yeah, I usually hit a low about once a day. But lately they've been a little lower than usual. in the 50's. My doc seems to think that's a really bad thing. But I've felt that lows are less damaging than highs and I've never once passed out or been hospitalized so I kinda feel like it's ok. My highs are usually all after meals or due to a cannula problem. But they are more often than I'd like. I can at least find encouragement in the blanket A1c result, even though it scares me that I'm not always where I should be.
Hey Greg, sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Yes I did Tour de Cure and Beat the Bridge the next day. I am feeling much better than last year which is a great thing and is keeping me in good spirit.
I did Tour de Cure from my house which added only an extra 10 miles, so I totaled 109.7 in 6 hours and 36 min. I didn't run very well, my legs were a little stiff but finished I think in less than an hour.
Since I have participated in all the major "classic" bike rides arround that offer a 100 mile loop option; 7 hills of Kirkland training and day of event, Flying Wheels, LiveStrong Challenge (did it twice and day of event rode from Kirkland to Seattle center arround the north part of the lake so totaled 121 miles in 6:51, did many other training rides averaging 60 to 70 miles and finaly just went to Mt. Baker to train for the September race and pushed a training ride totaling 60 miles climbing it twice).
I am new to this site so I wasn't aware of the team. Don't do to much club riding accept with the Evergreen Tandem club. If your spouse rides we have an extra tandem if you want to try that out. My middle son was a Cat2 and raced juniors in Europe so I've been to most of the races a time or too.
I found this site when looking for information on cycling and pumps. Mine is to arrive any day. I see you are already on one. Its difficult at times when riding to keep the BG at the right level . With shots I seem to alway be chasing that last shot. When doing long rides I eat a PBMJ every 20 miles and at times seem to take almost no insulin. I bring my meter on every ride because sometimes I am not sure if my exectrolites are out of balance or I am actually just low. So about every 25 miles I check myself. I am hoping the pump will make this easier. It all gets more complicated when I have to go back to work at a desk job- more and more adjusting. One of the good things about riding is you get to eat almost anything you want - but then it goes back to not riding again more adjusting. Oh well the life of a diabetic and riding or any other physical activity.
Ah haha! Pig farmer.... you're thinking of Robert Pickton. I'm from Penticton. The only difference is that Pickton is a serial killer, and Penticton is a little city in the Okanagan Valley perched between two lakes and lots of vineyards. Aside from being mistaken with pig farms, Penticton is more commonly known for hosting Ironman Canada. Close though! And nice to meet you.
Hey Greg, my son got his results back from the diabetes-related autoantibodies test, and the screening was negative. Yeah! They told me it would take 4 months to get the results back, so we were surprised to get them in a month. He says he wants to do the test annually, so guess we'll be making more trips down there. Also, they just emailed me and asked me to take part in the study. Another excuse to head down to Seattle for some shopping:)
Greg, just got your post. Do you need some new stamps? I can help you..can't help with the nickel. I am no longer at ADA. I work at Georgetown University Medical Center but still am working on diabetes! I get to be in front of some great research and I'm still doing fundraisers/special events. We have a diabetes gala coming up, I'm very excited!
I am actually part of the JDRF NW Ride Club. I did Death Valley with them last year. It's a great group of people. Our coach is also a Type 1 and we have about a dozen Type 1s. Last year we had 38 destination riders. Each year we vote as a team where we want to go. Last year it was Death Valley and this year is will be Killington, VT. Of course each person it free to chose it's own destination ride. This year we also have a team for the ADA ride.
Hope to see you at one of our training rides. We stop for BG checks :)
Hi Greg, lets do some riding together. I ride arround the lake sometimes on Saturdays, Kirkland, over to i-90, up the switch back over Madison, down the Arboritum, trail to Kenmore, up Juanita and back to Kirkland. Where do you leave?
Hi Greg, I'm in Seattle too. I saw your post on a NW forum and just wanted to say hi. With this weather this winter, it has been hard to get out and exercise.
