November 2011 Blog Posts (149)

Pump Basal Rate

I have only had my pump for going into the third week now and have been trying to get the basal rate set right. Last week I decided to do test for a 24 hour period. Numbers stayed real good until the end and then they started dropping to low. Yesterday I started again and about 9 hours into the test the numbers started dropping to low again. Low to me is below 70. It's always the late afternoon early evening hours I start dropping. Am I being to obsessive about this? I have made some more minor… Continue

Added by Unknown Diabetic on November 2, 2011 at 6:01am — 7 Comments

Once Upon A Time...

November is Diabetes Month and today Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation kicks off something new - the first annual type 1 day. Makes sense. After all, it is 11-1-11! You can find out more about JDRF and T1Day here. There's tons of info, videos, etc.

We're marking Diabetes Month with a pretty cool project - a family storybook. Wish I could say it was my idea, but Becca Bernstein thought of it. She's the social media marketing manager for Picaboo, a digital photo company. They're… Continue

Added by Stacey Simms on November 2, 2011 at 4:46am — No Comments

Diabetes blogs

Wow, I have been reading so many other blogs today. It is just so good to hear others opinions on this stuff and the general fellowship.

In other news, I go home this Friday. Which not only includes another exciting interaction between my diabetes and airport security, but also reminds me of why I hate being tall. Airplanes were not made for me. I am sick of cramming myself into a plastic and aluminum basket so uncomfortable that I can't fall asleep not even for the transatlantic… Continue

Added by Don Crawford on November 2, 2011 at 12:21am — 1 Comment

Today's blood sugars

Well, I've tested almost every hour today ... I think since changing the insulin my blood sugars are much more like I would expect them to be. I don't think I have seen multiple 4s and 5s in a row in a long time! I think I am going to try and do some basal testing on Friday (maybe skip breakfast) and see if I can nail some of that down.

6:58 - 4.4 (79)

8:29 - 6.8 (122) - Breakfast (15g), correction

10:05 - 13.1 (236) - New site, new insulin, correction

11:46 - 7.4… Continue

Added by Jen on November 1, 2011 at 10:16pm — No Comments

An Open Invitation to be a Diabetic for a Week

Well I officially opened it up for my classmates. We'll see what happens. Do you think this is a fair challenge?

Dear Classmates, Family, Colleagues and Friends,

I know some of you know me. I know some of you think this blog is a joke, that I'm…

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on November 1, 2011 at 9:07pm — 4 Comments

What's In Your Diabetic Time Capsule?

The other day as I was responding to a writing prompt that asked what seven things would I put in a time capsule that would be opened in 100 years. As a person with diabetes is it surprising that this chronic disease influenced my list? A glucose meter was one of the seven things I put on my list. 


Here's what I wrote: 

Health is another big concern for people today. The population in the…


Added by Corinna on November 1, 2011 at 5:45pm — 3 Comments

The quest for control continues ...

So, today I've tested almost every hour:

7:00 - 4.4 (79)

8:30 - 6.8 (122) - Small correction

9:00 - Breakfast (15g)

10:00 - 13.1 (236)

11:00 - 9.4 (169) - Correction

12:00 - 7.4 (133) - Lunch

Yesterday afternoon I switched over to contact-detach sets. So far they aren't having any impact. Today after breakfast I changed to a completely new batch of insulin. I get pen cartridges and I use them up in about a month or five weeks, and it occurred to me… Continue

Added by Jen on November 1, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

13 Weeks

Hello everyone

Haven't updated in a little while, but I thought it was worth a blog. Pregnancy is going surprisingly well. I was told awhile ago (while I was pre-planning) that I would absolutely have to use an insulin pump during my high-risk pregnancy. Unfortunately, there is a huge endocrinologist shortage where I'm from. Though I made my appointment at only 7 weeks pregnant, I was informed within that week that I would not be able to see an endocrinologist until the same week I am due.… Continue

Added by Kд§$ị (ИσvΔ) on November 1, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Early TuAnalyze Survey Results Show Members Having Serious Problems with Devices

Last week we launched two new surveys in TuAnalyze, on insulin delivery systems and blood glucose monitors. A big thank you to everyone who has taken these surveys—so far each has been completed over 200 times!

The purpose of these surveys, which were developed in…


Added by TuAnalyze Team on November 1, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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