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How long before a meal do you inject?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julia Jul 8, 2011. 24 Replies

i have been reading about injecting insulin up to 30min before a meal. i am wondering how many of you out there do this? i usually inject just before i eat, but from what i have been reading it is…Continue

 

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kim replied to Zoe's discussion 'Contact Detach - 6mm or 8mm' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"to be honest i don't know. i purchased a box of i think 100 and paid about $21.00 for them. i didn't have a prescription and i never thought about putting it thru insurance. i don't use them very often as i'm finding the Bendaryl…"
Feb 11
kim replied to Zoe's discussion 'Contact Detach - 6mm or 8mm' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Hi Zoe I use the 6mm Contact Detach and i don't find that they rip out easily at all. I do, however, find that on occasion i get a blistery, itchy rash from the adhesive. I use a tagaderm patch when necessary (like if i accidently hook my…"
Feb 10
kim replied to nel's discussion 'Disability tax credit for persons with diabetes.' in the group Canada Diabetes
"make sure that you keep copies of everything you and/or your doctor send to them. and when speaking on the phone with them, get their names and employee#. Keep on them and be persistent. it took almost 10months and many communications with them…"
Sep 30, 2013
kim replied to nel's discussion 'Disability tax credit for persons with diabetes.' in the group Canada Diabetes
"i understand that completely nel, and i did not included treating lows in the calculating of my 14 hrs. i just wanted them to know that it IS something we have to deal with, and sometimes, as you say, it takes hours to recuperate completely from…"
Sep 8, 2013
kim replied to nel's discussion 'Disability tax credit for persons with diabetes.' in the group Canada Diabetes
"thanks for that info on the savings account nel. and what i meant to say in my post was the time spent treating lows is apparently not accounted for when totalling up your 14hr/wk. however i mentioned it in my letter that accompanied my application…"
Sep 7, 2013
kim replied to nel's discussion 'Disability tax credit for persons with diabetes.' in the group Canada Diabetes
"yes bj that is what i meant when i wrote about the 15 minutes and retesting. i should have mentioned that was in relation to treating lows, not necessarily about before driving. and really, i guess they did approve me right away, but because the…"
Sep 7, 2013
nel commented on kim's blog post 'patience and determination pay off'
"Lumberjack : Disability Tax Credit is for Canadian Tax payers with diabetes and either use MDI or are insulin pumpers , as in Kim's case and mine as well :) ..one has to prove with papers signed by GP, Endo or Diabetes Specialist , that it…"
Sep 6, 2013
Lumberjack commented on kim's blog post 'patience and determination pay off'
"What did you need to prove to qualify for disability? Inability to work? Thanks!"
Sep 6, 2013
kim commented on kim's blog post 'patience and determination pay off'
"thanks nel, and i added a "short" note to the discussion and hopefully, if anyone has questions, they feel they can email me and i will help if i can."
Sep 6, 2013
kim replied to nel's discussion 'Disability tax credit for persons with diabetes.' in the group Canada Diabetes
"i sent in my paperwork for the DTC last November. It took almost 10 months but i finally got everything sorted out and received a nice cheque. back in february i was approved but not for the years I had applied for. after many letters back and forth…"
Sep 6, 2013
nel commented on kim's blog post 'patience and determination pay off'
"I am very happy to read this kim !!!Are you willing to ad a short note in the discussion Jan 2009 and above all share your success with other MDI and insulin pumpers in Canada ?? I still hear often ,that many are not aware . I like to mention too…"
Sep 6, 2013
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patience and determination pay off

well hi everbody, it's been a long time! things are going well with me. i have some good news to share and thought "who better to share it with?"so after almost 10 months i finally received my Disability Tax Credit. i applied for this last november.i got approval way back in February but only for the years 2011 until 2017.after many phone calls and letters, including a second one from my Endo, it was determined that i was, indeed, entitled to this credit dating back to 2004. they can only go…See More
Sep 5, 2013
kim replied to pastrygurl's discussion 'Spring Universal Infusion Sets?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"hi pastrygurl i am a type 1 and have been using my Ping for just over 2 years. i have tried the Spring Universal a couple of times (got them as "samples") and i must say that i found them difficult. i wrote about my experience with them…"
Aug 22, 2013
jrtpup left a comment for kim
"Pssst.... pass it on! I just wanted to stop by to see if you've done your Big Blue Test Today. Dont' forget that every time you log a Big Blue Test $5 is donated to diabetes charities that are providing life-saving supplies and…"
Oct 24, 2012
kim replied to Carolyn A.'s discussion 'Cleo infusion sets' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"hi carolyn i use the Animas Ping and also found that the adhesive wasn't sticking. i have tried the cleo, and i do like it. normally i use the Radid-D by accuchek or the ContacD by Animas. they both have steel cannulas. the cleo is teflon and…"
Sep 10, 2012
kim replied to Jennifer Dharmasurya's discussion 'set allergy??' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"i sometimes get this kind of reaction. i started using tegaderm in hopes that would help. it did for quite a while but sometimes it is worse with the tegaderm. here is what my stomach looked like after the first reaction. like i said, it only…"
Aug 29, 2012

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patience and determination pay off

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 2:02pm 4 Comments

well hi everbody, it's been a long time!

things are going well with me.

i have some good news to share and thought "who better to share it with?"

so after almost 10 months i finally received my Disability Tax Credit. i applied for this last november.

i got approval way back in February but only for the years 2011 until 2017.

after many phone calls and letters, including a second one from my Endo, it was determined that i was, indeed, entitled to this credit…

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it's been a while

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 5:52am 0 Comments

it's been a while since i've been around. not sure why. i guess its just been really busy lately. so what's been going on? well let me think. work, work, work. it sometimes feels like that's all i do!

