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Linda G left a comment for Biff
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES BIFF!! ----------------------------------------------------------------"
Dec 1, 2013
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Biff
"Biff, 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."
Dec 1, 2013
jrtpup replied to Biff's discussion 'ARM-tastic ! ARM-awesome ! ARMAZING !! (Dex sensors on backs of upper arms!)' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yes actually. Don't know if you've tried this yet. I use strips, and peel off ONLY the short part of the paper on the sticky part. Stick it where you want the whole strip to end up, then bend back the remaining (longer) piece of paper. As…"
Feb 3, 2013
Laddie replied to Biff's discussion 'ARM-tastic ! ARM-awesome ! ARMAZING !! (Dex sensors on backs of upper arms!)' in the group Dexcom Users
"Any tips for putting on Opsite Flexifix one-handed? I don't have any problems with the insertion on either arm, but I haven't been able to do a good job of applying the Flexifix. I've tried both strips and a solid piece with a hole…"
Feb 3, 2013
Natalie ._c- replied to Biff's discussion 'ARM-tastic ! ARM-awesome ! ARMAZING !! (Dex sensors on backs of upper arms!)' in the group Dexcom Users
"Glad to hear it! So far, I have not tried ANY place for either my pump sites or my sensors except my upper belly, and it's getting to be time to do that, because I can see some scar tissue building up (only by the color of the skin -- nothing…"
Feb 3, 2013
Clare replied to Biff's discussion 'ARM-tastic ! ARM-awesome ! ARMAZING !! (Dex sensors on backs of upper arms!)' in the group Dexcom Users
"Ditto one of my favorite places, and I agree whole-heartedly with find out where your arms are when you sleep. I put a sensor on my left arm too far back and had to remove it the very next day because I just couldn't stand it anymore. Another…"
Feb 3, 2013
jrtpup replied to Biff's discussion 'ARM-tastic ! ARM-awesome ! ARMAZING !! (Dex sensors on backs of upper arms!)' in the group Dexcom Users
"Glad it worked so well for you Biff! One of my favorite sites as well :)"
Feb 3, 2013
Biff added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users
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ARM-tastic ! ARM-awesome ! ARMAZING !! (Dex sensors on backs of upper arms!)

I have learned a lot of great Dexcom tips from many people on this site, but none more valuable than how to place Dexcom sensors ON THE BACK OF THE UPPER ARM ! ~ARMTASTIC ~!a couple sensors ago I used my arm for the first time, and chose the upper back side of my left arm since I'm right handed. I found a few very helpful online videos of people inserting sensors in the arm, and accomplishing this by myself wasn't nearly as difficult as I had imagined, and will only get easier and easier of…See More
Feb 3, 2013
JD replied to Biff's discussion 'NEED DEXCOM In-Network BCBS provider! "Diabetes Specialty Center" has totally failed me.' in the group Dexcom Users
"I just got my DexCom Platinum. After my initial nightmare with Diabetes Specialty Care I really did not have much hope of getting the sensor kits without the same difficulty. I called them, explained I had upgraded to the G4, and needed new sensors.…"
Jan 12, 2013
Biff replied to Mike's discussion 'Possible G4 case' in the group Dexcom Users
"update: my case arrived 12/31 .. I'm really glad to have this case! it isn't a 100% perfect fit (the viewing window cuts off just a bit of the far left of the screen where the transmitter icon is) but it's close, and sooo much better…"
Jan 1, 2013
Biff replied to Mike's discussion 'Possible G4 case' in the group Dexcom Users
"DITTO ABOVE.. THANK YOU MIKE ! I ordered one too.. amazon said "only 19 left in stock" .. you will prolly sell them out! WHY can't Dexcom design practical cases for their products ?~!"
Dec 23, 2012
Biff replied to Mom 2 Kyle's discussion 'Bleeding when inserting new G4 sensor normal?' in the group Dexcom Users
"oh no, I am sorry to read these posts. one of the reasons I switched (after nearly four years) from the Medtronic CGM to the Dexcom was because of the terrible problem I had with bleeding from the Medtronic sensor insertions. and I was delighted…"
Dec 14, 2012
Biff replied to Laddie's discussion 'First G4 Sensor: First Sensor Failure' in the group Dexcom Users
"I'm hoping that I have a "fluke" G4 sensor also.. I'm on day 3 of my first G4 sensor and I am also still wearing my last Dexcom Seven+ sensor and comparing results between the two and finger sticks. so far my old Seven+ is giving…"
Dec 13, 2012
Biff joined Sara's group
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For all you athletes with diabetes (or wannabe athletes!) - a place to exchange workout tips and encouragement.
Dec 13, 2012
Biff replied to Biff's discussion 'NEED DEXCOM In-Network BCBS provider! "Diabetes Specialty Center" has totally failed me.' in the group Dexcom Users
"isn't that amazing.. Diabetes Specialty Center told me that my order (that they did not process in three weeks even with my every-other-day phone calls to them) would be shipped by Dexcom."
Dec 12, 2012
JD replied to Biff's discussion 'NEED DEXCOM In-Network BCBS provider! "Diabetes Specialty Center" has totally failed me.' in the group Dexcom Users
"After intense phone calls with Diabetes Specialty, I have a tracking # for AM delivery today. After all that, it figures Dexcom is back in network. Ironically, the order is being shipped directly from Dexcom. Weird!"
Dec 11, 2012

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?
insurance questions
Date diagnosed
June 21, 1987
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
medtronic paradigm

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At 7:04am on December 1, 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 BIFF!!
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At 12:10am on December 1, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Biff, 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 2:29pm on December 1, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Biff...
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 7:51am on December 1, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 10:21pm on November 26, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Biff...
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,
click on "all groups". 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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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 11:05am on November 26, 2012, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is 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 vent to, if needed.
At 10:12am on November 26, 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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