry, are you familiar with the cost of malpractice insurance premiums for ANY surgical specialty? The hyper-litigous culture of our society is responsible, mostly, for these sorts of adaptive…"
Oct 14
Dave replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"I doubt that."
Oct 14
Dave replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"??? I think you're mistaken. Lantus and Levemir are both prescription. Did you mean Humulin-N? Yes, that's available without prescription, and it will work, but it's a poor substitute for the long-acting analogs."
Oct 14
Clare replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"Congratulations, that's the way to advocate for yourself because nobody is going to do it for you. I hope the surgery goes well and you heal quickly."
Oct 14

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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World Peace
Date diagnosed
April 13, 2000
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.7 June 2014
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
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Blood Work???

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 9:41am 6 Comments

Got the results of my bloodwork back and am happy to see that my A1C went from 6.7 down to 6.0; lowest I ever had.

For the Creatinine normal is 0.70-1.33 mg/dl I am at 1.44

eGFR Non-Afr. American > OR = 60 ml/min/1.73m2 I am at 54

RDW 11.0-15.0% I am at 15.2

Cholesterol, Total 125-200 mg/dl I am at 114

Should I be concerned about any of the blood work that is out of range? I am not familiar with the creatitine, eGFR or RDW.

Diabetic cat

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 8:24pm 10 Comments

Had to take cat to vet today. She was diagnosed with diabetes. Vet told me this was not uncommon for people with diabetes to have pets with diabetes. I was wondering if diabetes contagious to pets?

LOOK AT ME WORLD; I AM NORMAL TOO!

Posted on January 9, 2012 at 3:38pm 6 Comments

What in the hell was I thinking when I decided to go eat at a pizza buffet today? I started my meal off with 10 units of insulin and then dove into the pizza like a shark in a feeding frenzie. I finally came up for air after I was totally stuffed. It felt really good to do this since I haven't in such a long time and then the guilt set in about I shouldn't have done this. Then the 2 hour after meal bg check; I am already in the mid 200's. I then give myself another 5 units to try and bring…

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Exercise and jelly beans; how does this work?

Posted on December 19, 2011 at 7:56am 12 Comments

I see on this website where a good many people use jelly beans for treating lows while exercising. How do you judge how many to eat and how often if you are being active for several hours?

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At 8:22am on May 21, 2012, Brunetta said…

Thank you for saying so...I just went outside and watered my plants, heard the birds chirping and saw the sun shining. I sensed a wonderful calmness and joy, and know that my daddy and your sis are in that place of peace for always. So even as I miss him.. I know how it has to be so wonderful for him in his new abode.
God bless,
Brunetta

At 5:56pm on March 8, 2012, Amanda said…
Thanks
At 3:15pm on December 26, 2011, Linda G said…

A featured member!!! Bravo!

At 3:30am on September 26, 2011, Peetie said…
Hi Uniboy. Welcome to Tudiabetes! I just read your post about your misdiagnosis. I can't believe it took so long. Hope you are feeling better and can soon get your pump. Joanne
At 6:08pm on September 23, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 7:34pm on September 21, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home Uniboy....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!
At 6:10pm on September 21, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 1:40pm on September 21, 2011, Marie B said…
hi uniboy, welcome! so I'm guessing you were diagnosed as a type 2 in 2002, and now they know that was a misdiagnosis? there are many here with the same experience, including our founder Manny Hernandez.
At 12:16pm on September 21, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 12:05pm on September 21, 2011, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.
 
 
 

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