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    • type2

      Falling off the wagon
      So like everything else I started out with great ambition. Tested 6 times a...
      March 13, 2012 at 2:20pm
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      type2
      type2
      Oh well... you already know you can do it if backed into a corner. :-) And you already know "what it's like". Ya... the CDE made me do one of those saline injections too, when I first started taking insulin. Ouch is right!!! Those test strips can be an issue for sure. I don't have any trouble at all thinking up "experiments" to do. Lol. But I try to stick to the neccessities... for obvious reasons. Good job, though. Thanks for sharing it with us. :-)
      March 13, 2012 3:13 PM CDT
      type1
      type1
      I never had saline shots, went straight into getting insulin -but I was in the hospital. I never thought that I could give myself a shot, needless to say I became a pro. :) But I'm on the pump now and when I have to use a syringe, I cringe -I do it when I have to, but it sure is tough.
      March 14, 2012 12:21 AM CDT
    • type2

      Phyllis is now friends with Joyce Varcelia and 2 other people.

      type2
      type2
      March 13, 2012 at 2:16pm
    • type2

      Why oh why?
      Why did my blood sugar go UP after a good 40 mins on the eliptical?  Not...
      March 8, 2012 at 1:11pm
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      type2
      Phyllis... someone else in the experiment made a comment about "interpretation" and it occured to me that the majority of posts I have seen over the years have all started with that one word... "why?". lol. Just another one of the many things that occupy the mind of the diabetic... "what just happened and why". Trying to come up with an "interpretation" for our blood sugar result can sometimes be the most frustrating part! Thank goodness for resources like dLife that help us keep our sanity!...

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      March 12, 2012 11:11 PM CDT
      Hi Phyllis,
      The standard line is for us to have a balance between food, exercise and meds. We can measure food weight and obtain the carbohydrate amount in grams. However, exercise presents a much different response. The body after a certain period will begin to look for "food", and it can come in the form of glucose stored in the body. As a type 1 I have monitored glucose levels during extreme periods of exercise. They go up and down. After a long day there is also the challenge of...


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      March 20, 2012 3:11 PM CDT
    • type2

      Phyllis added a comment to Erin's blog post on the dLife Gets Diabetes group.

      Where To Begin
      So the great dLife Gets Diabetes challenge has begun. A little over an hour...
      March 8, 2012 at 10:17am
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      type2
      I love your post, monica! Yep... I had to get a bigger bag too, when I started taking insulin. Have to carry not only my test kit but insulin (in case I'm eating away from home) AND snacks in case I become hypoglycemic! I learned that lesson right quick when I had an episode at my endocrinologists office and couldn't find a coke machine anywhere in the building!!! I didn't think such places exist anymore... public buildings without coke machines or vending machines. lol. Fortunatly for another...

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      March 9, 2012 5:54 PM CST
      type1
      type1
      Sometimes I feel like such a scatter brain because I think I can get away with carrying the cute small purse. LOL -that was pre-diabetes days. Now when I try that, I find myself carrying the small bag, then the testing meter bag, oh I forgot my snack bag...it just turns into a wonderful mess. Wishing well this week and I'm going to have to check out that Arby's salad. :)
      March 10, 2012 6:16 AM CST