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Case for the Dexcom G4 CGM to mount on motorcycle.

I am trying out the Dexcom G4 CGM and need to know if there is anyone who makes a case to carry it on the handlebars of my motorcycle. There is a company called Tallygear that makes one for bicycles but I don't think that this would be strong enough for the higher speeds of a motorcycle.See More
Aug 14
Joan replied to Geoffrey Steinman's discussion 'Contour NEXT USB (Link Meter) pouch' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I managed to fit everything in the bag by putting the meter and the lancet in the long way and squeezing the strips container in upright. It will fit if you play with it. My problem with this Contour Next Meter is that it is consistently reading 1.2…"
Jul 14
Joan replied to trauts's discussion 'Vanity - Swimsuits and Your Pump' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I wear a Medtronic pump as well. If I am swimming in a pool I remove the pump and wear a one piece bathing suit as I will only be there for about 45 minutes. However, on the beach I wear a two piece suit, one that the top is longer and covers your…"
Apr 22
Joan updated their profile
Apr 9
Joan is attending Emily Coles's event

TuDiabetes Chatroom Discussion: Diabetes and Insomnia at TuDiabetes chatroom

April 9, 2014 from 11am to 12pm
11am pacific2pm eastern7pm GMTDo you have trouble getting to sleep, on a regular basis? What are some things you can do that seem to help?Are there medications that work, and do they have a downside?Does lack of sleep mess with your glucose control?Is there a pattern to your insomnia?Do you always seem to have a problem sleeping after a certain food or activity, when your BG is low high? Let's talk about it! Join this community discussion in the TuDiabetes chatroom to share stories, suggestions…See More
Apr 8
Joan is attending Emily Coles's event

TuDiabetes Chatroom Discussion: Diabetes and Depression at TuDiabetes chatroom

April 2, 2014 from 11am to 12pm
11am pacific2pm eastern7pm GMTStudies indicate that depression is more common among people with diabetes than the general population.  Have you ever felt depressed?  Was it related to diabetes?  What, if anything, did you do about it, and did it help?A few weeks ago we hosted a live interview on the TuDiabetes homepage with Dr. Alan Jacobson about diabetes and depression (watch…See More
Apr 2
Joan is attending Emily Coles's event

Patient Network Live Chat: Diabetes - Glucose Monitors and Test Strips at online

March 31, 2014 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Talk with FDA expert Courtney Lias and Patient Advocate Bennet Dunlap about Glucose Monitors and Test StripsMonday, March 31, 1:30–2:30 pm (EDT)Talk, share, and connect with theFDA and the Diabetes Patient CommunityDo you want to learn more about the role of the FDA in the regulation of medical devices, such as glucose monitors and test strips, used in the management of diabetes?Do you want to learn what the FDA is doing to increase the accuracy of blood glucose monitors and test strips?When…See More
Mar 30
Joan joined Debra's group

Low Carb Recipe Swap

Eating low carb does not have to be a bland, nasty experience.  For those of us who use the low carb option to help control our blood sugar, the quest for new low carb recipes is an ongoing challenge.  This is a place where we can talk about cooking techniques, post recipes,  and add ideas to benefit all of us on this journey.Welcome!See More
Mar 24

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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
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Date diagnosed
February 28, 2008
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Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm 554
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At 9:58am on December 16, 2013, nel said…

Hi Joan , just noticed your comment in the Canada Group ....a question for you : are you aware of the Disability Tax Credit you may qualify for ????

At 1:05pm on October 17, 2008, Andrea said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes!

Andrea B.
At 8:29am on October 15, 2008, clarence haynes said…
As one of the oldest (91) insulin-dependent since 1977,welcome, and to start you off on the right foot, my advice is 1.get yourself a good diabetic specialist, 2.wear a MEDIC-ALERT identification,it can SPEAK for you when you cannot speak for yourself, 3. have a DIABETIC BUDDY,someone you are in contact DAILY, they,too,can save your LIFE., a new bit of info, that is very imoportant,LISTEN to your body, it tells you when to sleep, when to exercize, when its time to have a snack, etc. You will learn,that the diabetic who knows most about their diabetes will live the LONGEST. If you are in TORONTO, on November 5 2008, and attend CDA health fair at ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE, I wll be a greeter from 4.30 pm to 9 pm, you will see an 91 year,young, geezer with a BLUE ROSE, and a button that says DONT BOTHER ME, I CANT COPE, This will give us an opportunity to meet as fellow members of TuDiabetes,and maybe set up a branch here. AMIGOS clarence.haynes

At 7:48pm on October 14, 2008, Sweeter Cherise said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes! You have joined a great online community/family.
At 7:03pm on October 14, 2008, Karen said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes, glad you found us!!!!

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At 7:01pm on October 14, 2008, Scott Strumello said…
Welcome to the TuDiabetes community, Joan!



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