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Being bad again !!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Type1Gal Sep 24, 2011. 7 Replies

Hi All,well not going so well lately, went on the pump for the first time at the end of June, I was great with a new found enthusiam towards my diabetes and to hit it head on. Constant blood testing,…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Cora Sep 21, 2011. 20 Replies

Still being a fairly new diabetic, The thought has crossed my mind, why cant they transplant a pancreas and cure a diabetic ?? They seem to do everything else, heart, lungs etc ? Can anyone enlighten…Continue

Having Serious Doubts..............

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melitta May 14, 2011. 8 Replies

Well due to go and order my pump on the 24th May but after reading some of the forums eg: problems with sites bleeding, sore sites, problems for ladies hiding pumps, problems catching on lines etc. I…Continue

Pump next step

Started this discussion. Last reply by Natalie Apr 28, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi everyone, Im a new member and am currently carb counting for the next few weeks before the pump. Im for some reason petrified of the pump, I hate needles and have enough trouble giving myself the…Continue


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Posted on June 24, 2011 at 4:09pm 2 Comments

Good morning everyone !!! Just wanted to share my good news with all my fellow Diabetics, well got out of hospital yesterday after meeting my new best friend, my Medtronics Minimed Veo.

270373_1902153191414_1169229537_1814166_5765856_n.jpgAfter many serious doubts Im glad to report that… Continue

Big Day

Posted on May 24, 2011 at 12:48am 6 Comments

Well ordered my pump today and the big day is the 23rd June...... Dont know if Im nervous or excited....

Hello Fellow Aussies !

Posted on May 7, 2011 at 9:04pm 1 Comment

Hi all, fairly new to this site and have just found this group woohoo ! Im T1 and about to go on the pump, glad to see fellow australians on here.

Have a great day everyone !

Restless Legs Syndrome

Posted on May 3, 2011 at 6:53pm 12 Comments

Hi All,

I suffer this with the diabetes so my doctor tells me, do all diabetics get it ?? It gets me out of bed sometimes it just drives me nuts. Has anyone found anything that helps with this condition ??

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At 8:08pm on May 8, 2011, Ant97gtr said…
Hey Natalie, thanks for the friend req :-)

Its great to meet a fellow Melb D! Such a beautiful family you have.

Take care...
At 7:27am on May 4, 2011, Holger Schmeken said…
Greetings to the other side of the world and thanks for the friendship.
At 11:09pm on May 3, 2011, Gerri said…
Thanks for the friend add. Holler if you need anything.
At 6:16am on May 2, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Nat, I saw your post in the Spirit Group. I've had my Spirit for years now, and I love it! I have the security of knowing that if something happens to my pump, I can immediately switch over to my spare pump. Mimimed does not offer a back up pump, so if you have a pump accident, you need to know how to go back on shots until they can get you a replacement. I have always used Minimed infusion sets, however. the luer lock connection is the same. You spoke of the pain on insertion. Make sure you are looking at comments on infusion set introducer needles, and not the CGMS device, which the minimed brand is known to be brutal and very scary. I also use a Lidocaine/Prilocaine cream when I can, it completely numbs the skin so I don't feel anything. of course, if I have to make a change right away, I don't wait for the cream (takes an hour to take effect) and it's not really painful.
At 1:05pm on April 28, 2011, catlover said…
Hi Nat-Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 9:20am on April 28, 2011, Doris D said…
At 7:54pm on April 27, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 11:55am on April 27, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 10:43am on April 27, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO THE BEST DIABETIC FAMILY YOU WILL EVER SEE MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you have a question just ask one of us or go to our Forum and ask it and all of us will try to help you. We're like a family though (you know how all families agree and disagree right? WEll that's us some agree with what ppl say some don't. Families huh?)
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