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Graeme replied to Kevin H's discussion 'Enlite sensor tips I got from Medtronics' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
Anthony Zyjewski liked Graeme's discussion How long do you wear an Enlite Sensor
Jul 31
Chris replied to Graeme's discussion 'How long do you wear an Enlite Sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I'm surprised at how long cgm users utilize their sensors. I remember when cheating to 6 days was frowned upon by the fda. I'm concerned about the life of the transmitter as well. I've heard that if you use them till their dead, they…"
Jul 2
Keith replied to Graeme's discussion 'How long do you wear an Enlite Sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I've only been using them for 2 months, but my sensors begin to get a little whacky after a week or so. I get lost signals, lost sensors, etc. I've tried reconnecting the existing sensor to get a few more days out of it, but that…"
Jul 2
jeff211 replied to Graeme's discussion 'How long do you wear an Enlite Sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Mine are usually of of whack with my meter anywhere from10-14 days, with no apparent side effects (ie scar tissue)I've been using them like this since they were available in Canada Jeff"
Jul 2
Graeme added a discussion to the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

How long do you wear an Enlite Sensor

On average, how long do your Enlite sensors last and is it safe to wear them beyond 6 days? My last sensor lasted 13 days and I took it out because I didn't want to risk scar tissue or an infection. The readings were still very close to my meter and it is hard to throw a sensor out when it is working so well.See More
Jul 2
Graeme replied to Steve Lancaster's discussion 'contour next link Canada' in the group Canada Diabetes
"The contour next USB link meter is now available in Canada! I just spoke with Bayer and they are shipping one out. They tell me it will be 3 or 4 weeks."
Jun 6
Graeme replied to Graeme's discussion 'Mio Infusion Set' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Thank you for all your advice. In this case I found the issue was a bad site. I replaced the site and waited a few hours, in the event there was insulin on board. The candula had a 90 degree bend, so I guess it hit a muscle or something (but no…"
Apr 25

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Date diagnosed
November 1, 1977
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.2 - August 2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Veo

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At 5:35pm on July 15, 2013, SimpleGuy50 said…

Thanks for your feedback I really appreciated, so we are in same spot, will see how is goes after training, thanks.

At 4:53pm on July 15, 2013, SimpleGuy50 said…

Hey Graeme I will start my cgm training in july 24, 2013 and I was wondering what other parts of your body you place your cgm, myself I am skinny guy and I think only my belly where I got more fat and how you like it so far? you cgm, a little nervous with the needle we don't have here in US the new enlite which the needle looks small. thanks

At 10:04am on August 24, 2011, Theresa said…
Hi Graeme! I do not have diabetes; however, I can only imagine that it is a whole new ball game once it is your child with that diagnosis. I too have a type I son. My son is 13 and was diagnosed when he was 10. Cole is also on the Animus Ping. He started it on 3-21-11. How long has your son been pumping? Do you wear a pump?
At 1:55pm on April 14, 2011, Dude said…
Hi Graeme! Thanks for the friend add
At 10:09pm on July 29, 2009, Nadine said…
Thanks for the info. I didn't realize that the measurements would be in US values. There is already enough math without continually converting to mmols's!
You must have read that Animas is planning to integrate their pump with a Dexcom7? I just sent off an e-mail to the Animas rep to ask about an expected release date. I am expecting the answer to be vague, but if he gives me any specific info I will let you know.

I want to tighten my control as well, but may wait on the CMG if the integration is not far off...

At 7:32am on July 28, 2009, Nadine said…
Hi Graeme,
I am over inVictoria! Just saw your post about wanting to buy a Dexcom7 through the States. I have been thinking about that myself for the last while. So far, no one can tell me much. Please pass on to me any information you find, I would really appreciate it! Maybe they would give an even better cash price if we each bought one?!
One blog I read had great things to say about the Navigator. Have you looked at that CGM as well?

At 1:45pm on January 16, 2009, Andrea said…
Hello and welcome to TuDiabetes! So glad you joined us. If you need anything just ask.

Andrea B.
At 3:59am on January 16, 2009, Khürt Williams said…
Hi Graeme. Welcome. What sort of software do you build?
At 4:37pm on January 15, 2009, Alison said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Graeme! I was in Vancouver over the summer. It's beautiful there!
At 1:56pm on January 15, 2009, Holger Schmeken said…
Willkommen to TuDiabetes, Graeme. It seems that we share the same profession...



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