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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:11 pm 
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I gave in to the inevitable and started the process to go on a pump. It'll take a few months, but there it is.

Apparently "a few months" is seven months, which is obscene. October 9 is when I become a cyborg.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:50 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:10 pm 
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Just got back from a dermatologist appointment discussing my immanent pumping. After a very confusing 15 minute conversation, I figure out the doctor thinks I'm getting an artificial pancreas. I explain that those don't exist yet. I still somehow walked out with three or four prescriptions and a bag of samples.

I should have asked him for a watch that tells me my blood sugar.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:55 pm 
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Oooh! The Dream Beam™!

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:48 pm 
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Today's pump appointment included such gems as, "Has anyone ever told you about DKA?" In more useful news, we made up some magic numbers to use as my new insulin rates. Apparently, you use less insulin when you pump. And for the first few weeks of the pump, I can't eat at restaurants or exercise. Fun!


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:11 pm 
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Think of the savings! Less insulin, fewer meals out!

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Hey! I missed my 20th diabetiversary! I was diagnosed on 9/29/92.

I'm ready not to have this anymore.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:33 am 
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Congrats on kicking asparagus for twenty years. We'll let you know when you're approved for a sabbatical.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:38 pm 
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I'm a cyborg. I was honestly freaking out all last night, and of course everything was fine once I was actually at the appointment (if you ignore the fact that my BG was 400+ because I was off my levemir for 24 hours). Interesting fact. The pump is smaller than my palm, but the box that it comes in is about the size of a 20-inch TV.

I'm sure I've got some things to figure out the next few days (like where I'm going to put this when I wear dresses), but for now, it's pretty uneventful.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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This article about growing new thymus glands (so the body stops attacking insulin producing cells) is fascinating and sounds like science fiction.

http://www.diabetesmine.com/2012/12/bey ... gland.html


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I'll read it, but what the hell, scientists! When I was first diagnosed (9/29/92) I thought all this stuff was just around the corner.

I'm ready to be done with diabetes now.

(Last HbA1c: 7.8. Frowny face.)

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Dr. Furhman's new book (The End of Diabetes) is going to make me stabby. I can't decide if I should read it and get the stabbiness over, or try to avoid it entirely.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Christians have been given secret technology that cures diabetes

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I don't know who I am anymore. My doctor today told me I have Type 1.5 diabetes and always have. (For 20+ years.)

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Also, I might have Charcot foot.

I am sick of things happening all the time!

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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FootFace wrote:
I don't know who I am anymore. My doctor today told me I have Type 1.5 diabetes and always have. (For 20+ years.)

Now you can confuse everyone!

The distinction doesn't really matter though. The treatment is the same. Charcot foot sucks. Hope you don't have it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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It would go along with my occasionally recurring SPONK. (They're similar.)

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Now that I'm working out a lot more, I need to keep adjusting my insulin (especially my lantus) down and down some more. Which is great, I guess, but it's still annoying. I've been low-blood-sugared awake the last four or five nights.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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That's the worst. Nothing like being afraid to go back to sleep. But yay for the exercise habit!


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Compared to 3 months ago, I'm taking around 35% less insulin. And my average bg is down more than 25%.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:44 am 
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And I have an allergy to one of the pump adhesives. I've been using an extra adhesive to help it stay on, so hopefully that's the problematic one.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I am so pissed off. I've been exercising a lot more lately, trying to get into shape and lose about 20 pounds. All this exercising has been throwing my insulin routine seriously out of whack. Today I had an appointment with someone at the Diabetes Education Center so I could get some pointers about managing exercise and insulin. With our conversation in mind, I took way less Humalog at supper than I have in maybe 6 or 7 years. Then I went to work out. I tested right before I started. 86. That's not high enough for my cardio. So I had a choice: skip the workout and go home or try to get my blood sugar up enough to work out. I drank some juice and had half a bar. I went on the elliptical for 10 minutes and then tested. 71. I had to go home.

Working out caused me to gain weight tonight. I mean, I took in more calories to enable me to work out than I expended working out.

I'm just so sick of this.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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And now, two hours later (having not eaten since leaving the gym), I test at 195.

It's just forking with me now.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:57 pm 
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That really sucks.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I always knew that heavy exercise lowers your blood sugar for the next day or so, but this explanation makes so much sense about why that is.

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The reason why T1 kids/people get those bottomless lows after full days on the beach boogie boarding or skiing: the liver is gathering up all of the carbs to reload its stash and while insulin opens the doors to the cells to let the glucose in, exercise opens the windows, so it can be very extra hard to keep glucose floating around in the blood because the liver and the cells are sucking it all up


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