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Clare's Discussions

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Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Apr 27. 1 Reply


Are pump algorithms really designed to achieve your target BG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clare Mar 17. 23 Replies

When I started using an Omnipod pump last May my initial blood glucose target was 100. After a couple of months using the system my average blood sugar (according to Dex) was 113 SD 35 and 5% hypos…Continue

Urgent product recall

Started this discussion. Last reply by indolent Feb 24. 22 Replies those using an Omnipod Insulin Pump system, Abbott has…Continue


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Clare commented on Danny's group 'FLATLINERS CLUB'
"Thank you onesaint it's gratifying when hard work pays off."
54 minutes ago
Clare commented on Danny's group 'FLATLINERS CLUB'
"Thanks Terry, the Omnipod has certainly helped dramatically smooth out the ups and downs. I find now if the basal rate is perfect I can get 8-10 hours of solid between the lines numbers. The combination Dex/Op has improved virtually every aspect of…"
16 hours ago
Clare commented on Danny's group 'FLATLINERS CLUB'
"Here's my line from yesterday: My sensor is on day 15 one calibration was because Dex was saying 60 and I disagreed with it meter said 77. The rest are pretty close. The green band is 70-150 mg/dl Time in range: 98% Time < 70 mg/dl: 2% Time…"
17 hours ago
Clare commented on Danny's group 'FLATLINERS CLUB'
"Thanks Terry, I just managed yesterday for the first time to download both Omnipod PDM and Dexcom receiver to Diasend and am thrilled with the compilation report. Someone on Facebook gave me a license code needed to download the PDM and it was…"
Clare replied to Gamin's discussion 'Active woman (tennis, golf, yoga, Pilates, etc.) needs advice on pump choice'
"Luckily the pod is rated up to 25 feet for an hour so the more shallow dives are fine. The deeper stuff I just take the pod off and rely on the exercise to keep me stable, it generally works pretty well. Worst comes to worst and I have to take a…"
Clare commented on Danny's group 'FLATLINERS CLUB'
"Thanks ar for me the dexcom has removed the mystery. Now I know exactly what happens when I eat a bagel or go for a long bike ride. It shows the consequences of just about every decision I make. Sometimes that information can get a bit overwhelming…"
Clare commented on Danny's group 'FLATLINERS CLUB'
"Here is my 8 hour flatline. SD of 5. I think I have my overnight basal rates dialed in :)."
Clare replied to Gamin's discussion 'Active woman (tennis, golf, yoga, Pilates, etc.) needs advice on pump choice'
"Medicare doesn't cover Omnipod ? That was what I chose since it has a small reservoir 200 units and a built in blood glucose meter and it can go in the water with me without having to disconnect. I swim, play tennis, cycle, and am very active…"
Clare commented on Elizabeth's blog post 'I'm amazing. But don't take my word for it.'
"Yes you are !"
Clare replied to flyprof's discussion 'How rapidly does the battery of the Dexcomb G4 receiver fail?'
" This is the link to the CGM in the Cloud group which began on Facebook in May 2014 and now has over 7600 members. Some resourceful parents of T1D kids have figured out a way to hijack the Dexcom signal and transmit that…"
Clare replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"Congratulations, well done and I hope you heal quickly."
Oct 17
Clare replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
"Congratulations, that's the way to advocate for yourself because nobody is going to do it for you. I hope the surgery goes well and you heal quickly."
Oct 14
Clare commented on halford's blog post 'CGM? I don't think so....'
"I recently read about this product in an omnipod group. This is an antiperspirant that actors use to keep their make up on. One of the mothers swears by the stuff.…"
Oct 14
Clare replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'No Endo; Really Bad Medical Advice'
" Here is a good solution to your dilemma. Write this letter to your surgeon and send a copy to the hospital administrator etc.…"
Oct 13
Clare replied to Scott A's discussion 'Are the Dexcom sensors lasting as long these days?' in the group Dexcom Users
"My sensors always tell me to change them after a week. I don't change them. Once I get the change sensor now prompt, I just hit "start sensor". It goes through the 2 hour calibration period and then continues reading. Dex doesn't…"
Oct 13
Clare commented on halford's blog post 'CGM? I don't think so....'
"Hey Terry - Why don't you have 2 receivers by now ? I have 2 receivers and never have to go through the 2 hour data blackout period. One is always a day behind the other one. The only time I am completely in the dark is during a brand new…"
Oct 12

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
To learn and to teach what I can about how to live a full and happy life with D.
Date diagnosed
May 12, 1975
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.4 12/12, 5.8 3/13, 5.7 6/13, 6.0 8/13, 6.1 5/14, 5.5 9/14
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?

