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Jan replied to Terry's discussion 'Afrezza meets low-carb high-fat, a T1D report'
"Yes IV insulin is administered by drip, but what you didn't mention is in conjunction with the IV insulin drip, is an IV dextrose drip. Which the nurses titrate simultaneously. But what they do is, if a patient gets 1 unit an hour and they…"
Jan replied to Terry's discussion 'Afrezza meets low-carb high-fat, a T1D report'
"Thanks, I just read it and it was illuminating. Amy, also, wishes they had two unit cartridges for corrections. She does not use the 4 unit cartridge for corrections unless she's at home and has been 150 for more than two hours. And she has…"
Jan replied to Terry's discussion 'Afrezza meets low-carb high-fat, a T1D report'
"Can't speak for all Type 1s but the factor we were given by Gary Scheiner when she was 8 years old was that one gram of carbohydrate raises blood sugar five points. Ten grams would raise her 150 points and still does. I'm sure one gram…"
Jan replied to Leelaa's discussion 'high bg - am I wrecking her?'
"I would advise any parent to listen to their diabetes team, which will have a pediatric endocrinologist, nutritionist and CDE usually. They will advise on nutritional needs and they will check your child's growth, weight, A1c. Dr. Bernstein…"
Mar 19
Jan commented on Emily Coles's event 'Live interview with Hakan Edstrom, President of MannKind, and Sam Finta, "AfrezzaUser"'
"I am in New York so will be attending 4pm eastern time; correct? Very interested in Afrezza. Concerned about long term effects of growth hormone effecting the lungs. Wish to ask about the two small cell lung cancer cases in the trial participants if…"
Mar 19
Jan is attending Emily Coles's event
Mar 19
Jan replied to Jen's discussion 'Never say "impossible"'
"Wow! That's incredible.... What did you eat? The prebolusing by 30 to 45 minutes, risky, but with cgms, you are covered. Quinoa pasta is incredible. We used to use the Ancient Harvest brand and she would have two cups of it and bolus for 50…"
Mar 19
Jan replied to Dave's discussion 'Wary of, interested in, or using Afrezza? You should read this.'
"Wait a minute. You keep saying TWO cases. Yes, there were two cases, both were smokers in the past. BUT there were also TWO more cases of small cell lung cancer, which is not caused by smoking. Those are the two cases that concern me. But, yes, only…"
Mar 18

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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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