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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

Insulin pump basal rate settings

Started Feb 7, 2013 0 Replies

I was wondering how many different basal settings you have on your pump throughout the day? I have 8.Just got my A1C done today and it was 5.6; What a suprise this was.Continue

Tags: pumps


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Latest Activity

Unknown Diabetic replied to Emily's discussion 'Type 1 - post swim hyperglycemia'
"I have been swimming for about a year now. After alot of trial and error I have found that cutting my basal rate 70% two hours prior to swimming and fixing an omelet seems to keep me pretty stable. I do not bolus for the omelet. I found having my BG…"
Mar 6
Sandy replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'Not Happy With Dexcom!'
"Dexcom told me my doctor and my insurance wouldn't approve. Turns out my doctor was never notified and when I called my insurance they said they wouldn't approve without my doctor's approval, which Dexcom didn't have. Dexcom was…"
Feb 21
Unknown Diabetic replied to Timothy's discussion 'WHAT DOES INSULIN SMELL LIKE TO YOU?'
"LIFE !!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Feb 17
Unknown Diabetic replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Quick Insulin Pump Survey'
Feb 12
Bob Martin replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'Not Happy With Dexcom!'
"I never had this problem. They kept me informed every step of the way. With that said let me say that I got my Dexcom G4 in January 2013 and while there is some unstable glucose reading during the first day of after inserting the sensor it has…"
Feb 9
Unknown Diabetic replied to tonilynn20's discussion 'Calling all runners!'
"What kind of a breakfast did you eat? I will eat high protein and fat before and don't bolus for any of it with a 50% basal decrease and that will keep me pretty constant for two hours. I like to be in the 130 to 140 range when I start."
Feb 9
Unknown Diabetic replied to Shoehorn's discussion 'Type 1 Diagnosed Age'
"diagnosed at age 54 as T1 before that I was misdiagnosed as T2 at age 43. It only took 11 years for the doctors to get it right."
Jan 31
Unknown Diabetic replied to Robyn's discussion 'How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.'
"450 strips per month. insurance covers mine."
Dec 23, 2013
Unknown Diabetic replied to Timothy's discussion 'Top 10 ways my sets come out.'
"Never lost one in over 2 years of pumping. I wear my pump under my clothing in a Spibelt."
Dec 1, 2013
Unknown Diabetic updated their profile
Nov 26, 2013
Unknown Diabetic replied to Gabriella's discussion 'Do you prefer shots or the pump?'
"I prefer neither; but since I have to I will do the pump."
Nov 16, 2013
Unknown Diabetic commented on Jen's blog post 'Exercise stuff'
"I always carry my phone and listen to the music on it while riding my unicycle. I want to get an MP3 to use while swimming. Maybe I can talk my wife into getting me one for Christmas. It seems like the more stuff I have the longer it takes to get…"
Oct 31, 2013
Unknown Diabetic liked Jen's blog post Update on me
Oct 29, 2013
Unknown Diabetic replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Big Blue Test 2013 has begun!!!'
"Just unicycled for 45 minutes. started @ 122 and finished @ 121. No bolus for breakfast and a 50% basal reduction. Wish I could have this kind of control during excercise all the time."
Oct 17, 2013
Unknown Diabetic replied to acidrock23's discussion 'Today's Wacky Experiment'
"This sounds like political disaster. Good Luck."
Oct 2, 2013
Unknown Diabetic replied to Dave Davis's discussion 'What do you do to relieve your stress?'
"Juggling; for me it just makes everything dissappear."
Sep 19, 2013

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
Find new ways to take care of myself.
Date diagnosed
April 13, 2002
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.7 July 19, 2012; 6.0 Oct 22, 2012; 5.6 Feb 7,2013 5.7 Nov 25, 2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
One Touch Ping

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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?


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…


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,

At 5:56pm on March 8, 2012, Amanda said…
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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
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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