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Insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by DeeJay May 22, 2012. 4 Replies

Does anyone find that they can taste the insulin when they bolus/inject? It tastes almost exactly the way it smellsContinue

Take a Break

Started this discussion. Last reply by Natalie ._c- Nov 20, 2011. 9 Replies

Sometimes I wish that for maybe a month or even a few days, I didn't have to worry about the blood testing, the lows, the highs,the people asking "what are you doing?" and above all, just being able…Continue

What to do???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Wittman Nov 12, 2011. 4 Replies

I'm new to the website... so I dont really know what to do, I know a few people who have diabetes but I dont think any of them use this website, so I'm just gonna put myself out there, a few things…Continue

 

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DeeJay replied to geckogurl86's discussion 'Insulin'
"My nose has to be close to my pump reservoir or syringe in order to smell it. After 23 years of using insulin my sense of smell has adjusted to it. I'm sure you are only tasting the smell."
May 22, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to geckogurl86's discussion 'Insulin'
"I can still at times taste it, as though sometimes it goes right into my blood stream and right to my taste buds. I think it is the preservatives that make the smell."
May 22, 2012
Gerri replied to geckogurl86's discussion 'Insulin'
"Nope, but believe Tim's right that the smell makes you feel like you're actually tasting it. I don't really notice the smell much any more. At first, it seemed quite strong."
May 22, 2012
Timothy replied to geckogurl86's discussion 'Insulin'
"I think the smell is so strong that i think I can taste it, the way I can taste bacon cooking :) Unless you are injection in you tongue in which case you may be actually tasting it."
May 22, 2012
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Insulin

Does anyone find that they can taste the insulin when they bolus/inject? It tastes almost exactly the way it smellsSee More
May 21, 2012
Natalie ._c- replied to geckogurl86's discussion 'Take a Break'
"I think I need to write a blog about hospital/nursing home hell, because I've been there, and let me tell you, it AIN'T pretty. But one comment about sliding scales before I go -- a huge problem is when they use a one-size fits-all…"
Nov 20, 2011
Emily B replied to geckogurl86's discussion 'Take a Break'
"I am so sorry, you are absolutely right, he doesn't have easier, my apologies got caught up talking type 1 and forgot the D community who face challenges everyday."
Nov 20, 2011
Gerri replied to geckogurl86's discussion 'Take a Break'
"That's a fear of mine also. Can't bear the thought of it."
Nov 20, 2011
nel replied to geckogurl86's discussion 'Take a Break'
"I don't think ,that my type 2 Brother on insulin , who does carb counting has it any easier ???"
Nov 20, 2011
Emily B replied to geckogurl86's discussion 'Take a Break'
"Yes, that was just my point, only us, the type 1s, spouses and parents of young children know the intricateses of managing it 24/7. Such as, our worries at night (alarms or no alarms). Love ones play a big part of the support team. And living alone…"
Nov 20, 2011
Laddie replied to geckogurl86's discussion 'Take a Break'
"As a Type 1, we have I remember that most people with diabetes have Type 2. Unfortunately most caregivers in the hospital or nursing home situation are used to dosing insulin for people with Type 2. The insulin dosages recommended by Type 2 sliding…"
Nov 20, 2011

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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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Date diagnosed
November 11, 2007
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Pump
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At 10:54am on July 19, 2012, Stress said…

Happy B-Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 10:35am on July 19, 2012, Linda G said…

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

At 1:42am on July 19, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 10:13am on November 12, 2011, catlover said…

Hi geckogurl- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 6:13am on November 12, 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 5:26pm on November 11, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home geckogurl....fellow Canadian. Diagnosed on Remembrance Day....as if you COULD forget!!
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 and take a look at the Canada Embassy page as well, by going to the headings in the aqua coloured box in the upper left hand of the home page. Click on "DHF Grassroots". Once you're in scroll down, click on "Canada embassy", and voilà! The house in the photo is where Dr. Frederick Banting lived and had his medical practice in London, Ontario, Canada...before going to the University of Toronto to work on diabetes research, and ultimately the discovery of Insulin.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 5:01pm on November 11, 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.

At 3:33pm on November 11, 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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