Yes, it's fun talking to someone who has the same disease for about
the same amount of time. I'm surprised Children didn't get hurt using the Clinitest tablets. I think some did but back then there wasn't much reporting going on. Certainly not about
Kids getting hurt using diabetes supplies. So many People don't know what Diabetes is now. They certainly wouldn't have been interested in it back then. Sounds like you had way more lows than highs. I had more orange(highs) than lows.
That was a terrible thing to do to a Child. You poor Girl! I've never heard of an A1c testing done that way.
We spent a lot of time outside playing kick the can, tag, dodge ball, baseball, badminton, exploring the woods, building forts in the woods, ski-dooing, getting eaten by skeeters, tons of things to do. There were 27 Kids to play with on our street. Baby Boomers! I didn't like the water as far as it going over my head since I almost drowned when I was little. I only learned how to swim when I was about
9 or 10, mostly the dog paddle. :D
I take 14 units of Levemir in the morning, split in half. I do not use more than 7 or 8 units in one shot(courtesy of Dr. Bernstein) since it doesn't absorb properly. I also take 7 or 8 units of Levemir in the evening, usually 12 hours(give or take)after the morning Levemir, since neither Lantus nor Levemir covers the whole 24 hours, like they say it does. Many Diabetics split their long-acting Insulins morning and evening, Type 1's and Type 2's.
I still use Humalog since 1996 since it still works pretty good for me. I did try a vial of Novolog a few months ago but I didn't see any difference, so I stayed with Humalog. Have you tried Novolog yet Janet? I'd be curious if it works better for you, like some say it does. If you ever try it let me know please.
I count carbs mostly, unless I'm in a restaurant or at a get-together and don't know what the heck they are serving me. I use Humalog 10 or 15 minutes before my meal starts and for corrections a couple times during the day, if needed.
I'm so glad that you had your Baby Boy. It would have been very sad to miss that Wonderful experience. I do hope that you stay around for him for a long time also....and for your GrandKids. :) Did you have a C-section? Both of my C-sections were planned but my Daughter decided to enter the world earlier than expected, so I had an emergency C-section instead. The contractions were awful. I still remember screaming at anyone who would listen,"Put me out. Put me out", as they practically ran the gurney into the delivery room. Then I was out. HA!.
I had my Boy and then my Girl. I had planned on having 12 Kids, like my Grammy but I had to be satisfied with 2, then I got fixed. I had the first symptoms of severe RA about
8 months after my first Child was born. So 2 were plenty to raise and look after....plus my Hubby and the puppy, of course. :D
"We can live a long prosperous life, even with juvenile diabetes :))".
I agree! Yes, we can. :)
Type 1 Diabetes - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Raynauds - Osteoarthritis - other stuff
Folic Acid - Coversyl - Tramadol - Pantoloc(as irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indomethacin - Salbutamol - Prednisone - Humalog - Refresh Ultra - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - Cod Liver Oil Caps - Vit D other OTC
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