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Lucky Dad
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Jan 17, 2013
Lucky Dad replied to Kevin's discussion 'Pump battery issues - safety issue?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Kevin: my pump, once it gets to the 2/3 battery life display, will usually fluctuate between full and 2/3 for several days. I have not experienced the rapid change from 2/3 life to "low battery" stage. Are you using the lithium ion…"
May 11, 2011
Lucky Dad replied to Sindhilicious's discussion 'Waterproof?' in the group Dexcom Users
"The transmitter (the part stuck to your body) is waterproof but the receiver (display device) is not. When I go to the beach, I usually put it in a waterproof camera case and wrap it up in a light colored towel so it doesn't get too warm in the…"
Mar 8, 2011
Lucky Dad replied to Nancy's discussion 'Looking for an Endo in Troy, MI' in the group US - Great Lakes Diabetes
"Try this doctor, I have been going to him for many years and have no complaints. He explains things very well and doesn't discount the knowledge you have as the one who lives with the disease 24/7. PM me for any other questions you…"
Mar 7, 2011
Lucky Dad replied to daniel billings's discussion 'cgm' in the group Dexcom Users
"While I am sure the Medtronic system has some advantages, the disadvantages (for me) of 1 finger stick every 12 hours required (and before a correction bolus can be given) and only the 3 and 24 hour trend data would keep me away. Dex is definitely…"
Feb 21, 2011
Lucky Dad replied to aa's discussion 'Crack next to battery' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"My guess is that you reallly cranked down on the battery cover which caused the crack.  It doesn't need to be as tight as you think; there are watertight seals that eliminate the need to overtighten.  I am speaking from experience!"
Dec 13, 2010
Lucky Dad replied to Nolan Kienitz's discussion 'Dex sensors on arms?' in the group Dexcom Users
"With the exception of my initial insertion with the Dexcom trainer, I have been wearing my sensor on my arms with no major issues. I sometimes notice a difference between left arm and righ arm readings (left is spot on, right not as close) but I…"
Aug 16, 2010
Lucky Dad replied to Brian Grant's discussion 'Low Profile Clip Falling Apart' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I have only once, the screw loosened and fell out. Usually where my problem is that it would get caught on something and the pump would come off the clip, rounding the "corners" of the piece that slides into the back of the pump. I was…"
Aug 4, 2010
Lucky Dad replied to mommy M's discussion 'What type of dressing is best to keep insertion sets from coming out at the pool??' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I have not used the infusion set you have (I use the comfort 30) and rarely have a problem with the set coming off due to swimming. The times I have noticed the tape beginning to loosen, I just use a small piece of Flexifix. I use that all the time…"
Jul 30, 2010
Lucky Dad replied to Rickatie1122's discussion 'Uncomfortable stares?????' in the group Dexcom Users
"Being a father of 3 year old identical twin girls, I get more stares and questions about them; the questions are more unusual about them than my pump or dex! After spending several days at the beaches in Western Michigan, I think the only stares I…"
Jul 30, 2010
Lucky Dad commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Animas Insulin Pump Users'
"Laura Perhaps you are looking at the injector assembly rather than the needle? The needle remains enclosed through out the entire process (makes for easier disposal also) but I would imagine it being similar in size to 29 - gauge needle. I am just…"
Jul 23, 2010
Lucky Dad replied to carb101's discussion 'Meter Screen Gone Bad - Second Time - Many Bad Words Said' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I am on my 3rd ping meter because of that same issue. During the week I wear the meter on my belt (with a cheap cell phone holster) and pump on my leg. When I can get out of my suit, if I am using the Ping meter, I keep it in a pocket. Apparently…"
Jun 17, 2010
Lucky Dad replied to Seth's discussion 'What am I missing/Am I an idiot?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Rickst29: Since both the data download cable and AC adapter connect to the dex at the same point, I think what Kevin meant was to remind Seth that unlike many of our electronic devices (Blackberry, iPod, etc) the Dex doesn't charge when…"
Jun 17, 2010
Lucky Dad replied to Cheri's discussion 'I HATE One Touch Strips' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I am with you there! I actually called them a few weeks ago and complained. I told them that I could understand why they might go from 25 strips per vial to 50 in the same size vial (less waste, less material cost, increased revenue, etc), but how…"
Jun 17, 2010
Lucky Dad replied to HFXNS's discussion 'ezManager Max: can't establish an IR connection' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Sorry, I guess I didn't think to ask what platform you were using. Not sure what you attempting to connect for, but have you tried doing something else? For example, if you keep getting the error message when trying to configure settings, try…"
Jun 14, 2010
Lucky Dad replied to HFXNS's discussion 'ezManager Max: can't establish an IR connection' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Do you know what Com port you are plugging into? If so, choose that from the list rather than "search all". Try shutting down EZM, relaunching, then plugging in your IR. Then choose the com from the drop down and select connect. That…"
Jun 14, 2010

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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?
Date diagnosed
April 5, 1978
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

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At 12:44am on April 16, 2010, Martina Milligan said…
Welcome aboard if you need anything at all please let me know
At 4:44pm on April 15, 2010, Doris D said…
HA! I have a seacret as to how I remember mine............................... I had my oldest daughter on the 10th of August in 88. My mom looked at her and said, "You had her on the sameday as your diagnoses 15 years later!". HA! Well that's how I remember mine anyway!
At 9:40am on April 15, 2010, Robyn said…
Hello Lucky Dad, and Welcome to TuD!
At 10:50pm on April 14, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY LUCKY DAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only are you diagnosed on my b-day but you got your diagnosed 5 years after me!! The 70's what sweet times for us huh??
At 5:28pm on April 14, 2010, Kathy said…
Hiya. You're a veteran too - I was dx'd in '74.
Please come over and join the Great Lakes Group. Just a way to connect members geographically. I live in Minneapolis.
Welcome to Tu Diabetes. Nice to have you with us.
At 2:21pm on April 14, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Lucky Dad!
At 12:22pm on April 14, 2010, Osob said…

At 12:10pm on April 14, 2010, Marie B said…
hello Dad, welcome! here are some tips and FAQs:

let me know if you have any questions!



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