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 was diagnosed with Type 1 five years ago, fortunately no complications yet. I go barefoot indoors, but no longer outdoors. I do wear sandals, but I have full sensation in my feet. I don't have callouses. I use lotion on my feet in the winter.…"
"I've been using Minimed with Silhouette infusion sets for 5 years. In that time, I have had one non-delivery which was my fault because I did not properly puncture the reservoir connection, and no failures. I change every three days. Maybe once…"
2. No. I can't remember for sure, maybe 410?
3. I have not passed out, but I have had one episode that I could not remember. My BG was 25. I was told that I was answering questions appropriately, but I had no memory of about five…"
"I think it would be a real eye opener if they could shadow us for 3-4 days as a living experiment. We follow our usual routine, including exercise and meals, but they make the decisions regarding temporary basals, bolus amounts, timing the bolus…"
"As a nurse, I find her "even the best diabetics" statement pretty cringe-worthy. Blaming diabetes for everything that happens to us may be easy, but probably not accurate. That being said, had you had anything to drink in the past 15…"
"This was my first time in Boston, but I fly several times a year through many different airports and have always found the TSA agents to be very polite. I have asked at other airports to have my pump hand inspected--some do, some don't--but I…"
"So timely--I just dealt with this yesterday in Boston. Medtronic currently and as long as I have been a user says the pump is fine in metal detector, but not the xray machines or scanner. The TSA agent was quite argumentative, telling me it was fine…"
"Since my Type 1 diagnosis, I cannot imagine trying to bolus for pasta, oatmeal, and pancakes all in the same day. Maybe a little pasta once a month? Maybe one or two pancakes a year? Fortunately, I don't like oatmeal."
"Yes, but I often naturally wake up anyway. I've been working on adjusting my midnight to 3AM basal rate. No matter when I last eat or what I do my levels rise during that time. As long as I wake up and catch it, I have a pretty good morning…"
"I would call the meter company and see if they will send you a new meter. While readings of 119 and 137 fit the +/- 20% requirement, 66 does not fit at all. Do you ever check your meters when you get blood drawn at the lab? I'm not sure from…"
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