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Running Low

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Dec 6, 2012. 3 Replies

Recently I have been running low (40 - 50) and not feel it at all i.e. doing normal work and not even feeling hungry. Any concerns?Continue

What is a spike?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jrtpup Dec 26, 2011. 9 Replies

What range do u consider as a spike... for me anything above 100

Sea Diving and Type 1 diabetes, can they mix?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Sep 30, 2011. 11 Replies

Can a type 1 diabetic learn to sea dive at 20 - 40 m?

Did diabetes change you to a serious person, or is it just I?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rebecca Sep 8, 2011. 13 Replies

Do you fee that diabetes shifted your personality to becoming more serious and alert. I've realized that a year and a half after my diagnosis I am getting lots of comments, from people that don't…Continue


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Dec 6, 2013
wassim and Angela are now friends
Dec 6, 2013
Sue replied to wassim's discussion 'Running Low'
"I agree with John all the way. After 50 years of Type 1, I am fairly unaware of low glucose levels, so I have to test constantly. I can function just fine at 40 one day and be completely out of it and in need of medical attention the…"
Dec 6, 2012
acidrock23 replied to wassim's discussion 'Running Low'
"I agree w/ John that loss of the sensation of lowness may be a problem and is worth fixing. At the same time, 40-50 is not too far off from goal of 85-90 so perhaps if you back off a shade on the insulin, maybe reduce basal by 10% and see how it…"
Dec 6, 2012
JohnG replied to wassim's discussion 'Running Low'
"You need to keep your BG above 70mg/dL. loosing your Hypo awareness is a huge concern it places you at the doorstep to disaster...you may feel fine at 40-50 but you are very very close to collapsing, your BG could drop 20mg/dL in just a few minutes,…"
Dec 6, 2012
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Running Low

Recently I have been running low (40 - 50) and not feel it at all i.e. doing normal work and not even feeling hungry. Any concerns?See More
Dec 6, 2012
wassim and amatulo are now friends
Mar 22, 2012
wassim and Cabaretro- The Diabetic Dancer are now friends
Feb 15, 2012
jrtpup replied to wassim's discussion 'What is a spike?'
"I agree - for me it's a nasty pointy peak with a quick-ish rise and fall. They make me feel awful. I correct anything over 110 if I have no IOB, and get pretty po'd if my ping says I still have too much IOB to add more."
Dec 26, 2011
Zoe replied to wassim's discussion 'What is a spike?'
"I consider anything over 140 a spike that I correct for. But I agree the term is a bit hazy. It implies that a spike is the high point and after that it's headed down. So a 140 2 hours after a meal is technically a spike, but I wouldn't…"
Dec 22, 2011
kphil06 replied to wassim's discussion 'What is a spike?'
"for me, I am happy to stay below 160-170 after a meal. Staying below 100 all of the time sometimes isn't best for me, since I can go unexpectedly low sometimes."
Dec 21, 2011
acidrock23 replied to wassim's discussion 'What is a spike?'
"I call it a spike when it makes a pointier line. A string of elevated numbers isn't a spike to me, it's either some sort of error or a rate/ ratio change clue. I'd call these spikes as the rate of change is pretty rapid? "
Dec 21, 2011
kiva replied to wassim's discussion 'What is a spike?'
"The software for my meter is capable of making a line graph of my readings over time frames I can set. For me a spike is anything that looks like just that . . . a "spike". There are some dips and "speed bumps" along the way but…"
Dec 21, 2011
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to wassim's discussion 'What is a spike?'
"Over 140 is a spike for me. I shoot for around 80-120 and will correct for anything over 140."
Dec 21, 2011
Andrea Karim replied to wassim's discussion 'What is a spike?'
"I really hate that feeling, too. The one that also ticks me off is going to bed with a sugar of 93 and waking up with it at 250. I've heard that there can be a number of reasons for this, but none of them really apply to me, so I struggle to…"
Dec 21, 2011
Tim replied to wassim's discussion 'What is a spike?'
"I personally think "spike" is a very poor term for how I view *my* bg variations. If I bolus for a meal before I eat it, I sometimes go hypo after a meal. That hypo after a meal sometimes is a real bugaboo... oh I hate it. I hate it so…"
Dec 21, 2011

