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MANY occurances of severe insulin shock = Disability??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna Jan 21. 39 Replies

I'm hoping someone could shed light on this. I've suffered at least 40 severe hypoglycemic reactions where I've been unconscious & needed either the EMT's to administer Dextrose or my husband to…Continue

Minimed bolus wizard pump sensitivity question

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Jan 6, 2012. 2 Replies

I have a MiniMed 522 pump & I need to find out more about what the sensitivity question. I've read MiniMed's description of what it is and I've googled & got the same answer. However, I still…Continue

 

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kiddo8888 replied to GeekDaddy's discussion 'Facebook post of new diabetes ink.' in the group Inked Diabetics
"I only got very positive feedback when I posted my nephew's and my new diabetes tattoo. It's unfortunate that you had to explain your ink to your Facebook friend. Hoping that quieted your "friend" !!!!"
Jan 24
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Jan 24
Donna replied to kiddo8888's discussion 'MANY occurances of severe insulin shock = Disability??'
"I, too, suspect that experiencing years of hypoglycemic unawareness coupled with numerous low glucose events, have resulted in my having problems with my short-term memory, difficulty with concentrating, and just a general sense of "not being…"
Jan 21
kiddo8888 replied to Jen's discussion 'What percent?'
"I've had it 74% of my life (diagnosed at 11/now 43). My nephew has had it 83% of his life (diagnosed at 4/now 23)."
Jan 31, 2013
alps replied to kiddo8888's discussion 'MANY occurances of severe insulin shock = Disability??'
"Hi , i am a new member to this Group and have been diabetic from last 20 years on Insulin. I used to have Hypos almost every week and had to call paramadigs everytime and than i changed ma nite doses of short acting and long acting insulins and yes…"
Dec 4, 2012
acidrock23 replied to kiddo8888's discussion 'MANY occurances of severe insulin shock = Disability??'
"I've had pretty bad hypo attacks and they seem to have gotten better. That may just be me though."
Dec 4, 2012
TONy101365 replied to kiddo8888's discussion 'MANY occurances of severe insulin shock = Disability??'
"kiddo8888's: I'm 47 years of age. I became a diabetic type 1 in the 1n 1987 three month's after my Honorable discharge from the US Marine Corps. I always worked much of my life. I graduated out of high School at the age of 17 because…"
Dec 4, 2012
Clare replied to kiddo8888's discussion 'MANY occurances of severe insulin shock = Disability??'
"Like I said, I am very lucky that my insurance is very comprehensive and provides 1100 strips/90 days and now a sensor every 7 days. The strips cost me $ 20.00 a month but the sensors cost me nothing and the transmitter and receiver were also…"
Dec 4, 2012
hough747 replied to kiddo8888's discussion 'MANY occurances of severe insulin shock = Disability??'
"Lucky you. My insurance company covers authorized diabetic DME (durable Medical Equipment) at 50% of cost. And of course, I did not get that authorization. But even if I did, what is messed up is, the patient is liable for 50% of RETAIL cost, and…"
Dec 4, 2012
acidrock23 replied to kiddo8888's discussion 'MANY occurances of severe insulin shock = Disability??'
"I think the "low record" sort of depends on the meter as I was shocked to see single digits on my OneTouch UltraSmart a few times. I've switched to a UltraMini and that doesn't seem to register the lows quite the same."
Dec 4, 2012
Clare replied to kiddo8888's discussion 'MANY occurances of severe insulin shock = Disability??'
"I would think that your insurance company would smarten up and realize that one visit to the ER in an ambulance costs more than a CGM and at least 3 months worth of sensors. My life has been markedly improved since I have the Dexcom and my insurance…"
Dec 4, 2012
hough747 replied to kiddo8888's discussion 'MANY occurances of severe insulin shock = Disability??'
"Tony, I've got you beat :) my lowest documented BS was 17. But as your advise is concerned, I do understand where you are coming from but I have to disagree wholeheartedly. I do not have experience as far as the disability is concerned, but if…"
Dec 4, 2012
hough747 replied to kiddo8888's discussion 'MANY occurances of severe insulin shock = Disability??'
"Yikes. I am in the same boat, only more hypos than you. I've had at least 40 in the past year alone...so with 24 years as a Type1, I'm probably in far worse shape. My online research yielded the same results regarding brain damage, but I…"
Dec 4, 2012
kiddo8888 replied to kiddo8888's discussion 'MANY occurances of severe insulin shock = Disability??'
"Tony, thank you so much for sharing this with me (us). My doctor defined me as a brittle diabetic, too, so I know your quest to keep your A1c below 6.0 (even though my doctor doesn't want me to be there for obvious reasons). Nobody knows of how…"
Dec 4, 2012
TONy101365 replied to kiddo8888's discussion 'MANY occurances of severe insulin shock = Disability??'
"Hi kiddo8888's. My name is Tony. I'm diabetic type 1. On disability since 1998. For low blood sugar attacks. The first thing is you need your Doctor's support. Second all low blood sugar attacks need to be documented. For me I had…"
Dec 4, 2012
kiddo8888 replied to kiddo8888's discussion 'MANY occurances of severe insulin shock = Disability??'
"Thank you for the link. Yes, I have read this article and that was the main reason that I posted this topic. I was hoping to find out if anyone else was suffering from the short-term memory loss and if anyone has been successful from claiming…"
Dec 4, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Get an answer to my question
Date diagnosed
November 25, 1970
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.5
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic 523

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Donate blood?

Posted on January 26, 2012 at 8:06am 8 Comments

I've donated blood in the past through the American Red Cross, but when I went to donate it asked me if I have ever taken insulin that came from a cow or pig. I didn't give blood that day.

I remember seeing a girl at the diabetic camp that I went to who had a shirt on saying "Pigs are precious" and I asked her about that and she told me that's where her insulin came from. That shirt stood out to me, but I can't even remember if my insulin came from pigs.

Here's my history. I…

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At 7:07am on January 7, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

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At 9:02am on January 6, 2012, Marie B said…

hi kiddo, welcome to the community!. This afternoon, we are having our annual chat and TuDiabetes awards, I hope you'll join us, it will give you a good idea of who we are

http://www.tudiabetes.org/events/tudiabetes-awards-2011

Please let me know if you have any questions.

At 1:45am on January 6, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 8:54pm on January 5, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 7:25pm on January 5, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home kiddo....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 5:46pm on January 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive groiup. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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