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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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MKSSS replied to Debbie P's discussion 'I have had my Minimed Paradigm 722 for 8 years. How long will it last I ask?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I had mine for 1 year and a few months before I got a "button error" and quit on me. Medtronic was great about replacing it though. My new "refurbished" pump came the next day."
Dec 23, 2014
MKSSS commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"Back of my arms works great! Was recommended to me by my Endo."
Dec 6, 2014
Hope replied to MKSSS's discussion '530G Enlite pump' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have the elite and the 523 pump, I did not upgrade as I did not want the extra expense and did not feel I needed to. The elite is great and a huge upgrade from the old CGM, sod sensor."
Oct 16, 2014
Suhen replied to MKSSS's discussion '530G Enlite pump' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"It is my understanding, MKSSS, that the pump is the same as the old one, the 523, but that it reacts to lows and shuts off the insulin, helping to stop the downward trend. I am on Medicare, so I don't get to even think about the CGM -aspect of…"
Oct 16, 2014
profrennie replied to MKSSS's discussion '530G Enlite pump' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Personally went from the 723 to the 530G. With the exception of the threshold suspend feature, the pumps are identical except for small changes in the color scheme. I suspect its exactly the same pump with different firmware. The enlite CGM sensor…"
Oct 16, 2014
MKSSS joined Abe's group

Diabetes And Beer

Does your diabetes rule you? are you still able to fit in the odd amber ale? have you given up drinking becuase of diabetes? have you got any intersting stories of hypos and hypers due to drinking? Beer has been the hardst bad habit i have to kick!See More
Oct 16, 2014
MKSSS liked Abe's group Diabetes And Beer
Oct 16, 2014
MKSSS added a discussion to the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

530G Enlite pump

I'm trying to research pump options. I currently have the 523 paradigm. I've had it for little over a year with 3 years left under my current insurance coverage before I can upgrade or get a new one. I've been satisfied with it. Right now my insurance covers CGM only for short periods of time through a "loaner" (with no out of my-pocket expense). I can't have one full time without paying for it. I had an appointment today with my provider who is going to put me in touch with my medtronic rep to…See More
Oct 16, 2014
MKSSS commented on Sara's group 'Athletic Diabetics'
"I have the medtronic 523 and I'm happy with it. I don't have CGM because my insurance doesn't cover it, but I like having it for working out. I can turn my basal insulin down while I work out or just remove the pump all together. Some…"
Oct 13, 2014
MKSSS replied to anna's discussion 'Discrimination by endocrinologists?' in the group LADA Diabetics
"We move around a lot (we are a military family) and I can attest to the frustration of trying to TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!!!!! Its mind boggling how hard it is to find a good Endo. Heck, I had a hard enough time just trying to get ahold of my local…"
Sep 16, 2014
MKSSS replied to Timbeak48's discussion '530g Clip Screw' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Yes! In the clear pump clip that I actually purchased! Well, although I think it was a pin that came out not the screw- but because the pin came out the whole clip part came apart. I thought about writing the company, but I guess I never got around…"
Aug 14, 2014
MKSSS replied to David A. Rambo's discussion 'Anyone else trying to stay off insulin and eliminate gluten?' in the group LADA Diabetics
"Yes I agree! I spent almost two years misdiagnosed as T2 as a slim 29 y/o. Not only is the education process different for those with T2 (loose weight, watch what you eat, exercise regularly to lower your bs, etc.), but my thought processes were…"
Aug 7, 2014
MKSSS commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'Ten (10) things I have learned about being diabetic in the past 40 years!!'
"Thank you SO MUCH for the opportunity to laugh! It's not too often diabetes = funny. You made my day. My husband might have an issue if I wake up naked with 15 firemen around, haha."
Aug 3, 2014
MKSSS replied to MKSSS's discussion 'CRAZY experience' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I did get Think Like a Pancreas at the beginning of my dx and it was (IS) very helpful. When I realized that I need to be the one to control my basal settings I was able to go back to the book and had an "aha!" moment- so THAT's what…"
Jul 19, 2014
MKSSS replied to MKSSS's discussion 'CRAZY experience' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Yes! But the doctor was from a different culture so maybe he didn't really see any big deal operating out of the house?! It was really just bizarre. Thanks for letting me vent."
Jul 19, 2014
Mari replied to MKSSS's discussion 'CRAZY experience' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
""Think like a pancreas" changed my life!"
Jul 18, 2014

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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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...
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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
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Take care....and keep in touch!

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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