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gallbladder surgery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trudy Jul 5, 2012. 2 Replies

has anyone had their gallbladder removed? I am speaking with the surgeon about my care during and after the procedure in regards to my blood sugar. I am worried that the hospital won't let me wear…Continue

Harvard Pilgrim and Abbott

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucas Apr 29, 2012. 8 Replies

I just received a letter from Harvard Pilgrim saying that all test strips that aren't made from Abbott will be raised to a tier 3 drug price. So instead of $25 month it will be $40. I find this so…Continue

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Brigid replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!' in the group Diabetes and Women
"Hello, my name is Brigid and I am going 46 and got T1 at 40. I am peri menopausal and have the high blood sugars during "ovulation time" and then before my period- if it comes. My whole body is ready for my period including my blood sugars…"
Apr 16
Brigid joined amy mercer's group

Diabetes and Women

A group for women living with diabetes who want to share stories and ask questions about women's health issues: pregnancy, infertility, menustration etc.etc.
Apr 16
Brigid posted a status
"My tslim is causing me some frustration. I can't see if there are bubbles and my blood sugar has been in the 300's of the past 24 hours."
Apr 16
Brigid joined Jigga's group

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
Mar 2
Brigid posted a status
"Just feeling so lucky to have my t:slim pump and my health"
Feb 2
Brigid left a comment for rick phillips
"Rick, thanks for the kind birthday message. My birthday will be filled with joy and happiness because I am alive and well! :)"
Jul 5, 2013
rick phillips left a comment for Brigid
"Brigid happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness."
Jul 5, 2013
Brigid replied to Brigid's discussion 'Lost my meter' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks! I usually have my pump in my pocket and easily accessible to manually enter info. I will look into your suggestions."
Apr 5, 2013
artwoman replied to Brigid's discussion 'Lost my meter' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"It isn't criticl to have the meter that goes with your pump, unless you are totally into using the remote function. I have always entered things mannually into my pump - even with the Png - so I wouldn't miss it. You might check into our…"
Apr 5, 2013
Brigid added a discussion to the group Animas Insulin Pump Users

Lost my meter

Aargh! I have "misplaced" my meter that goes with my pump. Anyone have any idea how expensive it is to replace? I have insurance with Harvard Pilgrim. I can't believe I did this - I am always so aware of it.
Apr 5, 2013
Brigid replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Combo bolus with pizza?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I use the combo bolus when I eat pizza. I had a hard time figuring out how to use the combo bolus at first. I use my meter to first figure out my bolus and then switch to combo bolus and enter the full amount. Then I fiddle with the percentage and…"
Mar 15, 2013
Brigid might attend Emily Coles's event

TIME CHANGE Dr. Luca Inverardi, of DRI, discusses recent news of BioHUB Mini Organ at TuDiabetes homepage

March 15, 2013 from 11am to 12pm
This event already occurred, but you can still watch the recording here!Dr. Inverardi joins us to discuss the recent announcement by Diabetes Research Institute regarding their BioHUB mini organ to restore insulin production in people with…See More
Mar 14, 2013
Brigid left a comment for Linda G
"Thanks for the kind birthday wishes :)"
Jul 5, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Brigid
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Brigid! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)"
Jul 5, 2012
Trudy replied to Brigid's discussion 'gallbladder surgery'
"Hi Brigid. When I was hospitalized, my doctor left orders that I was to manage my own diabetes care, pump at the time. Everybody respected his order. The nurses were interested in my pump, so I showed them how it worked, which was kind of fun. If I…"
Jul 5, 2012
Unknown Diabetic replied to Brigid's discussion 'gallbladder surgery'
"Unless you have complications you should be able to go home that same day. I had mine taken out in 2009 but I wasn't on insulin at the time."
Jul 5, 2012

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At 4:46am on July 5, 2013, rick phillips said…

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

At 3:42am on July 5, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 9:51am on July 5, 2012, Linda G said…

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

At 1:17am on July 5, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 2:35pm on July 5, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Brigid.....fellow teacher!
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 3:22am on July 5, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Brigid. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 8:54am on April 26, 2011, catlover said…
Hi Brigid- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 6:28pm on April 25, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 12:39pm on April 25, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Brigid, welcome! Please join our Animas Group
At 6:45am on April 25, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO THE BEST DIABETIC FAMILY YOU WILL EVER SEE MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you have a question just ask one of us or go to our Forum and ask it and all of us will try to help you. We're like a family though (you know how all families agree and disagree right? WEll that's us some agree with what ppl say some don't. Families huh?)
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