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Doug replied to Krztina's discussion 'Missing Insulin when filling' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I agree that the display is misleading and that unlike the cozmo that would allow you to actually have 300 units after filling tubing.. But the insulin is not wasted you can use the syringe with out the needle to pull the insulin from the tubing…"
Feb 19
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Jun 1, 2014
Doug commented on Emily Coles's video

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"Very interesting research - The video is VERY specific to his companies product which should be better disclosed. Im shocked there are only 37 views and no comments so far ..."
Jun 1, 2014
PaulK replied to Doug's discussion 'Tslim cartridge picture of inside' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I just started reclaiming from the tubing and from the cartridge. I had an extra 25u-30u in the cartridge even though I was being told it was near zero. I'd noticed previously that even with priming, the pump would register 25u-30u less than…"
Oct 26, 2013
Alley912 replied to Doug's discussion 'Tslim cartridge picture of inside' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"This is neat! Thanks for sharing. =o)"
Sep 14, 2013
GrandmaKissy replied to Doug's discussion 'Tslim cartridge picture of inside' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"@Nicole -- I used a paradigm pump for 12 years and loved it. Never had a bit of trouble, until recently. I think it just got too old to do what it was designed to do... sort of like me... ;-) Moving to the t:slim has been quite an adjustment. There…"
Sep 1, 2013
Nicole replied to Doug's discussion 'Tslim cartridge picture of inside' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"My endo told me not to use it, but it has worked for some people. I agree about the pump stopping at zero being a drawback, my MM paradigm would keep pumping."
Sep 1, 2013
GrandmaKissy replied to Doug's discussion 'Tslim cartridge picture of inside' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"hmmm... I haven't had any problems using it, so I'm sure the insulin is still effective. By manually filling the tubing with insulin from the cartridge, it doesn't mix with the fresh insulin and it goes into my body first. Some people…"
Aug 31, 2013
Jigga replied to Doug's discussion 'Tslim cartridge picture of inside' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"@Grandma; I thought it wasn't best to use insulin that's been in a pump being it's been next to our bodies and thus rendered ineffective?"
Aug 31, 2013
Janice replied to Doug's discussion 'Tslim cartridge picture of inside' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Amen to that!"
Aug 31, 2013
GrandmaKissy replied to Doug's discussion 'Tslim cartridge picture of inside' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"That's why I use a syringe to remove the remaining insulin in the old cartridge before installing a new one. I use the 20+ units in the syringe to manually fill the new tubing so the "old" insulin is the first that gets used in the…"
Aug 31, 2013
Doug added a discussion to the group Tandem T:Slim Users

Tslim cartridge picture of inside

I thought maybe someone else might like seeing the inside of the Tslim cartridgeMy old cozmo would still deliver insulin when the pump said zero units - it would still deliver some bolus - the Tslim doesnt - when its zero its ZERO - ALL DELIVERY STOPSI wondered if the cartridge was really empty - so I tore an "empty" one apartAs you can see its a pleated plastic bag that in my case isnt empty - but nearly - dont pay attention to any bubbles, I cut open the bag during dis assembly ... oops…See More
Aug 31, 2013
Doug replied to Lizzie's discussion 'How I beat the bubbles' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
Aug 13, 2013
Doug replied to TracyUNCC's discussion 'Any advice on the issues we are having with the TSlim?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"In reply to myself - one more mote - when you say you are having trouble with the cleos sticking- do you mean the set sticking to you when you insert it ? Meaning getting the inserter to release from the set ? if so many years ago I got a box of…"
Jul 20, 2013
cathy van de moortele replied to Doug's discussion 'G4 Platinum is fragile - Accuracy much better but plastic is VERY fragile' in the group Dexcom Users
"Mine was replaced once and yesterday, the wheel came off again. We were in a hotel and I asked the manager for some clear tape, to hold the button and wheel in place. Sent the company a mail right away and they instantly shipped me a new one. I…"
Jun 22, 2013
KevinMR replied to Doug's discussion 'G4 Platinum is fragile - Accuracy much better but plastic is VERY fragile' in the group Dexcom Users
"Add me to the broken wheel club. Came off when I took the G4 out of my pocket. Getting a replacement sent."
Jun 19, 2013

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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 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.

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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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