I'm pretty sensitive to my insulins at the moment. (Usually about 2 units of levemir for basal and a total of 5-6 units of novolog for the entire day.) But I'm running about 180-200 this morning.…Continue
"You seem to be doing all the right things - testing, logging, speaking up for yourself, etc. Diabetes manifests itself differently in each of us, so it's hard to guess what your exact diagnosis would end up being. But you certainly don't…"
"Something to consider is the types of food that you're eating. If I'm having something that digests slowly (high in fiber, fat, or protein), sometimes I will dip low after eating but then it rises naturally. Perhaps your highs are the…"
"I do snack, but it's mostly because of not being able to quite get the right basals on MDI. (2u is too little but 3 has me dip.) I know that I won't make it a full 5-6 hours between meals. Overnights are a toss-up as to whether I'll…"
"It's not worth worrying about "normal" as much as trying to keep yourself in a healthy range most of the time. The big picture outlook will keep you in a better frame of mind. Having a goal of great numbers is a good one. Just…"
"Am much more of a newbie than you are at this point, but my thoughts: Even though the exercise is making you nervous, it's really a perfect opportunity to expand your horizons in a bit of a safety zone. You'll be traveling alone, but once…"
"Obviously, those of us here can't give you medical advice, only our opinions. And I don't know how the gastric bypass effects carbohydrate absorption for you. But even the 160 is a bit high for a non-diabetic. The 260 is definitely too…"
"meee- I don't know about a Canadian author, but the information you're talking about sounds like the theories that Dr. Joel Fuhrman writes about. He calls it being a "nutritarian" - far more veg, not much processed stuff, added…"
"My bracelet is engraved on both sides, so if you can do that you might be able to fit everything. But I actually have "Addtl info/meds in purse" as one of the lines that I had engraved, and then keep copies of my allergies and medications…"
"To elaborate on Clare's suggestion of tallygear, which should work for you... The tallygear case isn't much of a protective case. It's basically a fabric that surrounds the G4 and gives you the options of 1)wearing on a lanyard,…"
"I watched the interview on Letterman. What bothered me is that Tom Hanks' doctor, as mentioned in the interview, told him that the high blood sugars he had had since he was 36 had finally progressed into diabetes. ?!? That's a long time to…"
"I've only had the Dexcom for about a week also, but loving it. What I'm finding is that on a good day with normal numbers, there's only a need to check at mealtimes and bedtime. (Which is certainly less than my usual 8-10x/day.)…"
"Despite it being almost 4 years, I still log religiously. That being said, my reasons may differ from some other people's. I cook almost everything from scratch. So without having the nutritional labels, having the old notebooks to refer to for…"
I think it would be great to meet. There are two other friends that I have from here too. One lives in Herndon and another in Alexandria. We can all get together. We are also planning on going to the diabetes support group at Fair Oaks. I am feeling kind of bad now health wise with an infection but I plan to be better soon. We can get together soon. What types of things do you like to do. We can plan something fun like a walk outside in nature or a trip to the farmers market? Keep in touch. Ellen
Hi roodgirl from across the Line .How are you ? Are you willing to play the Big Blue Test from present till November 14 , World Diabetes Day. Only 6 more days to go - we can do this!! We have people participating with injuries, people who can only do 5 minutes of exercise due to their health, and people doing heavy, strenuous exercise. This year there is no set time that you have to exercise to log your results.
Please encourage your families, friends, co-workers, etc. to log their exercise as well No fingerstick needed.My Hubby joins me during my daily walks , so we count 2 tests .
Where else can you donate $5 to needy D organizations without taking a penny out of pocket?
I really want to see it happen. Let's get there soon!
Thanks for your participation and post the times you " move ";) Here a bit more information ,if you don't know what the Big BLue Test is...: If 20,000 tests are logged before November 14th, $100,000 will be donated to diabetes-related nonprofits. Last number I noticed is over 13000 .Up to Go .I hope I made it clear !The website helpful ??? http://www.bigbluetest.org/faq/ Thank you again and be well !Keep on " loggen "..cheerio
We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home roodgirl.... 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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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