my routine is usually as follows :
● test Blood Sugar before Breakfast
● take shot of mixed 15 units NPH / 5-6 units R
● test Blood Sugar before Lunch
● test Blood Sugar before Dinner
● take shot of 5-6 units R
● test Blood Sugar before Bedtime
● take shot of 10-12 units NPH
how does this stack up against everyone else ?
Added by mapkook on April 23, 2008 at 11:28am —
A few years ago when I still had Kaiser, I was very fortunate to be
given the opportunity to have two practitioners who were Type 1
insulin dependent diabetics themselves. Dr Rob Zehnder/Zander(sp?)
was my doctor, and was a wonderful wealth of knowledge about
how to best treat diabetes with the most current methodologies
and technologies. He also recommended that I take a carbohydrate
counting class from a Nutritionist named Barbara Greene. These two
Added by mapkook on April 23, 2008 at 11:15am —
Recent headlines regarding home blood glucose monitoring for Type 2 diabetics (aggregated
at the UK's National Health service site, ) are causing a lot of concerns among the OC.
To some degree, the T2 OC is the "choir" of aggressive self-management -- we are more likely than the "Average Joe With Sugar" to test regularly, to pay attention to diet and exercise, and to keep up with our medical care. To… Continue
Added by tmana on April 23, 2008 at 10:26am —
I received a call from Insulet about 10 minutes ago with some very good news-- my insurance company, Blue Cross PPO (California) has agreed to pay for 80% of my OmniPod and supplies! My "initial order," which consists of the PDM, 5 boxes of pods, and test strips will be $396.40. Of course, this is finalized when Blue Cross sends me the bill in about 4-6 weeks; I'm hoping it won't go up (but hoping it will go down, heh). After that, a three-month supply (40 pods) will run $221.04.
Added by faye on April 23, 2008 at 10:00am —
...something comes along to give you a kick in the solar plexus (or somewhere more painful).
The Other Half works swing shift, 16:00-01:00. Sometimes later, if his last customer has a difficult issue. Tuesday morning he was at work until 03:00. He's been there as late as 03:30. The drive home is anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour, a bit longer if stops for gas or late-night coffee or a snack.
I'm enough of a "day" person that I'm usually in bed or asleep by the time he… Continue
Added by tmana on April 23, 2008 at 6:08am —
Hey all I just wanted to let you know that my interview on diabetes with the Diabetes Power Show is up now and can be downloaded if you would like to listen to it. I had a blast doing this interview and hope that it reaches as many people as possible. Please if you know of anyone who might benefit by listening to this, I'd sure appreciate you passing it along to them. It was a real honor to be asked to do this and I'm very proud of how it turned out. Thank you so very… Continue
Added by Jen Mangum on April 22, 2008 at 4:14pm —
Trying to "take it easy" seems to be the prerogative of men and children only.
Despite injuring my left calf two weeks ago, I have been the one who has had to clear, clean, and kasher the kitchen for Passover, organizing food, cookware, and utensils into bins, climbing ladders, lifting bins and heavy boxes, twisting and reaching in all directions to clean grease-and-dust-encrusted surfaces before trusting my precious kitchen equipment to them. Cleaning the oven. Cleaning the stove… Continue
Added by tmana on April 22, 2008 at 2:58pm —
Today, the Boston Globe
reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected Genzyme Corp.
