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Pneumonia vaccine

Started this discussion. Last reply by MyBustedPancreas Jun 11, 2012. 18 Replies

Where should I start?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) May 21, 2012. 4 Replies

Insurance Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura S. Jul 25, 2011. 10 Replies


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Diagnosed in our 20s.

For anyone diagnosed in their 20s with T1 or T2. People seem to think that we are too young or too old to get D, but we prove that notion wrong!See More
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Diagnosed in our 20s.

For anyone diagnosed in their 20s with T1 or T2. People seem to think that we are too young or too old to get D, but we prove that notion wrong!See More
Apr 30
jjm335 replied to Jackie's discussion 'IV3000' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"IV3000 patches are available online. Try Amazon. I use the Comforts (previously the Silhouettes when I was a medtronic pumper) and have never used anything to cover the sets (I used the IV3000 with the CGM sensors). The annoying thing about the…"
Mar 31
alisa replied to Jackie's discussion 'IV3000' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"In the distant past when I was on the phone placing an order for supplies I asked about one of their infusion products and she asked if I would like a sample sent to me so I could compare it. Perhaps they would do this with the specific styles you…"
Mar 20
Zoe replied to Jackie's discussion 'IV3000' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"No, they don't have holes cut out; they are just thin plastic pieces to hold the infusion set down. On the Animas website there is, I believe, the IV3000 and the skin tac which is something different, a thing you rub on the skin like an alcohol…"
Mar 20
Jackie replied to Jackie's discussion 'IV3000' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Yes the plastic things that hold the infusion set down. Are they the type that have the hole cut out for the top of the infusion set? They don't look like it and there are two types offered, which I can't tell the difference between. I was…"
Mar 20
Zoe replied to Jackie's discussion 'IV3000' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Do you mean the things to tape the infusion sets down? Yes, Animas sells that. Look on their website. Personally I have started using rolls of tape from the pharmacy (the kind in the first aid section). Works just as well, easier to open and use and…"
Mar 20
Jackie added a discussion to the group Animas Insulin Pump Users


I'm relatively new to the Ping (since October) and I'm running out of my IV3000 Infusion Sets that I last ordered when I was still using my Minimed. I use the Comfort Short infusion sets so I only occasionally need some extra protection for the set. Does Animas sell these? Or am I going to have to order them from Medtronic?See More
Mar 20

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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
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I'm looking to make friends and learn tips for everyday living.
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June 8, 2007
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One Touch Ping
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Jackie's Blog

Why I'm in grad school

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 7:53pm 0 Comments

After college, I knew I was going to go to grad school but I didn't know when or for what. Fast forward a few years and I ended up being diagnosed w/ T1. That was my first experience with the REAL American health care payment system. Dealing with paperwork and hours of being on hold to inform my insurance company that insulin only lasts 28 days after opening so I need a new bottle every month, etc. Nothing that is unfamiliar to all of us people with diabetes or any other chronic condition. This… Continue

The Economic Burden of Diabetes

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 11:19am 2 Comments

I came across an article about the costs of diabetes in the US today while doing some reasearch. Unfortunatly, the article comes from a policy journal, Health Affairs, so I can't post a link. However, I was surprised at some of the findings. First, the median age of diagnosis for Type 1 was 24. I shouldn't have been so surprised, since I was nearly 23 and there are plenty of adults at diagnosis here on Tu, but I was surprised that there really are a lot of adults diagnosed w/ T1.

They also… Continue

Feeling down because I'm up.

Posted on June 3, 2010 at 1:08pm 2 Comments

I had my latest endo appointment this morning. My weight is up, my A1C is up and my BP is up. I was not a happy camper. Because I have other risk factors besides diabetes for my eyes and the fact that my BP has now been consistantly over 135/80 for my last 3 visits, she decided to put me on lisinopril. I'm feeling a bit mad/sad/upset about this because it makes me feel that everything I do to control my diabetes means nothing if I'm going to start having complications already. I exercise, I… Continue

Pump-friendly dress?

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 6:56am 1 Comment

I was on diabetesmine the other day and there was a reader who recommended this dress http://www.bodenusa.com/en-US/Womens-Dresses/Above-Knee-Dresses/WH202/Womens-Essential-Summer-Dress.html?NavGroupID=4 as great for pumpers. I just ordered it and will let you know if it works. I love dresses, but hate wearing the thing on my thigh or putting the pump in my bra.… Continue

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At 2:38pm on August 26, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Jackie Happy Birthday !!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 6:00am on August 26, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jackie. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 5:01am on August 26, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 2:33pm on August 26, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Jackie...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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!

At 10:46am on August 26, 2012, Marie B said…

Jackie, Happy Birthday! how are you doing these days, wondering about you and what you're doing. have a great day!

At 9:14am on August 26, 2011, Tord said…
Happy Birthday :) Have a nice one ;)
At 9:09am on August 26, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jackie.....
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 8:15am on August 26, 2011, Dude said…
Happy Birthday! :)
At 2:35am on August 26, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Jackie!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 1:42am on August 26, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Jackie. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
I lived in Lexington for 65 years and was an Educator in Arlington. Have a wonderful birthday.



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