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Making Lantus a two dose med

Started 17 minutes ago 0 Replies

I've been reading a lot about people who make their Lantus evening injection in to two injections, one in AM and one in PM. Splitting the total amount in two and thus getting more control. I am on…Continue

Tags: injections, Lantus, dividing

High BG's......why?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Ratrie yesterday. 7 Replies

This week I was given my walking papers by the Health Coach. She said she couldn't help me with anything else, I knew "everything" there was to know. I would have to see the nutritionist or CDE…Continue

Tags: BG's, normal, than, higher

Sore spot near insulin injection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nell Feb 13. 2 Replies

It is a darn good thing I am not a nurse who gives shots. I stink at giving myself my insulin.Out of 14 injections a week (at least) I am getting 1/2 of tem with black and blue marks. Now I have a…Continue

Tags: twinge, site, Injection

Prednisone -- I should know better

Started this discussion. Last reply by jaxmeier on Sunday. 3 Replies

I have osteoarthritis in my fingers, to the point that my knuckles look like knots of red and points. They hurt from being swollen. I also have type 2 diabetes, with Humalog, Lantus and Janumet as my…Continue

Tags: conflict, treaments, diabetes, arthritis, steroids

 

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Making Lantus a two dose med

I've been reading a lot about people who make their Lantus evening injection in to two injections, one in AM and one in PM. Splitting the total amount in two and thus getting more control. I am on Lantus 31 units; humalog sliding scale usually 3 units before meals, Janumet 500 mg twice a day. I would love to have more control during the day...and noto worry about lows in the middle of the night,. How did you go about working this out,. Did you work with your doc or make your choice on your own.…See More
17 minutes ago
Mike Ratrie replied to sdkate's discussion 'High BG's......why?'
"When I am running unexpectedly high, I start going through my little checklist. Is the infusion set good (aka how many days has it been in)? Is the insulin coming out of the pump correctly? How long has it been since my last cartridge change? Could…"
yesterday
mohe0001 replied to sdkate's discussion 'High BG's......why?'
"Lol, sorry. Didn't mean to offend. I ask because I always feel the dehydration worse than anything. I was trying to see if you just don't feel dehydration very much, you must be a tough cookie. On the upside, if were all trapped on a…"
yesterday
sdkate replied to sdkate's discussion 'High BG's......why?'
"Am 62 and have NEVER been drunk, so I don't know. Sorry not much help"
Monday
sdkate replied to shelby76's discussion 'Do your doctors/nurses/caregivers listen to you?'
"Here's my weekend story, and I will say that I don't get freaked out easily, but these docs and coaches, etc do tend to freak me out. They have set me free with the promise that they would be here, "just in case". But this came…"
Monday
mohe0001 replied to sdkate's discussion 'High BG's......why?'
"That's wild. I can see the concern. You can't taste it? I always taste this nasty, old sugar taste - the taste that you get in the morning when you eat a bunch of candy overnight and don't brush your teeth. hmmm...your interesting.…"
Monday
Shadow replied to sdkate's discussion 'High BG's......why?'
"For me, when my numbers are higher than expected for no apparent reason, sometimes it's the beginning of a bug in my body I can't even feel yet. When I get a cold, it often shows up in the BG first, then my insulin needs remain elevated…"
Sunday
sdkate replied to sdkate's discussion 'High BG's......why?'
"Truthfully I think sometimes I obsess over numbers that are really alright, physically. But then again, I haven't ever been able to tell when my numbers are high without checking them on my meter.....even at 500 --- I felt fine. I'm a…"
Sunday
mohe0001 replied to sdkate's discussion 'High BG's......why?'
"I, personally, don't even think twice about 190. I don't even correct before 200. I consider that, fairly, in range. But, I don't feel bad at 190. If you feel bad at 190, physically, not emotionally, then maybe you should correct for…"
Sunday
sdkate posted a discussion

High BG's......why?

