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Laura replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion '1st restart (day 7) and getting ??? right away!' in the group Dexcom Users
"I got a replacement G4 in January and my sensors are not lasting 6 days lately. But I have had the issue you're having before. I just try it again - start it over and see what happens. Sometimes it will work, sometimes not. Personally I think…"
Mar 26
Laura commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Yes. I just got a new one in December and was having the same problem. So they had me turn that one back in and sent me another one. Same problem. I have not called them back. I liked the first one much better and would rather have that one back -…"
Mar 19
Laura replied to Soaring Freak's discussion 'How well does you meter average compare to actual A1C?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Mine is crazy. I've figured out if I stay in the BG 50-70 range, THAT will get me a 6.0 A1C. I think the number is ridiculous in my case. And it's darn hard to function at those blood sugar levels anyway. I just don't believe in the…"
Oct 11, 2013
Laura replied to cathy van de moortele's discussion 'martial art and dexcom G4' in the group Dexcom Users
"My goodness! 32 DAYS? I think you have all the answers - how do Yours stay on so long?? I finally broke down and got the Mastisol - but even it comes off of me. Tape irritates - but not everyone.I think you are the G4 Master."
Jun 5, 2013
Laura replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'G4 Got Rained On' in the group Dexcom Users
"Wow - I'd call it luck but I freak out if 2 drops of water get on it. Thanks for the input, can't wait to hear from others on this. It is a real drawback!"
Jun 5, 2013
Laura replied to halfnelson's discussion 'Placement of the G4 sensor' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yes, please do. You'd think it would get bunched up in said jeans."
Dec 9, 2012
Laura replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'WHO HAS A G4??' in the group Dexcom Users
"Mine is on order. I'm just wondering what quirks there will be and hopefully all of you can tune me in! Any suggestions?"
Nov 27, 2012
Laura replied to dubz08's discussion 'High BGs and competition' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"I believe that emotions have a big effect on blood sugar - besides all of the other stuff! If I'm really stressed right out about something, I'll go low right away. If I'm really angry abut something, it will go high. You are probably…"
Nov 6, 2012
Laura commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Boy, me too. I went through 2 that just failed. They replaced them and I used those 2 first as they expired shortly and those 2 were junk. I had to lead it to any highs or lows. My endo would have loved it! It stayed at 80 all day and night…"
Sep 1, 2012
Laura replied to Djinn's discussion 'First hour of Dexcom' in the group Dexcom Users
"Anyone notice any differences in the adhesive lately on your Dexcom? I can have it peeling off in one day - when did it turn so bad? I sure wish they'd use the stuff the pump uses! That stuff is tough!"
May 17, 2012
Laura replied to ATRannals's discussion 'Anyone using the Dexcom Software?' in the group Dexcom Users
"My Endo likes the Modal Daily report. I like that one too - shows each day on top of each other in a graph - that way you can see the patterns going on with your BG. I like the summary on the bottom of that one too. I probably do not download…"
Apr 27, 2012
Laura replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'Price to acquire Dexcom?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yes, overpriced! Especially when it takes into account how many and how well they work! I call it an expensive work in progress. Love it when it works! Feel bare without it. Just another thing to make billions of dollars at our expense though, you…"
Mar 23, 2012
Laura commented on Michelle Curtis's group 'Celiac and Diabetes'
"Wonderful! Thanks!"
Mar 15, 2012
Laura commented on Michelle Curtis's group 'Celiac and Diabetes'
"Another question - does anyone have weird glucose readings after eating cereal? I eat it in the morning at 0630am and my blood sugar spikes at 8am. I tried splitting up the insulin so some of it will work later (like a 30% and then 70% at 8am BUT in…"
Mar 15, 2012
Laura commented on Michelle Curtis's group 'Celiac and Diabetes'
"Hi Group - Thanks for all the great ideas. I'm wondering if there is anything at all to replace cream soups, as in cream of mushroom, etc. I used to be able to use it so much in casseroles, etc. I'm at a loss....."
Mar 15, 2012
Laura replied to Cara1028's discussion 'Crazy Numbers!!' in the group Dexcom Users
"Well, it's official (I think). The last 3 Dexcom's I've used will not work after the initial 7 days. Bad numbers, etc. We should have not talked about it online! Curses! My conspiracy theory is soaring. They've discovered how to…"
Mar 1, 2012

Profile Information

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?
Dexcom and Insulin pump news/help
Date diagnosed
January 16, 1964
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?

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At 2:48pm on December 26, 2011, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 7:44pm on December 20, 2011, Doris D said…

LOVE UR A1C!! I took Diabetes in 73 and ur lower than me. YOU ROCK!!!!

At 7:43pm on December 20, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

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At 6:31pm on December 20, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home Laura....
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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:03pm on December 20, 2011, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn 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 even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 12:49pm on December 20, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!




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