Wednesday, February 26, 2014

530g pump

Well so much has happened I was put on the Medtronic 530g pump November 1. The very cool thing is that it turns off if you go too low. The sensor is only approved for use on your abdomen but that never worked for me and it was mid January before I finally gave up trying ( and Medtronic got tired of sending me replacements). But now for the most part it is working good 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

days like this

There are good days and bad days with having D and for me it depends on who you ask. for me I would rather be to low, then to hight why well when I am low I feel bad for maybe  30 minutes max hight I can feel very sick for hours if not days ( no kidding at all). but my Endo. dose not like lows someone going low is at more short term risk of dying ( no I have never gone that low where I have passed out) but I would rather be too low then to high. Diabetes is like flying a plane you have to keep things level not to high and not to low. For the last 2 or so weeks I have been mostly low not to bad but at first low then my Endo. and pump nurse would like me we have adjusted my basle ( the little bit I get all the time) rate on my pump a few times. the lows have become less but now I going hight ( almost 300) after dinner. and no my endo. pump nurse just says we need more time to see what you are really doing sine I do not go hight every day ( going hight 7 out of 10 days with only one low) I think I can up my basle rate some here.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Just like in the movie, today we’re doing a swap. If you could switch chronic diseases, which one would you choose to deal with instead of diabetes? And while we’re considering other chronic conditions, do you think your participation in the DOC has affected how you treat friends and acquaintances with other medical conditions? (Thanks to Jane of Jane K. Dickinson, RN, PhD, CDE and Bob of T Minus Two for this topic suggestion.)

For me I would trade with someone with asthma, I mean if you think about it someone with asthma only need medicine a few times a year. they can do what ever they want and not worry about being to high or to low. the side effect that comes with that, like going blind, kidney disease, and other. oh we were soppiest to trade life's with another chronic diseases not one that we have and learned over the last 17 some odd years how to control it quite well. I believe that God gives us challenges in life and if God feels like I am strong enough to handle this then God must thing I am pretty strong. And to me that is very cool

Thursday, May 16, 2013

  • Thursday: Share one of your greatest accomplishments in your life with diabetes–big or small!

I think for me being so new to D just learning about having D and what it is has been my biggest accomplish so fair. learning about my pump and CGM and how to use them. Having D is a life long learning experience something that goes on and on.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


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Today we’re going to share our most memorable diabetes day. You can take this anywhere.... your or your loved one's diagnosis, a bad low, a bad high, a big success, any day that you’d like to share. (Thanks to Jasmine of Silver-Lined for this topic suggestion.)

I have been D just shy of one year and it things have happened oh so fast. At first Dr, thought I had  type 2 but after a few blood test and a trip to an endo. I was DX with type 1 ( yes a GAD65 antibody of 30 and 2 other antibodies will do that ) helping out with a family weekend for children with type 1 diabetes was one of the best thing that has happened this year for me. Getting my pump and CGM was very cool to.  For me it is not a day but where I have come from what I have learned this past year. the people that I have meet the thing I got to do.  How do I pick just one thing in the year I was DX got a pump and a CGM helped out with a camp and learned about something I know very very little about.  

The CGM needle after I insert the needle 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Recently various petitions have been circulating the Diabetes Online Community, so today let’s pretend to write our own. Tell us who you would write the petition to – a person, an organization, even an object (animate or inanimate) – get creative!! What are you trying to change and what have you experienced that makes you want this change? (Thanks to Briley ofinDpendence for this topic suggestion.)

If I were to  partition something It would be to have affordable health care not just health care. Do you know how expansive it is to have Diabetes? You don't well let me tell you! 

1. insulin is like 150 a bottle and I go thought 1 a month, and God for bid on of this thing slips out of my hand and falls to the floor ( just think Humpty Dumpty) 

2. tests strips cause about $1 a peace and If test before each meal and before bed then that is 4 and oh then there the meal that I had out for dinner and the unexspative high it caused me that caused me to test 3 times to make sure I was coming down to a half way reasonable number. and then there was that lemonade that I thought had sugar in it guess what it was made with crystal light so I go way down so the 4 test strips you give me turns in to me needing 8 in one day and this is just a normal day for me.

3. I am on a pump and every 3 day I have to change my site for a box of 10 of what I need coast me about $170 a month and they do not always last 3 days there is that door nob that I bumped into the  fact that I forgot to take the needle guard off the needle and also the I have no clue why my pump just decide to stop working so I have to change it.

4 I am very lucky that I have a CGM yes very lucky but this too need to changed ever 3 days   and it is very very expansive to have this very nice peace of tecnolgy yes it is nice to know where my BGL is before I get behind my car it is safe for me and for anyone out there that I do not have a low while driving. and this tells me where I am at where I am going so that I can do something before it happens. 

5. Dr appointments I see a specialist every 3 months a CDE every 3 months and for some God only know my PCP wants to see me every 3 month. I will never understand why since my PCP has n clue how to use a pump or how to treat type 1 diabetes for that matter yet she want to see me and get an A!C blood test ever 3 months witch you guessed it coast money, and yes this is the same test my Endo does in her office.

6. my time driving to and from dr. office waiting in the lab for them to take some blood for a test. the time I have to worry if I gave my self enough insulin to cover the meal I just had. or wondering why I am going up and not know why and trying to bring it down. 

there are thing I am missing but having Diabetes is not only expansive but very time consuming and we do not need to fight for insurance only to fight for the coverage we need and deserve we have enough to deal with already.

Monday, May 13, 2013

So I changed my CGM for the first time yesterday one it is not that hard just a few steps is all took maybe 15 minutes to do that and change my pump site, so I really can not complain what is hard is the needle that but the wire under the skin looks huge.  I have almost gotten used to having it on as it is bigger then my pump site.
like I said that needle is huge 

Changing my site for the first time got me thinking how much has changed in my life has changed in the past year not to say what has changed in the past year let a lone the past 6 weeks. with the new technology that I have with the pump and CGM getting my numbers down and more stable is a little easer.  So now I have this very expansive medical thing hooked up to me 24/7 ( well I take it off to shower) but I live in the south east US and it is getting close to summer and hello water is all around me from pool to oceans to water parks  really why cant they make pumps water proof. yes my pump is splash proof but i do not want to test that out.