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angivan replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lab Tests and Glucose Tabs'
"No, they don't consider glucose tabs or even apple juice an issue. They won't impact your numbers, other than your fasting glucose. And since you're D, they'll know that your glucose reading may be off so they won't be…"
9 hours ago
Zoe replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lab Tests and Glucose Tabs'
"I don't do just lipids, Annabella, but thyroid, A1C and it seems a couple other things. Gotta do it all every 6 months for Medicare."
9 hours ago
Annabella replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lab Tests and Glucose Tabs'
"I don't think you need to fast for a lipid panel anymore. The lab asks if I am fasting & does the draw marked non-fasting. My doctor says it's been discovered that it doesn't ,ake much difference to the results."
9 hours ago
JohnG replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lab Tests and Glucose Tabs'
"I don't believe a few Dex 4's is going to mess up your labs, I doubt they R checking to see if your a diabetic...:-)  On Monday my BG was 55 when I went for labs and they called me up later in the day and scolded me for not…"
11 hours ago
Zoe replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lab Tests and Glucose Tabs'
"I am a night person in a world of morning people; always have been, but now that I am partly retired I can indulge it! It boggles people's minds when I say, "no 10AM is too early for the appointment". I only have one other friend who…"
13 hours ago
karen replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lab Tests and Glucose Tabs'
"Oh, ha ha. I like to go early because waiting isn't my thing. If I went to the lab at 10ish the wait would be ever long from all the folks sent over from the docs office for a lab test, and then it would be lunch and still no coffee. Not Good!!"
13 hours ago
Zoe replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lab Tests and Glucose Tabs'
"Thanks you guys; I really need to get this done (A1C, TSH, etc for Medicare)and have been putting it off too long. Karen, I don't get up till 9-10 so for me that IS early...lol."
13 hours ago
karen replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lab Tests and Glucose Tabs'
"ditto niccolo but I would not call and I would not tell. They probably won't believe you anyway since 10 am is kind of late for a fasting blood draw. I get mine done early so I can get my cuppa joe, and I have popped a glucose tab before to get…"
13 hours ago
niccolo replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lab Tests and Glucose Tabs'
"I'd call the ordering doctor's office and ask. I don't think glucose tabs would mess up a lipid panel, since there's no fat there, and that's probably what you're fasting for."
13 hours ago
Zoe posted a discussion

Lab Tests and Glucose Tabs

I am way overdue to get labs done; I keep putting it off as I hate going out first thing in the morning without even my cappuccino! So I planned to do it this morning. Then I woke up at 3AM, felt off and tested and I was 49 so of course I had to treat (3 glucose tabs). Even though I sleep late and wouldn't have been at the lab until 10ish, I assumed the glucose tabs would disqualify me from being "fasting". Is that the case does anyone know for sure?See More
13 hours ago
Zoe replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lows....Running the Train!'
"Is your job very physically active? I have so much respect for people who work full time and manage D. I only teach two live courses a week and this afternoon I tested and was 52 when I was ready to go! Fortunately I planned on doing an errand first…"
Zoe replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lows....Running the Train!'
"Oh dear, yes, nausea must not be a fun low symptom! (Not that any of it is!). Yes, I've gotten lots of good ideas on here. I was telling someone just today about my experience my first night with my pump and the trainer had said "just put…"
Sensorium139 replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lows....Running the Train!'
"I keep going low at work and it's not related to meal time insulin nor apparently lantus it doesn't matter what I do and I've tested it out twice now lowering both insulin doses , except if I lower my lantus I'll go high all day…"
Hakima replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lows....Running the Train!'
"I used to keep glucose tabs with me also... but for some reason they became hard to get down when it was time. I can't explain it and don't know why... More than one I was so low they came right back up... one of my extremely low symptoms.…"
Zoe replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lows....Running the Train!'
"I'm sorry, Stuart, but though it's obviously well-meaning, I find your response rude. "Stupidity", "dead wrong", "*%_#_(" testing" Whatever happened to YDMV? I don't drink carbonated sugar, I…"
Stuart replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lows....Running the Train!'
"Dead wrong sister. TREAT, then test (if you must), that extra time searching, trying to figure out how to use the bloody machine, hey, its got a flashlight in the screen COOL... the time wasted testing, is lethally dangerous... SODA, in the arm…"

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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
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Date diagnosed
July 8, 2007
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.9 - Boo! 6/6/14, 5.9 - Yay! 11/4/13
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Animas Ping - 1/3/11

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At 8:50pm on August 26, 2013, Paige said…

You're so nice! Thanks for the support and positivity on that post I made four years ago. :)

At 7:18am on June 22, 2013, Tinman17 said…
I'm heading out to pick up my insulin my BG this AM 295 only had about 45 carbs allay yesterday
At 10:50am on April 19, 2013, Dee Meloche said…

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?

At 10:41am on April 19, 2013, Dee Meloche said…

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.

At 4:30pm on March 25, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

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At 1:28pm on March 12, 2013, Trudy said…

Hi Zoe. Thanks for accepting the friend add. We've talked so often on discussions, I thought it was time!

At 5:51am on March 10, 2013, Linda G said…

You are a featured member...BRAVO ZOE!!!

At 3:24am on March 5, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Heartiest CONGRATS Zoe on being a FEATURED MEMBER. Reed

At 2:10pm on January 13, 2013, David (dns) said…

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.


At 2:30pm on October 2, 2012, Josephine A Ni Dhomhnaill said…

Thanks for accepting. I love your pictures.




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