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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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!"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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!
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.
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