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iBG Star?

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Nov 3, 2012. 2 Replies

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

ADA boards

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Nov 12, 2011. 2 Replies

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

Started May 10, 2011 0 Replies

Does anyone know what happened to It was a great resource and I miss it. :(

National Diabetes Association?

Started this discussion. Last reply by catlover Apr 22, 2011. 5 Replies

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


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Latest Activity

Kim replied to Taylar's discussion '5 months diabetic and craving for a insulin pump!!!'
"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…"
Apr 3
Kim replied to Cmcardenas's discussion 'Insulin pump and airport/TSA procedures'
"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…"
Feb 26
Kim replied to Dave's discussion 'A challenge: T1 be a T2 for a day'
"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."
Feb 24
Kim replied to Dave's discussion 'A challenge: T1 be a T2 for a day'
"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…"
Feb 24
Kim replied to Dan F's discussion 'Miss Manners "draws the line" at testing BG in public'
"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…"
Feb 19
Kim replied to Jen's discussion 'Joking about diabetes'
"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…"
Feb 14
Kim replied to Melitta's discussion 'rapid onset Type 1 diabetes in adults'
"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…"
Feb 13
Kim replied to Yifat's discussion 'Does pain raise blood sugars?'
"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,…"
Feb 7
Kim replied to HilRE's discussion 'Is a bleeding CGM sensor ok?'
"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…"
Feb 4
Kim replied to Shoehorn's discussion 'Type 1 Diagnosed Age'
"That was my thought as well."
Feb 1
Kim replied to Shoehorn's discussion 'Type 1 Diagnosed Age'
"49, not misdiagnosed, not LADA. Started insulin immediately, pump within a few weeks. Insulin was (and still is) like a wonder drug."
Jan 31
Kim replied to Hana Rous's discussion 'Some doctors are not very bright'
"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…"
Dec 31, 2013
Kim replied to Hana Rous's discussion 'Some doctors are not very bright'
"More open to partnering, or less fearful of litigation?"
Dec 31, 2013
Kim replied to Hana Rous's discussion 'Some doctors are not very bright'
"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…"
Dec 30, 2013
Kim replied to Hana Rous's discussion 'Some doctors are not very bright'
"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…"
Dec 27, 2013
Kim replied to Jennifer's discussion 'We surrender!'
"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?…"
Dec 24, 2013

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At 1:55pm on December 25, 2011, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you,
child of Christmas ♥
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 7:23am on December 25, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday and Happy Holidays,Kim. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 4:00am on December 25, 2011, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Kim!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 1:38pm on December 25, 2010, Linda G said…
Greetings Kim....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 10:59am on December 25, 2010, Doris D said…
At 10:56am on March 6, 2010, catlover said…
Hi Kim-Welcome to TuD ! We hope you like it here. We are a very friendly and supportive group.
At 8:47am on March 6, 2010, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 5:23am on March 6, 2010, Marie B said…
hi Kim, welcome to TuDiabetes! If you have any questions, comment back to me, and I'd be glad to help you.
At 6:59pm on March 5, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Kim!
At 2:55pm on March 5, 2010, Doris D said…
Welcome to our REALLY BIG FAMILY Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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