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Forum: Diabetes Treatment 01-05-2016, 01:47
Replies: 6
Views: 5,212
Posted By arenda
If your insurance will only cover the One Touch...

If your insurance will only cover the One Touch family of test strips, I recommend one of the One Touch Ultra meters over the Verio. The Verio has terrible accuracy reviews. I use the One Touch Ultra...
Forum: Diabetes 01-02-2016, 19:51
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By arenda
Unfortunately, extreme lows are not all that...

Unfortunately, extreme lows are not all that uncommon for many insulin dependent diabetics. I have been T1 for 45 years and before reading Dr Bernstein's Diabetes Solution, 4 years ago, they were...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 11-26-2015, 14:09
Replies: 4
Views: 2,560
Posted By arenda
I went from MDI for 40+ years, to trying the pump...

I went from MDI for 40+ years, to trying the pump for a few months, back to MDI because I did not like the pump. I had no issues with switching back to MDI and prefer it over pumping
...
Forum: Diabetes 09-08-2015, 12:31
Replies: 0
Views: 1,635
Posted By arenda
FYI, OmniPod recall

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm460169.htm

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Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 01-29-2015, 01:49
Replies: 14
Views: 2,651
Posted By arenda
Many years ago, I had a dog with diabetes. I had...

Many years ago, I had a dog with diabetes. I had to give her 2 insulin shots a day (NPH). One before her breakfast and one before her dinner. She hated the injections. She was smart enough to...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 01-21-2015, 21:28
Replies: 13
Views: 2,133
Posted By arenda
Hey Shanny just be careful with the 'block with...

Hey Shanny just be careful with the 'block with no number' if you are expecting a call from a Dr. Many times Dr calls come in as private, especially if an on-call Dr is returning your call.

Sent...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-02-2015, 14:40
Replies: 10
Views: 3,957
Posted By arenda
Hi Ricki. I have type 1 diabetes and have since I...

Hi Ricki. I have type 1 diabetes and have since I was 21 months old. I have had diabetes for 45 years and I know what it is like growing up and being 'different'. I have always had what is considered...
Forum: Members Blood Sugar Readings 12-19-2014, 01:26
Replies: 1
Views: 1,109
Posted By arenda
Date taken: 12 Aug 14 A1C Reading: 4.80 %. ...

Date taken: 12 Aug 14

A1C Reading: 4.80 %.



Click for more charts and readings (http://www.diabetesforum.com/tools/arenda.html)
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-17-2014, 02:32
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By arenda
Hi JStorm. I am 46 and have been a T1D for 45...

Hi JStorm. I am 46 and have been a T1D for 45 years. I did try the pump about a year and a half ago. I did not like the differences in absorption rates each time I changed my infusion site. I gave it...
Forum: Family and Friends of Diabetics 12-17-2014, 02:26
Replies: 16
Views: 9,112
Posted By arenda
I have been a T1 diabetic for 45 years and I have...

I have been a T1 diabetic for 45 years and I have been following LC/HF diet now for 2 years. I can tell you that prior to LCHF, my sugar swings were not so perfect. Although I had decent control for...
Forum: Insulin Pumps 10-14-2014, 15:08
Replies: 5
Views: 1,731
Posted By arenda
I find if I have a bit too much protein for...

I find if I have a bit too much protein for dinner, my BG will rise throughout the night. So if I know I had extra protein for dinner, I make sure to take more insulin in the middle of the night to...
Forum: Diabetes 09-17-2014, 14:58
Replies: 12
Views: 2,428
Posted By arenda
Well done!!! Sent from Tony's iPhone

Well done!!!

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Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 09-11-2014, 19:48
Replies: 11
Views: 2,982
Posted By arenda
It seems with all the literature I am finding,...

It seems with all the literature I am finding, that most agree, LDL-P > 2000 is not good at all. I will need to find a way to lower it.

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Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 09-11-2014, 05:22
Replies: 11
Views: 2,982
Posted By arenda
So then actually looking at the particle size...

So then actually looking at the particle size number of 20.7, according to my lab sheet, I am pattern A. Anything above 20.5 is considered pattern A according to the reference range on my lab...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 09-10-2014, 16:19
Replies: 11
Views: 2,982
Posted By arenda
I do eat macadamia nuts each day. I do eat fish...

I do eat macadamia nuts each day. I do eat fish on occasion. I will lay low a bit on the animal fats and eat a bit more fish and will start taking fish oil supplements again. I guess the LP-IR...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 09-09-2014, 19:15
Replies: 11
Views: 2,982
Posted By arenda
Lab results and questions

I have been eating LCHF for about 2 years now. My a1c's have never been better. Last one (taken 2 weeks ago) was a 4.8 and for the past 2 years I have not been above a 4.8. My Dr was getting...
Forum: Diabetes 04-10-2014, 15:23
Replies: 19
Views: 3,243
Posted By arenda
Keep in mind, Lantus is a basal insulin. The...

Keep in mind, Lantus is a basal insulin. The correct dose should allow you to go all day without eating and your BGs remain stable. You should never have to eat to 'cover' your basal insulin. If...
Forum: Diabetes 03-04-2014, 15:05
Replies: 23
Views: 4,219
Posted By arenda
When your BG was 50ish, how many grams of carbs...

When your BG was 50ish, how many grams of carbs did you eat to correct? Unless you had a lot of insulin on board, a simple 4-6 grams should have done the trick. You may have over corrected which...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-02-2014, 15:30
Replies: 18
Views: 2,001
Posted By arenda
I am a T1 and I try to stay under 100 all the...

I am a T1 and I try to stay under 100 all the time. I do not accomplish that 100% of the time, but when I miss, I do not miss by much.

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Forum: Diabetes Complications 02-28-2014, 16:00
Replies: 10
Views: 3,884
Posted By arenda
Just an FYI, I use syringes with half unit...

Just an FYI, I use syringes with half unit increments, which means you can actually get fairy accurate up to the quarter unit. You can even get pens with half unit increments.

Sent from Tony's...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 02-28-2014, 01:30
Replies: 10
Views: 3,884
Posted By arenda
Talk to your dr. Some people are allergic to...

Talk to your dr. Some people are allergic to different insulins. Ask if you can try a different rapid insulin. Also if you are having side effects with Lantus, try switching that too.

Sent from...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-27-2014, 00:56
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By arenda
Are you using all preferred brands? My plan is...

Are you using all preferred brands? My plan is Caremark too and I know they basically stopped covering Humalog (or they will cover but with a higher co-pay). For my plan, they cover Novolog and...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 02-27-2014, 00:49
Replies: 10
Views: 3,884
Posted By arenda
I have tried all the major rapid acting insulin...

I have tried all the major rapid acting insulin available in the US. That includes Humalog, Novolog, Apidra and Regular insulin. I have not had any side effects from any of them. I can say they all...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 02-25-2014, 22:12
Replies: 23
Views: 2,591
Posted By arenda
Try giving yourself an injection for your bonus...

Try giving yourself an injection for your bonus next time you eat instead of bolusing with your pump. That will rule out an infusion set issue or bad absorption from your current site issue.

Sent...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 02-25-2014, 16:00
Replies: 23
Views: 2,591
Posted By arenda
Remember, as a T1, we have to bolus for...

Remember, as a T1, we have to bolus for everything we eat, including protein. So if you eat protein and do not bolus because you did not eat carbs, you will spike. As for your original post, I think...
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