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New T1 support group - Southern California -Yucaipa, San Bernardino County

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Nov 7, 2013. 1 Reply

I am getting ready to start a new support group for Type 1 diabetics + families. Location: Southern California--> Inland Empire --> ZIP 92399 --> San Bernardino County --> YUCAIPAPlease…Continue

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How often your endocrine provider wants to see your pump download data?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Biedronk Oct 4, 2012. 31 Replies

I got a new endocrine M.D. On the last visit she requested weekly pump downloads. This is the first since the diagnosis 12 years ago. I had docs who did not showed any interest in pump data, bu this…Continue

 

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Biedronk replied to James Type 1 diabetic's discussion 'Somogyi effect, rebound and dexcom g4 cgms?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Try not to focus on the rebound, just on identifying low blood sugars and changing insulin dosing to avoid lows in the future. No lows = no rebound. Re low alarm, it is more about your comfort. Once you trust the device more you may want to actually…"
Dec 9
Biedronk replied to joey's discussion 'help I need a few spare sensor sites' in the group Dexcom Users
"Use skin Tac wipe to keep in on, we all use dexcom for 2=4 weeks at a time. Relax."
Dec 8
Biedronk replied to JessK's discussion 'What insurance is most OmniPod friendly?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I moved from civilized Canada, with national insurance to US to be able to finally get pump and sensor. In Canada I could only dream about it. I was fully employed with standard national insurance. Here fully employed, on pump and sensor x…"
Dec 5
Biedronk replied to JessK's discussion 'What insurance is most OmniPod friendly?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Best option - call Omnipod and ask for rep from your area to contact you. Ask the rep for advice. They deal with all the local plans and can pinpoint the one most feasible in regards to the Omnipod. Good Luck."
Dec 5
Biedronk replied to KCCO's discussion 'Omnipod & porcine insulin' in the group OmniPod Users
"FYI U500 is concentrated Humulin R"
Nov 23
Biedronk replied to joey's discussion 'how do u use the data u get from dexcom I'm on 1st week and am not shere' in the group Dexcom Users
"1. First of all, Dexcom data is like an eye opener. You have the ability to notice patterns explaining many unexplained previously highs and lows. For example, I noticed that my blood sugar goes up in the morning after getting anything to drink. It…"
Nov 13
Biedronk replied to Bonnie's discussion 'United HealthCare and Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"This is for sure not the issue. I am doc and I am dealing with tons of pump and cgm applications. I got my first UHC denial, with the reasoning that this is more expensive that other insulin pump. I talked to Omnipod rep, they are aware of the…"
Oct 8
Biedronk replied to Bondedbyblood's discussion 'Asking for advise before starting omnipod!' in the group OmniPod Users
"On average I have a pod failure due to different issues, like cannula problem or so 4 times a year. Insurance covers a new PDM every 4 years if needed. So if you lose it - you have to pay for it cash. Just like any other pump. I have a sticker on…"
Sep 22
Biedronk replied to KevinS's discussion 'How long do you where your sensor?' in the group Dexcom Users
"At minimum 2 weeks, but rarely longer than 3 weeks. After two weeks I get to the point when ??? show a bit often or the accuracy is off. At this point I change."
Sep 19
Biedronk replied to Bonnie's discussion 'United HealthCare and Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"Not all HMO is great. Just today I got a rejection for pump application from HMO insurance. Reason: A1c must be above 7" Her A1C is 7.0m results of great work, 3 months ago it was over 10. It makes me ..... Let say.... irritated."
Sep 18
Biedronk replied to jbowler's discussion 'Issues with the Omnipod 'suspend' option and why it shouldn't be used where 'temp basal' can do the job' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks for sharing. Good point."
Sep 17
Biedronk replied to Bonnie's discussion 'United HealthCare and Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I know for a fact that UHC covers omnipod, as per today. I think this was an error. The best is to contact Omnipod and ask them to sort it out with insurance. Or start first with talking to UHC. Or, what may be the fastest, ask your MD to write a…"
Sep 17
Biedronk replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'OmniPod and Apidra' in the group OmniPod Users
"I used apidra in T-slim. Had first occlusion after 4 days."
Sep 16
Biedronk replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'OmniPod and Apidra' in the group OmniPod Users
"I read once a published study about superiority in time of onset of action of apidra comparing to humalog. After reading it, I decided to try and see. To be honest, I have not noticed a difference. But my friend, on CGM as I, had worse control on…"
Sep 16
Biedronk replied to Joern's discussion 'Tegaderm - the foundation of a sensor' in the group Dexcom Users
"I use Tough pads by Johnson&Johnson. These come in boxes of 4, cost about 5$. It helps to keep the sensor on for 2-3 weeks. And YES, there is NO problem with going through with the needle. I used to cut the hole for the sensor, but once I…"
Sep 12
Biedronk replied to Tony L's discussion 'Dexcom sensor location' in the group Dexcom Users
"It's very personal. A matter of trial and errors. For me stomach works best, and I can run one sensor for 2-3 weeks at the time. I use arms occasionally, but I prefer covered area as by the end of 3 weeks It does not look pretty:-) I know guys…"
Sep 11

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
exchanging info and experience,
Date diagnosed
September 1, 2001
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.7
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod
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At 4:11am on June 12, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Biedronk, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday.

At 3:19pm on June 12, 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 Biedronk!!
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It's on every day!
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At 2:08am on June 12, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Biedronk, Happy Birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 6:27pm on September 6, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Biedronk.....
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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There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"College Students with Diabetes" & "Young Adults with Diabetes".
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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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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 10:08am on September 6, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway we can help just ask us! Come join us on our live chat on the bottem of our homepage. Here's a link to help u on ur way http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes.

At 7:38am on September 6, 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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