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Useful tools and links for T1Ds

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by tim2000s, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Moderator
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    I thought I'd start a topic with some useful links and tools for T1Ds, including links to methods and courses.

    For Basal Testing, this is possibly the best description and detailed breakdown I've found for both pump and MDI users: https://mysugr.com/basal-rate-testing/

    To learn about Carb counting and Insulin to Carb ratios, the Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre has the following e-learning course: http://www.bertieonline.org.uk/

    In terms of general management of Diabetes, the following are all extremely useful:

    Gary Scheiner's website (Author of Think like a Pancreas): http://integrateddiabetes.com/

    Richard Bernstein's website: http://www.diabetes-book.com/

    Sugar Surfing from Stephen Ponder: Website - http://sugarsurfing.com/ and Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/StephenPonderMD/

    Helpful, downloadable and printable sick day flowchart: http://www.leicestershirediabetes.org.uk/uploads//documents/Type1 Sick_day_rules_InsulinV3.pdf

    Diabetes-Support forum: http://www.diabetes-support.org.uk/info/

    The DOC and NHS team T1 Resources Website: http://www.t1resources.uk/

    Please feel free to add any that you can think of.
     
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    lizdeluz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  3. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    basics for adjusting insulin with exercise
    http://www.diabetesmotion.com/#!adjusting-insulin-doses/cs1r
    and other strategies for avoiding hypos during exercise
    http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/no...es-to-managing-activity-induced-hypoglycemia/
    runsweet managing T1 and sport
    https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=runsweet


    The insulin pump workbook for working out basal rates , carb ratios, correction doses and hypo treatment but especially for the flow chart on what to do when ill. http://www.diabetes-education.net/pdf/resources/insulin_pump_workbook.pdf
     
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    TJR56 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have had no experience of using a pump; also it's never been a suggestion made to me. But using a basal/bolus system using 'go figure' and experience based on blood-tests must surely achieve reasonable results? (HbA1c 49/6.6%)

    Thanks for all those links - good resources.
     
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    petepontiac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    OMG that is a lot of information to digest
     
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    Nat_Ryan Type 1 · Member

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    jessdober Type 1 · Newbie

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    Good points made. My problem is how often should I do a blood test and at what times?
     
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    col101 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    To paraphrase Paul Weller, the more I test the more I know, the more I know the less I understand............
     
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  10. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Moderator
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    NICE recommends a minimum of 4 times per day and to get a good level of management, 8-10 times per day.

    This usually equates to:

    When getting up;
    Before each meal to adjust insulin correctly;
    Two hours after each meal to observe post prandial glucose levels and determine if I:C ratios are correct
    Before bed

    Any other times relating to Sport, Driving and life, as necessary...!
     
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  11. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  12. Jake2701

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    Well, I will add mine. I'm husband of T1 "girl" (59 and T1 for 20 years). When I married her 5 years ago and brought her to Australia (I new she is T1, but I liked her, and sadly enough, we both became widower and widow couple years earlier), I got her to all diabetes helpers around. That's when I came across carbo counting lessons, conducted by young girl, in local hospital, in the room looking like a corner store. She was teaching my wife principles of carbo counting, reading labels from empty food boxes and do some maths, and I had to be present to do translations (my second wife came from Poland and has poor grasp of English). That's made me laugh, and I promptly wrote for her program, so she can do it on her laptop, with self-created database of foods she buys or makes. She's been using it for almost 3 years. Then came idea to make phone app. Makes it easier if you eat out. Now she is using her application on the phone, she does it religiously. Thanks to carbo counting her HbA1C dropped from 12.5 to 8.6 within one year.

    I forgot to tell everybody that my calculator has build-in 4mth time limit. Each update extends this time for another 4 mths. When I perfect the program, I would like to sell it for couple bucks. So if your calculator stopped working, just update it, you won't loose anything of your data.
    Couple weeks ago I had to take my wife to see her specialist doctor at Baker IDE in Melbourne.(300km). As we would have lots of time before seeing him, he suggested to join some lecture being conducted at the institute. We payed $30 and went in. It turned out to be carbo counting session. My wife doesn't really need it, but I thought I will do a bit of promotion of my calculator. During lesson my wife showed the lecturer how quickly she does her carbo counting using my Diabetic Calculator, she was impressed, but failed to show it to the rest of group. Just said that she will talk about it to me after the lecture. But after the lecture was finished, she simply disappeared. Got the impression that she was worrying more about her job than helping diabetics with carbo counting. I was really disappointed. My wife's doctor recommended calculator to few of his patients, but when I told him about that strange attitude of diabetes educator, he just shrug his shoulders.
     
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  13. HLC2017

    HLC2017 Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks for bringing all these links together in one place, Tim2000s. Now all bookmarked!

    Phoenix, I have been astonished at what a difference even light exercise makes to my bg levels. I have to dose myself with chocolate just to manage the school run (3 miles on a bike: I wear one child in a carrier and drag the other child behind me on his scooter, so it's pretty intensive exercise). Will definitely check out the links you posted too.
     
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    I find cutting the lawns lowers my BG especially on a hot day not to mention decorating. :)
     
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    Shannon27 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Isn't that an American paid site?

    There are plenty of free resources to use online so I wouldn't pay for access to info.
     
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