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Jan's Discussions

Have you gone from pump to MDI and been happy about the change?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott A Apr 21. 7 Replies

If so, I'd love to hear from you.Please share the reasons behind your decision, and why you're happier now. Thanks!Continue

24/7 help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock Jul 8, 2013. 5 Replies

Isn't there someplace I can call to get 24/7 support for diabetes? Thanks!

Help send a message to the US Gov't that *all* diabetics need coverage for pumps and CGMs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah May 20, 2013. 13 Replies

Please take a moment to sign this petition requesting to our US Government mandating that medical insurance companies and Medicare cover insulin pumps and CGMs for all insulin-dependent diabetics!…Continue

Nitrous oxide

Started Nov 15, 2011 0 Replies

I had a horrible experience in the dentist's office yesterday. She and I were meeting for the first time, and we chatted for about an hour before I went into the exam room. They then started me out…Continue

 

Jan's Page

Latest Activity

Katie J. replied to Jan's discussion 'Are people still visiting this group?' in the group Primal/Paleo for Diabetes
Apr 23
John Sjolund and Jan are now friends
Apr 21
Scott A replied to Jan's discussion 'Have you gone from pump to MDI and been happy about the change?'
"A couple of other thoughts... The only time I got a skin bump from insulin was when I tried the pump (omnipod) for a couple of months. MDI with rotating sites doesn't give you that problem. Having my Dexcom sensor on my for weeks at a time…"
Apr 21
Stuart replied to Jan's discussion 'Have you gone from pump to MDI and been happy about the change?'
"ECSTATIC we walked away. Would never go back. ================================ The "shill" marketing of it never met the reality on any level. Severe DKA exclusively, solely caused by using a pump. More numerous, far more dangerous…"
Apr 20
Christopher replied to Jan's discussion 'Have you gone from pump to MDI and been happy about the change?'
"I switch between the two. I find the pump (Omnipod) to be convenient when I travel, especially on long-distance international travel where I find my basal requirements can change dramatically due to time differences and climate. However, when…"
Apr 20
David (dns) replied to Jan's discussion 'Have you gone from pump to MDI and been happy about the change?'
"+1 on all counts"
Apr 20
Scott A replied to Jan's discussion 'Have you gone from pump to MDI and been happy about the change?'
"1. there is less gear to carry around. I have a Accu-Check Nano with a couple of loaded syringes, and that's all I need for the day. I've got a Dexcom, so there is that transmitter, but I don't need it, and sometimes I just carry the…"
Apr 20
Tim replied to Jan's discussion 'Have you gone from pump to MDI and been happy about the change?'
"I was briefly on a pump in the late 80's, but only as part of a research trial. I didn't really like it much. They were pretty bulky about then. (Then again, you should've seen the cellphones of the late 1980's!) They are a lot…"
Apr 20
swisschocolate replied to Jan's discussion 'Have you gone from pump to MDI and been happy about the change?'
"I know a friend who has, and she basically says that she feels way more independent without something on her body all the time. As far as i know this is the only reason, but it is enough to make her feel happier now. I think it is personal…"
Apr 20
Jan replied to Michelle Page's discussion 'From pump to pen... And advice?!' in the group Insulin Pen Users
"Stuart, I'd love to hear more about your experience. I'm seriously considering making this change now. I sent you a friend request so we can talk further. Thanks! Jan"
Apr 19
Jan replied to AlexJ's discussion 'Any news on an insulin pen with memory (replacement for Lilly's Memoir?' in the group Insulin Pen Users
"John, this is awesome! I just saw your post and went to your site. How cool. I'm very strongly considering leaving the pump and going back to MDI. If so, I will definitely become a customer. I will also make sure my Endo is telling her other…"
Apr 19
Jan joined Leslie Dare's group
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Insulin Pen Users

This is a place to talk about the use of insulin pens.
Apr 19
Jan posted a discussion

Have you gone from pump to MDI and been happy about the change?

If so, I'd love to hear from you.Please share the reasons behind your decision, and why you're happier now. Thanks!See More
Apr 19
Googy replied to Jan's discussion 'Paleo types out there?' in the group LADA Diabetics
"I ate extremely low-carb Paleo for months, when we knew mu BG was high but I didn't have the test for insulin antibodies done yet, so we were assuming I was a T2. I ate very low carb and exercised like crazy. I felt horrible. Low energy and…"
Mar 21
Sarah Sheffner replied to Jan's discussion 'Are people still visiting this group?' in the group Primal/Paleo for Diabetes
"I just joined as well -- what are you looking to discuss?"
Mar 5
Sheila Fitz replied to Jan's discussion 'Paleo types out there?' in the group LADA Diabetics
"I'm not strictly Paleo. I try to follow Dr. Bernstein. I eat pasture raised meat, low carb vegetables, no fast acting carbs, and lots of seeds and nuts. My bg has ranged between 4.9-5.3 over the past three years. I don't take insulin, but…"
Feb 27

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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
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
To find a place where I can reach out when I need guidance, warmth, and support.
Date diagnosed
January 12, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping
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http://www.EvenYouCanPlay.com

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At 4:19pm on February 23, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN!!
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 10:09am on February 23, 2013, brokenpole said…

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

At 7:33pm on October 24, 2012, jrtpup said…

Pssst.... pass it on!

I just wanted to stop by to see if you've done your Big Blue Test Today. Dont' forget that every time you log a Big Blue Test $5 is donated to diabetes charities that are providing life-saving supplies and services.

If you haven't yet, go log a Big Blue Test at http://www.bigbluetest.org/. If you have, do another!

At 4:16pm on February 23, 2012, Linda G said…

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

At 6:16am on February 23, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 12:09am on February 23, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 5:58am on August 1, 2011, Sheila Fitz said…
Sorry, didn't check my messages. It's been a busy few months.
At 3:52am on May 18, 2011, AndyJane said…
Hi Jan
thanx for friend request, looking forward to getting to know you . . . maybe we can encourage each other :))
Can't sit at the computer too long tonight (injured back- getting kayak off car:((
I am off to see a new and very experienced Diabetes Educator 2morrow, my Endo has referred me to her for on going education. Looking forward to learning heaps :))
Will let you know how I go and more of my 'story' soon
cheers and hugs
AndyJane
At 10:02pm on May 17, 2011, Buffy Joseph said…
Hey, Jan, I am in your area - I live in Cupertino! Maybe we could get together sometime?
At 1:36pm on May 15, 2011, Jay said…
I am on east coast time. Will be out in about 30 minutes for four hours. Time zones drive me crazy. I am looking at 4:35p EDT. Will be leaving at 5p and returning about 9p. Can Skype or Gmail chat then if you would like. Will send my email address in a private message.
 
 
 

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