After experiencing some wacky daytime blood sugars (BG's) during the last week, I decided to go ahead and test out my basal settings on my Animas 2020 insulin pump today. I have never a daytime basal testing before, sad to say, and as in my prevous blog, I had asked others - "how often do you test your basal rates?". No comments yet, and it makes me wonder, are they like myself, not finding the time to test their basal rates, when perhaps we should from time to time when BG's become… Continue
Added by FatCatAnna on November 2, 2009 at 10:21am —
My blood sugars the last few days have been abit wacky in the morning as well into the afternoon.. I reached a high of 20 mmol/l the other day, something that occurs once in a blue moon for me, even when I was on multiple doseage injections (MDI). It was to the point where I wanted to chuck out the insulin pump the other day and go back to 8-10 injections a day! Then I thought, hang in there, life will get better and you'll be out $7K if you throw… Continue
Added by FatCatAnna on November 1, 2009 at 8:04pm —
Full article about how we deal with all those test results: http://ericdevine.wordpress.com/
Added by Eric on October 2, 2009 at 9:23am —
Bayer introduces Contour USB meter to help control diabetes. All the info here: http://tinyurl.com/y8qzyrf
Added by DiabetesXaminer on September 25, 2009 at 6:24pm —
My friends got married in Washington, D.C. this weekend. My friends Erin and Ryan drove with me from Eastern Ohio/Western PA to DC on Saturday morning. I have learned, through trial and error to always be prepared. I never worry too much about what clothes and accessories I bring when I travel, but I triple check all my diabetes supplies and have enough back up. If I have all of these things and I know that I've triple checked, I can travel with much less on my mind.
For whatever… Continue
Added by Elizabeth S. on September 21, 2009 at 9:50am —
[Time for a rant]
Who the heck decided that measuring whole blood was a good thing?!? Especially without a reference chart! I'm not sure if they think you're actually supposed to treat these the same as plasma numbers, but they're not! I don't even know the brand of meter I've been using, but it's the medtronic sponsored one that communicates with my pump. When I first tested the meter, I noticed that my sugars were always about 2 mmol over ALL my other meters (3 of the 4 were super… Continue
Added by Michael Park on August 31, 2009 at 10:09pm —
Last week I posted It’s Burger Time, Baby (http://thediabeticdish.wordpress.com/2009/08/09/its-burger-time-baby/). This was a fantastic moment as I discovered I could have a hamburger and keep my blood sugar on target. I am talking about a burger WITH a bun, not a bun-less burger (aka a ground meat patty with salad on top). One thing I failed to mention in that posting is exactly what kick started the burger craze that is currently taking place in my home. Think about one of the most cruel… Continue
Added by The Dishing Diabetic on August 18, 2009 at 10:08am —
Well, I managed to get out on my "stallion" on Saturday. The engine needed some cobwebs blown out of it - as its not had a good run in awhile. I think after that trip - we (my hubby and I) - have decided another bike is in order if we can't get my original Yamaha working again (carb probs - been sitting idle for a few years). I don't mind sharing my motorcycle with my sweetie pie - but I prefer to be up front - in control.
My Dad is saying to get a Gold wing - ugh - sorry -… Continue
Added by FatCatAnna on August 5, 2009 at 9:11pm —
I've not been feeling 100% the past month - and today - I decided that enough was enough. I called up Info Sante
(a government run help line here in the province I live in) - and spoke with a nurse to explain my situation. In the end, she told me to either go to a walk in clinic or ER - she didn't want me to take a chance and wait until I saw my endo in September.
Added by FatCatAnna on July 31, 2009 at 8:39pm —
So for no reason that I can think of I have a 250 BG and moderate to large ketones. I very rarely even have ketones, I have had BG in the 300's and no ketones in the past.
My bg all day has not gone over 150. I had salad with a few croutons for dinner with a starting bg of 119 and low carb ice cream for dessert (all of which was measured and calculated as usual). 2 hours later my BG was 250!!!!