This week I was given my walking papers by the Health Coach. She said she couldn't help me with anything else, I knew "everything" there was to know. I would have to see the nutritionist or CDE (certified diabetic educator) Which if she had been listening, knows that the nutritionist and I don't see eye to eye on weight loss, number of carbs per meal.....CDE would be okay, except my insurance ONLY covers one visit per year,That was Wed. I want to make my own decisions...but I like idea of…See More
Sunday
sdkate replied to shelby76's discussion 'Do your doctors/nurses/caregivers listen to you?'
"I can relate to exactly what you are saying. My docs know a teeny bit about diabetes, they get about 4 hours in med school, and most get the rest of their education about diabetes from drug reps. So I have realized very early on that I will know…"
Sunday
jaxmeier replied to sdkate's discussion 'Prednisone -- I should know better'
"if you're allowed to take blood thinners, try adding turmeric to your diet. It is a spice. I take it daily and it is more effective for inflammation and swelling than nsaids and has no side effects. It also knocks my numbers down. Might be…"
Sunday
sdkate replied to Terry's discussion 'If you could write your own Rx's, would you visit your doctor?'
"Yes, you are a lucky person. Most docs I have known either think they know everything or fake what they don't know. I've never had a doc say, he doesn't know that much about diabetes, so we'd be working together ---- NEVER. You…"
Friday
sdkate replied to Terry's discussion 'If you could write your own Rx's, would you visit your doctor?'
"Just from a purely financial aspect, which I am sure none of us take into account, my answer would be NO! My doc's office visit for 15 minutes is $150; for every blood test she orders and it's usually a full panel I pay $25 co-pay (count…"
Feb 26
sdkate replied to Terry's discussion 'If you could write your own Rx's, would you visit your doctor?'
"I actually have no time for a doctor that doesn't know diabetes telling me what to do with my diabetes. My own PA told me this time around, that if all her patients were as good as I am, her job would be easy".....uh, I'm not that…"
Feb 26
sdkate replied to Eucritta's discussion 'Cortisone Shots While T1D'
"I just got your "joke" or mine, whatever. Yep I am with you.....sometimes I think it's humalot! But you're right it was a typo...."
Feb 26

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My husband has also been diagnosed with T2
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I am married to a newly diagnosed II diabetic, also. We have two adult sons, and a dil. I love beagles, so we have two, one of whom is diabetic. I swim, knit, do papercrafts, read and write, I love to share and learn information to share with others.

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It will be all right soon --- ***spoiler***

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 5:59pm 0 Comments

Someone please define the word "soon" for me.I guess I don't know what it means, except not just now. To be very honest, this is not going to be an upper for anyone, but a way for me, hopefully to put my massive feelings down, and send them off into space...but then I don't hold out much hope for that happening either.

Life is sucky right now. Being 61, on disability and medicaid is for this…

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Just a thought

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 8:24am 1 Comment

I just picked up my new diabetes alert bracelet. I got lucky and got a 2 for 1 special, so now my husband has one too. :) Then I got to thinking, this one is like a watch band with a two inch ID like band on the front, It opens up and has two stickers for me "This person is a diabetic, check card wallet for info" and "This person has severe allergies check wallet for info". On these cards is all the important info…

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My friends are driving me nuts

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 6:30pm 6 Comments

.When I was diagnosed 13 years ago, I did NOTHING about it for two years. Don't ask why changed my mind, I just did. I've had several friends who have ignored their diagnosis, recently, and it drives me crazy. I have given them the name of the BEST CDE we have in the area, they have either made appts and then done nothing, or skipped out, wasting his time. I see their health even this early going down…

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At 7:52am on March 6, 2014, Lloyd said…

Hello SDKate,
I'm Lloyd, your almost neighbor. I live in Twin Brooks, just outside of Milbank, I'm T2 for 20 years, pumping for 7 years.

-Lloyd

At 7:09pm on September 27, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…
It is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thanks for being my new cool friend
At 2:36pm on August 14, 2013, Linda G said…

YOU are a FEATURED MEMBER....CONGRATULATIONS sdkate!!

At 5:47am on August 13, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Kate, I also have severe depression. I have found that something my therapist told me does work. She said, keep in the back of your mind, it will go away. I have found that so comforting. Yeah, the fog will lift. It is just a matter of time, so I have learned to laugh, because, in the end I will win. That seems to help me, because every time I have overcome its devastating effects. So my motto, hah try you might depression, I will win.

At 6:37pm on August 12, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

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

At 7:10pm on December 27, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabets Sdkate!

At 7:08pm on December 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 10:10am on December 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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