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fear of raising basals/taking more insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by cat Feb 5. 4 Replies

anyone else struggle with this? I've had to raise my basals twice in the past week for no discernible reason - eating the same, not sick, same exercise, waited through several pod changes and swapped…Continue

ketones

Started this discussion. Last reply by cat Oct 23, 2013. 13 Replies

hi gang!on those crappy days when you have BG rises for no reason, when do you check for ketones? I've noticed that if I'm anywhere over 200 I show anywhere from trace to large ketones. I can also be…Continue

diabetes lifehacks/protips

Started this discussion. Last reply by cat May 24, 2013. 29 Replies

I've been helped so immensely by you guys! I'd love to hear any and all folksy/science-y diabetic tips eg THINGS THE DOCTORS DON'T KNOW, WOULDN'T CARE ABOUT. Post em if you got em!- if your dexcom…Continue

when pump sites stop absorbing

Started this discussion. Last reply by cat May 3, 2013. 18 Replies

Hello tudees! I'm using an omnipod and having a rough week of what I THOUGHT was highs due to allergies but am realizing I've stopped absorbing in my thighs. That was always my go to area when my…Continue

 

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Melanie E. replied to cat's discussion 'don't throw away recalled strips! I'll buy em!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm certainly not planning to throw mine away. They're perfectly good strips, just not for use in the PDM! (Though I'll still use them in the PDM but with the coding at 17 instead of 16, as others have suggested.)"
Feb 28
cat added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users
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don't throw away recalled strips! I'll buy em!

i just read the megathread. I don't know if anyone was planning on chucking their strips but shoot, insurance doesn't give me enough. I'm not a creepy ebayer!! message mehaha thanksSee More
Feb 28
cat replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"hahaha god"
Feb 26
cat replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm spur careful about this stuff and have been using the lite and regular strips interchangeably in the outboard freestyle meters"
Feb 26
cat replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"my understanding is that the strips are only "dangerous" with omnipod use. they're fine with the outboard freestyle meter. thanks for the heads up about the Facebook group"
Feb 24
cat replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"sorry if this has been posted but I received a fedexed letter from Abbott and bipod about the recall. which is ridiculous because I've already been in touch with Abbott. the discrepancies in readings have been discussed here for years and…"
Feb 24
cat replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"yeah, I gave them my pharmacy's info but not my doc or my own. I asked if they were going to add me to a mailing list and got a really vague answer so I opted out"
Feb 21
cat replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"super annoying and omnipod should be ashamed. after all of these years of shoddy work w/r/to this issue and now all this confusion?"
Feb 20
cat replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"just called and they're sending me 400 replacement strips. I use the freedom lite meter anyway, but I called for the strips and was on and off the phone in about 10 minutes. Thanks for posting!!"
Feb 20
cat replied to cat's discussion 'fear of raising basals/taking more insulin'
"I'm always marveling at how strong you parents of diabetic children are <3"
Feb 5
cat replied to cat's discussion 'fear of raising basals/taking more insulin'
"Thanks so much for responding! the pump does help with that a LOT. I have a hard time correcting in the 200s still too but less so on the pump than on MDI."
Feb 5
Mommymimi replied to cat's discussion 'fear of raising basals/taking more insulin'
"My daughter is 10 and weighs 60lbs. Adjusting her basals scares the bananas out of me! We have to do it in super tiny increments and up the amount of daily tests. Especially through the night. She sleeps fine but I lie awake worrying about it :-)"
Feb 4
Sensorium139 replied to cat's discussion 'fear of raising basals/taking more insulin'
"I'm thinking I'm in need of a change on my lantus dose and possibly my i:c ratio with Novolog and I'm not trying to be a perfectionist but I've been swinging and it's making me moody and crap (which I assume is lantus…"
Feb 4
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fear of raising basals/taking more insulin

anyone else struggle with this? I've had to raise my basals twice in the past week for no discernible reason - eating the same, not sick, same exercise, waited through several pod changes and swapped my bottle of insulin. clearly my needs are changing and I'm fine with that if it's permanent. I'm extremely insulin sensitive and increasing my dosages tiny amounts causes big changes usually. does anyone else struggle with a fear of what happens the day if the insulin needs change again? I have a…See More
Feb 4
cat commented on Emily Coles's event 'Let's celebrate jrtpup together'
"I'm so sorry to hear this. she was so responsive on this site to me and other new or struggling people. I can only imagine what a light she was in person. to honor her Ill try even harder to reach out to others when I see them struggling <3"
Jan 29
cat is attending Emily Coles's event
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Let's celebrate jrtpup together at TuDiabetes homepage

January 30, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
1-2pm Pacific time What time is this where you are?How to participate We've postponed our originally planned event this week in order to take some time together as a community to honor and remember our dear member,…See More
Jan 29

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
9.9
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At 12:26pm on December 28, 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.
BEST WISHES CAT!!
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At 1:50am on December 28, 2013, rick phillips said…

Cat, 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 3:50pm on February 18, 2013, Linda G said…

You're a FEATURED MEMBER!!! Bravo cat!!

At 12:00pm on February 18, 2013, catlover said…

Cat-Congrats on being named a featured member. I love the pic of the hedgehog. Is it your pet or just a stock pic ? Catlover =^..^=

At 11:23am on February 2, 2013, Marie B said…

would love to hear about your band. my husband says you're cute btw.

At 2:09pm on February 1, 2013, Marie B said…
At 11:55am on December 28, 2012, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAT!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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!
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At 7:27am on December 28, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 5:38am on December 28, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 10:02pm on October 4, 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 http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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