Tag Archives: insulin

I Love NovoLog

I love NovoLog.  Why?  Well, it’s a bit of a story.  You see, I’ve been pumping since 2006, and all that time I’ve been using Humalog in my pump.  In the last year though, I’ve been having a really hard … Continue reading

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Diabetic Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide

Welcome to my diabetic zombie apocalypse survival guide!  There are many zombie apocalypse survival guides out there, but not very many that deal with the special needs of an insulin dependant diabetic. This article will review some of the special … Continue reading

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Creatine and Blood Sugar for Diabetics

First, if you’re type 1 diabetic and subject to hypoglycemia, let me say BE CAREFUL with creatine and blood sugar because it will probably cause hypoglycemia.  This is something I didn’t know until today.  So yesterday I decided to try … Continue reading

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Insulin Is The Secret To Weight Loss

In this article I’ll explain why insulin is the secret to weight loss, and how using a post workout recovery shake will greatly improve your weight loss results. This applies to type 0’s, type-1’s, type-2’s, and type-3’s.  Translation = It … Continue reading

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Have you ever had a diabetic seizure?

I’ve been diabetic for 42 years.  I left home for college at 17.  I haven’t owned a glucagon shot since then.  I see a lot of people post blogs, videos, tweets, about having a glucagon shot in their diabetes bag, … Continue reading

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What Causes Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

Diabetic ketoacidosis.  Diabetics everywhere know this term, . . . I hope.  What is diabetic ketoacidosis?  How is it different than ketosis? I’ll start by explaining ketosis, and try to keep the sciencey (Yes it’s a word.  It’s MY word.) … Continue reading

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Dehydration and Diabetes

Do you know that dehydration and diabetes go hand in hand?  Did you know that if you have diabetes and a high blood sugar, it can cause dehydration, which causes a high blood sugar AND temporary insulin resistance, causing an … Continue reading

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Weight Gain With Insulin Pump Therapy

A couple of days ago, a young diabetic Twitter friend from Baghdad asked me if insulin can cause weight gain.  The quick answer is yes, absolutely.  I thought that would make a good blog article, so here goes. I don’t … Continue reading

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I Support The Big Blue Test

I’ve been seeing posts on Twitter and Instagram with hashtags (#) for the Big Blue Test (#bigbluetest) ever since I started using Twitter at the beginning of the year.  The posts never really describe what it is, and I didn’t … Continue reading

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Type 1 Diabetic: Insulin vs Glucagon

So I’ve been studying the role of glucagon in metabolism.  I wanted to know the difference between insulin vs glucagon.  I’ve never really known anything about glucagon, except that when I was a juvenile diabetic, I’d have seizures from low … Continue reading

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