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Are MiniMed Products Available in Costa Rica?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JohnG May 4, 2013. 7 Replies

Hi All,I'm thinking of retiring at least part time in Costa Rica. I know Humalog is available there (at about $25/bottle.) But does anyone know if MiniMed infusion sets or reservoirs are? I can't…Continue

Switching from Humalog back to Regular. Anybody done it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by HPNpilot Feb 22, 2013. 24 Replies

So I stopped by the Wal-mart Pharmacy last week and found that they sell Regular insulin (maybe now call Novolin?) for about $30 a bottle. So I'm now thinking of switching from Humalog, at about…Continue

Tags: Wal-mart, insulin, R, Regular, Humalog

Questions for Thigh Users

Started this discussion. Last reply by DaveH Jan 4, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi all,I would love to start using my thighs for a MM sensor insertion site. But I'm wondering how those of you who do make it work. I tried yesterday for the first time and didn't even make it the…Continue

Tags: tape, insertion, sensor, thigh


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Latest Activity

DaveH replied to Kiminee's discussion 'Steroid Shot and Blood Sugar' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Kiminee, I agree with Char. If you haven't already, increase your basal rate. I have found that most effective, although even that isn't great. I also think that 1 month is pretty long. You probably should have started back to a more…"
Apr 12
DaveH replied to Andy's discussion '50 Year Joslin Award 9 year slate'
"Congrats, Andy. My award and medal hang proudly on my wall. Maybe yours will too! May I suggest that, if you haven't, you consider attending the next Medalist get-together. There was one this past June (2013) so I think the next one will be in…"
Feb 11
Linda G left a comment for DaveH
"♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
Feb 7
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for DaveH
"DaveH, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Feb 7
DaveH commented on AngelaC's blog post 'Tonight's Dinner:'
"I made it last night. It was easy and great!"
Jan 27
DaveH replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Itimacy with the Pump' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Cocheze, Throughout my 55 years of T1 I never worried about what others would think. I'm a diabetic and that is all there is too it. I also don't think I've met too many people, including women, for which it was a big issue. I…"
Jan 24
DaveH commented on AngelaC's blog post 'Tonight's Dinner:'
"thanks, AngelaC. Sounds delicious! I'm debating whether to make it tonight! Better get started in getting the ingredients if I'm going to..."
Jan 24
DaveH commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'A New Diabetic'
"Terrie, While I'm not sure about proof that eating cinnamon will stave off T2DM, I know several studies have been done that show cinnamon can be useful in lowering Bg. Here's a link to a Mayo Clinic article the notes the effectivess of…"
Jan 24
DaveH joined Manny Hernandez's group

US - Southeast Diabetes

Join this group if you have diabetes and you live somewhere in the Southeastern US: as far north as the Carolinas, as far west as Louisiana (Administrator: Jolie30).
Dec 4, 2013
DaveH replied to Jen's discussion 'Thoughts on my "cohort"'
"Hi Jen, I'm late to your discussion, but thought I'd add a few words. I've been Type 1 since 1959, so I'm working on 55 years. I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones, since I have no complications. When I ask my current…"
Dec 3, 2013
DaveH replied to NancyR's discussion 'Wearing a CGM on an airplane' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"Nancy, While I can't answer to the specifics of the Dexcom, I can answer to the MM sensor, transmitter, and receiver. And that is to say I have had absolutely no problems with it. I go through both the full body scans and have a pat down, since…"
Dec 3, 2013
JohnG replied to DaveH's discussion 'Are MiniMed Products Available in Costa Rica?'
"Medtronic distributor Meditek Edificio del ICESabana Norte, 250 mts. Oese y 250 Norte.San José, Costa Rica Contact: Tel: (506 2) 549-2200Fax: (506 2) 231-7560www.meditek.co.cr http://www.meditek.co.cr/contenido/bomba-de-insulina"
May 4, 2013
Zoe replied to DaveH's discussion 'Are MiniMed Products Available in Costa Rica?'
"How cool, jmhnyc! I will also be in Antigua for a couple weeks in July/August. I don't know about the lake, but in Antigua there is no problem buying insulin in the farmacias. I bought pens there (Lantus and Apidra) which are sold individually…"
May 3, 2013
jmhnyc replied to DaveH's discussion 'Are MiniMed Products Available in Costa Rica?'
"Hi Zoe I have a related question. I am thinking of spending a month in Guatemala this summer with my teenage daughter and wonder what your experience was with getting insulin and supplies there in Antigua and Lake Atitilan areas. I had a terrible…"
May 3, 2013
Zoe replied to DaveH's discussion 'Are MiniMed Products Available in Costa Rica?'
"Hi Dave. No, I lived in Antigua, which is about an hour from Guatemala City. Guatemala City, surprisingly had decent health care, though I'm sure Costa Rica is way better. In general, Guatemala is pretty undeveloped though Antigua is better…"
Apr 30, 2013
DaveH replied to DaveH's discussion 'Are MiniMed Products Available in Costa Rica?'
Apr 30, 2013

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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September 1, 1959
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At 4:38am on February 7, 2014, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 3:53am on February 7, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

DaveH, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 5:06am on February 7, 2013, DaveH said…

Thank you all for your birthday wishes!

Long, long ago in another galaxy...(well not that bad) I went to the University Michigan library and read everything I could understand about T1 DM. One of the documents I stumbled across was an insurance co. actuarial table. It said that (at the time) my life expectancy was 54 years. I'm pleased to report (knock wood) I'm alive and kicking at 62 sending this message to you all! Hang in there!

Thanks again.


At 3:58am on February 7, 2013, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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 right now!

At 2:51am on February 7, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:45am on February 7, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 2:28pm on April 1, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Dave...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 2:05pm on April 1, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!

At 12:38pm on April 1, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Dave!

At 12:24pm on April 1, 2012, Marie B said…

hello and welcome to TuDiabetes! I've been a member here for four years, please let me know if you have any questions about us. Here is a blog that explains our values as a community.


wow, you've had it even longer than I have, but not as long as Shoshana.




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