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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 replied to laura's discussion 'Cussing at your receiver!' in the group Dexcom Users
"You're welcome Ruthe, it's one of those annoying things I wish my Dexcom trainer had told me to begin with - I taught my CDE this feature as well. Sleep well :)."
yesterday
Clare replied to laura's discussion 'Cussing at your receiver!' in the group Dexcom Users
"Glad I could help. I still find Dex is slow to recover from lows even with the newer software update. If I have treated a low and Dex is still yelling at me I usually just shut it down for 15-20 minutes so I don't over treat the low."
Tuesday
Clare replied to laura's discussion 'Cussing at your receiver!' in the group Dexcom Users
"If you would like to extend the time between warnings on your receiver go to: Alerts,Advanced, high snooze or low snooze. You can set the snooze to zero or as high as 300 minutes. This is the amount of time you would like between alarms. I have both…"
Tuesday
Clare commented on Danny's group 'FLATLINERS CLUB'
"Thanks Terry and yes, I have tried all sorts of pre-bolus tactics and in general I always walk a couple of miles after breakfast and lunch. Today I had tennis before a late afternoon snack.It's too cold to cycle in the winter but I am on the…"
Sunday
Clare commented on Danny's group 'FLATLINERS CLUB'
"I think I have at the night time basal pretty much nailed. Min 93, Max 115, SD 5, I just wish the rest of the day was as good - but of course the daytime always requires carb consumption."
Saturday
Clare replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Do you tape your sensors immediately after insertion?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I use Opsite Flexifix 4" tape from day 1. I usually get at least 2 weeks from a sensor but more often it is at least 3 weeks. I just cut a sheet of the tape - cut a hole out for the transmitter and put it on immediately after applying the…"
Nov 21
Clare is attending Emily Coles's event
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Live interview with Gary Scheiner, CDE "Things we're thankful for" at TuDiabetes homepage

November 25, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
1pm PT4pm ET9pm GMT Bring your toughest diabetes questions!!  Gary is up for a challenge.Gary is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump and continuous glucose monitor user and trainer, and Masters-level exercise physiologist.  He serves on the advisory boards of several diabetes device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies; volunteers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association, American Diabetes Association, and Setebaid diabetes camps;…See More
Nov 20
Clare and Harmeet C are now friends
Nov 19
Harmeet C left a comment for Clare
"Thanks Clare! The site is addictive!!"
Nov 19
Clare left a comment for Harmeet C
"Hello Harmeet, I'm so glad you found your way here. I believe there will be a "stump the CDE" event with Gary Scheiner in the not too distant future. But if you get a chance, you might want to check out some of his previous video…"
Nov 18
rick the "Blogabetic" commented on Clare's blog post 'Clinical Trials and swag'
"Wow, I love the swag. Now, if it were really some swag it would include tickets to eh ballet or something really nice. Clare, thank you for participating in research. We only way to move forward, and that is to support research. It is important that…"
Nov 18
Sandy commented on Clare's blog post 'Clinical Trials and swag'
"Marketing 101"
Nov 16
Clare posted a blog post

Clinical Trials and swag

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…See More
Nov 16
Clare replied to samsmom's discussion 'For Women w T1 - Question Regarding Infections'
"I was dxed in 1975 at 14 years old and spent my entire college years with a continual yeast infection. Back then there were no OTC yeast infection treatments and I had to go to college health service for some Monistat. I can't stress how…"
Nov 12
Clare commented on Elizabeth's blog post 'I'm amazing. But don't take my word for it.'
"Yeah I really like my CDE but lately it seems as though my semi-annual visits are more social than educational. While it is nice to know she is available by email virtually 24/7 if I have a question or problem, after almost 40 years there are few…"
Nov 11
Clare commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I updated on Friday and just restarted the sensor I was already wearing which was 12 days old at the time. Saturday morning though the sensor got an extended period of ??? so I ended up having to change it out before a tennis match. The first 24…"
Nov 11

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, 5.5 9/14
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

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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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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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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 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.

 
 
 

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