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Added by diabeticidol 94 on January 28, 2008 at 6:59pm — No Comments
I have lived my entire adult life "in the closet" with Type 1. I have taken desperate measures to make sure that only a handful of people who have known me even know that I have T1. In college, only my roommates with whom I was close knew, and in law school, only one person knew. I have been at my current job since October 2005, and have not told anyone about my T1. Until today.
I had a horribly scary low bg at my office today. I went from 79 to below 30(!) in just 20 minutes. I…Continue
On Saturday I decided to give my abdomen a rest and try doing a site on the front of me thigh. Everything seemed ok, it didn't even hurt going in. Sure, my insulin intake was higher than normal and I bumped up my basal a lot, but I had just gotten my period and it was the weekend, so I was carb heavier than during the week. No problem, leg site is working out great.
Until I woke up this morning at 177. WHAT?!? I went to bed at 175 with 1.7 until of IOB. What's up with that? Well, I…Continue
Added by Lizzie on January 28, 2008 at 2:51pm — No Comments
On days like today, I feel frustrated. I had to have steroid injections on Wednesday because I had a wreck on Dec. 26, 2006. My neck and back are in constant pain due to whiplash. These injections are my last resort. My BS is out of control. Over 300 since Wednesday. I'm on a pump and have been taking injections every 4 hours with triple doses I would normally take. I haven't eaten a real meal since Wednesday.
Days like today, I hate my diabetes. My eyesight has been horrible. My…Continue
Added by Cody Turner on January 27, 2008 at 4:10pm — No Comments
I don't limit my carbs (I eat over 300 per day and often many more). I've got hypoglycemia unawareness, and have for over a year. My c-peptide is negative. I'm not pumping. I don't have a CGMS. I've averaged different numbers of blood sugar tests per day in different months, from about 5 to 11, but mostly around 7. I'm active, but not really an athlete. I don't have a fixed schedule (which my endo is always saying I should). So sometimes I wonder howcome I've had A1cs below 6.5 for over a…Continue
Added by Emily Whiting on January 26, 2008 at 8:28pm — No Comments
My daughter Olivia will be 3 years old on Feb. 8th and she was dx on 6/12/07. Our last endo. appt. was last week and our Dr. was concerned about her high numbers between afternoon snack and dinner and was also concerned about her lows during the night, so he decided that changing her insulin would be a good idea. She was pevious on ...
Breakfast 6:30am humilin N (NPH) - 3 1/2 units, a sliding scale of Humalog (<150=1/2 unit, 150-250=1 unit, and >250= 1 1/2 unit)
Lunch 11:00am -…
I am interested to know if anyone is using the Animas 2020 w/ezManager software and a Palm Pilot. I'd like to know if you feel it is worthwhile. I also use an Ultra Smart glucometer.
I am SO thrilled! We recently discovered that I am pregnant with our first little baby. It is due on September 8th. I'm highly encouraged that this will be a successful pregnancy, my a1c is great (6.6 at last count, still waiting on my results from my lab work), and I feel like I've planned enough with my health to be as ready as I can be! The pump is set, the first appointments are made (and some done, I already have my first baby picture!)
Added by James Arndt on January 24, 2008 at 8:07am — No Comments
Added by Santa on January 24, 2008 at 7:34am — No Comments
Turn basal off at 5 pm, BG is 139
At 7 pm, BG is 86, eat whole wheat bread and peanut butter - 20g carbs
At 7:15 pm, do 35 minutes of VERY HIGH hills on the treadmill at brisk walk
At 7:55, BG is 118
At 8:00 pm, decide to do yoga class, drink 5 sips of Powerade - 10g carbs?
At 9:00 pm, end awful yoga class, BG is 149
At 9:05 pm, go home feeling like I missed the mark again.
For just the 35…Continue
Added by Lizzie on January 24, 2008 at 4:55am — No Comments
I've had a pretty good week, I've gotta say. I started doing the Couch to 5k running program last Tuesday, which has gotten me into the gym for at least 30 minutes of good cardio every day for the past week, and the results have been FABULOUS for my blood sugar. I've dropped my basal .05 units/hour, and I turn my pump off for at least two hours a day before exercise. My total daily dose is coming in around 17 - 23 units. I'm very happy with these results.
I'm still having…Continue
Well after three months of ups and downs, rashes and other stuff the results are in. My A1C is 6.3 - still a ways to go but much better then 9.7.
Other values also on the mend.
I am patting myself on the back and ready to go for more.
I can do this!!
Well, I got some amazing news today, and I cant wait. The problem is, due to corporate confidentiality agreements, I cant reveal what it is. Lets just say it involves my favorite pump company. When I can say, I will tell you guys ASAP!!!
I also got a first look at the new meter that Minimed will be using with the pumps starting soon. Let me say this thing makes the BD logic look like the One Touch 2. Its going to be a One Touch meter very much like the Ultra 2s and it is a…Continue