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Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 06-19-2015, 01:24
Replies: 3
Views: 2,017
Posted By Hillary
Sugar Surfing

Has anyone read Sugar Surfing or been to one of the presentations? I just ordered the book from the USA and can't wait to read it. It sounds like it may be a system I am using in part for myself...
Forum: Diabetes 05-19-2015, 00:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,842
Posted By Hillary
new food pyramid!!!

Progress, not enough change for me but nevertheless progress here in Australia. They have taken carbs and grains in general off the bottom layer and pushed them up one level so the bottom layer is...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 03-08-2015, 23:44
Replies: 7
Views: 2,018
Posted By Hillary
Love my Dexcom CGM!

I think it is around 3 months now since I got my CGM. It is life changing. I haven't had a night time hypo for weeks but am safe in the knowledge that if I did, it would wake me. I have an alert...
Forum: Diabetes 03-07-2015, 01:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,941
Posted By Hillary
This sounds quite similar to what happened to me...

This sounds quite similar to what happened to me when I realised it was LADA not type 2, later tests confirm it. I had been in quit a long honeymoon period extended I think by HFLC. I stopped been...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 03-04-2015, 23:34
Replies: 15
Views: 3,277
Posted By Hillary
Oh you are all going to laugh

and say "we told you so". It dawned on me like a light globe above my head that there are only 4 grams of carb in my chia/coconut cream breakfast... Naturally since I was previously consuming 11...
Forum: Diabetes 03-01-2015, 23:32
Replies: 11
Views: 2,545
Posted By Hillary
"It is not the end. It is not even the beginning...

"It is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end but it is the end of the beginning" (Winston Churchill) I feel that I can see just a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, not just...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-27-2015, 22:23
Replies: 14
Views: 4,561
Posted By Hillary
My old doctor wouldn't listen to me at all. I...

My old doctor wouldn't listen to me at all. I knew something was wrong and was pretty sure I had LADA not type 2. I tested at her surgery with very high blood sugar and ketones so this could have...
Forum: Diabetes 02-17-2015, 22:25
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By Hillary
I am astounded if after pancreatitis they didn't...

I am astounded if after pancreatitis they didn't run a test to see what insulin production you had left! Shouldn't be surprised given the way diagnosis of diabetes happens so frequently but hey...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-16-2015, 03:02
Replies: 2
Views: 1,249
Posted By Hillary
iphone app?

what app does anyone use for carb counting etc? Just got my new toy.
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-14-2015, 02:12
Replies: 15
Views: 3,277
Posted By Hillary
No no discernible ketosis. From past experience...

No no discernible ketosis. From past experience I would need to go much lower than 85gr carb. to be in ketosis.

I have a cgm and it backs up what my meter is saying. Night time has been a lovely...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-13-2015, 05:03
Replies: 15
Views: 3,277
Posted By Hillary
It's happening again today!!!!!!! The only...

It's happening again today!!!!!!! The only different thing I have managed to think of is that I made the Chia seed and coconut cream porridge (from recipe section) and had it for breakfast, with a...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-12-2015, 23:28
Replies: 15
Views: 3,277
Posted By Hillary
This is a weird condition!!!

Isn't it? Yesterday I had the best days BS readings I have EVER had since diagnosis! Totally out of the blue. They went like this... am 5.8... pre-lunch 5.7...post 5.7...pre dinner 5.7...post...
Forum: Diabetes 02-11-2015, 05:21
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By Hillary
1.5 or LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes of...

1.5 or LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes of adults) is pretty much like type one but comes on later in life. I was 57 or so.

The auto immune response destroys the insulin producing beta cells in...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 02-11-2015, 05:16
Replies: 56
Views: 16,151
Posted By Hillary
When my blood sugars were high ( not as high as...

When my blood sugars were high ( not as high as yours but still high ) I was, grumpy, angry, stressed, depressed, anxious, defensive. Pretty much any negative emotion you like to pick!!! Just...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-08-2015, 06:34
Replies: 39
Views: 5,746
Posted By Hillary
I am LADA. Somebody on here described as...

I am LADA. Somebody on here described as trying to hit a moving target with an arrow! Very apt I think. I was misdiagnosed as type two and to cut a long story short had to swap doctors to get a...
Forum: Diabetes 01-22-2015, 09:22
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By Hillary
not quite yet I don't think, an articial pancreas...

not quite yet I don't think, an articial pancreas that is
Forum: Diabetes 01-21-2015, 23:34
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By Hillary
"Closed loop pump"

just heard on Australian news that a small boy has been fitted with a closed loop pump that shuts down insulin delivery if BS is low, details a bit sketchy atm but hope for more later. This was at...
Forum: Diabetes News 01-03-2015, 03:38
Replies: 2
Views: 5,131
Posted By Hillary
I use accu-check combo and have for nearly 1 year...

I use accu-check combo and have for nearly 1 year now. I love it. I like the fact it operates by the meter being a remote control so I really only need to visually check my pump once a day for...
Forum: Diabetes Medication and Supplies 12-26-2014, 06:47
Replies: 35
Views: 7,836
Posted By Hillary
Yes, that much insulin would bother me too. It...

Yes, that much insulin would bother me too. It really sounds like you need rapid insulin before meals too.
Forum: Insulin Pumps 12-10-2014, 02:48
Replies: 2
Views: 3,790
Posted By Hillary
Airport scanners

Anyone got any input about airport scanners? Those new ones which look like a big perspex shower cubicle?

My pump company (Accu-chek) say to put your pump into stop mode so it won't interfere...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 12-07-2014, 11:15
Replies: 14
Views: 3,276
Posted By Hillary
This is unexpectedly delicious! I added stevia...

This is unexpectedly delicious! I added stevia liquid and vanilla. Oh so good
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-04-2014, 14:22
Replies: 31
Views: 6,941
Posted By Hillary
Hello fellow Aussie. My advice is to get a care...

Hello fellow Aussie. My advice is to get a care plan from your GP and go to a Certified Diabetic Educator. He or she will teach you a lot about insulin, basal and bolus and about counting carbs.
...
Forum: Family and Friends of Diabetics 12-02-2014, 05:50
Replies: 16
Views: 9,037
Posted By Hillary
the pump should help. I hope so because if...

the pump should help. I hope so because if these highs and lows are regular occurrences that is not good for her future outlook. How often is this happening?
Forum: Diabetes 11-28-2014, 08:14
Replies: 4
Views: 1,254
Posted By Hillary
I run 2 basal rates on my pump, one for winter...

I run 2 basal rates on my pump, one for winter and one for summer. (plus one for sick days)
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 11-22-2014, 08:13
Replies: 9
Views: 2,993
Posted By Hillary
Also are you taking Statins? If so stop!!! They...

Also are you taking Statins? If so stop!!! They are horrible things and one of the things I experienced along with other people I know, was horrible brain fog and memory loss in relation to...
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