if you're technologically inclined, something like the one touch ultra smart is good. It obviously stores your glucose reading then you can input your carbs, exercise, and a whole bunch of other info. The you just upload it to your PC and print out the reports.
Once you're on the pump it stores your glucose and carb info (as long as you input them, and you need to input them to get a proper dose if insulin when eating)
If you're going to be on a pump, it is imperative that you test OFTEN and record everything. Blood sugar can go high so easily and quickly if there is a blockage in the tubing or problem with the pump so you have to test frequently (minimum 4 times a day).
And you need to record your carbs so you can get an accurate insulin to carb ratio and basal rate. If the rates aren't right, then being on a pump is pretty much uselessView Thread
So I dont know if anyone checks this board at all.
My finger is healing nicely and I am able to type again, woo hoo!! Unfortunately from being off work and not being as active as normal I have developed back pain and sciatica, trying to work that out with stretches and getting moving.
I'm hoping we can try to get more type 1 diabetics over here from the other board. I find that no matter what you post over there people are defensive and argumentative and it is most likely scaring people away.
the bad kind. I'm pretty sure both are bad, I just wish the media would acknowledge there are different types...
here was an article run the other day about how by 2017 there will be some absurd number of Canadians with diabetes.. blah blah blah. no where in any article on this story on every news website I saw it on did any of them mention type 1 or type 2.
So when I tell people Ive been diabetic since I was 12 they go "oh" and give me a weird look.
So yeah from now on I'll tell them I wear this insulin pump because I have CRAP lolView Thread
I had surgery to remove an enchondroma from my finger. they took a piece of bone from my wrist to put in place of what they removed.
My incisions are healing slowly probably compared to a non-diabetic, but I was worried about complications and so far all looks good.
As far as activity, we can post all we want but there's not much to talk about lol. I would hope that people newly diagnosed with type 1 would be able to find this and ask questions. And not be told that the insulin thats keeping them alive is poison
Ive decided that type 1 diabetes needs a new name so we can be set apart from the controversy...I found this online
So I have to have surgery on my hand in a couple of weeks.
I would like to be prepared for my pre-op appointment and I'm not sure to handle the whole pump thing. I wasn't on the pump for any of my other surgeries so I have no idea if I should keep it on, take a pump vacation for that day and let them monitor my insulin/blood sugar.
I see my surgeon tomorrow and the pre-op nurse on Thursday, but I'm hoping someone here has some experience with surgery while on the pump
I would definitely get tested again fi you are concerned.
Your urinary symptoms however could be explained buy a number of other things (for example a urinary tract infection), so if your glucose test is normal you may want to ask for some other testsView Thread
Hi Cora, thanks for your input. I have no idea if they will "let me" manage on my own. Ive never been to this particular hospital and my endo/diabetes team works out of a different hospital.
On top of that both my CDE and dietitian are on mat leave so I don't have anyone to email. I mean I'm sure whoever is covering will email back but they don't know me or my history.
Ive only had a few surgeries, my last was my vitrectomy (pre-pump) and I remember for that one they told m to not take my insulin at all that morning, I took my levemir after I got there if I recall and they monitored my short acting insulin needs.
My trigger finger release was no problem because I wasn't out for it and my c-section, well that was a big cluster ---- from the beginning so that's a bad example lol.
I'll see what they say tomorrow and I will pop my nurse an email (now that I think about it, she may be back).View Thread
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