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artwoman replied to Jason Casey's discussion 'Getting rid of the term, "Diabetic'.' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"Ii know this is an old discussion, but I'm with you. I don't mind saying I have diabetes, but saying I am "a diabetic" allows others to define me, and to limit who I am and what I can do. As a good friend with MS said "she…"
Aug 3
Ricky Joe replied to Jason Casey's discussion 'Getting rid of the term, "Diabetic'.' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
Feb 22
Olivia replied to Jason Casey's discussion 'Getting rid of the term, "Diabetic'.' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"I was diagnosed when I was nine and right away in the hospital my Mom said that she didn't want me to be labeled as "a Diabetic" because that wasn't who I was. At the time I was too young to have my own opinion on it, but I…"
Feb 4
Jason Casey replied to Robert Yancey's discussion 'T1D - Discrimination or Not?' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"T1D took my eyes and the Casey Eye Institute, part of the Oregon Health and Science University, performed 30 procedures and lo and behold the 42 year old insulin user (me) got his eyesight and driver's licence returned. My endo- and opthha-,…"
Apr 17, 2013
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Live Music, Festivals and Concerts.

Any Type 1's, LADA's, gestational's, Type 2's or partners like to get down with their bad selves at the occasional concert or live show? How do you check your BG's? Ever been hassled by security? Seen any good shows lately? Let's hear 'bout it...See More
Jan 8, 2013
Jason Casey commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"To Spanishrose9668, I check my BG 10-13 times a day and it is a bit annoying. My best response to 'painful fingers' is use the side of the individual finger, not the tip, and use the outside, left-side on left hand / right-side on right…"
Mar 13, 2012
Jason Casey commented on Julie Ann h's blog post 'PDX Diabetes Expo Feb. 11, 2012'
"Happy New Year Julie Ann! It is great to hear from you. I am doing well, enjoying my insulin pump and I can really say "I'm enjoying life" too. This lil' black machine (medtrinix insulin pump) is AWESOME! And they fixed my eyes.…"
Jan 17, 2012
Jason Casey and Gary are now friends
Dec 14, 2011
Jason Casey replied to pryde's discussion 'Getting a Vitrectomy' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
""All I know is the bleeding won't stop" meant MY eye would not stop bleeding, or become clear enough for vision without my vitrectomy. So far I have noticed none of those horrible "black" spots. During the procedure I…"
Dec 4, 2011
Jason Casey replied to pryde's discussion 'Getting a Vitrectomy' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"I had a vitrectomy on my left eye in 2009. It was the best decision in my life because I can SEE. Laser's stooped the bleeding in my right eye. The only issue with the surgery was the side effect of the vitrectomy was a cataract. Once I had the…"
Dec 4, 2011
Jason Casey and dannyboy are now friends
Nov 6, 2011
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Live Music, Festivals and Concerts.

Any Type 1's, LADA's, gestational's, Type 2's or partners like to get down with their bad selves at the occasional concert or live show? How do you check your BG's? Ever been hassled by security? Seen any good shows lately? Let's hear 'bout it...See More
Oct 10, 2011
Jgos replied to Jason Casey's discussion 'Best Anxiety Meds?' in the group Diabetics With Anxiety
"I am type 1 and finding the anxiety thing getting worse. For years I have called it the "feeling of impending doom" !! I use by accident, pepermint and ginger in my diet. What eles is there outside of the Pharma world ??"
Sep 2, 2011
Char Berss replied to Jason Casey's discussion 'Best Anxiety Meds?' in the group Diabetics With Anxiety
"I have never actually taken anything for my anxiety. I'm on Pristiq for depression, and i think i try to stick with homeopathic remedies for anxiety. In my case, i get an upset stomach with anxiety. If i ever feel a little weird tummy-ness, i…"
Aug 27, 2011
Jason Casey replied to Jackie's discussion 'Training?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I was diagnosed in '82, and I've had so many severe low's I can't even count the times I've had 20's or 30's, since Dec. 21 2011 I have not felt I was "getting low", passed out, or met any EMT's.…"
Jul 28, 2011
Jason Casey replied to Brooklyn's discussion 'My doctor wants me to switch from the Omnipod to the Revel- anyone else done this?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"My first pump choice was an Omni, but the insurance allowed the Revel and it has been awesome since Dec. 21, 2010, with the exception of 1 occlusion since then. The 'infusion kits' are a bit cumbersome but the freedom and time I have since…"
Jul 27, 2011

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Tips on scoring an Insulin Pump with out insurance.
Date diagnosed
November 12, 1982
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.4
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Revel
Me, Julie Ann, and Virgil at the 2010 Portland Diabetes Expo. The sign says "I am NOT a failure if I need to take Insulin."

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At 9:47am on July 15, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jason....
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 6:50am on July 15, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Jason!! Hope you have the greatest birthday possible.
At 3:47am on July 15, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Jason. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 8:47pm on July 15, 2010, Linda G said…
Best Wishes on your Special Day Jason!!

At 9:59am on July 15, 2010, Doris D said…
At 8:28am on June 2, 2010, Frank Kwiatkowski said…
Cool to see somebody who was diagnosed the same year that I was. I have a little over a month on you.

Frank
At 4:12pm on February 12, 2010, Angela said…
Thanks for the friendship! Its nice to meet you :)
At 1:20am on October 16, 2009, Debi McCallum said…
thanks Jason, I'm having a really bad day today. I'm a basket case. it's going to take a huge effort to get thru this one. Stay well
At 9:55pm on October 15, 2009, Virgil Elvin Bowman Jr. said…
Nice A1c. I just had blood drawn yesterday and am hoping for low 6 percentile. Hey, I'd really like to check out the music at Lauralthirst sometime, maybe meet-up. What kind of music do they play? Really doesn't matter much, I guess; I like most music. By the way, have you come up with a new name for us? How about insulin challenged? Pretty dumb, huh. Have a good one , Virgil
At 8:55pm on October 6, 2009, MelissaBL said…
In my opinion, the Freestyle Navigator can't be beat. I don't understand why they don't have more customers or vocal users. I blame a poor sales push on Abbott's part. I used diagnostic versions (belonging to my endo office) of Medtronic and Dexcom's devices before deciding on the Nav. I've been on it a year now and have nothing negative to say. (Check out my videos here for a demo on inserting the Nav sensors.) I love my Nav more than I've ever loved a pump. The accuracy is very good for the entire length of wear, the sensors are short and comfortable, and the range can't be beat (I can have the receiver in another room and get data). Those are my selling points over the Dex, which is itself a great device. But the Dex has a shorter range, questionable accuracy on day 1, and a longer, less comfortable sensor length. It wakes me when I'm dropping. My standard deviation went from 50-70 mg/dL to 30 mg/dL. I catch lows in the 60s and treat them now rather than 40s. And highs now for me are a matter of 140-180s and not above 200 most days. I credit my CGMS!
 
 
 

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