Michael Watson
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Michael Watson commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Alyssa, absolutely the thighs work well. For the past year, I have placed mine on the front of the thigh (not either inside or outside, but front), about the height where if I put my hand in my (male) jeans pocket, I can just reach the transmitter…"
Sep 19
Michael Watson replied to CC's discussion 'Problems with New Dexcom' in the group Dexcom Users
"Bad sensors (or accidental bad sensor insertions) are fortunately rare. It does happen every now and then. I usually don't worry if a sensor is off from my meter in the first 24 hours after insertion. Within 2-4 calibrations, it's usually…"
Sep 18
Michael Watson commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I've used the G4 for over a year, and I really can't imagine not having it. I accidentally left the receiver at home when I left for San Diego Comic Con this year, realized my mistake on the plane, and got a friend to FedEx it to me rather…"
Aug 30
Michael Watson replied to Sarah Moulton's discussion 'dang…hit a blood vessel with the new sensor' in the group Dexcom Users
"I've had this happen twice. Once the sensor never reported valid numbers and I replaced it after a day or so. The second time it was fine. So ... your mileage may vary. Best luck!"
May 30
Michael Watson replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Dexcom on Thigh?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Slight modification to my post, above. It's not exactly on the front of the leg. It is about an inch and a half toward the outside of the leg. I found that when it was directly on top, it would get knocked more often and sometimes ripped…"
Mar 14
Michael Watson replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Dexcom on Thigh?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Thigh is the only place I wear my Dexcom G4. And it works super well. Placement-wise, I put it on the front of my thigh, not the side, and about a third of the way down from my hip to my knee. If I put my hand in my jeans pocket, I can trace the…"
Mar 14
Michael Watson replied to NicholeW28's discussion 'Site Change' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
Mar 8
Michael Watson replied to Kristy S's discussion 'Discrimination of Type 2 Diabetics ???'
"At a recent discussion at my office about the rising cost of healthcare and how we all have to get more healthy, a type one got up and said she was tired of paying for the healthcare of all the "lazy-ass type 2s out there who couldn't be…"
Feb 27
Michael Watson replied to KrabbyKelly's discussion 'Apidra in a pump' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I've used Apidra in a pump for two years. Very happy with it. Never had any difficulties with it performing less well on day three than day one. After three days, though, it's a really good idea to move to a new site, because of potential…"
Nov 11, 2013
Michael Watson replied to KrabbyKelly's discussion 'Is it really possible to wear the sensors more than a week?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I wear mine on the front of my leg, about one and a half hand lengths down from my waist. It's on the front of the thigh. In that location, I average 21-28 days on a single sensor, with excellent accuracy, and I hardly notice it. It rarely gets…"
Oct 30, 2013
Michael Watson replied to Joey's discussion 'Animas vs. OmniPod? Feedback needed.' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Exactly. I rarely notice the tubing at all. Interestingly, almost no one else does either. Twice in two years my dog has caught it with her paws while jumping up to greet me and pulled it uncomfortably. Three or four times I've caught it on a…"
Feb 8, 2013
Michael Watson replied to Joey's discussion 'Animas vs. OmniPod? Feedback needed.' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I tried OmniPod, but found that having that large "bump" on my arm or hip was kind of a pain. I know several folks who love it, though, so it's clearly an individual choice. I went Animas, and I've loved it for nearly two years.…"
Feb 8, 2013
Michael Watson replied to Chad R's discussion 'Wierd Dexcom Trend' in the group Dexcom Users
"I've been using Dexcom Seven Plus for the past 4 months. I've found that I typically don't worry about the readings I get until day two of a new sensor. 80% or so of the time, the first day's readings are not particularly…"
Sep 19, 2011
Michael Watson replied to rosieb's discussion 'insulin delivery sting?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I've been using the Animas Ping and almost never notice the infusion. Occasionally, if I do a large bolus, I'll feel something at the infusion site that might be described as a sting, but it's VERY minor. I love my Ping. Good luck!"
Aug 31, 2011
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Aug 15, 2011
Michael Watson joined Manny Hernandez's group
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Animas Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of Animas insulin pumps.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which…See More
Aug 7, 2011

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Information about living with and managing diabetes
Date diagnosed
May 1, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping

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At 8:40pm on July 25, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michael.....
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 4:28am on July 25, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Michael. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 2:45am on July 25, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Michael!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 7:44pm on June 20, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the communit
At 6:09pm on June 20, 2011, catlover said…
Hi Michael- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 3:37pm on June 20, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO ONE OF THE BEST DIABETIC FAMILIES YOU CAN FIND MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are here to help each other and lend an ear if needed. If you have a question just post it on our Forum where you will get a diversity of opinions, or just ask any of us on our pages and we will try to help you out.

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At 11:13am on June 20, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
 
 
 

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