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Mar 15
Gerry replied to Kj's discussion 'Insurance not covering Contour Next Test Strips' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I am also on the MiniMed (523) and can no longer obtain my Contour test strips by email, but I can get a 3-mo. supply through my local retail CVS store. (I am on Medicare, which allows a 90-day supply through several retail pharmacies.)"
Jan 15
shoshana27 replied to Gerry's discussion 'Where Do You Order Insulin Pump Supplies?' in the group Seniors With Diabetes
"I GET MY PUMP SUPPLIES FROM MEDTRONIC & MY HUMALOG AT RITE AID."
Dec 7, 2013
Gerry might attend Emily Coles's event
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Live interview with Kerri Sparling, Diabetes Advocate and creator of the blog SixUntilMe at TuDiabetes homepage

July 25, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Watch the recording here! Kerri Morrone Sparling was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on September 11, 1986, and for much of her life, she was the only diabetic she knew.She started Six Until Me in May of 2005 because she was tired of Googling "diabetes" and coming up with little more than a list of…See More
Jul 24, 2013
Gerry replied to Ben's discussion 'New pump'
"Buy the book Pumping Insulin, 5th Edition by John Walsh and study it. It is the pumpers' bible."
Jun 18, 2013
Gerry replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Has anybody put an infusion set in their thigh?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I use my outer thighs, from my front side to short-of-my-back sides: I wouldn't want to sit on an infusion set! I also shave each site before I apply the infusion set. Hair grows back quickly, and it makes it easier to keep track of recently…"
May 14, 2013
Gerry replied to Jenni's discussion 'Where in VA?' in the group Virginia Diabetics
"Roanoke. Welcome to TuDiabetes, neighbor!"
May 11, 2013
Carole replied to Gerry's discussion 'Where Do You Order Insulin Pump Supplies?' in the group Seniors With Diabetes
"I have tried very hard to find a vendor that would provide insulin as a major medical expense (as is allowed if you have a pump) but I was told that everyone has stopped doing that because the reimbursement from medicare is so low that they lose…"
Apr 24, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
September 1, 1998
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
MiniMed 523

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At 12:06pm on January 26, 2013, brokenpole said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Gerry!

At 10:31am on January 26, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GERRY!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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!
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At 9:54am on January 26, 2013, catlover said…

Hi Gerry- HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! Hope you have a GR8 day.!!!!!

At 3:22am on January 26, 2013, brokenpole said…

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

At 5:10pm on September 4, 2012, Richard157 said…

Hi Gerry, thanks for the friendship! I'm glad you found the article useful.

At 9:08am on January 26, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Gerry- HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!! Hope you have a GR8 day !!!

At 5:06am on January 26, 2012, Marie B said…

Happy Birthday Gerry! have a great day.

At 4:35am on January 26, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:33am on January 26, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 9:48am on October 10, 2011, bikette said…
Those 'little' Vulcans are pretty cool and the name is so Trekky! I find as I get older my legs must get shorter and/or my bike gets taller! I almost dread stopping the bike anymore - I can barely touch ground on one side now and if that little patch of ground where I land my big toe happens to have a leaf or sand or oil on it, I'm pretty much SOL. and what's worse is that I'm no longer able to use leverage to my benefit! My aging shoulders and wimpy spine make it almost impossible for me to pick up my own machine and I really really REALLY hate asking some big strong young fella to help this 'little' old lady pick up her bike. I hate those comments like "Why would you buy a bike you can't pick up?" and my answer "Why would you have such a big mouth when your mind is so teeny?" Of course, I never have the nerve to say my line but I've certainly heard the former. "Big bike for sucha little girl" was common back when I was younger (and smaller) and I could pick it up back then! The bike still weighs 853 pounds 'naked' plus I've dressed it up with a full fairing and saddle bags. Add in a tank of ga$ and me - and we're up to half a ton!! HEAVY for more guys too! But now I just try very very hard not to get myself into situations where I might end up dropping the bike or even having to back it out of a parking spot - up hill. Howcum people never seem to realize we don't got no back-up gear?
Anyway - glad to meetcha Gerry (albeit a tad late) - and happy to be your friend - although I've probably just worn out my welcome with the above diatribe! :-)
 
 
 

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