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Thank you Omnipod, Dexcom, tuD

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 12:46pm 1 Comment

I went for a visit with my nurse educator at the Joslin today. After teaching her everything I have learned over the last 6 months and giving her some Opsite Flexifix for her patients' sensors I got my A1C done. Drum roll please it was 5.5 ! Nice to see the hard work paying off not only from the number but also from how I feel and having the energy to ride in the Harbor to the Bay (Boston Harbor to Provincetown)charity bike ride in a couple of weeks. Wish me luck

My Diaversary

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 9:14am 5 Comments

39 years ago today I was diagnosed 250.9 which in 1975 was the ICD (International Classification of Diseases) code for Diabetes with Unspecified Complications. I have tried desperately through the years not to allow D to define me, but the reality is though D does not define me, it has helped shape me and the person I have become. Without D would I be the same independent, confident, competitive woman I am ? Would I have made the same career choice, chosen the same mate ? As I mull these…


My first ride

Posted on May 3, 2014 at 3:48pm 13 Comments

I took my new bike out for its' first ride today. Some friends and I rode 23 miles through historic Lexington/Concord/Bedford and finished at Bertucci's for a lunch of salad and pasta. With the pump I was able to set a temp basal and managed to maintain my blood sugar between 100-150 throughout the ride. I can't even begin to say how happy this makes me. I fashioned a pretty good bike mount for my dexcom receiver so it was easy to see where my blood sugar was and where it was heading at any…


A letter to Insulet

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 4:42pm 1 Comment

I wanted to start this with a comment about how incredibly happy I have been with my most recent batch of pods. Since my last pod alarm on 2/22 – 7 pods have all completed 80 hours of service without any hiccoughs which is what I expected when I switched from MDI last year. So that is the good news, now the bad news. While I understand Omnipod wanting to stay as far away as possible from the debacle of the Abbott Freestyle test strip recall there is a groundswell of frustration from your…


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At 6:36pm on July 7, 2014, Gail said…
Claire, you are definitely invited to my party! I picture huge chocolate fountains, great drinks, etc. It sure will be fun ... for at least one night. :-)
At 9:00am on July 3, 2014, Carol said…

Clare: Thank you so much for your message. We have such similar stories and experiences. Although, for me, I love my doctor and medical team and have been very lucky to part of the Gonda Diabetes Center at UCLA. They are fantastic!,but I too struggle with A1c's in the low 8's. I'm hoping the t:slim will help. Unfortunately, OmniPod did not work for me. My goal this month is to start a regular exercise program and I will definitely be looking to the community for some advice. I have always been active but now it is time to get serious.
What a wonderful welcome, -thank you all!!

At 2:29pm on June 29, 2014, Nicole said…

Thank you very much! I just did 5 miles today and started with a BG 156 once i was done i was 90- however i didnt stop half way through and eat/hydrate- my blood sugar at half point was 128 so i left it at that. I did cut my basal in half- since this morning after my run I have had 2 low BG's one was 42 and i came up to 187 the last was 58- so i feel i need some tweeking done before i go that far again.. I will look into Dicks Sporting goods also! Thank you for suggesting the other people- its very nice to have something like this website to rely on!

At 11:33am on June 29, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Clare: I left your name with a blogger Nicole:

For advice about the dexcom / Omnipod combination and marathons.


At 11:37am on June 23, 2014, MrSilver said…

Thanks Clare :)
If I relocate to a warmer climate I think I'm in for a huge adventure in the near future. Time will only tell if a blog is in the works or perhaps a work soft, play soft, less hectic life with my art work involved will be my new focus once I am resettled.

At 10:17pm on May 11, 2014, piggy said…

OK,I will check into it and get one.


At 10:49am on March 25, 2014, Ronda said…

Congratulations on being a featured member!!! You rock!

At 6:15pm on March 21, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Clare!!

At 6:22pm on March 20, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Clare congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 5:37am on March 20, 2014, SEAGATOR said…





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