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High Cholesterol

Started this discussion. Last reply by marnie Mar 22, 2013. 14 Replies daughter's regular bloodwork showed her LDL's were 112. They should not be over 110. All other components such as HDL and tryglicerides were excellent. They say LDLs are saturated fats. She…Continue

High Cholesterol

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Mar 18, 2013. 1 Reply



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marnie commented on Penny R.'s group 'parents of kids with Type 1'
"However, if you read the "bio" she does indeed say that her daughter is on a pump, so obviously she does indeed take insulin. Just thought I would mention that, because that is what I often do in order to get a clearer picture of the…"
Jan 5
marnie commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"My husband got it from the Dexcom website!"
Nov 10, 2014
marnie commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"We just downloaded the new Dexcom software yesterday and had an awful time last night also. Dex kept buzzing that she was in the 40's yet every time we tested her, she was actually about 90. I re-calibrated every time and yet it kept on…"
Nov 10, 2014
marnie updated their profile
Sep 12, 2014
marnie might attend Emily Coles's event

Live Interview with Grace Murphy, 10-year-old Bionic Pancreas trial participant at TuDiabetes homepage

August 4, 2014 from 9am to 10am
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Grace and her mom, Nancy, will be joining us fresh from Grace's summer camp for kids with diabetes, where she got to try out the Bionic Pancreas for ONE WEEK!Grace has had T1D since 2011 and uses an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor to manage her diabetes. Ever since she was diagnosed, she has continued to be very…See More
Aug 2, 2014
marnie replied to PhDiabetes's discussion 'Range of transmitter' in the group Dexcom Users
"At night we keep the receiver on the back of our bed even though she is down the hall in her bedroom. However, we keep the bedroom doors open. The signal is fine and I would say it's about 20 feet away. As far as sports, you will probably be in…"
Jul 24, 2014
marnie commented on Penny R.'s group 'parents of kids with Type 1'
"Hi, of course I'm not a doctor, but here is what happened with my daughter. Puberty started last year and her A1C went up because it was difficult fighting the raging hormones. Also her LDL cholesterol went up and our doctor also hinted at…"
Jul 21, 2014
marnie replied to SEM2REM's discussion 'Trouble with Breakfast Highs' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My daughter is 13, diagnosed 3 years ago. She is very carb resistant in the morning. Her breakfast ratio is 1:9, yet her dinner ratio is 1:18. I agree that you need to have protein with breakfast (she has peanut butter and a glass of milk) and also…"
Jun 10, 2014
marnie replied to marnie's discussion 'New Receiver?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Thanks for all the input! I will be getting a new receiver!"
Jun 5, 2014
Brad Ringer replied to marnie's discussion 'New Receiver?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I would get the new one and hold on to the old one for a backup. I have had receivers fail, and even with Dexcom's fast service, it usually takes 2 days to get it. Do you really want your daughter to be without CGM for 2 - 3 days?"
Jun 5, 2014
lisa c replied to marnie's discussion 'New Receiver?' in the group Dexcom Users
"it will only last another month or 2. I tried to extend mine but started getting ??? and unreliable results. if its covered, I suggest going for a new ne."
Jun 5, 2014
Parrformance replied to marnie's discussion 'New Receiver?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I chose to accept the warranty replacement as well. I occasionally run both receivers, this gives me the flexibility to take a receiver with me on bike rides, so that if I crash and damage the receiver, I know I have a backup in the truck or at the…"
Jun 5, 2014
Clare replied to marnie's discussion 'New Receiver?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have 2 receivers. One I thought was broken because it would not charge or download to my computer. Dexcom replaced it and since it was already a year old they did not require me to return it. Someone here told me how to do a reset using the pin…"
Jun 5, 2014
AlexJ replied to marnie's discussion 'New Receiver?' in the group Dexcom Users
"My receiver lasted about one and one-half years, and it worked fine the entire time. When it went out, it went out very suddenly. I called Dexcom and they shipped out a new one right away. I got it over night. At first, the Dexcom tech person said…"
Jun 5, 2014
HPNpilot replied to marnie's discussion 'New Receiver?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Since the insurance would pay for it , and my deductible was already fulfilled, I went ahead and got a new receiver as a backup, but am still using the old one."
Jun 5, 2014
Scott Wilkins replied to marnie's discussion 'New Receiver?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Mine's only 6 months old, but already looks like it could use replacing sometime soon. If you can get it virtually free, go ahead and keep the old one just in case."
Jun 5, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
1 or more of my children
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?
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Date diagnosed
August 4, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.9 August 2014
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, CGM
Tell us more about you (optional)
My 10 year old was diagnosed by accident at her pediatric well visit August 2011...A1C 7.2

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Pen Needles Anyone?

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 8:52pm 8 Comments daughter, Sandie, age 10, was diagnosed 6 months ago..up until last week, she was on only one shot of Levimir a day...She was in her honeymoon period...Now she needs to cover two meals with .5 unit of Novolog. I was thinking it would be easier to use a pen needle because they seem like they would be easier to travel with and I hear the needle is smaller. However, my doctor is reluctant because he says they leak..Can any of you share your experiences? thanks, Marnie

treating a cold

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 8:20am 4 Comments daughter has a nasty head cold...if i give her something w/ pseudoephedrine, it helps her cold but raises her sugar,,,if i give her something homeopathic, her sugar is fine but her cold is awful..any advice?,,marnie

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At 4:18pm on October 23, 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 11:00am on October 20, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better:
At 10:12am on October 20, 2011, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 7:48am on October 20, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Marnie, welcome! please join our parents group
At 1:41am on October 20, 2011, 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 7:42pm on October 19, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home marnie. The diagnosis of August is still very "fresh". How's it all going? It's a good thing that your pediatrician spotted your daughter's diabetes early!
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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for parents of children with D., such as....
"Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 4:37pm on October 19, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? please feel free to ask us. please read our BLOGS, our FORUMS,and our many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!



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