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Old September 9th, 2013, 12:52 PM   #21
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Down with food nazis!
I understand completely

I get bashed for the 100 calorie candy box I eat. I know it isn't good for me, but 100 calories!? c'mon. That's my dirty little habit.

I do need to cut the carbs back though
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Old September 9th, 2013, 01:00 PM   #22
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Some info I wish I knew before my diagnosis. T-2s generally start out insulin resistant and have to over produce insulin to keep sugar in check and this leads to pancreas burn-out. - like a T-1. A walk for around 20min a day 4-5 days a week really help lower insulin resistance allowing the pancreas to have a "break" and help the body run more efficiently over all. Cutting back to 50 to 60 grams of carbs per meal and 10-20 grams per snack help stave off those insulin spikes too. !00 calories isnt too bad, You could go wayyyyy over that with a MCDs meal or up to 700 calories in a slice of pizza! Food Nazis are guilty of all kinds of diabetes inducing habits but scream in self righteous hypocrisy when you dare pick up a piece of chocolate.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 01:08 PM   #23
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Some info I wish I knew before my diagnosis. T-2s generally start out insulin resistant and have to over produce insulin to keep sugar in check and this leads to pancreas burn-out. - like a T-1. A walk for around 20min a day 4-5 days a week really help lower insulin resistance allowing the pancreas to have a "break" and help the body run more efficiently over all.
As an FYI, exercise is good for T1D also. I ran a marathon 10 years ago. While training I took 90% less insulin to maintain my blood sugar. Insulin sensitivity
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Old September 9th, 2013, 01:16 PM   #24
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As an FYI, exercise is good for T1D also. I ran a marathon 10 years ago. While training I took 90% less insulin to maintain my blood sugar. Insulin sensitivity
Yep, I run and lift weights 4-6 days a week. makes all the difference in the world!
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Old September 9th, 2013, 05:47 PM   #25
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Omnipod is very good, but very expensive.
I'll have to look into it for the GF. Thank you for the support it means a lot to her and I!

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Old September 9th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #26
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As an FYI, exercise is good for T1D also. I ran a marathon 10 years ago. While training I took 90% less insulin to maintain my blood sugar. Insulin sensitivity
Diet and Exercise, i've gone from Blood sugar levels of 350+ and an A1C of 14.7 down to average of about 80 and an A1C of 5.2

If i do a lot of exercise (like i have the last few weeks), i've noticed i need to up my carb/sugar intake as well as my blood sugar was getting dangerous low.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 07:51 PM   #27
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Diabetes sucks! It was a little challenging to get a meal plan started for my dad when he found out he was diabetic. No starch for him!
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Old September 10th, 2013, 06:40 AM   #28
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Was dx last December with T2. With meds and diet change keeping it under control. Would like to do the walk, but do not have the time. My oldest has a birthday party that day.
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Old September 11th, 2013, 01:16 PM   #29
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been T1 since I was 16 :)

Back when I was diagnosed they actually taught people how to take care of it and manage it. I knew how to write meal plans,
work exchanges, mix insulin if I had to, you name it. The result was always controlled and a1c results every 6 months that came back
no higher than 6.5 averaging in the low 5.0 range. I was taught "you can take care of it, or die unnecessarily"

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Old September 12th, 2013, 05:45 PM   #30
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So I'm changing my position.

FUCK the omnipod!

The company is screwing the patients. Here is how it works.

There is a PDM (remote control) that you keep and controls your disposable pumps.

PDM is $4200, or for my insurance (20% copay) it is $850.
Then you get disposable pump pods that don't require tubing. These are $75 each and last 2-3 days each then get thrown in the trash when empty. So every 2 days it costs me another $75, and that is not even including the insulin.

I got a PDM about a year ago.

I just got replacement pump pods in the mail and they are a new model that doesn't work with last year's PDM. In fact, they don't even make or sell the pump pods anymore that work with last years PDM. But the do have a new PDM available...

The patient has the option to either buy a new PDM through insurance (another $850 out of pocket) or for those without insurance who want to buy direct they are offering them for only $500.

Yep, they change their technology making their PDMs invalid for their $75/2 day pumps, and force the customer to fork out another $500.

FUCK YOU INSULET. I'm switching to the Medtronic device. I don't like the tubing, but I'm not giving another $500 to you when you fukc your customers like that.
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Thats a bunch of Bullshit
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Old September 12th, 2013, 06:35 PM   #32
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That sucks, I use the Animas Ping and I'm quite happy with it. I'm on a D forum where most of the pumpers are on the Medtronic. Never heard a complaint about Medtronic. Considered the omnipod, glad I never went to it. May try Medronic next go around.

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