The Day the Lights Went Out

Thursday morning, my blood sugar was running low and I put off getting my shower until about 11 so I didn’t drop low in the shower.  I was only in the shower for a couple minutes when all of a sudden, the lights went out.  About the same time that the lights went out, I heard what sounded like something getting knocked over.  All I could think about was the shower scene from Psycho!

Because my balance is so bad from the neuropathy, I use a shower chair.  I sat there for a minute before I turned the water off and pulled the shower curtain back.  Everything was quiet.  My dog wasn’t growling at anything so I figured the noise was just a fluke.

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Animas Ping Combo Bolus Feature

I thought I would share this here just in case anyone else was told something wrong during their training.  It is not exactly that was I told was wrong, it is just that there is an easier way to do something!

I have been playing around with using the combo bolus feature (extended bolus for you non-Animas users).  Getting interested in the TAGgers group (see my post on Total Available Glucose) has me playing with the combo bolus feature more than I had been.

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Total Available Glucose (TAG)

Total Available Glucose. or TAG – I first read about TAG on TuDiabetes.  Danny on TuDiabetes started a group for TAGgers, that you can check out at the link below and read more about it there.

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/tagers

The idea behind TAG is that besides bolusing for your carbs, you also bolus a percentage for the fat and protein that you consume and then spread that bolus out using the dual wave or extended bolus (or combo on Animas pumps) feature on your pump.  There are some people doing MDI that belong to the group so don’t think that you can’t use this system if you don’t have a pump.  Whether you use MDI or a pump, you definitely need a calculator if you want to use this system!

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