Estel Hines
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  • Muncie, IN
  • United States
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A long road to Tandem T:Slim

Started this discussion. Last reply by Estel Hines Feb 12. 2 Replies

Animus trainer called

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carrie J Feb 5, 2010. 1 Reply

Will Medicare "B" pay for supplies?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom S Apr 13, 2011. 7 Replies


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Estel Hines commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Hi gang, I am on my third week of my new T:slim (5 years previous with Animas Ping), I like it just fine, the IOB on the first screen is great, and I usually change everything each time, when I get down to 3 or less units of insulin. I then discard…"
Mar 7
Estel Hines commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
Mar 7
Estel Hines commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Traininq went well today, i had my 2nd inset change and thank gosh the trainer showed me the trick to taking the case on/off easy. I have to change cartridges every two days. I am happy with the tslim so far. No reservations"
Feb 26
Estel Hines posted a status
"downloaded for free a really neat app onto my iphone, it is called the t:simulator, and lets you do all the settings that a t:slim pump does"
Feb 21
Estel Hines commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Hi all, Everything being approved, they at Diabetic Management & Supplies are simply waiting on their next shipment of t:slim pumps to arrive and they will be sending mine to me. I just finished 5 years with the Animas Ping which worked well for…"
Feb 15
Estel Hines and Diego are now friends
Feb 13
Estel Hines replied to Estel Hines's discussion 'A long road to Tandem T:Slim'
"My new distributor is scheduled to be "Diabetes Management & Supply", I called yesterday, and they said they had everything they need, and it was scheduled to go to a review board? They did agree however that they would call me as soon…"
Feb 12
Terry replied to Estel Hines's discussion 'A long road to Tandem T:Slim'
"I'm glad the hitch in your order of the Vibe will work well in your favor. I'd like t read your comments on the T:Slim as an older user with visual clarity issues. As the years go by, I'm having a harder time seeing the screen of my…"
Feb 11
Estel Hines posted a discussion

A long road to Tandem T:Slim

I have just finished 5 years with Animas One Touch Ping, it worked but due to my eyes, it became harder and harder to read. I receive my pump thru Medicare and my Supplemental F Insurance. I talked to Animas and they said the could send me one of the new Vibes, it would come without the Dexcom materials tho since Medicare didn't support CGM. I checked it out, and could read the Vibe easily, so I said, yes, great, let's do it.About 1 week later, my distributor "CCS" called and said they had an…See More
Feb 11
Estel Hines joined Jigga's group

Tandem T:Slim Users

New insulin pump from Tandem, the T:Slim touch screen insulin pump. Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for…See More
Jan 31
Billy replied to Estel Hines's discussion 'Animas Ping Food Database anyone actually using it?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I got a question. Where do you get all your information on the food from? Is there a special database or from what source? I'm still trying to figure out how I can update my food database on my pump. Also, do you use the pump or is it the meter…"
Sep 22, 2014
Estel Hines liked Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion NBC News shows a doctor with a Dexcom CGM hooked up to an IPHONE!
Feb 17, 2013
Estel Hines commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Animas Insulin Pump Users'
"last month CCS notified me that they will no longer be able to supply the test strips for my One Touch Ping meter, but Animas did refer me to EdgePark (in state, Indiana) who can supply the strips, they however can not supply the remainder of the…"
Dec 12, 2012
Estel Hines replied to palomino's discussion 'New to Pumps' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"you bet, the Dexcom 7 plus"
Feb 27, 2012
Tom S replied to Estel Hines's discussion 'Will Medicare "B" pay for supplies?'
"The VA in Indiana does provide pump and supplies. You just need to have your primary care provider send you to see an Endocrinologist"
Apr 13, 2011
Estel Hines replied to Estel Hines's discussion 'Will Medicare "B" pay for supplies?'
"Update from Estel Hines 4/13/11 So much has happened in the meantime. I purchased the Dexcom 7 + out of pocket and began watching my BG closely, I took about 8-10 shots per day to control as best I could. about 6 months later, my next c-peptide…"
Apr 13, 2011

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ability to ask questions and learn
Date diagnosed
June 15, 1999
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping

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what to do with the iv3000 1-hand??????

Posted on February 4, 2011 at 7:04pm 3 Comments

I am a little lost here !!!

1. first I Cleaned the site with the "I.V.Prep Antiseptic Wipe"

2. then I put the ReliaMed "Protective Bafrrier Wipe" on the site

3. In the past I then put the Inset on with the inserter.

I now need to add "IV3000 1-Hand" into the equation. I am not sure which sequence it should go in, and should I cut a hole in the middle of it, so the needle can penetrate, or will the needle go thru the this material of the… Continue

A Big Time Low

Posted on September 28, 2009 at 11:58am 1 Comment

Ok, so on 9/26 i sat in the tv room, and started sweating a little and felt light headed, just sat and it went away, no problem. Then te children came to visit and we moved to the Front Porch and all sat to talk, when I began sweating a lot, and felt dizzy, so I simply said, I think i'll lay down for a while. I felt dizzy, felt terrible, stomach upset, room spinning and very, very tired. a while later I opened my eyes, and everything was blurry grey, so I got up and went into the tv room and… Continue

Heading down the Dexcom 7 Plus Path

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 12:04pm 5 Comments


I ordered my Dexcom 7plus on Tuesday 6/16/09 and was told I would receive it in 3 days. We shall see, I did see the charge go threw the next day, I'll let you know.P


ok, Received it today 6/18/09, pretty fast delivery, the next step, is that my Dexcom Advisor is supposed to call me and schedule the first training session (she estimates 40-60 minutes), i'll let you know when that happens.


received a call from the Dexcom… Continue

I can't tell if am normal, or heading in the wrong direction, PLease tell me where you are?

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 2:06pm 1 Comment

Now that I am getting a little more predictable results, let me share them with you:

My Weekly averages are:

Glucose: 143.14

Insulin: Novolog (Meal Bolus)- 10.13 and Lantus (Basal-) 54.16 (using a syringe)

Carbs: 47.66 (per meal)

Calories: 489.54

Using rule 500 for Meal Bolus

using Rule 1500 for Sensitivity (correction) Bolus

I built a little excel spreadsheet and put the carbs and BG in and that helps me determin my total Bolus amount… Continue

Why I want an Insulin Pump

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 6:25am 0 Comments

- I give myself a minmum of 4 shots a day

- My Glucose runs from 76 - 303

- I have a hard time predicting meal time, and giving my shots each day at the same time

- I suspect it is shocking my system when I give 42 Units of Lantus in the evening, instead of a slow release

- I have arthritis in my fingers and it is hard to use the syringe

- My eyesight is bad, hard to get the dosage right using a syringe

- When I get an air bubble in the syringe, it is fairly… Continue

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