"I started with a MM pump but for some strange reason, my ENDO wouldn't write a script for MM. I wound up with an Animas which I really dislike. My Endo is now an ex-endo! I can't wait to get back to MM which I really liked and probably…"
"Yes, but the endo who I dropped happens also to be one of the best in town. I seriously think there was something nefarious going on but I can never be sure. So I really wanted to stay with her but she "didn't treat me right".
"In the past I was occasionally involved with ISO standards. ISO is a quality control and verification program which simply makes sure that there is a consistency in the manufacturing process. It does not specify what a target should be, rather it…"
"I think they are better than that. If they are both standard deviation estimates then the combination of two 20's would be almost 30%. That's is too big! I guess I need to read all of those stats in the Dex manual to see what they really…"
"Yeah. Phones are getting bigger and so are the bulges. I haven't heard anything much about the sensors from MM but I understand that they are only ok for 3 days (true??). Waiting sounds like the right decision but don't wait too long. You…"
"I agree that doing nothing is often a wise decision. Personally, I would rather have the MM pump coupled with the DEXCOM CGMS. But we rarely get good choices. If I could get a new pump today, I would jump to the MM and stick with Dex. But, to be…"
"That is what I was doing before and it really screwed things up. I agree that you should use a meter before you dose but with this new procedure I feel reasonably comfortable dosing right from Dex. Sounds crazy but so far, the results have been…"
"I have posted before on this. I was a MiniMed user and happy with the product. My endo wouldn't prescribe another MM (kickback???) so now I have an Animas pump that I really dislike but a new endo who doesn't understand what the old endo…"
"I'M NOT SURE THAT THE GEN4 WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE SINCE I BELIEVE THAT THE SENSOR IS THE SAME AS IT IS NOW. I THINK IT IS ONLY A NEW RECEIVER. IF IT IS A NEW SENSOR, THEN IT MAY MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I HOPE THAT'S THE CASE!
I KNOW THAT THE…"
"I have been complaining to DEXCOM for a while about the erratic behavior with big differences with the BG meter. I spoke to someone at Dexcom who asked me to do an experiment:
Be sure to pinch the skin when inserting the device.
Calibrate when the…"
"The alarm is very useful. It is having to do a quick strip to get to my infusion site to do another unnecessary prime. But it happens when I am giving a presentation so I have to excuse myself to take care of it. I am going back to MiniMed as soon…"
"Well, the big A got me again. I went to sleep a bit early last night, got up, did my stuff and put on a shit and tie. Breakfast was delayed. Then A had a major fit because I hadn't pressed a button in 12 hours. On my MM I would just hit a…"
Above is a photo of Diabetes Hands Foundation’s own Manny Hernandez with the stars of the Diabetes Co-Stars Video, “Strength in Numbers.” In case you haven’t heard the news yet, there is a new video making it’s way through the … Continue Reading
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading