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MikeO commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"Thank you. Very good to know. Mike"
Dec 18, 2013
MikeO commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"Hi – T1 for 41 years. I have a question for those of you who are covered by Medicare. I use a CGM and find it very helpful. I looked on their website and traditional Medicare doesn’t cover CGMs. My current insurer (United) has a Medicare…"
Dec 18, 2013
MikeO commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Hi – Do you know if your insurer covers CGM at all or just not for kids? Here’s the JDRF website that talks about who covers CGMs? http://www.artificialpancreasproject.com/about/insurance.html Kids have a harder time getting insurance…"
May 10, 2013
Michael_Weston replied to MikeO's discussion 'CGM and fingerstick use' in the group Dexcom Users
"The reason SSD is seeing a discrepancy in glucose test strip readings compared to our Dexcom CGM (continuous glucose monitor) readings when your glucose is changing quickly is because CGM readings lag about 10 to 15 minutes behind real-time. A…"
May 1, 2013
Michael_Weston replied to MikeO's discussion 'CGM and fingerstick use' in the group Dexcom Users
"The reason you are seeing a discrepancy in glucose test strip readings compared to our Dexcom CGM (continuous glucose monitor) readings when your glucose is changing quickly is because CGM readings lag about 10 to 15 minutes behind real-time. A…"
May 1, 2013
Leo replied to MikeO's discussion 'CGM and fingerstick use' in the group Dexcom Users
"I just wanted to thank you for your original post. I've given it a try, i.e. really carefully calibrating once in the morning and then only once again in the evening, and only referring to finger sticks during the day before treating lows or…"
May 1, 2013
MikeO replied to Robert Yancey's discussion 'T1D - Discrimination or Not?' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"I faced the same requirement in Maryland. We know why they do it and it's not to be mean. They're just trying to be careful. I let it go, we live under so many different rules than the rest of the people around us, tis is just one more."
Apr 17, 2013
MikeO replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'FDA Classifies Previous Field Action for Animas® 2020 Insulin Pump as Class I Recall' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I think we are all fond of our Animas pumps, but we should also hear the FDA's version of the story: Animas Corporation 2020 Insulin Infusion Pump: Class I Recall - False Alarm or Warning Sound [Posted 04/05/2013] AUDIENCE: Risk Manager,…"
Apr 9, 2013
MikeO replied to MikeO's discussion 'CGM and fingerstick use' in the group Dexcom Users
"I find the two factors play off each other. When I calibrate the CGM, if the scores are quite close I feel more comfortable using the CGM, rather than take the time to also do a finger stick, for example at 2AM when I’ve been woken up by the…"
Mar 27, 2013
JD replied to MikeO's discussion 'CGM and fingerstick use' in the group Dexcom Users
"I use the sensor for the 7 days. I hacked it once to extend the sensor because a shipment was delayed. Even then I only extended it a day and a half. I worry about infection and irritation. There is no difference in the accuracy from beginning to…"
Mar 27, 2013
Leo replied to MikeO's discussion 'CGM and fingerstick use' in the group Dexcom Users
"If you rely on the sensor that much, how long do you usually wear it? What are the signs that make you realize that it's no good anymore?"
Mar 26, 2013
Leo replied to MikeO's discussion 'CGM and fingerstick use' in the group Dexcom Users
"Wow, that's amazing! So you actually only calibrate once a day?"
Mar 26, 2013
JD replied to MikeO's discussion 'CGM and fingerstick use' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have been using the new G4 for a couple of months now. It's accuracy has really changed my sticks. With the old DexCom, I was still sticking my finger about 6 times a day. I shouldn't complain, it was a big improvement over relying on…"
Mar 26, 2013
ChrisG replied to MikeO's discussion 'CGM and fingerstick use' in the group Dexcom Users
"Less fingersticks here, although I will be the first to admit it is a slightly bad habit to get into. When I had the Freestyle Navigator, that thing was so accurate after the first day that I got into a very bad habit of almost never doing…"
Mar 25, 2013
NatalieHodge replied to MikeO's discussion 'CGM and fingerstick use' in the group Dexcom Users
"kennedy does two to three a day now... if she is not widely out of range, then we do not test for meals, even... her hypo % this past week was 1% !!!"
Mar 24, 2013
Natalie ._c- replied to MikeO's discussion 'CGM and fingerstick use' in the group Dexcom Users
"My number of fingersticks has also gone down. If the line on the G4 is pretty smooth, or the peak is reasonable, I don't test. If I'm showing an abnormally high reading, I do a fingerstick, which usually tests out pretty close, but I…"
Mar 24, 2013

Profile Information

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?
learn more
Date diagnosed
December 5, 1972
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas IR 2020

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At 5:40pm on December 5, 2011, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 9:31am on November 30, 2011, Marie B said…

hi Mike, welcome! I've had it a long time too.

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

At 9:58pm on November 29, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

At 2:03pm on November 29, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to ur wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. You can do it. I am 84 and a veteran of WW@ and I am doing it. Reed

At 1:39pm on November 29, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home Mike....
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, 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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 11:52am on November 29, 2011, 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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