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Aging, High BS, and Type 1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laddie Dec 21, 2012. 4 Replies

I am hoping that the collective wisdom and experience of fellow Type 1's can shed some light on a problem I've experienced recently, specifically the effects of sustained high BS.A bit of background.…Continue

Basal Testing

Started this discussion. Last reply by lh378 Aug 11, 2014. 9 Replies

Hello All!Just wanted to hear everyone's experience with basal testing. I know this is a necessary step in determining appropriate settings but need some advice on what works best. How often do you…Continue

Tags: testing, basal

Pump vs. MDI and Dawn Phenomenon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trudy Aug 6, 2012. 13 Replies

Although I've been a Type 1 for 12 years (and on a pump for 11), I've never had this adequately explained. Is there a difference for those on a pump vs. MDI when dealing with dawn phenomenon? I think…Continue

Tags: pump, mdi, phenomenon, dawn, dp


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lh378 replied to tebbemae's discussion 'Basal Testing'
"Wow....did the testing process make you very hungry? If the basal is off, either high or does it usually manifest itself?"
Aug 11, 2014
tebbemae replied to nevada's discussion 'Post Change Highs Again....Is it just me?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I was going to post a similar question because I have found the similar post pod change highs with the smaller pods that I had with the larger pods. I am just following the same procedure I had with the larger pods (bolus extra 1 unit with old pod…"
Sep 21, 2013
tebbemae replied to Scott A's discussion 'Using Apidra with a POD and also higher BG values on 3rd day...' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've tried Apidra, Novolog, and Humalog in the pod and had higher #s on the 3rd day with all (fewer with Novolog versus the others). I chalk it up to trauma to the tissue when my #s creep up. I've noticed area with less fatty tissue have…"
Aug 15, 2013
tebbemae replied to Jumpindogs's discussion 'Unload residual insulin for re-use? and post-pod change high BGs' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've noticed the time of day impacts my post pod change highs. If I change early in the morning (basically fasting for 12 hrs besides my morning coffee) I only bolus 1 unit with my old pod and .5-1 unit with new pod. Result is no highs and…"
Aug 12, 2013
tebbemae replied to KcF's discussion 'Things we love about the new, smaller omnipod!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I hadn't heard about fixing the cause of the post pod change highs-that is my only complaint with the pod-great news!!!!"
Aug 3, 2013
tebbemae replied to Tabacblond's discussion 'Lowcarbers, please help with binge eating at night'
"Have you tried lower carb veggies? If I am in the mood to snack and need the sensation of chewing/munching on something my go to food is celery. I never need to bolus as my basal covers the carbs. Celery takes me forever to chew and I find after 15…"
May 28, 2013
lizzistardust replied to tebbemae's discussion 'What would you do?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Currently pregnant with my second, and both I saw/see my OB and my endo. I also get ultrasounds with a perinatologist (probably very similar, professionally, as your MFM) since he has better equipment and knows how to better watch for signs of…"
May 14, 2013
Megan Ritter replied to tebbemae's discussion 'What would you do?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"For my pregnancy, I saw a regular OB who was in a practice with a MFM just in case... I'm sure that if you saw a regular OB who at least was comfortable and knowledgeable about when it would be needed to refer you to a MFM, that would be…"
May 14, 2013
SS replied to tebbemae's discussion 'What would you do?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hi, For my 1st I saw a high risk ob and my endo. For the 2nd I saw a normal/ non high risk ob and my normal endo. I would think that by your 3rd pregnancy that you're pretty familiar with what happens to your bgs and what you need to do to…"
May 14, 2013
tebbemae added a discussion to the group Oh! BABY!!!

What would you do?

This is my first post to this group and it is long-my apologies! I really need your feedback and advice on seeing a maternal fetal medical specialist or a regular OB. Here is the dilemma:I am recently pregnant with my 3rd. With my previous pregnancies I saw a MFM doctor who handled my BS and OB. She was fabulous and I had great pregnancies-no other complications. After our 2nd we moved from a big city to a small town. The closest MFM doctor (and Endocrinologist) is 90 minutes away. I am really…See More
May 14, 2013
tebbemae joined jessica's group

Oh! BABY!!!

A group for those of us who are hoping, wishing, praying, wanting to be pregnant one day. A source of pregnancy web links, helpful tips. frustration, support, happy thoughts, etc.See More
May 9, 2013
FHS replied to tebbemae's discussion 'FastIng basal working-bolus is not' in the group OmniPod Users
"I do the same thing. Pod change, bolus 1 unit if my BG is already in normal range, 1 unit plus whatever correction is required if my BG is out of range. It's hit and miss. Some changes I'll be low and have to correct, some changes…"
Apr 16, 2013
jbowler replied to tebbemae's discussion 'FastIng basal working-bolus is not' in the group OmniPod Users
"I bolus 1 unit expressed (for me) as 12g of carbohydrate on pod change. My assumption has been that this effectively primes the new site, so that insulin in that site gets into my bloodstream more rapidly than it otherwise would. My statement about…"
Apr 16, 2013
Colin replied to tebbemae's discussion 'FastIng basal working-bolus is not' in the group OmniPod Users
"It sounds like you previously had been pumping at a different place (abdomen, arm?). This raises a question for me -- why rotate so broadly? I have switched from right arm to left arm and back for years now, only rarely going elsewhere. (At social…"
Apr 16, 2013
FHS replied to tebbemae's discussion 'FastIng basal working-bolus is not' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yeah, lot's of trial and error, and a few lost pods in the process. I imagine the best spots are probably different for everybody. My most consistent spots are on the sides of my abs and around my waist. I don't have a lot of fat either,…"
Apr 16, 2013
Sarah replied to tebbemae's discussion 'FastIng basal working-bolus is not' in the group OmniPod Users
"i just started my new pod today, and we used my your opinion, where are the best sites. i'm new to a pump so i don't have absorption issues (yet) and don't have a lot of fat, but I use a CGM which is on my stomach. Is the arm…"
Apr 16, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
share experiences and gain insight from other Type 1's
Date diagnosed
August 1, 2000
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed Paradigm

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At 8:11am on September 29, 2012, JohnG said…

Here is a work sheet for basal testing...enjoy...;-)


At 2:25pm on July 20, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home tebbermae....
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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 11:35am on July 20, 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 8:19am on July 20, 2012, Marie B said…

hello and welcome! Please join us this afternoon for a live chat on the main page, it's a great chance to get to know us better. details here

At 8:08am on July 20, 2012, Stress said…

Welcome to a great site

At 8:02am on July 20, 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 7:49am on July 20, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.
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