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Jan replied to Aaron's discussion 'Inhaled insulin for sale in USA by prescription'
"Please report back. Is the dosing equivalent? In other words, if your ICR is 1 to 10, would you dose the 4 unit cartridge for 40 grams, the 8 unit cartridge for 80 grams, etc? When they say dosing doesn't matter, per se, does this mean you can…"
Jan replied to Aaron's discussion 'Inhaled insulin for sale in USA by prescription'
"Thank you, Terry. Her endo won't prescribe and they won't prescribe for adult patients either. I don't even know if she has looked at the data that is out there on Afrezza. Ten years of being high two to three hours after every meal…"
Jan replied to Aaron's discussion 'Inhaled insulin for sale in USA by prescription'
"How do you dose with Afrezza? If you have an insulin to carb ratio of 1 to 10, are you using more insulin with Afrezza? Are you using less? I'm not even sure the ratios will be the same. And who are the endos who know how to use it and will…"
Jan replied to Aaron's discussion 'Inhaled insulin for sale in USA by prescription'
"Easy solution. Disconnect pump and bolus into the air. then reconnect. That is a waste of insulin. Get an app for your cell phone called RapidCalc. If you enter the bolus information into the app, it will track insulin on board."
Feb 17
Jan replied to Aaron's discussion 'Inhaled insulin for sale in USA by prescription'
"From what I understand, most Type 1s have impaired alpha cell function, in the sense that the beta cells no longer send a "messenger" to the alpha cell telling the alpha cell there is too much insulin in the body. The beta cells are dead.…"
Feb 17
Jan replied to Dave's discussion 'Insanity'
"Isn't this dangerous? In the hospital when they do surgery or when first diagnosed, they use an IV drip of insulin which is immediate in action, but they also have a corresponding dextrose drip. So you can immediately correct with the dextrose…"
Feb 17
Jan replied to Aaron's discussion 'Inhaled insulin for sale in USA by prescription'
"Our endo refuses to prescribe Afrezza. I think the long-term effects of being high for two hours every time you eat causes cumulative damage and asthma drugs are inhaled. So pick your poison. I don't think dosing will be a problem for our teen.…"
Feb 17
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

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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 (aka: #blankieboy) 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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