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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 commented on Jen's blog post 'Two weeks in'
"You've been working so hard. Hope things start falling into place soon and helping even more. Have you been checked for latex? I know that banana, avocado, melon, and kiwi (all issues for me) can cross over to a latex reaction. (Not currently a…"
roodgirl replied to RLangley's discussion 'Can't look at myself in the mirror'
"Welcome. There's nothing to be embarrassed about. Diabetes is not a personal failure, it's your body not working correctly. You don't mention how your blood sugars have been. If they are high most of the time, then you could…"
Apr 10
roodgirl replied to Jen's discussion 'Breakfast ideas'
"My usual breakfast is scrambled tofu. With lots of sautéed veggies and seasoning for flavor. It definitely doesn't have the taste of eggs, but is enjoyable in its own way. Also not very hard to cook. Personally, I have trouble with…"
Apr 7
roodgirl replied to debsgsd's discussion 'Newbie to T2 Learning as I go'
"You're doing great. Keep in mind that even people who do not have diabetes get BGs above 100 often - they just don't go above 140. A target of 100 is really just a bullseye. If you can regularly keep yourself 70-130 (with 100 in the…"
Mar 6
roodgirl replied to Jen's discussion 'Packing food to go (work, transit, travel, etc.)'
"Have you considered investing in some good thermoses? Mine can keep things hot for 5 hrs or cold for 7. As the allergies cause problems for me also, I'm far more comfortable traveling with my own food. You can cook on a day you're not…"
Mar 4
roodgirl replied to amitc's discussion 'Need to gain Weight'
"I agree with Helen that getting your BGs under control is more important than gaining weight, but have additional thoughts. For starters, the higher BG #s can actually cause weight loss. In my personal experience, the weight loss didn't stop…"
Mar 3
roodgirl replied to Dave's discussion 'A challenge: T1 be a T2 for a day'
"Hey Dave - Just wanted to mention that I think it's great that you were able to reread and reevaluate your post. It's hard to apologize. No matter the type, a huge majority of folks on this site have empathy for both the T1s and T2s. And…"
Feb 25
roodgirl replied to Spock's discussion 'Ideas? Thoughts?'
"Are they meals you've eaten regularly before? Or could the protein or fat or fiber be throwing things off? The other night I had a low-fat, lowish-carb meal that was loaded with fiber and protein. And, like you, went low, treated and ended up…"
Feb 24
roodgirl replied to May's discussion 'Feeling lost and confused about my diagnosis'
"Because the autoimmune attack in LADA is a slower progression, it is possible to have a normal c-peptide at the beginning of diagnosis. In my case, it the c-peptide was completely normal but GAD was really high, so the endo determined T1. It was…"
Feb 22
roodgirl replied to Lemonz's discussion 'Cutting back on meat as a type 1 to drop BG?'
"I was vegetarian even before diagnosis, so I can't really give you much of a before/after overall. But a couple months ago, I dropped most dairy out of my meals, added way more vegetables, and have been even more stable and feeling better since…"
Feb 11
roodgirl replied to Robin's discussion 'My diabetic mom won't care for herself'
"If she won't listen to you, perhaps you can get her to go back to the doctor for more advice regarding the diabetes and depression? But when it comes down to it, your mom will have to make the changes for herself. It's wonderful that…"
Feb 9
roodgirl replied to anagantios's discussion 'Hypos and not waking up'
"What is your low alarm setting for your Dexcom? If you're not waking up to the low alert, perhaps you should think about raising your number in the alerts menu so that you are with it enough to hear the alarm & can take action before you…"
Feb 8
roodgirl replied to Cody Turner's discussion 'questions for those that have the pink dexcom g4'
"It's definitely not a pastel, if that's what you mean. I never know how to note specific color shadings, but it is a bright but non-florescent color. The online pictures are pretty accurate."
Feb 7
roodgirl replied to Shoehorn's discussion 'Type 1 Diagnosed Age'
"38 for me. But, like you, I guess I was somewhat lucky in getting correctly diagnosed early. My T2 label only lasted a short time. The specialist at the hospital took one look at my exhausted skinny self and said "Are you sure you're not…"
Jan 31
roodgirl replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'Barbara @jrtpup'
"There's nothing to say that hasn't been said. Sending you hugs and a wish & prayer for comfort."
Jan 26
Lilli D liked roodgirl's discussion The occasional D-related smile
Jan 20

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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 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 ??? 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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
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.

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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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