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MinnesotaAnn replied to Sumattox's discussion 'Where to put tubing with an arm site' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I too like the "arm" areas, I sometimes use the longer length tubing and wrap it around my bra strap once, then run down middle of bra and clip to waist band... at bedtime of course "no bra" so then I run it behind head and down…"
Mar 4
MinnesotaAnn replied to stabilimenta's discussion 'New infusion set = very bad first day' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"This is what I also now experience and what I've been told is the cause and how to mitigate the problem. I also began pumping 2004, couple of years ago I began to became insulin resistance and have higher insulin needs, that is when I began…"
Feb 7, 2014
TootSweet and MinnesotaAnn are now friends
Aug 19, 2013
MinnesotaAnn commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"Try a different box of sets (new lot/serial number). Same with the reservoir. This happened to me and saying things like "we" are always responsible for unexplained lows is just mean. Once an entire Lot of sets ended up being recalled and…"
Jun 30, 2013
MinnesotaAnn replied to Mikey's discussion 'Twin Cities Meet-Up' in the group US - Great Lakes Diabetes
"thanks for posting this Mikey"
Mar 26, 2013
MinnesotaAnn replied to vickim1970's discussion 'travel WARNING!! us airways is EVIL' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"We can thank all the "fakers" out there, I expect to see more questions...with all the fakers taking advantage and saying their dogs (even though clearly not behaving like a service dog)...is one...thoughtless, self absorbed people, caring…"
Mar 11, 2013
MinnesotaAnn replied to Josh's discussion 'Anyone switching Bayer Contour Next?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I find the meter difficult to put into the holder inside the case? The plastic area sticks to the meter as I try to slide it in after charging...am I doing something wrong...suggestions? Also I think it is difficult to insert the HUGE strip…"
Jan 26, 2013
MinnesotaAnn replied to Josh's discussion 'Anyone switching Bayer Contour Next?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"the meter is nice and small and so is the clicker but.. WTH? could the test strip canister BE ANY bigger? I mean really isn't there a way to make that smaller? Don't we have a landfill problem??"
Jan 25, 2013
MinnesotaAnn replied to Ritesh's discussion 'y is dat everytime i use a new quick set i go 200+' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"yes, well unpredictability is the other name for this disease...LOL"
Jan 25, 2013
MinnesotaAnn replied to Ritesh's discussion 'y is dat everytime i use a new quick set i go 200+' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Many have found this to happen. The reason is the body sends extra fluid to surround what the body interprets your new set as a "new injury" so the insulin is not absorbed well until the body "settles down" and accepts the new…"
Jan 25, 2013
MinnesotaAnn and Nell are now friends
Jan 2, 2013
MinnesotaAnn replied to Nell's discussion 'Thinking about a DAD, Questions' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"Yes, I talk about the lab hair. There are many working poodle DADs (I have one). There are a couple of trainers that will work with you to find an acceptable dog and breed for you. Send me a private message & I can give you a couple of trainers…"
Jan 2, 2013
MinnesotaAnn replied to Carol's discussion 'Pump Return' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have called Medtronic many times over the years. I have always had nice, helpful people help me over the phone..And yes there are some tests they can have you run over the phone; they are there to answer questions 24/7, so no need to wait until…"
Jan 1, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
to learn, to help
Date diagnosed
September 1, 1987
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Medtronic Minimed since 2000
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Married since 1978, Type 1 since 1987, pumping since 2000, hypo & hyper-glycemic unaware since 2004, assisted by diabetic alert dog since 2009

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At 10:07pm on June 17, 2012, Micah said…

Hi Ann, I was thinking of getting a diabetic alert service dog. Can you tell me a little about the process to get one. That is if you don't mind.

At 6:33pm on February 24, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi Ann - thanks so much for sharing my joy re the kidney news. I'ts been a wild ride.
Hope you and Ms. Lil are doing well and that we can see each other soon!

At 4:26am on October 26, 2011, Cherrie said…
Yeah! I do work with a trainer. Beau is already working and going with me everywhere. Nina is our trainer and has extensive experience with SAR and Cadivar dogs. I asked her to help me with this as I don't have symptoms when I go low. She doesn't want to have to reinvent the wheel but it's been a chore to find someone who was willing to tell us what to do and how to do it as they all wanted my money. I don't need another dog! So...

For collecting scent samples we figured we would start with lows, at what point (how low) should I go before collecting the samples. We were going to use guaze pads and put them in a mason jar.

Is this a good start?
At 7:49am on October 25, 2011, Kathy said…
An the post and pics about the meetup are on my blog
www.kathy4762.blogspot.com. Please tell Sue as I do not do Facebook. Thanks
At 4:18pm on October 19, 2011, Richard157 said…
Ann, do you know Sue, the lady at the meeting Sunday who has been T1 for 48 years? I don't know how to contact her. I just want to know which diabetes website she uses, and to thank her for attending.
At 12:23pm on October 19, 2011, Richard157 said…
Hello Ann, I am pleased that you, Kathy and Sue were there. I was not expecting the three of you, and it was a pleasant surprise!! I enjoyed the T1 meet-up very much!! I think all of us did. Jennifer could not be there because her daughter was sick and had a fever. It is my understanding that there are usually only 4 people who attend thos meetings (Scott, Dean, Mike and Jennifer). Having 13 people there on Sunday was unusual, even though 2 were non D and 2 were T2D.

It would be nice to go back there again in a few years, but it is very expensive. thanks fo sending me a message, and being my friend!!!

At 5:19pm on July 13, 2011, Kathy said…
At 4:17pm on July 26, 2010, Mikey said…
Hope to see you at the Sept meet up.

I also would like to learn more about the service dog.

At 8:45am on July 13, 2010, Peterspoon said…
Hi Ann, I just found the group too! It's really neat to know diabetics in the area. And to tell you the truth, I had no idea there were diabetes service dogs. I look forward to learning from you!
At 9:43pm on September 5, 2009, ~Just Me~ said…




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