Hi, hope you check this page once and a while. How are you? I have had many CAT scans and MRIs this summer and wish you were one reading my results. I hope things are well for you and that you are doing fine, how is pump and Symlin going and are you still on this treatemnt? How are things going in your country? Here we are getting ready for presidential election. I now have page on Face Book so if you are around I would like to friend you there if possible. Hope somehow to send telepathic message to SugarDoc to get idea in mind to check page on Tu. Ha, hope to touch bases with you. Lots
Hi there, I had to come over and check out your A1C, wow, I am so impressed. I bet you were pleased with that, as it is pretty amazing. Isn't it nice to be able to contol something and feel that sense of accomplishment and know that you will be healthier for it? I am so happy for you! I hope you have a better weekend than you described last week, better weather and well, the economy IS scary isn't it?
Are you counting down for your trip to the States for your conference?I hope you have some nice weather and learn lots of new stuff. It must be great to be a doctor, becauee you never stop learning. I am enjoying some coffee right now, that's what got me thinking about you.
I am trying to learn to speak Spanish for work. I am getting there, I have been studying for a couple of months. What kinds of languages do you speak? I am imagining you have been to quite a few places? Have an enjoyable weekend. Lots.
Centreville is a great place to live. I am really close to Washington DC, about a 40 minute drive, a couple hours from the ocean to the east and from the mountains to the west. It is beautiful here. I live in an apartment with three lakes. One is right off my deck and I have a great view of it from my bedroom window. This is a densly populated area, lots of traffic and lots of people, but my home is like a little natural hidaway, lots of nature right out the back door. I enjoy living here a lot. Ha ha, I am drinking coffee right now. I don't have 5 a day, but I do love coffee too. Have a great weekend.
Hi there, I am glad to hear that everything is going well for you. I think that you will have a pleasant surpise when you get your AIC back now that you are taking the Symlin. You are so right about life, it is the simple pleasures that make everything worthwhile. I am a coffee lover too, though I don't imbibe quite as often during the day. Light-heartedness is definitely a necessity in times like these. November has been a great month here in Virginai, all that rain that we had prolonged our festive fall color. The leaves are still up and brilliantly beautiful against cobalt blue skies and the temps are mild. It is heavenly. I hope that you enjoy your trip to the states and that you have a great time at the conference. Chicago is nice around the holidays. This year seemed to pass so quickly, can't believe we are counting down to 2012 already. Things are going well with me as well. My AIC appointment will be at the end of the month. I let you know how it turns out. Take care. It is off to work for me. Ellen
Hi Fernando. Yes, you can always tell what I am thinking about when you come to my page by the graphics! I studied art when I was younger and I love color and design. Lisbon sounds wonderful. Mild weather would really be a nice to experience. Here it is very unpredictable.
You are right, health care in the US is pretty scary. I am lucky because at least I have insurance and have access to health care when many are struggling. I am so happy that you have what you need to good care of yourself. That is so important. I feel like I do have the tools to keep my diabetes in control, it is just a very cumbersome process, especially with a full time job, a family and a long commute.There is a lot of room for error with MMDI too, so I do a lot of testing and correcting.
I am sure that you will take a long rest after 16 hours of work! My dog is really sweet, her name is Suri, and she is a black and tan Coonhound. We purchased her from a rescue. They found her running wild, very thin and ill. She was not leash trained and was terrified of people, but now she is a really wonderful member of our family and we love her very much. No need for an ark today, the sun is shining! Have a great week. Ellen
Hi there, I am so happy that things are going so well for you with the Symlin. It sounds like you are doing great. I wish that I could have a pump but I can't afford one. I am still on the multiple daily injections, Lantus split twice a day and Novolog. I am thinking about changing my nigh time injection to NPH to catch that rise in the AM that you were talking about. Right now I am looking at a map and Lisbon. It looks like a great place to live. Here in Northern Virginia we are having my favorite time of the year, autumn. It had been raining since, Irene, she was not very nice to us either. Sorry you had to run into her when you were in the states. The rain lasted so long that I was about to build an ark! Yesterday the rain finally stopped and it is fantastic outside. All the leaves are turning colors, the sky is bright blue and the air is crisp and cool not too chilly.
