"This is a complication called hypoglycemia unawareness. Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is a good option. Medtronic also has a CGM module and sensors to use with the Paradigm REAL-TIME Revel insulin pumps. It's built in and just has to be…"
"Several months before I was diagnosed I had a mild but persistent "bug", probably a viral infection. I was also under a great deal of stress and working three jobs so I had no days off.
When I became frequently thirsty and started peeing…"
"Type 1 42+ years, 2+ years on a pump, all of those years "brittle" Diabetes which is genetic in my family.
Brittle DM is like walking a tightrope and requires similar skills: maintain focus, stay calm and steady, constantly adjust balance,…"
"I was the first T1 in my family except for an elderly great-aunt.
However, a couple of years of my diagnosis, Diabetes started appearing on the maternal side. My mother and about 5 other aunts, my brother, my sister, and then one of my daughters was…"
"I use over 200 per month testing 6 - 8 times per day: When I awaken, before meals, two hours after meals, 30 to 60 minutes after a hypoglycemic BG, 1 - 2 hours after a BG over 150, if I don't "feel right" (I have hypoglycemia…"
"Call Medtronic Support and report these issues. Ask to speak to a Supervisor or Manager and mention that your problematic reservoirs are not on the Recall List. They may need to expand the recall.
Let them know you also have photos to submit.…"
"My Type 1 is genetically "brittle", subject to fluctuation regardless of dietary intake or other factors. I was recently hospitalized for three days because a low-grade upper respiratory infection caused an almost total lack of insulin…"
"I've had Type 1 42+ years. While I was the first in my family to be diagnoses (other than a maternal great-aunt, within one year of my diagnosis my mother was diagnosed Type 2 which later became Type 1. Subsequently almost every maternal aunts…"
"I've had Type 1 42+ years, 2 years on Medtronic Paradigm Revel 723 Insulin Pump. Few or now complications despite genetically "brittle" blood glucose swings subject to spikes and occasional drops irrespective of activity level or…"
"I currently use Novolog, but used Apidra for over six months in my Medtronic Paradigm Revel 723. For me Apidra response was outstanding for both Bolus and Basal infusion, fast onset and clear 4 hour duration.
My Type 1 is genetically…"
Hi John, I was just going to ask you to be my friend when I saw your request! I wanted to ask you what you think of pumping, but figured the personal question wouldn't be relevent in that discussion. Thanks!
Done almost all that except by the time I got Diabetes they had came out with the disposable syringes with the needles in them. The U40 beef and pork insulin? Been there and done that for years. My 1st cousin took TYpe 1 in the late 50's and told me all about the glass syringes and sharping the needles. Back when took Type 1 the DR sent me to the county hospital (VERY small town and county) for a blood draw. The thing I remember the most about it was (aside from the fact I was screaming my head off) my mom fainted at the sight of blood. Didn't know she would do that til then. Fell out like a light at the foot of the lab bed! Oh how times have changed. That double void made me HATE plain water b/c my 1st urine wasn't any good then my great uncle and aunt had copper pipes to their pump and I had to drink about 10 glasses of water b/f I could eat breakfast and threw it all up never got breakfast. Decided then and there (at 10) I hated water and the only time I drink just plain water since is when I'm way high. Like 450 or something. Been married to the same man for 26 years and told him if he saw me drinking pure water to take me to the ER and I would probably argue with him about that! LOL! He's had to do it a few times but I also seize from anything below 21 and bless him & my kids they've seen that a few times too. No warning system anymore when I go low.
So you have heard of Giving Tuesday, right? Maybe you have seen the hashtag: #GivingTuesday. If you are like me, confused by all of the messages pointing in different directions floating around social media, you may be wondering, “What is Read on! →
Last Thursday was November 14, 2013, the day we commemorated the birthday of Frederick Banting. Thanks to him we have insulin today. Early that day the International Diabetes Federation released updated statistics for diabetes worldwide, as part of their update Read on! →