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Lawdawgz replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
"Agreed. I don't know why you can't trend backward and see real numbers. I switched from Minimed (only for cgm use), and while I think the Dexcom is far superior, the two things that the Minimed is better on are 1) Seeing your past numbers,…"
Mar 13
Jaybyrd replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
"Thanks, that is good to know. I am due for a new dexcom in a few months and I wont be using the new feature until the come out with an android app."
Mar 13
Doug replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
"I havent attempted a graph or study but my impression is the receiver battery lasts the same as the previous. Of course my previous was 2 years old but I never had to charge it more than every few days and thats only because I read some where not to…"
Mar 13
Jaybyrd replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hello Doug, I am curious if the new integrated share receiver has the option to disable the Bluetooth signal? I also am concerned about the battery life."
Mar 13
rgcainmd replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
"We are expecting our Share receiver on Monday or Tuesday, but have been using the Share cradle in the meantime. I most definitely get alerts on my iPhone and am reasonably certain that I will continue to receive alerts when my daughter switches to…"
Mar 7
Doug replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
"I've taken and posted screen shots of all the alert options."
Mar 5
MaryMary replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
"There are no trend arrow alerts that I know of, just low, urgent low and high, but of course you can see the arrow as in the picture above."
Mar 5
MaryMary replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
"No connecting the phone to the receiver. It is supposed to be within 20 feet but many with the cradle say that they get much more than 20 feet. We haven't pushed it."
Mar 5
aimeeh2oski replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
"So you don't have to connect the "uploader" phone to the receiver like you do with NS? I assume the receiver would have to be within 20 ft of the phone?"
Mar 5
aimeeh2oski replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
"Are there alerts for trend arrows (double arrows down)? Or just BG values?"
Mar 5
Doug replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
"follow app definitely alerts "
Mar 5
Doug replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
" pages 19 and 20 of the manual - the only thing I found that lists the allowed devices - same as the marketing info"
Mar 5
Doug replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
"I agree - no idea why it doesnt display the data it has past 24 hours And now that its sending the same info to a device with a much bigger screen and faster processor why it doesnt there ... Im betting its FDA related"
Mar 5
MaryMary replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
"Download it on Dex studio to see the patterns."
Mar 5
Scott Wilkins replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
"One of my dislikes of the G4 receiver is it's short history display, even though it does store more history, it can't do anything with it. I was hoping the app would allow this, but seeing that it doesn't really is a let down. 24…"
Mar 5
Doug replied to Doug's discussion 'Dexcom Share pic - first impressions' in the group Dexcom Users
"The USB port ripped off My 2 year old one this weekend - its just coincidence that it was same day new product was released I called Monday and it was here wed It was easier since they had a valid RX on file from supplies orders"
Mar 5

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Date diagnosed
May 1, 1988
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6.5
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Pump
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Cozmo

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At 6:09am on October 1, 2011, Donna H said…
501(c)(3)s have different audit financial and reporting requirements depending on size of the organization. The larger organizations have an obligation to report to provide that information to the governement and that is where the info gets pulled for these sites. They are not submitting the information to these sites -- rather the sites are pulling from the governement filings and annual reports. The very small organizations do not have the same reporting requirements.. That's why you see it for the big ones and not the tiny ones. There are two concepts in funding "restricted" funds and "unrestricted funds." Restricted funds are those grants and gifts that are designtated with specific purpose. Unrestricted are those that can be used for any purpose. The larger is harder to get and greatly needed -- they can be used for operations -- e.g., rent, utilities,supplies. A $14000 campaign is a tiny amount in comparision to the larger campaigns (e.g, JDRF) which aim in the hundreds of thousands and millions. . It illustrates the difference in the size of the organizations. JDRF has a mulit-million dollar budget. DHF is in the thousands (and not hundreds of thousands).. If you want to see the financials of an organization there is a site -- "Guidestar" that will let you see their Form 990s. Unfortunately, there is a delay in the posting there, but it will give you an idea of the finances of an org. So do not think that a missing filing means no filing. All that these sites do (even the one you referenced) is pull from the government retreivable sites -- and as such, it is all woefully behind. It's not the organizations voluntarily posting but rather an extraction from the government reporting and annual reports. But as to your question undoutedly, a $14000 annual giving campaign is likely going to be spent keeping the lights on in the space and paying the rent. It is a tiny amount of unrestricted funds that isn't going to go much further than that. If you want your donation to go to one specific thing, you can earmark it that way. Then it becomes 'restricted" but will likely be appreciated just as greatly. Imagine trying to live n $14000 a year let alone support a staff and run an organization on it! There is a reason the governement does not require the same kind of reporting requirements. It's similar to the same reason people without deductions can file an simplified tax return. There's simply not enough to say. Once funding reaches a certain level the reporting requirments of a 501(c)(3) org will increase. The non-profits who report the detail you want are required to by law -- that's the reason they do it. But the expense of an audit financial requirement for an organization of the size of DHF would likely wipe it out. I believe even the government recognizes that the thousands of dollars it takes to prepare an audited report is so onerous for tiny organizations that it would hinder their ability to even exist. I'm sure though, if you E-mailed Manny, he would be happy to discuss his budget with you to the extent that it would give you comfort. Btw, I gave you the wrong website before -- it is www.diabeteshandsfoundation.org From my perspective -- the fact that we are even having this discussion on this forum is worth at least $1 a year for the use of that forum. I value this community greatly so I personally contributed significantly more than that. But the nice thing about organizations like this is that there is no requirement -- they offer their services freely to the public. You do as you wish. But I must admit, I never understand why when I try to do something postive in a forum to help the organization or another advocacy type of post that is 100% positive in its intent that one or two people post something negative or critical thwarting those efforts. The very first post under my discussion was this -- fortunately others quickly posted to try to turn that one around. Then, with one day left of the campaign you posted your criticism. Why not ask the poster directly or post an entirely new forum on the topic rather than obstruct the good intentions of others? Certainly, this forum allows that and you are well within your rights to make that choice. It's just that I, personally, have trouble understanding that choice. But then again that's why there are different people in the world -- we can't all think the same or value the same things -- and that is a good thing so I opted to respond but respond to the asker rather than take the initial purpose of my post off on a tangent about this. In all seriousness -- if want to know the budget info -- ask Manny directly. Then if you want to announce it across the site -- do it in a discussion you create.
At 5:46pm on December 28, 2009, Linda G said…
Welcome home Doug!

I am happy that you are reading this and that you are a member of the growing TuDiabetes family.

Since the community was formed back in early 2007, lots of things have changed. Also since then, lots of new members have joined: we're now nearly 11,300 members. So, new members and new features means it never hurts to refresh how things work around the community.

If you haven't read it, I invite you to take a few minutes to go through our New Member Guide. If you have been a member for a while but have let a little dust accumulate on your TuDiabetes account, you will find it very useful. If you joined just recently, you will find it EVEN MORE handy.

If you don't find answers to a question you may have, never hesitate to ask. Click on the Contact Us link at the bottom of any page and one of the members of our Admin team (you can see their faces on the bottom right side of any page) will get back to you shortly.
At 9:09am on December 16, 2009, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 6:00pm on December 15, 2009, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Doug
At 2:11pm on December 15, 2009, Marie B said…
hi, Doug, welcome! I used to be a Systems Analyst for the Dept of Defense in the olden days of the 70s and 80s. If there's any questions you have about the community, I'd be glad to help. I've been here almost two years and have been helped out so much by TuD.
 
 
 

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