"Yes...I'm an old geezer into menopause (thank-God) but I still remember the horrible insulin resistance I'd have to work thru each month the 4-5 days before my cycle started. My pump nurse suggested I bump up the basal rates by 10-15% for…"
"Diagnosed T1 at age 45 after hospitalization for DKA. I'd had a high fasting BS reading a year an a half before in a routine screen, my GP assumed it was T2 and advised I loose weight - which I did after enrolling in a portion control weight…"
"If you are throwing ketones in your urine at high levels it's DEFINATELY bad for your kidneys. I was diagnosed T1 as a result of going DKA. The near death experience and extra kidney function monitoring I undgo as a result of that event makes…"
"judith, here is a recipe for menopause tea...
The General Menopause Formula, one quart daily, by itself is about 80% effective:
4 c. boiling water
Add: 1-3 t. black cohosh (use the smaller amount if it causes a headache)
1-3 t. licorice…"
"My guess is that the connection between carbs and insulin control was established so firmly within the medical community at an early stage of diabeties treatment (hence the old "glycemic index" information that is referenced by every crazy…"
"As I am post menopausal I no longer suffer the crazy hormonal monthly spike in my BS however, just like everybody who is T1 I do struggle with insulin resistance from time to time. recently my husband developed a heart condition not related to…"
"Congratulations on advancing with your program! Just want you to know I'm not currently a vegitarian...farm and butcher up the street, yum. Nothing wrong with the veggie thing but take my advice - if something has been created by your host…"
"Your post went a long way to attaching positive thoughts to my PT...after yesterday's session I'm back on the pain pills. I'll let the little terror know she might be right. Hope things improve for you soon."
"Yikes. Co-worker who is in training to be an EMT notes that a BG below 60 in an unconcious patient is an automatic ride to the hospital and a big hit of dextrose on the way. keep some rescue food next to the bed. tablets, candy, etc...and remember…"
"Diabetes is all about you and your good habits. Unless he is a disorganized mess, he should appreciate your proposing a schedule that prevents BG issues. I was raised by 7th day adventists - longest lived population in the U. S. and all vegitarian.…"
"So...I went to physical therapy today and posed your sysmptoms with my PT and she said it's common nowadays for folks who spend alot of time at a keyboard to develop shoulder issues that relate to rounding your shoulders forward, which can…"
Hi, nice to meet you. There are quite a few symlin users here. Check out Administrator Scott, who has mentioned nice weight loss and better A1Cs. I keep thinking about symlin, but haven't gone there yet. I think I'm going to get a cgm first and see how I do with that.
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.
Glad to do it!!! We all need someone at these times. Me? I've been a Type 1 since I was 10 years old and now I'm 47. YOU CAN DO THIS! My husband married me knowing I was a Type 1 and now we have a Type 1 daughter who is the mom to all 3 kids you see in my pics. Those are my grandkids! The baby will turn 5 months old on the 19th! My other 2 granddaughters are 3 1/2 (almost 4 ) and the other one turned 2 in April!
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If you are new to diabetes advocacy in the traditional sense of the word, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a docket!?” I certainly was the first twenty times I heard it (yes it took that long). For Read on! →