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Reversing hypoglycemia unawareness

Started this discussion. Last reply by JohnG Nov 26, 2012. 21 Replies

Has anyone had any experience with this? I've tried running a little higher for a few weeks at a time before, without any measurable success. Sure feels unconducive to good health. Physically I feel…Continue

Switching back to NPH

Started this discussion. Last reply by gene Nov 7, 2012. 10 Replies

After years on Lantus I've decided to switch back to NPH. Years ago when I switched from NPH to Lantus I was impressed it's flatness and how long it lasted. I still like it, but there are many…Continue

 

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
To figure out diabetes.
Date diagnosed
July 20, 1984

Latest Activity

gene replied to Jen's discussion 'Curious ...'
"I don't feel like I can add significant insight but these are 2 questions that I've been really curious about for a while now. so I had to chime in... 1. Yes. Did this for a while a few years ago trying to put diabetes into overdrive when…"
May 28
gene replied to Scott A's discussion 'So is anyone using the older Walmart insulins with MDI, and how consistent is your basal?'
"It's an insulin time-bomb with a random fuse. I remember starting a discussion about switching back a couple years ago, now I wish I had asked Brian more questions. The size of the injection seems to affect the action or "wave" of…"
Feb 9
gene replied to andrea's discussion 'lantus dose'
"One big dose. It lasted longer than 24 hours(probably since it was a bigger dose). An injection at midnight seemed to worked great due to my insulin needs and the onset/conclusion of the doses overlapping. I tried the 2 shot method a lot since it…"
Jan 4
gene replied to Dave's discussion 'I've become obsessive...'
"AHHHH! I'm started to get frustrated when people use terms like obsessive, extreme or over-the-top to discribe good good control. It seems to imply that bad control is the target and anything better is ridiculous. Sorry if this post is late or…"
Jan 2
gene replied to srfitzger's discussion 'Most Accurate Meters'
"Exactly what I've been looking for. I've been looking for just such a list for a little while now as I'm looking into switching meters again. Thanks."
Oct 29, 2013
gene replied to Dave's discussion 'Diabetic extrovert or introvert?'
"Definitely more introverted then ever. Typically I don't like people knowing I'm diabetic since they might be, or at least know someone who is. It just seems more intimate now everyone just seems so different. Though I do appreciate…"
Oct 23, 2013
gene replied to LiL MaMa's discussion 'TYPE 1 DIABETES POLL!'
"1. 30 2. yes 30 (540) maybe a long time ago. Though the time I went DKA I remember it was 13-18 3. no 4. HEALTH INSURANCE. It's not much of a tip but it's something I've learned from myself and other diabetics. It has easily made the…"
Sep 19, 2013
gene commented on beechbeard's blog post 'Pros and Cons of syringes/vial and pens.'
"I guess I've been off pens too long. That NovoPen Echo sounds awesome!"
Aug 13, 2013
gene commented on beechbeard's blog post 'Pros and Cons of syringes/vial and pens.'
"I find syringes more accurate. The exact dosage that goes in is what gets pressed out of the syringe. Whereas some of the pens I've used seem to leak eternally when tipped upside down. I've never measured how much insulin is left…"
Aug 12, 2013
gene replied to Scott A's discussion 'Is there a book or website with detailed example on insulin management?'
"I've been looking for something like this for a while now (going beyond the fundamentals). Too bad there isn't a shadow a good diabetic for a day program. To reiterate what uptown girl posted, all of the advanced micromanagement skills…"
Aug 10, 2013
gene commented on Jen's blog post 'No Title'
"I find these updates interesting and sometimes very relate-able. Makes me feel like I should be more accountable. Blog on."
Aug 8, 2013
gene replied to Sam's discussion 'Be honest, do you actually throw a pen or vial away at 28 days?'
"Never thrown one out either. Most insulins I use up before or arround 1 month. I've only been concerned with Lantus. with it's short shelf-life that I remember getting in a big 10mL tallboy. I went way after day 28 (months even?) Never…"
May 27, 2013
gene replied to artwoman's discussion 'Why don''t they believe us? A Vent'
"DOC = Diabetic Online Community The reasons already stated in this thread are why I quit going to see the doc and switched to the DOC instead. It's always left me wondering what it is that seasoned PWD would miss from seeing a Dr. or CDE."
May 21, 2013
gene replied to Annabella's discussion 'Dr Bernstein on Insulin Pump Therapy'
"Very good question. I think it all boils down to demographics, which in the world of PWD is tremendously diverse. Remember the ACCORD(?) study that said that low A1c's were unhealthy. It seems like there are a lot of complicated factors…"
May 17, 2013
gene replied to Nicole Olie's discussion 'Donating whole blood and volatile numbers afterward.'
"Wow, congratulations on your lifetime total. I've never donated but I'm always curious about it as a diabetic. Seems like there's a lot of misinformation about it. My only guess would be an IOB issue related to the timing of the…"
May 17, 2013
gene commented on TheTurtleMoves's blog post 'Dean Kamen - Making Diabetes Smaller'
"Wow. I didn't know one guy was behind all of this cool stuff. very interesting."
May 13, 2013

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At 10:52am on November 3, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!

At 9:35am on November 3, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Gene...fellow Canadian!
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.
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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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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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DO THE BIG BLUE TEST (BBT)....For more info, see the upper left hand corner of home page. There's a video there too about the BBT!!!!
C'MON...YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
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Take care....and keep in touch!
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