Deannan
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Seriously, who can implant a Dexcom Sensor on thair back haunch by themselves?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Sep 22. 16 Replies

Tell me the secret, I had to have a colleague do it today? Has anyone mastered the art somewhere on the backside rather than the belly?Continue

Tags: Back, G4, Dexcom

Cold or flu worst evah

Started Mar 3, 2013 0 Replies

I feel like I am dying BS all over place since no appetite and no energy to cook. What can I do? Why does it seem harder for diabetics when we get sick?

Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

Started this discussion. Last reply by rick the "Blogabetic" Feb 20, 2013. 2 Replies

I seem to have co-commitent high blood pressure and high cholesterol which is upsetting to me as I am quite active. Is this characteristic for adult diabetics?Continue

Dry, cracked feet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deannan Feb 5, 2013. 13 Replies

I know this might be TMI, but I know feet/neuropathy are a huge concern for us. I do a lot of yoga obviously barefoot, and lately my feet have been so dry and cracker. My endo even pointed out, "I…Continue

 

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Ruth replied to Deannan's discussion 'Seriously, who can implant a Dexcom Sensor on thair back haunch by themselves?'
"I'm not all that flexible any more, yet I still manage to get four sites for my pump on my right rear end. I think the trick is to start very high (just below where your hip starts flaring out), and as close to your right side as possible. Then…"
Sep 22
McSick replied to Deannan's discussion 'Seriously, who can implant a Dexcom Sensor on thair back haunch by themselves?'
"I've placed a few between my arm pit and upper breast that seem to work out pretty good."
Sep 22
Deannan posted a photo

me Santorni

Hiked the length between Thera and Ia of 8 miles in my pre-diabetes stage. Always active, in shape but borderline for years.
Jun 20
Deannan replied to Flem07's discussion 'Carb counting app' in the group LADA Diabetics
"Just in case you change your mind, they are therapy dogs so lots of exceptions made for them in housing, workplace, etc. They sniff out highs and lows. I have a 12.5 yo husky still going a mile a minute or I'd consider. I think this husky will…"
Jun 20
acidrock23 left a comment for Deannan
"Beemon's is the gum Chuck Yeager ate in "The Right Stuff" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE2t6Sg_H74, c. 2:34 or 5..."there's a demon that lives in the air!""
Jun 20
Deannan replied to Deannan's discussion 'Seriously, who can implant a Dexcom Sensor on thair back haunch by themselves?'
"I am going to be honest as a biomedical engineer, the G4 is only approved for 7 days, but the longer it sits in the interstitial fluid of your system the more accurate and well adjusted it becomes - better readings better sensitivity. I have found…"
Jun 19
Deannan replied to Flem07's discussion 'Carb counting app' in the group LADA Diabetics
"I hear you on the passing out - this happened to me for a shorter time with my trainer. I also live alone. Exercise is the best regulation period. Lantus evens out over 24 hours if you snack. The nutritionist will show you the calculation with your…"
Jun 19
Deannan left a comment for acidrock23
"Oh we are always looking for pilots - lots of good stuff going down with artificial pancreas and smart insulin and always like the cyclers who know the best regulation is exercise - they are fun pilots. My bestie was on the all diabetic RAAM team a…"
Jun 19
acidrock23 left a comment for Deannan
"Thanks for the friend add and good luck with your biomedical engineering mission! If you need a test pilot, let me know, I have a stick of Beamon's around here somewhere...;-)"
Jun 18
acidrock23 and Deannan are now friends
Jun 18
Deannan replied to Flem07's discussion 'Carb counting app' in the group LADA Diabetics
"I am totally an engineer and don't count either. I am pretty consistent in what I eat so I just calculated and found the "sweet spot" dosage for meals. Lantus should be three times your insulin meal dosage so for example if you take…"
Jun 18
dishers replied to Deannan's discussion 'Seriously, who can implant a Dexcom Sensor on thair back haunch by themselves?'
"thanks Eb, looks like I may not be able to get one however, my insurance is saying they don't pay for sensors. sigh"
Feb 14
Eb replied to Deannan's discussion 'Seriously, who can implant a Dexcom Sensor on thair back haunch by themselves?'
"You don't have to do anything special to the sensor. To get another week, just leave it in place when the week ends. Then stop the sensor and start it again. After two hours, you are ready for the two calibration checks again. The main…"
Feb 14
dishers replied to Deannan's discussion 'Seriously, who can implant a Dexcom Sensor on thair back haunch by themselves?'
"how do you know if you can extend the 7 days sensor with the G4? looking to save some money. also what about the transmitter?"
Feb 14
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Deannan
"Deannan, 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."
Jan 5
GinaY replied to Deannan's discussion 'Seriously, who can implant a Dexcom Sensor on thair back haunch by themselves?'
"Mhazelip,Thanks for the LOL.I agree, kudos to that co-worker."
Mar 22, 2013

