KittyVonVector
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Calling all industrial designers- make a smaller pump!

Started Jun 22, 2013 0 Replies

Hi all,I just got back from a beach volleyball day here in Boston and it really got me thinking. These pumps are huge and heavy. I have been on one for 14 years and still struggle with the size of…Continue

Should we be buying Energizer stock?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Wittman Feb 3, 2013. 6 Replies

Howdy,I'm on an Animas ping pump and the battery only lasts about 2 weeks. My last Animas pump lasted longer- I could get at least a month out of it. Has anyone out there discovered which battery…Continue

 

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nel left a comment for KittyVonVector
"Have a fun day , this July 4 th and thanks for adding me to your TuD friends ...be well :)"
Jul 4, 2013
nel and KittyVonVector are now friends
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meee left a comment for KittyVonVector
"Hi Kitty, Thanks for adding me as a friend :)"
Jun 26, 2013
Unknown Diabetic commented on KittyVonVector's blog post 'Pump users without a cgm- how many times do you test a day?'
"I test 12 to 18 times a day. I stopped using the Dexcom because of the inaccurate readings I was getting."
Jun 26, 2013
Broncoman commented on KittyVonVector's blog post 'Pump users without a cgm- how many times do you test a day?'
"I've been 'on' a pump for 8 years & test 8+ times a day. I will say that I don't use my Dexcom anymore because I would test more each day so I could get that flat line on the graph & felt it wasn't worth it. My last…"
Jun 26, 2013
meee commented on KittyVonVector's blog post 'Pump users without a cgm- how many times do you test a day?'
"Hi Kitty, I test several times a day, I'm on mdi. I would not be able to funciton on one test a day, I have too much fluctuation and I wouldn't feel safe taking insulin without knowing where I was bg wise. I'm glad this works for you…"
Jun 25, 2013
nel commented on KittyVonVector's blog post 'Pump users without a cgm- how many times do you test a day?'
"Awesome Kitty ..This posting shows we are all different ??!! ...My GP from a few years back , would have loved for me to respond 1 strip daily ..however that's not so for me ."
Jun 25, 2013
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Jun 25, 2013
KittyVonVector replied to Denise's discussion 'What triggered your Type 1?'
"I had chicken pox the Summer of 1988 and was diagnosed in October 1988 with a bs of 1200. I was always told my t1 was a result of chicken pox until a month or so ago when I saw on the news that its not linked. I still think it is."
Jun 25, 2013
renka commented on KittyVonVector's blog post 'Pump users without a cgm- how many times do you test a day?'
"That's very interesting"
Jun 25, 2013
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Pump users without a cgm- how many times do you test a day?

Just saw a post asking about your daily bs average.For the last 5 years, I test once a day and I'm on a pump, always at breakfast then I consciously bolus for everything I eat all day. My last a1c was 6.8. Are there any other t1 pump users out there who test only once a day? If I feel weird then yes I'll test more than once but it isn't often. I've had t1 for 25 years this October, no side affects yet. I used to test more often and I found it just made me more neurotic and I had worse control…See More
Jun 25, 2013
Don commented on KittyVonVector's blog post 'Calling all industrial designers- make a smaller pump!'
"Not that I really understand any of these developments but it sure seems like pumps could be smaller. I think the omnipod is imprinting its circuitry directly on the bodyware (vs a separate circuit board). The Jewel design uses some kind of…"
Jun 24, 2013
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bufbuffalo commented on KittyVonVector's blog post 'Calling all industrial designers- make a smaller pump!'
"look for the new Ipump5 in stores now. lol I like your creative ideas!"
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shoshana27 commented on KittyVonVector's blog post 'Calling all industrial designers- make a smaller pump!'
"what about people who don't work like seniors?? i like my pump to be attached to me not a desk or whatever to be plugged in to be recharged.to carry a battery & change it is so much easier than to plug in when you don't have a…"
Jun 24, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Se what others are going through
Date diagnosed
October 10, 1988
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.0
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas ping
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Pump users without a cgm- how many times do you test a day?

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 6:54pm 5 Comments

Just saw a post asking about your daily bs average.

For the last 5 years, I test once a day and I'm on a pump, always at breakfast then I consciously bolus for everything I eat all day. My last a1c was 6.8. Are there any other t1 pump users out there who test only once a day? If I feel weird then yes I'll test more than once but it isn't often. I've had t1 for 25 years this October, no side affects yet. I used to test more often and I found it just made me more neurotic and I had worse… Continue

Calling all industrial designers- make a smaller pump!

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 8:25pm 3 Comments

Hi all,

I just got back from a beach volleyball day here in Boston and it really got me thinking. These pumps are huge and heavy. I have been on one for 14 years and still struggle with the size of this thing. Especially when summertime comes and we want to wear dresses and bathing suits. There is no where to put this thing.



I have had all my dresses altered to have a hole in the pockets, but this thing just weighs it down. I can shove it into my thigh while wearing some spanx,… Continue

Should we be buying Energizer stock?

Posted on February 2, 2013 at 7:51am 4 Comments

Howdy,



I'm on an Animas ping pump and the battery only lasts about 2 weeks. My last Animas pump lasted longer- I could get at least a month out of it. Has anyone out there discovered which battery works best and how to get more life out of it? I typically use whichever lithium is on sale at cvs.



I have also contacted Animas about the issue- they say 2 weeks is about right. Seriously?! Is the new function of "ping" wasting battery life? Does disabling this function add to… Continue

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At 9:14am on July 4, 2013, nel said…

Have a fun day , this July 4 th and thanks for adding me to your TuD friends ...be well :)

At 2:06pm on June 26, 2013, meee said…

Hi Kitty, Thanks for adding me as a friend :)

At 8:45pm on February 8, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Kitty!

At 7:51pm on January 31, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome KittyVonVector, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions. I’m so glad you are here.

Please feel at home, you are with friends

At 12:30pm on January 31, 2013, Marie B said…

hello there and welcome to TuDiabetes! Let me know if you have any questions about our community. Here's a page with many links for new members.
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/Navigating_TuDiabetes

At 6:16am on January 31, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

I lived in Lexington many many years. Was an Educator in Arlington. Did my practice teaching in Somerville. I miss MA>

At 6:15am on January 31, 2013, 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 1:31am on January 31, 2013, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is 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 vent to, if needed.
At 9:34pm on January 30, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home KittyVonVector!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
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Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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