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Cost of sensors

Started this discussion. Last reply by jjm335 on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Reusing tubing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cyrilla Feb 5, 2013. 12 Replies

iPhone apps for carb counting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Jan 22, 2012. 5 Replies

 

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jjm335 replied to Damon's discussion 'Cost of sensors'
"Can't give you prices in CAD but you can conservatively assume 14 days out of each Dexcom sensor. It's a bit variable. My last one only lasted 12 days but the other three in the batch each ran for 18. You will be doing well to get the…"
Tuesday
Damon replied to Damon's discussion 'Cost of sensors'
"I should have specified JUST the equipment itself. Dexcom recommended sensor change = X per month, practical sensor changes = X per month. + start up equipment cost = X I may be able to get coverage but I'm not sure yet. Want to know how much…"
Tuesday
jjm335 replied to Damon's discussion 'Cost of sensors'
"There have been a number of threads discussing this. I posted a spreadsheet estimating costs for self-funders. I am posting it again below FYI. The numbers for sensor life etc. are based on my experience of the Dexcom G4 and on the experiences of…"
Tuesday
irrational John replied to Damon's discussion 'Cost of sensors'
"Could you elaborate a little further about what sort of feedback you are trying to get here?  It strikes me that this is a very subjective figure since it depends heavily on how much, if any, reimbursement you get for the sensors. And that in…"
Tuesday
Damon posted a discussion

Cost of sensors

I'm calculating which coverage options to choose at a new job and I'm also thinking of pursuing using a sensor (stuck between the familiarity of Medtronic and the apparent betterness of Animas+Dexcom)I'm curious to know the practical cost of both of these... and also adjusted for how long people *actually* leave them in, which I know varies from person to person.I thought this would pop up in a google search but no luck so far.See More
Tuesday
Linda G left a comment for Damon
"♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ From morning till night May your BIRTHDAY be bright And nicer than ever before! BEST WISHES DAMON!! ♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫"
May 19, 2014
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Damon
"Damon, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday."
May 19, 2014
Damon replied to Steve Lancaster's discussion 'contour next link Canada' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I've been wanting the Next Link for a good while and sad it's not available in Canada. I talked to someone from Medtronic Canada last week and she said that they have the application in with Health Canada and expect it to come through at…"
Apr 12, 2014
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Damon
"Damon, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness."
May 19, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Damon
"Damon...have you visited the Banting Museum in your city yet? Banting House Museum Known as “The Birthplace of Insulin”, 442 Adelaide St. N. in London, Ontario is the house where Sir Frederick Banting woke up at two o'clock on the…"
May 19, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Damon
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES DAMON...fellow Ontarian!!…"
May 19, 2013
Cyrilla replied to Damon's discussion 'Reusing tubing?'
"I have not reused any of this, but I can't stand to lose so much insulin each time I change the quick-set. But I am a newbie with the pump. I didn't even know you could reuse any of this. I wait until the reservoir is almost empty, before…"
Feb 5, 2013
earthling replied to Damon's discussion 'Reusing tubing?'
"No, I don't leave it in the same spot. Mine get sore too. So at 3 days I move the needle, trim away the adhesive circle, clean the needle w/ an alcohol swab, then use athletic tape to tape it down in a new spot. So the set lasts a week, but not…"
Jan 11, 2013
Equestrian replied to Damon's discussion 'Reusing tubing?'
"Note that medtronics sets include tubing and canula. So there is no monetary savings to reuse of tubing except for unused insulin left in the tubing. In another forum, it was posted that tubing, depending on length, holds between 5 and 8 units of…"
Jan 11, 2013
Spock replied to Damon's discussion 'Reusing tubing?'
"Back in the day of my Disetronic pump, tubing was to be used more than once. The cartridge held a lot of insulin, so I just attached the current tubing to the new set, primed and put in the new set. It was standard and the way I was taught to do it…"
Jan 11, 2013
Damon replied to Damon's discussion 'Reusing tubing?'
"That's what I do right now.. well.. every other site change, I change the tubing. But I think many people do it much more infrequently."
Jan 11, 2013

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December 15, 1986
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At 4:59pm on May 19, 2014, Linda G said…

♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫
From morning till night
May your BIRTHDAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
BEST WISHES DAMON!!
♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

At 2:19am on May 19, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Damon, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday.

At 2:18pm on May 19, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Damon, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 6:31am on May 19, 2013, Linda G said…

Damon...have you visited the Banting Museum in your city yet?
Banting House Museum
Known as “The Birthplace of Insulin”, 442 Adelaide St. N. in London, Ontario is the house where Sir Frederick Banting woke up at two o'clock on the morning of October 31, 1920 with the idea that led to the discovery of insulin.

Closed on Sunday.
Address: 442 Adelaide St N, London, ON N6B 3H8
Phone: (519) 673-1752

At 6:20am on May 19, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES DAMON...fellow Ontarian!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on every day!
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At 6:51am on May 19, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Damon!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 6:37am on May 19, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Damon. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 8:26am on May 19, 2011, Doris D said…
At 3:18am on May 19, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Damon. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
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