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CGM 2nd try

Well, I am giving the cgm a 2nd try this week. I love it when the numbers are close in range with the pump. I like it at work, I know when I need to leave my work area to treat my sugar.. I hate it in the middle of the night when it says my sugar is low or high and I check and it is in the normal range. Little things to work out. I also have trouble finding an area not close to the pump site or the last pump site.

Oh and I get Weak Signal error when the pump is only 8-12 inches from the… Continue

Added by Linda on February 23, 2008 at 5:45pm — No Comments

School and Hypos.



Some of these drops really, really scare me. Even without a correction bolus, I can go from high to low in a matter of minutes. I'll be perfectly fine, laughing with my friends, one minute, and the next I'll be slumped against the wall being given juice by my friend.



When this happens, they tend to get worried and take me to the medical room. This doesn't help. They try to get me to take insulin for lows and generally are not at all… Continue

Added by emma on February 23, 2008 at 9:41am — 6 Comments

My Daughter's Story

My daughter, Haley, has always been affected by sugar for as long as I can remember. I started monitoring her sugar intake right away because she would get so crazy, or get horribly sick to the point of vomiting. I always thought she had a food allergy or something. We got her tested for every allergy there was, but of course nothing came up. I don't know if she was always border line diabetic, and the thought never crossed my mind back then, but I… Continue

Added by Sandy on February 23, 2008 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Missing the CGM

Ok, so after the 3rd day with the cgm Alexis took a shower and the tape was all bunched up and I decide to take it out instead of trying for another 3 days with the same one. Our trainer came over and downloaded all the info. We were able to see Alexis' trends and saw that the basal is working perfectly at .95 units her carb ratio is 1:14 which is working wonderfully for lunch and dinner but not doing anything for her at breakfast. So we changed her breakfast ratio 1:12 but will probably end up… Continue

Added by Lovenny on February 23, 2008 at 7:34am — 3 Comments

Upcoming Event: Diabetes Alert Day! March 25th



Hello all.

Been awhile since I have been on. I have been busy.



Locally I hope to be apart of Diabetes Alert Day, in anyway that helps get the word out. I have been in touch with my local ADA office and I am aware of what is happening. I have also viewed what the ADA Nationally is doing for this day (www.diabetes.org/alert). Check it out.





What Is American Diabetes Alert Day?



The American Diabetes Alert… Continue

Added by CALpumper on February 22, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Holy Crap! 40 lbs. (18 kg) of Glucose on the Cheap

Last year, my employer promised to implement flexible spending accounts and some other benefits (such as an optional dental plan, paid for pre-tax dollars, naturally). The deadline for enrollment was this week. To prepare, I spent a fair amount of time analyzing my various co-pays to doctors, pharmacies, as well as expenses paid for glasses/contact lenses and a host of other out-of-pocket expenses related to diabetes so I could accurately estimate how much of my pre-tax income I should… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on February 22, 2008 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

An Advance in Stem Cell Research

New York, NY, February 21, 2008 -- Researchers in the U.S. have successfully created primitive cells derived from human embryonic stem cells that reversed chemically induced diabetes in mice, the scientific journal Nature Biotechnology reported last night. The finding represents exciting progress to better understand and develop new therapies for type 1 diabetes. JDRF, the world's largest charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, partially funded the development of the human embryonic stem… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on February 21, 2008 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

Pumping +24 Hours

Knock on wood, but I have had a great first 24 hours with my pump. After starting the pump with a high, due to my cold turkey stop with Lantus the previous day and getting by on Humalog the last night, my afternoon following lunch seemed to trend down. By late afternoon I had a few lows that needed some carbs with it. Finally after dinner things stopped the downward trend. Over night I started a little high, but held in the 80s through the night and into the morning. By breakfast I was at 97… Continue

Added by Shawn-ATL on February 21, 2008 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

My girls

So just to start this whole thing out a little more about me and my family. My husband and I have 4 girls 11,9,6,5 and they are all amazing!! Our youngest, Whitlee was diagnosed with T1 a little over a year ago and this has changed our family in ways that before we unimaginable. Looking back at my lack of knowledge and hate of anything to do with a needle/blood ect. before it amazes me that we made it past the first week. But we have and we are all better people and a stronger family because of… Continue

Added by Suzie on February 21, 2008 at 11:26am — No Comments

About Me

Hi, my name is Lovenny, I'm a 34 yr old mother of 3. Danny 12, Alexis & Kristin 11. Alexis was diagnosed with T1 August 8th, 2007. She's been on the Minimed 722 for about a week now and has been on the cgm for about 2 days. So far so good with both. I'm in the technial field for a large law firm which I've been with for the past 7 years. I love the ocean & enjoy dancing : )

Added by Lovenny on February 21, 2008 at 6:31am — 1 Comment

Pump Start Wednesday

I started pumping at 8:15 this morning. I took my last Lantus shot the night before last and used small Humalog shots to get me through the night. I am officially off MDI's.



