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Eating carbless to control Type 1

Say there,

I have been a type 1 for 55 years now and are now eating a carbless diet to lower my insulin and reduce my number of daily injections.

Originally, I was taking 15 units Lantus in the morning and then 6-7 units of Humalog before each meal. I have been eating carbless now for 8 weeks and no longer take Humalog injections before meals. I do keep it around should I go above 200.

My diet consists of lots of vegetables, beans, meat, nuts, flax/fiber, eggs, and…

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Added by RAM on March 30, 2014 at 2:51pm — 9 Comments

Highway driving and lows

I have been on insulin for only nine months and am still trying to figure things out. I have developed bad anxiety when I need to drive on a major highway at high speeds with the thought of having a low and then having an accident. I drive locally with no problem but have pretty much stopped driving far and fast. I never had this problem before the insulin and I need to get control of this. Does anyone have the same concerns or any suggestions to calm my anxieties.

Added by Bubbagaga on March 30, 2014 at 9:16am — 7 Comments

Stress...

Stress... Continue

Added by marilou viray capistrano on March 29, 2014 at 12:46am — 2 Comments

Endo Anyone?

I will soon be relocating and am looking for an Endo Referral in Las Vegas. But I really only want someone who is familiar with Pump, preferably One Touch Ping, and CGM Dexcom G4....Ha Ha now how is that for asking for a lot! Anyone out there? I have Anthem Blue Cross PPO....

Added by Diane McDowell on March 28, 2014 at 11:50am — 4 Comments

Tired of waiting

I've decided to stop taking all diabeties medication.
I recently tried the atkins diet and found I wasn't taking off much weight of as they said I should,because of all the meds I was taking including insulin.I would like some feed back from all of you on this site,if I should try or what is next, tired of waiting.

Added by Jean64 on March 28, 2014 at 6:09am — 7 Comments

It happened!

So I'm beyond excited. Last night my husband and I found out we are having a baby! :) it started off with me texting him I need to go to the UCC, he got off work and drove me to the hospital. They made me do a urine sample. We waited. The doctor came back and said it was negative. (He was an ass) we were talking and 10 minutes later someone comes in with a sheet of paper. The doctor giving us the doctor look I got scared, he goes well you're pregnant! Hands over the sheet and I start tearing… Continue

Added by atina hankin on March 27, 2014 at 2:56pm — 16 Comments

Birthdays!!

Hi Guys Thanks for the birthday wishes. Terrible day as I am full of flu, and to cap it all, I got 3 bloody Birthday cakes!!
Some people really do not understand!!

Added by Dawny on March 27, 2014 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment

Selfish...Why not give back?

Selfish... Why not give back?

It occurred to me that along with being diagnosed as a diabetic came a character trait that was less than desirable, selfishness. Most of you are probably scratching your heads trying to figure out what I just said, so I'll explain. I was diagnosed in a rather unusual manner, that is, by my mom. I was home from boarding school for a couple days, my mom being a professional diabetic for 40 yrs or so picked up on my frequent nightly bathroom breaks and as…

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Added by Daniel on March 27, 2014 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Education

Education

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a 9th grade class where kids were studying Romeo and Juliet. I enjoy Shakespeare a lot and while Romeo and Juliet is not my favorite drama, it is very cool to be in a classroom with a bunch of kids (13 to 15 year olds) who are experiencing Shakespeare maybe for the first time. Just seeing the process of learning going on, while…

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Added by rick phillips on March 27, 2014 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Back on Track :)

The past two to three months have not been to good as my blood sugar levels have been through the roof with my a1c so high that my endo said it was dangerous but I'm glad to say in the last week my blood sugars are back to normal with my a1c nearly perfect. I have to say that I couldn't of done it without my friends and family there to help me not forgetting this website! I love all you guys!!!!

Added by hollipop133 on March 26, 2014 at 1:07pm — 2 Comments

Talking about Control

Talking about Control

 

Two discussions that I looked at yesterday really caught my eye and they are noteworthy if not for substance at least for the human condition and its relation to diabetes.

The first is titled ‘Starting Again’…

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Added by rick phillips on March 26, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

My first JDRF meeting

Tonight I went to my first JDRF team captain meeting for the Des Moines, IA JDRF walk coming up in May. I have been diabetic for almost 7 years now coming up in May, the same month as the JDRF walk this year. I know some of you may have ever heard of Des Moines, IA and when you hear Iowa you wonder "what do they grow there again? Potatoes?" however it has been my home for about 25 years. While I dream of someday moving to a fabulous big city something like Chicago or Denver I know that my…

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Added by Kate07 on March 25, 2014 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Doing much better

I'm doing a lot better the last day or so. I think just posting here has helped a lot. I still have some stress eating problems, but BGs are within the guidelines.

I know some people would recommend staying as long as possible, but at my age, 72, I don't know that I really want to. My goal is to keep my pre meal BG in the 120s if at all possible. I still have work to do, but things are getting better.

Added by Ila on March 25, 2014 at 6:25am — 5 Comments

2013 Revised Guidelines for Cholesterol (specifically the use of statins)

2013 revised guidelines for Cholesterol 

(specifically the use of statins)

 

In November/ December 2013 the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) released new guidelines for the prevention and post treatment of strokes and heart disease. These new…

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Added by rick phillips on March 25, 2014 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

 

Yesterday I had the privilege of going to the ‘Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art’ in downtown Indianapolis to see a wonderful Ansel Adams retrospective. For those who do not know Ansel Adams is a primarily known for his amazing…

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Added by rick phillips on March 24, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

ReliOn Strip Failure?

I have been very excited about the strips they sell at Walmart becuase they are siginificantly less expensive, over the counter, than anything I have ever purchased with insurance backing. However, I think I got a strip failure. I just got a new Dexcom sensor this week and was noticing large descrepencies between the sensor and machine. I blamed the sensor, but this morning I repeadedly tested on my machine and within a 3 min period, got BS = 116, BS = 86, BS = 226, which is a lot of…

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Added by mohe0001 on March 24, 2014 at 6:38am — 8 Comments

Apple Cider Vinegar

My fasting blood sugar is continuously higher than it should be, ranging from 6.5(117) to 8.5 (153).

I'm on metformin with breakfast and supper, but it doesn't seem to have an effect on my fasting numbers. Probably because I have minimal self-discipline and love a bedtime snack, but even with taking that into account I am generally more insulin resistant in the morning.

So to tackle this problem I decided to try apple cider vinegar. I've used it for the last two nights, mixing…

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Added by Megan S on March 24, 2014 at 4:46am — 9 Comments

A letter to Insulet

I wanted to start this with a comment about how incredibly happy I have been with my most recent batch of pods. Since my last pod alarm on 2/22 – 7 pods have all completed 80 hours of service without any hiccoughs which is what I expected when I switched from MDI last year. So that is the good news, now the bad news. While I understand Omnipod wanting to stay as far away as possible from the debacle of the Abbott Freestyle test strip recall there is a groundswell of frustration from your…

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Added by Clare on March 23, 2014 at 4:42pm — 1 Comment

Having a lot of stress right now.

I have been having a lot of stress since October 2013. We traded our single-wide mobile home for a double-wide. That means more for me to clean as well as higher expenses. That's what concerns me most. So what do I do, I eat carbs.



I tried Atkins for 3 days, but it actually increased my blood sugar. I was using some of their meal and snack bars. I was eating them as they suggested, not in addition to regular meals. They are suped ot have aout 3 net carbs, but I wondered if the sugar… Continue

Added by Ila on March 23, 2014 at 3:10pm — 5 Comments

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