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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?
info and connection with others
Date diagnosed
June 1, 2008
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8; 7.2 (Feb 2013)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, CGM, Diet and Exercise

The raw deal

I hovered in pre-diabetes from the age of 30 until 40, constantly exercising and then I tried metformin from my internist thinking I was Type 2. Not only did I suffer huge bowel distress (TMI), I also saw my A1C skyrocket to 10.1. I tried combination of Byetta - no change, nauseous, loved the weight loss of the 15- 20 lbs I always wanted, but my A1C was awful still.

I finally was referred by a friend to an Endo who was Type 1 herself, and treated me like 1. I tried Humalog with the Lantus for a year, saw some decrease in A1C, by a point, but it wasn't until I borrowed some Humulin, I saw my numbers get better. Now on Humulin and Lantus, kickboxing 3-4 times a week and yoga 1-2 times a week, I am at 6.8 with some lows including some failures to treat one in yoga class.

I am on the board of JDRF locally in the PNW, and currently am working on a CGM for Bayer Diabetes and the clinical and regulatory approval of that device.

I think there is no fine line in definition of type 1 or type 2. I think this disease is a pandemic. The technology lags behind the disease and being a biomedical engineer myself, its my mission now.

I am getting my Dexcom CGM this week, and looking forward to it and knowing where I am at during working out or when I am cranky because we all get cranky with our lows sometimes unknowingly thanks to the boyfriends I have dated who have pointed this out.

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Posted on January 23, 2013 at 8:55pm 2 Comments

I hovered in pre-diabetes from the age of 30 until 40, constantly exercising and then I tried metformin from my internist thinking I was Type 2. Not only did I suffer huge bowel distress (TMI), I also saw my A1C skyrocket to 10.1. I tried combination of Byetta - no change, nauseous, loved the weight loss of the 15- 20 lbs I always wanted, but my A1C was awful still.



I finally was referred by a friend to an Endo who was Type 1 herself, and treated me like 1. I tried Humalog with the… Continue

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At 3:21am on June 20, 2014, acidrock23 said…

Beemon's is the gum Chuck Yeager ate in "The Right Stuff" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE2t6Sg_H74, c. 2:34 or 5..."there's a demon that lives in the air!"

At 4:37pm on June 18, 2014, acidrock23 said…

Thanks for the friend add and good luck with your biomedical engineering mission! If you need a test pilot, let me know, I have a stick of Beamon's around here somewhere...;-)

At 1:16pm on January 5, 2014, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES DEANNAN!!
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At 12:36pm on January 5, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Deannan, 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 3:39pm on January 5, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEANNAN!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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!
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At 7:12am on January 5, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Deannan....
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 365 days (it's a leap year)!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
You haven't been on in a while.....is everything ok?

At 3:21am on January 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 8:48am on November 25, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Deannan!
At 10:09am on November 23, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD WIDE LOVING. CARING, GIVING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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At 5:34pm on November 22, 2010, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups on the site. It is a great way to get to know the community. I have LADA too. I have found this site to be a great resource.
 
 
 

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