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predicting failure date of medtronic cgms sof sensors

Started by xerox2k2 in Insulin Pump Users Forum. Last reply by jjm335 46 minutes ago. 23 Replies

for the longest time I couldn't understand how some sensors last 5 days and some will last 11 days and some will last 9 days.I want to know when they are going to fail to be prepared,for example if I have a big presentation next Tuesday should I…Continue

Tags: cgms-sensors, failure-predicting, data-modeling, medtronic

Fuelband CGM?

Started by Cosumne Jan in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Nyadach 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

Wouldn't it be neat if a Nike Fuelband could be adapted to work like a CGM?Continue

White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices

Started by Christel in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Pumped 2 hours ago. 30 Replies

This we can ALL get involved with... It only takes a moment to sign your name and help us all - Type 1, Type 2, Type EVERYONE...Please share this on your FB page, in emails with your friends in family... this can make a difference!…Continue

Tags: x-ray, scanner, security, airport, TSA

Blood sugar and insulin discussions from non-diabetics

Started by Matti in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Pumped 3 hours ago. 45 Replies

I've noticed that it really irritates me when people without diabetes talk about sugar spikes and insulin as if they are experts. Does anyone else feel this way? I know it comes from the fact that us PWDs deal with these things on a daily, even…Continue

Tags: annoying, advocacy, ignorance, comments, insensitive

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Diabetes and The Body Politic…What does it mean?....

Posted by Judith in Portland on August 20, 2014 at 10:23pm 0 Comments

Okay. The hard ones, the immediate ones first:

What does it mean here in the USA that a day arrived where I could honestly sigh in relief that—"whew, whatever else that has occurred that is horrible, at least none of our law enforcement officers beheaded anyone today." ?....

As a child of the 60s with emotional wounds from losses on both sides of those barricades (med-evac pilot lover lost in 'Nam/brain damaged protestor from a police billy club at the Dem…

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Had. my. surgery

Posted by Sensorium139 on August 20, 2014 at 9:39pm 0 Comments

So far, not too bad recovery wise. I thought i couldn't breathe after anesthesia, but fine now. I had to fight for lantus as my current nurse refused based on lows in the morning, despite easy correction and great numbers all day. Had to beg a doctor for 5 units, won then. They also refused to do an insulin to carb ratio, only sliding scale. Hospitals are the worst.

ADA 2014: Scientific Study Shows Support Groups Are Good For You!

Posted by joshualevy on August 20, 2014 at 7:53pm 0 Comments

As Dave Berry used to say "I'm not making this up!".  There was a study presented at ADA 2014 where the researchers offered college aged (18-25) people with type-1 diabetes a weekly "diabetes club" where they could interact with others who had type-1, ask questions, and hear 15 minute talks on topics of interest.   The people who attended these meetings lowered their A1c numbers by about 1.2, which was statistically significant compared to the people who did not attend.  As a general rule,…

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solidarity….

Posted by edenseffort on August 19, 2014 at 5:57pm 1 Comment

It was that time again today… Time to change Eden's pump site and refill the insulin stored in her pump. (you can read more about it here)

 

2 days goes by SO QUICKLY….

 

Eden doesn't like it - she casually said, I don't like my pump then followed by I don't like shots either..

 

Sorry kid - it's one…

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    Diabetes Among Hispanics: We’re not all the same

    US Hispanics are often portrayed in the press as a single, monolithic group. But anyone who has spent any time in San Francisco’s Mission District or the Bronx can tell you, we’re not all the same. Now we’re finding out Read on! →

    Diabetes entre los hispanos: no somos todos iguales

    Traducido por Mila Ferrer.    A menudo los Hispanos en Estados Unidos son retratados en la prensa como un solo grupo, monolítico. Pero cualquiera que haya pasado algún tiempo en el  Mission District de San Francisco o el Bronx se Read on! →

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