Melanie Hofmann
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  • Berkeley, CA
  • United States
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Melanie Hofmann replied to CDN's discussion 'Aquapac case for Pump' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"This works for the smaller new pumps by minimed. They do not endorse it however. Wish that they would just make the pump waterproof in the first place. Their recommendation is to take it off when you swim. Makes it hard to enjoy snorkeling at…"
Jul 23, 2012
Melanie Hofmann replied to CDN's discussion 'Aquapac case for Pump' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Sportsguard case"
Jul 23, 2012
Melanie Hofmann replied to CDN's discussion 'Aquapac case for Pump' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I still use my sports guard case that I got back when I got my first Minimed pump. They no longer sell it, but it can still be purchased from other sources online. I just came back from vacation in Key West where I used it to go swimming and…"
Jul 21, 2012
Melanie Hofmann replied to WWGirl's discussion 'Doctors and Endocrinologists' in the group SF Bay Area Team
"Dr. Shurter has left her practice in Oakland. Have you found another doctor you like? I was assigned to Dr. Waring, but am interested in other choices. Thanks!"
Mar 5, 2012
Melanie Hofmann replied to Katie's discussion 'Any Suggestions for New Entire D-team In Bay Area?' in the group SF Bay Area Team
"I like Dr. Allen Verne for my eyes - he has multiple locations around the Bay Area. Gyn: Katarina Lanner-Cusin, M.D. Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation 2915 Telegraph Ave., #200 Berkeley, California 94705 Phone: (510) 204-8190 I have a new endo, not…"
Mar 5, 2012
Melanie Hofmann commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"When you fill the reservoir, make sure to move the plunger back and forth several times and twist it around in the process to loosen it up a bit prior to filling it. This may do the trick."
Nov 2, 2011
Melanie Hofmann commented on Brea's group 'Diabetics with Depression'
"I have been using the Fisher Wallace Stimulator for about a week. I have noticed a difference starting today in terms of lifting my depression. It is the most inexpensive non-medication method for treating depression that I know of. It is hard to…"
Nov 1, 2011
rosieb left a comment for Melanie Hofmann
"Hey Melanie Graston does work. I had surgery on my left hand for trigger thumb and then had the right released by a chiro. It takes a doctor that specializes in hands/feet but I'm proof that it does, in fact, work. Good luck in your treatment!…"
Aug 30, 2011
Melanie Hofmann left a comment for rosieb
"Thanks for the info about your treatment for carpal tunnel. I don't have that, but I have trigger fingers and Dupuytren's contracture. I have had some Graston. Maybe time to try it again. Thanks again!Zazzle"
Aug 30, 2011
rosieb left a comment for Melanie Hofmann
"Hey Melanie! I'm sorry it took so long for me to reply. I have not been on here for a while, I'm afraid. I am back at my chiro's receiving carpal tunnel treatments. Currently, he feels for any snapping in my wrists and then corrects.…"
Aug 30, 2011
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Aug 30, 2011
Melanie Hofmann replied to Amanda's discussion 'Exercise/group workout meet-ups?' in the group SF Bay Area Team
"There are fitness classes at the new Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley through BORP. Open to people of all abilities (a center for people with disabilities)."
Aug 26, 2011
Manny Hernandez liked Melanie Hofmann's profile
Aug 16, 2011
Melanie Hofmann replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'Trigger Finger? Yikes!'
"Can you tell me what technique your chiro used and who you went to? I have been dealing with trigger fingers on both hands. I had surgery finally on 2 fingers and my thumb on my left hand. Even with hand therapy, I still have a lot of stiffness and…"
Aug 14, 2011
Melanie Hofmann commented on Brea's group 'Diabetics with Depression'
"I completed my 15th treatment with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Friday. I have 15 treatments to go (5 days a week for 6 weeks total). It is amazing how much better I feel already. I am so glad that it is working for me since it does not work…"
Aug 14, 2011
Melanie Hofmann commented on Brea's group 'Diabetics with Depression'
"I am very hopeful about the TMS treatment. It is easy to find info about it online. My doctor is in Berkeley. Only psychiatrists are allowed to do this treatment. It is only approved for major depression, but is being studied for brain injury,…"
Jul 27, 2011

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Date diagnosed
June 1, 1975
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.3
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Paradigm
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http://www.zazzle.com/melaniemle

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At 7:08pm on August 30, 2011, rosieb said…
Hey Melanie
Graston does work. I had surgery on my left hand for trigger thumb and then had the right released by a chiro. It takes a doctor that specializes in hands/feet but I'm proof that it does, in fact, work. Good luck in your treatment! It is frustrating when you have trouble getting results.
Rose
At 5:54pm on August 30, 2011, rosieb said…
Hey Melanie!

I'm sorry it took so long for me to reply. I have not been on here for a while, I'm afraid. I am back at my chiro's receiving carpal tunnel treatments. Currently, he feels for any snapping in my wrists and then corrects. Then, he does a procedure called Graston (??) technique. It is not the most comfortable but is better than surgery. I have had it done twice and have noticeable improvement. He says 2-4 more treatments (both wrists) and I will be back to normal. If you can go without surgery, do so! It does work. The last time I had carpal tunnel was 6-8 yrs ago. I wish you the best! I live in Maine and since you're on the other coast you most likely won't be seeing my doc. If you come to my beautiful state, though, I will put in a good word for you.

Sincerely,
Rose
At 5:23am on December 11, 2010, Marie B said…

this Group could use a wake-up

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/leanonme

At 1:21pm on December 10, 2010, Marie B said…

there's some discussions about ptsd in this group

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/diabeticswithdepression

At 11:24am on December 10, 2010, Marie B said…
At 11:24am on December 10, 2010, Marie B said…

Here is the Bay Area Group

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/sfbayareateam

 

If you look on the comment area, there is a comment from Emily and also The Bay Area Diabetes Ambassadors.  We also have a larger Northern Cal Group.

At 4:04pm on December 9, 2010, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups on the site. It is a great way to get to know the community.
At 12:08pm on December 9, 2010, Marie B said…
hi melanie, from time to time, we have art contests and other art-making projects, look on the top banner, and click on "Our Programs". Our Founder's wife, Andreina Davila (see her on every page lower right) is a professional artist too, AND they live in the East bay too. I'd also like to invite you to join one of our Groups for artists

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/diabeticartists
At 9:55am on December 9, 2010, 870allamerican said…
Welcome to our fantastic group. There are sooo many people here to answer questions.
At 9:37am on December 9, 2010, Doris D said…
Thank you for the FR. Hey we have 2 things in common. 1st of course the diabetes 2nd? I was diagnosed in the 70's too! I was diagnosed in 73!
 
 
 

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