Marie Kaminez

Diagnosed 1946 at the age of one.


A.M. Eight units of NPH, sliding scale 2 to 6 Humalog

P.M. Seven units of Humalog

Bedtime Six units of NPH, sliding scale 2 to 6 Humalog

Blood-glucose levels

Tests at least five times per day.

“I’m good at 150 and 120 is perfect. When I’m in the 80s and 90s, my family tells me I’m a nasty individual. And then when it goes into the 300s, which it rarely does, I am also a nasty individual.” Marie keeps a log and faxes it regularly to her doctor.


Between 6 and 6.5%


“Over the course of the years, I have learned what to eat and what not to eat. I stay away from high carbs. It’s mostly instinct now.”


“We have an treadmill at home. That’s one nasty little piece of equipment. And that’s what I use. Or I walk around my block five or six times, a couple of times a week. It’s a very large block.”



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