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  • Re: Medtronic Revel & No Delivery alarms

    Casey, It seems that your problem is consistent enough that you could ask for a replacement pump. The new one may solve the software glitch. I had to replace several pumps back when I had the old Minimed 511, the first of the Paradigm pumps. They just needed to work out the software glitches on the new model. Now that I have the 522, I have not had
    Posted to Insulin Pumps (Forum) by Julia on Tue, Sep 20 2011
  • Re: HAVE IT ALL AND STILL HAVE PROBLEMS

    Are you well enough to exercise? I find that two walks a day helps control my urge to overeat and helps my mood tremendously. Another thing that helps me avaid overeating is my use of the drug Symlin, which I take with every meal. It prevents me from feeling hungry between meals and helps by making me feel satisfied with smaller meal sizes. Julia
    Posted to Beating Diabetes Burnout (Forum) by Julia on Fri, Sep 16 2011
  • Re: HAVE IT ALL AND STILL HAVE PROBLEMS

    8.1 is not the end of the world. You just need to tweak a little. When I got that number, my doc suggested I check post-prandial blood sugars. Sure enough, that was the problem. I just needed to adjust my dual-wave boluses to a different ratio. I aim to keep my A1C in the 7s. My doc thinks that is good enough and so do I.
    Posted to Beating Diabetes Burnout (Forum) by Julia on Fri, Sep 16 2011
  • Re: Help for brittle Diabetic

    Margaret, can you make very small decreases in your insulin? no more than 1 change every 3 days? 6.5 may be too low of an A1C for you. I aim to keep mine below 8 and that way I can avoid most lows using a Medtronic pump and using a temp basal (less insulin) or even suspend my pump whenever I do any kind of exercise. If my A1C was below 7, I would have
    Posted to Continuous Glucose Monitoring (Forum) by Julia on Thu, Sep 15 2011
  • Re: Counting carbs

    My feeling is that for 3 carbs a serving it doesn't make that much difference either way. For something like a banana with 3 carbs for every ounce I would be more careful.
    Posted to Meal Planning (Forum) by Julia on Fri, Jul 22 2011
  • Re: flashing lights

    V[quote user="John Sullivan"]Are you an eye health professional?[/quote] No, I am a Type 1 diabetic who has had both retinal detachments (both eyes), and a macular hole in one eye that was treated with a vitrectomy. My retina specialists always told me that if I saw flashing lights or "pepper dots", I should go in to see them, because
    Posted to Coping with Complications (Forum) by Julia on Sun, Jun 26 2011
  • Re: flashing lights

    This could indicate a retinal detachment. I would go to a retina specialist as soon as you can. Or call the one that did the laser and ask advice. Julia
    Posted to Coping with Complications (Forum) by Julia on Sun, Jun 26 2011
  • Re: levemir?

    To answer your question about whether levimir just covers background insulin needs or whether it can make you go low if you do not eat: Levimir or lantus can both make you go low. Although they are INTENDED to be only for backround, or basal insulin needs, in reality they do not always work that way because the human body is not a machine that works
    Posted to Type 1 Diabetes (Forum) by Julia on Mon, Jun 20 2011
  • Re: Firday Funnies 10 June 2011

    You gotta love Moms. My son would like this one.
    Posted to Beating Diabetes Burnout (Forum) by Julia on Fri, Jun 10 2011
  • Re: Timing for blood pressure meds

    In addition to the drugs Tor mentions, the lo-dose aspirin is also better taken at bedtime.
    Posted to Staying Healthy (Forum) by Julia on Thu, May 12 2011
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