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Same issues here

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Oct 31, 2013. 4 Replies

Hello,I've been having the same issues. I've been on shots for many years and have been pumping for about 5 here. Originally on the straight insets, but they weren't going in. I'm on the angled ones…Continue

Medicare guidelines and testing supplies

Started Feb 14, 2010 0 Replies

Help!!! My insurance has decided to follow the medicare guidelines for the care of diabetes. I have been informed that they will only cover 100 testing strips per month.  This is for all diabetics…Continue

exercise!

Started this discussion. Last reply by MaiaJane Mar 6, 2010. 13 Replies

Anyone here experience problems with exercise?They tell me to cut my pump dose down 50% before during and after exercise.But my bg's spike so much that I pay for it.Today I was low, so I suspended my…Continue

Frustrated with incorrect or misleading food labels???

Started this discussion. Last reply by JT Feb 15, 2010. 17 Replies

Anyone here as frustrated as I am with labels being incorrect? Like sweet and low and all those other sweetener packets say sugar free and yet they have some form of sugar in them?  Diet lipton tea…Continue

 

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Testing guidelines...

Am I the only one concerned with the current testing "guidelines"? This is what I'm being told. Those on diabetes medication get one test strip per day some are only given one per week. Those taking insulin should test 3x per day. Yet, when you read booklets and are being "coached" by your diabetes nurse or educator and even the commercials, they are all saying to test often. I am a type 1 on insulin for 17 years and now on the pump. I was told to test before and after meals. That's 6. Then…See More
Apr 26
pancreaswanted commented on jewels's blog post 'Testing guidelines...'
"its the same thing here in spain on the socialized medicine/seguridad social. i get three strips a day. a months supply costs me like 3 euros, but i cant get anymore unless i buy them out of pocket. when i go back to the states, i head straight to…"
Apr 26
shoshana27 commented on jewels's blog post 'Testing guidelines...'
"INCLUDING TYPE 2 WHO USE INSULIN & OR ON PUMP"
Apr 25
shoshana27 commented on jewels's blog post 'Testing guidelines...'
"WE, WHO LIVE WITH D 24/7, SHOULD MAKE THE GUIDE LINES FOR HOW OFTEN & WHEN TO TEST & HOW MUCH INSULIN WE NEED TYPE 1 OR TYPE , ESPECIALLY IF WE TAKE INSULIN & OR USE A PUMP"
Apr 25
rick the "Blogabetic" commented on jewels's blog post 'Testing guidelines...'
"i have been tracking my testing and I test routinely 9-12 times a day. It is just such a dumb rule. I mean lets face it, i can easily go thru 18 times a day if I am low or high and worried about it. Maybe that is obsessive, but if I am in the…"
Apr 25
Kevin H commented on jewels's blog post 'Testing guidelines...'
"I'm pretty sure the 3 a day limit came from ADA recommendations of testing 3-6 times per day. I read somewhere on the ADA site recently(for the life of me I can find it again) that they were amending this guideline to a broader, "as…"
Apr 25
Nyadach commented on jewels's blog post 'Testing guidelines...'
"The theory of the 3 a day comes from only testing before breakfast, lunch and dinner and ignoring everything else. Ok fine, but that as we all know is just daft, but that's where they dreamed up with this figure. I can easily do 8-10 a day,…"
Apr 25
rick the "Blogabetic" commented on jewels's blog post 'Testing guidelines...'
"Jewels this is an awful policy. i posted parts of this this morning on the discussion "free stuff" and I will just reprint it here "Actually once per day is the medicare standard for type 2 Diabetics. There is some reason for that…"
Apr 25
jewels posted a blog post

Testing guidelines...

