Thanks anyway.I have started a discussion about the play button not working and so far have received no replies.I was composing my own tunes for the reminders which I use all the time.I get so tired of Mary Had A Little Lamb.If you know what I mean?
Hi Zoe I was just reading some of the posts online about EZ ManagerMax.My Ezmanager max3.06 does not work my custom composer.When I hit the play button the tune doesnot play.I called Animas and they told me they would send the 3.07 version.What is the difference between the two.I just hope the 3.07 version works better.
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Zoe, My comment was not directed at you; if I didn't make that clear, please let me say it now and remove all doubt. I do have to say, however, that I think you are wasting your energy trying to reason with someone who won't be reasoned with, and who simply will not hear what you say. You're attempting to move an immovable object.
I hope you have gone to your local shelter to scout for a new Kitteh friend. Last time I only made it to month 3 before I went and found Miss Kitka. She chose me, not the other way around ha ha!!! Animal friends understand chronic illness much better than any human I have found. She is known as her royal highness, princess, and many more names and is always close to me when I need her. She does not mind being an indoor cat and I hung a bird feeder outside a window where I placed a perch for her. Being diabetic for 53 years and ultradian bipolar since 1963, she always is near when I need her. Cats should be in charge of the world and then it would be great place for sure. Don
Very useful input thank you. One reason I did want the pump was so I could reduce the basals by a percentage if I go out walking. But the cost of $200 every 3 months for the tubing seems too much to even ask the government to pay for as I am using so little insulin. My own endo who is diabetic said that he tests 8 times a day and takes injections and calls himself a walking pump, so I guess that is what I have to do until they come up with the type of model I need. So how much chromium do you take as no one could eat 12 cups of broccoli in a day to get what is suggested of 120 mcg. The RDAs are far too little for almost all nutrients as they are listed as bare minimums to avoid disease. They are not the optimal levels needed for health. You might find if you looked up the foods you do eat that there is very little chromium in them, but it would take hours to do the figuring out. Since chromium comes from the soil, the vegetables would be a source, but not if they are canned as it likely has been thrown out in the water in the tin. So that water should be used in soups. So if there is some chromium in beef it would be from grass fed beef and these days they have figured out that it is cheaper to keep them in pens and feed them the wrong food, grains, hence they are sicker and so are given antibiotics etc. A no win world.
Yes, I asked my endo in Oct 2010 and he approved me and I could get a pump under the Ontario plan, BUT I take so little insulin that it is not at all worth it. Today I am taking about 6u so far as I am on a diet and eating little and taking a lot of supplements which is why the insulin need is reduced. I usually had taken 15u TDD for the past 20 years as I am fully dependent on insulin, having been T1 for over 31 years. I am waiting for a tubeless model that will be able to function on a level low enough for me. They should be created for the children of the diabetes world. Recently I was told that the Omnipod is going to reduce it's minimum to 40u for the three days. That is indeed good for me. But currently it is still 85u. I am disgusted that the world is so ignorant of the chromium issue. I have used chromium since 1986 and it is a main reason why I don't need much insulin. Since insulin costs a lot of money and I am not covered by insurance for medications I can not afford to buy insulin where I would be throwing out far more than I even need to use. The tubeless pumps won't start unless a certain amount of insulin is in them because of where the sensors are placed I was told by one of the designers of the Omnipod who has since left to design his own pump expected for hopeful release in 2015. His design plan looks great with a CGM included as well.
Zoe, Miss K is the first indoor cat I have lived with. My last friend Hairy was always getting into fights and would come home needing first aid. I made it easier for Miss K by hanging a bird feeder outside of one window where she watches and chatters. She has 100 toys and when the mail carrier comes every day she carries her favorite toys into hiding like kittens. Once a month I dig toys out from under the fridge and stove. After living with MK I no longer believe cats need to be outside in order to be one with nature, they are nature. She is very involved by helping with laundry, ironing, ping pong ball in the bathtub game, trying on the shoes of guests she likes, watching old B&W movies every night with us, etc etc. Don
Zoe, I was saddened by the news of your cat friend. Feline friends always give so much of themselves to our lives. Cats are very special and in my opinion are what all humans should aspire to be. Cats are representatives of nature that live with us because they love us. They can survive on their own any time they want, feral in 3 days, yet they choose to be near their kindle, us. Cats strike a perfect balance between give and take and this is one more lesson we can learn from them. When my former best friend Hairy was gone I waited only 3 months till I went to the shelter and adopted Miss Kitka, my current best friend. Don
Not much going on over here in the UK, lots of rain and the odd day of sunshine. Everybody preparing themselves for the hassle of the 2012 Olympics.
Diabetes has been pretty steady with no major surprises, long may it continue!
My two kittens are pretty much grown up now, the girlfriend that bought them for me has split on us, so it's just me and the two furry boys ha ha ha!
Funny thing is since she left they have each bought me a bird a piece each night and laid them at the foot of my bed (maybe it is there way of saying they love me ha).. So had to deal with about 10 dead birds this week in the morning, I have tied bells to their collars to give the prey a head start but no luck ha. Will have to start keeping them indoors I think!
Zoe, Thank you for the cat daddy compliment. I consider cats to be the most intelligent life on this planet.I am constantly in awe of Miss K and every cat that has chosen to live with me. Miss K chose me at the shelter that day, not me. All cats can be feral in 3 days so really don't need us, but they hang around maybe for the great old movies ha ha!!! I am ultradian bipolar and Miss K always shows up when I need her the most. Cats are totally awesome and all we have to do is closely observe them. I have so any stories of very smart cats. Even Hairy, my previous cat friend,developed polyps in his ears and became deaf but I taught him 15 hand signs and he knew every one of them. Just for example. Don
Zoe, Not only is Miss protected from vets and eating species appropriate food but she is is also treated to her favorite B&W films every night like Flash Gordon from the mid 30s and also many Japanese monster movies like Godzilla from the 50s. She hangs her hands over the edge of the couch and watches intently. If she goes to the box I pause the film till she gets back and gets settled again before I start it. Color films just put her to sleep. We have exactly the same taste in film and we are very close to being one. Don
Vaccinations when a kitteh are always good for life, like rabies for example, but vets make 90% of their income on vaccinations so keep giving them every year just to make more money. My cat friend Hairy got this abusive care for a long time and he developed arthritis and I built him 2 sets of tiny stairs so he could get into bed and get on the couch to watch movies with us. It's all totally unnecessary and harmful. Miss K will never be subjected to this crap in her life. I fully expect her to live 24 years. Cats are obligate carnivores and and any carbs like corn meal, rice or any form of carb is poison to a cat. I have not bought cat food in a grocery store for 25 years. Orijen makes species appropriate food, and 100% protein is the only thing any cat should eat. Don
Zoe, Both of my previous cats, Tiger and Hairy, were outdoor cats. My current love Miss Kitka is an indoor cat. We had a fence built 2 years ago that goes right to the ground and is 7 feet high. I escort Miss K out a few times a day and other animals cannot get in, and she cannot get out. Of course this means she never needs shots at the vet and I highly disapprove of that practice. Don
Zoe, Cat was right. Both previous feline friends. Tiger and Hairy, lived 22 years. My currant best friend Miss Kitka is 4 years old now and doing well and only 6 pounds so is petite and tiny but mighty just the same. Felines are obligate carnivores so I have always fed 100% protein and no carbs like corn, rice and the like. Tonight Miss K got T-bone steak, well a few morsels. Don
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