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Diet And Insulin Sensitivity

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Aug 18, 2013. 7 Replies

Hello all,I have been on a low-carb diet for about three weeks now. I am maintaining no more than 30 carbs in a day and it seems to be working. My only issue is it seems that I am using a lot more…Continue

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Diabetics And Surgery

Started this discussion. Last reply by barbraann Jan 18, 2013. 3 Replies

Hello All, I have a surgery on my shoulder coming up next month and will be knocked out for a few hours. As I am fairly new to being a diabetic, I have never stumbled across a post or discussion on…Continue

 

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meee replied to Barney Swank's discussion 'Diet And Insulin Sensitivity'
"When I first went low carb my bolus went down a lot. Then it went up... I think it was from protein/fat intake but I'm not sure. I didn't have the carb effect Brian described, I did lo carb because I already had that effect from carbs…"
Aug 18, 2013
Terry replied to Barney Swank's discussion 'Diet And Insulin Sensitivity'
"No need to apologize. I assumed you knew about basal testing since you use a pump. You can get a pretty good overview of the nuts and bolts of basal testing by visiting Gary Scheiner's website. Gary is a T1D, a certified diabetes educator,…"
Aug 18, 2013
Barney Swank replied to Barney Swank's discussion 'Diet And Insulin Sensitivity'
"Sorry for the new green comment that's about to come out of my mouth, but I don't think I am familiar with basal rate testing. I have slowly over time made minor adjustments to my current basal rate, but nothing extreme. What is basal rate…"
Aug 18, 2013
Terry replied to Barney Swank's discussion 'Diet And Insulin Sensitivity'
"I went to a "lower carb" diet (50-70 grams/day) a little over a year ago. I found that I need to bolus for my protein> I use an extended bolus (2-5 hours) to cover the protein. In order for you to really understand what's going on…"
Aug 18, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Barney Swank's discussion 'Diet And Insulin Sensitivity'
"One common effect of a low carb diet is that you become carb intolerant. It doesn't mean that you use more insulin, only that carbs raise your blood sugar more sharply. In fact, you are advised to "carb up" prior to a standard glucose…"
Aug 18, 2013
Barney Swank replied to Barney Swank's discussion 'Diet And Insulin Sensitivity'
"My protein intake has definitely increased, and I do not at this time bolus for protein. I am not a big veggie person, mostly stick to red meats/poultry. I have carbs for lunch daily and try to keep the carbs to a minimum during night time. I eat…"
Aug 18, 2013
Zoe replied to Barney Swank's discussion 'Diet And Insulin Sensitivity'
"Many people find that when they eat very low carb they need to bolus for protein as well. But that does seem like a big jump. Are you sure you are counting all your carbs? Eating only 30 a day and having 14 grams of bread sounds skewed - you do…"
Aug 18, 2013
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Diet And Insulin Sensitivity

Hello all,I have been on a low-carb diet for about three weeks now. I am maintaining no more than 30 carbs in a day and it seems to be working. My only issue is it seems that I am using a lot more insulin as of lately. When eating my lunch for example, the low carb bread I eat is 14g of carbs per serving. I normally would take 1.5 or 2.0 units of insulin but now I am needing more like 4 or 5 units. I am on the Omnipod, and thought maybe it was the pod. I have switched multiple pods and even…See More
Aug 18, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Barney Swank
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES Barney!!…"
Apr 23, 2013
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"Barney, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness."
Apr 23, 2013
barbraann replied to Barney Swank's discussion 'Diabetics And Surgery'
"I'm on a pump and had surgery on my shoulder and everything went just fine. Kept the pump on but I think they had me turn it down a bit. Surgeons and attending will all be aware of your diabetes and they will keep a check on your blood sugars…"
Jan 18, 2013
Barney Swank replied to Barney Swank's discussion 'Diabetics And Surgery'
"Thank you! That calmed me down and answered all my questions!"
Jan 16, 2013
Marie B replied to Barney Swank's discussion 'Diabetics And Surgery'
Jan 16, 2013
Barney Swank posted a discussion

Diabetics And Surgery

Hello All, I have a surgery on my shoulder coming up next month and will be knocked out for a few hours. As I am fairly new to being a diabetic, I have never stumbled across a post or discussion on this, so hopefully everyone could shed some light on my situation. Obviously I know that the doctors will be aware of the situation, I just want to know what precautions the take during the operation? Do they check my BG every 20 min and deliver glucose/insulin as needed? Or what happens if I start…See More
Jan 16, 2013
rivey replied to Barney Swank's discussion 'Basal Rates' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have the same issue with BG dropping around lunch. I thought I was more insulin resistant in the morning, but my Endo told me the body can release "get up and go" hormones(adrenalin). Being a steroid it can really jack with BG levels. My…"
Sep 12, 2012
jla replied to Barney Swank's discussion 'Basal Rates' in the group OmniPod Users
Sep 11, 2012

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Low BG's Part 2

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 12:55pm 4 Comments

To all,

Within the past six months or so it seems I have been having these "blackouts" where I have anywhere from 20 minutes to three hours of no recollection of a part of the day. It has happened about a half dozen or so times, these last couple at work. My co-worker told me I was asked to send a simple email, which is something that I do multiple times on a daily basis, and I could not figure out how to send one. I spent a half hour in front of the computer trying to figure this out. I…

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Insulin Storage

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 9:26am 12 Comments

Hey everyone!

First off I would like to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday! It wasn't the most memorable birthday for turning 21, but it was still a great day.

OK, my endo has told me that unopened pens/vials of insulin should be kept refrigerated, but as soon as I open one, it no longer needs to be kept cool. So for the last 3-4 months, after I start on a new pen of my Humalog I just keep it in my lunchbox. I was wondering if anyone else doens't keep their current…

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BG Low's

Posted on February 4, 2012 at 12:19pm 20 Comments

Hello All,

This is a question that has been unanswered for me for several months now. This is a scary topic for me, as I think I have been too low on too many occasions, of the people who have passed out from the severity of low BG, does anyone know the approximate number in which they went lights out? I have reached 30-35 about a dozen times now, and felt close to passing out. I am just curious if everybody is different, or is there a general number in which the body shuts down?

I…

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Traveling

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 3:58pm 5 Comments

Hello All,
In February of 2012 I am planning of flying with my girlfriend to Costa Rica to see her family. Can you guys give me some insight on how to handle the TSA or tricks you do to make things a lot easier? I am wearing a Dex Com, so the sensor in my belly could be an issue. I am on Lantus and Humalog. Any input would greatly be appreciated. Thanks guys!
Barney

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At 4:25am on April 23, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES Barney!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on every day!
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At 1:07am on April 23, 2013, rick phillips said…

Barney, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 4:24pm on April 23, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Barney...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 5:00am on April 23, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Barney. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 2:06am on April 23, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Barney!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 7:30pm on December 27, 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 7:19pm on December 17, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. I see you are a recent DX. Please read the BLOGS (TOP OF THE PAGE) the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much available advice and information. WELCOME

At 12:32pm on December 17, 2011, acidrock23 said…

I dunno if it was actually hard. I looked at it as being "cured" since I'd felt *really* horrible before I was dx'ed, went from 150 to 120 lbs (5' 10"!), couldn't see (actually, i could see w/o my glasses but didn't realize it until the doc discussed it), sleeping all the time, devoid of energy, etc. I was glad to get back in the swing of things. I don't bother hiding it at all. I have a MiniMed pump that I got in 2008. I was involved in really strenuous martial arts classes at the time and it made it a lot easier to control my BG. I'd say a lot less work too?

At 8:34am on December 17, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

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At 2:23pm on December 16, 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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