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Dexcom transmitter life.

Started by Joe in Continuous Glucose Monitoring Forum. Last reply by PumpGirl 22 minutes ago. 17 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

Can't help myself ! Need your help

Started by Chadha in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Terry 35 minutes ago. 10 Replies

I'm a T1 and an insulin pump user. I thought i would be able to adjust basal settings on my own but the erratic readings made me perplexed. In the following paragraph there is the schedule of basal settings and bg readings during the test. I…Continue

Type One Diabetic ID Patch?

Started by Troy in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Troy 37 minutes ago. 6 Replies

Been looking for a Type One Diabetic ID Patch for my backpack. Only found 2 in all of the interwebz! Google type one diabetic id patch and you'll see the basic white one's I'm talking about. Does anyone know where I can find any different…Continue

Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by Babs 1 hour ago. 23525 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

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Medtronic Soft Sensors - My Experience Thus Far

Posted by PumpGirl on April 20, 2014 at 9:11pm 0 Comments

So, I've been using a Medtronic Mini-Link CGM for the past week. My Dexcom G4 will be arriving tomorrow. I wanted to give both products a fair shot before deciding on one.



My experience so far with the Medtronic CGM has worked like this. I received the transmitter kit last Monday. For the most part, setting it up to communicate with the pump is easy. I pulled the sensor out of the package and got ready for insertion. I thought it would be similar to the pain of a pump set injection.… Continue

Baby #2

Posted by Cherise on April 20, 2014 at 8:06pm 0 Comments

Well I'm pregnant with baby #2. I found out back in February. I'm due September 23rd with a baby girl. We've had some issues with my blood glucose levels dropping too low including once my husband coming home to find me completely unconscious. He also stopped it from happening again. He's very good at checking my blood sugar especially in the morning.

Now the insulin resistance has set in really badly. I'm actually fighting with it right now. I may need to try an entire site change on…

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Insulin increased, site changed, doing great!!!

Posted by Ila on April 20, 2014 at 8:03am 1 Comment

Last time I saw the doctor, my Levemir was changed to 18 units. After reading a recommendation to inject in the stomach, I changed from my thighs to my stomach. After about 3 days, I started seeing changes in my fasting BG. After waiting several more days to see if I would have a spike in the evening, I found that I was doing a lot better all day.

In order not to go too low, I have been injecting 1/2 in my stomach and 1/2 in my thigh. I am trying to get in the habit of testing before…

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NEED ADVICE!! changing insulin pump from animas to accu-chek

Posted by Sara_Louise on April 18, 2014 at 3:04pm 8 Comments

hi all, i was wondering how to change insulin pumps. animas pump seemed right at the time but now, 4 years later, i regret not choosing accu-chek combo. they say i can only change if i have a medical reason but i really want to change!! for practicality reasons, the accu-chek system really would work better for me. i chose animas at the time because i done alot of swimming but no longer do. its getting me down and i really regret not choosing the accu-chek system. its so much more discreet…

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