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What kind of pump?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erin Jun 19, 2013. 13 Replies

Hello folks!I'm a relatively new autoimmune diabetic (type 1 or LADA, not sure which), and my honeymoon is ending. Today the endo says he sees me as a good candidate for an insulin pump in the future…Continue


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boulderbird left a comment for Mari
"thank you for the birthday wishes! I hope your day is also a good one."
Dec 17, 2014
Mari left a comment for boulderbird
"Happy Birthday1 I hope you have a nice day!"
Dec 17, 2014
boulderbird replied to joey's discussion 'newbe' in the group Dexcom Users
"Try not to chase the graph. A lot of people will get anxious about their CGM telling them their blood glucose is going up or down and will attempt to fix the situation without really waiting for insulin or food "on board" to take effect.…"
Nov 10, 2014
Mel liked boulderbird's discussion First Day of t:slim
Sep 18, 2014
boulderbird joined Manny Hernandez's group

Single Diabetics

You may or may not be dating, but if you have diabetes and have no life partner currently, this is the group for you.
Aug 19, 2014
boulderbird and Judith in Portland are now friends
Aug 19, 2014
boulderbird replied to Judith in Portland's discussion 'A Sudden, Brutal Loss Takes it's toll......' in the group Pets and People
"I'm so sorry for your loss."
Aug 14, 2014
boulderbird replied to Susan's discussion 'Questions re mySugr' in the group mySugr
"Anytime, Scott. :)"
Jul 1, 2014
boulderbird replied to ITDiabetic's discussion 'The Alcohol Conundrum'
"Good point. I'll typically have a single malt after eating, but near enough the meal that I've got food in my system."
Jun 30, 2014
boulderbird replied to ITDiabetic's discussion 'The Alcohol Conundrum'
"Personally, I'll bolus my normal insulin to carb ratio for beer, but won't bolus anything for dry wine or liquor (I love single malt!). I never drink without eating as well. Thus far it's worked alright for me, but the beer is…"
Jun 30, 2014
boulderbird replied to Susan's discussion 'Questions re mySugr' in the group mySugr
"hi, Late to the party, here, I'm afraid. I'm a pumper and I log everything into MySugr. It's a habit I got into while I was still on the pen, and so I've kept it. I find it's the one think I can go back to and make sense out…"
Jun 30, 2014
boulderbird commented on Scott K. Johnson's group 'mySugr'
"I'm here... I do love MySugr."
Jun 16, 2014
boulderbird replied to Adrien's discussion 'Restarting the dexcom sensor - what you should know' in the group Dexcom Users
"This is great information and explains a lot. Thank you."
Jun 9, 2014
boulderbird commented on laura's blog post 'New Endo'
"I like the idea of the loaner CGM for a week to get an idea what's going on. You might want to think of eating some slowly-digesting carbs at night before bed and before exercise as it might help fuel your body and avoid the lows. Also, if…"
May 28, 2014
boulderbird replied to Amy's discussion 'seriously?????' in the group New England Diabetes
"I wish I had some good advice to offer. I'm a Canadian who's been living in the US only for 3 years, so I'm still learning how to negotiate the insurance and supply companies myself. I just wanted to say that I can only imagine how…"
May 28, 2014
Heather commented on boulderbird's blog post 'Dissension'
"I don't usually use alcohol. I only did because I was out and there was no sink! Yes frustration..."
May 26, 2014

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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
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
hoping to find a support network
Date diagnosed
August 30, 2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise
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I was diagnosed a little less than a year ago and I'm just now starting to bolus and learn how to do what my pancreas is not.

Boulderbird's Blog


Posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:59pm 3 Comments

I was at the gym and was running a little low during my workout and a lot more low by the time I finished (the glucose I ate wasn't enough). I tested: 47 mg/dL I walked back to my lab and crunched on some more glucose tabs, then sat in a daze for a few minutes. I tested: 122 mg/dL. Peeked at the Dexcom which said holding steady at 43 mg/dL. Stuck my finger again: 82 mg/dL.

Some days I think that a cure is a nice thought, but how will that be managed when we can't even get accurate…



Posted on May 15, 2014 at 9:31am 0 Comments

I've not posted for a long time, although I've been visiting periodically. Today, though, I just need to gripe a little. Generally speaking I've got a fairly good handle on my health. It's been a little shakey since I had hand surgery at the end of February which meant about a month off all the exercise I can bring myself to do (hate running; won't run), and since then work has been interfering with getting my desired level of activity going again. So my insulin needs have moved around a…


Being "Out"

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 9:17am 3 Comments

This past week I took part in a wonderful scientific meeting. It was hosted at my home institution, and the local participants were given the same meal plan as the out-of-town attendees so that we could share meals and socialize with them. I'm not going to complain about the food (suffice it to say I'm not surprised at all the college freshman who get pudgier), because having that extra socialisation time really was a great opportunity. The dining hall and the restrooms were on a different…


Take 2?

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 10:46am 1 Comment

So my history in brief. I started seeing an endocrinologist last summer because of Grave's disease. I was also showing slightly elevated fasting blood glucose (fBG) at the time, but the endo assured me it was just a side-effect of the Grave's (which is what I figured). After a month on methimazole my thyroid levels started coming down, but my fBG stayed up. This prompted my endo to order more tests and he came back with a diagnosis of T1D. He said I was in the grace period, and wouldn't need…


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At 4:29am on December 17, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!

At 4:15am on December 17, 2014, Mari said…

Happy Birthday1 I hope you have a nice day!

At 2:31pm on January 9, 2014, Marie B said…
At 7:32pm on December 17, 2013, Linda G said…

IDK where the flowers are from....I found it!! Looked pretty....and bingo!

At 4:13am on December 17, 2013, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
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At 2:54am on December 17, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Boulderbird, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:58am on December 17, 2012, Linda G said…

(How are you doing?? Have you begun taking insulin?)
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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 right now!

At 2:18am on December 17, 2012, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 2:39am on September 25, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!! Please enjoy it here with us!!!
here'a a link to get u on ur way with us
to comment back to us just hit the "comment Back" bar under our comments

At 12:07pm on September 23, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home boulderbird!
August 30th....not quite a month ago!!! How's it all going?
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.
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:
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 right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!




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