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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:59 am 
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Are you refrigerating it? Cold insulin can sting. You can leave insulin unrefrigerated for about a month so long as you don't get it really hot. Keep it less than around 85F. Talk to your doctor about this. It shouldn't be hurting every time.


yes but i dont inject it cold...so this shouldnt be a problem. btw does anyone knows if its a big difference to inject the insulin in your leg or in your belly? because i cant do this in public when i go for the leg...


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:37 am 
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It will absorb more quickly from your stomach than from your leg, but since it's a long-acting insulin, the difference doesn't really matter.

ETA, your doctor probably wants you to inject the levemir in your leg because you can't mix levemir and novolog. If you inject them in the same area, the novolog might interfere with the levemir. Levemir has a different pH than novolog.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:14 pm 
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It's been a sucktacular year for my health. The eye doc just told me I have the beginnings of retinopathy. Which probably isn't surprising given how long I've had diabetes, but it's still pissing me off.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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SUCKS!

Every time I have the exam (I'm way overdue), I hold my breath when they give me the little wrap-up. "Your eyes look fine. No sign of retinopathy." And I say "I'm good for another year."

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:00 pm 
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mollyjade wrote:
Are you refrigerating it? Cold insulin can sting. You can leave insulin unrefrigerated for about a month so long as you don't get it really hot. Keep it less than around 85F. Talk to your doctor about this. It shouldn't be hurting every time.


yes but i dont inject it cold...so this shouldnt be a problem. btw does anyone knows if its a big difference to inject the insulin in your leg or in your belly? because i cant do this in public when i go for the leg...

Sorry I keep coming back to this, but did you know you can inject through your clothing so long as it's not super thick? I shoot through my jeans all the time when I'm in public.

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/20/3/244.long


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:13 pm 
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Look, I'm just saying:

Insulin needs a cool street name.

My suggestions:
Tack (on the lines of "spike" for heroin)
Eye
Endo
Panc/Pank/Spank

Let's do this.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:19 pm 
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I like Tack.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:23 am 
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mollyjade wrote:
xsteadfastx wrote:
mollyjade wrote:
Are you refrigerating it? Cold insulin can sting. You can leave insulin unrefrigerated for about a month so long as you don't get it really hot. Keep it less than around 85F. Talk to your doctor about this. It shouldn't be hurting every time.


yes but i dont inject it cold...so this shouldnt be a problem. btw does anyone knows if its a big difference to inject the insulin in your leg or in your belly? because i cant do this in public when i go for the leg...

Sorry I keep coming back to this, but did you know you can inject through your clothing so long as it's not super thick? I shoot through my jeans all the time when I'm in public.

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/20/3/244.long


i didnt knew that...i will try this tonight...i hope jeans is ok


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:26 am 
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maybe a little more vegan related...i had a hypo a few weeks ago and the only thing i could catch was some piece of choclate...milk choclate...you feel double shiitake...because of the hypo and because of breaking veganism...


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:28 am 
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maybe a little more vegan related...i had a hypo a few weeks ago and the only thing i could catch was some piece of choclate...milk choclate...you feel double shiitake...because of the hypo and because of breaking veganism...

While I try very hard to have glucose tablets or juice stashed every imaginable place, my personal rule is that when my blood sugar is low I have to grab the first available source of carbs, no matter what. Your brain is stupid when your blood sugar is low, and it's not the right time for label reading. Don't beat yourself up about it. Figure out what you can do to make sure you have food available next time, for yourself as much as for the animals.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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mollyjade wrote:
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.


Wow.

I have been so pump-resistant from the very beginning.

I'd like to know more.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I've been really resistant, too. I don't want to be a cyborg and have a physical reminder of my disease attached to me all the time. It's a lot more expensive. But the time is right for me now for a number of reasons.

It'll be well into summer before I'm on the thing though. In early May, I'm meeting with my nurse to look over all the different models and discuss pros and cons of each. Then I have to meet with the nutritionist a few times to make sure my carb to insulin ratios are correct. I've never had a conversation about insulin with a nutritionist before, so this will be interesting. My experience with nutritionists as a kid wasn't real great, so we'll see how helpful this is. And then I have two more meetings with the nurse to learn how to use the thing.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Not only do I not want to be a cyborg who showers with an attached module, but I don't want to learn anything new. ENOUGH!

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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mollyjade wrote:
Then I have to meet with the nutritionist a few times to make sure my carb to tack ratios are correct. I've never had a conversation about tack with a nutritionist before, so this will be interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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At least the latest models are waterproof. But I'm afraid my deep sea diving days are over.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:50 am 
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I went to my dietitian appointment today, and it wasn't bad. I was expecting to get condescended to, and possibly harassed for being vegan. I mean, you're going to teach me to carb count when I've been doing it for 20+ years?

But the dietician said I seem to have it together and we can go ahead without much work. And the carb counting booklet they gave me has tempeh in it, which is pretty neat. So I paid $35 to be told I'm doing well.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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But did you (or the dietician) call it tack?

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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We didn't even talk about tack! Carb this, carb that, but no meds talk.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Diabetes makes no sense! Last night for dinner, I had grits, tofu, and tomatoes. Took the appropriate tack dose. Went low an hour and a half later. Today for lunch I had leftovers. Ate the exact same portions. Took the exact same appropriate tack dose. And four hours later my blood sugar is 300. This makes absolutely no sense at all. None.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I hear you. I've been doing this almost 20 years, and I still get blindsided like that. Sucks.

I'm pretty much ready to not have diabetes anymore.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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A tattoo ink that changes color depending on glucose levels!!
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/02/12/diabetes-tattoo.html

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I just got off the phone with a nurse from my endo's office. Among the many sage pieces of advice she gave me: "And remember to keep taking your insulin." Well, if you say so...


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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With my busy life, it is hard to remember.

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