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  1. Anke Tröder
    Anke Tröder February 11, 2012 at 8:27 am | | Reply

    Winter is coming: I am T1, with thyroid, adrenal and other autoimmune issues. If my cortisol substitute is too low, my glucose level will plummet in cold weather like nothing. If I substitute cortisol right (and inject enough/plenty of insulin against), glucose levels will still rise. My safest time for long walks is pretty much now; at -15 degrees. 2 hours out in the cold, and I still do not need to test.

    Cold is body stress. Full point. Means, your blood sugars will mostly be on the up. If they aren‘t, find out why: my first T1 winter meant constant lows and sitting with wild swans in the snow sharing my last crumbs of bread, until the adrenal issue had been sorted out.

  2. steve
    steve February 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm | | Reply

    “you know whats”?! Dude, it isn’t inappropriate to say breasts. Put on your big boy pants and name the body parts. Call them boobs if it makes you feel better, but “you know whats” is a bit juvenile for a medical advice column.

    1. AmyT
      AmyT February 20, 2012 at 11:37 am | | Reply

      Hey Steve, maybe you’re just getting used to Wil’s particular sense of humor. We usually have to sensor him — but sometimes he likes to “play prude” just for fun! ;)

  3. June S.
    June S. February 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm | | Reply

    I no longer use Lantus. I did, though, from August 2001 until 2007. During that time, I discovered (since I took my Lantus at bedtime) that it is very dangerous to take a shot of Lantus, followed immediately by a hot shower. In my experience, it was as though the long-acting Lantus was absorbed VERY quickly. My blood glucose plummeted, and I recall taking an enormous amount of carbohydrate to keep it above 65. After that, my blood glucose levels were too high until the next day’s evening shot. I surmise that the hot water made it absorb much too quickly!

  4. adam
    adam February 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm | | Reply

    I have been injecting Lantus insulin since 2003. Lantus insulin was
    the greatest technological advance since I got diabetes (blood glucose
    self monitoring was already a given when I was diagnosed).

    Thankfully a friend who switched to Levemir for basal gave me a couple
    dozen unused Lantus cartridges. Bless her.

    YAY for Lantus!

    Sent from my keyboard.

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