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11/19/12 7:30 P

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Valerie, Thanks I just spoke to my team and I'm upping my dinner ration to 1 to 3 i was at 1 to 5 for all my meals and I'm going to try dosing after I eay instead of befor I eat. I do my lantus PM 30 units still wake up over 100. I think doing 1/2 AM and !/2 Pm might work better Thank for the great advice. Love ya.

Wed. OCT. 10th- Checked my AC1 went form 9 nine months ago to 6.6 finally some good news. All the tracking and work was not for-not after all
My glucose # are still high, Fasting # first thing in he mornings still to high any ideas?


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11/14/12 11:24 P

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Are you sure you're counting your carbs correctly? Are you weighing/measuring your food to make sure you're calculating correctly? Do you know your insulin-to-carb ratio?

If you're still running high after dinners, you may need to increase your basal insulin (I forget; do you use Lantus? And if so, are you doing half at night and half in the morning?) Or, you may need a larger insulin-to-carb ratio for your dinner meal.



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11/14/12 9:49 P

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Thanks, I'm still trying to get my dosage right I keep increasing but my numbers don't change very much I a little lower but I still hit over 200 most dinners still upping my dosage. I guess eventually I'll get the right ratio for me.

Wed. OCT. 10th- Checked my AC1 went form 9 nine months ago to 6.6 finally some good news. All the tracking and work was not for-not after all
My glucose # are still high, Fasting # first thing in he mornings still to high any ideas?


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11/2/12 11:38 A

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With a low like this, you need a fast acting carb. Glucose tabs are awesome, or even 1/2 a bottle of OJ (I prefer OJ but I got seriously burnt out on glucose tabs between 2002-2006). Please realize that if you have a bad low blood sugar, then your body will go into overdrive (in a sense) trying to bring it back up. Your liver will work to release stored sugar into your blood stream as well and it doesn't just shut off when you're putting food back into your body. Hence the large rebound, 262. I've been a type 1 over 20 yrs now and have gone through a pregnancy with it too. Happy to offer insight.

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10/21/12 4:03 P

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Hello,

I haven't been around much -so I just skimmed over this and it caught my attention. I have to agree with Valerie, education means everything. I too was thought to be diagnosed as type 2, but I am actually type 1 -diagnosed at 39 years old. It's seems pretty common now to be diagnosed as type 1 as an adult.

PLEASE work with your health care team closely to get under control. Within 6 months of my diagnosis, I had connected with a great team. Yes, I have type 1, but I am able to live a pretty normal life.

I recently joined a diabetes advocacy program and I'd suggested you look at some of the information offered -there's even free online education.

It's www.a1cchampionsonline.com. Wishing you well -Diabetes can be controlled!


" Sometimes God places people in your life who help and encourage you even when they don't know it"


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10/13/12 12:01 A

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Insulin is a fat-storing hormone. It can lead to weight gain, especially at first, because your body is now acting more efficiently. Before, when your sugars were running higher, many of the carbs you ate (which convert to glucose, or 'sugar') wouldn't be stored as fat because they were building up in your blood.

Insulin is the key that allows your body to utilize the carbs you eat; eat too many and you'll gain weight. Knowing that excess insulin use can lead to weight gain means I keep my insulin dose as low as possible. The way I do that is by avoiding carbs.

I don't have to bolus (inject) for veggies or protein; carbs are the foods that require me to use more insulin. Since more insulin equals more weight gain, I choose to avoid the foods that require more insulin.

A great book is Gary Taubes' Why We Get Fat. He really helps explain how our bodies use insulin and food.



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10/12/12 8:40 P

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You're doing great on you'r weight loss. I need to get back on track with that got discouraged when it didn't reverse my diabetes and started eating more calories then I should. Still watching the carbs. do you know does injection insuling make you lose weight or gain or does it even mater?

Wed. OCT. 10th- Checked my AC1 went form 9 nine months ago to 6.6 finally some good news. All the tracking and work was not for-not after all
My glucose # are still high, Fasting # first thing in he mornings still to high any ideas?


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10/6/12 1:07 P

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I'm sorry you have such scary scenarios about diabetes surrounding you!

My best recommendation would be education, education, and more education. Find out if there are support groups in your area. Have your doctor connect you with a diabetes educator. Read everything you can get your hands on (from reliable sources of course) regarding diabetes and what it means to your body.

Removing all sugar and as many carbs as you can from your diet is great. Losing weight is great. Exercise is great. Tracking everything is great; you're do so much to be on track!

It does take awhile to figure out the best dosages for insulin, and how your body will respond. Try to be patient but keep testing and working with your health care team.

You can do this!