Am I the only one concerned with the current testing "guidelines"? This is what I'm being told. Those on diabetes medication get one test strip per day some are only given one per week. Those taking insulin should test 3x per day. Yet, when you read booklets and are being "coached" by your diabetes nurse or educator and even the commercials, they are all saying to test often. I am a type 1 on insulin for 17 years and now on the pump. I was told to test before and after meals. That's 6. Then…See More
Apr 25
jewels replied to artwoman's discussion 'Diasend print out editting' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I can't get the diasend program to read my glucose meter. Any suggestions?"
Apr 25
jewels replied to artwoman's discussion 'Diasend print out editting' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"My endo hate the diasend reports because they are so small. He was much happier with the other program. But with windows 8 I can't use it any more. I'm so frustrated as I like the other program much better myself. It was called EZ Manager.…"
Apr 25
jewels commented on Melitta's blog post 'Positive Autoantibody Tests Indicate Type 1 Autoimmune Diabetes'
"Thank you for all the information. I was not obese when diagnosed and have wondered about my typing. They said I was possibly a type 3 when diagnosed 22 years ago. I'm wondering now what to do with all this information? And if I get the…"
Apr 25
jewels posted a status
"I can get my Animas ping to download onto the diasend but it won't download my glucose meter. So frustrating."
Apr 25
jewels replied to Helmut's discussion 'A1C in the 4s'
"Isn't 30 to 50 grams carbs per day a bit low? I've heard you need carbs for energy. My insurance won't cover a CGM and I don't always feel the lows until I'm very low, like 36 which is almost passing out for me. I…"
Apr 11
jewels replied to Helmut's discussion 'A1C in the 4s'
"I've just been told that a good A1C is 4.4-6. Really? Isn't that dangerous for a type 1?"
Apr 11
Michelle commented on jewels's blog post 'downloading pump info'
"I got a new computer once (don't remember what version of Windows) and had trouble with Carelink. I called Minimed support and a very nice women spent about 40 minutes with me, helping me get everything set up right. It worked out fine after…"
Mar 17

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Testing guidelines...

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 6:55am 7 Comments

Am I the only one concerned with the current testing "guidelines"?

This is what I'm being told.

Those on diabetes medication get one test strip per day some are only given one per week.

Those taking insulin should test 3x per day.

Yet, when you read booklets and are being "coached" by your diabetes nurse or educator and even the commercials, they are all saying to test often.

I am a type 1 on insulin for 17 years and now on the pump. I was told to test before…

Continue

downloading pump info

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 1:56am 2 Comments

can't get my meter or pump to download info onto my computer. Just noticed it's not compatible with windows 8. But I could swear I've gotten it to download before. To be honest, I've only had success downloading twice even with my older computer which I know was compatible. Anyone else having problems with this? Any advice? I'm horrible at writing down my numbers and being able to make sense of my notes when it's time for a doctor visit. I'm so frustrated.

Surgery...

Posted on March 2, 2010 at 1:41am 0 Comments

Ok, so tomorrow I'm having the Essure procedure done.

Normally it's an office procedure, but my docs office doesn't have the facilities to do that just yet.

So... I'm going into the hopsital to have it done and will be asleep.

They know I'm a pumper and all, but I'm nervous.

Anyone on the pump and have surgery?

Thanks.

Also, I'm quite depressed about the American Diabetes Association and Medicare (who's guidelines my insurance has decided to…

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At 7:49am on September 8, 2010, Joanne said…
Welcome to our PA group.

At 6:01am on September 8, 2010, Marie B said…
hi jewels, don't compare yourself to others. I struggle with my d every day. last night I went to bed with a bg of 230-something. I had a small scoop of lowfat cottage cheese for breakfast and now I'm 145.

glad you are back. The fairgrounds are just down the street from my house, so I volunteer every day. There are so many areas you can enter the competition in handwork, food, art. what hobbies do you have?
At 1:51pm on May 13, 2010, Osob said…

At 6:36am on February 20, 2010, Marie B said…
Happy Birthday, Jewels! enjoy your special day!
At 4:10pm on February 13, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Jewels!
At 4:49pm on February 12, 2010, Kitten said…
Hello & Welcome!
At 10:34am on February 12, 2010, Karla J Sherer said…
Thanks for the response on lows. You are the first person I've seen who mentions a white blind spot. I've been having that but I have not yet associated it with lows. Since you mentioned it I will watch and see if that is when I get it. I feel the lows but now it seems I don't feel them nearly as soon or nearly as much as I used to. I think it's the tighter control also. Plus, with the pump I've lost 20 lbs and finally figured out I had to change some major settings. I had moved I:C and Basal but now that my ISF has been changed I'm seeing a better balance. Thanks.
At 8:51am on February 12, 2010, Doris D said…
Yep I know exactly what you mean!!! I took Type 1 way back in the early 70's and up til I found this site I felt like I was doing it all wrong and felt like an outcast but here we all have one common gole in mine and we really aren't that judgemental about how you go about doing it. Manny (our beloved founder) had a GREAT idea when he came up with this idea! I rwally hope you like it here and I know you will love the ppl here. Atleast I do!!!!!!!!
At 7:51am on February 12, 2010, Doris D said…
Welcome to our REALLY BIG family Jewles!!!!!!!!!
At 5:50am on February 12, 2010, Marie B said…
hi, Jewels, welcome! I invite you to join the Group Pennsylvania Diabetics - here - I live very near Milford PA, although we are in NJ. what part of the state are you? I've been here at TuDiabetes for about two years, so if you have any questions, I'd be glad to help.
 
 
 

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