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CGM bruising

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Oct 22, 2013. 7 Replies

I just got my CGM and its working great. My first time to put it on myself and I have major bruising!! What did I do wrong? HELP, any suggestions or hints would be greatly appreciated!!Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock Oct 21, 2013. 4 Replies

Just go the Minimed Revel and a CGM!! yeah Any hints and suggestions?Continue

pump upgarde do or don't?

Started Aug 26, 2013 0 Replies

I have a Paradigm 722 insulin pump. It is working fine, but has some minor wearing down. I called Medtronics and started the upgrade process. I am looking into getting the CGMS this time. Just not…Continue


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Timothy replied to Jenny's discussion 'CGM bruising'
"I insert them manually and I do not get bruises. I just transitioned from the sofsensors to the enlite. The enlite sensors are extra easy to insert manually. You just push them in straight. I find the spring loader devices use too much pressure and…"
Oct 22, 2013
KDC replied to Jenny's discussion 'CGM bruising'
"Hi Jenny this is trial and error. Sometimes you fire it in and get no bleeding other times you do. Its all about knowing where capillaries are under your skin to avoid them when the sensor needle enters. I have found aiming for the sides of your…"
Oct 21, 2013
Spock replied to Jenny's discussion 'CGM'
"There a lot of "tricks" to the CGM and each of us do things differently. I have had my MM CGM for 4? years now and here are some of my tricks: -I wear each sensor for 7 days-at three & six days I trick it by a link to New Sensor. It…"
Oct 21, 2013
Spock replied to Jenny's discussion 'CGM bruising'
"Jenny, unless you did something really wrong at insertion (in which case the new sensor would fail) it is probably the location. I even get bruised around the transmitter, depending on the location and how I lay on it. Shelby is correct, though. I…"
Oct 21, 2013
shelby76 replied to Jenny's discussion 'CGM bruising'
"Which CGM, Jenny? I have the dexcom and haven't had any issues with bruising, but it probably depends on some different factors, i.e., location, prep, etc. When I used The Harpoon (Medtronic) I would always have bleeding and tenderness at the…"
Oct 20, 2013
Spock replied to Jenny's discussion 'CGM bruising'
"Welcome to CGM world. Mine has made a huge difference in my life, Congratulations! Unfortunately, bruising is a fact of life for me and my CGM. Generally, I have no problems. Sometimes the sensor goes in just fine, and hour later I have a bruise the…"
Oct 20, 2013
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CGM bruising

I just got my CGM and its working great. My first time to put it on myself and I have major bruising!! What did I do wrong? HELP, any suggestions or hints would be greatly appreciated!!See More
Oct 20, 2013
Kristi replied to Jenny's discussion 'CGM'
"I have a Dexcom G4 now but have used the Minimed CGM in the past. My CGM has helped me a lot. I would just suggest that you always do a finger stick test before making insulin adjustments. Sometimes the CGM can vary from your actual reading by a…"
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Need help downloading pump info

Posted on January 13, 2013 at 9:18am 6 Comments

I am having trouble downloading info from medtronics paragigm pump and one touch meter. I have tried on my PC with Windows XP and my macbook. Any suggestions???

Diabetes and Carnival Cruise

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 7:01pm 3 Comments

I am going on a Carnival Cruise, I will have my insulin pump. I will also bring pump supplies, insulin and syringes(incase pump malfunctions)in a carry on bag. Should I be concerned about going through security? will I encounter a problem with my syringes.

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At 4:51pm on October 29, 2013, SEAGATOR said…


At 6:09pm on October 25, 2013, Linda G said…

♥ BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Jenny ♥

At 5:11pm on October 23, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Jenny, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 6:17am on July 19, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jenny.....
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 6:12am on July 19, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Jenny. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 3:53am on March 6, 2011, Matt said…
Hello! How are you today?
At 7:48am on August 4, 2010, FatCatAnna said…
Glad to read that your cruise went well - except for that mishap in Mexico. Other then that - did you find you had pretty good BG's during the cruise? I know for me (I do 1-2 cruises a year - I love to be pampered - since I usually am the cook/cleaner/crew on our own sailboat (have a 30' Catalina) and we're doing a trip next month for a few weeks ) - anyway - my BG's when I'm cruising both with commercial and my own - I use less insulin (have to reduce basal) - and it's almost like I have no diabetes. With the pump I find it much easier to adjust the basal setting then with MDI - but on my next commericial cruise (NCL in Dec) - I'm going to try cruising without pump - and will just remove it when I wear (or can fit) into my tight little dresses I want to wear in the evening (will monitor BG frequently and shot up with fast acting insulin as needed - but highly doubt I'll have to do this if I'm running around).
Anway, didn't mean to write so much, as usual, verbal diarreaha of the finger tips - that's me - write, write, write .
At 3:46pm on July 19, 2010, Linda G said…
You have a beautiful family Jenny.....
Best wishes on your Special Day!!!

At 4:36am on July 19, 2010, Doris D said…
At 8:31pm on June 9, 2010, FatCatAnna said…
Jenny - I wrote this in a forum posting - but incase you didn't subscribe to it - here's my little two cents worth on your upcoming cruise (can you pack me in your luggage - huh? huh? huh?).
Jenny - I've been on 3 cruises since starting on the pump. It's not like the airport where you are screened to come on board. Make sure you ask for a sharps container - I only started asking for this on a few years ago - makes for less crap to bring back home (used sharps) - just leave it with the cruise line - and then you have more room for souvenirs etc.! I bring everything to take care of my diabetes regime (even a loaner pump) - so don't worry - you will have lots of fun!
Anna \\^^// The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!



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