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Do you have a favorite sports team?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jethro Dec 22, 2012. 5 Replies

I live in Washington so my favorite NFL team is the Seattle Seahawks. I work out every Sunday while watching the games. I sent an email to their website asking them to mention type one diabetes and…Continue

Diabetics Gone Wild

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jethro Nov 3, 2012. 10 Replies

Okay the title is misleading but at least it got your attention. Tuesday November 13th is the date. All of us diabetics call a local news media station and ask them to run a story about doctor…Continue

One last question before I choose a pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by JohnG Oct 31, 2012. 2 Replies

I saw a page for a pump that showed it was waterproof. I wanted to go back and find it but now I can't locate it. I've looked at every pump I can think of; the T;slim, Omnipod, Medtronics, Animas.…Continue

What am I doing wrong here?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jethro Oct 30, 2012. 24 Replies

Please tell me what I'm doing wrong here because so far it makes zero sense to me! I've posted two discussions with the intention of uniting diabetics and those close to us and to choose a date…Continue


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Jethro replied to NewT1Brotha's discussion 'No Words to Speak and Nothing to Say... I'm a T1 Diabetic.'
"Looking at your headshot you appear to be reasonably close to a good weight. Therefor I say you must be doing a lot of things right. A personal history of good health choices will make it way easier to deal with this disease. Keep it up. And lets…"
Dec 22, 2012
Jethro replied to Sagwabetes's discussion 'Pushed to the breaking point this week'
"I was talking about that same stuff to my brother yesterday. When we were in our twenties we were so much healthier and the highs didn't make us feel so crappy so we tested less and stayed higher. Now the highs make me feel sooo poluted. I try…"
Dec 22, 2012
Jethro replied to Rob's discussion 'Working with diabetes'
Dec 22, 2012
Jethro replied to Jethro's discussion 'Do you have a favorite sports team?'
Dec 22, 2012
Jethro replied to Jethro's discussion 'Do you have a favorite sports team?'
"First; My name is actually JEFF but that user name was already taken. Second; Thanks for the replies, all very uplifting and informative. I'm going to check out Marie's links and would love to get more feedback on a visual symbol, maybe a…"
Dec 22, 2012
JohnG replied to Jethro's discussion 'Do you have a favorite sports team?'
"Contact the media, the teams have little or no voice on the major networks...they do have some control over local advertizing, Radio and Television...I have a family member who works for a NFL team (advertizing department). The sponsors who…"
Dec 20, 2012
Marie B replied to Jethro's discussion 'Do you have a favorite sports team?'
"The Blue circle is recognized world wide as the symbol for diabetes awareness also check out our BigBlueTest program we do every year around November 14, which is World Diabetes day many…"
Dec 20, 2012
smileandnod replied to Jethro's discussion 'Do you have a favorite sports team?'
"Thank you for this, Jethro. I just sent an email to the New Orleans Saints. I think we all have a responsibility to advocate and educate to benefit the next generation."
Dec 20, 2012
Jethro replied to AfrezzaUser's discussion 'Afrezza An Ultra Rapid-Acting Insulin / Inhaled Insulin Onset 12 minutes!!!!'
"Normal pancreas sends insulin to the portal vein. I saw that on a website somewhere...I therefor assume that insulin is normally delivered intravaneously which is why it works so quick and is then done. The problem with subcutaneous injections is…"
Dec 19, 2012
Jethro replied to AfrezzaUser's discussion 'Afrezza An Ultra Rapid-Acting Insulin / Inhaled Insulin Onset 12 minutes!!!!'
"I disagree with still youngat heart. I work hard to maintain control but I have highs and lows all the time. My brother had a low in his hot tub and drowned, died and was amazingly brought back to life. I fractured my shoulder during a night time…"
Dec 19, 2012
Jethro replied to AfrezzaUser's discussion 'Afrezza An Ultra Rapid-Acting Insulin / Inhaled Insulin Onset 12 minutes!!!!'
"I used Exubera and it worked a little faster but wasn't consistent. I use a T-Slim pump now but if I have access to Afrezza I will try it. It would be nice to have an insulin absorb and be gone quickly. If I used that in conjuction with a…"
Dec 19, 2012
Jethro replied to Sue's discussion 'Returning to the CGM'
"Yeah, CGMs are awesome in theory. I use one but it ticks me off a lot! Sometimes it's accurate sometimes it's way off. And the beeping while I'm sleeping is annoying but it has helped me to make adjustments. The problem with the…"
Dec 19, 2012
Jethro replied to Carly's discussion '1 Hour Spikes'
"That's a tough issue. I can relate. If I take 8 units and eat a pc of toast (18carbs) with peanut butter (7carbs) my blood sugar will spike between 170 to 250 while driving to work then will drop low after the long walk from upper parking lot…"
Dec 19, 2012
Jethro replied to Stemwinder (Gary)'s discussion 'What's your strategy'
"I'm looking forward to turkey breast and gravy with a side of green bean caserole. Relatively low carbs compared to mashed potatos, stuffing etc... I will probably get weak and have a piece of apple cobbler which will mean an extra bolus. I…"
Nov 21, 2012
Jethro replied to RacheEH's discussion 'What happens if you stop taking insulin?'
"right on. Thx for the conversion factor."
Nov 15, 2012
Jethro replied to Tavia V.'s discussion 'How's it going?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"My situation is similar to Kat1997's. I called Tandem, they called my insurance then called and set me up with "Diabetes specialty center." They called and the next day (yesterday) I received the cartriges but the pump is shipping…"
Nov 14, 2012

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Any problems using different insertion locations?

Posted on July 19, 2012 at 1:01pm 0 Comments

I used the Dex7+ for a few months aprox 1 year ago give or take. I liked it; fairly accurate and better reviews than other CGMs. The problem I had was that the only recommended sensor insertion site was the abdomen. I have a lot of skin allergies and the stomach region resulted in a rash. I switched to back-of-arm and that worked great. But I was worried because MFG warned about possibility of sensor needle breaking off too close to muscle...

Now it seems everyone is using different…


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At 8:51pm on November 1, 2012, Manny Hernandez said…

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Please share this post here on TuDiabetes and on your Facebook and tag 20 close friends on it. We need your support to reach 20,000 entries for the Big Blue Test!

Please do Big Blue Test every day until November 14 (World Diabetes Day). For each entry, the Diabetes Hands Foundation (that's the nonprofit behind TuDiabetes) receives a $5 donation from Roche Diabetes Care, to help people with diabetes in need.

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Thanks for your help!!

At 11:43am on October 29, 2012, manny hernandez said…

hey i have a research project i have to do for school and i was wondering if you would help me fill out a survey form for it. its about the use of insulin pumps. i started a disscussion board i hope you can find it. Thank you!

At 1:49pm on July 26, 2012, Marie B said…

Jethro, how is your brother doing?

At 4:25pm on June 1, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Jethro.....
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 3:34am on June 1, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Jethro. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 7:45am on May 18, 2010, Marie B said…
welcome, Jethro! Here is a Group you might want to join
At 8:27pm on May 17, 2010, Robyn said…
Hello Jethro and Welcome!
At 8:00pm on May 17, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Jethro!
At 11:33am on May 17, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY JETHRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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