Benjamin McLaughlin
  • 27, Male
  • Pineville, Louisiana
  • United States
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18 Holes of Golf AND a Cart...Low Blood Sugar.

Started on Sunday 0 Replies

Hey everyone, I love to play golf. I enjoy walking, and it is obvious that unless precautions are taken you will go low while walking a round. However, I find that I go low even when I ride in a…Continue

Test Strips Expiring-Donation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David (dns) Mar 8. 3 Replies

Hey everyone, I am lucky enough to have an employer with excellent insurance. When I was first diagnosed, before I was able to obtain a Dexcom, I had the doctor write me a script of testing 6 times a…Continue

Tallygear screen guard trick

Started May 3, 2013 0 Replies

Not sure if any of you are having problems with the plastic screen protector sticking to the G4. If so, squeeze a baby powder bottle on the screen. You dont want actual baby powder on it, just a…Continue

Tips and Tricks with insulin and insurance in Oklahoma

Started this discussion. Last reply by Benjamin McLaughlin Mar 7, 2013. 3 Replies

I just recentely accepted a job in Oklahoma. I had BCBS of LA, and I am going to BCBS of OK. Anyone switched BcBS states before and had any issues? Also, in Louisiana we have this program that allows…Continue

 

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Benjamin McLaughlin posted a discussion

18 Holes of Golf AND a Cart...Low Blood Sugar.

Hey everyone, I love to play golf. I enjoy walking, and it is obvious that unless precautions are taken you will go low while walking a round. However, I find that I go low even when I ride in a cart. Does anyone else have issues with this? I just don't see 18 holes while riding much of an exercise.See More
Sunday
90Duck replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Dexcom on Thigh?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hi Michael, I'm thinking about giving the inner thigh location a try. Have you been getting two weeks + out of the sensors? My legs are pretty muscular so I've shied away from using them, but from your description of the location you use…"
Mar 18
Benjamin McLaughlin replied to kellermann2000's discussion 'Hey Guys... Share Your Basal Rate??' in the group OmniPod Users
"As the first post said, be careful, but I'm assuming you just want to compare yourself to others right? I wanted to do the same thing. I am 6'2 190. My basal rates fall in between 0.5 and 0.7. Based on a few books I read this is close to…"
Mar 16
Michael Watson replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Dexcom on Thigh?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Slight modification to my post, above. It's not exactly on the front of the leg. It is about an inch and a half toward the outside of the leg. I found that when it was directly on top, it would get knocked more often and sometimes ripped…"
Mar 14
Michael Watson replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Dexcom on Thigh?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Thigh is the only place I wear my Dexcom G4. And it works super well. Placement-wise, I put it on the front of my thigh, not the side, and about a third of the way down from my hip to my knee. If I put my hand in my jeans pocket, I can trace the…"
Mar 14
Seth replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Dexcom on Thigh?' in the group Dexcom Users
"If you are getting into muscle you might get the questions. I get better results when I go towards the inside of my leg not right on top. I also use Flexifix bit that just makes it last longer. Oh and make sure to pinch up!"
Mar 14
Parrformance replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Dexcom on Thigh?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I had three sensors from one box that spent more time with ??? than any readings. One of the sensors failed fairly quickly(Dex replaced it), one lasted one week but only worked 50-60% of the time. The next one never worked right, and I gave up on it…"
Mar 14
Clare replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Dexcom on Thigh?' in the group Dexcom Users
"One reason you may get the ??? is the transmitter gets wet from a shower. A way to help this is to think about the transmitter as a ski boot. Always point the "toe" of the boot facing up. This makes it less likely for water to get…"
Mar 14
Benjamin McLaughlin replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Dexcom on Thigh?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Any tips or tricks? I have some shameful bird legs so maybe that's my problem. About to go on a cruise and I would love for everything to be under the board shorts."
Mar 13
Seth replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Dexcom on Thigh?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yep both inside and outside thigh. Trying the calf right now. Love my Pod on the calf and think the Dex will work well too."
Mar 13
Benjamin McLaughlin added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users
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Dexcom on Thigh?

I wear my Omnipod on my thighs all the time; however, I cannot for the life of me get a Dexcom sensor to not ??? everytime. Anyone have success in this area?
Mar 13
Benjamin McLaughlin replied to Gluke Skywalker's discussion 'How complex are the basal settings on your pump?'
"My basal settings are simple. Previously I was .90 4am-10am, .70 10am-12pm, .50 12pm-7pm, .70 7pm-4am. It was a simple curve. The last few months though since football season ended and I've had more time, I have significantly increased my…"
Mar 9
David (dns) replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Test Strips Expiring-Donation?'
"There are organizations that will accept donations of unexpired, unopened supplies of this kind. One of the more prominent is Insulin For Life."
Mar 8
meee replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Test Strips Expiring-Donation?'
"6 test strips per day isn't that many, I wouldn't change my rx because for all you know you may need to test more in the future or have days where you do need 6 or more- diabetes isn't a static unchanging condition. So just donate…"
Mar 8
swisschocolate replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Test Strips Expiring-Donation?'
"Insulin for life will be happy to receive your strips. http://www.ifl-usa.org interview with them: http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-live-interview-with-carol-and-mark-atkinson-insulin"
Mar 8
Benjamin McLaughlin posted a discussion

Test Strips Expiring-Donation?

Hey everyone, I am lucky enough to have an employer with excellent insurance. When I was first diagnosed, before I was able to obtain a Dexcom, I had the doctor write me a script of testing 6 times a day, which I did use completely. Now that I have had the Dexcom I haven't been testing as much. I haven't realized the surplus of test strips I have accumulated (Freestyle Lite). I have a few hundred that are going to be expiring next month, and I just received a new shipment of my next 90…See More
Mar 8

Profile Information

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?
Get first hand information from fellow patients.
Date diagnosed
February 6, 2012
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

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At 6:13pm on September 22, 2013, Benjamin McLaughlin said…

Thank all you guys for the birthday posts!

At 1:32pm on September 22, 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 BENJAMIN!!
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At 1:59am on September 22, 2013, rick phillips said…

Benjamin, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:48am on September 22, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 3:21am on September 22, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Benjamin...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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 right now!
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At 11:28pm on March 12, 2012, Danielle said…

Welcome to the forum! I was recently diagnosed at 19 (21 now) and have the OmniPod! I would love to answer any questions you have! Feel free to message me anytime!

At 7:46pm on March 12, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Benjamin!

At 1:56pm on March 12, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 10:33am on March 12, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Benjamin. Feb. 6th is like yesterday.....how's it all going?
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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 9:46am on March 12, 2012, Robyn said…

Hello and Welcome!

 
 
 

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