"Welcome to the forum, Dazed! A couple thoughts.I'm assuming you're only taking Lantus so far? Since you are going low in the morning you might try splitting your Lantus dose, half in the morning and half in the evening. Lantus is supposed…"
"Most people on shots take three fast acting insulin shots for their meals,(called bolus) 1 or 2 long acting for background insulin (called basal) and perhaps more for corrections when high.(also bolus). When you are new to D you sometimes only need…"
"No, you won't save money, Dell. You still have to buy insulin (in vials) and you need to get regular supplies of infusion sets and cartridges. Going on a pump isn't a way to save money. But it does do two major things: Help us better…"
"I cook such a variety of things for dinner that it's hard to focus on one recipe in particular. Most of the things I like to cook are not all that easy or quick as I enjoy cooking, have time, and like more complex dishes. When I want really…"
"Thanks for the explanation, Laddie. I forget that some other pumps have a linked meter that posts the number to the pump. That makes it easier, but it would still feel to me like having to use two devices. And I assume you can't do that with…"
"I have to admit that, as a vegetarian, I'm always a bit bemused when omnivores seem puzzled over what to eat that is low carb. There are infinite combinations of meat or fish plus vegetables or salads! And none of these involve intensive…"
"Thanks Meda-Kay! I'm actually going to call soon to see if I'm eligible for a new pump in January. If I am, problem solved, if not I'd love one of your cases. Thanks for the meter-remote offer too; that still works great!"
"If your blood sugar is rising over night taking Humalog before bed is not the solution. Humalog is strictly for meals. You might try raising your Lantus by one unit in the evening. Or you could consider getting a pump which will allow you to vary…"
"I agree with everything angivan said. Using a pump will definitely improve your control and your lifestyle.
I don't know what your budget is and whether your country provides any support for medical goods. Pumps are very expensive if you have…"
"How nice of you, Laddie, thanks! I'm going to call to place and order soon and will ask Animas if I am eligible for a new pump in January 2015. If not, I'd love to get your unused case.
Just out of curiosity, why do you hate your Ping…"
"That is so great that you speak up in your community, artwoman. I like to believe all of our voices matter. I picture a doctor going to a medical conference and saying, "you know it's interesting I have a couple patients that were…"
""the most common chronic disease to affect children of all ages, including toddlers and babies." This quote is from the article on the observation in Syracuse.
I must be the oldest toddler in history - diagnosed at age 58. It is now known…"
"Personally they can keep the blue LED's and do a bit more education. This is what the article said about JDRF: "JDRF currently funds $658 million in scientific research on diabetes in 17 countries. Their main focus is Type 1, the most…"
"Thanks, Laura. They don't appear to sell the cases separately which makes sense because if they were available you would think Animas would have it! Anyway, I'll see if I get a new pump in January and if not I can look for resources that…"
Thanks anyway.I have started a discussion about the play button not working and so far have received no replies.I was composing my own tunes for the reminders which I use all the time.I get so tired of Mary Had A Little Lamb.If you know what I mean?
Hi Zoe I was just reading some of the posts online about EZ ManagerMax.My Ezmanager max3.06 does not work my custom composer.When I hit the play button the tune doesnot play.I called Animas and they told me they would send the 3.07 version.What is the difference between the two.I just hope the 3.07 version works better.
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Zoe, My comment was not directed at you; if I didn't make that clear, please let me say it now and remove all doubt. I do have to say, however, that I think you are wasting your energy trying to reason with someone who won't be reasoned with, and who simply will not hear what you say. You're attempting to move an immovable object.
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