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Loss of speech

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terrie Mar 10. 15 Replies

I was sent to the hospital on Wednesday morning after I didn't show up to work. They called my house and I was unable to speak intelligently, so they called 911.When I woke up in the morning, I was…Continue

numbness in toe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cinderfella Mar 4, 2013. 1 Reply

yesterday I noticed that it felt like I had something between my toes and thought it might have just been a loose thread on my sock. This morning I realized the feeling was still there so I checked…Continue

cereal

Started this discussion. Last reply by kphil06 Jun 28, 2012. 39 Replies

I love cereal. I never eat it since it makes me spike. Today I thought might be different.Nope!I weighed it out, measured every drop of milk, gave myself a generous 4.7 U, and then I get the two up…Continue

Tags: pump, cgms, cereal, food

Frustrated with Dexcom software!

Started this discussion. Last reply by xirian Jun 23, 2012. 1 Reply

I don't understand why their DM3 software is not Mac compatible. I am trying to download my data onto this tiny windows netbook that I own and am having a terrible time. It says "please attach…Continue

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kphil06 replied to Teo's discussion 'Recovery after C-section: how was it for you and any tips?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I had an unplanned c-section at 39.5 weeks after a failed induction with my daughter. She ended up going to NICU 12 or so hours after birth due to hypoglycemia. She was there from thursday AM until Saturday PM. Because of that, I ended up walking…"
Sep 10
Justin Mosley replied to kphil06's discussion 'Warrior Dash' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"That's awesome! So proud of you! What a great example you're setting for your daughter as well."
May 21
kphil06 replied to kphil06's discussion 'Warrior Dash' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"I ended up finishing it a few weeks ago. I decided to go without as well. I am definitely glad I did. I took a small dose of Lantus the night before and turned the basal rates down on my pump before the race, so at least I'd have something. I…"
May 21
Justin Mosley replied to kphil06's discussion 'Warrior Dash' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"I finished Tough Mudder and just went without. I had people along the way just in case I hit a low or needed anything. The only difference is Tough Mudder was 10.4 miles, where the warrior dash is typically only a 5k or 3.1 miles. Even with the…"
May 20
MKSSS replied to kphil06's discussion 'Warrior Dash' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"I did a mud race last year and just went without it. I'm so glad I did. Aside from getting mud in every pore of my body you also can get jostled around so I'm glad I didn't wear it- it might have hurt if I fell on it (there was LOTS…"
Apr 9
Andy replied to kphil06's discussion 'Warrior Dash' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"Plastic sandwich bag would certainly work. For more durability, you could get a cell-phone sized drybag. Just search for "cell phone waterproof" on Amazon and you'll see a ton of options for ~$15."
Apr 9
kphil06 added a discussion to the group Athletic Diabetics
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Warrior Dash

