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Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Oct 19, 2014. 60 Replies

I guess I had my first severe hypo yesterday. I had spiked after breakfast and both corrected and bumped up my basal for a few hours (a mistake). A few hours later I was at 128 and walked for about…Continue

Tags: tabs, glucose, hypo, lows

Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times

Started this discussion. Last reply by mohe0001 Jan 17. 85 Replies

Todays Sunday Times has a first page article on the exploding cost…Continue

Tags: pump, disease, chronic, costs, NYTimes

Seven Year Itch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Jan 20, 2014. 16 Replies

It's been seven years since my diagnosis and I fear my relationship to diabetes is heading for some tough times. It's not that I'm looking to trade T1 for a younger, cuter chronic illness. No…Continue

When you're sick do you adjust your insulin:carb ratio in addition to bumping up your basal?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JLJ504 Jan 2, 2014. 16 Replies

I've been dealing with a cold the last couple days with modest success. I've managed to keep my bg readings under 180 for the most part although I haven't yet managed to break under 120.I've bumped…Continue


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still_young_at_heart replied to Elena's discussion 'Another new person joining the club'
"Hi Elena - It gets better. You'll probably build up some emotional calluses around your diabetes within the first year and the day to day stresses won't feel like such a burden. I still spend nights battling down a stubborn 200 but it only…"
6 hours ago
still_young_at_heart replied to HPNpilot's discussion 'New video on T1D in the New York Times'
"It was a moving video. I think it captures something of the rational craziness that most of us show around our and especially our child's diabetes. To have four people you know die in their teens of the disease you live with every day really is…"
8 hours ago
still_young_at_heart replied to DrBB's discussion 'Asante Snap Trial, Week One'
"Does the Asante Snap require a proprietary insertion set or can any you use any leur lock set?"
still_young_at_heart replied to madison's discussion 'New diabetic'
"You should have an endocrinologist an internist who has a great deal of experience with T1 diabetes might be OK but it doesn't sound like your doctor is treating any others. You need "on the job training" but it will be helpful to…"
still_young_at_heart replied to Sulky's discussion 'Weight'
"Hi - I lost about 20 pounds (1.5 stone) before diagnosis and during my first year of T1. I've slowly put back about half of that over the last 7 years. It's been work and I recommend patience. I eat about 78 grams of peanut butter with my…"
still_young_at_heart replied to madison's discussion 'New diabetic'
"Gary Scheiner, the author of "Think Like a Pancreas" has an online practice. While nothing beats having someone physically in the room with you while you learn different skills, being able to work with a good educator remotely might be…"
Jan 20
still_young_at_heart replied to KimKat's discussion 'What do you do when your BG is already high and you haven't even eaten?'
"I am saying as a T1 perspective but I would urge you to not think of insulin as a last resort if nothing else works. Insulin management is relatively straightforward and has few side effects. Once you learn how to use it, you are less dependent on…"
Jan 19
still_young_at_heart replied to madison's discussion 'New diabetic'
"You probably will have a hard time managing if you eat as much rice and noodles as you ate before getting sick. Short grain white rice is especially tough to manage. You'll do better if you can switch to brown rice and even better if you can…"
Jan 18
still_young_at_heart replied to julez_79's discussion 'Twenty minutes or more until eating glucose is showing effect?'
"Hi Julez, It can take up to 30 minutes for glucose tabs to begin to do their magic for me. I don't even test at 15 minutes most of the time. Chocolate takes a much longer time to bring up blood sugar and I tend not to use it with a serious low…"
Jan 18
still_young_at_heart replied to madison's discussion 'New diabetic'
"Hi Madison - Doctors don't force pumps on their patients because if you don't want a pump and aren't committed to doing all the chores that pumping requires they can be more dangerous than using pens. In a few months, you will have…"
Jan 18
mohe0001 replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Can you believe I forgot my insulin when I flew overseas? Almost gave my Doc a heart attack."
Jan 17
mohe0001 replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"I dunno about this. I paid exactly the same amount for insulin in China and France, although it wasn't subsidized in FR because I was clearly an American."
Jan 17
Mario replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"I do think the prices for pumps are very high, however if you consider the cost of precision machining to high tolerances and multiple iterations and years of testing I don't think it is so far out of the ballpark. After all, these companies…"
Jan 16
still_young_at_heart replied to Crystal's discussion 'Stress Basal?'
"Hi Crystal - I will bump my basal up 20% for "mild" stress and have pushed it up as much as 60% when I had to give a deposition. Even with the 60% bump, I was high reaching about 200 (11) before corrections started to get it down. Once…"
Jan 15
still_young_at_heart replied to meee's discussion 'Ketones more likely on pump?'
""Low high for a long time" describes too many bad days as far as I'm concerned. I've never seen anything about fast acting metabolizing in a way that makes one more prone to ketones and have never had that sort of problem since I…"
Jan 13
still_young_at_heart replied to meee's discussion 'Ketones more likely on pump?'
"Using only rapid insulin in a pump makes it more likely that you'll get ketones because there is always the chance that a mechanical problem that lasts for several hours such as a blockage or a very, very large air bubble may result in having…"
Jan 13

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At 9:16pm on November 9, 2014, Linda G said…

Hi there still_young_at_heart!! BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER!!

At 6:35pm on November 6, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

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

At 3:34pm on October 3, 2013, Linda G said…


At 6:31pm on October 1, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

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

At 6:11am on July 18, 2013, Sai said…

Hi there, how are you doing? Just wanted to say hi to all my friends on TUD. Logging in after a long time :)

At 9:03pm on February 18, 2013, nel said…

Congrats Dear still_young at_ heart Maurie for receiving the " Communication & Information " Award sure keep me young too :) ...all the Best from across the line !!

At 3:42pm on February 18, 2013, Linda G said…

Given the Communications and Information award, then being a FEATURED MEMBER!!! Bravo still_young_at_heart!!

At 9:30am on February 16, 2013, catlover said…

HI Maurie- Congrats on being awarded the Communications and Information. I always enjoy reading your comments on discussions members submit on the forums. They are insightful and always offer good advice. Keep up the good work. Cat

At 6:47am on February 15, 2013, Brian (bsc) said…

Congrats on your award Maurie and thanks for all you do on this site.


At 3:51am on February 15, 2013, Holger Schmeken said…

Congratulations for being awarded for all the positive support you have offered here.




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