I got through Christmas and New Years without too many issues with the BG. everyone has had some sort of flu. we just passed it around. thank goodness that's overwith (haha for now!). now it's just sniffles and sneezes. having a 5yr old grandson in school doesn't help. and neither does…

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Posted on October 10, 2011 at 6:36am 2 Comments

The weather here in Peterborough, ON is beautiful. The fall colours are in full bloom. The trees are a wonderful mix of reds, oranges and yellows. There are fall mums on every doorstep. Walking down my street, the windows in homes are open and the smell of turkey, ham, and pumpkin pie fill the air!…



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it's soooo hot!!!

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 7:11pm 2 Comments

today was a lovely day. the grandkiddies and i went swimming in the pool. i bought a blow-up floaty seat for the baby. will have to get some photos of the fun on here!

after dinner, we decided to go out and do some errands. then we decided that the DQ sign was calling to us!

did you know that there are only 45gr of carb in a Buster Bar??

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At 7:33pm on October 24, 2012, jrtpup said…

Pssst.... pass it on!

I just wanted to stop by to see if you've done your Big Blue Test Today. Dont' forget that every time you log a Big Blue Test $5 is donated to diabetes charities that are providing life-saving supplies and services.

If you haven't yet, go log a Big Blue Test at http://www.bigbluetest.org/. If you have, do another!

At 8:29am on October 11, 2011, Peetie said…
Hi Kim. Thanks for adding me as a friend. I just visited your blog. It's great! Cheers! Joanne
At 9:24am on October 5, 2011, Jennifer Dharmasurya said…
Thanks! I'll definitely tell my family doctor about him as an option. We're both unhappy with the guy I'm currently seeing.
At 2:55pm on September 2, 2011, Jodil said…
Me again. Yes, I live in Montreal and yes I am thinking about the pump. I was hoping to get the Omnipod to avoid the tubing but my brother after also over 30 years of injections switched to the medtronic pump and loves it. I have gastroparesis and my endo feels if i can get better control of my sugars I may see improvements in my symptoms which are severe. Once I confrim that I am switching to the pump I will certainly pick your brain for advice (even if different pump). Thanks for the offer. Ps...My younger brother (the only non-diabetic in our family) lives in Belleville, Ontario and my dad who is diabetic since he is 1 years old and is now 71 lives in Toronto as well as my sister in law so no stranger to Ontario.
At 2:56pm on July 21, 2011, bikette said…
Maybe they take you over to the Lift Lock? That's the Big One, anyway, but the other 7 (?) are pretty cool too - testament to human ingenuity getting from one level to another. Fascinating to watch... and we met some interesting people in those locks - some local celebrities and Global newscasters etc. They can't run away! I probably enjoying 'driving' most - negotiating the canals and harbours in a vehicle with no brakes is a learned technique and I (eventually) got pretty good at it.... enough that someone told my hubby "The guy driving that boat is pretty dang good!" and my hubby answered "I'll say - that guy is my wife!" We even let the blind guy 'drive' for awhile! Was he ever thrilled! Not a lot of pressure on them 'high seas' - just pull up to something solid, drop anchor and go for a swim. ... sorta like the Queen does on the Britannia! right!
Maybe the night out with your friends will get you 'hooked' and leave you wanting more! It wasn't all that pricey back then but I'm sure it's considerably more cost now. I wonder if people have to pay to use the locks yet. Always wondered why 'they' didn't capitalize on that little market even then. The grandkids might like it too! Stony Lake is my fave - even had a nice little Anglican church there with a minister we knew from Cobourg staying the month 'on loan'. Good memories.
At 6:07am on July 21, 2011, bikette said…
Hey Kim - have you tried houseboating on the Trent-severn? When hubby worked with mentally handicapped adults in Port Hope and Cobourg, we would rent one of those big ole houseboats and cruise up the locks system, stopping at all the harbours - especially those with the required DQ! It's a fun and lazy holiday on the water and our charges really loved it too.
At 3:50am on June 9, 2011, Dude said…
Hi kim! Thanks for the friend add!
At 11:29pm on June 2, 2011, Terrie said…
Hi Kim: :)

Oh Goodness!! How scary that must have been for you. That’s certainly a relief that your Insurance will cover it.

What?? I did not know that the city is not responsible for the trees that they plant on city property. That better not be the case since a few years ago the city planted some trees near our place and our neighbours. They are growing like wildfire and I’m afraiid the roots and limbs will be causing either of us some damage in the future. I don’t blame you for being bitter. The trees that they plant on city property is THEIR responsibility. They wouldn’t allow you to cut the city trees down if you had asked(before they fell), that’s for sure. Good Luck!
At 11:16pm on June 1, 2011, Terrie said…
I just noticed the photos of the trees down. Did that happen in Peterborough in your area from a storm? WOW!
At 11:13pm on June 1, 2011, Terrie said…
Hello Kim: :)

Thank you for the add. Whoa! So much for the hot weather here. I'm Happy it has cooled down some. The hydro went off in our area of the city for about an hour yesterday. I think too many People had their a/c going. I had ours off and had the windows opened to let some cool wind in. I was just using the fans otherwise.
 
 
 

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