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Re: [IP] Humalog and other questions



>Hi everyone.  I only joined the listserv a couple of weeks ago.  The profile I
>left was quite cryptic because I've never joined a listserv before and didn't
>know what they were all about.  Now that I'm getting how it works, I thought I'd
>give it a try and throw some questions I have out there.  Just to provide some
>background, I was diagnosed 11 years ago when I was 14.  I started on the
>Minimed 506 (using QR softset) 2+ years ago.  I think I'm doing all I can to
>attain good control for my diabetes, but a recent visit with the doctor told me
>otherwise.  He said my counts are too sporadic, usually on the high side, and I
>really need to consider rethinking how I'm managing things.  In reality, I think
>I do quite well.  I try to exercise 3-4 days a week and take a weekly yoga
>class, I eat based on the food pyramid, (calculating boluses by carbo counting),
>I check my sugars 5-10 times a day, I keep meticulous daily records of
>everything (from blood sugars to boluses, meals, exercise, how I feel,
>medications I take, etc...), and I try not to stress the small stuff.  Still, I
>can't seem to obtain decent control.  One thing I'm going to do is start using
>Humalog in the pump.  I was weary in doing so because I know it hasn't been
>formally approved for pump use, and if for some reason the pump is
>
Also welcome to the group.  Some of us are as new as you when it comes to being on a list.  My endo had no problem when it came to the type of insulin to put in my pump.  I had been on Humulog for over a yr.  It works faster.  Very simply put--tell endo to get some Humulog.  As the saying goes "try it.  you'll like it." :-).  Get your basal rate figured out and life will appear to get better.  I have a question for you-why would you want to do a vacation from your pump?  I feel like I'm on vacation all the time now.  Let me know how it all works out for you.
Donna
 
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