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Jtausch replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'Insurance Company Grievance - Advice please!'
"have you tried the pump companies them selves? that's what I did. gave my info to medtronic and they handled the insurance. you might want t give the company for the pump your interested in a call"
Apr 9, 2014
CAMAJohn replied to Jtausch's discussion 'infusion sets' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"My Dr. gave me one to try....the circular adhesive areas has a lesser diameter than the Quick-set, little more awkward using insert-er for me (I've only feeling in one hand...) appears to have a metal needle that stays inserted (?, vs)plastic…"
Oct 4, 2013
Jtausch replied to Bettyb's discussion 'wet pump?'
"I heard you can freeze the pump to dry it out"
Jul 3, 2013
Jtausch replied to LizBa's discussion 'On private insurance, but under Medicare Regulations. Anyone else encounter this?'
"who is your insurance company? is provided by the US government? I am using tri-care which is the military's retirement insurance and they basically follow medicare guidelines for quantities paid for."
May 14, 2013
Jtausch replied to StAilbe's discussion 'Medtronic plastic/metal switch'
"I was told to grab the plastic disc and pull straight out. but I only used to of those sets and the sites did not bleed."
Apr 26, 2013
Jtausch replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Does anybody know what's next?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I heard a rumor that the will be updating the screen. adding color and maybe a different interface!"
Apr 9, 2013
Jtausch replied to PJ SLUDER's discussion 'change pump'
"If you like and are used to the pump than keep the same brand. It all depends on what you want. research the different brands to see what you might like I am on my first pump and the dr set me up with the mini-med rep and that's who went with."
Apr 7, 2013
Jtausch replied to Cocheze's discussion 'What is the best way to remove an infusion set?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I just pull up enough of the sticky pad and than yank."
Apr 7, 2013
Jtausch replied to Sandy's discussion 'Brand new to pumping with a TON of questions!!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"you can manually insert the quick set with no problem. I just easier for me if i don't see it go in."
Apr 6, 2013
Jtausch replied to Sandy's discussion 'Brand new to pumping with a TON of questions!!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I use the quick sets with the insert-er. I tried it once mannuly and it was just like using a needle. I also use a sure t set which has a steel needle and it inswerts like a needle also. But i also use the inserter because it does it fast."
Apr 4, 2013
Jtausch replied to Pumper1994's discussion 'Revel Safety Issue? You Decide!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I am sorry but I feel this is not a problem. when you fill the cannula you are not attached to the pump. I can not see how a person would not notice that. You have to push insulin until you see drops than you attach the set to your body than you do…"
Apr 4, 2013
Jtausch replied to Glen's discussion 'Medtronic 'link' meters' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I am sorry you are disappointed in medtronics.. Did you happen to think that since your pump is different from our pump that the Bayer contour USB meter is not compatible with your meter? They are a company making decision based on issues that you…"
Mar 9, 2013
Jtausch replied to shoshana27's discussion 'testing'
"I test 6 times thats all my dr writes the script for."
Feb 28, 2013
Jtausch replied to deathjamm's discussion 'pump advice'
"Why worry about doing it discreetly? I take my pump off my belt put where i can see it and use it.. I don't flash it but I don't worry of someone sees it."
Feb 27, 2013
Jtausch replied to MKSSS's discussion 'New Pump User' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"oops had a brain fart Its the 522 i was thinking about."
Feb 27, 2013
Jtausch replied to Josh's discussion 'Anyone switching Bayer Contour Next?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I leave the meter in the case take out the strips bottle and use the USB extension cable to charge it. It works for me."
Jan 27, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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learn more about pumping
Date diagnosed
December 8, 2009
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Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic 723

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At 9:47am on November 28, 2012, Marie B said…

hello and welcome to TuDiabetes! Let me know if you have any questions about the community, and feel free to join any discussions or the chat room any time.

At 12:55am on November 28, 2012, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 4:42pm on November 27, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Jtausch...
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 12:08pm on November 27, 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. WELCOME!!!




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