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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January 22, 2010
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At 9:58am on July 16, 2011, 870allamerican said…
wassim, I just returned from a small vacation with my wife. Thanx for the request.
At 6:31am on April 11, 2011, Holger Schmeken said…
Our services are free of charge and can be used in full anonymity. Just create an account and you can start. Please let me know if you need more information.
At 6:16am on April 11, 2011, Holger Schmeken said…
Thanks for your friendship, Wassim. I see we share the same profession so your feedback to our Glucosurfer project is highly appreciated.
At 8:38pm on January 1, 2011, Sheila Fitz said…
Happy New Year to you, too!!! I had a very somber "Eve" - not what I planned.
At 3:00am on January 1, 2011, Kristin said…
Happy new year to you too! Hope that you had a great new years eve!
At 9:23pm on December 28, 2010, Sheila Fitz said…
You brought a smile to my face!!!  Thank-you for the invite.
At 3:49pm on December 28, 2010, JaninaWalker said…

Protein can get turned into glucose after the body uses what it wants for protein rebuilding.

What long term insulin do you use and does it have a plastic plunger inside it? I just learned that beyond 3 days plastic can degrade insulin and by the end of the two weeks that I use one disposable pen, the worse it functions, and I have to use more rapid insulin...so in my next purchase I will get the plain glass cartridges and just withdraw with a syringe. I found each 3ml Solostar had a different response but they all get worse as I get closer to the end which means I am using the insulin closer to the plunger inside.

I was planning not to mention this on the site until I get to the plain glass vials and see the difference...but that won't be for 2 more months, as I use so little insulin. I also noticed a person on this site works for the manufacturer.

But my experience has been so bad since June that I am attending seminars to switch to a pump...the first pump seminar is where they mentioned that plastic degrades insulin...even when I called the Lantus manufacturer they said, but we test it to see that it lasts the full 28 days.

We finally believe what our own experience proves out...that's why I won't explain this on the site until next June or so when I have fully tested.

But my 5 years previous on Lantus there was no problem because I was using 10ml glass vials, but they lasted me over 2 months, and I kept them in the fridge, both humalog and Lantus...I will go back to that, but the manufacturer had told me throw it out at 28 days...that angers me and I won't do it...they want to sell more insulin...they just won't warrant insulin beyond 28 days at room temperature.

If you add in chromium it will help, but you might not notice the difference. Chromium helps insulin attach at the receptors.

At 9:45am on December 28, 2010, JaninaWalker said…
You seem to have the determination necessary to get all the pieces fit into a solution...I suggest you create a DOC for yourself to place all the links, and tests, and ideas in one place, and make it a New Year's plan to reverse your own diabetes...don't listen to those comments that once you have diabetes, you always will....because I am saying now, that I would apply a different approach if I knew these things 30 years ago...the one thing I avoided was gaining a huge amount of weight like other diabetics do by following doctors suggestions...I just use doctors as consultants, but they still need to be paid attention to, so you can add their comments to your DOC file...the only thing you will always have, is the need to pay attention to carbohydrate comsumption and keep it LOW...remember that even protein can be turned into glucose by the body.... and the brain actually can use ketones and so can the kidneys, so ignore those uninformed comments that without glucose the brain is starving...that is false.
At 5:17pm on September 4, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Wassim!
At 5:46am on August 19, 2010, Marie B said…
hi Wassim, I've been pumping for 20 years, and I like the flexibility of it, but Holger is right (he's a very smart guy here) - you should probably get used to shots for a while. I think you actually have to check your blood more often on a pump. I test about 10 times a day. Another smart thing you did is join TuDiabetes! I've actually learned a lot here, and made some good friends, including Manny and his wife Andreina.



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