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Jan 20, 2013
Kat1997 replied to Leotha Fleming III's discussion 'What Insulin Do You Use In Your Pump???'
"I have always used Novolog, I thought about switching but I spend alot of time outside in the summer either in the garden or fishing and the novolog holds up better in heat."
Jan 17, 2013
Kat1997 replied to joefcole's discussion 'Insulin Pump Recommendations – Personal Reviews/ Recos?'
"I have used Animas, my first pump. I used Omnipod and loved it until all the failures in a row with the pods, not the pdm. I tried Minimed Revel and hated it and the cgm. I have the t:slim and Dexcom G4 and love them both. The t:slim is smaller than…"
Jan 17, 2013
Kat1997 replied to jaredsmom's discussion 'Recommendations on Pump?'
"I use the Tandem t:slim and it is awesome. I dont have to scroll through the numbers to enter carbs or meter readings, input the numbers and done, it has confirmation of amount of insulin and reading then distributes the insulin. Charging can be…"
Jan 17, 2013
Kat1997 commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Janice, my Edgepark supplier is in Ohio according to the paperwork in the box. Maybe I should have it transferred to the one in Illinois."
Jan 7, 2013
Kat1997 commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"all is going great with my t:slim, how is everyone else doing? Edgepark for my supplies is another story, anyone know of another distributor that keeps the pump supplies ready to ship? I have been told by edgepark since November 2012 that the…"
Jan 6, 2013
Kat1997 commented on Sara_Louise's blog post 'i just need to tell someone'
"I think it would be helpful if you talk with your parents about your feelings and concerns. I am from a family of diabetics, am diabetic and my daughter was diagnosed at 14. I went with to all her appointments and asked questions for her benefit so…"
Dec 31, 2012
Kat1997 replied to Sarah Truex's discussion 'DAD Discrimination' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"I wish Mn would do something about dog abusers. we have a neighbor that has a service dog that has had to be retrained 3 times cause of her husband abusing him. nothing ever happens, he belongs in prison for animal cruelty."
Dec 20, 2012
Kat1997 commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
" hey everyone com join us at the link above for everyone using the t:slim. ask questions, give answers or suggestions to be passed on for the next pump. the t:slim integration will be with the…"
Nov 23, 2012
Kat1997 replied to Sarah K's discussion 'Sites' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I tried using the minimed revel and i was getting major infection in the sites, from the cannula and the cgm sensors sites. I called them and they kept sending me new things to try and some samples from my CDE. the delays in them wanting me to try…"
Nov 15, 2012
Kat1997 replied to Gene Kelly's discussion 'Overriding Omnipod 3 day pod cycle'
"when i had my omnipod all the alarms we off for the reminders. go to settings, system set up, alerts/reminders bg reminder select off also under alerts/reminders the reminder alerts can be turned off. hope this helps. as for the 3 day expiration…"
Nov 15, 2012
Kat1997 commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"this group was just started for t:slim pump users come join the conversation......."
Nov 11, 2012
Kat1997 replied to DiabeticMic's discussion 'Motivate Me Please!!!'
"my motivation was when i watched my uncle that had type 1 not care about himself enough to take care of his diabetes, sorry if this sound gross, but its true. My uncle found out he was diabetic when a sore on his foot would not heal, leading to a…"
Nov 8, 2012
Kat1997 commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"I am the first one is our area to be on the t:slim and my team doesnt really know what all the new t:slim supplies are yet. I have the cleo90's and they rotate also, really small and stick very well. I also have to pry them off, with the…"
Nov 7, 2012
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Nov 7, 2012
Kat1997 commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Janice, ask away. from what i understand the Orbit had a steel cannula, I use the cleo90 with the plastic cannula and i was informed there are only two differences. steel cannula and blue tubing. my butter section in the door holds my insulin…"
Nov 7, 2012
Kat1997 commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Jigga, have u noticed air bubbles while filling the tubing? I have and just make sure that I hold the tubing end up and i dont see them after. How are u doing with the humalog? I am working through some of the faults the pump has and loving it more…"
Nov 6, 2012
Kat1997 commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Jigga: that is just not right, for everyone to use a pump they should test all insulin's due to everyone being different and not everyone can use Humalog/Novalog. Glad the pump is working for you, I will have my questions answered on the 13th."
Nov 1, 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?
Honest communication with understanding people
Date diagnosed
July 23, 1987
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Tandem t:slim
Keep fighting, don't get upset things get better as knowledge is power.
Learn all u can and ask questions, no question is a dumb question when u don't know. The only thing dumb is wanting to know and being afraid to ask or find out. there are many ways to get questions answered. learn all u can and live happy.

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Open to suggestions for sinus issues, tired of suffering

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 5:26am 8 Comments

Any suggestions for severe allergies? Right now I'm so tired of the itchy watery eyes, major headaches, runny nose, plugged ears, coughing and gagging. The doctors keep telling me to take over the counter crap. I have been for 15 years with no help, how do I control my sugars when I am always so sick?
Any suggestions welcome, I have also tried the tea pot sinus thing and nothing helps.

Stuck in a rut, any suggestions?

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 10:54am 14 Comments

Hi everyone, this is the first time for me to ask for help i usually try to help others when i can or read the posts to learn from them. lately i feel like im stuck in time and don't know why. i have asked my doctor and endo, with no helpful answers. therapists are a joke, they want to push more medication or lock me up.

Last year my two kids were in an auto accident and my son was killed, i have done everything i can to stay busy. Tons of question keep running through my mind and i…


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