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Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 01-02-2014, 07:17
Replies: 0
Views: 1,916
Posted By Brooke
Why are my insulin pens not working?

This morning, I managed to have my levemir dose before it quite working, but my rapid insulin wouldn't work...(I use novo-twist pens. Type 1 diabetic.)

At first I thought it must be the needle so...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 11-10-2013, 07:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By Brooke
Please help! Levemir mistake tonight!

I have 9 units of levemir in the morning and 3 units at night.
I took my 9 units this morning, then when I was supposed to have
3 tonight, I spaced out and gave myself the morning dose---9.

It...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 08-22-2013, 18:37
Replies: 6
Views: 2,096
Posted By Brooke
Thank you everyone for your responses. I'm not...

Thank you everyone for your responses. I'm not going to touch it again until I talk to a professional about it.
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 08-20-2013, 05:16
Replies: 6
Views: 2,096
Posted By Brooke
consuming things that cause insulin sensitiviy---on insulin

I am a type 1 diabetic on insulin, and I've been struggling with anxiety so someone gave me a sample of "lithium orotate" (a few days worth) to take.

The problem is, it causes insulin sensitivity....
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 08-07-2013, 19:42
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By Brooke
Thank you:)

Thank you:)
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 08-07-2013, 19:37
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By Brooke
Insulin accident!

I normally split my levemir dose into 2 times----4 units at 9am and 8 units at 9pm. It seemed to be the best option, but this morning I gave myself the night time dose which is 8.

So I've had 4...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 05-05-2013, 20:33
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By Brooke
colonography prep

I will be having a colonography later this month, and I know that I'll be expected to fast for at least 24 hours before it. I'm type 1, insulin-dependant and wondering how I'm going to do this.
I'll...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-16-2013, 20:18
Replies: 1
Views: 675
Posted By Brooke
Did I make a levemir mistake today?

I've only been on levemir for a little more than a week now. My specialist had put me on 12 units before bedtime every night.
12 was too much so I went to 11, which was too much so I went to 9. Not...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-15-2013, 22:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,767
Posted By Brooke
question about no-carb diet on levemir

I am on levemir and novo-rapid. My specialist told me that its good to eat a significant number of carbs through the day so that I can use my rapid-insulin, which supposedly lasts for 4 hours. His...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 04-15-2013, 22:28
Replies: 4
Views: 2,429
Posted By Brooke
(baby)asprin versus natural supplements to keep blood thinner

I've been taking a baby-asprin a day for about a month now, but I hear alot of bad things about asprin.
I've heard fish oil makes blood thinner, and garlic capsules. I'm not sure what to believe....
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-15-2013, 20:50
Replies: 5
Views: 4,068
Posted By Brooke
oops. didn't mean to "reply with a quote"....

oops. didn't mean to "reply with a quote". lol
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-15-2013, 20:49
Replies: 5
Views: 4,068
Posted By Brooke
Sounds too risky. I actually have a bottle of...

Sounds too risky. I actually have a bottle of kava capsules that I bought a few months ago, but haven't taken any. I had heard about it possibly being bad for the liver, and you know how it can be to...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 04-15-2013, 07:03
Replies: 4
Views: 1,483
Posted By Brooke
It was so strange though, because I went for...

It was so strange though, because I went for another walk after that--a longer one, about 45 min (including a hill), and when I came home and tested again, not only did it not go down anymore, but...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 04-15-2013, 02:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,483
Posted By Brooke
Why does exercise no longer have a predictable affect on my #s?

I used to be able to almost always bring down my #s and keep them under control with exercise when I was on my old insulin (30/70).

There are two new changes I've had lately and maybe one of those...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-15-2013, 01:21
Replies: 5
Views: 4,068
Posted By Brooke
Have any insulin-dependant people here tried kava-kava?

Does it interact with insulin at all?
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 04-14-2013, 23:54
Replies: 1
Views: 3,766
Posted By Brooke
protruding stomach from gastroparesis?

I am almost sure I have at least the beginning of gastroparesis, and at the same time as my digestion problems started, until now, my stomach sticks way out! Not only do I not like looking pregnant...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 04-14-2013, 22:53
Replies: 3
Views: 3,141
Posted By Brooke
I went out and bought the ginger capsules and...

I went out and bought the ginger capsules and magnesium oxide yesterday. They really work! What a difference!
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-14-2013, 22:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By Brooke
Wow, that must have been a horrible ordial!...

Wow, that must have been a horrible ordial! People just can't understand how helpless it is unless they've been through it. A cigar tube-what a good idea! Thankyou!
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-14-2013, 22:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By Brooke
Pumping? I've heard of that but am not familiar...

Pumping? I've heard of that but am not familiar with it...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 04-14-2013, 07:49
Replies: 12
Views: 2,469
Posted By Brooke
Good to know, thank you guys!

Good to know, thank you guys!
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-14-2013, 06:22
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By Brooke
so afraid of making an insulin mistake one day!

I was on 30/70 for about 9 months. Now I'm finally on levemir and rapid. My worst fear is that I would space out and give myself the number of units I used to do with the old insulin. 23 units.
That...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 04-13-2013, 21:49
Replies: 12
Views: 2,469
Posted By Brooke
re-using needles

I did something I probably shouldn't have. I've been re-using some of my needles sometimes. I hate going to the pharmacy to get anything. They give me such a hard time for every little thing.
No...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 04-13-2013, 07:38
Replies: 3
Views: 3,141
Posted By Brooke
Wow, thank you! :)

Wow, thank you! :)
Forum: Diabetes Complications 04-12-2013, 22:29
Replies: 3
Views: 3,141
Posted By Brooke
natural remedies for gastroparesis?

I'm not sure if I have the beginning of gastroparesis. I don't have extreem symptoms, but after eating certain things (like fish), I feel a gross feeling in my stomach like the food is just sitting...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-10-2013, 06:07
Replies: 2
Views: 17,542
Posted By Brooke
How long does levemir take to work?

I just had my first shot of levemir a few minutes ago. Does anyone know how long it takes to affect blood sugar? And if it keeps my bg stable for a couple hours, can I trust that I won't drop during...
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