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"I don't have to carry a cooler with FlexPen" ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leo2 Feb 25, 2013. 4 Replies

Ok, I have seen these commercials for years. It's that line that I do not understand. Why, implied by the commercial, is it "ok" not to refrigerate Novolog in a pen, yet you must carry a cooler to…Continue

Smallest lancing device available?

Started this discussion. Last reply by savage810 Nov 9, 2012. 9 Replies

My pockets are getting more and more crowded as I gain more tools to take better care of myself. I am looking at my inventory and really the only comsumable that could get smaller is the lancing…Continue

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savage810 replied to ANTONIA RETMAN's discussion 'break time?' in the group OmniPod Users
"OP, There are some great pieces of advice here. I agree with Tapestry that Think Like a Pancreas is a great tool. It can turn you in to your own personal insulin dosage......determiner. Doctors are great, and should be seen as regularly as one can…"
Feb 17
savage810 replied to ANTONIA RETMAN's discussion 'break time?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Most of us on insulin would use a long-acting insulin, such as Lantus, as a basal with MDI. The links Tapestry provided include MDI."
Feb 17
Piscesyin replied to savage810's discussion 'Who has had success with Symlin?' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"I am almost envious because for myself, I am up to 240. My doctor is helping me experiment with other options. Tried Victoza which worked great but is not covered by insurance so now my doctor has me testing Invokana which is a pill and seems to be…"
Dec 17, 2014
angivan replied to savage810's discussion 'Who has had success with Symlin?' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"I have loved it! Been using it about 4 years. I never felt full, so now I know what it feels like! I have only managed to work up to 60 mcg doses without getting very nauseous, usually only with dinner because I usually eat low-carb for breakfast…"
Dec 16, 2014
Piscesyin replied to savage810's discussion 'Who has had success with Symlin?' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"This might be late for a reply so posting in case of any new users of Symlin. I've been using Symlin for about a year and 7 months. After the initial test of 15McG, the results were immediate and after starting a regular regimen of 60 McG three…"
Nov 8, 2014
Cheri replied to savage810's discussion 'Who has had success with Symlin?' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"I was diligent in my trial with Symlin - My goal was to reduce the overall insulin amount in order to lose weight. Insulin resistance put weight on me. However, I found that Symlin is just too volatile and unpredictable for me. I was always chasing…"
Aug 2, 2014
Tapestry replied to savage810's discussion 'Who has had success with Symlin?' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"I've been successfully using Symlin for over a year now. I followed the directions on the packaging and too from what I read in the online community. To start I reduced my basal and I:C ratio by 50% and then made adjustments from there. I…"
Aug 1, 2014
savage810 added a discussion to the group Symlin Users Forum
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Who has had success with Symlin?

I was intrigued by Symlin when I heard a speaker talk about it at TCOYD last year. I just got a new endo since mine retired while I was away, and asked her about it and she gave me a sample to try. First attempt is going on right now. My blood sugar is slowly, steadily dropping, which is VERY unusual for me after breakfast and I am a little concerned and looking to the site for advice on what to expect.Having said all that, all the posts I have read are about problems and complaints (I am not…See More
Aug 1, 2014
savage810 joined Scott Strumello's group
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Symlin Users Forum

This group is a forum for Symlin (pramlintide acetate) users or people who would like more information on this new treatment for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Symlin is a synthetic form of the human hormone amylin which is made by the beta cells.See More
Aug 1, 2014
90Duck left a comment for savage810
"Savage810 I was pretty interested in the topic as well before it went off the rails. I've been on a pretty good run recently, but occasionally I get a pod that seems to be working fine on the delivery function, but the insulin just seems to do…"
May 19, 2014
Michael left a comment for savage810
"Thanks for the request. As you can see I don't get many. Just an arrogant farm boy so it is OK. I hope you don't give up on the pods. I did needles for the first 46 or so years and am happy with my pump even though I refused to try on for…"
May 18, 2014
Michael and savage810 are now friends
May 18, 2014
Michael left a comment for savage810
"savage810 sorry your thread got corrupted as it has validity. I have been on the pods for 4 going on 5 years, and yes I have dealt with the third day highs. I always thought this site was to help each other. Some times it doesn't. I started on…"
May 18, 2014
savage810 replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Well my thread got hijacked......so..... never mind, I guess."
May 16, 2014
Steve D replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Looking again at your response...I am afraid I misread it the first time...but that does not change the fact that I NEVER said my Heart Attack was due to "Overdeliviery of Insulin". I never said that or even implied that I have reread your…"
May 16, 2014
Steve D replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"No...I did not say that, verbatim or othewise, Dave. Tell me how I did. And, to those who have made the Omnipod work for them, thats great! Kudos too them! I hope it works forever! I said it doesnt work for me, thats all! !"
May 16, 2014

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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?
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Date diagnosed
January 6, 1997
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, CGM

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At 12:51pm on May 19, 2014, 90Duck said…

Savage810 I was pretty interested in the topic as well before it went off the rails. I've been on a pretty good run recently, but occasionally I get a pod that seems to be working fine on the delivery function, but the insulin just seems to do nothing at all. Sometimes it's a site I haven't tried before, other times it's one of my favorite locations. What I have noticed is if the pod site starts to get sore at all it is game over for the insulin working with any sort of normal effectiveness. I don't know if it is a little bit of an infection at the infusion site that causes the problem or what. Anyway, it's a worthwhile topic that is worthy of discussion. Good luck.

At 12:48pm on May 18, 2014, Michael said…

Thanks for the request. As you can see I don't get many. Just an arrogant farm boy so it is OK. I hope you don't give up on the pods. I did needles for the first 46 or so years and am happy with my pump even though I refused to try on for a long time. The CDE I met with had no one on the pod so we learned together. It has been good. Take care. Yes it had to do with tubes!!!

At 10:47am on May 18, 2014, Michael said…

savage810 sorry your thread got corrupted as it has validity. I have been on the pods for 4 going on 5 years, and yes I have dealt with the third day highs. I always thought this site was to help each other. Some times it doesn't. I started on the pods using Humalog then did a comparison with Apidra and found Apidra slightly fasted but none made a consistent three day life span. Read on this site of a fellow who had switched to Novolog. That switch solved my problems. Consistently. As for occlusions I solved that problem by not pinching up and pushing down on the nose of the pod during inserting. Instead I push down slightly on the heel of the pod is it inserts. When I release, the cannula angle is much improved. My failure rate is app.8 a year and some of them are self imposed. Did a blend door motor on a cop car and laid on the pod heavily while pulling the dash. Can't really blame the pod as I subjected it to more than usual. Best of health in the coming years. Of note 1962 was a long time ago and I am still going strong. Michael

At 7:10am on June 20, 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 5:19am on June 20, 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!!!

At 7:52pm on June 19, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home savage....
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!

 
 
 

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