Brian Wittman
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Brian Wittman's Discussions

What Tunes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Jan 30, 2013. 1 Reply

I am just curious. What tunes do you have programmed into your pump to remind you to test, bolus, fill or the pump needs attention?I have an Animas Ping and have 'If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments'…Continue

Diabetes Management while Hospitalized

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen Jan 27, 2013. 11 Replies

I recently was hospitalized for an infected gall bladder. I told the admitting physician that I would be managing my own diabetes and there will be no further discussion on the subject. After the…Continue

Fighting Lows

Started this discussion. Last reply by T1Forever Feb 23, 2012. 8 Replies

I don't understand. This past Tuesday, I woke up in the morning and tested as usual. I was a little low at 72. I ate an apple and some peanut butter, and brought up my number to about 110. About an…Continue

MiniMed Pediatric version of their pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by MyBustedPancreas Nov 5, 2011. 5 Replies

Does anyone have any information on the pediatric version of the MiniMed pump? I know Animas doesn't make a pediatric version, and I am just wondering what the difference is between the pediatric…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Linda G left a comment for Brian Wittman
" Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES BRIAN!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
Dec 7, 2013
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Brian Wittman
"Brian, 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 7, 2013
Brian Wittman replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Do you have problems on the third day?'
"I don't usually notice anything. If my blood sugar is high, it is probably from something that I did, or didn't do. I sometimes feel some stinging during a bolus, but I think that is more site specific than having an infusion set placed…"
May 20, 2013
Brian Wittman replied to Pat Stanley's discussion 'Question'
"I was given a sample of Victoza to try as well. I didn't just get a slight bit of nausea, I simply became ill. When I quit taking it, amazingly, I was sick no longer. I absolutely hated the stuff. I ended up wioth a pump. The pump is much, much…"
Apr 26, 2013
Brian Wittman commented on ThunderOwl's blog post 'Sorry! You can't HAVE insulin!'
"I had that problem with strips, and it was getting very close with insulin after I started the pump. My prescriptions said that I should test only so many times per day, and my basal insulin was only for meals, rather than the 24/7 that was…"
Apr 24, 2013
Brian Wittman replied to AlexJ's discussion 'Dealing with MediCare limitations on diabetes test strips, etc'
"I agree about the ACA, Judith! I am going to guess that ten years down the road, we will wonder how we got along without Comprehensive Health Care for as long as we did. I am wondering if all these haters of the ACA will refuse its coverage when…"
Apr 13, 2013
Brian Wittman replied to AlexJ's discussion 'Dealing with MediCare limitations on diabetes test strips, etc'
"JMS: With all due respect, it seems to me from what you are posting, that the problem is with your secondary insurance. Medicare pays for what they are going to pay for and their definitions are rather clear. I don't agree with a lot of them,…"
Apr 13, 2013
Brian Wittman replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Others Must Do This, Too'
"I think I would say something. I would temper the remark to be positive and supportive, but having been there, done that, it seems to me that this person is suffering a bit. It would be better for the person to know, or at least realize that there…"
Apr 13, 2013
Brian Wittman replied to Amy's discussion 'pump STILL saying it isnt primed when it has' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I have this problem occasionally with my Animas pump. What I found is that sometimes the cartridge doesn't lubricate properly when it is worked a couple of cycles prior to filling. I usually work the cartridge three or four cycles prior to…"
Apr 10, 2013
Brian Wittman replied to Mayumi's discussion 'Beware ~ Medicare recipients'
"I think I would check that doctor's license. Did he get it with a dollar and two box tops from Post Toasties? I think most diabetics, with an A1-c of 5.7,would be considered by most rational doctors as well controlled. Mstformin is one of those…"
Apr 6, 2013
Brian Wittman replied to HannaPancreaticallyChallenged's discussion 'I was just approved and am starting in May. Suggestions?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I got my Animas Ping about a year and a half ago, and after pumping for about two hours, i wondered why I didn't make the decision to move to a pump years ago. One of the things that drew me to the Animas was the training that was offered to me…"
Apr 6, 2013
Brian Wittman joined Manny Hernandez's group
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Single Diabetics

You may or may not be dating, but if you have diabetes and have no life partner currently, this is the group for you.
Apr 2, 2013
Brian Wittman commented on Sara_Louise's blog post 'my personal update. please read.'
"Hi Sara_Louise. What a nice post! I have spent a life time back stage as a set designer, set technician, technical director, lighting designer, lighting and props master and about everything else that goes on back stage to make actors and actresses…"
Mar 29, 2013
Brian Wittman commented on diabeticmaven's blog post 'The Ultimate Passover Seder versus Diabetes'
"I was invited to a Seder this year as well. As a Christian, I am honoured to be a guest of such a solemn and important ritual of my Jewish friends. I was concerned, as a diabetic, that I would have some issues with blood sugar, so I made sure that I…"
Mar 29, 2013
Brian Wittman replied to Sarah's discussion 'What's your threshold?'
"I start to feel it when I am over 200. Occasionally, I get to be in the 300-400 range, and I am really out of it. All I want to do is drink, void and sleep."
Mar 26, 2013
Brian Wittman replied to Jodil's discussion 'Anyone ever switch from a MiniMed Paradigm pump to an Animas? If so, are you happy with the Animas?'
"I have only had my Animas pump for two years and was on MDI before that, so I cannot give you any information on MM, other than they are a very good company. I believe Animas is equally as good, and have not experienced the lousy service that others…"
Mar 23, 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?
Networking; I love talking to people.
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.3 on March 14
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas One-touch Ping hooked up on 9/13/2011

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At 8:53am on December 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 BRIAN!!
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At 7:24am on December 7, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Brian, 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 3:57am on December 7, 2012, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Brian!
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 12:11am on December 7, 2012, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 6:39am on April 14, 2012, Kathy said…

Brian, thanks for the nice comment on my post. Yes, the dorky red shoes are tangible symbol of joy and gratitude and a great reminder to dance hen you can!!

At 1:41am on April 14, 2012, Jastine Tabanao said…

thank yu so much :) God bless you and hope to talk to you soon! love and prayers! <3

At 12:53pm on March 26, 2012, Emily Coles said…

Brian, you're a total angel!!! I send a big bear hug back at'cha! I hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a good start :)

At 3:29pm on March 20, 2012, Gerri said…

Hi Brian,

I don't have a pump, so can't tell you more. Sorry. Test solution with a regular glucose meter has a range on the solution bottle. It's usually around 128. Been so long since I used test solution that I can't remember exactly. Wonderful A1c!
Congratulations!

At 9:57pm on March 1, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi! I saw your comment on the statin thread and came over to check you out, and now I discover that you're from Minnesota. Heck, guess what - so am I.
I live in south Minneapolis. If you ever get to town, let's meet for coffee and a good chat!

At 3:56am on December 7, 2011, Linda G said…

Hello...How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Brian....
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

 
 
 

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