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Melissa M. replied to duckatect's discussion 'Adhesive allergy' in the group Dexcom Users
"Has anyone got a bumpy rash near the adhesive but not directly under it? I have been using the DEX for over a year and never had a problem. Then this last week i felt a little itchy under the adhesive but nothing crazy. I then noticed that I now…"
yesterday
Melissa M. replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Hard lump at infusion site' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Yes that's a good point about changing the site but the rest can remain longer. What sites do you use? I've gotten completely hooked on using my legs but I feel like perhaps I should give them a bit of a break."
Apr 8
artwoman replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Hard lump at infusion site' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I change my infusion sets (the site part) every three days. But the reservoir and tubing not as often - like you I don't use a lot of insulin most days. It isn't necessary to change both the reservoir and the site part at the same time.…"
Apr 8
E-J Ohler replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Hard lump at infusion site' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"it is a form of scarring. Do what is recommended and use for 3 days only. Dab a little Mycitracin or Neosporin on it right after you pull the I-set out."
Apr 8
JenJen777 replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Hard lump at infusion site' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Let it go down on its own, avoid that area for a while. Watch it for infection, it could need antibiotics. I've had a few get infected when left too long, after pulling them out I gave them a squeeze n it wasn't pretty. I don't…"
Apr 8
Melissa M. added a discussion to the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
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Hard lump at infusion site

Anyone else experience a lump after using a site for too long? I usually try to change my site every 4 days max but I don't take a tremendous amount of insulin so it usually takes longer then 4 days for me to run out of insulin and I think I accidentally left it on too long and now I have what feels like a hard lump under the skin. Is there a way to relieve this?
Apr 8
Melissa M. replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'OUCH!!!! Very painful insertion just now' in the group Dexcom Users
"I usually only keep my sensor in for the week and I pretty much only use my abdomen. I'm sure you already do this but I try to pinch up the skin while doing the insertion and I try to do it very fast. Also, right after I insert I gently massage…"
Apr 8
etta amy replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'How do you bolus for oatmeal?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I agree with Terry about the combo bolus working best for protein/fat. I am in the habit of having a bowl of pistachios at bedtime. The combo is perfect for slow metabolizing foods like nuts."
Nov 23, 2013
Terry replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'How do you bolus for oatmeal?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I ate oatmeal for breakfast for many years, with mixed BG results. Eventually my body didn't like carbs in the morning. My I:C is 1:4 in the morning and 1:6 the rest of the day. If I eat over 18 or 20 carbs my postprandial BGs will exceed 140.…"
Nov 22, 2013
type1kanu replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'How do you bolus for oatmeal?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I agree with the folks that talked about th the advanced bolus. Keep in mind that most fast acting insulin peak action is between 30 and 90 minutes. So if you are getting spike right after then experiment to see how early before you eat that you…"
Nov 21, 2013
Siri replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'How do you bolus for oatmeal?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I have oatmeal for breakfast every morning. On my package it says 60 gr carbs (net carbs) pr 100 gram, I go for 30 gram oatmeal (=18 gr carbs) and cook them with water for 5-10 minutes, I then add 100 gr blueberries (=7 gr carbs) and add some…"
Nov 21, 2013
Phil Lindner replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'How do you bolus for oatmeal?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"The typical oatmeal (rolled oats) does have a tendency to spike BG because it has been preprocessed. My doctor recommended what's known as Irish oatmeal (also known as groats or steel cut oatmeal). Because it is not processed like rolled oats…"
Nov 21, 2013
BagLady replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'How do you bolus for oatmeal?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Oatmeal was tricky for me as well! Glad I'm not the only one. The trick that works for me without combo bolusing? I add about 1 T of peanut butter to my hot oat mixture (1/2 c regular oats, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1 T ground flax seed - nuke in…"
Nov 21, 2013
etta amy replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'How do you bolus for oatmeal?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"It definitely takes some experimentation. First question is, are you bolusing 20 minutes before you eat, allowing the insulin to kick in? If you are, you can try starting out with a 70:30 bolus, which gives you 70% percent of your insulin…"
Nov 21, 2013
artwoman replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'How do you bolus for oatmeal?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I love oatmeal! And the best one I have found is Vermont Morning (I think) Anyway I get it online - it is almost crunchy, flavorful - I think they add cinnamon. I always bolos for the total carbs - I do not deduct for fiber - that seems to work for…"
Nov 21, 2013
Mike replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'How do you bolus for oatmeal?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
Nov 21, 2013

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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?
Get insight from other people with type 1
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
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At 9:43am on March 13, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER Melissa!!

At 3:01am on January 3, 2013, 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 2:39am on January 3, 2013, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is 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 vent to, if needed.
At 7:58pm on January 2, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Melissa!

At 7:55pm on January 2, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Melissa!!
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
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