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Protective tape not staying on

Started by Matthew Myers in Insulin Pump Users Forum. Last reply by JohnG 18 minutes ago. 5 Replies

I am on the Minimed Paradigm, and the protective tape that you put on over the sensor and transmitter keeps coming off very easily. I know that it's probably from the heat and humidity, but I was wondering if anyone has an idea to keep the tape on…Continue

Tags: tape, sensor, paradigm, minimed, Medtronic

Basal Testing Instructions for MDI

Started by meee in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by karen 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

Can someone point me to where those are? I thought they were posted in a discussion recently but I can find them now. I need to do this for mdi, not for a pump- other online directions seem to be for people on pumps only, the ones I can find at…Continue

Tags: mdi, testing, basal

Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by kuze 1 hour ago. 23950 Replies

Very simple, just post ONE WORD that is somehow associated with the previous word. Easy right?(Diabetes related words welcome but not necessary!!)OK...first word: sugarContinue

Working on finding new endocrinologist & autoantibodies testing

Started by Kate in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Eucritta 2 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hi all -I received my infusion today and talked with my rheumy about the auto-antibodies tests. He said he couldn't run the tests but did suggest another endo for me to see. My rheumy feels I need someone who is more comfortable handle complex cases…Continue

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My body is struggling...

Posted by Jen on July 11, 2014 at 9:30pm 7 Comments

Well the past few days my asthma and eosinophilic esophagitis have just gone crazy. I've been using my rescue inhaler 2-3x per day and hardly able to sleep at night because I can't breathe properly, which I hardly ever do. And my EOE has gone right back to square one even though I've been strict with my diet. It's like I never started a diet ... food getting stuck, trouble swallowing, throat feeling weird constantly, constant heartburn, constatn stomach pain and nausea ...

I went to…


Hello !!

Posted by rahul_boston on July 11, 2014 at 6:28pm 8 Comments

Hi Everyone !

I was recently diagnosed as Type 1.5.

My fbg ranges between 80 and 95. After meals it ranges between 130 to 140 at 90 min.

I have been trying low carb diet to keep my numbers in check. The most recent a1c was 4.9 in June.

My endo didn't want to start me on insulin yet as my numbers looked okay. However I insisted that I was eating very less and I want to eat little better as I was feeling weal all the time.

My question is why do I feel tired and…


Worst store hypo experience ever.

Posted by smitty124 on July 11, 2014 at 5:10pm 7 Comments

Im wondering how many out there have had bad experiences with store owners during hypos. In 27 years of IDDM I have been given free drinks, I have been allowed to consume beverages and pay later.

Prior to last Saturday, the worst experience I had was a store employee teens my early telling me i had to pay for a beverage prior to consuming it (something I do all the time when low, and wander the store while waiting. I've even once seized and paid for the items after paramedics revived…


The Devil Really Is In The Details, And With Diabetes, There Are Alot Of Details

Posted by Diabetic Dad on July 11, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

I confessed earlier to being a thought hoarder. And with T1D, or any diabetes for that matter, thought hoarding makes less room for details, and details are what can make our diabetic lives stable or unstable.

We know that one extra gram of carbs, one extra unit, or even half unit, of insulin, timing, scheduling, can make all the difference between how we feel, how we work, how we function, even if we function.

Although some of us rely heavily on medical technology for some…



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