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Brian replied to Michelle's discussion 'Nhs funding for continuous glucose monitoring systems' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"Hi Michelle, I have had Type 1 since 1939 and recently found I have hypoglycaemic unawareness. NICE has recommended that this is a reason they accept for CGM on NHS. It took me 2 years pleading to get it. Keep trying. I am sending this because I…"
Nov 5, 2013
Brian joined Manny Hernandez's group
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Nov 5, 2013
Brian posted a status
"Just told that may have to change DexCom1 for a Medtronic London hospital feel DexCom making them replace it early by withdrawing sensors!"
Sep 30, 2013
rick phillips left a comment for Brian
"Brain happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness."
Jul 8, 2013
Brian replied to Callahan357's discussion 'Body Placement of the dexcom?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I've had a 7plus for nearly a year and find upper inner thigh to give most consistent readings. Using abdomen seemed to be upset by trousers & belt. I always put the sensor horizontal. 21 days is my record."
Sep 30, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for Brian
"Happy Birthday, Brian!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Jul 8, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Brian
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you dear Brian... Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)"
Jul 8, 2012
john replied to Brian's discussion 'Dexcom 7 shows ??? not glucose.' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"I tried one out for a week and got this quite a few times. Now, I see that several people are saying that you have to have the transmitter on the same side of your body as the receiver is on. Really? It's a radio transmitter and at that short…"
Jan 11, 2012
Brian left a comment for Manny Hernandez
"Hallo Manny, Best Wishes to you and to all TuDiabetics in 2012. I have now had a CGM for one month which led me to think how lucky we all are with the extraordinary advances seen in detecting and measuring glucose thu' the ages. I have written…"
Jan 5, 2012
Marie B left a comment for Brian
"congrats on being featured!"
Dec 12, 2011
Manny Hernandez left a comment for Brian
"Thanks, Brian!! I look forward to learning from you as much as I can. You set an example for all of us to follow."
Dec 11, 2011
Donna H left a comment for Brian
"Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community."
Dec 11, 2011
Brian commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Well I think I have solved my Dexcom conundrum and the solution was to read and follow the instructions in the Green Book 3.5 . I had omitted the vital step after inserting the sensor of retracting the needle so I was withrawing the sendor still…"
Dec 10, 2011
lotsofshots left a comment for Brian
Dec 10, 2011
Brian left a comment for Manny Hernandez
"Manny many thanks for friendship from a man I so much admire. You are doing marvellous work with TuDiabetes. Brian"
Dec 9, 2011
Brian and Manny Hernandez are now friends
Dec 9, 2011

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?
using a CGMS and need advice
Date diagnosed
March 1, 1939
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.0
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots
Tell us more about you (optional)
Had Type 1(before the name was thought of) since 1939. My father was a doctor so I was diagnosed early-age 7. On pig insulin straight away. Eventually became a Dr myself at St Thomas's London and became specialist Haematologist. Retired 1989. 2 hip replacements. Coronary bypass 2010.
Still going strong.

Brian's Blog

Dexcom 7 troubles

Posted on December 8, 2011 at 2:26pm 0 Comments

Well I got fed up and fitted a new sensor but ohh dear now instead of ??? I read ERR 1' so I looked in the good green book , one more fingerstick and Bingo its working! Thank you all for listening. Brian

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At 6:05am on July 8, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:13am on July 8, 2013, rick phillips said…

Brain happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 9:04am on July 8, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 6:24am on July 8, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 5:20am on July 8, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you dear Brian...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 2:01pm on December 12, 2011, Marie B said…

congrats on being featured!

At 2:52pm on December 11, 2011, Manny Hernandez said…

Thanks, Brian!! I look forward to learning from you as much as I can. You set an example for all of us to follow.

At 5:47am on December 11, 2011, Donna H said…

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

At 6:12pm on December 8, 2011, Linda G said…

Bravo for being a featured member Brian :)

At 4:42pm on December 8, 2011, Manny Hernandez said…

Welcome to the TuDiabetes family, Brian!!! It is an honor to have you as a member. How did you hear about us, if you don't mind me asking?

 
 
 

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