Gayle Kodimer Mckenna
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  • Newbury Park, CA
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UK announcement for Type 1 cure getting closer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Oct 10. 1 Reply

did anyone see this? hope it's really true and it really happens!…Continue

WILD FLUCTUATIONS BETWEEN HIGHS/LOWS, BUT A1C 6.5. WHAT DAMAGE AM I CAUSING TO MY BODY?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cliff Sep 6, 2013. 80 Replies

Hi, I'm going on my 2 year anniversary of being a t1 diagnosed at age 48. i wear a pump and test 8-10 times a day. i've never had an extreme hypo; my lowest ever was 46. but i also have highs on…Continue

Tags: A1cAccuracy, Lows, Highs

Would you change to PPO from HMO insurance if you had the opportunity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Dec 31, 2010. 2 Replies

Our open enrollment is up and I have a few days left to decide if we want to change from HMO to PPO insurance.  I have only been diagnosed as LADA since April and have had a very difficult time with…Continue

 

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Christopher replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'UK announcement for Type 1 cure getting closer'
"Hey Gayle - the link you posted doesn't work. I did a search on the site, however, and found this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/11151909/Cure-for-Type-1-diabetes-imminent-after-Harvard-stem-cell-breakthrough.html I suspect…"
Oct 10
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna posted a discussion
Oct 9
rgcainmd replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yep, I think using arms is the key. No appreciable longevity with any other sites."
Sep 30
Seth replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"I Find with big swings my sensors go quicker. My longest sensors are when my BG is flatlined in the 80-120 range. The swings also get the 3Qs more often. I try and calibrate through the questionmarks. As long as I get at least 7 days out of a sensor…"
Sep 28
2hobbit1 replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"Maybe so, but he can be trained! ;-) You/he can still get to all the important bits with out effecting the G4."
Sep 28
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"hmmm . . . i don't think my hubby would go for that, LOL! glad it works for you though"
Sep 28
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"so after 2 days it comes back on and it's fairly accurate?"
Sep 28
2hobbit1 replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yes I mean my breasts, think of them as a clock face, nipple is the center. I use the outside edges. First started with sensor like big hand, pointed to outside rim so 2-4 on left, an 7-11 on right, about 1-2 inch from nipple. This puts the sensor…"
Sep 28
Clare replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"I never got a sensor from a Dexcom rep, all mine have come directly from the Dex factory and the shortest lifespan since I started using it in Nov. 2012 is 10 days."
Sep 28
Clare replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
""the girls" = breasts"
Sep 28
Joern replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"I think that dexcom rep's are equipped with sensors of very good quality. But when you have bought your first one regulary, you were lucky enough to get a good one :)"
Sep 28
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to carrier's discussion 'Starting with Saline' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I started right away and didn't have any problems. I change my infusion set every 3-5 days because i don't use that much insulin, and change my cartridge once a month to save on costs. you'll get the hang of it; i know you'll be…"
Sep 28
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"i do have large swings, althought not so much now that i'm on Invokana (off-label). when i get the ???, i always try to wait it out to see if it will come back. sometimes it does for another day, a few more hours, etc. i'll usually wait a…"
Sep 28
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"looks good! i'm just not comfortable with it be exposed to the world. maybe someday i'll get over it and give it a try :)."
Sep 28
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"2hobbit1 - the girls??? can you please explain???"
Sep 28
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"NO dexcom rep; did my first sensor all by myself by watching a youtube video, lol!"
Sep 28

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Date diagnosed
April 1, 2010
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.9
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Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 8:45am on June 7, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER GAYLE!!

At 6:57pm on June 5, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…
Gayle congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.
At 10:36am on September 8, 2012, Jay said…

Friend request pending. Jay

At 12:37pm on April 12, 2012, Lisa said…

Hi Gayle,
Thanks for adding me as a friend. Yes, I ride mountain bikes! I would love to get together & ride.
~Lisa

At 9:06am on February 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 8:32am on February 5, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Gayle...
Best Wishes NOW...and for the remainder of the year:)
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 5:43am on February 5, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Gayle!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 4:21pm on February 5, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Gayle.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 8:25am on December 29, 2010, Marie B said…

hi Gayle, sorry I can't help you with a doctor rec, but I think this is a good discussion about misdiagnosed 1.5s

http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/seeking-stories-of

 

I guess you know our founder Manny was misdiagnosed as a type 2? 

At 10:36am on December 6, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD WIDE LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know more "About Us": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
 
 
 

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