• Asante, maker of Snap Insulin Pump closes doors May 15, 2015

    Yes, Asante closed its doors and the announcement is here -
    Posted to Insulin Pumps (Forum) by RobertIA on Sat, May 16 2015
  • Re: a1c levels

    Interesting that they don't agree. The latest from the 74th ADA Scientific Session suggested A1c's of 7.5 for the elderly, but it is not official yet. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists have maintained 6.5 as their official A1c level. However, many doctors, including Endos, have recommended for years of letting the A1c levels
    Posted to Continuous Glucose Monitoring (Forum) by RobertIA on Fri, Jun 27 2014
  • Re: anyone know how far into having diabetes complications can occur?

    Amrad, don't count on any charts, data, etc.. With diabetes, it all depends on the individual and how well they manage their diabetes. Are you type 1 or type 2? I can only say that my brother had type 2 and managed it for over 35 years before cancer and its treatments forced him to insulin for about three years before his death. He had managed it
    Posted to Coping with Complications (Forum) by RobertIA on Fri, Oct 4 2013
  • Re: Possible Effect of Low Blood Sugar

    Hope things are under control and that she knows what is wrong. Thanks for the feedback.
    Posted to Staying Healthy (Forum) by RobertIA on Fri, Feb 22 2013
  • Re: Possible Effect of Low Blood Sugar

    This is more difficult. Does this friend have diabetes? What medications might she be taking that could cause her blood glucose to drop? People can have diabetes and be the first in the family without any history of it. Or there could be relatives that had diabetes and the family is unaware of - secrecy is common is some families. Another question is
    Posted to Staying Healthy (Forum) by RobertIA on Wed, Feb 20 2013
  • Re: Possible Effect of Low Blood Sugar

    Possible is going into a coma and if it goes lower you could be at risk of death. To give a more appropriate answer, we would need to know what medication or medications you are taking. Hopefully you are posing the question hypothetically and not for an existing problem. If this is the problem you have now, have someone take you to the emergency room
    Posted to Staying Healthy (Forum) by RobertIA on Wed, Feb 20 2013
  • Re: Coconut Sugar for Diabetic?

    I would be very cautious. Use your meter to see how it affects your blood glucose. This sounds too close to high fructose corn syrup which has a glycemic index of 19, but does horrible things to your blood glucose levels. Use your blood glucose testing results to be sure.
    Posted to Meal Planning (Forum) by RobertIA on Wed, Jan 30 2013
  • Re: diabetic assistance dog for a hypo unaware child?

    While it may be appropriate, I would ask the approximate age of your daughter. Since I have some blogs about diabetes assistance dogs, I will suggest reading these and These may not answer all your
    Posted to Newly Diagnosed (Forum) by RobertIA on Fri, Nov 16 2012
  • Re: Controlling Diabetes

    Floyd, I also sincerely wish one or two of the Joslin staff would add to this discussion. However, I have serious doubts they are truly interested. You must remember that they are paid only to moderate and not to participate although one does occasionally make a comment. I just wish my wrist would heal to be able to type with both hands instead of my
    Posted to Taking Charge of Type 2 (Forum) by RobertIA on Thu, Oct 11 2012
  • Re: Controlling Diabetes

    Good start; however, calories cannot be matched to insulin. If you eat 100 calories of carbohydrates at one meal and then eat 100 calories of protein and fat at the next meal, you will not require as much insulin for the second meal. Carbohydrates is what we calculate insulin on and not calories. Managing diabetes is an individual decision and depends
    Posted to Taking Charge of Type 2 (Forum) by RobertIA on Sun, Sep 30 2012
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