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Kate's Mom replied to Graeme's discussion 'Sensor Alerts' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"The lost sensor usually occurs because a person is either laying on the pump or the sensor....I try to keep the pump clipped close to my daughter's transmitter to help keep this from happening."
Mar 11
Kate's Mom replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Closed Loop System in 3 - 5 years' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"There are several AP projects worldwide....There is one in Boston and one at University of Virginia plus Medtronic is doing it's own research. My daughter is part of the University of Virginia Artificial Pancreas clinical trial. Phase 1 is…"
Feb 23
Kate's Mom replied to Brieanna's discussion 'express scripts is delisting contour glucose strips?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Some insurance companies (like Blue Cross Blue Shield) use ExpressScripts for prescription coverage. When we were on ExpressScripts, we needed to use mail order from them for maintenance rx....and for one year, they even dropped Walgreens for any…"
Oct 26, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to Brieanna's discussion 'express scripts is delisting contour glucose strips?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Actually, Medtronic stopped using OneTouch with pumps...Bayer ContourNext is the meter they now use. Older pumps can still use OneTouch, but they have encouraged everyone to switch to Bayer."
Oct 24, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to Brieanna's discussion 'express scripts is delisting contour glucose strips?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"You will need to get your doctor to do an override. It may work...it may get you the strips for the same price as the One Touch strips which are the only ones now on ExpressScripts formulary or they may charge you more. You won't know until you…"
Oct 24, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to Brieanna's discussion 'express scripts is delisting contour glucose strips?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"http://freepdfhosting.com/81b6e1e750.pdf This link is to the list of 48 products ExpressScripts is removing from their formulary. The president of ExpressScripts announced it last week. As you will see Novolog has also been removed."
Oct 24, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Finally: FDA Approves Minimed 530G + Enlite Sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"The Enlite needle is the same size as the Dexcom and easier to insert. We recently had the opportunity to try the Dexcom as part of the Artificial Pancreas trial. My daughter had to wear two Dex g4's at the same time. I was expecting perfection…"
Sep 27, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Finally: FDA Approves Minimed 530G + Enlite Sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Woo Hoo! And relieved. My source told me Aug/Sept and a lot of people refused to believe it because we have heard that before! But can't wait to get the Enlites!"
Sep 27, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to bort269's discussion 'The end of leaky reservoirs?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have my rep on speed dial! I called him as soon as I heard rumors of a recall. I think everyone should know their local rep! Safe travels and good health! Keep us posted!"
Jul 6, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to bort269's discussion 'The end of leaky reservoirs?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"do you fill the reservoir completely? I only ask cause it makes me nervous to do so...it seems like the base of the stopper doesn't fit flush with the bottom when I fill to the 1.8 line (my daughter uses the 1.8) We were probably taught to…"
Jul 6, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to bort269's discussion 'The end of leaky reservoirs?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Do you push the plunger 3x before filling the reservoir? It lubricates the reservoir. I just learned this trick. Also I manually push about 1 inch of insulin from the reservoir into the tubing before removing plunger and putting reservoir into pump.…"
Jul 6, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to Marypat's discussion 'Airport Security' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Aww thanks! She's an amazing kid!"
May 18, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to Marypat's discussion 'Airport Security' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"TSA and the ADA have great tips on their websites. Medtronic has a travel card which can be downloaded to show at the airport. I have links in this blog post:…"
May 18, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to Geoffrey Steinman's discussion 'Contour NEXT USB (Link Meter) pouch' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Glad you finally got it!"
May 14, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Some people find that the longer you use a sensor the better the accuracy. The FDA approved the current Medtronic sensor for 3 days. Some people, who shall remain nameless, like to buck the system and stretch the sensor to 6 days. On day three they…"
May 9, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I do calibrate Kate's if she's in the teens and stable as well...just not below say 14 or above 26? It's when you see really low or high isig numbers that you need to be careful about calibrating."
May 9, 2013

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December 20, 2010
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8.2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

My life with T1DM

My daughter, Kate, now 11, was diagnosed with T1 on Dec. 20, 2010. We are newcomers to this journey. She is handling herself beautifully and anxiously awaiting her pump start on May 24th.

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At 6:12pm on January 12, 2012, MarysMom said…
Hi Kate's Mom,
December 26th will mark our 4th year dealing with this. How are you doing by now, now that you have 1 year under your belt? I guess we can say we are "pros", but I find diabetes to be very unpredictable, and at times, very scary. We have had some close calls a few times, but every time, God has pulled us through it. My prayer for you is that you, too can trust His strength when you feel you cant go on.
Please let me know how you like the Sentry. It's a hefty price but must be well worth it. Last night Mary's alarm was going off and I didn't hear it until hours later. (Her room is upstairs from ours), sure would like to get it. We are considering it.
Blessings to you!
At 12:33pm on May 19, 2011, catlover said…
Hi Kate'sMom- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 4:10am on May 17, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 3:05am on May 17, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 9:33pm on May 16, 2011, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!!
At 8:42pm on May 16, 2011, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Kate's Mom!
 
 
 

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