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10/5/12 10:48 P

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I just got dianosed 9 months ago they thought I was type 2 I got real serious cut ot all gluton sugar, started excersing lost 48 lbs. and my A1c stayed at 9 my glucose spiked to over 250 2 hours after I ate no maker what I ate the metforman did nothing. The tested and now tell me I'm type 1and 1/2 my pancrious is not producing any insulin and I'm determined to control it Im on lantus and nonlog the just increase my units of lantus to 20 and my nonlon ratio to 3/10
I've been tracking everything I eat how much I excersize my #of carbs per meal and my units per meal They tell me it will take a while to figure out how much insulin I need for my body carb ratio. I'm doing everything they tell me to do. My family history with diabetes is pretty sad my mother wet blind, was on dialysis and ended up with multiple amputations before she died. My brother is on dialsis, my aunt is scheduled for a foot amputation on tuesday. I Just trying to cope and hope.

Edited by: FILAHARRIS at: 10/26/2012 (17:00)
Wed. OCT. 10th- Checked my AC1 went form 9 nine months ago to 6.6 finally some good news. All the tracking and work was not for-not after all
My glucose # are still high, Fasting # first thing in he mornings still to high any ideas?


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10/5/12 9:11 P

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Diabetes is like a science experiment in your body. Your body will respond to insulin, exercise and food: it's a three-legged stool that relies on those three things for balance. You can't do just one or two, you have to manage all three.

For me, because I was diagnosed when my first son was an infant, and I knew I wanted more kids, aggressive control is easy; I want to be around to see my grandkids someday!

I follow a very strict lifestyle. I exercise 3-5 times a week, I test my blood 8-12 times a day, I wear a pump for the tightest control (although I was under tight control when I was on injections for 14 years). I don't eat sugar, flour, etc. No carbs except those which occur in vegetables, and that doesn't include potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, carrots or starchy veggies.

Strict, but my numbers usually stay pretty dang flat and manageable. Menopause was a rocky road recently but I think I'm past that now, thank goodness.

It takes work, education, and commitment but it quickly becomes second nature. Complications are due to poor control, for the most part.

Hang in there!
Valerie

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10/5/12 7:44 P

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I'm trying to figure out how this works, It helps to know I'm not the only one that can't get the balancing game down perfectly. My aunt is going in to get her foot ambutated on Tuesday because of her diabetes and a blister that turned septic. I scared out of my witts. Good to know I'm not alone.


Wed. OCT. 10th- Checked my AC1 went form 9 nine months ago to 6.6 finally some good news. All the tracking and work was not for-not after all
My glucose # are still high, Fasting # first thing in he mornings still to high any ideas?


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10/5/12 7:39 P

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I'll read the book, I need all the help I can get Thank you

Wed. OCT. 10th- Checked my AC1 went form 9 nine months ago to 6.6 finally some good news. All the tracking and work was not for-not after all
My glucose # are still high, Fasting # first thing in he mornings still to high any ideas?


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Thanks I thought I had time I hate the Glucose tabs waited to long to eat lost track of time. you're right I messed up. just got a glucon pen my Dr. said I'll do better with that one more thing to inject Oh well. thank you for the input I don't know what I'm doing I just got dianosed as type 1 and 1/2 I didn't know there was such a thing. 9 months ago they said I was type 2 now I'm told I'm type 1 and 1/2 and I'm scared out of my wits/

Wed. OCT. 10th- Checked my AC1 went form 9 nine months ago to 6.6 finally some good news. All the tracking and work was not for-not after all
My glucose # are still high, Fasting # first thing in he mornings still to high any ideas?


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10/5/12 6:50 P

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First of all, I never treat lows with food, for the very reason you're seeing. 15 grams of carbohydrate through a couple glucose tablets, wait 15 minutes and test again. It's way too easy to over-consume when you're low. Plus, that food has to be digested in order to bring your blood sugar up; that can take 20 minutes. In a serious blood sugar drop, you could be in big trouble waiting for the 20 minutes to pass for the food to bring you up.

Anyone who's on insulin needs to have fast-acting glucose available!

Secondly, when your blood sugar drops, your liver will start pumping out glucose in response, which will also result in a spike later.

It can be a roller coaster (I know I don't need to tell you that!), which is why I never treat with food.

Valerie

PS: If you haven't read Think Like a Pancreas, it might be a good starting point to understand the effects of food/insulin/exercise, etc.


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I wish I could help you....but this has happened to me too many times too count..you start out low and end up too high or come up high and then drop like a stone....thats diabetes its a balancing game we try to control but really you cant....there are so many reasons why we are high or low...unfortunately its a guessing game with some knowledge but it doesnt always work the way its supposed to .....my endo says "Its not you Rhonda ...its the diabetes"

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Count was low, so I had some winter squash with alittle brown sugar, 2 hours later count hit 262, I can't figure out what I'm doing I'm either to low or to high. I hate this I'm on lantus and Nonlog. and nither one is working out very well for me. What am I doing wrong.

Wed. OCT. 10th- Checked my AC1 went form 9 nine months ago to 6.6 finally some good news. All the tracking and work was not for-not after all
My glucose # are still high, Fasting # first thing in he mornings still to high any ideas?


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