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  • Portland, ME or Dallas, TX
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marie Torregrosa Apr 21, 2009. 7 Replies



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Jess replied to Sarah Kay's discussion 'Denied and I didn't even try!'
"Did your doctor send in a letter to them or did you just request the info for yourself? I know with my Blue Cross(not bcbs of Illinois) they must have a note of medical necessity first before they even consider coverage, and so far they have covered…"
Mar 19, 2009
Jess replied to Sarah M's discussion 'Omnipod sites'
"I've been putting the pods on my lower back, legs, and arms. I've only had one problem with the arm site, but the other sites have worked very well."
Mar 19, 2009
Kelly left a comment for Jess
"heyy thanks for the comment, im glad you like Australia. its a beautiful place,, i will go to united states one day :) How do you like the omnipod? Take care!"
Mar 18, 2009
Jess replied to Jess's discussion 'Lasik'
"Thanks for your reply!! I'm glad to hear someone has done it and that it went so well for them! My eye doctor said I was a good canidate, but I'll talk to my endo first."
Mar 18, 2009

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
To have others to talk to who go through the same things.
Date diagnosed
July 31, 2004
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.7 Oct 13
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What pump model do you use, if any?

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At 6:47am on August 4, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Jess....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 7:34am on August 4, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jess...I LOVE your photos. My daughter just turned 27 on the date of your dx!!!
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 5:46am on August 4, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Jess. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!! I am a graduate of Portland High and U of Maine,Orono.
At 12:21am on August 4, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Jess!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 2:56pm on August 4, 2010, Linda G said…
Best Wishes on your Special Day Jess! Live...Love.....Laugh!

At 7:59pm on May 5, 2010, Bradford said…
Thanks for the blog comment! I've run the OKC 1/2 marathon several times, and I've done the full as a relay. It's funny now that I think about it that I've never actually done the whole thing...Guess I'll have to put that on my 'things to do' list for next year :-)
At 6:13pm on April 8, 2010, Kassie Neal said…
Thanks! Yes, the pod was inserted. It hurt a teeny tiny bit more when the needle popped in, but that was it. Not much more than anywhere else. I'm only on my third pod though. So far I've used my arm, calf (which is now my favorite spot) and now it's on my tummy. I'm not sure where I'm going to put it next... either try my back, or the other calf... Not sure about my back though, I like to sleep on my back sometimes...
At 9:38am on March 18, 2010, Emily Rush said…
yes i do go to UNT, i will graduate in August
At 6:46am on February 21, 2010, Jackie said…
I'm at Brandeis in Waltham, MA for health policy. How long is your program? Mine is 2 years, so I'm 1/4 done!
At 7:50pm on September 15, 2009, MelissaBL said…
Baby is 18 weeks along and due on Valentine's Day. We have a sonogram this Thursday where we hope to find out the gender! The suspense is getting to me this week. ARGH!

Jess's Blog

Finals week craziness

Posted on December 15, 2008 at 6:20pm 4 Comments

I know I don't blog much, but I had to get this out. So I start on the Omnipod on Friday... YAY.. but it's finals week and I have three days of testing left before I fly home on thurs afternoon. I went to change my current pump's infusion set/resevoir this morning and it starts shooting insulin everywhere and alerting. After searching on here for what A33 means I found out that there is nothing I can do and the pump is done for. I would call and get a replacement but I'm switching pump… Continue


Posted on August 19, 2008 at 8:30pm 2 Comments

So I have a bad infusion site tonight. I went to a movie and wasn't feeling great so I checked before hand, and lo and behold 400! Geez haven't had a high blood sugar like this in a long while and I feel like crud. So I corrected hoping it was something I ate, but after the movie still not feeling well so I re-check. AND 485 no decrease at all! I'm bout to take a shot and change my site, but I'm so frustrated right now. Every now and then these sites just go bad, and there seems to be nothing… Continue


Posted on August 8, 2008 at 7:08pm 1 Comment

So I've never kept a blog before, but I guess I can try. So I have seen a diabetic educator this summer to get my pump settings more finely tuned. And so far it has worked greatly. My bs has improved very well. It wasn't horrible before, but I feel I'm getting a lower A1c this next appt. But one thing that has happened is that I'm going low more. Today was kinda an up and down day. I've been sick with sinuses or some cold and my sugar was high a couple of hours before lunch so I corrected. Then… Continue



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