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How to bring down post meal BG #s

Hi Folks,

I hope you find it interesting/helpful.

I have been taking Humalog insulin since last 1 month. I have been avoiding exercise during this time as it may bring my numbers too low. Prior to insulin I used to go to gym or walk for 30 minutes after meals.

I want to achieve a new perfect bg @ 2hrs post meals in 80s. However what I have observed is that it may be 120 or 130 at 2 hour mark. It may be that I ate more than I covered for.

So I just do very little…

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Added by rahul_boston on September 14, 2014 at 7:47pm — 3 Comments

Naked Showers + 10k= Awesome Weekend

This weekend rocked :-) Not only did I get a naked shower on Saturday. Yes, a naked shower, you know that magical time when your sensor and site need to be changed on the same day.... I also ran in my first 10k, not only did I not spike during the middle of the run but I also didn't crash in the afternoon. Oh and the 10k was finished in just under an hour. Went to my parents for a lunch of grilled salmon and roasted veggies right out of their garden. Then I had Thai food for supper with a…

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Added by bagpipegirl on September 14, 2014 at 5:08pm — 2 Comments

He Did Not Just Say More Surgery!

It's pretty consistent that I have at least one doctor appointment per week these days. That's how it is when you go so long with type I diabetes and no insurance. When you finally get insurance again, you spend all your time fixing everything that's been falling apart for years.

Today I saw my cataract specialist for a follow-up on my lens replacement. I had surgery exactly one month ago to replace the lens in my right eye with an artificial lens. Six months ago, when I first saw an…

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Added by Tiki on September 12, 2014 at 3:34pm — 2 Comments

The Balancing Act

One would think that since I've been a diabetic for so very long that I would find no trouble in the balancing act that is daily living with this condition. Wrong. Allow me to elaborate:

1. Although I was taught from a young age how to eat healthy, exercise, and take shots, and balance it all so I didn't go too high or too low with my blood glucose levels, I didn't do it. Possessing the knowledge is one thing, putting it to good use is a whole 'nother can o' worms.

2. Doctors…

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Added by Tiki on September 12, 2014 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Why must it be difficult?

I've been trying now for 2 WEEKS to get my Novolog prescription filled. I think my adventure is finally coming to an end, but I'm going to put it online for everyone to see.

This all started when I switched insurance companies. The plan is better, but I couldn't use my current endo anymore. I didn't think too much of it at the time, until 2 weeks ago when I realized my Novolog supply was almost out.

I went to a cvs near my school, but they told me I prescription was COMPLETELY…

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Added by TimmyMac on September 11, 2014 at 8:03pm — 8 Comments

I'm officially pumping!

I got my pump in the mail the day before yesterday and had my training today. My brain is on diabetes overload right now, but had to write and say I'm OFFICIALLY pumping! Been pumping for an hour and a half, and so far I love it. Of course, we'll see how it goes with fine tuning my numbers and getting use to changing out the insets and such! But so far, so good ;)

Added by jesikabeth on September 11, 2014 at 2:19pm — 3 Comments

September 11, 2014

September 11, 2014



I wanted to write a blog today about the use of immunosuppressant therapy and the possibility of using these drugs to suspend the damage caused by the autoimmune system in early type 1 diabetics. It is evolving science and it might work as a way to suspend damage to the islets cells in the pancreas in early detection patients. There are obvious issues, like…

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Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on September 11, 2014 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

zombie "pay it forward"?

I don’t know what to make of this thought, so here goes:

I was supposed to be dead or severely disabled by now, at the best guess of the doctor in the hospital where I was admitted and diagnosed. He was talking to my Dad. I wasn’t supposed to hear, but since I was pretending to be asleep, I did. “Oh he’ll be okay for a while, but they all have bad complications in 20 years or so, and after 30 years, welllll, you know”. That was 1977.

I guess I owe my life to big pharma, Eli…

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Added by Joe on September 10, 2014 at 2:58pm — 6 Comments

A Lesson Learned from My Dog

I have the privilege of working from my home, which some may know, has its ups and downs. One of the ups was that I was able to bring my dogs to work with me every day. My little Chihuahua, who just passed away last week, would always find a sunny spot on the rug to sleep, even if it was just the tiniest sliver of sun peeking through the blinds in the corner. She was definitely on to something.



