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4/16/13 12:49 P

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ok, i will.
thank you!!

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VALERIE1619's Photo VALERIE1619 Posts: 953
4/16/13 12:40 P

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Let me know if you have any questions or need help.

My personal email is spectrum@sonic.net


Valerie
type 1 diabetic,
showing this disease who's boss!

February 2013: NEW GOAL! I've lost 60 pounds to date, so it's time to kick these last few to the curb!


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NMG2I1990's Photo NMG2I1990 Posts: 41
4/16/13 11:53 A

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wow, that's awesome.
now that i've joined SP i have definitely cut back on carbs and insulin in take, but the more i can cut back, the better! I go back to the Dr. in a few months. I'll give her a heads up that I am interested.

Have the drastic of an improvement is extremely motivating. The trial will be helpful..wearing one will take a bit of getting used to i'm sure.

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VALERIE1619's Photo VALERIE1619 Posts: 953
4/16/13 11:31 A

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Years ago, when I tried to eat the regular 'diabetes' diet, I used 65 units of insulin a day.

When I switched to low carb, in 1999, I immediately reduced to about 40 units a day.

Pumping allowed me to drop to about 35 units a day.

Now that I've lost weight, I average about 28-30 units a day. I still have about 20-30 pounds to lose so it'll be interesting to see if that number continues to reduce.

Your endocrinologist should be able to help you arrange 'trial runs' with a few different pump companies. They'll usually set you up with a pump using saline, so you can get a feel for wearing it. Make sure you get your hands on different models to check out their features. What I like best about my Animas is the stellar customer service, along with the remote/glucometer. I can wear my pump hidden away and just test and bolus, all from the meter.

Valerie
type 1 diabetic,
showing this disease who's boss!

February 2013: NEW GOAL! I've lost 60 pounds to date, so it's time to kick these last few to the curb!


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NMG2I1990's Photo NMG2I1990 Posts: 41
4/16/13 11:06 A

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Good to hear! I still struggle (at times) with the whole too little/too much insulin resulting in needing to consume more insulin, or more food. It's annoying. For more manageable numbers and less inconsistencies. I will talk with my doctor the next time I go about the details.

The pump sounds like it offers the flexibility that I need, and can possibly reduce my insulin intake- which I would LOVE.

I appreciate your reply!

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VALERIE1619's Photo VALERIE1619 Posts: 953
4/16/13 10:53 A

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OMG: no, I don't like the pump.

I LOVE THE PUMP!!! I injected for 14 years and have been pumping for about 9. I will never go back to injections, if I can help it. The pump affords you the flexibility of eating when you want to, dealing with grazing or skipping meals, exercise, illness, etc.

It's truly considered the gold standard of diabetes care. If you can swing it, I'd highly recommend it. I wear an Animas Ping which holds 200 units of insulin. My total daily dose is about 30 so this pump is great for me. Some people prefer other brands, which hold 300 units.

Valerie
type 1 diabetic,
showing this disease who's boss!

February 2013: NEW GOAL! I've lost 60 pounds to date, so it's time to kick these last few to the curb!


 Pounds lost: 6.0 
 
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NMG2I1990's Photo NMG2I1990 Posts: 41
4/16/13 9:00 A

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@valerie1619- do you like the pump? i have been on the insulin pen for about 8 yrs, but have been thinking about trying the pump?

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VALERIE1619's Photo VALERIE1619 Posts: 953
4/13/13 12:59 P

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Yep, depends on the exercise. Some makes me drop like a rock and some raises my blood sugar. Luckily I pump, so that offers a lot of flexibility with temporary basal patterns to accommodate exercising, since I don't want to have to eat to keep my blood sugar stable.


Valerie
type 1 diabetic,
showing this disease who's boss!

February 2013: NEW GOAL! I've lost 60 pounds to date, so it's time to kick these last few to the curb!


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4/13/13 5:38 A

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Hi everyone, I'm new to this team. I've just joined SP because I am 48 years old, type 1 diabetic and I'd like to lose about 12kg (=ca 25lbs). Anyway, I have been active all my life, running mainly in long distance triathlons. I ran my last race in 2005 when I was 40, and haven't really exercised seriously since then. In that time, I piled on the 12kg I want to lose now. So, I started working out to HIIT dvds in the beginning of March and so far have lost about 3 kg. But I started to notice something else that was weird. After intense exercise, like HIIT workouts, my BG was peaking! It was happening about 20-30 mins post exercise. So, onto the internet, and apparently, because really intense exercise causes a release of adrenalin, unlike more moderate exercise, a peak will occur. There is apparently new research to support this finding, but I'm satisfied with following my own experiences. I found this out on WebMD - don't know how reliable they are, but it seemed okay. Has anyone else had this experience?

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