I use a Ping and a Dexcom G4. Obviously, I need the pump during the race, but I'd also like to carry my Dex too. Has anyone else here done this race, or any similar "mud race?"My Ping is waterproof, so I'm not terribly worried about it. I plan on sticking it in my sports bra and then putting a piece of tegaderm over the site to protect it from the muddy water that I am likely to end up in.Best idea I have right now for the Dex is to stick it in a plastic sandwich bag and put it in a zippered…See More
Apr 9
kphil06 replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"The author targets big-pharma in a lot of her work. She raises some valid points- yes, treatment for T1D today is more expensive than it was in 1983- but misses the big picture. Education and support are the two topics that don't get touched in…"
Apr 9
Judith in Portland replied to kphil06's discussion 'Loss of speech'
"Back at you, Lois my friend.....xx000"
Mar 10
kphil06 replied to kphil06's discussion 'Loss of speech'
"Saw the specialist today- he is thinking I had a seizure. Doing a 3-day long EEG to check for any seizure activity. I really don't want to go on seizure meds, so hopefully this will come back negative."
Mar 10
Judith in Portland replied to kphil06's discussion 'Loss of speech'
"Though I am a T2, I have experienced this due to what is called a "fibro-fog" from fibromyalgia. It mimics a diabetic low and is called reactive hypoglycemia, even though my blood sugar will read in the normal range. It is indeed very…"
Mar 8
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Mar 8
Spock replied to kphil06's discussion 'Loss of speech'
"Throwing up is a common side effect of a very low blood glucose. Additionally, the 174 cold very well be a liver dump of glucose, which happens when the BG gets really low. And, remember, being low has some of the same characteristics of too much…"
Mar 8
kphil06 replied to Denise's discussion 'What triggered your Type 1?'
"I got Hashimoto's Thyroiditis a few months before I was diagnosed. The symptoms of the thyroid problem masked the diabetes symptoms. I was thirsty and urinating frequently for months before I was diagnosed with T1."
Mar 8
kphil06 replied to kphil06's discussion 'Loss of speech'
"The 174mg/dl was what I got when I woke up. Luckily, I never lost consciousness and stayed on my pump the whole time I was in the hospital. It was really scary. I'm starting to feel better, although I am still a little cloudy and I still have a…"
Mar 8
Amy replied to kphil06's discussion 'Loss of speech'
"This happens to me when I have migraines. Enough to where I thought it may be seizures, but I was told that's just the way it is. My favorite story is from when I was 15 or 16 and I couldn't verbalize "I have a migraine." And I…"
Mar 8

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
place to chat with PWD
Date diagnosed
June 6, 2002
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.4%
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
one touch ping

About Me

My name is Katie, I'm 27 and have been living with diabetes since June 2002, when I was diagnosed at the age of 17. For the first few years after diagnosis, I did the best I could with what little info I had to manage such a chronic illness. College got the best of me and I wound up in ICU with DKA 4 times! Now, I am calming down a bit and want to live a long and happy life, so I've worked really hard to get a pump and stay on track. I just had my lowest A1C ever with a 5.7%. I am very grateful to the DOC and tudiabetes for being there to give me a place to share, vent, and feel that I am not alone in this fight.I just recently quit my job to go back to school for nursing. I hope to one day be a certified diabetes educator to help empower the lives of other patients living with diabetes.Other than that diabetes stuff, I enjoy working out, reading, cooking/baking, and spending time outside with friends. I also enjoy traveling, but that's on hold for a while until I graduate! Also, I am expecting my first child February 2013 and we are so excited!

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My "coming out" story

Posted on October 2, 2011 at 4:02pm 7 Comments

So, I've had T1 for over 9 years. I've never been very open about it, largely because I was unwilling to accept it myself. About a year ago, I decided that this was going to catch up with me and my health sooner or later and I decided to take better care of myself. Six months ago, I got a pump, which was a huge step for me, considering that it is the first time I've ever had a real visible marker of my invisible disease.



After I got my pump, I've always kept it clipped to my belt.… Continue

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At 10:26am on June 24, 2012, Jacob's mom said…

i just read your "coming out" story. good for you. YOU will be a great nurse! best of luck! amy

At 10:04am on August 3, 2011, Brian (bsc) said…
OMG!!! You have a picture of Ik Kil cenote, right outside Chichen Itza. I was just swimming there 2 weeks ago. I had a great time. Wow, what a small world.
At 3:22pm on July 7, 2011, acidrock23 said…
Thx for friend add! Nice to meet you!!
At 3:37am on April 17, 2011, Jenny said…
Welcome to our group!
At 2:25pm on April 12, 2011, Linda G said…
What a BEAUTIFUL profile photo!
Welcome home kphil.....
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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Take care....and keep in touch!
At 9:42am on April 12, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 8:45am on April 12, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY! MY FRIEND!!!!!! We are here to give you some advice and be by your side anytime you need us! We're like any family though sometimes we agree, sometimes we don't. Famlies though huh?
Here's a link with loads of info on it to help our new member's get to know more "About Us": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 7:49am on April 12, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
 
 
 

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