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Frustrated with Pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by MKSSS Sep 15, 2013. 16 Replies

Hi all! I've been LADA for at least 1.5 years diagnosed but 4 years undiagnosed (went through gestational D and T2 before my pancreas finally decided to quit producing insulin all together and…Continue

Mud 5k

Started this discussion. Last reply by MKSSS May 21, 2013. 7 Replies

So I'm really excited. I signed up for my first 5k EVER! It's a "Go Dirty Girl" mud race/obstacle course. I have a few months to prepare, but I've been hitting the gym 4x a week since last summer…Continue

Happy Birthday to my LADA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Sep 28, 2012. 1 Reply

My youngest daughter (pictured as a newborn in my profile pic) just turned three this week and it's also sort of a milestone for me as well. I (who had no diabetes in my family ANYWHERE) was…Continue

Going to a pump while honeymooning?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Type2Tommy Jun 14, 2012. 18 Replies

Hello fellow LADAers. I was finally diagnosed with LADA a few months ago. It took my husband taking me to the hospital and pushing for an Endo. to see me after my Internal Med. doc RX'ed massive…Continue

 

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john replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Duh! I see that I stated I was using a 523, should have been "723". Sorry"
Feb 9
irrational John replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Yep. Here is a link to a rough approximation of the mental image I always have of Dexcom users: Shiny, happy people one & all. ;-) -iJohn"
Feb 8
MKSSS replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Thank you for that information!"
Feb 8
irrational John replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"It's not so much that I prefer Medtronic as that is what I was given. I get my treatment from the VA. They pay for it so I use what they decide to give me. I've been doing it this way for so long that I'm not quite sure what I would…"
Feb 8
mary replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"To view data, I plug my CGM receiver into my Inspiron laptop computer using the same cord I use to charge it. (Batteries on both the receiver and transmitter actually last longer than 6 months; with both it's more of a warranty issue and if…"
Feb 8
MKSSS replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"You are a wealth of information! Thank you for taking the time to reply. Do you think you'll switch to Dexcom? What do you like about your MM cgm? Everyone seems so much happier with Dexcom. I need to call and talk to my CDE for sure. I know I…"
Feb 8
irrational John replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Yes, I'm sure you can do it that way. But you know that so long as you are sensible about it, you can also use the CGM to tweak your pump settings yourself. That's how a lot of use it. Has someone already point you towards John…"
Feb 8
MKSSS replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"So Dexcom is entirely separate from your pump? I know that my 523 can link with a pump, but I'm assuming that only with the MM CGM? How do you get the data from your Dexcom? From the the extra device? And then your Endo. reads that and adjusts…"
Feb 7
mary replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Dexcom's customer service has been great. I've been wearing the G4 going on 3 years now. However, I rarely have needed them to troubleshoot problems, because I have had very few problems. I did call to ask why I wasn't getting the…"
Feb 6
irrational John replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Some links on a whim. They may not be worth your time. I'm just in a "What the heck" sort of posting mood. First, a link to a blog entry which relates an Enlite insertion horror story. My Experience With Medtronic's Enlite…"
Feb 6
irrational John replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Your CDE sounds like a real find! Too often one reads about a practice which appears to be "locked in" to a particular manufacturer's pump/device. (Often this is Medtronic simply since the company has such a large presence in…"
Feb 6
MKSSS replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"sorry, "they" being my CDE. MY CDE runs a support group for pump users 4x a year. I haven't been since we recently moved the area but she invited me to the next one in April which will be a showcase for all the pump reps to talk about…"
Feb 6
irrational John replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I'm glad you had a chance to try out the Enlite. While you can learn a lot from other people's comments, some things I think you can only truly gauge from experience. I hope you got a chance to wear it long enough to experience the…"
Feb 6
MKSSS replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I wore the old sensor 2 1/2 years ago for three days to see if I "qualified" for use of a pump, and it was on and off a little painful. I recently wore the new sensor and the pain wasn't bad at all. Of course they inserted it for me.…"
Feb 6
john replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I've used the 523 (as a CGM only) I spend about 6 months a year in remote places and out in the Pacific Ocean (I'm a sailboat skipper). The medtronic is not as "hi Tech" as the Dexcom, but it uses easily available AAA batteries…"
Feb 5
irrational John replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Thinking of adding sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I or others could also try to provide links to articles or other (possibly) educational material if I had a better idea what more specific questions you might have. Feel free to ask. In the meantime you might want to look at the Dexcom website or…"
Feb 5

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
July 17, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.6

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At 12:45pm on March 17, 2013, Mari said…

concerning your post on minimed:
just give your body some time to get used to its new BG. I find that with lower blood sugars, I feel less hungry...
good luck!

At 6:42am on February 29, 2012, Scott E said…

Hi MKSSS. I love your profile picture.... what a precious baby!

At 10:41am on February 20, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes MKSSS!

At 4:43pm on February 17, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes!

At 3:24pm on February 16, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home MKSSS...
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Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
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At 7:57am on February 16, 2012, Doris D said…

Im a Type 1 too but here we have many Type 2's too. WE try to understand all types of diabetes here. I've been a Type 1 for 38 years now and my daughter is a TYpe 1 for 12 years now. I took TYpe 1 at 10 and she took TYpe 1 at 11. She's now 23 and has 3 kids of her own.

At 2:31pm on February 15, 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!!!

At 2:10pm on February 15, 2012, 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 1:47pm on February 15, 2012, Marie B said…

hello and welcome to the community!

At 11:44am on February 15, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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