• Re: Educating assisted living/skilled nursing staff about type 1?

    You may have already tried this. But how about a prominently displayed white board in your mom's room with an instruction about the lantus, backed up with a note from her doctor in her file to state clearly that Lantus is to be given regardless of blood sugar? Also, have you considered an insulin pump? Maybe you could go every 3 days to change out
    Posted to Type 1 Diabetes (Forum) by T1gal on Wed, Dec 8 2010
  • Re: 68 Years

    Thanks for your reply Tom! I run and work out mainly because I enjoy it, and it's a great stress reliever. But I do hold hope in the back of my mind that it helps to minimize the collateral damage from diabetes. I've "only" had T1 for 18 years (late onset at age 27), so figure I could learn a thing or two from you and the other 50
  • Re: 68 Years

    Congrats Tom! Yours is a live well lived in many aspects. I'm curious....would you say that many of the other medalits have made physical activity a big part of their lives like you have?
  • Re: type 1 well controlled periodically not responding to insulin

    I'm a T1 pumper, and have had the same thing lately. I'm in the middle of a week of highs right now. Some of it is explainable (missed a couple days working out), but not to this degree. Personally, I'm starting to wonder if it is at least partially hormonal. I'm of "perimenopausal age", and have some of the symptoms. I'm
    Posted to Coping with Complications (Forum) by T1gal on Thu, Jul 22 2010
  • Re: Support for my almost 24 year old daughter diagnosed with type1 Nov.09

    I'd suggest that you ask HER how you can help and support her. I was diagnosed in my late 20's and my mother's constant suggestions and talking to others about it, without really knowing what I had already done and researched on my own, did not help in our relationship. Remember that much as you might want to as a mom, you cannot do this
    Posted to Parents (Forum) by T1gal on Sat, Jul 10 2010
  • Re: exercise and blood sugars

    Balancing exercise and diabetes can be difficult, but the benefits are worth it! Hard to say what's likely going on for you because it will depend on many much insulin you have on board from your last shot or bolus, when you last ate, the intensity of the exercise relative to your fitness level, and even the enviornment in which you
    Posted to Staying Healthy (Forum) by T1gal on Tue, Dec 1 2009
  • Re: Teen Girl with Type 1 and Food Choices

    Hi Jeanne, I just wanted to add something here. Please make sure you are holding her accountable for her actions, NOT the results as reflected in her blood sugars. There are aspects of T1 that we can control, and aspects that we cannot, and that is frustrating enough as it is. Learning to treat the numbers as "just information" is so critical
    Posted to Parents (Forum) by T1gal on Sat, Nov 14 2009
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