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Type1 for 30 Plus Years


Type1 for 30 Plus Years

For those who've had Type 1 diabetes for a long time. I don't really care how long. Just long.

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I appreciate ALL your support on my previous post re...my psychologist...

Started by Marga. Last reply by shoshana27 17 hours ago. 1 Reply

I'm humbled by all your love and support! I want to thank all of you that took the time and responded to my cry for help :)I printed your comments...so I'd keep calm...and read YOUR amazing comments…Continue

Are we losing this group with new migration?

Started by Sally. Last reply by Marie B on Friday. 2 Replies

Robert-New to tudiabetes and your group. Social media not my thing. Not sure how to keep this group active. Don't want to lose this great group with all it's insights. Thanks!Continue

Our minds, our thinking... ???

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Sally Apr 11. 31 Replies

Consider with this much experience, how has diabetes fundamentally effected the ways you think about & filter things?!?!How has our diabetes changed our psychology whether we are aware of it or…Continue

Tags: effects, mental-diabetes, floss, psychological, behavior

What if you psychologist doesn't GET IT??

Started by Marga. Last reply by Marga Apr 7. 23 Replies

I got T1D less than 5 years ago...rollercoaster rides w/lots of insulin shots etc...you know...It's painful for me to hear that my new psychologist said "IT'S NOT SO HARD"!!! It's hard for me to…Continue

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Comment by Trouble on December 8, 2014 at 7:01pm

Depending on which steroid is used I need to at least double my insulin up to as much as 5x as much. You will just need to check bs very often. If you are using the Dexcom don't rely on it so much during the next 7-14 days, depending on how long the effects of the shot last. Good luck.

Comment by skorkysmom on December 8, 2014 at 6:37pm

Hi to my over 30 plus year co-pumpers..I have a situation and am not sure what to do so I thought I would ask those who may have experienced..I had a shot of cortisone this afternoon in my thumb which is very arthritic. I've had these injections before, but not for maybe 10 years, so I am not sure how much to increase my my boluses for highs, which just started, 373! I doubled what my Animas Ping EzBG said. Does anyone have any advice?

Comment by Emily Coles on November 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

Hey all.  In case you didn't see, we are having a live-streamed presentation on the TuDiabetes home page tomorrow about promising research toward a cure for T1D.  Please join us, and bring questions!


Comment by Robert Yancey on September 9, 2014 at 6:41pm
Hi Rene, sorry it took so long for me to reply. Yes the 530g is the one that shuts itself off. It is the reason I switched and got it. Ironically,I never use it for that feature. I will probably use it again once I get the alarms dialed in a little better.
As far as the Dexcom goes, be careful with using it more than a week. When I used it,I would regularly get two quality weeks out of it. You will get that too, but maybe not at first.when it starts to go bad you will get question marks and missed readings.
How is it going for you?
Comment by Rene on September 9, 2014 at 12:54pm

Hi All; I just put my first Dexcom sensor on and it was a job. Getting the sensor snap in almost defeated me. Now we wait and see.
Is there a software program that works on Mac? Dexcom doesn't seem to like Mac. Anyone else have this problem?

Comment by artwoman on September 7, 2014 at 11:03am

I think you are asking about charging the battery in the transmitter. If that's your question, no. It isn't rechargeable. It lasts anywhere from the 6 months according to Dexcom to about 18 months for me. The receiver of course, is plugged in to recharge. Since I pay out of pocket for my CGM, I aim for three weeks out of each sensor. I click on stop sensor. Wait about 5 minutes (I I 'spose I am thinking I am tricking the system into believing it takes me 5 minutes to insert a new sensor - but how would it know!?!?!) Then I click on start sensor, go through the 2 hours set up and I'm good to go for another week. I use Skin Tac adhesive when I insert the sensor so that it stays put.

Comment by Rene on September 7, 2014 at 10:47am

Thank you. I will go to Dexcom users I'm just more comfortable here. Is it necessary to charge the battery pack after a week in order to make it last longer? I hope that is understandable.

Comment by Richard157 on September 7, 2014 at 8:46am

The Dexcom sensors typically last two weeks, so they can be restarted when prompted by the CGM and no sensor change is necessary. Some users restart a second time and go even longer than two weeks. When accuracy is lost, it is time to change sensors.

Be sure to visit the Dexcom Users group here on TuD, it has more than 1500 members. They are very helpful.

Comment by lisa c on September 7, 2014 at 8:43am

the sensor will say...change sensor soon around day 7. At that time you can stop sensor and start it gain and get a few more days out of it. Most people get another full week, but I only get a few days. When the readings get off, I change it. No worries !

Comment by Rene on September 7, 2014 at 7:48am

Wait Lisa I thought the sensor lasted 7 or 8 days what is this about restart? My fingers would so love only 4 times a day.I do thank you all for your help with this.


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