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  • Waterloo, Ontario
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JeffC replied to Matt Walsh's discussion 'Infusion site change days - BG higher than normal'
"There's actually no reason to take the old infusion set out right away, you can leave the old one in for 4 hours and bolus for breakfast on the old infusion set if it's still working and put the new one in at breakfast so it's warmed…"
Mar 3, 2013
JeffC replied to Beth's discussion 'How much extra basal do you use when you have a cold?'
"I think this is highly individual... I think the approach is to keep increasing it slowly until you find the magic number. I had a bad cold (bordering on flu) two weeks ago that lasted a week with elevated BG's. Eventually, I stabilized my BG…"
Feb 11, 2010
JeffC replied to Sp!tf!re's discussion 'Need advice!! Is my body rejecting infusion sets?'
"I've been having a similar problem... started pumping in November as well. Any teflon cannula seems to be problematic for me. I've had problems with Sure-T's as well, I can use them at most 2 days, sometimes less. And I've got…"
Feb 11, 2010
JeffC replied to Ryan's discussion 'do you follow the male diet plan of 70-80 carbs per meal?'
"Nutritionist recommendations are not hard and fast rules, they're guidelines based on "average" people. At my last nutrition consultation I was told that I wasn't eating enough fruit (but that's ok because I take a…"
Feb 11, 2010
JeffC replied to Hollie's discussion 'Can you feel your insulin when you bolus?'
"I have a Medtronic Paradigm 722, and I sometimes feel it. People have been claiming that the higher delivery rate on the Animas causes the sensation, but I'm convinced that no matter what the rate, some people feel it because of the change in…"
Feb 11, 2010
JeffC replied to Jeremy Steinhart's discussion 'The Google insulin pump'
"Actually, this isn't a bad idea... Google Beta status takes about as long to be removed as FDA approval. 5 years after introduction, it would probably be out of beta and ready to use :-)"
Feb 1, 2010
JeffC replied to SAMANTHA's discussion 'questions about high blood sugars....'
"In a word yes. I'm not sure there are any type 1's who don't from time to time have similar problems either due to inattention, or due to difficulty in adapting to changing conditions, metabolism, illness, etc. Uncontrolled highs for…"
Jan 2, 2010
JeffC replied to Chris UK's discussion 'Diabetes & Statins'
"I'm taking 10mg Crestor daily. At one point I was having some unrelated issues and stopped taking them. There are drugs that you have to taper off slowly, but I think there's no danger in suddenly discontinuing, or even taking a vacation…"
Dec 30, 2009
JeffC replied to Dave    _'s discussion 'File this under "there's a first time for everything":'
"I almost did that a week ago. pulled the first O-ring out, but not the second in a stupid attempt to get as much insulin as possible into the cartridge. First time I realized you could pull it out past the stop so easily. Of course I'm a…"
Dec 24, 2009
JeffC replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'To hide or not to hide?'
"I usually just tuck in the tubing and leave the pump clipped to my jeans pocket. Nobody really asks or cares too much about it, and if they do ask, it's an easy enough thing to explain. When I first got it, I would actually put the pump inside…"
Dec 23, 2009
JeffC replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Low BS'
"I found my insulin sensitivity on the pump is better than on MDI, and that it has continued to improve since my pump start. I would tend to believe you are seeing the benefit of greater insulin sensitivity which affects just about every pump setting…"
Dec 20, 2009
JeffC replied to JamieN's discussion 'Opinions on Ping & One Touch'
"Having to enter the units manually after the bolus wizard calculates is a potential problem. I didn't like that extra step and that's one of the reasons I chose a MM pump instead... but Animas has a good pump, more of a personal preference…"
Dec 19, 2009
JeffC replied to Moodi Moodz Kay's discussion 'Lantus ?!'
"NPH and Humalog or Novolog . They still sell 70/30 mixes of NPH and regular, but the rapid insulins are different and need to be separate. - Jeff"
Dec 17, 2009
JeffC replied to Moodi Moodz Kay's discussion 'Lantus ?!'
"This is a small tangent... did you find that the dosage of Levemir was much higher than with Lantus? Before my insulin pump, I switched from Lantus to Levemir, not because of nightly lows, but because of huge variability in its effectiveness.…"
Dec 17, 2009
JeffC replied to Mad Hornet's discussion 'Sharps Disposal/Storage when Travelling'
"You can purchase needle clippers which store the sharps inside it. They're very small and one clipper will last a long, long time with the tiny penfill needles. Just insert the sharp end into the little hole and squeeze, then throw out the…"
Dec 17, 2009
JeffC replied to Kristin's discussion 'Canceling BG reminder alarm' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"If you're inclined toward math then you can get an even better estimate of when to eat by taking your correction amount divide by total bolus and multiply by your active insulin time. For example, if I'm eating and my BG is high, then if…"
Dec 13, 2009

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August 1, 1990
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MM 722 + CGMS

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At 7:56pm on December 16, 2009, Lois said…
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Hope you have a great day on your birthday.

Lois La Rose
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At 2:35pm on July 3, 2009, Linda G said…

Hey Jeff...welcome to the family! I'm in Kitchener....fancy that! You should look into the support group under the umbrella of the Canadian Diabetes Association (not virtual)...we meet first Wed. of the month starting Sept.! While you're here, take a look at some of the groups....enjoy!
At 7:19pm on June 19, 2009, Karen said…
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