Dana
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  • Oak Park, IL
  • United States
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irrational John replied to Dana's discussion 'Back to Minimed from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"There is a newer, and in my opinion much better, video guide to inserting Medtronic's Enlite glucose sensor available on YouTube from Medtronic Diabetes ANZ. This version not only describes the basic insertion steps but also talks about things…"
yesterday
irrational John replied to Dana's discussion 'Back to Minimed from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Yeah. When I inserted my current sensor I did ok until it came time to remove the serter. Then I forgot to press the Big Green Button in again before pulling off the inserter. Fortunately the tape held and all that happened was the introducer…"
Jan 6
brboyer replied to Dana's discussion 'Back to Minimed from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Enlite more complicated? Insert, tape, attach transmitter, tape, turn on. Come back in two hours and calibrate. Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy."
Jan 6
irrational John replied to Dana's discussion 'Back to Minimed from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I hope you don't have problems either. Supposedly calibration of the Enlite when used with the 530G is more robust. I think Medtronic may have tweaked the calibration algorithms in the pump, but that's only a wild speculation. When I…"
Jan 6
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Jan 6
Dana replied to Dana's discussion 'Back to Minimed from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Hi John, I just had my training this morning. I will let you know how it goes. So far the Enlite seems a little less user-friendly than Dexcom (more sensor insertion and setup steps), but I imagine this will not be that big a deal in the long run. I…"
Jan 6
irrational John replied to Dana's discussion 'Back to Minimed from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Dana, I forgot to ask, how soon you will get trained by a Medtronic rep and start using the 530g & Enlite CGM? I hope you will let us know how it goes. Since I'm very new to CGM I'd be very interested in your impressions. Especially…"
Dec 30, 2014
Dana replied to Dana's discussion 'Back to Minimed from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"John, Thank you very much for this information. I am very tempted to not give up my Dexcom. As for its accuracy, I can honestly say that for me it was accurate most of the time. I can count on one hand the number of times I felt it was far out of…"
Dec 26, 2014
irrational John replied to Dana's discussion 'Back to Minimed from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Dana, Given how much the folks who have used the Dexcom seem to like it, have you also considered looking at the Animas® Vibe™? Maybe you could get the Animas and Medtronic reps to agree to giving you a trial run with their respective…"
Dec 26, 2014
irrational John replied to Dana's discussion 'Back to Minimed from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I'm uncomfortable that I may have left a more negative impression of the Enlite then it may deserve. Part of my discomfort stems from being very new to CGM myself. I started CGM at the end of November using my Paradigm 723. I was given a new…"
Dec 26, 2014
Dana replied to Dana's discussion 'Back to Minimed from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"My experience with Dexcom was really good. I don't have any complaints about it at all. I have not read much about others experience with Enlite. I must say I was afraid that Enlite would not be as simple as my Dexcom. I will still go with it,…"
Dec 25, 2014
irrational John replied to Dana's discussion 'Back to Minimed from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I hadn't heard about the Freestyle meter/strips problems ... but then I don't get out much. ;-) I'm familiar with the desire to go tubeless. It always seemed to me to be the strongest motivation for those who preferred the OmniPod. It…"
Dec 25, 2014
Dana replied to Dana's discussion 'Back to Minimed from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks, it was a typo... Over the last year, Omnipod has had a few issues for me. There was a recall for Freestyle test strips. When I called customer support, I found out that not only were the strips defective but so was the Freestyle meter in the…"
Dec 25, 2014
irrational John replied to Dana's discussion 'Back to Minimed from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"A nit, it's "Enlite", not Elite. It might matter if you Google for it. ;-) I don't think you have said anything yet about the "elephant in the room", namely, why did you decide to stop using the OmniPod? (Just…"
Dec 25, 2014
Dana replied to Dana's discussion 'Back to Minimed from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks John! This is very helpful and I do plan to use Elite sensor."
Dec 25, 2014
irrational John replied to Dana's discussion 'Back to Minimed from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"After I posted the above, I noticed that another article I didn't bother to include a link to seems to have a list of "bullet points" of what changed from the 722 to the 723. I believe you'll find that this list works equally…"
Dec 24, 2014

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?
Community Support
Date diagnosed
July 12, 1992
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.4
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic 530G

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At 2:54pm on March 17, 2011, Type 1 Diabetes Lounge said…
Hello! I would like to invite you to the Type 1 Diabetes Lounge, a local education and support network that serves all of Chicagoland. We've been around since 1989 and are renowned for what we offer. Check out www.type1diabeteslounge.com and join us!
At 7:26am on May 31, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Hi Dana! Just stopping by to say HI and How are you doing? Been absent for a short bit because of my internet. Now I'm back and just wanted to greet all my friends first. Have a great day. Patti
At 4:12am on April 29, 2009, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
The pleasure is mine my dear.We do have a Poetry Club.I have that feeling that you do write poems.Do you?
At 10:24pm on April 18, 2009, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Helo Dana
At 3:49pm on April 18, 2009, Kathy said…
Whoa, sis, I am impressed. I usually scan the new members and see who I can invite to join the Great Lakes Group. Rarely does anybody make it without me nudging them.......
I live in Minneapolis, where we are cautiously concluding that winter is over????
Welcome to Tu Diabetes. Nice to have you with us.
At 11:50pm on April 17, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Welcome to tudiabetes, Dana! Here you will find alot going on as I have for over a year now lots of friends and support. Glad you found us, Patti L.
At 6:20pm on April 17, 2009, Yvonne C. said…


Hello Dana and Welcome to TuDiabetes!!

My name is Yvonne and I am part of the Welcoming Committee and you are now part of a supportive community for diabetics! When you have the time, please don’t hesitate to meet your fellow members within the forums, groups and blog areas. We are here to support you!

Check out this guide for new members. It has lots of tips about finding your way around the community! Also, try this link to review all of the TuDiabetes Explore Groups.

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If you know of any other individuals who may interested in a very supportive diabetes community, feel free to invite them to join TuDiabetes. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Yvonne C.
Your Fellow TuDiabetes Member!

P.S. Test don’t Guess!!
 
 
 

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