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    1. emm142
      Okay, it seems to tick all the boxes (other than the clunkiness, lol, but I could live with that). I'll ask when I'm at the endo. :) Thanks.
    2. emm142
      Thanks Paula. :) Were the sample BG strips individually wrapped or in a tub? LOL I'm way too picky about this stuff, but it would drive me crazy to have to unwrap each strip separately. That's a nice closeness of results, especially at high BGs there tends to be more variation.
    3. emm142
      Thanks! My next appt isn't until July anyway, so there's no hurry, LOL.
    4. emm142
      Thanks Paula! That looks really cool, I'd like a meter which tests both and is no coding. Looks like it's available in the UK - I'll ask about it at my next appointment. :) Are you using it then? Do the strips come in a pot like with most meters, or are they individually wrapped like the Precision Xtra strips? I really don't like individual wrappers for BG strips (although it's fine for ketone strips, since I use them more rarely).
    5. Heather(CA)
      Cool profile pic Paula :)
    6. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Dear 2012 - BEHAVE!

      Very funny.
    7. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Glad it looks good to you! I think I first saw it in a note on someone's board from Lantus Fiend. Love that stuff. It's cold here now, fun to think Selah's got an advantage here even if it's just speculation!
      Have a great day.
    8. emm142
      Hey :) No worries, and really don't feel like you have to do anything. Things have been very busy here as well (workload, personal life, agh) but I'm doing somewhat better. Left town at the weekend to visit an friend and seeing a familiar face did wonders. I am going back home on Wednesday for a funeral, so that's going to be tough, but I'm no longer at the point of giving up on here, so that's good.

      I hope you're busy with good things!
    9. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Hey! New picture, no look! You look awfully different, did you go to ??? while you did big gym program or something? Like Dexcom going to ???? when someone's dropping fast! Gosh, I'm so clever. . . . .
      Glad to see your face back on the forum.
    10. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      had to come home and write you.
      my daughter has a new friend that is sometimes at this place we go, she was hoping she'd be there today, her name is Mia.
      she was there! so my daughter (Clare) turns to me and shouts, "Mama! Mia!"
      Thinking of you. . . .;)
    11. Christopher
      Your inbox is still full so I will just post my PM here.....

      I deleted my post before I even saw yours because I did not feel it was helpful. I did NOT mean it to be rude. I think you misunderstood me. Again, I did not mean to get you so upset. I am sorry if I made you feel bad, that was NOT my intention and it never is with you. Honestly. OK?
    12. Christopher
      Could you clean out your inbox, I need to send you a PM. Thanks.
    13. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Thank you.
    14. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      I know the pharmacies work differently there, but melatonin is a hormone, not a drug, and available without a prescription here. I don't know why you couldn't just order it internationally and get it in the mail, but I don't know the rules. I wouldn't recommend it's use without talking to someone, but I'd definitely look at this before something that could be addictive.
      I'm fortunate in that I can go to sleep any time, anywhere, so your scenario sounds like a horror movie to me!

    15. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      You sound JUST like my husband -- when he's at his worst, he take melatonin. Some think it's a wonder, others think it's dangerous, but thought I'd mention it. It was one of our problems with the diabetes, once he's woken up at night he can't get back to sleep for an hour, so you wake up twice and there's your whole night!
    16. TheFormerLantusFiend
      I thought the rebound thread was already off topic enough so I thought I'd reply to your questions here:

      Ok, can the liver grab glycogen just in case it needs to put out some any other way?
      The liver makes glycogen every time you eat an continually secretes it.

      Meaning, is the hypoglycemia counterregulatory response independent of "letting BG run higher for a couple of days"?
      The running high does two things. It raises the threshhold that your body will respond to a blood sugar as a low blood sugar; and it prevents your body from having to use the glycogen storage in a hypoglycemic event.
    17. TheFormerLantusFiend
      Furthermore, can hypo-unawareness be overridden by letting BGs run a bit higher than usual or is one hypo-unaware once and for all?
      There are three causes of hypoglycemic unawareness, although only two get talked about. One cause is frequent hypoglycemia, which can be reset if you can avoid hypoglycemia (that's the point of running high; not actually being high, but hopefully avoiding lows).
      Cause two in those who've had diabetes long enough is neuropathy, which causes an actual inability to sense hypoglycemia neurologically. Neuropathy is hard to reverse.
      The third cause that nobody talks about is just brain differences. You and me do not have brains that respond to stimuli the same way and some of us just don't pick up on hypos like others do.
    18. Mom264
      Hi Paula, Just dropped in to say "thanks" for the positive feedback! Take care, Leslie
    19. Gaia
      Hi Paula. Ive left you a few messages but I guess the internet ghosts are at it again cause I dont thin you got them. I need the address for the next person in line for the notebook. Im not sure where to look to get it. Sorry for the typos, not quite awake and really bad headache. Off to work... I will check back this afternoon ok?

      Thanks! Have fun at school!! --- Kris
    20. Sarah Maddie's Mom
      Sarah Maddie's Mom
      Well, "Hello" back at ya! Hope your feeling less blue today ;-)
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    Mom to 2 boys (9 and 10), oldest dx in Oct. '06
    Pump MM522 w/ Sure-Ts infusion sets since July '10
    Previously pump Deltec Cozmo w/ Contact-Detach sets

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