Did you ever notice most people are happier in the summer? Of course I like the change…

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Added by jpulizzi on September 10, 2014 at 12:30pm — 15 Comments

Marathon training

Hi everyone. I am training for my first marathon. I have always stuck to 5 & 10k's which are fun but my best friend wanted to check off a marathon on her bucket list and talked me into it. We are now doing the Rock & Roll in Denver on Oct 19. So far, it has been going well. I usually take off my pump and give myself a couple units of Lantus to help throughout. I have now been running longer distances such as 18 & 19 miles and my blood sugar is starting to rise along with it. Does…

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Added by Becky on September 10, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments

DiaPep277 Development Canceled Due To Alleged Misconduct

This is the first paragraph from yesterday's press release from Hyperion:

Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. (HPTX) today announced it is terminating development of DiaPep277 for newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes. The company has uncovered evidence that certain employees of Andromeda Biotech, Ltd., which Hyperion acquired in June 2014, engaged in serious misconduct, including collusion with a third-party biostatistics firm in Israel to improperly receive un-blinded…

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Added by joshualevy on September 10, 2014 at 7:31am — 6 Comments

A1c

I just got my A1c done today and it has gone up to 7.9 (last one was 7.4 three months ago). I see my endo tomorrow and he is not going to be happy (not that he'll be mad...just disappointed).

This summer has been crazy, though, which I think played a big part. When I was travelling and had to bring all my own food I brought stuff like cereal for breakfast because it was portable and didn't need refrigeration, and I was travelling for three weeks this summer ...

But I am also…

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Added by Jen on September 9, 2014 at 7:30pm — 9 Comments

Until it happens...

 

Eden doesn't often speak openly about her Type 1 Diabetes.

 

It is hard to be thought of as different - especially as a pre-teen

  • I completely understand why she may want to test her blood sugar under a desk sometimes to not draw attention to herself
  • I understand why she doesn’t want to have to check in with her mother daily
  • I understand why she is always in such a hurry so she isn’t the only one late for…
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Added by edenseffort on September 9, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Thank you Omnipod, Dexcom, tuD

I went for a visit with my nurse educator at the Joslin today. After teaching her everything I have learned over the last 6 months and giving her some Opsite Flexifix for her patients' sensors I got my A1C done. Drum roll please it was 5.5 ! Nice to see the hard work paying off not only from the number but also from how I feel and having the energy to ride in the Harbor to the Bay (Boston Harbor to Provincetown)charity bike ride in a couple of weeks. Wish me luck

Added by Clare on September 9, 2014 at 12:46pm — 1 Comment

Endo Appointment

I just got back from my latest endo appointment and am amazed -- I'm already getting the results of the blood work, thanks to the group's new online health management tool. I'm liking this -- sort of!

The good news: I've lost 3 lbs since the last appointment. Definitely not complaining, since at my last appointment, my weight was 10 lbs higher than before! If I could lose another 6-8 lbs over the next 6 months, I'll be happy. Also, my bp was great, at 98/68. :D Certainly makes me…

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Added by AngelaC on September 9, 2014 at 10:53am — 2 Comments

Too Good for a CGM

It's been a while since I've been here but I plan to post more regularly. One issue I'm particularly focused on is having been rejected for a CGM. My endo recommended it but my A1c's are "too good" and I can still recognize lows. So (says the insurance co) lets wait til they're not and then we'll give you the Dexcom. As someone who's had T1 for over 22 years w/no complications to date, this is tremendously frustrating. It's A LOT of work to keep good control as we all know. I'm tired. Why…

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Added by Valerie Spain on September 9, 2014 at 7:17am — 7 Comments

RA Diagnosis story

RA Diagnosis story

This week, there is a three part blog running on the site Test-Guess-And-Go http://testguessandgo.com/ . I am thrilled that the site administrators Laddie and Sue have agreed to host this long blog. I am so grateful to them for allowing me to provide this particular content to them, and I hope that as site administrators…

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Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on September 9, 2014 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

NEED Help understanding results

I had an Gad65/serum done. My results was >250.0 normal range being 0.0-5.0 I have absolutely no idea what this means.am I type 1 or 2? All my other tests C peptide/a1c pointed to type 1 but I just feel completely lost bc I don't understand this result. Just want to know :( please help me to understand. I'm newly diagnosed and still learning

Added by kourtney prewitt on September 8, 2014 at 6:34pm — 4 Comments

Hope for Type 1s

This is good news for type 1's, there may be some hope in the future of saving or restoring beta cell function after all, if caught early in the game... http://insulinnation.com/treatment2/cure-insight/most-people-with-type-1-still-producing-insulin/

Added by Emmy on September 8, 2014 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Ashlynn

My name is Ashlynn and I was diagnosed with type one diabetes 14 years ago. I was only four years old when I was diagnosed and its never been easy! Diabetes has always been challenging to me since day 1! Everything got harder for me when I hit my teenage years. I stopped taking care of myself, was rebellious…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 7, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

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