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if theres no long acting left, how often would you correct with fast acting?

Started this discussion. Last reply by pancreaswanted Jul 23. 8 Replies

has anyone ever done this before? and for how long?Continue

week before period bg goes crazy!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hummingbird Jul 18. 6 Replies

omg, what the hell, man?!?!i got D at age 36 and didnt have any problems with the week before my period, though i did read about it and thought, wow, glad that doesnt happen to me!now its happening…Continue

old rosie oxford cider and insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by 2hobbit1 Jul 5. 4 Replies

hi, im going to be going to england for the month of august and am really looking forward to visiting friends in oxford where we all used to do summer work. one of the best things about oxford,…Continue

hot weather and test strips/meters

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott A Jun 29. 10 Replies

its really hot here in seville right now, like over 100F/40C and im getting a whole bunch of e13 error messages. ive used different boxes of strips and theyre different lot numbers and two different…Continue

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pancreaswanted replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"agree completely."
8 hours ago
pancreaswanted replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
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pancreaswanted replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"wow, that is a truly horrible experience for your friend. I dont have any fat-shaming experiences, but as a teacher, i know how most students will respond to shaming. it doesnt work. it really does seem like a no brainer, doesnt it?!?!"
pancreaswanted replied to lh378's discussion 'Bolus calculations help needed (sensitivity to insulin) - a la Think like a pancreas'
"I am three years into this and i am very insulin sensitive. i exercise a couple of times a day-long dog walks, commuting by bike to work, and then the real exercise-running or kettle bell work outs or zumba. it has (and is) very difficult to use…"
Sep 10
pancreaswanted replied to Nik's discussion 'Blood Donations'
"i really wanted to give back after getting 20 years of IM and IV gamma globulin for a primary immune deficiency and so I tried to donate here in spain and was told i couldnt donate blood because they didnt want me to have a low afterwards (??? dont…"
Sep 8
pancreaswanted replied to Lil~Bit's discussion 'Glucose and exercise'
"the glucose tabs are one way to deal with it, though it sounds like maybe you have some fast acting insulin on board when you start working out, which would send you low. you may have to alter insulin dosage or timing of your physical activity. or…"
Sep 5
pancreaswanted replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"yup, completely agree!"
Sep 4
pancreaswanted replied to Teresa1643's discussion 'What are the Chances I have LADA?'
"i would get the antibody tests. ditto what badlands said about insisting or switching docs. well with the weight loss and good numbers!"
Sep 4
pancreaswanted replied to Sue59's discussion 'Insulin administration may trigger type 1 diabetes in Japanese type 2 diabetes patients with type 1 diabetes high-risk HLA class II and the insulin gene VNTR genotype'
Jul 28
pancreaswanted replied to Dan P's discussion 'New T1 therapy with no shots, no testing, no carb counting goes to phase 1 trials'
"this actually brought tears to my eyes. i dont care about having to wait 15 or 20 years for something like this. it sounds amazing and liberating! this or smart insulin-anything that hasnt got a gazillion pieces of hardware like a bionic pancreas!"
Jul 26
pancreaswanted replied to jesikabeth's discussion 'How am I GAINING weight?'
"ive read places that lantus contributes to weight gain and that levemir is better in that sense. i know as type 2s you might have a lot more IR and other metabolic issues to deal with that might make weight loss/maintenance more difficult but one…"
Jul 25
pancreaswanted replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Has anyone used Lasix to bring down swelling in the legs, feet etc.? If so, how was your experience?'
"i have a workmate that didnt take that medication but got good results for her very swollen whole body with lymphatic drainage/lymphatic massage."
Jul 25
pancreaswanted replied to Taylor's discussion 'Jogging?'
"whenever i do exercise i always take glucose tabs with me, even if its just running a couple of miles. i usually dont need it, as i test just before i start and do what i have to do before starting, but always always always have some sugar with…"
Jul 25
pancreaswanted replied to pancreaswanted's discussion 'if theres no long acting left, how often would you correct with fast acting?'
"thanks very much for all the information!"
Jul 23
Michelle replied to pancreaswanted's discussion 'if theres no long acting left, how often would you correct with fast acting?'
"I've done this a couple of times when my pump failed, and it isn't hard. And you don't need to dose every two hours. I have my insulin action time set to four hours, so I take a shot every four hours around the clock. (I try to start…"
Jul 23
JohnG replied to pancreaswanted's discussion 'if theres no long acting left, how often would you correct with fast acting?'
"If my pump fails I will dose every four hours, food bolus/correction + basal (supper bolus) dividing my food consumption into 4 small meals plus a correction in the middle of the night... I have never been without a pump for more than a…"
Jul 23

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oh god, really? general rant

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:05pm 4 Comments

last week i went to the endo. for nothing, basically, but im keeping my appointments and going, even if its just to say that yes, the half unit pen is working fine, etc.

no, i cant have a pump, no, i cant have any more than the three test strips i get per day. thank god for my ma, who sends me cheap strips for my relion meter.

i arrive at the swimming pool late and bitch about the crappy medical system in spain-only crappy cuz i cant have what i want/need to take care of myself…


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Pancreaswanted congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

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Thanks, pancreaswanted!!!!!

At 6:42pm on April 29, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Thanks for the note about the write a novel in 30 days contest. I might even get enough courage to try out a writers workshop. I see they have a group that meets fairly close to me and since we are all Hoosiers, surely we wont fight to much? Well we might fight a lot. After all we are Hoosiers. LOL


At 8:50pm on January 23, 2013, Linda G said…

You're a featured member!! BRAVA PANCREASWANTED!!

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Hello you, yes I'm on my way over with the Kerrygold, although Dairygold is far nicer, and it has to be the one wraped in the foil type wraper. Hope you are keeping well, I'm trying to step up the ex a wee bit.

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