Is anyone using the iBGstar? I saw a demo at a conference last month and was really intrigued. I have stuck with the Medtronic pump in part because it integrates with my meter, but I think the ease…Continue
Has anyone noticed trouble logging on to the ADA boards. I am a very infrequent poster there, but did want to post something. I am getting a message that authorization failed. I probably haven't…Continue
I had a call today from someone who said she was representing the National Diabetes Association. She asked if anyone in our family has diabetes. I told her I am not familiar with that organization…Continue
"I agree with Zoe. If you are comfortable with carb counting and frequent testing, the pump is a great tool. I got my pump a few weeks after my Type 1 diagnosis. I think that being able to have several basal rates throughout the day really helped…"
"My pump manufacturer (Medtronic) says that their pumps cannot go through the scanners or be placed on the X-ray belt. I walk through the metal detector with my pump clipped to my pocket. I don't try to hide it, so they usually notice it. It has…"
"I wondered about that as well. My endo, who has a huge practice and has Type 1 himself, has not been happy on the occasions my A1c has dropped below 6.0, mostly because I have difficulty achieving a low A1c without inadvertently having a lot of lows."
"Hopefully there will soon come a time when all Type 2s who would benefit from insulin as a primary treatment will be able to have it prescribed and covered by insurance without a fight. The same goes for an adequate number of test strips for both…"
"Wow. I usually enjoy reading Miss Manners' column, but she definitely needs some education on this one. As someone who tests 10 plus times per day, I have to say I have tested in most public situations. I do my best to be discreet, but I really…"
"I first saw this a couple of months ago, and while I was not at all offended, I didn't think it was very funny. But then I got to thinking, Bob sounds a lot like me in the two or three weeks leading up to my Type 1 diagnosis. I was eating…"
"I was diagnosed with Type 1 at 49. I made an appointment with my primary care physician because I had lost 20 pounds in about a month while eating more each day than I had previously eaten in three days. I could not get enough food, and still…"
"Please never worry about contacting his physician with questions like this. As you know, a lot of things can cause increased blood sugar readings. His increase could be due to pain, stress, relatively low activity levels during recovery,…"
"I know that Medtronic's accuracy can be affected by too much blood, not that it is very accurate in the first place. I would call the company, describe the situation, and go with their recommendation. Medtronic has sent me free replacements in…"
"I believe your reply is actually meant for Hana, rather than for me, Chelsea, as I completely agree with you about a lot of the doctor bashing that seems to occur on this site. I realized many years ago after graduating with my BSN that while I had…"
"Brian, as a non-subscriber, I was able to access Barbara Starfield's commentary, but not the full article. The commentary does not include a reference to doctors being the third leading cause of death in the US. Did you find that in the full…"
"Is there really a medical school in the U.S. that would not require applicants to have completed at least Chem 1 and 2 with labs, as well as Organic and Biochemistry? I don't know about other parts of the world, but I cannot imagine these not…"
"Is this still the original pump? I'm surprised the pump nurse hasn't suggested you contact the pump company (or done so herself) for a new pump. Maybe you got a bad one. Does she work for the pump company or for your son's doctor?…"
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