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Dan replied to Denise's discussion 'Vibe vs. Ping - any opinions?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks, I was not aware of that."
Mar 5
Dan replied to Denise's discussion 'Vibe vs. Ping - any opinions?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Not sure yet. I've been with Disetronic/Animas since 2000, back when it was either Disetronic or Minimed. I know there's not a perfect option, but I'm hoping to find a better one than Animas."
Mar 4
Dan replied to Denise's discussion 'Vibe vs. Ping - any opinions?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I returned mine after 36 hours. It failed horribly at replacing my Dexcom receiver -- six button presses to get to the CGM, a smoke-detector tone for low blood sugar, the same vibrate pattern for every single alert (high, low, battery low, etc),…"
Mar 4
Dan replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Dexcom G4 and Animas Question' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"The Vibe is meant to replace the Dexcom receiver, but you do need the transmitter. Not sure if Dexcom is now selling those separately to Vibe wearers."
Jan 8
Dan replied to Laura S.'s discussion 'Here's what many of you have been waiting for!!!!!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"It's about time."
Dec 1, 2014
Dan might attend Emily Coles's event

Live interview: Joshua Levy "Map to a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes" at TuDiabetes homepage

November 11, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Joshua Levy is a Bay Area native who works as a software engineer.  His daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 18 months, and is now 13 years old.  Joshua has been blogging for many years about potential cures for T1D, at Current…See More
Nov 10, 2014
Dan replied to MarlboroNick's discussion 'What's the longest a single sensor has been used?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I don't think I've gotten one to last more than 16 days. Some of that is because the adhesive fails, even when I put some IV-3000 or similar on it."
Jul 7, 2014
Dan commented on Emily Coles's video

CGM and Medicare: Why Can't We Use It?

"What's the action we should take, Emily? I didn't see one in the video."
Apr 28, 2014
Dan replied to KrabbyKelly's discussion 'Did your CDE train you, or did you train yourself?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I'd suggest trying it yourself first. I did it myself, it's not difficult."
Nov 14, 2013
Dan replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'turnaround time for low?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I do what Clare does -- if after 15 minutes my blood sugar hasn't risen (according to fingersticks, not the Dex), I'll eat more carbs. But sometimes I'll also do what Jeff does and cover that second helpful of carbs with a half or…"
Jan 22, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Dan
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Dan... Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)"
Apr 5, 2012
Dan replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Problems with ???' in the group Dexcom Users
"I don't worry too much about the ???s. Sometimes the next time I look at my Dexcom, I've got a reading. If I get a high frequency of ???s, it's usually an indication that time is running out on that sensor. (I try to use sensors for…"
Apr 3, 2012
Dan replied to jagolly's discussion 'Intense exercise raising glucose levels?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I've had similar experiences playing softball, where my blood sugar goes up and not down like it does during other physical activity. (I don't wear my pump during the game, but my basal rate is so low it shouldn't matter.) Like Alisa,…"
Jan 2, 2012
Dan joined Abe's group

Diabetes And Beer

Does your diabetes rule you? are you still able to fit in the odd amber ale? have you given up drinking becuase of diabetes? have you got any intersting stories of hypos and hypers due to drinking? Beer has been the hardst bad habit i have to kick!See More
Nov 28, 2011
Dan joined Manny Hernandez's group

Animas Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of Animas insulin pumps.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which…See More
Nov 28, 2011
Dan updated their profile
Nov 28, 2011

Profile Information

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?
Advice, learning, sharing
Date diagnosed
February 22, 1999
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping
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At 4:26pm on April 5, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Dan...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 5:41am on April 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 8:33pm on April 5, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Dan....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 10:37am on August 8, 2010, Steve D said…
PS: Portland OR is my favorite city in the world!
At 10:36am on August 8, 2010, Steve D said…
Hello jDan....I see you do non profit online marketing! What is your site/product? I also do online nonprofit biz @ http://www.supportersofsurvivors.com Let's keep in touch! My nonproift org is just starting up, so I would love to hear any advice you can provide! And thanks in advance!
At 7:56pm on July 1, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Dan!
At 2:39pm on July 1, 2010, Pauly said…
Welcome to TU! Hope that you enjoy the site. Take care.
At 8:40am on July 1, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 12:06pm on June 30, 2010, Marie B said…
hi dan, welcome! I also use the Spirit. Please join our Group for Spirit users


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