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Jim Armstrong replied to Arshag's discussion 'Getting started with my G4'
"I started on the Dexcom Seven in April. I didn't attend any training, wasn't even offered any. Just started it all on my own, without any trouble. It's not that complicated, really. Just read the user guide closely and it's a…"
Nov 26, 2012
nel left a comment for Jim Armstrong
"Hi Jim from across the line :)How are you ? Are you willing to play the Big Blue Test from present till November 14 , World Diabetes Day. Only 6 more days to go - we can do this!! We have people participating with injuries, people who can only do 5…"
Nov 9, 2012
Jim Armstrong replied to Number 1 Jerk's discussion 'Lancet Survey'
"I use the Delica. I change it daily, if I remember. I'll use it until the box of lancets is used up, then I'll probably go with another one, since the Delica lancets are so much more expensive for some reason. ($14 vs $3-$4 for others. Go…"
Aug 23, 2012
Jim Armstrong replied to Luvnliv's discussion 'Pump Insurance'
"It might be. You should check with your agent. If not, they can write a rider for the policy to cover it, like my insurance did (American Family, btw.)"
Jun 23, 2012
Jim Armstrong replied to Luvnliv's discussion 'Pump Insurance'
"I have my pump and CGM covered on my homeowner's policy. I had to get a rider and provide the pump & CGM serial #s and replacement cost. Warranty covers them in case of failure, but if it gets lost or stolen, it would be up to my homeowners…"
Jun 21, 2012
Jim Armstrong replied to Kate's discussion 'Needle-less Injections?'
"I remember having these needle-less injections in boot camp back in 1973 in the Navy. If not done correctly, they can cut the hell out of you. We lined up and went through getting these on both arms at the same time. There was always someone who…"
Jun 19, 2012
Jim Armstrong replied to olu Oog's discussion 'I stopped using dexcom CGM'
"I, too, would give up the pump first, but I can't see having to give up either one. As far as sites, I have my Dexcom on my belly above my navel, and the pump site below. I move them both side-to-side, hasn't been an issue for me. I wear…"
Jun 19, 2012
Jim Armstrong joined Natalie ._c-'s group
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Type 2

A place to discuss EVERYTHING related to Type 2 -- diet, exercise, meds, insulin, complications, emotional stress, family relationships, diabetes police -- everything!See More
May 30, 2012
Jim Armstrong replied to Colleen in NH's discussion 'A Question' in the group Pumping Seniors
"I've just started in April 2012, so it's all very new to me still. I live in Kansas City, MO."
May 30, 2012
Jim Armstrong joined Manny Hernandez's group
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Pumping Seniors

Seniors with diabetes wearing an insulin pump.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 Insulin for Life, which accept…See More
May 30, 2012
Jim Armstrong replied to Sareln Pupkies's discussion 'Please Introduce Yourself' in the group Seniors With Diabetes
"Hi there. I'm Jim Armstrong. I'm 57, and have been diagnosed as a T-2 since I was 39. I started on insulin in February, and now use a pump. Been getting great results with it."
May 30, 2012
Jim Armstrong joined Sareln Pupkies's group
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Seniors With Diabetes

Are you 55 or older? Do you have questions, experiences, or issues you would like to discuss? No matter what type of diabetes you have, join us.See More
May 30, 2012
Jim Armstrong replied to The Diabetic Chef's discussion 'Let's be honest! What's your Pump's name and how did you come up with it?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Okay, mine is named Pollack. No, really! You see, Ping reminds me of sonar. Sonar reminds me of submarines. The first submarine I served on was the USS Pollack (SSN-603). So, there you go!"
May 30, 2012
Jim Armstrong joined Manny Hernandez's group
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Animas Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of Animas insulin pumps.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 Insulin for Life, which…See More
May 30, 2012
Jim Armstrong updated their profile
May 30, 2012
Jim Armstrong replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'Where are the pumpers?'
"Pump model: Animas PingPumping since April 26Overall experience: Love it! Recommend it? Absolutely! Makes things so much simpler for me!"
May 24, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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6.5
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping

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At 6:00pm on November 9, 2012, nel said…

Hi Jim from across the line :)How are you ?
Are you willing to play the Big Blue Test from present till November 14 , World Diabetes Day. Only 6 more days to go - we can do this!!
We have people participating with injuries, people who can only do 5 minutes of exercise due to their health, and people doing heavy, strenuous exercise. This year there is no set time that you have to exercise to log your results.
Please encourage your families, friends, co-workers, etc. to log their exercise as well No fingerstick needed.My Hubby joins me during my daily walks and we score 2 :)
Where else can you donate $5 to needy D organizations without taking a penny out of pocket?
I really want to see it happen. Let's get there soon!

Thanks for your participation and post the times you " MOVE " ;)
Here a bit more information ,if you don't know what the Big BLue Test is...: If 20,000 tests are logged before November 14th, $100,000 will be donated to diabetes-related nonprofits. Last number I noticed is over 13000 .Up to Go .I hope I made it clear !The website helpful ??? http://www.bigbluetest.org/faq/ Thank you again and be well !Keep on Moving /logging ...cheerio

At 8:48am on April 6, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Jim- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here..

At 5:10pm on April 5, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Jim...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 2:01pm on April 5, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Jim, welcome! if you can, join us tomorrow for the live chat, it's fun and a nice intro to our community
http://www.tudiabetes.org/events/open-chat-on-tudiabetes

At 12:26pm on April 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. I am a Navy Veteran of WW2. WELCOME

 
 
 

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