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Matthew Yarbrough
  • 35, Male
  • Roberta, Ga
  • United States
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Matthew Yarbrough replied to churi2k's discussion 'Insurances that cover pump'
"sometimes the supplies are covered under drug coverage."
Mar 22, 2014
Matthew Yarbrough replied to bac3996's discussion 'Humana Medicare'
"you can pump U500 how ever if you are needing 2 vials a month you might be changing even the largest reservoirs ever other day or more. Pump supplies do add up. Are you on any meds to lower your insulin resistance?"
Mar 20, 2014
Matthew Yarbrough replied to Playthebanjo's discussion 'Any type 1s taking INVOKANA?'
"I have but I developed insulin resistance. It works, you will pee like never before, and you need to stay hydrated which leads to more peeing but it has helped me to get control over the insulin resistance that I developed while working on my…"
Feb 17, 2014
Matthew Yarbrough replied to jen's discussion 'Sudden insulin resistance??'
"just fyi if you do get a celiac's test know that the typical T1 antibodies can cause a false negative on a celiac's test."
Feb 1, 2014
Matthew Yarbrough replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Diabetes Care in the Hospital: It Ain’t Pretty (Diabetes Mine blog post)'
Jan 16, 2014
Matthew Yarbrough replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Diabetes Care in the Hospital: It Ain’t Pretty (Diabetes Mine blog post)'
"Unfortunately it is not just hospitals. I went to see a new ENT a couple weeks ago about a Nasal Polyp. I gave a full history and after the doctor did his exam he told me he was going to prescribe massive (his word) steroids and antibiotics to…"
Jan 16, 2014
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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?
Date diagnosed
October 31, 2006
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.5 (grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
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Minimed 530g

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 7:51pm 3 Comments

I ordered my revel a bit ago and it was processed just before Medtronics announce that the 530g was approved for the US. So I guess I was at the head of the line for upgrades, mine came in today and I go in for training Thursday. It is not the pump so much as it is the new enlite sensors. I like my dexcom but it was next to impossible for me to get the sensors. I had a valid prescription, my insurance would pay but I kept running into companies that lied, tricked, and were unethical while…


3 pods in 20 minutes

Posted on April 26, 2011 at 9:55pm 3 Comments

That's right 3 pods 20 minutes, so feed up, i dug out my old mini med 722, some silhouettes and made a call to minimed since I forgot how to change the settings.

There are antibodies

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 7:59am 2 Comments

During my last Endo visit I asked for an antibody test just because I was curious and I wanted to know before my daughter was born (spent week in ICU , Fall of 2006, with DKA when I was dxed and there was never an antibody test run). Well this morning I go the results I have antibodies and I have left the T2 camp. I had always hoped that with enough exercise and weight loss that my diabetes would go into remission for a while maybe even years. Now I know that will not happen. I am worried for… Continue

If you change your spark plugs (in the mode of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie)

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 3:53pm 3 Comments

If you decide to change your spark plugs then you must go and buy the plugs and wires,

Once you buy the plugs and wires you will find you need to remove the intake manifold and throttle body assembly.

As you remover the intake manifold you will need to remove the vacuum hoses.

Once you remover the vacuum hoses you will find some are dry rotted or have been chewed by rodents.

So back to the parts store for new hoses and vacuum fittings…

Once… Continue

I am not Diabetic

Posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:56pm 2 Comments

I am not Diabetic

I refuse to let this disease define my life

I am Matthew

I am a Husband, a son, a brother a friend,

A soon to be father

Yes at certain discrete times diabetes invades my life

Checking my glucose,

changing infusion sets,

calibrating a sensor

Or treating a high or low.

My profession asks that I be

A Pastor,

A Priest,

A Chaplin,

As well as a CEO

I am a Jeep nut,

Greasy… Continue

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At 7:28am on November 4, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Matthew!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 5:59am on November 4, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Matthew. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 4:51am on November 4, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Matthew......
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 2:42pm on November 4, 2010, Linda G said…
Greetings Matthew....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 7:30am on January 10, 2010, Kristin said…
Hope that the doctor sends you your cash prize soon!! ;)

Your comment made me laugh -- I love your positive attitude!
At 10:16am on February 7, 2008, landileigh said…
welcome matthew! i too have a PT cruiser. a 2004 PT-GT. are you the member of any PT club? i hope you find a lot of info here, i know i sure have. i see you've already found the groups and the forum.

really good blog on Ash Wednesday!
At 6:19pm on January 29, 2008, Allie Beatty said…
Hey Matthrew -- very cool website! Also, I love your pic -- nice bug! ;) Welcome to TuDiabetes. Hopefully you'll find the community as helpful and welcoming as I did...and other continues to learn about us :) Welcome!!
At 7:17am on January 29, 2008, Jeffrey said…
Matthew, here is giving you a warm and friendly welcome to This is a very neat site/blog that we all use to help and support each other. I hope to see you and your participation often. If I can be of any assistance please feel free to ask. Again, welcome aboard!!
At 3:50pm on January 27, 2008, Manny Hernandez said…
Welcome to the TuDiabetes family, Matthew! Good to have you here.
At 8:23am on January 27, 2008, Jonah said…
Since you're young and controlling your diabetes with insulin fairly early into your diagnosis, what makes your doctors think that your diabetes is type 2?



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