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Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile

Started this discussion. Last reply by Holger Schmeken Jul 1, 2013. 15 Replies

I have been a type 1 diabetic for 4 yrs. My a1c stays between 7.3 and 7.5. I want it 7.0 and below and can not get it there . I started wearing the dexcom 2 yrs. ago being told it would help me reach…Continue

 

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trimarr replied to Jen's discussion 'Infusion set allergy update - SO much better!!! (with pictures)'
"I am having the same problem with my blood sugars being erratic. It's so frustrating. I have occasional problems with the omnipod sticky adhesive but not continuous. So you are on needle sets. Forgive me but what are they, I have only ever been…"
Oct 2, 2013
Holger Schmeken replied to trimarr's discussion 'Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile'
"I wanted to add that women are facing more challenges due to their 28 day hormonal cycle. This is very individual though. Some women experience more problems some less. I have read about women taking birth control pills just to minimize these…"
Jul 1, 2013
HPNpilot replied to trimarr's discussion 'Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile'
"Tricia, You've gotten lots of good advice here.... I 2nd all the same things: 1) Get basals adjusted so that when you are not eating, your BG is flat. 2) Get your correction (ISF) and carb ratios (I:C) set correctly (only AFTER the basal is…"
Jun 30, 2013
Tapestry replied to trimarr's discussion 'Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile'
"My first thought was to test your basal dosing, so I was glad to see most every other poster responded in kind. (Ahhem, glad that I knew basal testing was warranted.) I am on rapid acting insulin: Novolog. I'm guessing you are on a rapid…"
Jun 30, 2013
S Woodward replied to trimarr's discussion 'Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile'
"First and most important is to test you basal rate and confirm that the dosages are correct for your body. Remember that basal rate changes may not show the entire impact of Non-Meal BGs and I:C ratios for up to 72 hours. Don't hurry or get…"
Jun 30, 2013
Terry replied to trimarr's discussion 'Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile'
"I agree with Zoe that Symlin is not easy to dose and manage. When it's started, it must be titrated (from a low starting dose to the higher therapeutic dose)to minimize unwanted side effects. One of the main side effects is nausea. I also agree…"
Jun 30, 2013
rick replied to trimarr's discussion 'Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile'
"Got it, tks Zoe!"
Jun 30, 2013
acidrock23 replied to trimarr's discussion 'Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile'
"What are your goals and how closely are you hitting them? 7.3-7.5 seems to be an average of 163-169. I agree with the suggestions here already. I found helped with that were treating lows with less carbs, since you mention BS fluctuations. If you…"
Jun 30, 2013
Zoe replied to trimarr's discussion 'Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile'
"Symlin is actually very difficult to dose and manage. Everyone needs a different dose, at a different timing and needs to reduce their insulin by a different percentage while using Symlin. Then some people have problems with side effects so they…"
Jun 30, 2013
rick replied to trimarr's discussion 'Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile'
"Thanks for the explanation. I've read about those on various books but prefer not to give advices on drugs I don't use and know perfectly. Just out of curiosity: is Symlin (or the mimetics) easy to dose and manage?"
Jun 30, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to trimarr's discussion 'Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile'
"Smylin mimics the natural hormone amylin, which is produced alongside insulin. Amylin controls the emptying of your stomach. Normally, when you eat a big meal your stomach gets this signal to release measured amounts of food into your digestive…"
Jun 30, 2013
rick replied to trimarr's discussion 'Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile'
"No, I'm not on Symlin. But that shouldn't be a problem, just make sure you have digested your prev meal and start your basal test (accordingly to the link). However, I don't really know how Symlin works therefore can't be sure if…"
Jun 30, 2013
trimarr replied to trimarr's discussion 'Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile'
"I really appreciate all of you giving me ideas and thoughts to ponder. I will take these things and run with them. Rick, do you take symlin? How should I basal check while on Symlin? In other words, if I fast lunch , but took Symlin with breakfast,…"
Jun 30, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to trimarr's discussion 'Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile'
"So having a CGM can really help, if you can't measure it, you can't control it. But despite what many of us have been taught, controlling our diabetes isn't just a matter of taking the prescribed insulin doses, and counting carbs. We…"
Jun 30, 2013
rick replied to trimarr's discussion 'Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile'
"Tricia here's what I would do. First check if the basal insulin is ok. Basically you want to have no fluctuations in your BG during fasting. Here's how to do it: Basal Test Next check if you are bolusing correctly your meals. That is the…"
Jun 30, 2013
meee replied to trimarr's discussion 'Type1 and frustrated blood sugars are volatile'
"Hi, I'm sorry you're having so much fluctuation and you're so frustrated which is understandable. What does your endo/doc say about it? I think you can definitely get them under better control, it may take time with changes in diet,…"
Jun 29, 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?
support in all areas
Date diagnosed
December 19, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.3
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
omnipod

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At 6:12pm on January 8, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

I'm glad you are here Trimarr. Our family is a great bunch of people that just love to help. Understanding, knowledge and support are just of few of the things you will find here.

At 4:42pm on January 8, 2013, 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 3:12pm on January 8, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home trimarr!
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,
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Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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At 1:44pm on January 8, 2013, Marie B said…

hi trimarr, welcome to the community!

At 1:12pm on January 8, 2013, 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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