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long week

Started Sep 26, 2013 0 Replies

At a conference this week. Control has been a mess. 2 hour time difference. Food at unpredictable times. Lots of walking. Late nights and early mornings. Haven't struggled like this in a long time.…Continue

Under The Dome - cautionary tail

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen Aug 7, 2013. 4 Replies

All PWD's, it might be a good idea to have more than a couple day supply of insulin. You never know when a dome might cover your town. If they don't figure out something quick, all the diabetics wiil…Continue

Dexcom G4 - redesigned receiver

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Sep 12, 2012. 9 Replies

I didn't realize that the Dexcom G4 was redesigning the receiver. I was thinking that was only a sensor redesign. Question is will the alarms wake me up? I sure hope so.Any users in the UK of G4? Not…Continue

Snack Food

Started this discussion. Last reply by catlover Jul 1, 2012. 2 Replies

I always struggle to find a good tasting snack food that doesn't spike my blood sugar. Whenever I eat regular chips not surprising I end up with double up arrows on the Dexcom. So I rarely eat…Continue


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Jim replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Big changes are coming for TuDiabetes!!'
"Sounds very exciting!! Working in IT I know this change will have its fair share of challenges. Good Luck."
22 hours ago
Jim replied to Badlands's discussion 'Better Insurance Companies for CGM Coverage?'
"No issues with the PPO version BCBS."
Nov 16
Jim replied to Christopher Boyer's discussion 'Suffering from scleredema diabeticorum (Buschke's disease)?'
"I find it interesting all the complications that are rarely talked about in the medical community. I was always worried about eye and kidney issues, and was shocked when I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. I successfully avoided other common…"
Oct 26
Jim updated their profile
Oct 15
Jim commented on Mario's blog post 'Rough night, hypoglycemia and over treating a low.'
"Did you count 2 servings of chicken as 50grams? Seems like a lot of insulin for protein."
Oct 14
Jim replied to Sportster's discussion 'Big Bang Theory'
"Well if you like fat jokes it was kind of funny. It essentially went like this Penny was interviewing for a job and responded to a question this way. "As a waitress I convinced a lot of very large customers who should not be eating cheesecake…"
Sep 23
Jim commented on Cody Turner's blog post 'gastroparesis'
"My A1C was 7 when I was diagnosed. While not perfect a lot of people would love that. I never new you could have stomach problems until I was diagnosed."
Aug 28
Jim replied to Jen's discussion 'Sometimes ...'
"I know a lot of people think there is no such thing as brittle diabetes, but in reading a lot of your posts it seems like you just end up with a lot of bizzare BG readings that don't make a lot of sense. I'm sure you've done this but…"
Aug 10
Jim replied to Terry's discussion 'Dr. Faustman video July 24, 2014'
"At this rate phase 2 will not finish til 2030. Something with this research just seems off."
Jul 24
Jim replied to rick the "Blogabetic"'s discussion 'Case for Bayer Contour next link case'
"I never use the provided cases. I usually go to the camera case section at Target or best buy and use something more to my liking."
Jul 20
Jim replied to Taylor's discussion 'Inset disaster.'
"I recently switch to the Medtronic silhouette inserts. They insert at an angle. I was amazed at how much the pain was reduced. I had been using the same insert for years and lived with pain. Not sure if animas has something similar, but you might…"
Jul 20
Jim replied to ITDiabetic's discussion 'I'm a Type 1 Diabetic, and I Drink Regular Coke'
"I would strongly discourage drinking regular soda for the fact it is going to spike your BS way faster than the insulin to cover it. Long term spikes are very damaging to the body. Don't outsmart yourself."
Jul 8
Jim liked sdkate's discussion We need to share about HIGHs and LOs
Jul 6
Jim commented on Brian (bsc)'s blog post 'When My Time is Up I Want to Go Like My Pool'
"Imagine if you would of been in it. One heck of a fun water ride!! The video would have been even better!"
Jul 6
Jim replied to DFresh's discussion 'The Black Coffee Conundrum'
"Other than removing from you routine a little hit of insulin might be your only option. Nothing wrong with that. Curious on your test were you fasting when determine the BS increase? Also when are you drinking in the morning( as part of a meal, no…"
Jul 5
Jim commented on Brad's blog post 'CGM and Pump Data'
"Not in the US. Still waiting on FDA approval for the animas pump. But the Dexcom accuracy is amazing and would take that over a pump and CGM combo where the data is questionable."
Jul 4

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?
Date diagnosed
August 1, 1981
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
01/2011 - 5.6 07/2011 - 5.8 03/2012-6.0 09/2012 5.8 03/2013 5.5 11/2013 5.5 06/2014 - 5.3 10/2014 - 5.4
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
MiniMed 522/Dexcom

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At 1:17pm on May 30, 2013, Amber Gentry said…

Thanks for the comment Jim. It's always nice to be able to relate to someone else.

At 1:20pm on June 7, 2012, Riva Greenberg said…

Yes, I'm sorry Jim. When I updated the blog on my web site I completely got lost figuring out how to let people leave comments. But I thank you for reaching out and leaving yours here. It feels exactly as I wrote it and I imagine too many of us know how that feels. Best, riva

At 4:23pm on March 9, 2012, Linda G said…

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

At 5:10am on March 9, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Jim. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 10:04am on February 7, 2012, Bella said…

Thanks Jim, that's what I notice on Dexcom so I hope to have better resolts.

At 1:10pm on February 6, 2012, Bella said…

Hi Jim. Both companies are working in join both tecnologies(The saleman told me that and I read it too) . If they do and they improve it, it will be fine for me because I won't have to carry 2 machines. I love my pump. My Dex is not accuracy. I am agree with someone who wrote that Dex mess when is too high or Low. That's happening to me. Yesterday My Dex said I was in 340 after I checked many times before and Pump insuline and I said, that can't be true. I was right! I checked my glucose metter and it says 229, so that is a big diference.

At 2:40pm on September 19, 2011, Emily Coles said…
Hi Jim,

I'm really sorry that the original title I chose in my report about the Desai lab offended you! I'm always happy to see diversity of all kinds among the folks working in the field of diabetes, but I see that several community members found the mention inappropriate.

I've changed the title, and I apologize for the offense.

At 7:12pm on June 11, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home Jim....
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided. Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 5:39pm on June 11, 2011, Jim Roach said…
Jim Roach said… From one Jim to another Welcome to TuDiabetes Jim!
At 11:15am on June 11, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.



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