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My smile for the day….

Started Jul 14 0 Replies

Here's another unintentional D-joke that I wanted to share:I was listening to some music when my daughter walked in and seemed very interested in who was singing. (Which, despite being cheesy, was…Continue

The occasional D-related smile

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda G Jan 20. 3 Replies

As we usually spend so much time stressing and complaining about our diabetes, I thought I'd pass this along:My little one commented this evening, "You know what your pancreas would sing? If it could…Continue

(Stopping and) Restarting Metformin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Dec 15, 2013. 3 Replies

Decided to experiment with dropping my metformin about 1.5 weeks ago. (Endo had said as a LADA, I may or may not need it.) I've already noticed my I:C ratios changing quite a bit and have needed to…Continue

Has anyone tried taking 1/2 unit only with novopen jr?

Started this discussion. Last reply by dejahthoris Aug 2, 2012. 7 Replies

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

 

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roodgirl replied to Lil~Bit's discussion 'New to diabetes and frustrated'
"Sorry that you've been having troubles to the point that you're joining us, but welcome. For many, lows can occur long before an official diagnosis. I was driving myself crazy for a couple years before diagnosis trying to figure out why I…"
yesterday
roodgirl replied to v/prediabetic's discussion 'has anyone had success with using dr. joel fuhrman's diet?'
"It's working really well at our house, from both T1 & T2 perspectives. I'm a T1 and my levels are less roller-coaster-ish since we started and I'm not anemic anymore. My husband, whose idea it was to start the nutritarian stuff,…"
Aug 24
roodgirl replied to Ashlynne4's discussion 'Confused and Frustrated... High post-meal BG'
"If you try the breakfast quinoa, I'd suggest adding in a protein with fat to slow down the spike. Because the quinoa and and fruit are all very carby. You might want to try adding seeds (chia, hemp, sunflower) or nuts, or their respective…"
Aug 23
roodgirl replied to Hummingbird's discussion 'Tired of water' in the group LADA Diabetics
"I second the sodastream. With or without a spritz of juice."
Aug 21
roodgirl commented on Sensorium139's blog post 'my gallbladder. failed me too'
"Get well soon! And keep yourself safe. You'll be feeling a lot better in a few weeks. But you might want to watch your diet carefully once you're eating again- I found fat difficult to process for a number of months after the surgery;…"
Aug 17
roodgirl replied to Jen's discussion 'Sometimes ...'
"Even if you can't afford a CGM for the long term, could you do a trial of one through a local hospital or diabetes center? My insurance let me do a week-long trial after the endo OKed it. I was doing it for both the data and to see if I really…"
Aug 10
roodgirl replied to KimKat's discussion 'At my wits end..'
"You don't have to be young for LADA/T1. I was 39 when I was diagnosed based on body type and (more importantly) the antibody tests. My c-peptide at the time was almost normal, so your situation of having a good c-peptide early on is definitely…"
Aug 2
roodgirl replied to KimKat's discussion 'At my wits end..'
"Could you ask for insulin? It would allow you to not starve, feel well, and manage your blood sugar at the same time. Price-wise, it probably isn't much of a help, but if it's what your body needs, you may want to think about it. Maybe…"
Aug 1
roodgirl and bjm2363 are now friends
Jul 30
roodgirl replied to LovetoHike's discussion 'Food Peak Time?'
"Carb to insulin ratios can vary quite a bit. For example, at breakfast I need 1 unit per 7 carbs but at lunch use 1 unit per 22 carbs. Which is a big difference. So if there's a particular time of day that you're running high or low, you…"
Jul 22
roodgirl commented on kourtney prewitt's blog post 'type 1? misdiagnosed? in denial? someone help!'
"Consider doing some reading on LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults). It's Type 1, but you'll probably find it fits more with what you're seeing with yourself. As a frame of reference, I was diagnosed with a BG of almost 500,…"
Jul 15
roodgirl commented on Jen's blog post 'My body is struggling...'
"Sorry to hear that things have been rougher than usual lately. Saw this on the FARE website. Doesn't help you right now, but I wanted to pass it along:…"
Jul 14
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My smile for the day….

Here's another unintentional D-joke that I wanted to share:I was listening to some music when my daughter walked in and seemed very interested in who was singing. (Which, despite being cheesy, was Manilow - I'm a child of the '70s!) She was bubbly when she figured out he was the guy who sang Copacobana.But then she asked "Is he diabetic?" When I asked why, my daughter replied, "He's singing about shaky knees and looking high and low." Well, now I'll listen to "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again"…See More
Jul 14
roodgirl replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'Gallbladder Surgery and Type 1 Diabetes'
"Glad it went as well as it could have given the situation. Get well soon!"
Jul 14
roodgirl commented on rahul_boston's blog post 'Hello !!'
"Have you had bloodwork done to rule out a different problem (thyroid, anemia, etc)? Not everything has to be D-related."
Jul 12
roodgirl replied to bjm2363's discussion 'A little surprised...'
"It's understandable that you're feeling down, as having a diabetes diagnosis of any kind is depressing. But here's the other side of the coin to think about - if you hadn't been proactive about determining type, you'd be…"
Jul 10

Profile Information

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?
learning and community
Date diagnosed
January 19, 2010
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 6:19pm on May 12, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

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

At 5:55pm on May 12, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER roodgirl!!

At 5:20pm on November 9, 2012, nel said…

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

At 9:10am on April 27, 2012, catlover said…

Hi roodgirl- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 3:26pm on April 26, 2012, Linda G said…

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.
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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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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 2:14pm on April 26, 2012, 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 12:47pm on April 26, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

Here's a link to help you get to know more about us: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

At 12:31pm on April 26, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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