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Brent replied to Anthony's discussion 'For the men out there - Are you shaving your abdomen for the infusion set?' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I shave the areas that I place the infusion set. The infusion set will stay in place if you don't shave. It's removing the infusion set that sucks."
Apr 25
Brent commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"What's the error message that you receive when a cartridge fails?"
Dec 5, 2013
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Brent
"Brent, 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."
Nov 7, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Brent
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
Nov 7, 2013
Brent replied to Stephen Gilbert's discussion 'A pod, a hammer, and some vice grips later...'
"It is the pump. The OmniPod has the insulin reservoir, infusion set, battery, and pumping mechanism built into one unit. The OmniPod isn't reusable and you change the entire pod when the reservoir runs out."
Sep 5, 2013
Brent replied to Earl's discussion 'swimming with a pump'
"I'm a SCUBA diver. I don't dive with my pump. I eat a high carb breakfast and only dive if I'm above 200. In between dives, I'll check my sugar and eat some carbs to get me back over 200."
Sep 5, 2013
Brent joined Jigga's group
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Tandem T:Slim Users

New insulin pump from Tandem, the T:Slim touch screen insulin pump. Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for…See More
Sep 5, 2013
Brent updated their profile
Aug 30, 2013
Brent posted a photo
Aug 30, 2013
Brent replied to MrsCooper's discussion 'Leaving OmniPod- considering Minimed, advice?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Maybe it's not the adhesive but the cannula that you're allergic too. You may need an infusion set with a needle instead of an infusion set with a nylon cannula."
Aug 29, 2013
Brent replied to MrsCooper's discussion 'Leaving OmniPod- considering Minimed, advice?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I agree with this. You can't go wrong with any pump. Every pump on the market has been approved by the FDA. The rest is just details. Do a little research and go with the one you like the best."
Aug 29, 2013
Brent replied to Dave S's discussion 'Animas Ping Self-Destructing Belt Clips'
"I've never had a problem, and I sometimes feel like I need to be a yoga guru to get out of my car because it's low to the ground and small."
Aug 28, 2013
Brent replied to Dave S's discussion 'Animas Ping Self-Destructing Belt Clips'
"I use a leather flip phone case from CaseLogic similar to this: http://www.amazon.com/Case-Logic-Universal-Leather-Swivel/dp/B000QSRUB8"
Aug 28, 2013
Brent replied to MrsCooper's discussion 'Leaving OmniPod- considering Minimed, advice?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I've been with Medtronic for 8 years, and I'm about to switch to Tandem. Why? I think Medtronic lags behind in terms of technical innovation and features. Since Medtronic is the current leader in insulin pumps (they have 77% of the insulin…"
Aug 28, 2013
Brent joined Rick Phillips's group
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Dinner and a Movie

Movie Reviews Please start a new review in a separate directory. Comments about new movies, DVD releases, and great dinners are welcome. Test strips awarded on a five point scale with five test strips being the best.See More
Aug 12, 2013
Brent replied to Leotha Fleming III's discussion 'IV TAPE FOR SENSOR' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I didn't like the IV3000 tape. See if your nsurance company will cover 3M's Tegaderm. I think it's better than IV3000 in every way."
Nov 19, 2012

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
General education
Date diagnosed
May 1, 1998
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Paradigm 722

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At 4:51am on November 7, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Brent, 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 4:18am on November 7, 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 BRENT!!
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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 1:38am on November 7, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 4:52am on November 7, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 4:31am on November 7, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Brent....
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 2:06pm on May 27, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Brent...
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 11:37am on May 27, 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!!!

At 9:45am on May 27, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 8:10am on May 27, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.
Here's a link to help you get to know more about us: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

At 6:18am on May 27, 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.

 
 
 

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