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Buying Dexcom sensors from CCS Medical

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denise Jan 12. 3 Replies

I was wondering if any Dexcom users get their supplies from CCS Medical?

Buying Dexcom sensors from CCS Medical

Started Jan 4 0 Replies

I was wondering if any Dexcom users get their supplies from CCS Medical?

Setting Basal rated

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daisy Mae Sep 26, 2012. 8 Replies

I w wondering how you calculate your basal rates on your pump. Im getting back on the pump soon and would like to know. Im on MDI right now but I still go by the setting from my old pump as far as my…Continue

Going back on the pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daisy Mae Sep 12, 2012. 5 Replies

Helllo to you all my name is Dooie and I'm a newcomer. I've been a T1 for over 21 yrs and have been on injections up until three and a half yrs ago when I went on the pump. Sadly I was only on it for…Continue


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Denise replied to Dooie's discussion 'Buying Dexcom sensors from CCS Medical'
"My insurance company contracts durable medical equipment and supplies through CCS Medical, so far they've been excellent to deal with."
Jan 12
Mayumi replied to Dooie's discussion 'Buying Dexcom sensors from CCS Medical'
"Nope, I get mine from Dexcom themselves. Would not care to do business with CCS Medical under any circumstances."
Jan 9
Dooie posted discussions
Jan 4
rick phillips left a comment for Dooie
"Dooie happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness."
Jul 7, 2013
Dooie commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"I have a question to all. Do any of you use CGM's and if so which do you think is the best one or should I say the most accurate, the Dexcom, Medtronic, or I think the other is the Navigator?"
Jan 8, 2013
Daisy Mae replied to Dooie's discussion 'Setting Basal rated'
"for me, it was mostly trial and error. i started on the pump 11 yrs ago, and my I:C ratio was 1 unit per 10 grms. now, yrs and yrs ltr, my ratio has changed. i now have 3 settings on my pump for my I:C ratio. i just kept meticulous track of…"
Sep 26, 2012
Daisy Mae replied to Dooie's discussion 'Going back on the pump'
"i cannot agree more, Ladybell, i have been using the MMPump for 11 yrs now (been D for 25+yrs) and i have always used Metronic. any problems i have, they solve them w/ grace and understanding. they get me supplies as fast as lighting whenever there…"
Sep 12, 2012
Dooie replied to Dooie's discussion 'Setting Basal rated'
"Thanks Zoe."
Sep 8, 2012
Zoe replied to Dooie's discussion 'Setting Basal rated'
"Yes, having used a pump before, you should be good to go with Pumping Insulin and your pump manual. Also if you haven't already, join the group for your pump (I think you were getting the minimed) because then you can ask questions that might…"
Sep 8, 2012
Dooie replied to Dooie's discussion 'Setting Basal rated'
"Thank youI did get the Pumping Insulin book by Walsh n did the example in the book and i think i got it but I w go over it with my Endo also and see what he thinks. I just dont want to take insulin management class thats 4 weeks(one class a week)…"
Sep 8, 2012
Zoe replied to Dooie's discussion 'Setting Basal rated'
"I also want to suggest you get Pumping Insulin by John Walsh as it's great for helping you with everything pump related."
Sep 8, 2012
Zoe replied to Dooie's discussion 'Setting Basal rated'
"I agree with the above, although not all of us match up with the 50/50 basal and bolus. With a reduction of about 20% from your MDI basal, just divide it by 24 hours for an hourly rate, then start tracking your "in between numbers" - blood…"
Sep 8, 2012
Don replied to Dooie's discussion 'Setting Basal rated'
"Have you started yet? I would try 80% of your current Lantus/Levemir dose and tweak from there. Do you remember from when you pumped before if you had a higher rate to cover dawn phenomenon?"
Sep 8, 2012
Dooie liked Manny Hernandez's group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
Sep 1, 2012
Dooie posted a status
"Happy it's Friday and waiting on my pump."
Aug 31, 2012
Dooie is attending Emily Coles's event

Live videochat with Diabetes Hands Foundation founder Manny Hernandez and Head of Communities Emily Coles at TuDiabetes homepage

August 31, 2012 from 1pm to 2pm
Sadly, we have had to postpone this event at the last minute.  So sorry, friends!!  We promise it WILL happen, and soon.  Check back here periodically to find the new time and date.With our apologies,Manny and EmilySee More
Aug 29, 2012

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At 11:05am on July 7, 2013, rick phillips said…

Dooie happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 8:22am on July 7, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:57pm on August 25, 2012, AZKG30 said…
Pumps are the way to go I decided to get a pump after my auto accident. I like the omni pod because there is no tubes. The pods are good for three days at a time.
At 7:05am on August 19, 2012, 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.

At 11:29pm on August 17, 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 6:23pm on August 17, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Dooie...
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:
AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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!
Take care....and keep in touch!




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