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WES replied to Stuart's discussion 'Asana (postures) cause & effects...' in the group Yoga with a CGM
"Hi, I am currently in a yoga teacher program for Para yoga (a combination of Hatha and hymalain yoga tradition) I have found specifically for me that Agni Sara which is using tratabhanda (all three bhandas) has been very beneficial. And I am…"
Oct 8, 2013
WES joined etta amy's group

Yoga with a CGM

A support group for those of us dealing with the challenges of wearing a CGM while maintaining a yoga practice.
Oct 8, 2013
WES liked etta amy's group Yoga with a CGM
Oct 8, 2013
WES left a comment for Bill King
"Hi Bill, Great to see you here! You helped me about 2 years ago when I was training for my first half marathon! Also, I often tell my patients that the best power point slide I've ever seen was the one that you showed during a Diabetes Wellness…"
May 1, 2013
WES replied to jlw62987's discussion 'Help! Experiencing too many highs' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"I use an insulin pump so I inject symlin and then use a combo bolus on my pump. With injections you dose Symlin before your meal and then dose insulin after the meal. Sometimes I will dose Symlin 15 min before a meal. At those times it does help…"
Mar 5, 2013
WES commented on Caity's blog post 'Talking me out of my future!'
"For years I have felt that no one could stop me. I trained and ran a 1/2 marathon. I used to run and exercise to billy blanks dvds daily. And then I started thinking about what is best for my body? Why am I trying to prove something? If I really…"
Mar 5, 2013
WES replied to jlw62987's discussion 'Help! Experiencing too many highs' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"Believe me, I know it is hard to wait. As far as side effects of Symlin it is a good idea to go at least 5 days on one dose, then increase to the next mcg on the 6th day. Symlin makes your insulin work more effectivly so be very careful how close in…"
Mar 5, 2013
WES replied to jlw62987's discussion 'Help! Experiencing too many highs' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"It is absolutly normal for your bg to run high when you initially start Symlin. Remember any adjustments you make to your insulin usually take a week for you to then identify a pattern. I too felt panicked when I first started symlin when I found my…"
Mar 5, 2013
WES commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"Anyone have any tips for carrying all this stuff while running. CGMS dexcom, glucose tabs, meter, lancet device, test strips, water. I've been trying out an animas belt but my things barely fit in there. And i don't like velcro very well.…"
Jun 25, 2012
WES joined Andy's group

Diabetics who run Marathons!

Diabetics who run Marathons!
Jun 25, 2012
WES commented on Scott Strumello's group 'Symlin Users Forum'
"Symlin has definitly helped me lose weight and has helped with fluctuations in blood glucose. My A1C has always looked good but that is because i've experienced lots of lows in the past. I am currently training to run for an 8 mile race. I have…"
Jun 25, 2012
WES joined Scott Strumello's group

Symlin Users Forum

This group is a forum for Symlin (pramlintide acetate) users or people who would like more information on this new treatment for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Symlin is a synthetic form of the human hormone amylin which is made by the beta cells.See More
Apr 23, 2012
WES joined Manny Hernandez's group

Diabetes Supplies Art

Art created using diabetes supplies: insulin syringes, insulin pump infusion sets, blood sugar test strips, insulin vials, etc.
Apr 23, 2012
WES commented on Nathan's blog post 'Trying Symilin (part 1)'
"Hi, this is my first time reading the forum. I have been using Symlin for a year now. I do like it. I have lost weight and feel better. I don't feel like i have to push myself to get things done each day because of not feeling well like i used…"
Apr 23, 2012
WES posted a status
"Thank you for the comments. I'm currently training for a 5k. anyone out there have any tips for preventing lows and highs with symlin?"
Apr 23, 2012
Doris D left a comment for WES
"WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our…"
Apr 18, 2012

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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?
to find a community of people experiencing the same thing i do
Date diagnosed
April 18, 1996
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?

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At 9:13am on April 18, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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At 12:24am on April 18, 2012, 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.

At 5:20pm on April 17, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home WES....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends Black heart (cards)
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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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 4:59pm on April 17, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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