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Kevin replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"Sadly, that Consumer Reports piece doesn't provide much information at all. It reads as a propaganda piece to me. I am looking for real details, and they are lacking everywhere I look. Unfortunately, I can't point you to an URL. However,…"
Oct 6, 2013
Kevin replied to Graceymomma's discussion 'Would Medtronic's smaller dosing increments make a big difference for me?'
"I haven't experienced the notification that it is out. Of course, I can't hear the alarm so it could be going nuts and I would never know it. :) Seriously, MiniMed needs to do something about the alarm tone/volume, it's dangerous. I…"
Apr 29, 2013
Kevin replied to Graceymomma's discussion 'Would Medtronic's smaller dosing increments make a big difference for me?'
"I think the difference can be noticeable, but you need to be very accurate and honest with your carb counting. I use an Android app: Fat Secret's "Calorie Counter" and find that it helps be get very close at a high percent of the time…"
Apr 24, 2013
Kevin replied to A. K. Buckroth's discussion 'Animas Ping'
"My thoughts as well. When my sugar soars, I don't rely on the pump and infusion set, I take a shot. Every time that has happened, it's been an infusion set problem. When it appears that I have great adhesion and it should work, I'll…"
Dec 28, 2012
Kevin replied to A. K. Buckroth's discussion 'Animas Ping'
"Yep, starting Day One three years ago."
Dec 27, 2012
Kevin replied to A. K. Buckroth's discussion 'Animas Ping'
"Annabella, You are correct. And mine have occasionally been related to a true infusion set occlusion, as I very occasionally experienced with the MiniMeds and Cozmo. A side issue is with the quality of Unomedical infusion sets; in April 2011 I…"
Dec 27, 2012
Kevin replied to A. K. Buckroth's discussion 'Animas Ping'
"Maurie, They are different infusion sets due due to my insurance company wanting to get the infusion sets from the pump mfgr. But when my Ping went into permanent occlusion mode, my Cozmo worked fine with the same infusion set the Ping choked on. I…"
Dec 27, 2012
Kevin replied to A. K. Buckroth's discussion 'Animas Ping'
"Zoe, I didn't take your comment as such. The occlusion problem with Ping is common enough, and given both my experience and A.K.'s many year experience with several pump brands, makes me believe that her experience is due to pump problems,…"
Dec 27, 2012
Kevin replied to A. K. Buckroth's discussion 'Animas Ping'
"Brian, I respectfully disagree that providing negative feedback is "bad mouthing" nor not "fair." Not satisfied describes my feelings about lack of critical features and Animas' lack of interest in considering them.…"
Dec 27, 2012
Kevin replied to A. K. Buckroth's discussion 'Animas Ping'
"I paid for the first two out of my pocket. They were MiniMeds and were good, but I did enough research to know that the Deltec Cozmo would be the right pump for me. I did get that one paid for by insurance and it was near perfect. Unfortunately they…"
Dec 26, 2012
Kevin replied to A. K. Buckroth's discussion 'Animas Ping'
"I agree with you 110%!!!! I had two MiniMeds and my favorite, the Deltec Cozmo (I am sooo angry that they pulled out of the USA!) and now three horrible years on the Ping. Next month I am moving to either the MiniMed Paradigm Revel, or the…"
Dec 26, 2012
Kevin replied to beckarini's discussion 'New pumper needing advice!!!'
"Will be interested in hearing the results of your meeting. I definitely recommend flex canulas to everyone that I get on a pump. Start with a 6mm and if it works, it is less intrusive which means less pain. Not for everyone, but seems to work for…"
Dec 26, 2012
Jim Roach left a comment for Kevin
"Welcome to TuDiabetes Kevin!"
Feb 22, 2012
catlover left a comment for Kevin
"Hi Kevin- Hello and Welcome to TuD!!!!"
Feb 22, 2012
Kevin replied to Jomama's discussion 'Why you love your pump?'
"I have been looking for a document that I sent several friends who I convinced to become pumpers, but can't find it. I created it the Spring of 2010, right after I got the Animas Ping. I have been using a pump since Jan 1, 2000. << After…"
Feb 21, 2012
Marie B left a comment for Kevin
"hi Kevin, welcome to the community! let me know if you have any questions about us. nice a1c."
Feb 21, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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September 23, 1987
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Animas Ping (I HATE IT!)

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At 6:24pm on February 22, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Kevin!

At 11:50am on February 22, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Kevin- Hello and Welcome to TuD!!!!

At 7:02am on February 21, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Kevin, welcome to the community! let me know if you have any questions about us.
nice a1c.

At 2:35am on February 21, 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!!!

At 12:45am on February 21, 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 8:17pm on February 20, 2012, Doris D said…

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