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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 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?"
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…"
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…"
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."
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…"
Jaybyrd updated their profile
Apr 12
KirstynB and Jaybyrd are now friends
Apr 9
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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Jaybyrd replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Anyone not able to get their sensor to last more than 7-10 days?' in the group Dexcom Users
"While were on this subject, some of us on here had a discussion on Dexcom "alarm issues", and come to think of it dexcom did send me a replacement Reciever some time ago... others who had been sent a replacement receiver also had noticed,…"
Feb 24
Jaybyrd replied to danadoll63's discussion 'Frantic Insulin Pump Question'
"Hi danadoll63, I can understand your frustration, Im not sure I could go without my Ping now that Ive had it for so long, and to go back to the "lantus lows" ...Id rather not...As far as insurance coverage, I don't think they list…"
Feb 24
Jaybyrd replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Anyone not able to get their sensor to last more than 7-10 days?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Same here, within the last month or so I have had the same intermittent ??? right around day 10 with the G4. Not so when I first started my new G4, and not so with the 7+. I have two theories on this matter... 1> The board of directors at Dexcom…"
Feb 24
Jaybyrd commented on Marcelo Bellon Ferreira's group 'Roche Accu-Chek Users'
"Hello all, I am considering the Accu-Chek Combo as a replacement in the near future, when my Animas warranty runs out. I have researched the Combo and its pros and cons, BUT the only feature that I cannot seem to find is any sort of IOB or BOB…"
Feb 21
Jaybyrd replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Quick Insulin Pump Survey'
Feb 13
Jaybyrd commented on Bernard's blog post 'What changes would you like to see in diabetes devices/treatments?'
Jan 10

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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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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)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
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Animas Ping

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At 9:17am on January 10, 2014, Piscesyin said…

Hiya and thanks! Didn't realize you could see them from that picture. Shoes are an obsession of mine so I have probably 600 pairs that are all either platforms or platform heels. :)

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.

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