Anyway, just a newby saying 'Hi'.
So glad to hear that you are liking it! You got it for all the same reasons I want it. Unfortunately my situation is still the same, they need all the money up front and the money I have has to go somewhere else.
I am antsy to get one, but I won't die if I din't have one.. yet. I just keep it up there on my wish list with the I-phone... :-)
I am not a cyclist. Nor very athletic. But I did go to DTC in 2007.
Being diagnosed with type 1 at 47 years old,from a defective antibiotic. My type 1 was drug induced and permanent.
This camp has change my life!They gear the program for each person and their needs. Some of the trainers are former Olympic athletes with diabetes! This camp help me focus on me and all that I never got to learn growing up ( was not a sports person). I now go to the gym 3-5days a week.
I have developed muscles that I never new I had nor did I ever think I could.
The week was too short, but I am planing to go back this year. So far there are three of them offered in different parts of the country! I wish I could do all of them. If you get a chance look into it. See if your health insurance will pay a portion as diabetes education.You'll never know until you ask!
I don't think anyone was sorry for attending. I know it help me to attempt activities I never did before and always received encouragement and enthusiasm. The staff is peolpe who are trained and professional, as well as fun.
I wish you well in what ever you do.
Thanks for the comment. Here are some things I'd change about the Nav. I'd like to see a dedicated backlight button or the option to have the backlight on when the screen is awake. I understand from my nav trainer that the next gen will have a date stamp on the line graph so you can tell what era you're reviewing. I'd like to be able to scale the graph so I can see it in better detail (still waiting for software from the company, so I'm talking about just the receiver read-out here). And yes, I'd like the adhesive to not pull up around the edges so much. I have to use extra tagaderm by about day 3, but I like that it doesn't irritate my fairly sensitive arm skin (I have those tiny keratosis bumps on my arms and I was afraid it would aggravate that condition).
Greg, I started the Navigator about a month ago. How do you like it so far? I loved your comment about "the biggest nicotine patch ever." Though I have to say I don't mind the size of the transmitter considering the distance it transmits! Have you restarted a sensor yet? I haven't been bold enough to re-use one yet, but I think I'll try when this one expires this week.
Hey Greg, I meant to say thanks for your comment a while back. But the days just kept getting away from me and I kept forgetting!
Thanks for the congrats. We are really excited to meet our little girl in just 2 and a half weeks!!
I love your photos. Have you been biking for a long time? I've thought about doing one of the JDRF rides at some point but have never really been a cyclist. But their ride in Montana looks really cool.
Hope you have a good day,
Well you're the first other Dr. H. patient I've met. I've been going to him for about 15 years now. I didn't get to wear the trial CGM, but I've been wearing one for about a year now. At first my insurance paid for part of the sensors, but not the transmitter itself. Then someone must have realized they weren't supposed to have been covering it, and they denied it. Since then I haven't had the energy to battle them. Do you mind if I ask what insurance you have?
Last weekend I was super close to going to the ER, as for 3 days I couldn't get my blood sugar down, despite trying everything (changing sites twice, shots, new bottle of insulin, etc., etc.). On Sunday I sent Dr. Hirsch an email, thinking he would be reading it Monday, and 30 seconds after hitting send, my cell phone rang! He encouraged me to go down to my pharmacy and get more insulin. He was right, both my bottles somehow got cooked. I was so happy he called and it was an easy fix. I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me!
Hi Greg, thanks for the invite. I see Dr. Irl Hirsch at the Diabetes Care Center at UW. It's about a two hour drive for me, but completely worth it. He is a diabetic too, and travels all over the world speaking. His brother is also diabetic, and wrote the book Cheating Destiny, which I see you have already read. How long have you been in Seattle? I am up on Whidbey Island.
Yeah, that was the minimum order, the devise, 1 month of sensors and test strips because I don't have a meter that uses those strips any longer. I told them to call me mid December to see if I have the money and hopfully they have the machines.
Let me know how yours works out. I am SO wanting one!
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