I didn't know that Tu was having this chat today with the live stream from TED. Some of the information was very interesting. I had a long week at work, so I am relaxing today and listening to the speakers. May you continue to feel well, hope you are still enjoying your job. Take good care. Keep smiling. Ellen
Hello, so I am glad to see you back. It would be interesting to hear where you went in the states. I don't like busy holidays either, I love to go somewhere and just relax when I get a holiday. I am so happy to hear that you are on the Symlin, that is great news. I know you were really looking forward to that. How is it working for you, I guess very well since things have improved. That is fantastic. I am not pumping yet, but I am doing well with my shots. I pretty much mimic the pump by taking shots every time I eat and making small corrections here and there. Our economy is in rough shape and the extra expense is keeping me from the pump now, hopefully that will change in the future. I did make a switch from Lantus to Levimer and that was not a good choice for me. It doubled my insulin requirements. I am back to the Lantus now and things are going well.
Enjoy working, you are so funny, most people want to get away from work and love vacation, you must have a very special job. You are very lucky. Happy October. Lots.
Hi Fernando, how was you swim yesterday, pool or beach? I hope it cooled you off. We are having good weather here, Not too hot. In a couple weeks I will be going back to my NP to ask about the pump, the co-pay and what the expenses will be for supplies. Did it take a long time to get it set right with the basal and bolus? Do you have to take all your stuff to work with you in case you have to do a set change? How is the tubing now? What do you do when you go swimming or take a shower or exercise? I am having some trouble keeping BS stable with MDI, I have issues with stacking at the end of the day. I guess I will start searching Tu for some information. I never thought I would pump but I am not happy with my control to tell you the truth. Hope you have a nice Monday. I am off this week and enjoying it. Take care. Thanks for admiring my dogs. Mine is the one with the gold head, they are Coonhounds, very smart and sweet. I love her. Her name it Suri.
Hi Fernando, I am thinking about a pump now you have mentioned all the changes. All that the pump did when I had it back then was beep, fall off and misfire and get clogged. I guess it might make my life a lot easier since I am taking 2 basal, one shot before meals and snacks, corrections, and the Symlin plus the glucose monitoring. It is quite cumbersome. How did you decide on a particular pump? I wouldn't even know where to start. I think my insurance offers medtronic. I will ask my NP next time I see her. I hope your weekend is going well. My name is Ellen by the way.
Hi SugarDoc, so nice to hear from you. To answer your question about the pump, I was on a pump long ago in the late 80's. I used it for about four years and all through my pregnancy, but I had a lot of mechanical problems with it and I had a hard time dealing with being attached to a machine. I am sure that there have been many improvements over the years and I have been offered the chance to try again. I am seriously thinking about it.
As it is now I use Levemir twice a day and shoot pretty much like I pumped with a shot before I eat a meal and a correction when necessary, plus the Symlin, thus the name "lotsofshots." I know the pump would alleviate the constant shots, but I have been doing this so long that It is second nature. My endo and I are definitely talking though. I am trying the Symlin new, to see if it helps lower my A1C and have changed from Lantus to Levemir so if I don't get good results the pump may be in my future.
So you interpret all the imaging exams and write the diagnoses that you find? You still must have learned extensively about the body and how it works so that must be a definite plus when it comes to understanding how everthing works together and on getting a perspective on where your doc is coming from when you are being treated. I am glad that I finally got that question answered though, thanks. I always wondered about that.
I am so happy that you like the site. It is quite helpful to me in so many ways and it is so well set up with such a diversity of ideas. I am glad that you met Seagator. He is as sharp as as a tack and good hearted too. Congratulations on your super drop in the A1C. I always wondered how that would feel to get down in the 5's. Do you feel more energetic too and healthier?
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