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Jan replied to ChemDracula "Amy"'s discussion 'rise in blood sugar 30-50% less with reheated pasta than the same freshly cooked pasta?!'
"An update to my earlier post: She eats pasta about three times a week. The cooling down and reheating of the pasta (FOR HER) did result in better post-prandial blood sugars. BUT, two cups of pasta (80 grams) required the full bolus for the 80 grams,…"
Nov 15, 2014
Jan commented on Penny R.'s group 'parents of kids with Type 1'
"Firstly, I would like to say I'm horrified that her doctor took her off the pump. The pump is merely an insulin delivery device, and it is the best one, in my opinion. Putting your daughter on shots as a punishment is hurting your daughter, not…"
Nov 15, 2014
Jan replied to macfrizz's discussion 'New pump user - uncomfortable site' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Not sure what set you are using. We were told silhouettes were the least painful on a child with little body fat. And, yes, definitely insert at 30 degree angle, not 45 degrees. You do not have to push the site in too deep; it will kind of stop of…"
Nov 13, 2014
Jan replied to ChemDracula "Amy"'s discussion 'rise in blood sugar 30-50% less with reheated pasta than the same freshly cooked pasta?!'
"I just did a test on Ronzoni thin spagetti, cooled in fridge overnight and reheated in a little Prego sauce. Pasta does not match insulin duration, as someone mentioned. Not claiming pasta is a good food choice..... just want to know how to bolus…"
Nov 13, 2014
Jan replied to Jennifer's discussion 'Problems with Blood Sugar testing' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Poor little guy. Finger pricks hurt quite a bit, more than shots. I've stuck myself by accident both with lancet and needle and lancet does hurt. So I feel this is normal. Freestyle Lite and many other meters allow you to test on the forearm.…"
Nov 6, 2014
Jan replied to dalajosa's discussion 'Accommodations for SAT and related questions' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"We applied for accommodations for the SAT. They have a separate room for those getting accommodations. If you go to the wrong room, your accommodations will not be honored. They do not have to give you the same accommodations you are entitled to…"
Nov 6, 2014
Jan replied to ChemDracula "Amy"'s discussion 'rise in blood sugar 30-50% less with reheated pasta than the same freshly cooked pasta?!'
"Here's one of the articles I found on the subject: I know it's better to abstain from pasta totally but for those who won't give it up: Power Daily diabetes, diet free life, pasta, resistant starch October 17, 2014 Cooked…"
Nov 6, 2014
Jan replied to ChemDracula "Amy"'s discussion 'rise in blood sugar 30-50% less with reheated pasta than the same freshly cooked pasta?!'
"This was a study done at the University of Surrey. They actually found that reheating the cold pasta after sitting overnight in the fridge caused less blood glucose rise than just eating it cold.... claiming approx. 50% less glucose rise. I logged…"
Nov 6, 2014

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This is something I thought I would never do....

Posted on August 24, 2007 at 10:39am 4 Comments

Hello. Although I have been assiduously reading every blog I could get my hands on regarding Type 1 Diabetes, blogging is something I thought I would never do personally. I am the aunt of a Type 1, 10-year-old girl, diagnosed at the age of 8. Her mother and I work different shifts and trade off on her care. I am constantly searching for more information on how to better manage and treat this disease. Hoping for the cure.... My hopes have been dashed, however, by non-passage of S5, THE STEM CELL… Continue

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At 6:12pm on October 29, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Jan, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 1:49pm on October 29, 2013, Linda G said…


At 4:14pm on July 13, 2010, Lois said…

Thanks for the compliment. I don't know what I would do without the supportive comments of my TU family!

I already have a vendor for a prosthetic. He is a local and has a very good reputation in the area and was recommended by the surgeon who took my leg. I would feel absolutely guilty if I took anything from them when they could give their work to someone who has absolutely no medical coverage. Thanks anyway, girl!

Better go. I've been neglecting getting to my computer for more than a week or two! Lazy ME.

At 4:52pm on June 1, 2010, Lois said…

Yes, it's been an absolute nightmare! When they told me I had an infection in my "good" leg, I told them that if infection got into the bone, I would not want to live as a double amputee! And I meant it. That would be the absolute end to my crazy experiences.

I may be "strong" according to the way others see me, but I am really a big mushy bowl of jello inside. To tell you the truth, I don't think I can take much more of this.

You know what's sad? I see a couple of residents here being uncooperative and refusing to do the simple therapy exercises and simplistic activities. I keep telling one to get moving and just do it! Then I ask her if she wants to be here for the rest of her life. Why does she say she wants therapy in one breath and then refuse in the next? I just don't understand. I am here to work and to get the heck out of here, not goof around and moan and groan that I am in pain. Don't get me wrong, I do moan and groan that I am in pain, but I also work my tush off and most of the pain is caused by my working muscles that havent moved much in the last couple of decades! So, if I ever totally give up, you know I want to die for sure.

Gotta go to answer many more messages.

Love ya,
At 10:11pm on November 6, 2009, Doris D said…
Let me try again! This is a rebuted computer and well.................. No I haven't been keeping up in the last year and a half, life has just been busy anyway in January I get another grandbaby. The 3rd in 4 years..............Well the oldest granddaughter just turned 3 the youngest is 18 months and then the baby is due in January. All by the same daughter!!! Boy do I feel for her!!!!!!!
At 10:06pm on November 6, 2009, Doris D said…

At 5:42am on October 28, 2009, Sophie said…
Hi Jan,

I noticed you were talking about doing switch from the minimed cgm to dexcom. I, too, have the minimed one and a few days posted a discussion in the dexcom group wondering if people who OWNED the minimed cgm were able to make the switch? Were you ultimately able to do this switch? If so, would you mind explaining how the insurance reacted/handled it... this is my worry right now.

Thank you so much!

At 8:59am on September 2, 2009, Mari said…
Hi Jan. Of course we need a cure--for all the reasons you mentioned in your comment and for everything that I mentioned in the last paragraph of my blog post. Hopefully you can see past your perception of it being a seemingly negative post and understand that we are all in this together.
At 5:48pm on August 24, 2009, The Dishing Diabetic said…
Hi Jan! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog and sharing your daughter's site with me. It is http://www.bloodsugar101.com/, right? What a FABULOUS site.... I will be devouring it tonight. My very, very best to you, your sister and your niece!
At 8:49am on May 27, 2009, shirley bloyd said…
i train my own dog . also i post a blog on how i did it



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