It's my understanding that T1.5 (LADA) is T1. The only difference is that it's a slower form of T1 in adults in which only one or two types of autoimmune antibodies is present. Lots of doctors don't even acknowledge 1.5. They just say you have t1.
I'm using Medtronics Insulin Pump and CGMS. Not sure which one you're interested in using but, if you choose the Medtronics brand I would be happy to answer any questions you might have. I'm fixing to get a new one next month because my warranty is going to expire.
I would also like to suggest that you purchase the book, Pumping Insulin by John Walsh. LOTS of valuable information.
Oh, something I would also suggest is that whichever pump company you choose, let them do all of the paperwork to send to your insurance company. All you'll need is a letter of medical necessity from your doctor.View Thread
You left the ER because it was time to eat??? I'm confused...if you were in the ER didn't they have you on an insulin drip?
You really need to consult with your Doctor about adjusting your insulin until you are able to do it on your own. Every diabetic is different and no one can give you advice in that area other than your doctor.
When your blood glucose level is high you really should wait to eat it until your levels come down. I mean don't eat anything that has carbs in it because it will only make your glucose go up higher.
With levels that high you're probably peeing a lot which is good because you're getting rid of sugar in your blood. So, you need to drink lots of water or noncarborated fluids to prevent getting dehydrated.
Since you already ate dinner did you calculate a Correction Bolus into your meal?
If your BG's continue to rise or if you have moderate to high ketones (which I'm pretty sure you already have), nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing, notify your health care provider or go to the ER to prevent going into a serious DKA which can be fatal.
Good luck to you and let us know how you're doing!View Thread
I had the same problem with being allergic to the tapes. I use the same thing Laura is talking about, "protective barrier wipes". The one I use is made by Bard. It's latex free and comes in a box of 50 wipes. I think i paid $12.00 for it.View Thread
I never had Bells Palsy but, my husband did. He does not have diabetes though. His lasted approximently 3 months and now has no signs of drooping.
I had something very similar to Bells Palsy. I woke up one morning and my right arm was paralzed. I freaked out to say the least! I thought I had a stroke. My Neurologist did the Nerve Conduction Test and EMG and it showed I had nerve damage. I went to a Physical Therapist for a few months.
Because of the paralysis my shoulder froze up. Then I had another thing to deal with. I'm happy to say the paralysis is all gone and the frozen shoulder is 99% better.
By the way, I asked my Neurologist if it was the diabetes that caused it and he said there was no way he could know for sure. But, my GP said the diabetes was probably the cause. So, who knows????View Thread