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Diabetes Alert Dog

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Mar 22. 6 Replies

Cure for diabetes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChristaT1 Mar 23, 2013. 6 Replies

Not doin so hot

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maddy Oct 24, 2011. 14 Replies

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You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. - Christopher Robin


Type One diabetes & a MiniMed 530g w/ CGM

Momma, Wife Diabetes fighter.

College. Pharmacy Tech. Eugene, OR.
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My Fiance, and my Son are my Everything, I work on my diabetes to live for THEM.

I love to talk... no seriously i LOVE to talk. Feel free to speak up!

Latest Activity

Terry replied to Maddy's discussion 'Diabetes Alert Dog'
"I took my dog to work for 10 months before I retired. I worked out well although I did have to remind some of my coworkers that they could not treat him like the shop-dog. I didn't want my dog distracted with a daily greeting habit with a whole…"
Mar 22
Elyssia replied to Maddy's discussion 'Diabetes Alert Dog'
"Does anyone who has an alert dog take their dog with them to work?! I've always wondered how this would pan out in an office setting? I know both my co workers and I would get heavily distracted by his cuteness. Lol"
Mar 22
Terry replied to Maddy's discussion 'Diabetes Alert Dog'
"Here's another diabetes alert dog training non-profit: Unfortunately, due to higher demand than supply, they restrict their placements to west coast US states. This website has the full details of one…"
Mar 22
Jimbo replied to Maddy's discussion 'Diabetes Alert Dog'
"Hi Maddy, Also check out this website:"
Mar 22
Kathy replied to Maddy's discussion 'Diabetes Alert Dog'
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Mar 20
Maddy posted a status
"Time to take back my life and not let diabetes take over me! Finally have the motivation to be better. it only took seven or so years.."
Feb 27
Kate's Mom replied to Maddy's discussion 'New MiniMed insulin pumps?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Medtronic will have a Pathways plan for Medtronic pumps underwarranty to switch to the new pump when it becomes available. It will be out of pocket but much less than the cost of a new pump."
Apr 23, 2013
Pumper1994 replied to Maddy's discussion 'New MiniMed insulin pumps?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Mainly it is an upgrade of software mainly to support "predictive alerts" with their CGM at least that is why I took the plunge. If you do not have the CGM personally I find no reason to upgrade. BEWARE: One major change is the priming…"
Apr 23, 2013

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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 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
By learning more, and helping others get through it.
Date diagnosed
November 7, 2008
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic MiniMed 722
Tell us more about you (optional)
My name is Madison, and I live in a small town in California. I have an amazing Fiance, and one adorable son. I love to talk and to give advice. I've had Type One Diabetes for almost five years now, and I am on an Insulin Pump.

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At 11:25pm on January 28, 2013, Kristin said…

Hi Maddy!!! Congratulations on your baby!!! and on your studies!!! and on your awesome A1c!

Pregnancy was quite an adventure... you will probably start hitting worse insulin resistance soon. I had things really change from weeks 19 to 24 and had to increase my insulin every week or even more often. Then things settled down.

We are doing well! My son is 1.5 years old and started daycare in August. He loves it!!! I am teaching and still trying to finish my PhD.

I'll be thinking of you! Keep me posted when you have time and let me know if any pregnancy questions come up :-)

At 11:56am on May 21, 2011, Doris D said…
At 9:10am on May 21, 2011, Robyn said…
Happy Birthday!
At 4:39am on May 21, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Maddy. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 3:31pm on April 16, 2011, Julia said…
Yeah, I guess I have been doing the 'normal' stuff too: checking sugar, counting carbs, taking shots(: lol! Your break just started?!?! I am getting started with end of the year state testing. Ugh! Hope you have an awesome spring break Maddy!
At 3:44pm on April 7, 2011, Julia said…
Hey Maddy! Whats up! How was your spring break?
At 3:47pm on March 24, 2011, Kayla said…
Yeah i have no idea why my sugars are high. They have come down since the nurse added a bolus to my pump but they still spike every now and again. I'm trying really hard. That nurse scared me. She was really intimidating. So now i'm afraid to eat anything and i CONSTANTLY worry about what my blood sugar is. Even if i carb count correctly and take the right amount of insulin i still get freaked out thinking i didn't do enough. My blood sugar was high today for no apparent reason so i keep thinking about that nurse taking my pump.

