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Rob Roy replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"I always get delayed when I have a pat-down search. Often by 10 or 15 minutes before they find somebody to do it. Therefore I can be delayed quite a lot in getting to the conveyor belt to pick up my stuff. So my wife usually collects it for me.…"
22 hours ago
Verna replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"Not telling is not an option for me since my pump used to always sets off the detectors anyway - and TSA guidelines state that you must let the screeners know about devices BEFORE the screening process begins. So, for the last several years - I…"
Saturday
Verna replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"I agree with your comment Christel... I aways tell the first TSA agent who checks ID and boarding pass about my pump - they always tell me that I have to wait and let the screener know. By that time I am being pressured to put my purse, computer,…"
Saturday
artwoman replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"Thank you. Maybe I should apply for a job with the TSA. That way at least there will be one more female agent for the female passengers! I do have frisking experience - police department. And there would be job security."
Saturday
Rob Roy replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"I'll change my post "I think the option of a manual frisk-down should be sufficient""
Saturday
artwoman replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"Ideally, having the option to opt for a pat down should be enough. I've always been polite, I've lifted my shirt to show them my pump, and still some TSA agents insist that my devices can be exposed to their technology. When I read the TSA…"
Saturday
Rob Roy replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"I think the option of a manual frisk-down is sufficient. I have a bad shoulder because of a road accident, and can't raise my arm over my head as they demand. I would probably injure myself. So I always opt for the pat-down. I don't think…"
Saturday
Pumped replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"I can subject myself to pre check (extra fee, finger prints, etc) but it will not expedite my screening. In this day and age where TSA has multiple technology scanning equipment which varies in size, shape and magnitude throughout USA airports, it…"
Friday
Zoe replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"Not everyone prefers a pat down to going through the scanner. This topic has been discussed many times on here and many people report frequent travel and going through the scanner with no effect. On the other hand some people consider pat downs…"
Friday
karen replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"This is why everyone should remember to wear underpants when they travel!! All my travels have offered no trouble getting me, my pump, and my supplies through security. I don't make a production of my need to get a pat down, I just ask and…"
Friday
Sam replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"I would recommend not even mentioning the pump or infusion set until actually with the person who's going to pat you down. then tell them you have a medical device and point to the area of the pump and infusion sitethey are not allowed to touch…"
Friday
Pumped replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck Just before this program came out, I had to be frisked by a TSA officer because I could not subject my pump to the scanner. Even they know that it's a waste of their time to have to frisk us. At this time the…"
Friday
artwoman replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"Yes, the TSA police does allow for anyone to opt out. However, I have experienced - as have others - reluctance on the part of agents to call a female agent to conduct the pat down. Often there has been insistence that our devices are safe in their…"
Thursday
Sam replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"The TSA has a very clear policy that anyone can "opt out" if the imaging scanners at any time for any reason or no reason at all and they are not allowed to argue about it or even ask why you're opting out. I've done this…"
Thursday
artwoman replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"Sam I disagree that it is a non-issue. The issue for me is that the TSA guidelines (for their agents) state that our devices - pups and CGM's - can safely be exposed to their imaging equipment. According to the device mfr's they…"
Thursday
Sam replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"There already are standardized protocols for everyone, including people with any form of medical devices. This is a non issue, and even a bad idea... There are thousands of different types of medical conditions in the world; dozens or hundreds of…"
Thursday

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
I want to share my knowledge and support to others.
Date diagnosed
April 4, 1983
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Revel
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http://theperfectd.com

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Christel's Blog

Needle - www.theperfectd.com for #dblogweek

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:26am 0 Comments

Needle

drops onto the worn, deep groove

Top of the Billboard for years, but

we can’t dance to it

Volume turned down or cranked up to shatter the windows,

it is cacophony that never ceases,

even in slumber, it blares in our heads

The bass rumbles in your soul

shaking our bodies apart slowly in time

Change the station and it’s the same Musak

only some of us can hear

This is the rhythm of our life,

skipping and…

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It Ends With Us

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 8:36am 1 Comment

It ends with us.

Whether you physically sat in the room at the Diabetes Advocates Forum or joined us there in spirit, I tell you now. It ends with us.

We will be the ones to end the feelings of frustration with diabetes, the barriers to affordable access, the misconceptions of…

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Alzheimer's & Diabetes: Can't Forget

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 12:17pm 2 Comments

This morning, The Kid donned her furry Halloween costume and, with the promise of candy, traipsed behind a kind lady to a room filled with older ladies and gentlemen. We were part of a toddler parade at the local Memory Care & Alzheimer’s facility and I watched as the faces of these individuals lit up when small…

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Dinosaurs and Good Health Care Insurance

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 9:11am 2 Comments

From my blog The Perfect D:

What do dinosaurs and good health care insurance have in common?

Both are extinct.

At least in my world. I am longing for the days of my youth, when my parents’ health coverage was super-duper. It was like living on Big Rock Candy Mountain, except it was insulin that flowed freely and test strips that grew on trees. I had numerous in-patient visits to Joslin Clinic and not once did we…

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The Letter I Wish I Could Give Her (My 30th Diaversary Letter to Myself)

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 7:19am 31 Comments

April 4, 1983



Dear Christel,

You knew what the doctor would say when she stood in the doorway of the examining room, staring at the expedited lab work . The checklist in Time magazine you read in class a week earlier gave you all the clues. (And sweetie, you really should have been studying…) Mentally checking every box next to the symptoms, it said: “You might have diabetes.”

Now it’s confirmed, but you have no idea what that really means. Mom and Dad do however,…

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At 12:49pm on April 13, 2013, Linda G said…

♥ BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER Christel ♥

At 11:53pm on July 26, 2009, Teena said…
Hello there Christel. Happy to see you here!
At 9:15pm on July 26, 2009, Linda G said…

Welcome to the rabble Christel! Take a peek at some of the groups!!
At 10:05pm on July 24, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
It is such an honor to have met you, Christel! I am very happy to see you are getting more involved again.
 
 
 

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