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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:03 pm 
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My bG is all over the place, with no pump to blame it on. Feels like my highs are getting higher and my lows are getting lower.

(I'm going to be doing a continuous monitoring thing for a week, in a couple weeks. Maybe that'll be informative?)

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:25 pm 
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I've done the continuous monitoring before, and it does help. Though it can be hard to fine tune basal with MDI.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:14 pm 
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I have the CGM thing in now. Not sure how I feel about this.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:30 pm 
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Two more days to go. I don't love it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:56 pm 
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That's a long time! I only ever wore the doctor's office ones for three days.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:03 am 
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Getting it out any minute now! In the waiting room.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:24 pm 
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Their computers were acting up, so they couldn't download the info. I have to come back next week.

What we know so far: my ratios are all screwy. Because diabetes is stupid and I hate it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:34 pm 
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Sounds about right.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I went in to talk to the nurse yesterday, and we looked at all the graphs of my CGM data. More insulin adjusting, more carb counting.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:03 pm 
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Is it something you would do again?

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I think so. To see what's really going on after we make all these adjustments.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:42 pm 
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I went to a new endo today. It turns out the reason I couldn't get an appointment with my old endo ("Call back in June. She doesn't have any appointments available the next two months.") is because she's closing her practice. Apparently she's going to send a letter. Eventually. In which she may or may not recommend another doctor.

So I'm seeing the only endo in my (pop ~1 million) city that my insurance considers in-network. I'm a bit nervous about the new doctor. She's very brusque (not a good fit for me). And the first visit consisted of an EKG (even though I had one six months ago), a body fat percentage test, a basal metabolic rate test, and a huge list of blood tests. The staff couldn't figure out how to download the data from my pump. They did take out the battery, though, which meant I had to restart everything.

I have a second appointment next week to go over everything. With all those tests, I'm worried it's just going to be a long lecture on weight.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:58 am 
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Good luck.

I have an endo appointment tomorrow, where we will no doubt discuss how my previous insulin dosages no longer do the trick. As usual. Why can't this stuff just settle down?

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:10 pm 
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It went fairly well. Though more tests! Some kind of electrical machine to test my nerves in my hands and feet. Thyroid and carotid artery ultrasounds. Their glucometer was way off 315 when my meter measured 243 (an hour after breakfast).

She's sending me to a dietitian, which I don't think will be helpful for me. I don't have a specific food issue I need help with, and I've had more than enough education on carb counting and healthy diets over the past 30 years.

And then back to see the PA in six weeks. I sure hope my insurance covers all of this.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Kee-ripes.

You did the nerve induction test thing? The electromyogram? I still remember when I did that.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:07 pm 
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No, it was this machine. You put your hands and bare feet on these metal pads and it reads electrical activity (I think).

http://www.impeto-medical.com/about-ezs ... -the-ezsc/

The doctor is very into new technology and testing it seems.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:19 pm 
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As expected, the dietitian visit was a waste of time.

"You already know to do, X, right? And Y?"

The only advice she had was to cut down to 45 g carb for lunch and dinner, and that's just not going to happen on a regular basis. I didn't during my pregnancy, and it really limited what and where I could eat. It's unrealistic.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I agree. 45g? Nope.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:40 pm 
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Today's A1C: 7.2!

It's the lowest since 2011!

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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heyyy that's awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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So... turns out my insurance doesn't cover the $300+-per-vial insulin I've been using forever. (Humalog. I use Lantus, too, but my insurance covers that.)

I never realized this, and no one bothered to tell me. In a way, it doesn't matter, because I will meet my deductible regardless, no problem.

So after I learned about this, I mycharted my doc, and found out my insurance requires me to go on Novolog instead (unless or until I "fail" on it). I don't know what that means. How do I fail on this or that brand of insulin?

ALSO: Novolog costs $430+ per vial! But the joke's on them because they'll be footing the bill for more expensive insulin.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:23 pm 
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I was wrong about the $430+ price tag. That was the cost of 5 vials, after insurance. (Five? Insurance has never let me get that much of anything before.)

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