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Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by kuze 44 minutes ago. 23526 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

Does the medical team at your local ER know how to care for Type 1 patients?

Started by Marypat in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Sensorium139 1 hour ago. 27 Replies

My PCP sent me to the emergency room last week. I was wondering how other ERs care for Type 1 patients - especially when the apparent reason for the ER visit is not related to diabetes. Do they test BG? How often? Do you get water? Does anyone…Continue

Tags: care, room, emergency, pumpers, Insulin

Dexcom transmitter life.

Started by Joe in Continuous Glucose Monitoring Forum. Last reply by PumpGirl 3 hours 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 3 hours 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

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Two weeks in

Posted by Jen on April 20, 2014 at 10:30pm 1 Comment

I look back at how my diet has changed in the past four months and it has been truly incredible. On December 30th I decided that I was going to quit Diet Coke. I'd tried this several times before without success, but this time I succeeded. I craved it for two months, but now I haven't touched a drop of any pop or carbonated beverage (aside from sparkling water) for nearly four months, and I don't crave it anymore.

Then, at my doctor's advice I cut out all caffeine, even tea (although…


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…


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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