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For people who want to share how they were diagnosed. Did they have symptoms or just discovered it by accident.
Oct 20
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
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
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
JiMMy posted a status
"Been so busy - Job changes and such."
Aug 26
JiMMy replied to Piscesyin's discussion 'Lisinopril and Diabetic Nephropathy'
"When diagnosed my Doc put me on low dose (2mg) of Lisinopril. He said it was for kidney protection. It was raised a bit after the first year because of protein still showing up a bit in my urine. I've been on (5mg) now for 3 years. And not…"
Dec 3, 2013
JiMMy replied to Timothy's discussion 'Top 10 ways my sets come out.'
"The top reason is from running. I sweat a lot and the adhesive wears off. The infusion set usually only makes it for 2 runs. It's only like this in the Summer."
Dec 3, 2013
JiMMy commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"I've had to give up wearing my G4 sensor for my Dexcom this summer. I'm a heavy sweating person when I run. I've tried IV prep and similar products. Tape. Etc.... but 2 out of 3 times the sensor falls out by the time I'm hitting…"
Oct 3, 2013
JiMMy replied to BJ's discussion 'need some help.' in the group Diabetics who run Marathons!
"Hi BJ - By the way - Good luck on any races you do the rest of this year and next. For me I try to start any long run, 1/2 or full marathon with a BG of 110 - 130. I find if I'm anywhere lower than 100 I have no endurance. If I'm too high…"
Oct 3, 2013
Suz replied to JiMMy's discussion 'Bubble int he lure lock - anyone else?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"This is how I change my cartridge: 1. Open new cartridge and use syringe to pull air out of new cartridge until the plunger is harder than normal to pull. 2. Pull up room temp insulin into 3ml syringe being careful to avoid creating bubbles in the…"
Aug 4, 2013
JiMMy replied to JiMMy's discussion 'Bubble int he lure lock - anyone else?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Just an update for all. I've finally got it all squared away. First thing was I was filling the syringe wrong. I was putting the needle in with the bottle bottom down then pushing the air in. This made lots of bubbles in the insulin bottle. I…"
Jul 28, 2013
Nicole replied to JiMMy's discussion 'Bubble int he lure lock - anyone else?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Hi Jimmy -- are you still having these issues? I have not had one set change yet that did not have a bubble in it despite trying everything mentioned in this thread. I have not had a problem (knock on wood) with the bubble yet, so I guess I'm…"
Jul 24, 2013
Nicole replied to JiMMy's discussion 'Bubble int he lure lock - anyone else?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Just put on my new t-slim this morning. I had a bubble even though I practiced the techniques as showed me in training. I'm going to let it ride for now to see if I get an occlusion. I guess it just doesn't sit well to know that theres…"
Jul 20, 2013
boulderbird replied to JiMMy's discussion 'Bubble int he lure lock - anyone else?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I'm not on a pump yet, so take my advise with a shaker of salt, but a pump-using friend of mine said he consistently got air bubbles in his tubing until he rep advised him to leave his insulin on the table overnight before loading his pump…"
Jul 12, 2013
carjpk replied to JiMMy's discussion 'Bubble int he lure lock - anyone else?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Hi Jimmy, I'm considering the t:slim and have been following your posts since you are new to the pump as well. So I'm just wondering how you like it now that you have been using it for a couple of months. Has it been overall a good…"
Jun 13, 2013
Jenni0219 replied to JiMMy's discussion 'Bubble int he lure lock - anyone else?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Thanks so much, I'll definitely try this! Had my training Friday and she watched me change out the cartridge, etc. and did everything right. No bubbles once I prime the small ones out of the tubing, but a couple hours later they appear and get…"
Jun 4, 2013

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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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