Don's Page

Latest Activity

Don replied to Adele's discussion 'Is it worth buying an insulin pump???'
"It costs more but I prefer pumping. It has eliminated approx 3 lows a month due to my Lantus dose not metabolizing evenly. I cover slower digesting meals with extended boluses and I offset activity with temp basals. That said, you can do very well…"
Friday
Don replied to Anthony's discussion 'FDA Approves Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm' in the group Dexcom Users
"I think the new software is showing more what actually happens vs the old algorithm which "smoothes" out the data."
Wednesday
Don replied to Diabetes News and Interest's discussion 'FDA Approves DexCom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm'
"...that would be super interesting. I hope you post your results!"
Nov 12
Don replied to Diabetes News and Interest's discussion 'FDA Approves DexCom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm'
"Thanks Dave, reading your comments I feel better about it. It does suck but it makes sense, things evolve quickly for Dexcom as a startup. Reading a transcript of Dexcom's recent investor report, it appears they will not be working to upgrade…"
Nov 8
Don replied to Diabetes News and Interest's discussion 'FDA Approves DexCom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm'
"Good point Terry. It could be a number of factors on both sides. From my simple layman perspective, all that is needed is a brief FDA vetting of the process whereby Ping and Tslim pumps demonstrate successful downloads of the new algorithm. I…"
Nov 8
Don replied to Diabetes News and Interest's discussion 'FDA Approves DexCom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm'
"I agree and this is where the FDA should change its tune. If a pump is already approved with the prior G4 algorithm, then it should be allowed to upgrade to the new one. My assumption is the CGM interface on the pump would be unchanged and there is…"
Nov 7
Don replied to Crazyivan's discussion 'Animas Vibe with integreated Dexcom CGM or Medtronic Paradigm Veo with CGM'
"A nod to Dexcom which has just been approved to use even more accurate algorithms."
Nov 6
Don replied to Crazyivan's discussion 'Animas Vibe with integreated Dexcom CGM or Medtronic Paradigm Veo with CGM'
"actually, given your daily insulin requirements, you may really appreciate the larger reservoir of the medtronic"
Nov 5

Profile Information

Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.1

Comment Wall (10 comments)

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

At 4:18pm on January 3, 2011, barbraann said…
Hey Don,
It's very frustrating to say the least. Of course everyone is very helpful, I just got off the phone with a Omnipod rep, she's going to contact BCBS*** (ha! I love that) and see what she can do. Don't have a lot of hope. I was told by the DME people it's considered "disposable" but so are insulin pens and they're covered (I think!!) It's because they don't make enough money on the pods. The thing that infuriates me is that they don't cover CGM's!!!!!!!! What the h###ll! If ANYTHING should be covered it should be that. Now that I'm prepared to fight, we'll see how well I fight with "city hall"
At 7:33am on March 11, 2010, Xanthasun said…
Thanks for leaving a comment and for the positive boost/reminder because the dream seems so far away...but as you said it's on its way or soon to be :)
At 4:30pm on September 14, 2009, Carly! said…
Hey! Thanks for the comment on my blog. My sugars have been really out of wack, and my mom isnt too happy about it xD But the shots are just like a feeling of relief. But i'm totally looking forward to an omnipod. :D
At 11:34am on April 20, 2009, Sandy Palmer said…
So how is the Pod going for you so far??? I have chosen to go with the Animas Ping for now. Good luck. Let me know if you keep yours or not.
At 8:24am on April 17, 2009, Dee Meloche said…
Hi and thankyou for your reply.The only problem is that I have been needing to test my nighttime basal and I can't have any active insulin in my body.I believe I already did try a combo bolus and didn't get good results.I'm just going to have to play with it I guess.
At 1:09am on November 24, 2008, Brigitte said…
hello and welcome to TuDiabetes; It's a very good idea to join our community. I hope you're well. Bienvenue.
At 7:19pm on November 23, 2008, Karen said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes, glad you found us!!!
At 3:50pm on November 23, 2008, Jovanni de Jesus said…
Thanks for joining TuDiabetes! Hope we can touch your lives more than diabetes ever will!

Feel free to check out the forums, or message any of the members here.

Welcome home!
At 3:47pm on November 23, 2008, Jovanni de Jesus said…
Thanks for joining TuDiabetes! Hope we can touch your lives more than diabetes ever will!

Feel free to check out the forums, or message any of the members here.

Welcome home!
At 3:33pm on November 23, 2008, Kristin said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Don! Glad that you are here!

Check out the Forum where you can search old discussions or start a new one! And our groups where you can find members that you have something in common with!

When you get a chance, add a photo of yourself or something related to you-- it helps us recognize you in discussions!
 
 
 

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

An eye opening experience at @CWDiabetes!

Last month, I had one of the most amazing experiences I have had with technology since I have been living with diabetes. It happened at the Focus On Technology conference organized by Children With Diabetes in Los Angeles (the first Read on! →

World Diabetes Day at REALM Charter School

REALM Charter is a middle school full of amazing young people eager to learn about World Diabetes Day. Team DHF spent the day with over 300 students and taught them about the Big Blue Test and what they can do Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service