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Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slybrock Apr 13. 81 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. 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. 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

Beaten almost Broken

Started this discussion. Last reply by still_young_at_heart May 4, 2013. 25 Replies

by Medtronic....I switched to a Medtronic pump after my Cozmo's warranty expired and it has been a very rough transition. It hasn't helped that I had to start during tax season (I'm a CPA) so that I…Continue


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still_young_at_heart replied to Maddie's discussion 'Lows and weight gain'
"You certainly don't look like you need to lose weight from your pictures :-). I don't think that eating an extra 50-60 calories per day in glucose tabs is going to have a profound effect on your weight. It might mean an extra 4-5 pounds.…"
19 hours ago
still_young_at_heart replied to adam nash's discussion 'MDI and Copays'
"If your total daily dose is low, then pens can be much cheaper. If you use less than a vial of an insulin per month, you'll be throwing more away with vials. Each pen has a 30 day life so if you use about 1 pen per month, you get 5 months out…"
Sep 22
still_young_at_heart replied to Atish's discussion 'Diabetics considered as handicapped?'
"Agreed. A stunning post."
Sep 18
still_young_at_heart replied to lh378's discussion 'food scale'
"I use a postal scale as well. Digital and not that old but it works as well as the nutrition scales for dosing insulin."
Sep 1
still_young_at_heart replied to tonilynn20's discussion 'pump or mdi for better weight control'
"I gained weight when I went from shots to a pump. In fact, that was one of the more important reasons I switched. Maybe you're feeling more freed up on MDI and are just eating more and dosing appropriately."
Aug 28
still_young_at_heart replied to jnick303's discussion 'Just started Humalog and...'
"Are you calculating your Humalog dose by counting carbs or are you using a sliding scale which bases your meal time dose solely on your pre-meal blood sugar? If you aren't carb counting you should ask your doctor to refer you to a CDE who can…"
Aug 28
still_young_at_heart replied to bjm2363's discussion '1 hr at 140 Harmful ?'
"If you aren't producing sufficient insulin to cover the food you are eating, any additional carbohydrates on the margin will tend to increase blood sugar. For many of us with little or no insulin production, each gram of carbohydrate will raise…"
Aug 14
still_young_at_heart replied to bjm2363's discussion '1 hr at 140 Harmful ?'
"Good luck in finding another practice! 5 grams of carb usually translates into about 25 points on the meter. So if you're really, really precise and careful you can eat a very restricted diet and regularly look at numbers around 160-200 (even…"
Aug 14
still_young_at_heart and Jeff are now friends
Aug 13
still_young_at_heart replied to lh378's discussion 'low glycemic fruits suggestions'
"I'm T1 and can manage moderate carb meals without too much hassle. I eat a couple of apples a day dosing by weight and eating the apple at the end of my meal. I rarely spike as a result. Maurie"
Aug 11
still_young_at_heart replied to brboyer's discussion 'Which Finger-stick Reading to Trust?'
"I agree with Dave. Strips are a buck each and the information you get from using control solution just doesn't seem worth a buck. I don't think I've used control solution is five or six years. Even with control solution nicely shaken…"
Aug 6
still_young_at_heart replied to bjm2363's discussion '1 hr at 140 Harmful ?'
"It's mostly a question of improved tools. Most people in the DCCT were using NPH ("not particularly helpful") and R. Pumps were incredibly rare and I don't think CGMs were even invented. Those of us fortunate enough to have…"
Aug 6
still_young_at_heart replied to bjm2363's discussion '1 hr at 140 Harmful ?'
"You've received very good advise and I agree that you should consider starting on insulin even if it's just a bit of basal. But in response to your question - 140 at one hour might be harmful over the next forty years but the incremental…"
Aug 5
still_young_at_heart replied to Spock's discussion 'Help TuFriends. Need some ideas, please. Sorry it's long'
"Hi Spock - Hope things have calmed down for you. Only two random ideas. When I'm getting sticky highs over 200, I need a temp basal of 160-180% on top of the normal correction. I usually end up a little low at the tail end of the experience but…"
Aug 3
still_young_at_heart replied to Negg's discussion 'Doctors confirm Dr. Bernstein's methods, article'
"Interesting article. Do you know how they define carbohydrate restriction?"
Aug 3
still_young_at_heart replied to Alyssa's discussion 'Denial...'
"Happy Birthday - I know you're taking your mother's situation seriously but things are already sticky. When I was first diagnosed, I was sent to the ER by a nurse-CDE when I tested at 425. Running from 200-500 all the time is very…"
Jul 31

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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.

At 5:34pm on February 14, 2013, Teena said…

At 3:37pm on February 14, 2013, Corinna said…

Congrats still_young_at_heart on receiving the Communications & Information Award & thank you for all you do to make TuDiabetes a better place for us touched by diabetes.




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