Date Registered: Jan 1, 2008

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From the thread Positive by example in the Psychology forum:

When I was openly diagnosed in 2000 as diabetic, I had a long understanding of diabetes. Everyone on my father's side of the family was diabetic. I was 16th generation confirmed.

Anyway I had this great DE. She came in and said you have to consider it's like your eye color and hair color. It's a part of you. But you can let it control you or you can control it. You need glasses right, you need insulin.

Well that was it for me. I accepted it and went about my daily routine. Ok so I had a few things to do during the day that I didn't have before. but it wasn't all that awful. I had to watch my diet.. been doing that all of my life. I had to exercise.. humnn been doing that all my life.

So here I am 9 happy years later and I am a DE. I think what I have that most DEs today don't have is  practical first-hand knowledge of the problem. And if you lead by example people generally will get the idea that if you can do it I can do it.

It's never easy especially when you have people come in with diabetic depression and you're bubbly. It's their faces of astonishment when you test in front of them and take a shot that makes them adjust easier.

That's a trick I learned. I can belepture all day long, but until my meter alarm goes off and I test infront of everyone to show its no big deal and then if I need a shot give myself one they take on a  different view of their diabetes.

Lead by example and the rest will follow.


Posted on September 7, 2008 9:15
From the thread Meter Accuracy in the Products forum:

 I had that problem with the Accucheck products. ll read so high that I was overdosing on my insulin to many times. But IT was tehone that insurance paid for.

 My first was teh One Touch Profile. my meter of choice. What we did was take a sample fo blood at teh same time the lab took it and we matched up teh readings. even Whole versus Plasma it came in only 2 points different. It remains true to that 2 point diffeernce to this day 9 years later.

The enxt one that I loved was the incharge with teh fructosamine ability. It was a shame that it was taken off teh market. It was right on target with Baptist Hospital lab every time.

I liked the freestyle original until I dropped it. Now I have the brand new freedome lite. and I love it. It reads witin 4 points of the lab.

The One touch 2 is pretty good. It reads a bit high and low versus the lab. But not enough to make me make medication adjustments.

the new  colored one is flaky. It will get stuck in the 200s. So I rarley use it. When its within 65 to 75 degrees it reads great. within 5 poinst of the lab.

 I found that accucheck  was about  100 points too high chronically.

Now my fathers old Bayer Glucometer still reads well. within 5 poinst of lab. It was made in 1985!

 My Profile can be compared to the lite and will read 3 points-5 points different highs and lows. So I knwo its accurate.

 Profile to One Touch2 is a diference of about 15 points normal range differentiation between whole and plasma

Profile to accucheck 100 points  higher on accucheck

Profile to Simple 5 poinst diference in  temp range

Profile, freestyle ultra to Precision Xtra 5 points difference


Posted on September 7, 2008 8:53
From the thread Food tracking for paitients using the Diabetes prevention program in the Food forum:

 when i was at the checkout lane at the store the other day, you know those itty bitty pocket books that are with the magazines  at the checkout lane. Well they are like what you are describing. They are called GLOBE mini Mags. they have one directed just to diabetes and one to fast food and one to calories and fat.

I wish I could find the website that ahs all the titles. But they are at the checkout in the grocery store.


Posted on September 7, 2008 8:34
From the thread How do you treat peripheral neuropathy? in the Complications & Care forum:

 For me I found a different combination works.

Stress B complex with biotin and Chromium Picolinate to bring my levels down.
wehn i was Type 2 I found that orals and diet just didnt work. When i finally turned Type 1 I went on vitamins, insulin and exercise my neuropathy alleviated to just a flareup every now and then. And now I can tell when for what ever reason my BGs are high, neuropathy acts up.

I did a clicnical study( participated and help to conduct) on Chromium and positive glucose outcomes and it helped with many of teh pateinst I was assigned. You may consider giving that a try. I never found the oils to be of benefit. But thats just me.

Have you conisidered changing insulin? or when you sense a spike in nuropathy testing and then taking a small  bolus?

Posted on September 7, 2008 7:05
From the thread 5 in the Morning 5 in the aftrenoon and 5 at night in the Fitness forum:

 Here is what I found.. 30 minutes solid is boring. Sure ai can do it, but its so boring and becomes even more troublesome the longer you do it.

So I just started something that I like, for now anyway and ithelps me get the kinks out and sleep better.

when I get up in the morning I do about 5-10 minutes of selected Richard Simmons movements. Yeah I know cheesey. But they work and are comfortable. Its just basic movements but they help me fit into my jenas and bring my levels down! 

Then in the afternon I do another section for about 5-10 minutes. It also prevents me from eating stupid.  doing this i stick within 2 carbs chocie limits than the 4 carb limit.

Then before I go to bed about 11 pm I know to take my vitamins and do the last of the routine. For me it works, spreading out the exercise during the day. It helps to keep me on track.

I like teh Richard simmons original dancing to the oldies and sit tight!

I also kep by my computer an execvise rubber band to  kep me busy and active when i am sitting doing work.


Posted on September 7, 2008 6:49
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