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Linda G left a comment for Bill
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
Nov 9, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for Bill
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Nov 9, 2013
David (dns) replied to Bill's discussion 'Interpreting blood results when on low carb regiment' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"I continue to marvel at the complexity of human physiology and the nearly infinite variations and combinations of behavior that result. When I started following Bernstein, I dropped 30 lbs and all of my lipids improved -- and when I say improved, I…"
Jun 2, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Bill's discussion 'Interpreting blood results when on low carb regiment' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"Although Dr. B doesn't talk about it, many people on low carb diets (such as Atkins) report that they have transient elevated cholesterol for 6 months or more after starting the diet. And if you are losing weight, you will often find elevated…"
Jun 2, 2013
Gerri replied to Bill's discussion 'Interpreting blood results when on low carb regiment' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"One hour."
Jun 2, 2013
Gerri replied to Bill's discussion 'Interpreting blood results when on low carb regiment' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"You're lucky to have a doctor who tested fT3 & fT4. Progressive thinking considers optimal range for fT3 to be in the upper third & fT4 in mid-range. Thyroid problems are complex. I have Hashimoto's, an auto-immune disease."
Jun 2, 2013
Gerri replied to Bill's discussion 'Interpreting blood results when on low carb regiment' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"Congratulations on your A1c! Your TSH is quite high, as you know, though TSH is an inaccurate measure of thyroid function. Were Free T3, Free T4 & Reverse T3 tested? Unfortunately, what doctors interpret as normal thyroid activity is rarely…"
Jun 2, 2013
Terry L Long replied to Bill's discussion 'Insulin and The Summer Heat' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Some good information, I didn't know this could happen. Summer is just around the corner and I live in a hot area of the county THANKS S"
Apr 12, 2013
Elizabeth replied to Bill's discussion 'Insulin and The Summer Heat' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I'll add to what S Woodward says and say, I have found that the blockages can sometimes re-open abruptly so that you get a flood of insulin all at once, and insulin tends to be much more efficient at clearly glucose from the blood in warm…"
Apr 12, 2013
S Woodward replied to Bill's discussion 'Insulin and The Summer Heat' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Hint about infusion sites. The infusion of insulin causes te insulin preservative to crystallize around the end of the cannula. This causes blockage of the tissues that absorb the insulin protein. The happens in ~72 hours +-. Most notable at the…"
Apr 11, 2013
Terry L Long replied to Bill's discussion 'Insulin and The Summer Heat' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Are you sure you didn't have an occlusion with your pump?? There are times me reading don't make any sense and I find that it is sometimes my tubing."
Apr 11, 2013
S Woodward replied to Bill's discussion 'Battery problems' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"The voltage # is not the critical measure because the pump has to predict when the batter will be too low to work. The Minimed software that monitors the changes in voltage is using the data from a Energizer battery, so if you use another battery,…"
Mar 5, 2013
john replied to Bill's discussion 'Battery problems' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Yep, had a few of these myself. The (No)Help desk tells me that only Energizer batteries are approved for this machine. Really? Well, I took my handy meter, and tested the battery that was supposedly "dead" and it showed 1.57Volts, ie:…"
Mar 5, 2013
PMichel replied to Bill's discussion 'Battery problems' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"It could be a battery brand issue, however...when I have the slightest problem with the pump, I call Minimed. They will help you look for a solution but 3/4 times my pump has been replaced. They do not take malfunctions lightly."
Mar 5, 2013
S Woodward replied to Bill's discussion 'Battery problems' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"The Minimed battery monitoring setting profiles are only set up for energizer batteries. Any other battery will cause errors even when there is still power in the battery...what a pain, I know. If you are using energizes call Minimed ASAP to get the…"
Mar 4, 2013
jujube replied to Bill's discussion 'Battery problems' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have the paradigm mini and my pump only uses energizer batteries. If I use Duracell then I get battery failure messages. So, I only use energizers AAA"
Mar 4, 2013

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?
by sharing information with others and learning from others
Date diagnosed
December 27, 2005
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed paradigm

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At 10:35am on November 9, 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 BILL!!
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Hey, take a couple of minutes and do The Big Big blue Test!!
http://bigbluetest.org/
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At 5:51am on November 9, 2013, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 1:19am on November 9, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY,Bill. , I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 6:20pm on February 11, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Bill...fellow Canadian!
Diagnosed 2 days after Christmas!! As if getting diagnosed wasn't hard enough!
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 5:25pm on February 11, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Bill, This is a place where we come together to support each other. To share our problems and experiences and to help each other. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions.

This is a place to come for understanding from other people with diabetes.

Please feel at home, you are with friends.

At 2:48pm on February 11, 2013, 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 12:41pm on February 11, 2013, Marie B said…

At 12:41pm on February 11, 2013, Marie B said…

hi Bill, welcome! please join our Canada group
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/canada

At 9:43am on February 11, 2013, 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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