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Clare's Discussions

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

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 Ioana's group 'Diving and Scuba Diving'
"Congrats on your certification. That is no small achievement. Enjoy your dives - and yes to the drysuit :)."
11 hours ago
Clare replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"If you think about yourself as being a medical care consumer and you want to get the most for your healthcare dollar. If you only see the endo twice a year at the very least you would want to have current numbers to discuss. I would call again and…"
Sunday
Clare replied to Linny's discussion 'Repplacemet receiver and Studio' in the group Dexcom Users
"The initial alert is always just a vibration. If you acknowledge the vibration by pushing the button then it will not beep until the time you have set for snooze. I have my high snooze set for 90 minutes and my low snooze set for 60 minutes. But it…"
Friday
Clare replied to PhDiabetes's discussion 'Range of transmitter' in the group Dexcom Users
"I play tennis and leave the receiver at center court and have not lost signal. If it does go out of range usually within the next 5-10 minutes it picks back up again. As a side note, I belong to a facebook group called CGM in the Cloud. It is a…"
Thursday
Clare commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Whatever makes you happy and gives you the best result. The only time I have ever used my stomach was the first sensor, because that is where the instructions said to put it. I hated it there and moved it to my thighs the very next sensor. This…"
Jul 22
Clare commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I put it vertically on my arms exactly the same way Diabetic Danica does it. Also the same way the mom in the Super Hero video does it. Gravity works just fine to get the inserter to fall off. I find vertically on my arms moves with the muscles, not…"
Jul 22
Clare commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Love that video, I gave the link to my CDE who uses it every time she starts a patient on a Dexcom."
Jul 22
Clare commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I inserted my first Dexcom sensor while chatting online with jrtpup and Emily Coles here at TuD. I stuck the first one horizontally on my abdomen and it took me a while before I actually hit the plunger. But with the support I managed pretty well…"
Jul 22
Clare replied to MarlboroNick's discussion 'What's the longest a single sensor has been used?' in the group Dexcom Users
"If my sensor is greater than 20% different from my blood glucose meter either high or low, I change it out. Usually that happens around the third week. But 50 points away from a blood sugar of 300 is very different from 50 points away from a blood…"
Jul 21
Clare is attending Emily Coles's event
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July 24, 2014 from 11am to 12pm
11am PT, 2pm ET, 7pm GMTWhat time is this where you are?How to watch this live eventDenise L. Faustman, MD, PhD, Director of Immunobiology, Massachusetts General Hospital & Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolDenise Faustman, MD, PhD, is Director of the Immunobiology Laboratory at the Massachusetts…See More
Jul 19
Clare posted a photo
Jul 14
SueSue and Clare are now friends
Jul 11
Clare replied to mtulchin's discussion 'Survey - Is insurance covering your Dexcom device?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I agree whole-heartedly with Bob Martin about the life changing results from the G4. I am blessed to have remarkable coverage at 100% for both the Dexcom system, sensors and Omnipod pumps and my last A1C was 6.1. At the same time, I wear my sensors…"
Jul 8
Gail left a comment for Clare
"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. :-)"
Jul 7
Clare replied to MarlboroNick's discussion 'What's the longest a single sensor has been used?' in the group Dexcom Users
"28 days is my longest. Current one is 23 days old today and still going strong."
Jul 7
Clare left a comment for Gail
"Thanks for the friend request Gail. I'm curious to know what the world's biggest party would entail, and I would be happy to bring something low carb :). Oh the heck with that, I'll just stop at The Cheesecake Factory for something…"
Jul 6

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)
6.4 12/12, 5.8 3/13, 5.7 6/13, 6.0 8/13, 6.1 5/14
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

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Clare's Blog

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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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…

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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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The DCCT and the Biggest Loser a parallel

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 8:49am 8 Comments

As hubby and I sit on the couch watching "The Biggest Loser" on the tube, he always says "Oh it's easy to lose weight if your only responsibility for 6 months is to stay at the ranch, exercise with a personal trainer, and eat the food that is provided without having to pay for it or actually work for a living." The truth is he is right. And while I applaud those people who struggle with their weight on the show, I fear for their continued success once they leave the "safety net" of the show.…

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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:

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 the "Blogabetic" said…

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

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

HEARTIEST CONGRATS CLARE ON BEING A FEATURED MEMBER, REED

 
 
 

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