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Sobering...

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee on Sunday. 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 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

 

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still_young_at_heart replied to KMB's discussion 'Bedtime bgl'
"I will eat a small square of chocolate at 96. 96 is a perfect number but I like the chocolate :-) and I prefer to be a touch higher in case I'm dropping. Acid's suggestion is a good one but I'm not all that diligent late at night. How…"
yesterday
still_young_at_heart replied to Hanna T's discussion 'Questions about the honeymoon'
"I would second Christopher's thought that using insulin is the best way to preserve whatever beta cell function you still have. If you're lucky and maintain good control your beta cells can help out for years making diabetes much easier to…"
Monday
meee replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Sobering...'
"I would always test bg if you feel that way, don't rely on dex because mine is off sometimes by 40-50 points or more. Trust your symptoms they usually will tell you if you're going to crash."
Sunday
Sarah replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Sobering...'
"Maurie, I had a 43 this afternoon, again! That's how I felt w/this one, extremely 'subdued' or weak and tired. I looked at my CGM it said 93, got in my car and then I felt exhausted and started seeing spots, pulled over and I was 43,…"
Sunday
still_young_at_heart replied to Sarah's discussion 'LOWS!'
"Hi Sarah - If you're going low with no insulin on board the only thing you can do is lower your basal. Do you take a little snack (one glucose tab, a couple squares of chocolate, a couple ounces of milk) when you hit the 60s? While it is no fun…"
Sunday
acidrock23 replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Sobering...'
"Ooops, I misquoted it, it's Beeman's, gum with Pepcid (Tums...) bummed from the ground crew by Chuck Yeager in "The Right Stuff"! You chew it before you blast off...heh heh heh..."
Oct 14
still_young_at_heart replied to Troy's discussion 'My boss thinks I can cure my type one diabetes by diet and exercise.'
"Good for you! It sounds like he was ignorant but not necessarily stupid. Maurie"
Oct 14
still_young_at_heart replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Sobering...'
"what is a "stick of Beaumon's". Am I showing how old I am?"
Oct 14
still_young_at_heart replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Sobering...'
"Thanks Emily. I had a tendency to try to figure out the minimum additional glucose I needed to treat my lows. I'll be erring on the high side for awhile - at least until I forget this experience."
Oct 14
still_young_at_heart replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Sobering...'
"Thanks Melitta. The thing is I didn't come to feeling especially bad, just subdued. What was most sobering is how a couple of small mistakes got me into so much trouble. On the bright side, after another bad day on Sunday I finally figured out…"
Oct 14
zzyzx replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Sobering...'
"I like SweeTarts. Many years ago their slogan was 'bite 'em for a burst of flavor'. Each one contains 13/8 gm glucose at half the price of Walgreen's glucose tabs, but they fit nicely in a Walgreen's glucose tab vial."
Oct 14
Sandy replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Sobering...'
"thanks for sharing...lows are the most dreaded experiences...log your experience and see if you are able to see a pattern...i have glucose tabs taped throughout my house in case i goof...dog carries a little metal canister on collar that she could…"
Oct 14
Emily Coles replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Sobering...'
"I'm so glad you're okay Maurie!!  Really scary and, as Melitta said, a good reminder to us all to take lows very seriously."
Oct 14
meee replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Sobering...'
"Normally I will wait with most lows but for my fast dropping lows when I know I'm in trouble I drink glucose drinks immediately and as Maury said around 30g to start(2) if I haven't taken anything else. I have drank as much as 80g oj and…"
Oct 13
Zoe replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Sobering...'
"Sarah, who is suggesting you should change basal rates "all the time?""
Oct 13
meee replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Sobering...'
"Due to them maybe seeing so much of that, in my area I question that, this was a long time ago and but maybe I'm wrong, they should be "able" to tell the difference between the two and not try to diagnose something as…"
Oct 13

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
a good message board
Date diagnosed
January 30, 2007
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Cozmo

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

BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER Maurie!! AWESOME!

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 ...you 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.

...brian

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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