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Bionic Pancreas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marie B Jun 19. 1 Reply

Hope this comes together:Dad Develops ‘Bionic Pancreas’ to Help Diabetic Son…Continue

Tags: Damiano, AP, BP, pancreas, bionic

Omnipod could use some new hold music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Jun 7. 2 Replies

It's been the same single piano piece for years. It sort of hit me today how long I've been hearing it :)Continue

Sinus infections

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Roach Jun 9. 13 Replies

Anybody else deal with chronic sinus infections? I've had all sorts of tests (CT scans and allergy) and can't seem to get anywhere. BGs are in good control.I get 4 or 5 sinus infections a year, and…Continue

Tags: inflammation, sinusitis, infection, sinus

Type 1, Short term health insurance question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Feb 18, 2013. 1 Reply

Started a new job but the insurance coverage won't kick in until March 1. I have coverage from my old job (the company went out of business) through the end of January.Cobra would cost me about…Continue


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Marie B replied to Paul's discussion 'Bionic Pancreas'
"We had Ed Damiano on for a live interview last year. Here's the recording"
Jun 19
Paul posted a discussion
Jun 18
Jim Roach replied to Paul's discussion 'Sinus infections'
"I have had problems with Sinus Infections since diagnoises. IMy endo gave me a script foer Flonase. Use it a few times a week or less and it keeps the infections at bay."
Jun 9
Paul replied to Paul's discussion 'Omnipod could use some new hold music'
"I would absolutely recommend it. I do P90x3 with it on me and no problems. I think if you could average the reviews of it, most people would recommend it. It's hard to judge otherwise. How do you like Joslin? That's neat that you have…"
Jun 7
Carla replied to Paul's discussion 'Omnipod could use some new hold music'
"I am getting my first pump. At first I dismissed the idea of getting the Omnipod because of some bad reviews, but my endrocrinoligist at Joslins said her patients love it. I am very active with working out and I was wondering if you would recommend…"
Jun 7
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Omnipod could use some new hold music

It's been the same single piano piece for years. It sort of hit me today how long I've been hearing it :)See More
Jun 6
Paul replied to Paul's discussion 'Sinus infections'
"Hey, thanks Cyclinglady. I was tested for any gluten issues when I had an edoscopy last year. So no go there. No real telling what's happening, but does seem to me like an overactive immune system, plus allergies and three small kids in the…"
Jun 6
Cyclinglady replied to Paul's discussion 'Sinus infections'
"Both my husband and I gluten intolerant (celiac disease). My symptom was anemia, but my husband's was chronic sinus infections/snoring. He has been GF for 13 years and had never had a sinus infection since. There are over 300 symptoms for…"
Jun 6
wendy liked Paul's discussion Sinus infections
Jun 5
Paul replied to Paul's discussion 'Sinus infections'
"OK Karen, I'm stealing your regimen with a couple tweaks: -Neilmed rinse in the a.m. with distilled water -24 hour allegra -Advil Cold & Sinus (had some on hand, might switch to sudafed soon and see how that goes.) I'll report back in…"
Jun 5
Paul replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'wheat and high blood sugar'
"Nobody should be afraid to speak their mind here. Glad to hear what you're going through and your opinions about it. It's a fact that the recommendations I had for decades did me little good, where the understanding of a great educator…"
Jun 3
Paul replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'wheat and high blood sugar'
"I hear you. At a meal, fruit is a replacement for me, not something I'd have along with bread. And, of course, if you need/want to there's always a way to nail that down with some research and extending the bolus."
Jun 3
Paul replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'wheat and high blood sugar'
"You know, once you figure that out, like pizza or other trigger foods, you can do a square bolus and get it straight. I'm sure your doc (or better yet diabetes educator or local pump expert) can help you with that. If I'm eating something…"
Jun 3
Paul replied to Paul's discussion 'Sinus infections'
"I'm going to try this. And allergy shots. I just get confused about anti-histamines. The doctors always say it dries you up and what you need is to drain or the infection starts/won't go away and there's more risk of ear infections…"
Jun 3
Paul replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'wheat and high blood sugar'
"I tend to look at refined white wheat like a pile of sugar, or cake. In other words, I go light on it. Most dietitians, I think, would suggest looking for bread with whole wheat as the first ingredient. Some other ideas are to use Dreamfields pastas…"
Jun 3
Karen replied to Paul's discussion 'Sinus infections'
"Claritin, Zyrtec, Singular, I have tried them all. Allegra worked the best for me, I think you do have try them to see what works, but..... a little Sudafed helps to dry it up as well. I think that is key, you need something to keep the nasal/sinus…"
Jun 1

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Looking for community.
Date diagnosed
September 1, 1980
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Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Just got an omnipod, haven't been trained yet.

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At 4:13pm on September 6, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paul.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 4:28am on September 6, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Paul. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 1:45am on September 6, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Paul!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 11:29am on September 6, 2010, Linda G said…
Best Wishes on your Special Day Paul....and the next 364 days!

At 11:24am on September 6, 2010, Doris D said…
At 11:19am on September 6, 2010, catlover said…
Hi Paul- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!! Hope you have a GR8 day.
At 12:36am on February 24, 2010, Holger Schmeken said…
People in this community are using the Glucosurfer freqeuently and infrequently but I wish I could motivate more to do so. Although our project allows full anonymity it may be problematic to post a link under a user account in a social community. I think people still fear to be identified by their photo etc. Thus I am offering to speak on behalf of our users in this community. This way someone could seek help and share their diary and the real identity will not be revealed to the public.

The CGMS data available on the Glucosurfer main page (Demo 3) can be a little frustrating. This user has good control but the tendency of going low should be considered too. This is reflected by a considerably high ADRR value in the Diagram 'Glucose - Proportional Trend - Statistics'. The ADRR is a risk indicator for the deviation of the blood glucose. It sets the achieved level of control in contrast to the deviation. Thus good control paired with a good ADRR is something I try to achieve.
At 6:15am on February 23, 2010, Holger Schmeken said…
Willkommen to TuDiabetes, Paul.
At 9:32am on February 19, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Paul. We are happy to have you as a member in our community.
At 9:48am on February 18, 2010, Marie B said…
follow @dwendel on Twitter - he told me he loves his endo in Fairfax



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