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Dexcom transmitter life.

Started by Joe in Continuous Glucose Monitoring Forum 15 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Is it a big secret that the Dexcom G4 transmitter is only guaranteed for 6 months? Mine has a dead battery after 11 months. On the Seven system I never had to replace a transmitter in 6 years. Tech support told me that the battery goes dead quicker…Continue

Dexcom transmitter too expensive!

Started by Bob in Continuous Glucose Monitoring Forum. Last reply by Joe 19 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Just checked the price on a new transmitter for Dexcom and it is $650.00! So I was wondering, has anyone ever tried to charge the transmitter battery on one of those charging pads? If so, does it work? If not, anyone got a transmitter that they'd…Continue

Reversing neuropathy in type 2 diabetics

Started by cdredbaron10 in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by cdredbaron10 46 minutes ago. 9 Replies

I have had neuropathy for 6-1/2 years with diabetes probably for 10 years. My neuropathy is at moderate pain level with small fiber and large fiber getting worse throughout my body including chest, throat and other places that I would never have…Continue

Unsure of Dr's diagnose.

Started by laollis in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by laollis 47 minutes ago. 20 Replies

Hello, Just talked to my doctor, because my back is in so much pain since I began taking Metformin 500mg twice a day, But, I also started taking Irbesartan 300mg once a day around the same time, so he told me to stop both meds right now. I check my…Continue

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FDA approves once a week diabetes injection: Could you take the drug?

Posted by nc929 on April 15, 2014 at 7:33pm 0 Comments

This story is originally published at EmaxHealth and written by Kathleen Blanchard.


The FDA has announced approval of the type 2 diabetes drug Tanzeum that can helps millions of people with the disease. The injection is a once a week treatment manufactured by the drug company GlaxoSmithKline,…


What I have learned (Blog number 199 of 200)

Posted by rick phillips on April 15, 2014 at 6:00am 8 Comments

What I have learned (Blog number 199 of 200)

Last year about this time, I was contemplating what could I do that was big, might be meaningful and could be useful? I decided to write 200 Blogs in one calendar year and place them on the TUDiabetes site. So on April 29, 2013 I posted a blog titled “Introducing Rick”. Its first line went like this

“I doubt anyone will want to read this or any other post I put here. I mean…


Are Chromium Supplements Beneficial If You Have Type 2 Diabetes?

Posted by nc929 on April 14, 2014 at 7:35pm 0 Comments

The results of two reviews of the effect of chromium supplements in people with type 2 diabetes have provided strikingly different results. Since this mineral has been viewed as a natural treatment option for diabetes for many years, it’s time to take stock of the conflicting information.

Chromium is a mineral that has been shown to boost the activity of insulin, according to the National…


May be allergic to insulin

Posted by MyTime56 on April 14, 2014 at 5:52pm 1 Comment

Hi. I have been reading with interest your blogs about being allergic to insulin. I am a type 1 diabetic...diagnosed at 35. I have been on a pump (most recently MiniMed REvel) for close to 10 years. I first started having problems with the CGM...getting irritation and the occasional boil at the insertion site. My endo would relentlessly urge me to use the CGM so that I could better control my overnight GB's. I told him that I would often get irritation at the site and that I was not willing…



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