"I used to order all my supplies from them. I switched to medtronic for my supplies after Liberty drove me nuts by not answering my calls or keeping promises to ship supplies or call me back. Medtronic is no picnic either, but at least you can get…"
"It is supposed to be more accurate than the one touch. I like it better because it allows you to enter meter readings into the carelink log so that you have a record of all your tests, whether you have sent them to the pump or not. It is also a lot…"
"Yes, you probably are placing it in muscle tissue. If you don't have a fatty site, try pinching up the skin when you insert the sensor. The needle should not go into muscle. If it does, it is likely to cause bleeding which renders the sensor…"
"You can never go anywhere you can't lay your hands on replacements within a few hours. I always keep reserve infusion sets, reservoirs and sensors and their placement devices and sensor transmitter charger with me when I travel or am away from…"
"You test often enoug that the pump will never have to tell you to test. MIssing meals is a lot easier with the sensor because you don't just have a reading to go by, you can see what your sugars have been trending since your last test. I find…"
"I am very stress sensitive. However, when I get stressed my blood sugars soar out of sight and hypoglycemia is never in the picture. If you, unlike me, tend not to eat when you are stressed, that may be one explanation of your hypos. In addition, if…"
"Me too. I use the advanced lithium batteries exclusively for every appliance, including the pump and the sensor transmitter charger. Performance is superior to every other battery I have used. However, they are expensive and I order them in bulk…"
"Blood in the infusion set cannula can often be a sign that it is placed in muscle tissue and it can become partially occluded. Make sure to place the infusion set in fatty tissue. If you are lucky enough not to have any fat, pinch up the skin before…"
Above is a photo of Diabetes Hands Foundation’s own Manny Hernandez with the stars of the Diabetes Co-Stars Video, “Strength in Numbers.” In case you haven’t heard the news yet, there is a new video making it’s way through the … Continue Reading
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading