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Gracie-n-RiverCity replied to Taylar's discussion 'Minimed revel 723 vs minimed 530g' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I am on the 523 which I believe is the same generation as the 723 pump. The brand new 530G - as I understand it, has 2 specific differences vs the previous generation ParDogm Revel Pumps: 1) it was specifically tested with the new, smaller more…"
Aug 27, 2014
Gracie-n-RiverCity is attending Emily Coles's event

Live Interview with Mark Ruefenacht, founder of Dogs 4 Diabetics at TuDiabetes homepage

August 7, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! The Mission of Dogs for Diabetics is to:Provide quality medical alert assistance dogs to insulin-dependent diabetics through programs of training, placement, and follow-up services; and to,Develop, promote and advocate standards of quality, performance, support and disclosure for all medical assistance dog…See More
Aug 4, 2014
Gracie-n-RiverCity replied to Melitta's discussion 'First-Ever ADA Guidance Specifically for Type 1 Diabetes'
"Praise Be to God!!!"
Jul 3, 2014
Gracie-n-RiverCity replied to KML's discussion 'Traveling for the first time on a pump....' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Ok - my weird travel story. Flying from White Plains to Detroit - so a puddle jumper - I needed to fuss with first my meter and then my pump as the Flight Attendant was walking down the narrow aisle of the RJ's (regional jet). She had just told…"
Jun 10, 2014
Gracie-n-RiverCity replied to KML's discussion 'Traveling for the first time on a pump....' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Have had my Medtronics Paradigm Revel 200 Series pump for 2 1/2 years now - what a blessing! I've traveled domestic and international and never had a problem - though I've had a few interesting experiences. 1st things 1st: TSA - actually…"
Jun 10, 2014
Gracie-n-RiverCity replied to Nancy Beneteau's discussion 'spouse/family minimizing T2'
"Because of the progress of my disease, my family minimized both T2 and T1, Lol (not!). Was first Dx'd as T2, but I could not control my sugars with diet and exercise and BMI was Normal. Fam historyof onset of T1 in 50's. I was 58. And…"
Apr 6, 2014
Gracie-n-RiverCity liked Nancy Beneteau's discussion spouse/family minimizing T2
Apr 6, 2014
Gracie-n-RiverCity replied to Dave's discussion 'Diabetic extrovert or introvert?'
"Oh I'm so rooting for you to get that kind of claim!!!! I hate to open a can of worms (I am fortunate and have great insurance coverage for strips) but any idea what impact of Obamacare will be on coverage for Diabetes - other than the…"
Nov 16, 2013
Gracie-n-RiverCity replied to DanK's discussion 'How good is your control with oral meds?' in the group Monogenic Diabetes (aka MODY)
"Yes, Dan hypos ARE A BIG DEAL with the oral meds. For me, the reason I like insulin - and soecifically the pump, is that I micro manage my dosing. But I am also very sensitive to fluctuations in my BG. I feel sick with a big rise and going hypo has…"
Nov 16, 2013
Gracie-n-RiverCity replied to DanK's discussion 'How good is your control with oral meds?' in the group Monogenic Diabetes (aka MODY)
"Hello - I need to reintroduce myself to this group. I have been absent for a couple of years - but I would be happy to try to answer your question. My Name is Gracie - formerly known in this space to Old Timers like BSC and Natalie as April. I was…"
Nov 16, 2013
Gracie-n-RiverCity replied to Biedronk's discussion 'How to get "service dog" status for self trained DAD?' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"OH MY GOSH! You guys are just a Gift from GOD! I am EXCEPTIONALLY insulin sensitive and when I first started going hypo I wanted to learn about training my Cavalier King Charles who is very sensitive. I called the local Kennel club and of course…"
Nov 16, 2013
Gracie-n-RiverCity joined Manny Hernandez's group

Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm insulin pump.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin…See More
Nov 16, 2013
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Nov 16, 2013
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Nov 16, 2013
Gracie-n-RiverCity commented on Melitta's blog post 'Bring on the Conspiracy Theorists? JAMA Article, Lack of Scientific Rigor, and Type 1 Diabetes Misdiagnosis'
"Sorry, I did not mean to post that. The bottom line is that I am outrageously Sensitive to Insulin. What does this mean. Well, the assumption is that people who develop diabetes over the age of 40-45 are obese, inactive, do not take care of…"
Sep 25, 2013
Gracie-n-RiverCity commented on Melitta's blog post 'Bring on the Conspiracy Theorists? JAMA Article, Lack of Scientific Rigor, and Type 1 Diabetes Misdiagnosis'
"Dear Melitta: Thank you 4 your continued advocacy. Th world needs smart, gutsy patients willing to stand up to the Medical Industrial complex which, sadly, no longer thinks, analyzes, tests it's hypotheses and conclusions rigorously. You may…"
Sep 25, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
another type of diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Learn how to stay healthy and upbeat in face of a chronic disease. Collaborate!
Date diagnosed
December 17, 2010
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.1 on December 6, 2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
MiniMed Paradigm Revel
Tell us more about you (optional)
Doctors first suspected I had Gestational Diabetes 26 years ago when my baby was very large, but fasting glucose test was negative, several times. Dad and his sister were "Late Onset Type 1 Diabetics." Nov. of 2010, my Fasting BG was "just a little high" during routine physical, and Internist suggested I just exercise more and lose a few pounds - but I was worried. Aunt lost a leg, later died of stroke and diabetes complicates in her late 60's! A BG meter quickly showed my Fasting 's good, but eating sent me sky high, over 200 anytime I ate more than 18-20 carbs. Internist Insisted "No Big Deal - Prediabetes." Great Endocrinologist at Medical School looked at my meter and said: > 3 readings over 200? You are Diabetic! 8 Months later got DNA confirmation it was MODY-3. By Summer 2012, became Brittle and BG's volatile with some scary crashes. Caring for dying aunt and associated stress also seemed to exacerbate spikes. Approved by Insurance for Minimed Pump and CGM in September. Pump started 10-3 and one month later for CGM. Quickset 6mm 23 in Insertion Set. Amazing difference in BG stability and early warning of sensor very helpful. However, it turns out I am highly sensitive. Perhaps have a reaction to glucose spikes that is a lot like fibromyalgia? MD's are investigating treatments. The adventure continues.

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At 5:27pm on August 30, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Gracie...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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 right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 7:11am on August 30, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Gracie, welcome to the community! please join us tomorrow for the live chat with Manny and Emily

It's a great way to get to know us, and lots of fun.

we have a Mody group here.

At 5:39am on August 30, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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