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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 Sandy's discussion 'Medtronic just failing :('
"I'm having similar issue with my Paradigm that just went out of warranty. I change the battery and the pumps resets. After putting in the new battery it counts down (6-5-4-3-2-1) and then makes me reset the time,date and alarm settings. Weird…"
Mar 15
Jim replied to Spock's discussion 'New Medtronic 530 pump'
"Surprising. On the Sales side of the house they are pretty good. They called me in December about upgrading since I am eligible. I'm not wasting the money since my current pump is still working. Have they submitted to insurance? Good luck."
Feb 15
Jim replied to HilRE's discussion 'Is a bleeding CGM sensor ok?'
"I had the same thing happen last week. It really gushed when I inserted. I figured it wouldn't work but amazing enough it still worked. 7 days and still reading. In the next hour I will restart and probably get another 3 days."
Feb 4
Jim replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Disappointed in G4--Does anyone else find it less accurate than 7+?'
"G4 is more accurate and less variability in the readings."
Feb 2
Jim replied to Jennifer's discussion '"In range"'
"I imagine it is a liability issue. She is seeing low nighttime blood sugars and she needs to document that you have been instructed that is not acceptable. If she doesn't do that and god forbid something happen, she would have legal issues.…"
Jan 18
Jim commented on Sara_Louise's blog post 'feeling disappointed'
"You might try tweeting some things that give teens an idea of what they can expect if they follow you. I think having some activity on your account will help."
Jan 12
Jim replied to katie's discussion 'When the Dexcom begins to fail.'
"The transmitter is not rechargeable. It seems that with the extended range of the G4 transmitter the life of the battery took a hit over the previous Seven. My G4 battery made it 1year then died. With the seven I was going on 2 years with no issues."
Dec 28, 2013
Jim replied to Annie's discussion 'New to tubed pumping....ideas for securing the pump?'
"I know men's clothing is different, but I have always placed the pump in my pocket. I cut a small opening in the upper part of the pocket to slide the tubing through. Out of sight, easy access and no issues with tubing getting caught on things."
Dec 28, 2013
Jim replied to Jennifer's discussion 'We surrender!'
"It just make me wonder if the pump wasn't working. There should be no reason that his BS should be hovering at 300 unless insulin was not being delivered. Granted there is an adjustment period but you already know a lot of the inputs to start…"
Dec 25, 2013
Jim replied to Jen86's discussion 'Merry Christmas!'
"Merry Christmas!"
Dec 24, 2013
Jim replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Happy Holidays, from the Staff and Volunteers at TuDiabetes'
"Merry Christmas!!"
Dec 24, 2013
Jim replied to Jen's discussion 'When do you tell someone?'
"I should but I don't. I've been dealing with this so long that dealing with a low is just my normal and i don't think about it."
Nov 6, 2013
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long week

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. I'm tired.
Sep 26, 2013
Jim replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'HELP! Any (BAD) experiences with inaccurate BG readings'
"I had the same experience with one touch meters being extremely inaccurate. I think the name brand vs. generic argument is bogus. I've had very good luck with the Relion and if I do ever feel I need to retest, .18 cents is much better than 1.25…"
Sep 16, 2013
Jim replied to Shawn Emmons's discussion 'HELP Need to kick diet Soda'
"I love my diet dew. This is one thing that I can enjoy without impacting my BG. No plans to stop here."
Aug 19, 2013
Jim replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'HUGE NEWS!!! California Supreme Court Ruling Protects the Safety and Health of California Students with Diabetes'
"I think the school districts will have weigh the benefits of this rule. It will only take one lawsuit to blow this whole theory to heck. Who determines if this person is properly trained and what responsibilities still falls on the school to ensures…"
Aug 14, 2013

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
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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