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How Many lows per month is acceptable to you?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristi Sep 24, 2013. 106 Replies

I just had my endo visit today and he noticed from my meter that I was having about one to two lows per week. He said I should only have one or two lows per month. I am currently on MDI and as you…Continue

This may sound stupid but

Started this discussion. Last reply by drsoosie Jul 17, 2012. 6 Replies

I am on MDI. In the last few weeks I have noticed my morning numbers going up. I am thinking dawn phenomenon. In any event I decided to raise my basal by one. I was using a new pen and when I clicked…Continue

Splitting your Lantus dose?

Started this discussion. Last reply by dishers Sep 13, 2012. 13 Replies

I see a lot of people on MDI slit their Lantus dose in half and take one shot in the morning and one at night. This has been suggested for those who experience dawn phenomenon as well as those who…Continue

who Says this Diabetes thing is all bad! It inspired me to complete a goal of running a half marathon on my 50 birthday.

Started this discussion. Last reply by lotsofshots Oct 4, 2012. 20 Replies

One of the positive things to come out of becoming a t1 diabetic at the age of 46 was to really take hold of what dreams and aspirations I had going forward into the future. I always dreamed of doing…Continue

 

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rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for drsoosie
"Drsoosie, 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."
Apr 9
Linda G left a comment for drsoosie
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Apr 9
drsoosie replied to jriccardi's discussion 'T1 & Hashimoto's Question'
"Zoe I am just like you. I had Grave's first and then fifteen years later t1. There is definitely a correlation in my opinion. I can't tell you how many t1's I have come across have Grave's too."
Mar 24
drsoosie replied to Mandark61's discussion 'Newly Diagnosed Runner'
"I love running too and had the same concerns you are experiencing when I was first diagnosed. But do not fear, your running days are surely not over. It takes a little more planning (testing often and figuring out what your sugars do before, during…"
Feb 28
Kristi replied to drsoosie's discussion 'How Many lows per month is acceptable to you?'
"I have the same problem. My pump and Dexcom have helped me so much. I rally do think the lows can be more dangerous than highs. I have been so out of it before and so low that I am suprised I didn't die. Doctors try to do what they think is…"
Sep 24, 2013
Wyche replied to drsoosie's discussion 'How Many lows per month is acceptable to you?'
"I really did not want a pump at first and fought as hard as I could stay on my MDI, but due to hypo unawareness by endo and I came to the conclusion that a pump would help me. My A1c's have gone up a bit and I am no longer being found at home…"
Sep 24, 2013
drsoosie replied to drsoosie's discussion 'How Many lows per month is acceptable to you?'
"I agree Sally. While it seems the pumpers maintain great control due to the ability to make minor tweaks here and there, I do think people on MDI cn have good control. There are pros and cons to both I think."
Sep 23, 2013
drsoosie replied to drsoosie's discussion 'How Many lows per month is acceptable to you?'
"This may cause controversy but basically the way I stay somewhat stable on MDI is that I just don't eat a lot. Once I establish a basal that works, I find eating three meals just doesn't work well for me. I don't have a great hunger…"
Sep 23, 2013
meee replied to drsoosie's discussion 'How Many lows per month is acceptable to you?'
"I agree many people do have really good control on mdi. I did dr. B's 30 g and still had fluctuations though. The basal doesn't stay stable in me and I nearly always spike when it runs, out..sometimes I spike 3-4 hrs after a meal even with…"
Sep 23, 2013
meee replied to drsoosie's discussion 'How Many lows per month is acceptable to you?'
"Hi dr.soosie, I also was told by my dvm that a type 1 friend of hers had 3x dka due to 3 different pump failures in one year- 3x in the hospital. she went back to mdi and was much happier. I guess it is something we may have to consider at some…"
Sep 23, 2013
meee replied to drsoosie's discussion 'How Many lows per month is acceptable to you?'
"Hi Zoe, I'm glad the pump is working for you and lots of people. I just feel too scared of that now, the overdoses more than dka maybe, I'm not sure. But it's not clear if I can physically tolerate it anyway because of all my problems…"
Sep 23, 2013
drsoosie replied to drsoosie's discussion 'How Many lows per month is acceptable to you?'
"I feel as you do...at least for now anyway!"
Sep 23, 2013
JustLookin replied to drsoosie's discussion 'How Many lows per month is acceptable to you?'
"I would just like to put in an alernative view. It is possible to have excellent control on MDI. I am doing it and I have other friends here who are doing it. Not everyone can afford a pump. Sorry to bring up Bernstein again - but he and his…"
Sep 23, 2013
JustLookin replied to drsoosie's discussion 'How Many lows per month is acceptable to you?'
"Maybe we here need to come up with a study (at least observational), with data collected though questionaire on A1c, treatment methodologies, frequency of testing, complications. Maybe there could be a comparison with the endpoint being different…"
Sep 23, 2013
Wyche replied to drsoosie's discussion 'How Many lows per month is acceptable to you?'
"I had severe issues with hypoglycemic unawareness and finally agreed with my endocrinologist that I would go on the pump. My A1c's were always below 6 at that point in time. He told me that he preferred me to be around 6.5 and that as long as I…"
Sep 23, 2013
drsoosie replied to drsoosie's discussion 'How Many lows per month is acceptable to you?'
"Hi Meee...I am like you. One of my friends (who I met on Diabetes Daily) had a pump malfunction and was in ICU for days. His story scared me off..at least for now."
Sep 22, 2013

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At 5:01pm on April 9, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Drsoosie, 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 4:33am on April 9, 2014, 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 DRSOOSIE!!
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At 5:45am on April 9, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 4:42am on April 9, 2013, Linda G said…

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At 5:27pm on November 8, 2012, Richard157 said…

Susie, I am doing very well, even though it has been only 5 days since the surgery.

I want you to know that the fall damaged my head, but not my teeth. They are in great shape!! Lol!

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At 7:46pm on May 27, 2012, jrtpup said…

Hey drsoosi

My wonderful dentist is interested in finding resources about T1/T2 as they relate to dental care. Can you recommend anything?

Thanks!

At 6:47pm on April 11, 2012, Dane said…
Looking forward to watching your march to Chicago! I hope to be marching with you in good control!
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From one April baby to another!!!!
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