Yeah i have a facebook. The link is on my page. :)
At 7:06pm on March 20, 2011, Kayla said…
Well then you're in the same boat! It's great that you have a good goal to work for :) My goal is to have my A1C down to 5 because i have been feeling so awful and scared about my high numbers.
I feel so awful. I Have been doing really well these past few days in terms of taking care of myself. I Have been checking my sugar 3 times a day. I haven't snacked in-between meals. I count all my carbs. And i exercise. But guess what? My blood sugar is STILL bad!
I don't understand! So i got really frustrated that my sugar was 300 this morning that i over-bolused on purpose and it took my sugar down to 100 and then 80. I feel really guilty now because my Endo will look at my meter and pump and that just gives her another thing to get mad at me about. I'ts just been so stressful for a long wile. But i think i have a explanation. I know we can do it! If we work hard and support each-other we can bring our numbers down!
I will keep you updated as long as you keep me updated!
At 10:50am on March 17, 2011, Kayla said…
I've been doing well i suppose. I get my A1C on Tuesday and i'm really freaking out. My blood sugar hasn't been very good for a few months now. I'm really scared that its going to be like 13! My bg has been running in the 200's for weeks. I've been really bad at taking care of myself. I find it hard to get 3 test's in a day. And i haven't been counting carbs. I feel like i should get my pump taken away and be put in a hospital. It's awful.
At 3:59pm on February 28, 2011, Kayla said…
Hey stranger :) How have you been?

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Update :DD

Posted on November 19, 2009 at 6:29pm 1 Comment

So im sure we all know i havn't been here in FOREVER!!

jus sumtin to say I MISS YOU ALL SOOO MUCH!

so much has been goin on latley. boys have come and gone ( some of which i wish didn't)

and so have friends.

ive had one hella year so far in school. :/ as of right now im trying to bring my grades back up.

my diabetes is going okay. i get a pump very very soon :) which brightens the upcoming weeks.

my blood sugar lately has been really .... a… Continue

sickness xP

Posted on March 21, 2009 at 8:39pm 1 Comment

well idk. lets see. where to begin?....uhm okay on sunday i started to feel sick. like my head was killing me and everytime i even smelled food i felt like being sick. this totally sucked. plus i was running a fever of 100+ so that was hard to. okay so it went on like this untill finally tuesday my moma took me to the doctor. it turned out that i had the Influenza B. i had been having horrible keytones and my bg was ALL OVER THE PLACE. it was horrible. so the doctor gave me meds and told me to… Continue

idk lol

Posted on February 16, 2009 at 5:17pm 1 Comment

okay so life is a bit stressful right now and my mom and i think its messing up my BG. its just stressing me out more and i don't know what to do anymore. i get to go to my endo on the 26th and my mom and i are going to talk to the dr bout getting a pump

hopefully the omni pod. im so sick of taking insulin from the pen. not that i don't mind its just the fact that i have to take it out and draw more attention to myself with it xP

my mom ordered the trial thingy for the… Continue

Her Sister Here!

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 8:46pm 0 Comments

Hey! It's Olivia, Just leaving a message for my girlie! I seriously miss you! And you were so hacked! haha jk. ok well be careful. make sure ur up on checkin ur blood nd not eatin the wrong things :3
Love ya! Miss ya! Have a good Vday ;D

-a little bit more detail about meeeee!!!!!!!!! lol-

Posted on January 9, 2009 at 11:30am 3 Comments

hey everyone!! i thought i would share a bit about myself just because im bored lol =]

Well My nickname name is Maddy (obviously lol)

I live in a small and quiet town called Lemoore. (most of you might have met my mom she has an account also) ive never lived out of state although my family travels alot. every other summer we go to tennessee, oklahoma, arkansas, virginia, and this year dallas texas lol i know alot of places right??! i told you my family travels alot lol




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