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basal rate / carb ratio test

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob's mom Apr 1, 2012. 8 Replies

I successfully completed basal rate testing in my 5 year old. It needed to be done and we did it! Yeah! Only needed to make a few changes.So today we decided to now check I:C ratio.I carefully…Continue

Kindergarten

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sophia'smommyLori Mar 18, 2012. 4 Replies

I'm preparing myself and my diabetic daughter for Kindergarten next fall (6 months away). I don't talk to the school about the diabetes stuff until a week before school starts. I mean nothing I can…Continue

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Insurance question - user of One-Touch Ping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike S. Jan 17, 2012. 7 Replies

I had very good health insurance, and at the first of the year, my employer switched health insurance companies.I received a letter from the insurance company saying that the ONLY glucose testing…Continue

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diabetes video with sketches and a story

Started this discussion. Last reply by sweettooth Dec 16, 2011. 5 Replies

I am trying to find a you tube video I've seen before to show to a friend. It was made by a girl who tells her story of developing diabetes. While she's telling the story she's sketching pictures of…Continue

 

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ZIP the cure

Looking for an easy fundraising opportunity for an ultimate cure for type 1 diabetes? Sponsor your zip code for $50: http://zipthecure.com/about-ztc.phpZip the Cure was originally created by a 17-year-old who wanted to help cure diabetes one zip code at a time. You “sponsor” a zip code in the U.S. for just $50. The money goes to JDRF to fund type 1 diabetes research to cure, treat, and prevent T1D. If every zip code in America sponsored $50,…See More
Apr 15, 2012
sweettooth replied to boshra's discussion 'What to do...'
"When it's your turn to cook, make something nice with a lot of vegetables? They probably should know you have Type 1. It's not as much of a stigma as you feel it is."
Apr 15, 2012
Jacob's mom replied to sweettooth's discussion 'basal rate / carb ratio test'
"do i ever hear you! good job keeping her diet so healthy that sounds like a very health start to her day, my son eats lots of carbs lately he is 13 and growing, someday he may need to consider the low carb thing but for now i try to let him decide…"
Apr 1, 2012
sweettooth replied to sweettooth's discussion 'basal rate / carb ratio test'
"Cereal is the one food we never eat! She had plain yogurt and apple, eggs and sausage. That's what she has almost every morning. I think it was just the site. BG is finally going down. I would not mind diabetes so much if it would stay…"
Apr 1, 2012
Jacob's mom replied to sweettooth's discussion 'basal rate / carb ratio test'
"oh dear not a good day, i would have changed the site too, hope things are better! amy"
Apr 1, 2012
Jacob's mom replied to sweettooth's discussion 'basal rate / carb ratio test'
"hello, breakfast can be a tough meal to bolus, because it is often carb loaded, and they have a good spike up after the carbs, alot of people suggest they can handle heavier carbs later in the day but not so much in the am ? different sensitivity?…"
Apr 1, 2012
sweettooth replied to sweettooth's discussion 'basal rate / carb ratio test'
"Thanks, we definately have different ratios and ISF throughout the day. I'm putting this carb ratio test on hold until tomorrow. I changed the pump site. She was high all day and night and it wouldn't budge, unusually high, 300-400. We…"
Apr 1, 2012
Cheats replied to sweettooth's discussion 'basal rate / carb ratio test'
"She’s 5 she’s going to be active running around doing different things every day and she’s growing. Keep track of her schedule just because you did basal testing today doesn’t mean its going to be the same for tomorrow and…"
Mar 31, 2012
Terry replied to sweettooth's discussion 'basal rate / carb ratio test'
"I think the safest way to make changes in insulin dosing is in small increments and allowing at least a few days at each change level. If you used an IC ratio of 1:14 today, perhaps you should use the same breakfast content and size and dose the…"
Mar 31, 2012
Zoe replied to sweettooth's discussion 'basal rate / carb ratio test'
"I:C ratios, unlike basal rates, can't really be "tested" or submitted to any formulas which are only approximations. It is all about trial and error. It's better to be conservative and do changes slowly as you suggested. Going to…"
Mar 31, 2012
sweettooth posted a discussion

basal rate / carb ratio test

I successfully completed basal rate testing in my 5 year old. It needed to be done and we did it! Yeah! Only needed to make a few changes.So today we decided to now check I:C ratio.I carefully calculated the carbs of breakfast, used our I:C ratio of 1:14, and by the time the insulin was completely finished her BG was 310! According to my crappy math (which I'm bad at) this means I should change her breakfast I:C ratio to 1:7!!! She's 5. I'm thinking I'll do 1:12 tomorrow and 'just see what…See More
Mar 31, 2012
Sophia'smommyLori replied to sweettooth's discussion 'Kindergarten'
"My best advice to you would be to remain open to being flexible. Your school will no doubt require the Medication Admin form and orders from the phys on how to treat and they will follow those orders exactly (not what you want) so you should sit…"
Mar 18, 2012
juliannaergrl replied to sweettooth's discussion 'Kindergarten'
"I urge you to consider the following in your plan... Not saying you are wrong at all, but I just want you to think of things from your daughters prospective for a moment. If you exclude her from eating any food NOT sent from home, what happens when…"
Mar 18, 2012
acidrock23 replied to sweettooth's discussion 'Kindergarten'
"I have to agree that w/ earthling that it's not neurotic. There are probably quite a few parents whose kids don't have interesting diseases like diabetes who will turn in *much* longer lists of concerns and instructions."
Mar 18, 2012
earthling replied to sweettooth's discussion 'Kindergarten'
"Hi Sweet tooth! I am diabetic and raised non-diabetic little ones. I don't think you are being even a tiny bit neurotic, or maybe we just belong to the same group of crazies. Why our culture pushes tender little children, diabetic or not, into…"
Mar 18, 2012
sweettooth posted a discussion

Kindergarten

I'm preparing myself and my diabetic daughter for Kindergarten next fall (6 months away). I don't talk to the school about the diabetes stuff until a week before school starts. I mean nothing I can do about it now, except have anxiety over, "I wonder how it's going to work out next year".There are TONS of sample 504 plans out there, and in my opinion they are ridiculously long and i just want to keep it simple.Basically I want the following (p.s. we have pump and CGMS):*I want her dosed for…See More
Mar 18, 2012

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ZIP the cure

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Looking for an easy fundraising opportunity for an ultimate cure for type 1 diabetes? Sponsor your zip code for $50: http://zipthecure.com/about-ztc.php

Zip the Cure was originally created by a 17-year-old who wanted to help cure diabetes one zip code at a time. You “sponsor” a zip code in the U.S. for just $50. The money goes to JDRF to fund type 1 diabetes research to cure, treat, and prevent T1D. If every zip code in America…

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At 11:43am on January 6, 2012, sweettooth said…

Can I just brag for a minute? After 1 year post dx....A1c at 6.5% !!!!!

At 9:39am on August 10, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 12:30pm on August 6, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 11:15am on August 6, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 9:18am on August 6, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home sweettooth....
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.
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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 parents of children with D., such as....
"Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
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Take care....and keep in touch!
At 8:11am on August 6, 2011, 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.
 
 
 

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