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Medtronic Pump No Delivery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock Nov 22, 2013. 4 Replies

Hello, I am wondering if other experience a lot of errors on their insulin pumps? I have gotten the No Delivery message and worry that my pump could be causing some unexplained highs.

What A1C shows good control for a Type 1 Diabetic? How many lows or highs makes you considered to be uncontrolled?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Nov 22, 2013. 42 Replies

I noticed at my last Endo visit that I had the little box for "Uncontrolled Type 1" on the paper my doctor completed with billing codes. My doctor mentioned that I have had too many lows and I agree.…Continue

Tags: control, type1, a1c

Doctor said A1C is too low for a Type 1.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aimee Nov 13, 2013. 86 Replies

I went to my doctor and my A1C was 6.0. My doctor said that is way too low for a Type 1 and made adjustments on my pump. Honestly I was excited to see a number that low. My lowest was earlier in the…Continue

Tags: lows, type1, low, a1c

Low blood sugar - long term affects?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristi Sep 30, 2013. 20 Replies

I have had Type 1 Diabetes for almost 20 years. I have low blood sugars a lot. I know that in the past I have also had some really severe lows. My question is what are the long term affects of having…Continue


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DFresh replied to Kristi's discussion 'Dexcom G4 Case' in the group Dexcom Users
"If you need a hard plastic case, there a whole lot of varieties available here:"
Nov 12, 2014
Kristi replied to Don's discussion 'do insurance companies pressure docs?'
"My Endo has always asked me to come every 3 months (4 times a year). I have cancelled a lot though but try to come at least twice a year. It can be hard but they definitely have their reasons. Just think of it as preventative measures though if you…"
May 19, 2014
Kristi replied to Vinnie's discussion 'Starting the process for a pump'
"That's great. It depends on how fast your doctor and the insurance do their part. You could always call for an update and see if they have sent the info yet. I had problems getting my Dexcom and Medtronic pump approved at first. So I had to…"
Apr 25, 2014
Kristi replied to Sarah's discussion 'Controlled vs. Uncontrolled'
"This could just be what the doctor has to use for billing in order to get treatment or labs approved. I've seen that with my paperwork when checking out at my Endo office. I was 6.0 A1C at that time (which was my lowest ever). I think that…"
Apr 25, 2014
Kristi replied to mcfc1987's discussion 'What is a "dangerous" low?'
"I consider anything lower than 60 a dangerous low. I know my insurance considers less than 55 a bad low. When I was initially trying to get approval for my Dexcom they asked how many lows below 55 a month. I have had down to 12 before when I was…"
Mar 26, 2014
Kristi replied to andrea_mcd's discussion 'OSM (Overwhelmed Single Mom) Seeks Same (or Not-Same)'
"That's good, hope everything works out. I have a Dexcom G4 and love it. I have had ton of really bad lows and have hypo unawareness. So my CGM has helped me so much. Take care"
Mar 26, 2014
Kristi replied to jriccardi's discussion 'T1 & Hashimoto's Question'
"My Endo tests me for Thyroid problems every year. I have read before that it's definitely a possibility to develop other autoimmune diseases. I think certain ones are cause by specific genes. I have had Type 1 since 17 (about 20 years). I do…"
Mar 24, 2014
Kristi replied to CQJ's discussion 'When to make a fuss?'
"I am not sure of the initial tests that a doctor can do to see if you have or could develop Type 1. Your doctor might not know much about Type 1. Plus your blood sugars are not extremely high so your doctor might not be too concerned. It's good…"
Mar 20, 2014
Kristi replied to andrea_mcd's discussion 'OSM (Overwhelmed Single Mom) Seeks Same (or Not-Same)'
"Hi Andrea, I can definitely relate to how you are feeling. Sometimes just talking about it can help a lot. I know that stress can really mess up your blood sugar. So if you are able to work in a less stressful job now that is great. You have to do…"
Mar 18, 2014
Kristi replied to 4xgrandma's discussion 'CGMs and Medicare'
"I'm not sure bout Medicare but a lot of insurances want you to prove you need it and always deny coverage at first. I have had to appeal denials for my Dexcom in the past. You definitely have to be very viligant and document everything. I made…"
Mar 10, 2014
Kristi replied to Chris's discussion 'Long term prognosis for controlled type 1s?'
"That is just horrible. I think a lot of these statistics are out-dated. I have a daughter that age and that just makes me want to cry thinking a doctor would tell a kid that. I actually had a doctor tell me a similar thing when I was younger. I…"
Mar 5, 2014
Kristi replied to juliannaergrl's discussion 'Frustrated and not really sure what to do next...'
"Sorry that you are having a rough time. Believe me I can relate. Have you tried talking to your old Endo and explained the situation? I know my Endo's office gave me a free bottle of insulin when they switched me to a new type. I know that…"
Feb 27, 2014
Kristi replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Season 15 Finale Biggest Loser Shocker'
"I agree she definitely looked anorexic. I was watching the show with my husband and as soon as she walked out I said that she looks sick. We couldn't help but notice Jillian and Bob' faces when she came out. They looked shocked and you…"
Feb 6, 2014
Kristi replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Disappointed in G4--Does anyone else find it less accurate than 7+?'
"I know that if I try to calibrate when my blood sugar is swinging that can cause it to be off. Not sure if you know this already but I normally try to calibrate first thing in the morning and at bedtime. My blood sugar is the most stable at that…"
Feb 2, 2014
Kristi replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Disappointed in G4--Does anyone else find it less accurate than 7+?'
"I have had my Dexcom G4 since last July and love it. Mine is definitely more accurate than the Dexcom Seven. I have had some inaccurate readings but that happens when I try to wear the sensor for longer than recommended. I normally try to wear each…"
Feb 2, 2014
Kristi replied to Denise's discussion 'What triggered your Type 1?'
"I was diagnosed about 20 years ago at age 17. I don't remember being sick before hand but I did have a friend who died from Menegitis several months before. I believe this happened about 4 to 6 months before I got sick. I know that this was a…"
Jan 31, 2014

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
Date diagnosed
March 1, 1994
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0% October 2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM

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At 4:31am on September 19, 2013, Linda G said…


At 6:48pm on September 18, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Kristina congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 8:03am on November 28, 2012, hotticket85 said…

I sent a friend request cant send you a message with out being friends. my e-mail is krisbornreed at me dot com

At 6:43pm on September 6, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Kristina....
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, 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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 9:56am on September 6, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway we can help just ask us! Come join us on our live chat on the bottem of our homepage. Here's a link to help u on ur way

At 7:22am on September 6, 2012, 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!!!




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