's request for permission to sell in the U.S. a version of its Pompe disease (a rare inherited and… Continue
Added by Scott Strumello on April 22, 2008 at 11:00am —
WOW! ITS Really AMAZING! How the wonders of technology.From ringing out diapers and using ketone sticks. Which numbers were reading old urine thats been sitting for who knows how long.I can say this has been the best 8 weeks of my life since 1994 of March. Diabeties wise. It was like getting dx all over again.But with my team my Brother, cde, and parents there 24/7. Life is really great. or I can just sit and wonder WHY ME OR MY BROTHER. Or anyone else on TU COMMUNITY OR AROUND THE WORLD. Got… Continue
Added by diabeticidol 94 on April 21, 2008 at 4:53pm —
I have a question I havent' had a chance to ask my doctor or anyone yet. Here goes..sorry if it sounds dumb to some,but I really have no clue,.. what is frozen shoulder, as in how it relates to diabetes? I have my right shoulder that has me in pain everyday and night with no relief. They are now starting physical thearpy on it which i do not understand because I was told I had bone spurs and arthritis in the collar bone. How can therapy help these? Now because my right shoulder is so painful I… Continue
Added by Karen on April 21, 2008 at 3:16pm —
I'm a hardcore bargain seeker, and I love drugstores like CVS. (that allow you to get Extra Bucks back on various purchases, as well as Extra Bucks on prescriptions) Fair to say, I frequent the place 2+ times a week (and know the layout of 6 CVS stores around here) Some people, can get their out of pocket expenses down to under $1..well,I never quite got that good(79 to 2 once) That was easier when they'd run series of coupons(15 off 75, 10 off 50, 6 off 30, 5 off 25, 4 off 20, 3 off 15, 2 off… Continue
Added by Heidi98 on April 21, 2008 at 2:05pm —
From: Richard Darling, DDS: President & CEO, FAIR Foundation (www.fairfoundation.org)
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2008 11:18 AM
To: PC, DB & Gov't incentives OD Template Letter Contact List
Cc: Tom Mone
Subject: Tom Mone's public support for incentivizing kidney donation
Thomas Mone is Chief Executive Officer of OneLegacy, the largest non-profit organ procurement organization in the USA serving L.A. and six neighboring counties. He is also President of the… Continue
Added by Dr. Richard Darling, DDS on April 21, 2008 at 12:13pm —
I don't know of any kinder, gentler way of putting this:
Our kitchen, like too many apartment kitchens, was designed for the culinarily-impaired.
The only cabinets that are not too shallow to hold any pots and pans are so high up that even Tall Neighbor Downstairs needs a ladder
-- not a step-stool
-- to reach them. (Old house, 9-foot ceilings, top shelf of cabinets flush with ceiling.) The same cabinets are the only cabinets whose shelves are at the same… Continue
Added by tmana on April 21, 2008 at 9:14am —
I just want to share this to everyone... when I first read this... I cried a river LOL! It's great!
One day I decided to quit... I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality... I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
"God", I asked, "Can you give me one good reason NOT to quit?"
His answer surprised me... "Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"
"Yes", I replied.
"When I planted… Continue
Added by yda1027 on April 21, 2008 at 7:00am —
So it's been a great couple of days. I managed to survive yet another round of testing, and I think they all went pretty well.... but on to the real news :)
If you've read any of my blog posts, you know that I've been one of the Vice-Chairs for the Academy of Student Pharmacists Operation: Diabetes committee here at UT Memphis. Well, I was recently informed that I will soon be taking one of the Co-Chair positions for next year! Now I'll be able to really influence the committee by… Continue
Added by Brandon on April 21, 2008 at 12:28am —
What a day it has been. . . I was at church today (I know some of you had no idea I believed in anything besides swearing in traffic, amazing, huh?) and heard some of the most amazing information.
Recent studies of tribes in Oklahoma and surrounding areas and our Health systems show that we are at an almost 72% risk of failure to adequately assess, treat or manage diabetes in its early stages (that is mostly based on the Type II's, but also carries some validity and scary truths for the… Continue
Added by Bobby Crow Feather on April 21, 2008 at 12:25am —
Whew, time flies! Soon I will be waking way too early and getting on a "puddle jumper" to DC.
April 30th starts the ADA Call to Congress 2008 and I am honored to be attending!
(check out http://wwwitiswhatitis.blogspot.com for more details)
I will be learning to advocate during the 3 day event and my hope is to bring it home to my community then to the online community. Any awareness of diabetes is important so I am… Continue
Added by CALpumper on April 20, 2008 at 10:46pm —
Read the details about our new partnership with OneTouch
through the "Word In Your Hand
" project or watch the video below:
We are thrilled about this news and wanted to share it with everyone! We feel this is very good for the… Continue
Added by TuDiabetes Administration on April 20, 2008 at 8:30pm —
I have had a few bad days which might end up being good! Part of the reason I became diabetic is because I have an eating disorder. I used to be bulimic but now am just a binge eater. I am slowly getting better. I am also the type person who has to understand everything fully. So just regulating my diet hasn't worked for me yet. Now I test my sugars soooo many times a day that I am beginning to understand the effect different carbs have on my blood sugars.
My thin-healthy husband… Continue
Added by Mary Taour on April 20, 2008 at 8:00pm —
Hola mi amigos y amigas! Glucoholic.com
has another great sugar free drink review up. Jones Sugar Free Root Beer is excellent. I've gone through the four pack in one day!
Added by Glucoholic on April 19, 2008 at 10:55am —