Hi everyone---Just wondering if anyone here has tried the Medtronic Revel (723) yet. I am gearing up to start pumping and learned today that the FDA approved the new model just last week. The New…Continue
"Seems like the responses to your questions are all over the place regarding supplier reliability. I was using Neighborhood Diabetes here in New England, and most of the time they were quite good. Only once did an order need to get messed up to cause…"
"Hi, Aaron....I saw the pic of you holding you dog and thought I'd send a note. I'm a dog lover, too. I've got basset hounds. Being single and the only human in the house, I really appreciate their company and playfulness. I can't…"
"Hi there....I also agree with the other posters---your doc or CDE needs to re-assess your settings. During the first 24 hours of my going on the pump---during the night, too---the CDE in my doc's office was checking back and forth with me every…"
"hmmm......my transmitter lasted just about 18 months, then it completely went dead on me. I was without one for 3 weeks while all the approvals went through and I really missed it. To be honest, I thought I'd enjoy _not_ having it, but that was…"
"Jon...I just love this post! The only thing missing was' the stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hope that St. Nick, soon would be there' with.....Reservoirs, Sof-Sensors and Quick-sets! I love your enthusiasm and the…"
"You have a bit of a challenge, John. I run into this every summer. First, I shave a couple of spots on my abdomen where I'm going to insert the sensor. After I shower and dry off, I use the alcohol swab, air dry that, then follow the typical…"
"Thanks Anthony!! I appreciate the feedback, and I'm glad that I'm able to help in some way.
Regarding the Medtronic sensors, I've heard (here and elsewhere) about the new sensor they've developed called the Enlite. I think…"
"The one who folded a thousand cranes will be granted one wish"... and our wish is to be cured, and/or to have a healthy and long life. Maybe we all can fold a thousand paper cranes and post pictures of them in this group. How many can we make?See More
"Hi, Scott.....today is the first time I've read any of your posts....you're a smart one! I decided that after reading the first one or two. So then I decided to go read more of your posts, and sure enough, I'. convinced of it. Good…"
"Ditto for me, folks.....I'm having more and more difficulty getting my sensors in. Between bleeders and losing them from heat and perspiration, it's been an expensive summer for maintaining sensors. Like the rest of you, looking forward to…"
HAPPY BIRTHDAY is only the beginning Anthony!! Wishing you all that is good in life and top it with more happiness and endless love.
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Hello Anthony. I am still alive and kicking. At the Annual Tudiabetes awards night the members voted me Life Coach that person ,wjo in their opinion has done the most to support and encourage the members. Did you watch the Westminster Dog Show? I hope all is well with you. Are you still commuting to Dartmouth? Take good care of yourself. Reed
Hello Anthony. So very sorry your operation did not do that well. I can kind of know what you are going through as my late sister had all kinds od fushions on her back. It changed her life. I shall pray hard that the procedure goes well in January. Sorry you hasd to miss NY and your friends and the bhound convention. Take it easy. Things will get better. Take good care. I care. Reed
Long time no see or hear. Just wondering how you are doing. For 84 I am doing much better than I deserve. We had a record breaking hot summer. A/C still on. Do you still commute to Darmouth? I hope his finds you and the pump doing wee. Bg just now 105. Take good care. Reed
Hello Anthony long time no see. I was doing birthdays and saw you had commented to someone so i thought I would send you a note. How are you? How are your readings? Are you still doing that long cimmute to Dartmouth? I am now 84 and doing better than I deserve. Just put on CELEBREX for my legs and anjles,,it is working. Take good care of yourself. Reed
Thanks Anthony!! I appreciate the feedback, and I'm glad that I'm able to help in some way.
Regarding the Medtronic sensors, I've heard (here and elsewhere) about the new sensor they've developed called the Enlite. I think DiabetesMine.com has a pretty good summary of it. It's supposed to be smaller and easier to use than the current Softsenser (Soft?! Who are they kidding!) but currently it's not available in the U.S. because of FDA issues. Medtronic wants to market it as being usable for more than 3 days, but if they did that, then the current pumps would be incompatible. (The software in the pump, which is FDA approved, tells the user to replace the sensor after 3-days, and they'd get in lots of trouble if they told patients to circumvent those rules in order to use the Enlite). Actual product development, I believe, is complete or near-complete. They might also be trying to get approval for use in places on the body other than the abdomen. There's a current ongoing thread on TuD called "MM sensors are bent" which deals with the pain of inserting the current sensors. If you haven't stumbled on it yet, do a search and take a look.
I think I'll be posting another blog post later today about the sensor... stay tuned. I've actually debated starting up my own D-blog, but there are so many of them out there that I don't know if it's worthwhile. I know I don't keep up with many of them myself.
I'm also trying to shift my career towards diabetes somehow (I've got an engineering background and have worked in wireless telecom for a long time) but I'm not sure how. Other than from the School of Hard Knocks, I really don't have the credentials.
Thanks again for your kind words, and for your encouragement for me to continue.
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