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Donna replied to MKSSS's discussion 'CRAZY experience' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Hey, never have to apologize for needing to vent...it is part of the disease in my experience. I have found that one of your best resources is one of the local Medtronic trainers when it comes to the pump.I have been on the pump about 5 yrs. now and…"
Jul 18
Donna replied to Joan's discussion 'CGM and air travel' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"Joan, Not sure if I have just been overly cautious, but I have been advised by my trainer from Medtronics and also the Medtronic help line not to leave the transmitter connected when going thru TSA screens, etc. I also received this info in the…"
Feb 3
Donna replied to Brieanna's discussion 'express scripts is delisting contour glucose strips?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"NovaMax meter is what I have been using. Agree it is larger than the Bayer Contour but not very much and in fact, I prefer how it fits with the container of test tapes in the case they provided. See my post last night."
Oct 25, 2013
Donna replied to Brieanna's discussion 'express scripts is delisting contour glucose strips?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I see. I did have to switch from the One Touch meter and strips to the Bayer ContourNext for a few months and then we switched again a couple months ago to the NovaMax. For me the latest change was an insurance initiated one...not something from…"
Oct 24, 2013
Donna replied to Brieanna's discussion 'express scripts is delisting contour glucose strips?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I see on the list posted for the changes by ExpressScripts that they will cover One Touch. I suggest you ask your doc to write an rx for a new meter and associated test strips but check with your benefits rep at work to see if you should call the…"
Oct 24, 2013
Donna updated their profile
Oct 1, 2013
Donna replied to Cocheze's discussion 'I'm Back For Good' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Good for you in relation to "pumping with pride!" Also, thanks for sharing your experience with the OmniPod system. Someone told my husband about it a couple yrs. ago and he brings it up ever so often...since we have a pool and like to…"
Oct 1, 2013
Donna replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Finally: FDA Approves Minimed 530G + Enlite Sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I just received an email from Medtronic on this too..says since I am in the "New Technology Guarantee Program" I will be contacted in next couple of months to receive this new system and training. Makes for a happy Friday!!"
Sep 27, 2013
Donna liked Emily Coles's event Live Interview with Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE aka Low Carb Dietitian
Sep 24, 2013
Donna might attend Emily Coles's event
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Live Interview with Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE aka Low Carb Dietitian at TuDiabetes homepage

September 26, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already happened.  Now you can watch the recording! Franziska Spritzler is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator who is passionate about nutrition and believes a low-carb, whole foods approach works best for many people with diabetes. Her website, Low Carb Dietitian, provides…See More
Sep 24, 2013
Donna replied to Donna's discussion 'CGM and mammograms' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I did call Medtronics and the help center said there were no statements specifically related to a mammogram, but they advise removing it (both the transmitter and sensor) rather than take a chance that a lead apron would work, etc. When I just had…"
Jul 23, 2013
Donna replied to Donna's discussion 'CGM and mammograms' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks so much...think I will remove it entirely and then just out new one in afterward to be safe."
Jul 23, 2013
Cheryl replied to Donna's discussion 'CGM and mammograms' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I haven't run into that issue yet but if and when I do I will call ahead and ask the technician. If they don't know then I will simply disconnect. Transmitters are just too expensive to take a chance like that. Or maybe call the maker and…"
Jul 23, 2013
Donna added a discussion to the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
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CGM and mammograms

Ladies and/or gentlemen if you know....having a mammogram tomorrow and it will be my first since having a CGM. I always disconnect my insulin pump before this exam and then reattach when done but wondering what is the best way to deal with the transmitter and sensor, etc for my CGM? Just protect with lead apron, remove the transmitter and sensor entirely and insert new one after the mammogram???See More
Jul 23, 2013
Donna commented on Christel's blog post 'The Letter I Wish I Could Give Her (My 30th Diaversary Letter to Myself)'
"Amazing how words can fill us with emotions, memories, smiles, tears....beautiful letter...thank you!"
May 5, 2013
Donna replied to Marypat's discussion 'Mail order insulin' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Same here...ours used to be through Medco but now Medco and Express Scripts merged and it is called just Express Scripts....still no issues."
Mar 23, 2013

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?
new info, new ideas and learn how others address pump issues
Date diagnosed
October 19, 1993
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
medtronic paradigm

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At 2:05pm on March 8, 2013, Marie B said…
At 11:31am on March 8, 2013, Marie B said…

just before 4PM (Eastern) Emily will move the chat room up to near the top of the home page, and then when the video screen appears, and we're ready to start, she'll say in the chat room "Refresh your pages". I do this by clicking on "Home" on the top banner. Then "start" the video, like a You-tube, by clicking on the arrow. make sure your volume is turned on. we can make comments in the chat room, feel free to comment. we always have fun on Fridays.

At 6:59am on March 8, 2013, Marie B said…

hi donna, welcome! see you this afternoon for the chat. let me know if you have any questions

At 5:11am on March 8, 2013, 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 5:09am on March 8, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

 
 
 

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