I did put a new pod on today and changed to the new… Continue
Added by Kenneth Kellner on July 29, 2009 at 7:38pm —
Came across an interesting article here online aboout how testing your blood sugars more then a few times a day - has its benefits. Anyway, if you feel like digesting abit of what I wrote - take a peek .... http://www.diabetes1.org/blogs/Annas_Blog/2009/7/28
Added by FatCatAnna on July 28, 2009 at 12:47pm —
Last night I went up to 30 mcq from 15 mcq. Well I was at 367 at 6:24pm by 8:15pm I was down to 54. That's with taking both a correction dosage and insulin for meal was a total of 19 units. Now this morning I was at 156 at 8:15am but now I'm at 322 at 10:56am. This is crazy. I'm now having to take a correction dosage for that. I retake it at 1230 for lunch.
Added by Cherise on July 28, 2009 at 10:03am —
Well, lately at a website I frequent (besides Tudiabetes - we rock !!!) I’ve not been able to post into forums or blogs without having to reach the administrators due to their website having problems with folks like myself using Firefox. And now again, having issues with logging on, but I’m taking advantage of having a hypo – e.g. low blood sugar. I want to write a blog in this frame of mine to see what sort of nonsense comes off my fingertips.
I generally don’t like to work in… Continue
Added by FatCatAnna on July 16, 2009 at 1:30pm —
FREESTYLE Lite by Abbott Diabetes Care
This is the latest generation of the Freestyle meters. It offers some of the standard inclusions that you would expect in any modern meter today, 5 second tests, compatibility with alternate site, and more.
Author of D and The Guy
Added by Henry on June 25, 2009 at 4:54pm —
Can stress cause blood sugars to be high? I never really considered that, I just always assumed if my sugars were high then I ate or drank something that I shouldn't have. But today my numbers are high right now it's 437, I have not eaten or drank anything out of the ordinary so I'm confused. I did have a bit of stressful day but life with 7 kids and a workoholic hubby is always stressful it's just different levels of stress from day to day. But my husband and I have been trying to move for… Continue
Added by Tina on June 19, 2009 at 8:41pm —
Please check out my blog at Mindful Diabetes
So I have been super busy getting my house cleaned and ready for my little sister coming to visit. I will be picking her up on Sunday and I am excited to see her. We have lots of fun planned over the next week.
Here is my sister at Halloween, dressed as a zombie...
This will be a true test of all this diabetes… Continue
Added by Suzanne on June 18, 2009 at 7:51am —
Just another beautiful day in Sunny Southern CA. :-)
So, we got 2 bikes yesterday! Nothing to impressive... they have wheels, breaks, pedals, and gears. Which is good enough for me. :-) I am really excited to get out and exercise with my hubby and little boy. We are on the hunt for a good priced and good quality trailer/carrier for our little guy.
I haven't biked in a *long* time... Well, not since I've been prego and dx with T1. So, I'm going to see how my bloodsugar levels respond… Continue
Added by Lindsey O'Rourke on May 3, 2009 at 12:26pm —
So today started off fine, woke up with bg at 97, but that did not last long because I had a mixed meal test at the University of MN Medical Center to test my C-peptides and how much insulin I was making (if any). I am an ongoing participant in a study at the U because I had a full pancreatectomy (removed my pancreas) due to pancreatitis since age 14. I had an auto-islet cell transplant but they were only able to get 10k islet cells and normal is 300-700k so I am in the 10% of people whose… Continue
Added by Marina C on April 28, 2009 at 7:09pm —
So I got my new Omnipod the other day- whoot whoot! But I can't use it yet until I've had my training on it and that is next week (bummer). Anyway it came with a Freestyle Flash meter and I currently use a OneTouch Ultra 2 so I decided to test them side by side at different times to see if they were so different.
They couldn't be more different! The OneTouch Ultra 2 is always lower than the Freestyle Flash usually by at least 20 points. I've had 20, 40, 60, and even 90 points of difference… Continue
Added by Marina C on April 14, 2009 at 10:17pm —
NEWPORT BEACH, CA — April 2, 2009 — America’s Wellness Doctor, Julian Whitaker, MD, challenges the nation to get a handle on our growing epidemic of diabetes.
On April 1st, the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, CA, launched Dr. Whitaker’s Diabetes Challenge, a national campaign to reform national health care by increasing awareness of the deadly and costly complications diabetes brings to individuals, their families, and their communities.
According to the… Continue
Added by Dr. Julian Whitaker on April 3, 2009 at 2:30pm —