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Lantus and testing sites

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin H 14 hours ago. 1 Reply

Been on Lantus for 6 months now, and humalog almost a year....one or three injections a day. Blood sugar testing is at least three more like 4 - 5 tests a day....that's a lot of needles and a lot of…Continue

Tags: injections, teating

How much time?

Started this discussion. Last reply by sdkate Jan 10. 14 Replies

In another post people were talking about how much time they use treating their "D". I found that interesting and started to figure out how much time I spend treating my "D" a week.It takes me…Continue

Tags: D, your, treating, spent, time

At what point in your diabetic journey, did you feel in control?

Started this discussion. Last reply by sdkate Jan 9. 33 Replies

I've been on this journey now for 16 years....seems like forever. But I didn't really feel in control of my own disease until I started on humalog and then lantus. In the beginning, I said I would…Continue

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Can someone help me with the math --- figuring lantus dosage

Started this discussion. Last reply by angellc Jan 18. 7 Replies

I take 28 units of Lantus a day --- 2 units to prime the pump so to speak, so this is 30 units per day....30 units times 7 days would be 210 units a week. Right? Okay, now four weeks in a month…Continue

Tags: amounts, Lantus, figuring

 

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Kevin H replied to sdkate's discussion 'Lantus and testing sites'
"I use the "sides" of the pads on my fingers, still where I have a fingerprint, I don't use the tips of my fingers. I can get two comfortable tests per side of each finger. One hand per day basically. Have you looked into the 6mm…"
14 hours ago
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Lantus and testing sites

Been on Lantus for 6 months now, and humalog almost a year....one or three injections a day. Blood sugar testing is at least three more like 4 - 5 tests a day....that's a lot of needles and a lot of poking, When I first started testing I used the two middle fingers on my left hand....now after 16 years they are pretty tough with callus'. Okay so went to my thumb....that gets me what I need pretty quick. But I'm not going to rely on this finger for testing for 20 years either. Used my palm when…See More
14 hours ago
sdkate replied to ame e.'s discussion 'pre-exercise snacks'
"I swim mid morning, so technically I should eat breakfast before, however, I've had bad cramps when I eat a meal before swimming. So I have yogurt and toast with peanut butter before and an orange or fruit after....I swim for about 45 minutes…"
15 hours ago
sdkate replied to Robyn's discussion 'How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.'
"I have just changed some status of my testing. Previous I tested 3 - 4 times a day; now we are doing some adjusting to my humalog and lantus, so I will be testing twice as much 6 - 8 times. More strips are needed.240 - 300 strips allowing for lows…"
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sdkate replied to Robyn's discussion 'How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.'
"I understand if your doc writes you a script for 350 -= 400 strips a month, the ins needs to fill that order, But I've never had to do it myself, Good luck to you and all of us. I hate battling to many demons at once...but by golly my health is…"
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angellc replied to sdkate's discussion 'Can someone help me with the math --- figuring lantus dosage'
"I was taking 45 units a day of lantus, u get 300 units per pen so you should be going thru a pen every ten days I go thru a pen every 8 days the dr dropped me 10 units to 35units for my slow acting insulin. So you should be going thru a box roughly…"
Jan 18
sdkate replied to Robyn's discussion 'How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.'
"am a type 2 on Janumet and Lantus and Humalog. I will typically test at least 6 if not 8 times a day.....once in the AM; and before meals and snacks and once at night before my injection of lantus Most insurance companies and professionals say this…"
Jan 12
sdkate replied to sdkate's discussion 'How much time?'
"Good thing I was born part fish. I have always enjoyed swimming and if I didn't do that, I wouldn't exercise at all"
Jan 10
sdkate replied to sdkate's discussion 'How much time?'
"You are right, and I didn't figure that time in. Thanks for reminding me. I am thinking my menu planning and figuring has become so obvious and automatic to me since there are only two of us, that I don't think about it. It takes me about…"
Jan 10
sdkate replied to sdkate's discussion 'How much time?'
"Yea, everyone "should" but I didnt't start exercising until I was diagnosed, and there are times when it was -50 degrees or between -30 and -50 and I wouldn't go...so exercise IS DEFINITELY a part of MY diabetic routine"
Jan 10
Dave replied to sdkate's discussion 'How much time?'
"Let's see... a few minutes a day on testing, probably no more than a minute total punching data into my pump to dose, and some other stuff that really doesn't add up to much. Then 5 hours a day on TuD pretty much blows out everything :-)…"
Jan 10
mohe0001 replied to sdkate's discussion 'How much time?'
"Thats awesome. Interesting posts."
Jan 10
Shadow Dragon replied to sdkate's discussion 'How much time?'
"I eat the same things a lot of the time. I've been very mindful of what I eat almost all my life and have always been aware of nutritional information, so adding carb calculations really hasn't been too much of a problem for me. I have a…"
Jan 10
Terry replied to sdkate's discussion 'How much time?'
"I've never tried to quantify the time I spend treating my diabetes, but it's significant. In addition to what others have listed, I feel my time spent reading about diabetes here on TuD and elsewhere as important to my overall diabetes…"
Jan 10
Jen replied to sdkate's discussion 'How much time?'
"One minute to calculate carbs and inject? Are you actually calculating, or just estimating? Or eating something you've had a million times before so know the insulin dose withotu counting? It definitely takes me more than a minute to calculate…"
Jan 10
Shadow Dragon replied to sdkate's discussion 'How much time?'
"Interesting question. It takes me about 20 seconds each time I test between 8 and 10 times a day. Probably 1 minute to calculate carbs and then inject 3 times a day. 10 seconds twice a day to inject Levemir. Five minutes every two weeks or so to…"
Jan 10

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My husband has also been diagnosed with T2
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September 10, 1999
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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 the "Blogabetic" 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 the "Blogabetic" 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 the "Blogabetic" 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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