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  • Cottage Grove, MN
  • United States
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JiMMy replied to peruvianpasohi's discussion 'formr nav users any luck?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have the new software installed on my G4 system. After the first 24 hours it gets really tight. And stays that way 80% of the time. If I over calibrate it will go off. But I've been doing 24 hour calibrations the last 2 weeks and it seems to…"
10 hours ago
JiMMy replied to Alyssa's discussion 'Dexcom share?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Can't say yet. I ordered the new Share version. It arrived today. But I'll be gone from home till the 23rd. So I can't start using it till then. I want to see how well it works with the iPhone. I have it out most of the time so it…"
JiMMy replied to Hummingbird's discussion 'Having a hard time with adhesive' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hi Hummingbird, I use Opsite Flexfix. It's cheaper than Tegaderm. I've been using if for about 2 years now I think. Easy to find on Amazon. I always make sure to shave the hair off in the area I will be applying it. Use an alcohol swap to…"
Feb 18
JiMMy replied to rachel's discussion 'Day 2 on Invokana and some new tips I learned' in the group TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team
"Wow.... I've been fighting weight gain. I was diagnosed last month with Cramping Fasciculation Syndrome. My neurologist started me on an new drug to help. But said no exercise of any kind for 3 to 5 weeks. Then just walking short distances for…"
Feb 10
JiMMy replied to SaraYota's discussion 'Supplies Company Reviews?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I was with EdgePark. But when I started at my new company I had insurance issues. So the pump company got me in contact with BLN (Better Living Now). And they've been great. Better Living Now Inc. 185 Oser Avenue Hauppauge, NY 11788 P:…"
Feb 9
JiMMy commented on Jake's group 'Snap Insulin Pump Users'
"Not too many on here.... but I just started my pump 5 days ago. It's been the easiest thing to use ever. I loved the slick look and feel of the t:Slim. But the Snap has it beat. Light. Easy. Simple. Doesn't impede much at all on my life.…"
Jan 29
JiMMy replied to Chad's discussion 'How is the snap different? Do you like it?' in the group Snap Insulin Pump Users
"I'm waiting to get the controller now. But have all the supplies in for 90 days. Also waiting on the Dr to get the prescription changed for the Snap vials. I'm hoping to get on this in the next week. I gave up on the t:Slim at the end of…"
Jan 22
JiMMy commented on Jake's group 'Snap Insulin Pump Users'
"Hi all - Moving to the Snap. Looking forward to it. Got my 90 day supply. Waiting on the prescription change for the insulin. And the body to be delivered. So hope to be on this in just a week. Can't wait. Look forward to learning from those…"
Jan 22
JiMMy joined Jake's group

Snap Insulin Pump Users

Group for users and those interested in the Asante Snap insulin pump...Unfortunately, please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and …See More
Jan 22
JiMMy commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Mario Thanks for the reply. I love the t:Slim itself. Never had low GS issues. Had programed 4 different times for hormone release overnight to have good morning BS. My main issue more than anything else was just the time involved with inset /…"
Jan 22
JiMMy commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"I've had no issues at all with the t:Slim pump. But I'm giving up on it. Long setup and priming process. Fighting to prime the line and bubble issues. I'm moving to the Asante Snap pump. Fast priming with no bubbles. Very fast change…"
Jan 21
JiMMy joined David K's group


For people who want to share how they were diagnosed. Did they have symptoms or just discovered it by accident.
Oct 20, 2014
JiMMy replied to Melitta's discussion 'rapid onset Type 1 diabetes in adults'
"Hi Melitta - I was doing fine then in about 3 months I was a mess. My family DR. diagnosed me as Type 1. My BS level was 567 and AIC was about 10.5 as far as I remember. As well as symptoms coming on fast like frequent urination, tired, blurry…"
Oct 14, 2014
JiMMy commented on Melitta's blog post 'Bill of Rights for People with Adult-Onset Type 1 Diabetes or “A Manifesto for the Misdiagnosed”'
"I almost believe that the c-peptide and GADA test should be done. I fit all the points of a type 2. Overweight with a tummy (Not a lot though), Mid aged (43 when diagnosed), family history of Type2 (Mom) any normal Doc would have said I was a Type…"
Aug 26, 2014
JiMMy replied to piggy's discussion 'Type 1 and GU pure performance' in the group Type 1 Runners
"I use GU on my longer runs. I usually have to take one about every 45 minutes of running. I try to start my run at about a 110 BS level. Buy keeping hydrated and using GU (I like the ones with Caffeine) I'll end a 1/2 marathon at about 130bs.…"
Aug 26, 2014
JiMMy posted a status
"Been so busy - Job changes and such."
Aug 26, 2014

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Connection with others with Type 1 and how the handle all their issues.
Date diagnosed
January 18, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Tandem tSlim

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At 1:11pm on April 15, 2013, sherims1 said…

I just got it today! Loving it so far! Anything you don't like about it?

At 7:48am on January 19, 2013, Linda G said…

Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend JiMMy!!
Keep in touch, ok?

At 10:36am on July 3, 2012, Linda G said…

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

At 2:09am on July 3, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, JiMMy!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 4:53am on July 3, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,JIMMY. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 9:00am on August 18, 2010, Mikey said…
Time for another "Twin Cities Meet Up"

Tuesday September 7th at 7:00 PM

Panera Bread
6064 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Hope you can make it. Nothing formal just a chance to meet and talk with other Type 1's.
At 2:27pm on July 28, 2010, Mikey said…
Don't forget the next Twin Cities meet up is Tuesday Aug 3rd at 7:00 PM

Caribou Coffee
7950 Penn Ave S
Bloomington, MN

Hope you can make it.

At 10:33am on July 9, 2010, Mikey said…
Next meet up for the "Twin Cities" group will be Tuesday August 3rd 7:00 PM

Caribou Coffee
7950 Penn Ave South (Penn & 79th)
Bloomington, MN 55431

Nothing formal just a chance to meet and talk with other diabetics. Hope you can make it !

At 8:06pm on May 31, 2010, Sp!tf!re said…
hey jimmy how go the BGs???
At 8:47pm on March 9, 2010, Magic said…
Hi Jimmy

I ideally morning readings should be between 80-100 a little higher isnt the end of the world, the best way to get those down is maybe some early morning cardio, as nothing beats getting your metabolsim boosted, but maybe a little more long acting insulin the previous night, you are on some pretty hefty doasges so take it slow maybe a unit or two at a time --- good luck with your endo, I just went to a new one this week the first time in 4 years I get to see someone not employed by the BOP to treat me , and she made me feel like I was back inside... yikes ,



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