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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 madison's discussion 'depressed on my birthday'
"Happy Birthday Madison - I was 57 when I was diagnosed and I'm a guy. I would say I had a lot easier than you and still it took me a couple of months to establish basic control. It was a good thing that I'm self employed because I…"
still_young_at_heart replied to mikep's discussion 'I started on Afrezza last night . . .'
"How long did it take after your correction to get back into range?"
Feb 25
still_young_at_heart replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Migration update: forum categories and subcategories'
"If the initial default is to see all posts with each of us then having the option to filter, I don't have any concerns. Maurie"
Feb 24
still_young_at_heart replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Migration update: forum categories and subcategories'
"Hi Emily - You might remember that Tu tried to sort posts into basic categories on the current platform and many of us expressed our strong preference for a Forum that pulls everyone together rather than divides us into different buckets. I still…"
Feb 24
still_young_at_heart replied to KBJ86's discussion 'Wine tasting - worst idea ever or doable?'
"A one day wine event is manageable but you might want to actually follow real wine tasting protocol and smell, swirl the wine in your mouth and spit. Four wineries, 3 wines per winery and 2 oz per pour and you're drinking a bottle. True…"
Feb 22
still_young_at_heart replied to madison's discussion 'Protein high?'
"Are you at all flexible on the type of rice you eat? Short grain white rice is the most likely to cause high blood sugars. Brown rice and converted rice may be a little easier successfully dose. I gave up rice after diagnosis and have switched to…"
Feb 19
still_young_at_heart replied to julez_79's discussion 'Struggling with Hypo-Unawareness – and confused as to why I would suffer from it'
"Hey Julez - Terry and Dave made good suggestions about reducing hypo-unawareness. It's hard to say when you are in danger of losing consciousness. I posted a while ago about losing consciousness after testing at 47 and taking 3 glucose tabs.…"
Feb 17
still_young_at_heart replied to Kary Noguerat's discussion 'Question about cholesterol meds for a type 1???'
"I've been on statins since diagnosis without any ill effects. High cholesterol runs in my family so I was neither surprised or distressed by my doctor's recommendation. Even well controlled Type 1s have a somewhat elevated risk of heart…"
Feb 17
still_young_at_heart replied to madison's discussion 'My worst hypo yet'
"When I was using pens, I kept them in different rooms of the house. My Lantus pen was in the bedroom since I took a shot before going to sleep and my Humolog pen was in the dining room since I used it before eating. It's easy to get distracted…"
Feb 12
still_young_at_heart replied to madison's discussion 'My worst hypo yet'
"You handled yourself like a pro. It may be that now that your system is settling down your insulin requirements will decrease even if you don't have a full-fledged honeymoon. If you didn't make a mistake your basal is set too high and…"
Feb 11
still_young_at_heart replied to madison's discussion 'New diabetic'
"When I was first diagnosed I got a lot of bruises because my pen needle was too long. You might check with your doctor to make sure that you are using one that is short enough. Be sure not to inject in the area around the bruise until it entirely…"
Feb 5
still_young_at_heart replied to Sana Ajmal's discussion 'Foot care'
"Hi - How does one use a web based service to take care of one's feet? I've never had a foot ulcer but if you are dealing with one I would try to see a real (rather than virtual) doctor immediately. A foot ulcer that gets out of hand can…"
Feb 3
still_young_at_heart replied to RogerAlyn's discussion 'Pump User with Extremely Low Basal Rate - How low can you go?'
"My basal is .45 units most of the day and runs about .5 overnight."
Feb 2
still_young_at_heart replied to Mentha_piperita5's discussion 'Do a service to the newly diagnosed: brag'
"I'm not a fan of comments which assert you can do anything you set your mind to with diabetes. You may be able to do almost anything (try enlisting in the Marines) but you certainly can't do everything that you could have done without the…"
Feb 1
still_young_at_heart replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Night Checks?'
"I drink a couple of glasses a water with my pills before going to bed and that guarantees that I wake up at least once to test. When I'm worried about how my blood sugar is going to behave overnight I drink an extra glass and will wake up at…"
Jan 31
still_young_at_heart replied to jamietaylor424's discussion 'Traveling thoughts'
"I always show my meter when I fly and airport security is always polite and aware. I don't know if a Dexcom can go through the new body scanners. If it can't you should show it to the agent and ask to be wanded. Remember to pack back-ups…"
Jan 28

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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 (aka: #blankieboy) 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 (aka: #blankieboy) 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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