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Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Apr 27, 2014. 1 Reply

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Are pump algorithms really designed to achieve your target BG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clare Mar 17, 2014. 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, 2014. 22 Replies

https://www.abbottdiabetescare.com/press-room/2014/2014-b.htmlFor those using an Omnipod Insulin Pump system, Abbott has…Continue

 

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Clare commented on rick (aka: #blankieboy)'s blog post 'Are we spoiled?'
"I like this blog rick. And I remember where we have come from with U-40 lente insulin and clinitest tabs to check urine glucose levels. I'm grateful for the new devices and technology which helps me manage my blood sugars but I don't agree…"
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Clare replied to catluvr's discussion 'How to make sensor last longer?' in the group Dexcom Users
"There are some times when I get extended periods of ??? after a shower or swimming. I know this is because water has gotten underneath the transmitter and is impeding the signal. This is the only time I ever take the transmitter off of a sensor that…"
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shelby76 commented on Clare's blog post 'More things I have learned.'
"That is awesome! Way to go, Clare!"
Mar 20
katie commented on Clare's blog post 'More things I have learned.'
"Please keep fighting the fight. You are my hero!"
Mar 20
Clare commented on Clare's blog post 'More things I have learned.'
"Thanks for you kind words. Katie, I'm sorry I missed the Unconference too, but it's a trek from Massachusetts to Nevada so I'll have to wait until they have one in my neck of the woods. I honestly can't say enough good things…"
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"Clare, you are my role model. Now I need an Omnipod. I was really wanting you to be at the Unconference because you have helped me out so much. Thank you for posting and 5.8 is amazing."
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More things I have learned.

The first time I ever posted here was a discussion on June 12, 2012 where I asked for opinions about the Animas and Omnipod pumps. I got some great information and eventually first got a Dexcom CGM in November 2012 and then an Omnipod pump in May 2013. Lately with the help of an amazing program from Diasend I am finally able to see a compilation of both my Dexcom and Omnipod PDM data. Using this program I have managed to set my basals exactly right and yesterday my A1C result was 5.8 which is…See More
Mar 19
Clare replied to Jen's discussion 'Never say "impossible"'
"Congratulations Jen on your "no hitter" which we all know is difficult to accomplish and very rare (just like in baseball)."
Mar 19

Profile Information

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?
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)
5.8 (12/14)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

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More things I have learned.

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 4:01pm 6 Comments

The first time I ever posted here was a discussion on June 12, 2012 where I asked for opinions about the Animas and Omnipod pumps. I got some great information and eventually first got a Dexcom CGM in November 2012 and then an Omnipod pump in May 2013. Lately with the help of an amazing program from Diasend I am finally able to see a compilation of both my Dexcom and Omnipod PDM data. Using this program I have managed to set my basals exactly right and yesterday my A1C result was 5.8 which…

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Clinical Trials and swag

Posted on November 16, 2014 at 11:24am 2 Comments

I reported a year ago I had been accepted to participate in the ACT1VE clinical trial of a replacement C peptide hormone as a potential treatment for peripheral diabetic neuropathy. Every Monday morning for a year I injected myself with 0.3 ml of drug. Since I do not have any symptoms or pain from diabetic neuropathy, I still have no idea whether or not I got the drug or placebo. But I finished the trial a couple of weeks ago and will find out once all the data has been tabulated. There were…

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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…

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At 4:28pm on November 19, 2014, Harmeet C said…

Thanks Clare! The site is addictive!!

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 (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Clare: I left your name with a blogger Nicole:

http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/Nicole972

For advice about the dexcom / Omnipod combination and marathons.

Rick

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.

Thanks
Gary

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 (aka: #blankieboy) said…

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

 
 
 

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