has she been tested for an allergy? I know of a few people who have allergies to the synthetic insulins and therefore their bodies also rejected them. they had some success with porcine insulin, but I think it may be hard to get.
sorry, Ive been working and doing stuff with the family etc. I think the type 1 board has always been sort of quiet.
I think with the new format its really hard for people not familiar with web md or the internet to find anything now. Half of the list of exchanges are people who are just trying to post a question and have inadvertently created an exchange.
Someone should be on top of those and deleting as necessary so people can find actual exchanges.View Thread
my family is the worst! mainly because when I was diagnosed 21 years ago they said stay away from sugar.
and my dad grew up with a sister with type 1, before the days of blood tests and meters and insulin pens/pumps. so he still has the mentality that I shouldn't eat that, but I forgive him because he is my dad and I know he's just worried View Thread
you know, diabetes is one of those funny diseases where you can do everything right but it still doesn't work out. So many factors influence your blood sugar.
I started a pump a few years ago. I love it. If you can get past having this thing attached to you 24/7 it allows for much more flexibility than shots.
you can adjust your insulin at specific times of the day when you are more/less active, you can eat without having to go get a needle, all it takes a punch of a few buttons.
Its not an easy fix and its not fool proof. My last A1C in January was 8.8 (I blame Christmas!) You have to be committed to testing 4 times a day minimum (I test around 7, sometimes more depending on how much driving I'm doing). you have to count carbs accurately. not just guessing, but weighing and measuring every thing with carbs in it. It becomes routine though, I don't even think about it much.
K so I feel like I'm rambling, feel free to ask any thing else View Thread
wish I did Doug. Ive heard many wonderful things about the omnipod, but it is yet to become available in Canada.
As for insurance..hopefully someone American will ahve some advice for yuo there. I have a pretty standard drug plan (that costs me an arm and a leg every pay cheque) but I'm covered %100 on my pump supplies so it makes it worth the cost.View Thread
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