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Thas commented on Lloyd's group 'The 5 Club'
"Good job, Dale. My Android A1c's been great for the last two years, though I have to stay on insulin, which has caused me to gain weight, despite what I thought was a good diet and plenty of exercise. Been making a little progress since this…"
Apr 8
dale austin spriggs jr. commented on Lloyd's group 'The 5 Club'
"hi..been type 2 since 2000, maintained mid 5 a1cs for years...fell off the wagon at christmas,one year.liked the food.. and ate everything for about two years really, hid from the doctor...gained about 150 lbs..lost control completely,,.in the last…"
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The 5 Club

For people with an HbA1c less than 6
Apr 7
Lloyd commented on Lloyd's blog post 'Kinda Snakebitten'
"Meee, they sent a replacement that works fine. It just gets old having to do that. -Lloyd"
Apr 6
meee commented on Lloyd's blog post 'Kinda Snakebitten'
"Wow, that is terrible Lloyd, I hope you get this worked out and get a pump that works properly."
Apr 6
Emily Coles commented on Lloyd's blog post 'Kinda Snakebitten'
"Very frustrating!  Sorry Lloyd :("
Apr 1
Lloyd commented on Lloyd's blog post 'Kinda Snakebitten'
"Yoga, I have 33 months left on my warranty, and I start on medicare in July. I won't be able to change pump brands until the warranty is up. I miss my Cozmo! -Lloyd"
Mar 31
YogaO commented on Lloyd's blog post 'Kinda Snakebitten'
"Sorry to hear that you have had these problems, Lloyd. If you haven't done this already, you might want to report these failures to the FDA at the Medical Device Reporting site You might also want to ask the MiniMed folks to engage in a deeper…"
Mar 31

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Share what I have learned
Date diagnosed
January 1, 1994
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.9 1/27/15
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
MM 723
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Kinda Snakebitten

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 4:00pm 5 Comments

My MM723 had a pump failure last night. I went to bed with a glucose of 123 (corrected to 81) and woke up with a glucose of 197. I corrected and got it down to 166, then it just kept going up to a peak of 231. No basal delivery it seems. By then I had switched to my backup pump. This is my second failure of my 723 this month, and the third replacement in 15 months.

Maybe I am just unlucky?


Eight Years of Pumping

Posted on March 7, 2015 at 11:20am 7 Comments

My fasting glucose was 200 to 250 before I started pumping, now it is usually in the 95 to 110 range. I have dawn phenomenon, at it's peak in the middle of the night I have my pump deliver about 4 times as much insulin as during the afternoon. That controls my glucose very nicely.
Pumping is not for everyone, you need to be willing to learn to count carbohydrates in order to put it to good use.

It's a lot of work, but the results can be amazing.


Short and Sweet

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 12:51pm 7 Comments

New A1c today, 5.9. Under 6 for eight years.
T2 for 21 years, no complications.


My Medicare Nightmare

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 10:43am 51 Comments

I go on medicare next July. Despite the fact that I will have been pumping for more than 8 years, as things now stand I won't be able to pump on medicare. If you are type 2, then you must have a c-peptide no more than 110% of the minimum that the lab you use considers normal.

For me, that number is 0.88 There has to be a matching glucose measurement of 225 mg/dL or less taken the same day.

My c-peptide came back 2.7. A retest a week later came back 2.0

On 4/20/09 the…


A very nice surprise

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 8:30am 3 Comments

My A1c's have been good for a long time, but this year they have been going in the wrong direction. 5.4, then 5.6, then 5.8. I've been preparing myself for news that my test results are no longer in the non-diabetic range (4.7 tp 5.8 at the lab I use).
I went in this morning and got the results a half hour later.......
If you hear a noise when you open your front door, that may be me shouting it from the rooftops. That's 33 in a row under 6.

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At 1:00pm on February 1, 2015, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…
Lloyd yes they are. This Is the IMBD page for the 2015 release..rick
At 1:19pm on January 28, 2015, shoshana27 said…

lloyd, you deserve a medal

At 11:59am on December 24, 2014, GregR said…

Appreciate the welcome!

At 7:58pm on December 21, 2014, Dobielvr said…
Thanks for the welcome Lloyd!
At 7:34pm on November 24, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Lloyd, I thought i would check in and see how things are going? I have missed running into you the last couple of days..............rick

At 6:35pm on November 24, 2014, shoshana27 said…

lloyd i am so sorry some of us upset you but WE ALL MISS YOU so PLEASE COME BACK

At 12:07pm on November 10, 2014, xtessa1x said…

Thank you for the welcome

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At 7:02pm on November 1, 2014, blue_unicorn said…
Thank you very much ^^
At 4:15am on October 18, 2014, jyoti said…

Hi, thanks for welcome, i am taking insulin injections wosulin 30/70 before breakfast 25 units and before dinner 11 units is this right or my diabetes level is not under controlled.


At 11:07am on October 17, 2014, Koori said…

Thanks for the warm welcome! Looking forward to all the information being shared by people alike.

At 2:35pm on October 7, 2014, Kathy said…

Your pics turned out okay. I just wish the light had been better.

At 6:29am on October 7, 2014, Glen said…

Thanks! I'm looking forward to looking around!

At 2:36pm on October 6, 2014, Kathy said…

Ok, Lloyd, this was the only pic that even resembles you two....

At 7:33pm on September 23, 2014, John11 said…
Thanks for the welcome.
At 7:40am on September 12, 2014, sueinky said…

Thank you for the welcome.

At 4:03am on September 2, 2014, Madrileño said…

Hi Lloyd - many thanks for that. Glad to be here and contribute as well as receiving.

At 5:14pm on August 28, 2014, jnick303 said…

Thank you for the welcome. Also I had my index and ring fingers done for the same reason. They are much better but not 100%. Feel better.

At 9:25am on August 26, 2014, Jocool said…

Thank you for the welcome.

At 9:46am on August 20, 2014, clau said…

Thank you Lloyd for your acceptance and welcome.




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