Scott's Blog – February 2009 Archive (3)

Question to the masses

A few weeks ago, I blogged about a complaint letter I was sending (see Well isn't this just special...). Here is the original letter Redacted_Letter.PDF





Here is the heavily redacted response I received.…



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Added by Scott on February 26, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Ahhhh... the best of both worlds

Taking insulin and being resistant to it. Oh joyous days!



You know, it just seems that the harder I work to get my diabetes under tight control (real tight control not that ADA cr**), the harder I have to work to make it happen.



For years, I kinda slid on thru life with A1c's in the upper 6's low 7's. Then I started having highs after meals. Started pumping. Found out I was having an immune response to the insulin I had been taking for years. Changed insulins. New insulin… Continue

Added by Scott on February 13, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Jumping the shark

(I really don't like phrases like that, but it seemed appropriate. Don't get me started on "thinking outside the box"! I'm warning you!!)



Hello everyone, thought I'd throw out a quick update



Symlin: me likey



I have a problem where my 2hr PP sugars are always way high (250-300 range is not uncommon) and my 4hr PP numbers tend to be way low (70 and below is not uncommon if I don't watch it). So we had been taking big boluses to cover the 2hr numbers and the… Continue

Added by Scott on February 6, 2009 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

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