My pump start went smoothly and much faster than anticipated. My CDE said my start was the fastest she had done, due to my prep work and learning everything I could prior to my two meetings with her. After a quick quiz of "how would I do this and that," she supervised my prep, priming, connection and start of my… Continue

Added by Shawn-ATL on February 20, 2008 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Run run run

Well I'm new here but have been enjoying perusing the site. I accepted Jamie, the Diabetic Runner's, challenge for 2008 by taking the 500 miles challenge. I'm a little behind since I didn't start my runs for this challenge until Feb. 18th! I actually have probably 6-10 miles from January but I didn't log those anywhere so I'm not counting them. I'm logging my miles through Nike+ and so far it's been fun to think about my running in terms of the challenge. I hope that other diabetic runners sign… Continue

Added by Cait on February 20, 2008 at 12:19pm — 2 Comments

flu

Well I was not getting any better after a 5 day course of antibiotics, decongestants and cough sryup, so I made an appointment with my regular doctor and they tested me for the flu. No wonder I didn't get any better after the antibiotics cause I do have the flu. My blood sugars aren't going to high, but if I am not feeling better by Friday, my doctor is going to admit me to the hospital.

Added by Cody Turner on February 20, 2008 at 11:27am — 2 Comments

Help for a wife of a type 1 diabetic

I posted this in the "type 1" forum - because I wanted some input of other diabetics... here it is again on this page for spouses/significant others, just in case you didn't see it there...



I have a rather large problem. My husband - a very smart, sweet, giving, loving man - has some sort of "block" when it comes to checking his blood sugar. He has hypoglycemia unawareness, although he won't admit it. He basically refuses to check his blood sugar before he gets into his truck. To… Continue

Added by Just Little Me on February 20, 2008 at 7:50am — 4 Comments

God's blessings

I am a bit emotional today because of what I learned... a friend of mine (she's my best friend actually, I even treated her as my sister) has been telling stories behind my back... a very bad one... I got very affected that my blood sugar shoot up to 251, I was shaking and very nervous.... its the highest I've been since I was diagnosed, I want to cry but I can't... I am so angry... drink a lot of water and tried to calm myself, that happened on the 17th of Feb, a day before my… Continue

Added by yda1027 on February 20, 2008 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Visit to Optometrist

Yesterday, Tuesday 20th February, I went for my yearly eye checkup (about 6 months late).



Before my last visit I occasionally got blurry vision but for several months now the blurriness has been constant and gets worse if I sit at the computer for a little while, read or even watch TV and I find it a lot harder to drive at night. I currently only use reading glasses but when the blurriness occurs not even the glasses help.



Anyway, at the last visit the Optometrist told me… Continue

Added by Loren on February 19, 2008 at 11:01pm — 2 Comments

Weird day

I ate and ate and ate and ate, and could not keep up with my exercise today. I drank half a bear of honey, cut my basal down and still could not make my BS stop being low. Tomorrow of course if I did all the same exercise, ate the same and took the same insulin I would be 450.

Added by Sarah on February 19, 2008 at 7:02pm — 2 Comments

So I've been having an awesome month...

Typically my readings are waves of highs and lows and I have to adjust the amount of insulin I take accordingly. Lately, my blood sugar has been right on target every time I test. I'm not sure why this is happening but I certainly can't complain. I have been looking forward to taking my A1Cs again with the possibility that I would see a lower number. things were looking up. however, I've noticed that my readings have been too high or too low over the past four days, and I'm not aware that I am… Continue

Added by jenna on February 19, 2008 at 6:38pm — 1 Comment

Stressing . . . but still working on it!

So, I have a lot of stress right now. My husbands great uncle passed a few days ago. My dog was ran over by a car and he died instantly. The boys are driving me crazy. How does stress affect this disease? Should I test more often? I am still not doing a well as I should but I am changing/adding something every 14 days. I am already taking my meds regulary. My next step is to do a food journal. Then exercise daily. I do exercise occasionally but not as much as I should. I figured that med… Continue

Added by Amanda on February 19, 2008 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

TuDiabetes Passes 1,900 Members!!!

YAY!!!! Today, we passed 1,900 members. I can't believe it.



Make sure to let other people know about the community. Click on "Invite" at the top: it makes it real easy for you to let others know about TuDiabetes, by (privately) importing your contacts from your Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail or AOL account (or your Outlook, if you prefer) allowing you to select all the people you want to… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on February 19, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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