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
"Did you have any protein with your bread and cocoa? You didn't list any. Some protein might at least help slow down the rise in BG. I agree with Zoe that breakfast can be the hardest time of day for most of us to deal with carbs. It's…"
"I had the Aviva and switched to the UltraSmart. Just personal preference, and liking the extra info you can see onscreen without even needing to plug into the computer. But, when it comes down to it, I think the most important thing is to find 1…"
"I don't know why my other post didn't load.... There seem to be numerous things it could be and the best bet is to see the doctor. But her symptoms seem a lot like what I went through before needing to have my gallbladder removed. If…"
"I generally use 5-6mm at about 90 degrees. A tip I read somewhere (can't remember anymore) that seems to help a bit with leakage from pen or site is the following: after waiting for the pen to finish injecting, twist it around (keeping the…"
"Month-wise, I was diagnosed in January. But it was the holidays that made me wake up to the fact that there was a problem. I was explaining way the thirst, tiredness, and other symptoms. But losing 15 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years while…"
"Are you logging your foods/carbs anyhow? A good 1st step would be looking for patterns in when your symptoms occur vs what you've had to eat/drink recently. If there's anything you're eating regularly on those days, try pulling them…"
"I don't have an answer about the whey protein, specifically. But I have found that adding healthy fats to my foods is the only thing that keeps my weight stable instead of losing. So I usually roast my veggies with olive oil or eat salad with a…"
"Even if it does help you with your numbers right now, I wouldn't fully drop the thought of LADA/T1 out of your thought process. Metformin and diet and exercise worked OK for me at diagnosis, while my pancreas was still sputtering along, but…"
"If you are on a low dose of basal, you'll probably need less bolus. In theory, the basal should keep you stable throughout the day. It's the bolus you'll be adjusting every day, not the basal. So your biggest adjustments will be in…"
"A couple thoughts: one is enjoying the things you like in a much smaller portion. For example, I will often end a meal with just one Hershey kiss, so I end up with the mouthfeel of a dessert but it's only 3g of carbs. You also might experiment…"
"I've been taking Metformin since the day I was diagnosed about 3 years ago (as my primary thought I was Type 2 due to my age). Even when the endo determined it was LADA, he kept me on metformin. Endo felt that even if I didn't have insulin…"
"Saying a little prayer for good doctors to guide him (& you) towards better d-knowledge & caring for himself. This trip to the hospital has to be awful and scary. But perhaps he'll realize once his sugars are stabilized how much better…"
"I think people need to do what is best for them, both health-wise and emotionally. If you think, vegetarianism or veganism is for you, it's totally worth transitioning into. As for me, I'd love to be eating a vegan diet like my spouse…"
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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
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