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Teleconference Endocrinologist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by 2hobbit1 Jan 1. 23 Replies

I live in a rural setting...far, far away from any pediatric endocrinolgist for my daughter who is Type 1. When we do get the rare opportunity to see a doctor, they mostly talk to me, the mother, and…Continue

Tags: endocrinologists, teleconference

downhill skiing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alycat Feb 20, 2014. 2 Replies

Anybody have advice for downhill skiing and bolusing?I seem to go high during downhill skiing, then low the night after. I think I've figured out what to do...increase basal rates during skiing,…Continue

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rgcainmd replied to sweetmom's discussion 'Do you do corrections sooner than your DIA ends?' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I could be way off, but I'm wondering if your I:Cs (or maybe just one, if your daughter spikes that high after one meal in particular) need adjusting if she is having post-prandial spikes into the 300s..."
6 hours ago
Elena replied to sweetmom's discussion 'Do you do corrections sooner than your DIA ends?' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"If the insulin to carb ratio is set correctly, then the purpose of the pre-bolus is just to eliminate the spike. But yeah, that would be hard to do with a kid! If it were me, and I found that the Dexcom was generally running accurately, I would…"
yesterday
sweetmom replied to sweetmom's discussion 'Do you do corrections sooner than your DIA ends?' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Thank you everyone! So, I know we are supposed to pre-bolus. I try to do 10 min if >100, 20 min if >200, and 30 min if >300....etc. But it's so impractical a lot of times with a small child! I'm not going to make her wait for…"
yesterday
Kevin H replied to sweetmom's discussion 'Do you do corrections sooner than your DIA ends?' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I agree with Elena, pre-bolusing for meals that you expect will spike you is the best way to go about it. An example is my breakfast, I tend to eat fast acting carbs(love my oatmeal and chocolate protein drink!). These can easily spike me to 200+,…"
Tuesday
Diabetic Dad replied to sweetmom's discussion 'Do you do corrections sooner than your DIA ends?' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I've heard there is a rime of effectiveness, a peak time, and a "tail." I just check if I'm in doubt, or if I feel weird."
Tuesday
Elena replied to sweetmom's discussion 'Do you do corrections sooner than your DIA ends?' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"If you spike high, but end up at an appropriate level 3-4 hours after the bolus, maybe it's an issue of bolus timing rather than bolus amount? http://integrateddiabetes.com/Articles/gen/Strike%20The%20Spike%202.pdf"
Tuesday
sweetmom added a discussion to the group Pumping Our Insulin
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Do you do corrections sooner than your DIA ends?

In regards to my diabetic child:We always run into trouble when we correct before the 3-4hrs after a bolus is up. Depending on what was previously eaten, of course, and if you 'think' you are still digesting or if it's done. The bolus calculator doesn't know really what's going on, it's just doing math.Often, I'll see a >300 number on the CGM around 2hrs post-prandial. Sometimes, if I correct at that time, we end up crashing hard-core! Other times, I think to myself, "don't do it yet! It…See More
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Pumping Our Insulin

Group for those that are pumping. Come and exchange tips on using your pump. Discuss the differences of the different types of pumps out on the market, infusion sets and pump accessories.See More
Tuesday
Ingřid Glass replied to sweetmom's discussion 'frequent air at the end of tubing?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I had no idea what those caps were in each box for about a year of pumping! Thought they were kind of pretty little replicas of the loose end connection but it honestly never occurred to me to clip them onto the site end when disconnected. So I…"
Mar 11
sweetmom replied to sweetmom's discussion 'frequent air at the end of tubing?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"We USED to use the inset 30...and they came with caps for the tubing part. I can't recall if I was having this air problem back then with those sets. The 90's don't come with covers. I wonder why? They do come with a cover/cap for the…"
Mar 10
Susan Van Abs replied to sweetmom's discussion 'frequent air at the end of tubing?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I fill the cannula - that is not priming while connecting. Sometimes doing a prime while disconnected will push the air bubble out. It is a trick I have learned after pumping 15 years."
Mar 10
Ingřid Glass replied to sweetmom's discussion 'frequent air at the end of tubing?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Ha famous last words, I had to disconnect a few times today (cannula change, battery change and on the phone to Animas Tech about a battery change prob) and EACH time saw it suck back air into the loose tubing..about 1-1.5 cm!! So my steel sets…"
Mar 10
Jo Momma replied to sweetmom's discussion 'frequent air at the end of tubing?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I have never heard of re-priming the cannula upon reconnect."
Mar 10
Susan Van Abs replied to sweetmom's discussion 'frequent air at the end of tubing?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I have never had this problem with the Inset 90. A couple of things I do that might help make a difference... I do a manual prime before I insert the cartridge into the pump. I do this because I am form the old school when you had to do this - and I…"
Mar 10
sweetmom replied to sweetmom's discussion 'frequent air at the end of tubing?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Interesting! Thank you. I don't notice the air there when it's connected to her...but it's also hard to see when it's next to her body. This makes sense what you said, about the drop coming out. Perhaps we should just make a…"
Mar 9
alisa replied to sweetmom's discussion 'frequent air at the end of tubing?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Wow. Upon reading your post I went to check my tubing (also on Anamis Ping and use the QuickSet) There was a 1/8 inch bubble seen. So, I unhooked and let it fall from my hand in order to get pump out of pocket, looked again and a full inch of air…"
Mar 8

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At 10:16am on October 2, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!! Please enjoy it here with us!!!
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At 3:19am on October 2, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!

At 11:12pm on October 1, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 8:59pm on October 1, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home sweetmom...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for young people, and parents of children with diabetes, such as....
"Teenagers with Type 1", "College Students with Diabetes", "Young Adults with Diabetes",
"Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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