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Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Oct 19. 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 congratulations on being named a featured member of the week."
Nov 6
still_young_at_heart was featured
Nov 6
still_young_at_heart replied to ChemDracula "Amy"'s discussion 'rise in blood sugar 30-50% less with reheated pasta than the same freshly cooked pasta?!'
"I find this interesting. I can eat an Amy's Frozen Lasagna and dose for the 37g of carb and not go high. I never understood why but was very pleased. Maybe this is the explanation. Maurie"
Nov 6
still_young_at_heart replied to Dave's discussion 'Itching all over'
"I used to get symptoms like that when I started running again after taking a break for a period of time. Seasonal and temperature change would be consistent with that. This was way before my diagnosis."
Nov 3
still_young_at_heart replied to bagpipegirl's discussion 'Lows at night'
"I tend to get vivid dreams when I run really high or really low."
Nov 3
still_young_at_heart replied to Trudy's discussion 'Basal or Bolus?'
"This is an interesting question and I'm going to start with the "stock answer". Your basal should hold your fasting blood glucose steady with no more than a 30 point rise or fall. If your basal is too high and you offset the extra…"
Oct 30
still_young_at_heart replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"Excellent news. Maurie"
Oct 28
still_young_at_heart replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lows....Running the Train!'
"Hey Twin - I'm glad you're OK. The last time I was at 48 I treated and still ended up passing out. I have occasionally tested before driving, seen a 68, taken a couple of glucose tabs and assumed that I would start coming up. It's a…"
Oct 27
still_young_at_heart replied to candy's discussion 'HELP!!!'
"Hi Candy, It is good that you want to take a proactive approach and it will serve you well for your entire life. I just want to emphasize that there is a huge distance between keeping one's blood sugar below 120 at all times and dying of…"
Oct 27
still_young_at_heart replied to LiL MaMa's discussion 'I live in constant diabetes fear'
"Hi Lil Mama - Your situation sounds very painful. Have you thought about working with a therapist who might be able to help you with reframing your thoughts about diabetes? Meditation or mindfulness work might also help. Good luck, Maurie"
Oct 26
still_young_at_heart replied to Freida's discussion 'Normal People Snacks'
"As others have said, we are all surprised from time to time. I mostly decline the goodies at these sorts of events. I'll eat nuts, a small bit of chocolate, vegetables but don't even try to manage the cakes and cookies and other treats. I…"
Oct 26
still_young_at_heart replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"A hug from me as well. Maurie"
Oct 25
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…"
Oct 21
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…"
Oct 20
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."
Oct 19
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,…"
Oct 19

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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.

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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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