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help! started exercising and my basals are insane :(

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Apr 2, 2013. 1 Reply

I haven't exercised regularly in several years, so I decided it was time to get with the program (even though I would much rather be sitting on the couch), but it has been a blood sugar nightmare. At…Continue

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I just got my first crappy kidney functioning tests, what should I do???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Betty J Feb 28, 2013. 16 Replies

This came from out of nowhere. I had no idea there was an issue, but now that I got todays results, I look back at the last couple of GFRs and there is a definite pattern. (I will say, though, that I…Continue

Does insulin really denature in the heat?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Carter Oct 29, 2012. 7 Replies

I had my insulin and meter sitting in a little pouch right in the blazing heat the other day. Ugh! When I realized it, I tried to test my b/s and the meter gave me a warning that it was too hot. I…Continue

Q I've always been afraid to ask...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clare Jun 18, 2012. 85 Replies

But knowledge is power, right?What is the deal with otherwise healthy type I's dying in their sleep from hypos? I had kind of assumed (or maybe convinced myself) that there had to be more to the…Continue

 

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rubidoux replied to DFresh's discussion 'Best Ways to Decrease Insulin Resistance?'
"I've had some success with gymnema sylvestre and also 1 T of apple cider vinegar 2 or 3 times a day. Both made an obvious difference to me, but I have worked really hard on reducing my insulin resistance and my TTD. I'm not sure if it…"
Jun 25
rubidoux replied to Natasha Bowlds's discussion 'Results of my very scientific test strip experiment. :)' in the group OmniPod Users
"Wow! Crap. :("
Feb 24
rubidoux replied to Natasha Bowlds's discussion 'Results of my very scientific test strip experiment. :)' in the group OmniPod Users
"When you say a long time how long do you mean? Does anyone know? Ugh. I hate to think that for like six months..."
Feb 24
rubidoux replied to Natasha Bowlds's discussion 'Results of my very scientific test strip experiment. :)' in the group OmniPod Users
"That sounds like good news. And also makes it sound like the "bad" strips may only have been reading a little on the low side, not like they'd read 110 when we are actually at 300? And also that it is a relatively recent problem,…"
Feb 24
rubidoux replied to Karen's discussion 'I guess low is not that low.'
"I am with Zoe on this and consider a fasting glucose of 71 darned near perfect (I'm aiming for 70). If it's my fasting number, that means that I haven't done any bolusing for a good long time. As long as my basals are just right,…"
Jan 18
rubidoux replied to Dave's discussion 'Worst symptoms/experience low'
"My more extreme lows were in my first year after dx and I hadn't realized till now that that was probably bc I was using R and NPH then. I feel lucky that homolog became available pretty soon after my dx, bc those other insulins were pretty…"
Jan 11
rubidoux replied to Nicole's discussion 'What do you have the hardest time w/ accepting about diabetes?'
"I am constantly worried about whether or not I'm injuring my body and feel like I will blame myself if/when I do start having complications. I worry about whether my floaters are diabetes-related (doc says no, but when I get a new one...) and…"
Nov 29, 2013
rubidoux replied to Jen's discussion 'Thoughts on my "cohort"'
"I haven't read the whole thread, but... here goes. :) First of all, sorry about the news and also that you were having a down day. I have them, too, sometimes. For me, there was something about hitting that 20 year mark with diabetes (I'll…"
Nov 18, 2013
Kate liked rubidoux's discussion Do you have any unusual symptoms when you're low?
Oct 22, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to rubidoux's discussion 'I need quick help! is there any way to make my pdm silent?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Can't use a medical device while taking a test? Lawyers being discriminatory... This country's really got problems."
Jul 31, 2013
indolent replied to rubidoux's discussion 'I need quick help! is there any way to make my pdm silent?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm surprised the disabilities act doesn't make them accommodate a pump. I'm not sure I'd leave the pdm in another room. What if there's a pod error and you get the dreaded constant beep with no way to shut it off since the…"
Jul 30, 2013
Kilij replied to rubidoux's discussion 'I need quick help! is there any way to make my pdm silent?' in the group OmniPod Users
"You do need an accommodation. You're spending time worrying about how to manage your diabetes instead of all of the law you're going to be tested on for the next two days. I wish you the best on the exam and hope you don't have to…"
Jul 30, 2013
Belinda replied to rubidoux's discussion 'I need quick help! is there any way to make my pdm silent?' in the group OmniPod Users
"The letter is more for the invigilator, who may not know what a pump is. If, God forbid, you had an occlusion, there will be beeps. That's a serious situation & I'd say it's covered. In those circumstances, I'm sure the pod…"
Jul 29, 2013
rubidoux replied to rubidoux's discussion 'I need quick help! is there any way to make my pdm silent?' in the group OmniPod Users
"You aren't supposed to need a letter. Their materials say that diabetic supplies and equipment are allowed, and almost nothing is allowed. Their materials don't say anything about the beeping of diabetes equipment, but in other parts of…"
Jul 29, 2013
rubidoux replied to rubidoux's discussion 'I need quick help! is there any way to make my pdm silent?' in the group OmniPod Users
"You definitely can take it in... as long as its silent. I am shocked that you can't take it into the NCLEX, though I don't know what that is! That's just wrong! I don't think I'll have to do shots. It'll be fine in my…"
Jul 29, 2013
rubidoux replied to rubidoux's discussion 'I need quick help! is there any way to make my pdm silent?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yeah, I will probably leave it in my bag if I can't know for sure that it can be silent. What a bummer, though. :("
Jul 29, 2013

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April 14, 1993
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At 8:56pm on November 1, 2012, Manny Hernandez said…

rubidoux,
We need your help...

Please share this post here on TuDiabetes and on your Facebook and tag 20 close friends on it. We need your support to reach 20,000 entries for the Big Blue Test!

Please do Big Blue Test every day until November 14 (World Diabetes Day). For each entry, the Diabetes Hands Foundation (that's the nonprofit behind TuDiabetes) receives a $5 donation from Roche Diabetes Care, to help people with diabetes in need.

You can enter your exercise numbers on the web site (www.BigBlueTest.org) or using the iPhone app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/big-blue-test/id570887902?mt=8&uo=4

Thanks for your help!!

At 5:26am on July 8, 2011, tyler said…
Hi rubidoux thanks I do love to draw . Mom said thanks for the info !
At 5:37pm on January 29, 2011, catlover said…
HI rubidoux- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 7:57am on January 29, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG (WORLD WIDE) LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know more "About Us": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
If I can help you with anything please let me know.
At 5:32pm on January 28, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 2:47pm on January 28, 2011, Linda G said…
Ohhhh I luv your shoes! They look very comfy!!
Welcome home rubidoux!
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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Take care....and keep in touch!
 
 
 

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