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HbA1c, fast or no fast?

Started this discussion. Last reply by brokenpole Jan 27, 2012. 12 Replies

Hi all, I am due for an a1c test tommorow morning, and I believe that is the only test I am having, Is fasting required for an A1c only? thanks.Continue

Standard deviation number

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Dec 4, 2011. 14 Replies

I had just finished looking at my pump BG/insulin charts. And there is a "standard deviation" number in the data. I am wondering if anyone knows what that number means, and what might be a good goal…Continue


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Jaybyrd updated their profile
Nov 6
Jaybyrd replied to Anthony's discussion 'FDA Approves Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm' in the group Dexcom Users
"That is great news, I went to the Dexcom site to check it out and the instructions say ALL data will be lost, and to wait until sensor session ends. So I will have to wait a few days before I try it."
Nov 6
Mary and Jaybyrd are now friends
Oct 2
Angela replied to Jaybyrd's discussion 'Dexcom G4 transmitter lifespan' in the group Dexcom Users
"My last transmitter lasted less than six months and was replaced under warranty my previous one lasted just over a year"
Jul 23
longsands replied to Jaybyrd's discussion 'Dexcom G4 transmitter lifespan' in the group Dexcom Users
"i will be on medicare soon sounds like i should get a transmitter before that happens???"
Apr 28
Terry replied to Jaybyrd's discussion 'Dexcom G4 transmitter lifespan' in the group Dexcom Users
"From reading here and elsewhere online, it appears that many G4 users are waiting for their transmitters to give a low battery warning before they order a replacement. I did that and it worked out fine. But now I'm reading stories about…"
Apr 27
karri replied to Jaybyrd's discussion 'Dexcom G4 transmitter lifespan' in the group Dexcom Users
"So learned something with these transmitters; I was keeping one (unboxed) as a backup and when my initial transmitter died I switched to the backup sensor (which at that point was way past its ship by date(=SB code in the box) Not very wise, it only…"
Apr 27
Jaybyrd replied to Jaybyrd's discussion 'Dexcom G4 transmitter lifespan' in the group Dexcom Users
"Joyce, mine just stopped today, 7 days from the first low battery warning, new one should be here by Tuesday."
Apr 27
Isaac replied to Jaybyrd's discussion 'Dexcom G4 transmitter lifespan' in the group Dexcom Users
"Exactly 11 months after first use, I started getting the low battery warning. I just placed order, and they said paperwork, and advance insurance approval will take up to 10 days. Hope it will last."
Apr 24
Jaybyrd replied to Joern's discussion 'Reactivate a dead transmitter by replacing the batteries' in the group Dexcom Users
"Joern, have you had any success with this project?"
Apr 22
Jaybyrd replied to Joe's discussion 'Dexcom transmitter life.'
"Someone had posted a thread on this subject, initially the discussion was about the 7+, and then evolved into the G4... here's the…"
Apr 22
2hobbit1 replied to Jaybyrd's discussion 'Dexcom G4 transmitter lifespan' in the group Dexcom Users
"Ditto to that for me. Did have a problem with the receive a few months back, called and got a replacement. Did a hard reset about 4 times, while plugged into the charger and got the wonky one to finally reset and behave. It has been fine since then…"
Apr 21
Joyce replied to Jaybyrd's discussion 'Dexcom G4 transmitter lifespan' in the group Dexcom Users
"Mine lasted for an entire year, almost to the day. Just gave out yesterday after giving the low battery warning for about 5 days. I wear it 24/7."
Apr 21
Jaybyrd replied to Jaybyrd's discussion 'Dexcom G4 transmitter lifespan' in the group Dexcom Users
"Well I have unfortunately just got my official "LOW" battery warning on my G4 transmitter. Seems I had a pretty good run with this one. I had received the system in Jan 2013, took it off the magnet for first time use in April '13, and…"
Apr 20
Jaybyrd commented on KirstynB's blog post 'shocked by my Hba1c results'
"Way to go KirstynB...nice job!"
Apr 9
Jaybyrd commented on BadShoe's group 'CGM Reimbursement Advocacy'
"I had read somewhere recently that there is a new bill proposed in congress on the CGMS/Medicare issue. I believe it was introduced by a House representative from New Hampshire. (H.R. 3710) I myself will not be eligible for medicare for some time,…"
Mar 7

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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
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Exchanging diabetes information
Date diagnosed
October 30, 2008
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.1(10/15/11) 6.9(1/27/12) 7.0(4/21/12) 6.6(10/5/12) 7.0(3/26/13) 6.8(8/21/13) 6.7(10/25/13) 6.3(4/10/14) 6.6(10/31/14)
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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At 9:07am on April 29, 2013, nel said…

How nice you joined the Canuck group ...welcome !! I am involved with Advocacy and our upcoming provincial election , May 14 .I did start a discusssion and am trying to keep the information up to date . Be well !

At 11:58am on December 14, 2011, Marie B said…

I think you should load that picture to your photos. I really like it, and what it represents too. Did you know we have a Program here called "Diabetes Supplies Art" ? click on "Our Programs" to look at it. there are lots of other members here 'recycling' their diabetes supplies.

we spent a couple of weeks in the Lakes area of Maine this summer, love it there.

At 9:44am on December 14, 2011, Marie B said…

that's a very clever chess set you have there. love it!

At 10:25am on December 7, 2011, stevek said…

Welcome Jaybyrd! My family and I lived in Athens ME for 4 years (95-99) and absolutely loved it.

At 10:02pm on December 5, 2011, Linda G said…

Bravo on being a featured member ♥ Jaybyrd.....

At 5:19am on November 18, 2011, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 4:48am on November 18, 2011, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 2:34am on November 18, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions> Please feel free to ask us. I was born in Eastport and graduated from Portland High and the U of Maine at Orono.I admired Margaret Chase Smith. WELCOME!!!

At 8:03pm on November 17, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

At 7:23pm on November 17, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome to the flock Jaybyrd.....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!




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