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Left over Medtronic Infusion sets after pump change

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Oct 17, 2012. 1 Reply

I made the switch from Medtronic to Animas a couple of months ago and have about 2 boxes of Medtronic Infusion sets/reservoirs left over. I guess there is no way to use the Medtronic Infusion sets…Continue

Dexcom ??? 3rd day new sensor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Keelan Nov 12, 2010. 3 Replies

Started new sensor Sat mid afternoon, first 24 hours little off on readings, then fairly stable second day, now beginning of 3rd day and am almost at the 3 hr mark of the dreaded ???  Dex tech says…Continue

Securing Dexcom to your body

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Oct 18, 2010. 24 Replies

Hi All.  I am a MM pump and CGM user, no longer satisfied with the MM CGM and have been approved by insurance to purchase the Dexcom system.  I am very active - I exercise daily, love to break a…Continue


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Korrie replied to cat3440's discussion 'United Healthcare Coverage of the G4' in the group Dexcom Users
"To maybe help you - based on what I learned. Generally UHC (DME) covers sensors, it's a "normal" item to cover. However, for whatever reason employers have moved this item over to be covered as medicine - (cracks me up! I can live…"
May 31, 2014
Korrie replied to cat3440's discussion 'United Healthcare Coverage of the G4' in the group Dexcom Users
"When I had problems back when hubby changed jobs, UHC had approved my sensors. I ordered, claim processed thru DME portion and then denied. I began working with UHC to attempt to help me solve the problem. However, it took me actually calling my…"
May 30, 2014
Korrie replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'OUCH!!!! Very painful insertion just now' in the group Dexcom Users
"Gayle I haven't posted in a while but when I first began using the CGMS I used Medtronic. Now that was painful. So I learned to ice the area before inserting. Switched over to the Dexcom and still ice before insertion. Ice cube, I…"
Apr 8, 2014
Korrie replied to Aussie's discussion 'G4 and Showering' in the group Dexcom Users
"Forgot to mention I also "paint" the Dexcom adhesive with skin tac after insertion. I use the skin tac wipe and "soak" the Dexcom tape but I believe the skin tac is also sold in a liquid. Between the skin tac and using the blow…"
Jan 17, 2014
Korrie replied to Aussie's discussion 'G4 and Showering' in the group Dexcom Users
"In the beginning with the 7 I had problems with the sensor after showering and it always appeared to have "condensation" appear in the place where the transmitter attaches. This is when I began to "blow dry" the sensor after…"
Jan 16, 2014
Korrie replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion '1st day on dexcom 4 - not going wel!' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have always had bad readings if I start the sensor immediately after insertion and then calibrate in the first 2 hours. I will usually insert new at bedtime and start in the morning or after about 6 hours of wait time. Then I'm pretty good to…"
Jan 3, 2014
Korrie replied to roxy/t1's discussion 'dexcom sensors life' in the group Dexcom Users
"I also use skin tac - I use the skin tac pads and "soak" the outside of the tape after I have inserted the Dexcom sensor. I believe you can also purchase skin tac in liquid form. I have also used mastisol liquid adhesive and soaked the…"
Jan 3, 2014
Korrie replied to Amy's discussion 'Grrr' in the group Dexcom Users
"Amy - FYI regarding "bleeders" - I have a tendency to bleed with insertion so I always use an ice cube over the area before I insert. I think it helps. Ice, clean with alcohol, takes forever to dry by the way, and insert. If I have a…"
Jul 14, 2013
Korrie replied to Amy's discussion 'Was going to use my sensor for a week 2 but....' in the group Dexcom Users
"When I had to have a CT scan, I hit the stop sensor, remove the sensor, but I do not turn off the unit. I removed the sensor and left everything at home - just plug the unit in while you are gone to recharge, then it's totally ready to go when…"
Jul 11, 2013
Korrie replied to sarahemilie's discussion 'Amusement Parks & My Pump'
"I never suspend or take mine off at theme parks. I do put it in a "fanny-pac" or spi belt. I'm always worried about it flying out of my pocket or unclipping from my waistband when riding the coasters! In the water, I use an aquapac -…"
Jun 26, 2013
Korrie replied to Deb's discussion 'G4 sensor wire detached and the sensor failed' in the group Dexcom Users
"So far with many sensor insertions, I have been lucky and managed to insert correctly and not pull the wire out. However, I always look for the wire when I remove the sensor from my body. Since I wear them as long as possible, I have had times where…"
Jun 6, 2013
Korrie replied to E. Louise's discussion 'G4 Newbie Questions' in the group Dexcom Users
"Almost always I get 2 weeks, many times 3 weeks with pretty good readings, and a couple of times 4 full weeks. By the 3rd and 4th week, the sensor "slows down" when indicating a rise or a fall in sugars, more so the rise becomes less…"
Jun 4, 2013
Korrie replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'Sensor failure then ??? one hour into new sensor, now what?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have learned to be very diligent at trying to keep a "level" blood sugar during startup of a new sensor. I believe you were correct, it was probably secondary to a rapid change in Kennedy's blood sugar and the sensor was not able to…"
Jun 4, 2013
Korrie replied to Bacail's discussion 'Pump, Day 1'
"Run long enough tubing to hang pump on CGMS side, works good with medtronic pumps. Then infusion site and CGMS site can be in different locations. And FYI, until you reach the point of wanting to throw the pump out the automobile window while…"
May 1, 2013
Korrie replied to Jelly Bean's discussion 'Should I wait until my 7+ dies before upgrading to the G4?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I am not familiar with UK policies, my 7+ was just going along like normal and no warning, it dies. It was 1 year almost 8 months old. So if you are over 2 years, you are doing good! Of course, I had just ordered a new 4 pack of sensors, had one…"
Apr 28, 2013
Korrie replied to Leata's discussion 'Using sensors for longer than a week? How to' in the group Dexcom Users
"That was one advantage (maybe the only one LOL!) of the Medtronic CGMS when I used theirs, if you could restart, it was a instant calibration required. I usually will stop the dex sensor on the day it is to quit when my alarm goes off in the…"
Apr 26, 2013

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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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Date diagnosed
December 15, 1964
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping, Dexcom CGM

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At 6:06am on October 13, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Korrie. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 4:31am on October 13, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Korrie......
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 1:16am on October 13, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Korrie!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 1:03pm on July 17, 2011, Emily B said…
Thanks loads for your recommendations!
At 1:23pm on October 13, 2010, Linda G said…
Greetings Korrie!
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 6:50am on October 13, 2010, Doris D said…
At 12:03pm on September 4, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Korrie!
At 3:02pm on July 19, 2010, Linda G said…

Welcome Korrie....make yourself at home! 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, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided. Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here are a few useful links to get you on your way:
and I also wanted to invite you to enter your A1c through the TuAnalyze application:
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Take care....and keep in touch!
At 12:01pm on July 19, 2010, Doris D said…
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