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What Color?

Started this discussion. Last reply by LadyD Mar 14, 2012. 7 Replies

I am going to be getting the new Revel pump from Medtronic and I am wondering what color your pump is? Is there another color you wish you had gotten? Any regrets of colors? I think the choices of my…Continue

Low Blood Sugar

Started this discussion. Last reply by LaGuitariste Mar 14, 2012. 14 Replies

Hello All!!So I'm just looking for a little support and advice here :) I had my first low blood sugar attack. Of course it happend in the middle of class and at a time where I did not have any sugar…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by JohnG Mar 6, 2012. 14 Replies

So I have been type 1 for three months and on Insulin for just over 1 month. I've decided to start looking at pumps as I am a very active college student and trying to keep track of my pens and such…Continue

High BS after insulin?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Feb 20, 2012. 17 Replies

I was just recently started on 4 units of Lantus in the Morning and a ratio of 1 unit per 30 carbs of novolog (I have a junior pen so I can do half units) with lunch and dinner. Since starting I…Continue


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KNelson added a discussion to the group Pumping Our Insulin

Transferring Pump

Hello!I have just received a gently used Medtronic Paradigm 722 pump from a wonderful woman I met during a fundraiser. She got it brand new a while ago, used it for a year the switched to the Animas. It works just fine and I have been cleared by my doctor to start on it in a week or two.However, I am wondering if there is any way to switch the warranty to my name? Is there anything I need to go through with Medtronic to allow this? Will they allow this?I don't have insurance so getting this…See More
Aug 5, 2013
KNelson joined Regge's group

Pumping Our Insulin

Group for those that are pumping. Come and exchange tips on using your pump. Discuss the differences of the different types of pumps out on the market, infusion sets and pump accessories.See More
Aug 5, 2013
Linda G left a comment for KNelson
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY K!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD…"
Feb 7, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for KNelson
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Feb 7, 2013
Mike S. replied to KNelson's discussion 'Honemooners!!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"sounds like you are on target. you have four months of data stored and you should see some trends now. sure beats mdi, eh?"
Aug 25, 2012
M replied to KNelson's discussion 'Honemooners!!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"diagnosed in February this year. on a pump/CGM since April. honeymooning in a very sporadic way, good/bad days, difficult to tell them apart. in the DiaPep277 study... so, who knows? basal .175 u/h but i use about 1/3 - 1/2 of the insulin as i did…"
Aug 20, 2012
Kristin replied to KNelson's discussion 'Honemooners!!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"It's hard to compare basal rates as it is so different from person to person before and after the honeymoon phase. My rates are still less that 1 unit per hour throughout the day, but they used to be a lot lower during the honeymoon phase. I…"
Aug 14, 2012
Kate's Mom replied to KNelson's discussion 'Honemooners!!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"My daughter was dx's Dec. 2010 and we have not been told that she is out of her honeymoon stage. She's been on the pump since May 2011. Her basal rates are 1 unit or less throughout the day. Pump and cgm have definitely helped!"
Aug 14, 2012
Kristin replied to KNelson's discussion 'Honemooners!!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I think that the length of the honeymoon partly depends on how you were diagnosed (and probably on a lot of other factors). I was diagnosed in the ER, probably after almost a year of having high blood sugars and not realizing it. So my honeymoon…"
Aug 14, 2012
SatansValet replied to KNelson's discussion 'Honemooners!!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I've been a type 1 for 2 years and on the pump for 9 months, my basal was .6 of Humalog an hour, which just recently went up to .65 an hour. My last blood work showed my insulin production to be juuuuust outside normal range (on the low side,…"
Aug 14, 2012
KNelson added a discussion to the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users


I'm still in the Honeymoon stage and I am in the process of getting the pump for the second time. I know one other person who is still in this stage and on the pump. I am wondering how long have you been honeymooning? Or how long DID you honeymoon? What were your basal rates? Did the pump help you elongate your honeymoon stage? I know there is no definite way of knowing that, but did you think it helped you adjust more to your body and diabetic needs?Thanks! KatieSee More
Aug 14, 2012
KNelson replied to Keef's discussion 'Medical Equipment Hacks' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I've heard a lot about this and somewhere on this site there is another post saying that medtronic is seriously investigating this. I've read that it's only been possible to suspend the pump (still dangerous but not as bad) and that…"
Apr 11, 2012
KNelson replied to T1Forever's discussion 'How often do you visit your Endo or CDE?'
"Can I ask why the Endo assists with the low bone density? I recently hurt my foot and the Doc said that I had low bone density and I am at a lost for what to do about it. I'm lactose intolerant and have been for 6 years so I think that may have…"
Apr 2, 2012
KNelson replied to T1Forever's discussion 'How often do you visit your Endo or CDE?'
"I was diagnosed in December and on Insulin in February (I was misdiagnosed by my PCP for the first few months). I started going to the Endo in February and I am in love with the education and the support so I go about every month, sometimes more for…"
Apr 2, 2012
KNelson joined Bernard's group

Continuous Glucose Monitor Users

Are you hooked up with one of these new devices? Have you advice to give others that are interested in trying one out? Join the CGM group and share your knowledge.
Mar 19, 2012
KNelson joined Manny Hernandez's group

Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm 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…See More
Mar 19, 2012

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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?
To learn more about it and how to cope day by day.
Date diagnosed
December 17, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots
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I am a full time student in Portland most of the time. I hope to be a nurse so my main focus right now is keeping my stress level down with work and school!

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At 3:36am on February 7, 2013, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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!

At 3:02am on February 7, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:49am on February 7, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 8:43pm on March 10, 2012, Rinku said…

Thanks for your acceptance

At 8:07am on February 14, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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At 6:53pm on February 13, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 5:44pm on February 13, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home KNelson...
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.
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 7:14am on February 13, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn 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 even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 5:00am on February 13, 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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