Michael McClure
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Michael McClure's Discussions

Injecting Bad Insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by SS Jun 27, 2012. 5 Replies

Have you ever done this? I have... (more on that in a sec -- see my long story below)I got to thinking on this because I saw this post come up today:Do you really throw out lantus or humalog after 28…Continue

Tags: injections, injecting, insulin, bad

New Artificial Pancreas...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aeon Jun 19, 2012. 2 Replies

Interesting news...…Continue

"See Food and Shoot!"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Feb 15, 2012. 1 Reply

That was the phrase my endo told me to remember about the difference between shooting Novo-/Huma-log and shooting Regular. Back in the day when I used R/NPH, were I high before a meal, I'd get out in…Continue

New Guy

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Feb 10, 2012. 5 Replies

Hey folks. I've been getting a bit ahead of myself -- adding to threads before I have made a proper intro of myself out here. Sorry about that...Since I originally logged in here at TUD with my fB…Continue


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Michael McClure replied to Hon's discussion 'Dexcom G4 replacement of battery' in the group Dexcom Users
"That's just about right. One year. There ya go. Same thing happened with my 7+ and my first G4. This is by design. /\/\"
Aug 8
Michael McClure commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Diff'rent Strokes, right? ;) Mine go on sort of the frontish side of the bicep, sideways. Never experienced any binding, or loss of connection while sleeping on it, or anything else. Wore it on my stomach exactly ONE TIME. One word: Yuck! Hated…"
Jul 22
Michael McClure commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I watched that vid just now, followed by one by a girl named Danica the Diabetic (stage name, I'm sure...). Interesting that these folks are putting the Dex on vertically in both instances, which looks like a real pain (though it seems they do…"
Jul 22
Michael McClure commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Reading through all of these comments, I want to substitute in "first injection" everywhere. I remember being SO nervous 33 years ago when I did my very first injection. Now, I can do it all with my eyes closed. This is the same type of…"
Jul 22
Michael McClure replied to mtulchin's discussion 'Survey - Is insurance covering your Dexcom device?' in the group Dexcom Users
"It's so confusing to them (even though this is their job!) because two parts of the trio that make up CGM systems are DME through and through: the Tx and the Rx can be used multiple times (here's the SS definition:…"
Jul 22
Michael McClure replied to mtulchin's discussion 'Survey - Is insurance covering your Dexcom device?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I disagree with your final point Lucas, but I think that is because our insurance plans are so very different. I think CGM 'systems' should stay under DME, as it was approved of by the FDA, and how Dexcom's contracts are written with…"
Jul 8
Michael McClure replied to ajbaum's discussion 'TUE?' in the group Cycling Diabetics
"Well, I just had no idea. It is life-sustaining for me (and for you and other PWDs), so the idea of using it for anything other than that is reprehensible to my way of thinking. Thanks guys (you know who you are) for screwing it up for the rest of…"
Jul 8
Michael McClure replied to ajbaum's discussion 'TUE?' in the group Cycling Diabetics
""Yes, it's a banned substance." What asshat, pray tell, thought THAT was a good idea??! *_* Ridiculous. I never knew that Team Type 1 had to get TUEs for their insulin when they were racing in the ToC. Crazy. Just stop taking it, you…"
Jul 8
Michael McClure replied to ajbaum's discussion 'TUE?' in the group Cycling Diabetics
"Tested for insulin? I've not heard that it is a banned substance. Is it? /\/\"
Jul 8
Michael McClure replied to mtulchin's discussion 'Survey - Is insurance covering your Dexcom device?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Real sorry to hear of your travails, Lucas. A $5k ded. on DME sounds really high, high enough where your $5000 would like be soaked up buying the Rx, the Tx and sensors for a years' time though, right? Thus, you basically would get no help from…"
Jul 8
Michael McClure replied to MarlboroNick's discussion 'What's the longest a single sensor has been used?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I've gotten around 20 days or so, maybe a full three weeks. I noted in another thread here some time ago that a Dexcom rep told me they had a fellow in Santa Barbara go as long as possible, and he ended up in excess of 80 days. /\/\"
Jul 7
Michael McClure replied to Bailey's discussion 'CGM benefits sports?' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"OMG yes it is beneficial!! I too am on MDI and have had a CGM FOR three years. I'm a mountain biker and it changed my life. Seriously. It is fantastic all by itself. /\/\"
Jul 1
Michael McClure replied to Adrien's discussion 'Restarting the dexcom sensor - what you should know' in the group Dexcom Users
"Very interesting, indeed. Thanks for the clarifications."
Jun 7
Michael McClure commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"Congrats Mike and tmana! Way to go you Red Riders. I've just been released back on the bike as of last Friday. CT scan is fantastic -- back fusion has taken completely and it's all bone back there now (L5/S1). First thing I did was go out…"
Jun 6
Michael McClure commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"I see they're now including the Medic Alert snake. Did you have to pay extra for that, Mike? Mine is several years old now (in fact, I had to file off our old home phone numbers the other day... we don't HAVE a home phone any longer). /\/\"
Jun 2
Michael McClure commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"Oh yeah. RoadID here as well. I forget about it because I just wear it all the time. http://www.roadid.com/Common/default.aspx /\/\"
May 27

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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
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January 15, 1982
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6.7, September '11
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Shots, CGM
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photographer; mountain biker; guitarrist -- not necessarily in that order

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At 10:00pm on February 26, 2014, Ethan said…

Sounds good!!! I'll let you know if I'm in your area. we can maybe grab some coffee together. Without a bike how do you fill in?

At 5:37pm on February 23, 2014, Ethan said…

Hey there, I'm with you on the Dexcom! I was stoked to find this site... great way to connect and stay in touch with the clan of solid feedback on what is new today. I have had type 1 for about 34 years. And one thing I'm realizing after long observation is most of us have great attitudes and know how to persevere well and succeed. I look forward to staying in touch and connecting with more quality people. I surf, and am thinking about getting into biking ... an old friend is now addicted and is saying I got to step in. so maybe I'll see your out there... Ethan (CA)

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At 1:31pm on February 27, 2012, Kent Logy said…

No podium it is a very competitive race lots of Pro's.
We had a couple of tire issues as well.
Just did the Urban Assault race it was a blast and beer at the finish.
Next Sunday Tour de cure.

At 7:17am on February 23, 2012, Kent Logy said…

24 hours went very well.
Great weather course was fast.
Did 4 laps 66 miles. Got low on my 3rd lap not bad but slowed me down.
Ate a Pb and J 2 hours before the 3rd lap gave 2 units but it did not get into my system till I started peddling.
Great race lots of weirdness.
Signing up for the 25 whiskey.

At 8:45am on February 14, 2012, Rinku said…
At 4:26am on January 28, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Michael, I guess we no longer have that category in Forum for Introductions. you could add a discussion in this forum


we love to hear about our new members

At 11:49am on January 26, 2012, Marie B said…

yeah, 1PM Pacific time. sorry. the video portion with the speaker from Joslin will be available for later viewing, but not the chat.

At 6:23am on January 26, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Michael, welcome to the community! I invite you to join us tomorrow afternoon for a live video chat, details here:


we'd love to see some of your photos!

At 1:41am on January 26, 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.




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