"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…"
"I just called Bayer myself. They are sending a Bayer Contour USB case at no charge. (Four colors available, I chose purple so it would stand out) Hopefully the Bayer Contour USB case is just tiny bit larger with loops that work!"
"Medicare and my Medicare Advantage HMO require me to get my lancets and BG test strips from Edgepark. Edgepark carries the Bayer Next test strips but not the Bayer lancets. They shipped universal lancets which fit some of my older devices but do not…"
"I had to revert to my OneTouch Delica lancet pen because the Medicare authorized medical supply provider does not carry the lancets for the Bayer device. Universal lancets do NOT work. The Bayer USB Next Link case is very problematic for me as well."
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.
Above is a photo of Diabetes Hands Foundation’s own Manny Hernandez with the stars of the Diabetes Co-Stars Video, “Strength in Numbers.” In case you haven’t heard the news yet, there is a new video making it’s way through the … Continue Reading
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading