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shelby76 replied to 2TonTommy's discussion 'Hot weather shipment of sensors' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have wondered this as well, especially after my last shipment (in 90* weather) got put into my mailbox without even an attempt to deliver it to my door. I called the third party distributor who sends my sensor order and left a message explaining…"
Sep 16, 2013
SusanT replied to 2TonTommy's discussion 'Hot weather shipment of sensors' in the group Dexcom Users
"A very good question - I'll be interested in any definitive replies. Perhaps DEXCOM rep needs consulting."
Sep 16, 2013
2TonTommy added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users
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Hot weather shipment of sensors

My last order of 3 boxes of G4 sensors was shipped from San Diego to my home in Virginia. The shipment was en-route for over 3 days during a very hot period across the entire country with temperatures well into the 90's. I'm guessing it spent a lot of time on an un-air-conditioned truck, UPS sorting facilities and even in the cargo hold of an airplane. In any case, my order was exposed to high temperatures, a lot hotter than the 76 degree maximum shown on the sensor box. I was at home when the…See More
Sep 16, 2013
2TonTommy joined Manny Hernandez's group
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Diabetes Supplies Art

Art created using diabetes supplies: insulin syringes, insulin pump infusion sets, blood sugar test strips, insulin vials, etc.
May 7, 2013
rick phillips left a comment for 2TonTommy
"Tommy, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness."
May 6, 2013
Linda G left a comment for 2TonTommy
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
May 6, 2013
Brad Ringer replied to 2TonTommy's discussion 'G4 charging issue' in the group Dexcom Users
"No problems yet for me, other than forgetting to charge the darn thing. The system 7 was much more persistent in reminding me. I keep my charger at home, so of course my G4 died when I was out for an entire day. After reading a prior post, I am very…"
Mar 23, 2013
2TonTommy replied to 2TonTommy's discussion 'G4 charging issue' in the group Dexcom Users
"Keep in mind, everything comes down to dollars and cents. All decisions(design, manufacturing, marketing, etc.)are made to maximize profit."
Mar 22, 2013
Dondi replied to 2TonTommy's discussion 'G4 charging issue' in the group Dexcom Users
"It is so dumb the way they use a non-stamdard charge system. Why don't they just use a standard USB charger like a cell phone. So stupid just to create inconvenience for the sake of making a few more dollars."
Mar 22, 2013
TmoeZ replied to 2TonTommy's discussion 'G4 charging issue' in the group Dexcom Users
"Me too, but like Parrformance mentioned I just unplug it and plug it in again and it usually does the trick. Also, make sure you keep the closure closed when not charging. Dust and debris is a huge culprit of that."
Mar 22, 2013
Parrformance replied to 2TonTommy's discussion 'G4 charging issue' in the group Dexcom Users
"I am also having a similar experience with mine. Wiggling the dongle at the unit seems to help."
Mar 22, 2013
Laddie replied to 2TonTommy's discussion 'G4 charging issue' in the group Dexcom Users
"That is what happens to me also, but I don't think that it did when I first got the system. I did read of someone whose contacts for the battery charging got pushed into the Dex and it wouldn't charge. I don't know if that is what…"
Mar 21, 2013
2TonTommy added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users
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G4 charging issue

have been using the G4 for about 3 months. Every time I want to charge the receiver I plug it into the wall and nothing happens. I have waited up to 1 minute and still no lightening bolt. What I need to do is unplug it and immediately plug it back into the wall and only then does it begin to charge. I have to do this every single time. Anyone else have this experience?See More
Mar 21, 2013
2TonTommy commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Laura, I get mine from Amazon and it's made by Ferndale. Search for: "Mastisol Liquid Adhesive, Latex-Free, 2 fl oz" It varies in price. The $11 one might be the spray bottle. I never tried that."
Mar 8, 2013
2TonTommy commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"OK. Maybe my saying it's like super glue was a slight exaggeration. It is VERY sticky though. After using it to tack down the tape on the Dex sensor/transmitter and leaving it in place for 6 or 7 days it comes off rather easily."
Mar 8, 2013
2TonTommy commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I use Mastisol. It's like Super Glue for skin. Mastisol is a non-irritating, hypo-allergenic, liquid medical adhesive. When the tape starts to peel after 6 or 7 days I dip a q-tip in Mastisol and wipe the area of skin under the peeled away tape…"
Mar 7, 2013

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Opportunity to share information about managing diabetes
Date diagnosed
September 30, 1968
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.9
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Cozmo 1800

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At 4:30pm on May 6, 2013, rick phillips said…

Tommy, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 3:38am on May 6, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES TOMMY!!
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on every day!
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At 8:37am on May 6, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Tommy...
I hope YOUR birthday is everything you wanted, and more!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 6:31am on May 6, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,2TonTommy. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 6:04am on May 6, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Tommy!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 12:41pm on May 6, 2011, Doris D said…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make this birthday one of the best you've ever had!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 5:23am on May 6, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,2TonTommy. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 7:16am on May 26, 2010, Marie B said…
hi Tommy, welcome! I've had it 1 year longer than you. that's a great a1c! Please share it on our latest app, TuAnalyze

http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/tuanalyze-is-here
At 8:59am on May 25, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO OUR MEMBER'S AT http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/catorgories/introdiceyoursels/list F

And help light up oue TuAnalyze Map by entering your state and putting in your A1C!
At 10:46pm on May 24, 2010, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
 
 
 

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