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Socks w Ankle stretch

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Jan 2. 4 Replies

I have read several posts/threads on socks but.... I do not see any information about which brands have real stretch in the ankle area. All "normal" socks in department stores seem made for 5 inch…Continue

Statins again, Pravastatin?

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Nov 17, 2013. 5 Replies

In the context of the new, but ambivalent, recommendations that almost everyone should take statins:I was on Simvastatin for years and then stopped it on my own, thinking my memory loss issues could…Continue

call to 911 not so safe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by rick phillips Oct 10, 2013. 3 Replies

I always hate to see items like this but it is flashing all over online news sites about this horrible shooting of a diabetic whose girlfriend had called for medical help. This is from huffingtonpost…Continue

How do u dispose of coolpaks?

Started this discussion. Last reply by karen Apr 8, 2013. 11 Replies

What do you do with the coolpaks that come in your mail order insulin boxes? Those that get the 90 day supply by mail, that is. Do you put them in the trash or does your recycle company take them? I…Continue


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Nell replied to Troy's discussion 'Type One Diabetic ID Patch?'
"The white rectangular one is from an etsy site. It apparently is popular. The owner is "on vacation" to catch up on orders. She sells many types of alert tags, etc, of course. That white rectangle is the one I would get if I were going to…"
11 hours ago
Nell left a comment for kristen
"Hi Kristen. Welcome to the Living Alone group. We welcome you here to share experiences and concerns about living alone. Re dating, I think there are a couple of other groups you may also want to join. I searched and found…"
14 hours ago
kristen joined Nell's group

Living Alone with Diabetes

Individuals with diabetes who live alone face the usual complex self-management challenges that all PWDs face. Living alone, however, brings additional challenges. Only a few are noted here. Some "aloners" (new term?) face personal and medical safety issues with hypo unawareness, acute illnesses (who makes the chicken soup for flu?), and injuries, to name a few. Some may run higher than desired BGs during sleep to avoid a hypo reaction. There are unique challenges with planning, prepping, and…See More
15 hours ago
Nell commented on Sara_Louise's blog post 'NEED ADVICE!! changing insulin pump from animas to accu-chek'
"PS. Just one more comment and I promise to quit. It is true that your business is your business and no one else's. But your reaction to your diabetes can affect others by making it seem a very big deal versus not such a big deal. If you want to…"
16 hours ago
Nell commented on Sara_Louise's blog post 'NEED ADVICE!! changing insulin pump from animas to accu-chek'
"Swiss & Mike, exactly the comments I was unable to articulate. Especially Mike's on discreetness. I carry a cgm also, therefore, there is no way to avoid others hearing my high/low beeps. And yet, I have been in many volunteer group…"
16 hours ago
Nell commented on Sara_Louise's blog post 'NEED ADVICE!! changing insulin pump from animas to accu-chek'
"I understand. It is just that I don't think people notice the pump and if they do, they usually think it is a cell phone or other similar gadget. I don't wear mine openly but don't hide it if it peeps out of my clothing. But I can…"
Nell commented on Sara_Louise's blog post 'NEED ADVICE!! changing insulin pump from animas to accu-chek'
"I see no one has responded. I can't help either but just wanted to make a couple of points. 1. I wear a Medtronic pump and no one ever asks me what it is, even when the tubing is visible. I wear it clipped to my waist band. But then, I am older…"
Nell replied to Spock's discussion 'Gotta Share....'
"I walk in a mall with some friends and we walk by a Cinnabar (not sure of name--the cinnamon bun place) and they really push out the smells! We have fun talking about how many times around the mall we would have to walk if we ate one bun. Someone…"
Nell replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'Insurance Company Grievance - Advice please!'
"Right. In my order 1.5 weeks ago I specified NO IV preps because I have an oversupply. Yesterday, they had the IV preps listed to deliver. They have a standard order and you have to really fight to get it tailored to your needs. They clearly…"
Nell replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'Insurance Company Grievance - Advice please!'
"I have defended Liberty Medical for years as they have been excellent for me--until the past year. Now, I am going to send a note to my fed gov retirement group to argue against it for next year. I have been a customer for years and suddenly, in the…"
Nell replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'A Little Unscientific G4 Research' in the group Dexcom Users
"1) I used the one before G4. 7+? I got a new G4, my second, in January this year. I am finding no difference in duration of the sensors. 14 days. I don't try for a 3rd week. 3) Can you specify either the expiration date of these sensors…"
Apr 8
Nell replied to Michael Nelson's discussion 'Perscription hell'
"PS. Michael, please consider doing what I do. I have a list of all my medications, dosage, times taken, and reason for the med. The latter is most important! I take the list every time I go to any of my many docs (ophth, PCP, endo, podiatry,…"
Apr 8
Nell replied to Michael Nelson's discussion 'Perscription hell'
"I have had 3 different endos, due to moves, and none of them were PCPs. They only dealt with endo in general or diabetes specifically. Personally, I prefer a PCP plus an endo. I am older and have several chronic illnesses so I need an endo for…"
Apr 8
Nell replied to Jen's discussion 'Breakfast ideas'
"Jen, I have a question due to curiosity. Not a suggestion for you. But has an allergist ever suggested the newish method of "de-sensitizing" you to certain allergic foods? I have read a few times about kids being able to overcome peanut…"
Apr 7
Nell replied to bac3996's discussion 'Humana Medicare'
"1. I wonder if you have tried calling your House Representative? Reps have to get re-elected more often than Senators and they usually do help out with their "people" in trouble. This would be my next step if you haven't tried it. Try…"
Mar 20
Nell commented on Nell's group 'Living Alone with Diabetes'
"Michelle, welcome to this group. Many of us here share your concerns. I strongly advocate for a cgm, especially the Dexcom G4. You will see on this forum that it is more popular than the Medtronic one due to its better accuracy. My Dex G4 is what…"
Mar 15

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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
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Discussions about living with diabetes
Date diagnosed
April 1, 1982
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Paradigm 723 (prev 508, 715)
Tell us more about you (optional)
I am type 1. Started pumping 1/2000.
Retired. Like gardening, reading, walking.

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At 10:47pm on November 21, 2013, nel said…

Hi Nell , my almost namesake , congrats ...nice to read you are a featured member ...and I promise to get back to you upon my return from Toronto , CDA's NAGM ...Nel :)

At 6:27pm on November 20, 2013, rick phillips said…

Nell congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 3:32am on November 19, 2013, Linda G said…

Well well well!! Look at're a FEATURED MEMBER Nell!

At 8:29pm on July 13, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi sister. Thanks for the nice comment on my post.
I talked to the help line and they said it was an issue with, where I also post. I just cut and pasted the text over to my TD blog. And both were a solid mass.
Thanks for the advice. First MAC I've ever had and I love it. Wish I hadn't been so hesitant about spending the money years ago.
I just live 3 blocks from the Apple Store so the clerk got permission from his manager to carry it to my door. How absolute cool is that? I am very curious about the basic photo editing capabilities so have a lot to explore.
Have a good weekend.

At 7:42pm on November 11, 2011, Jay said…

Jason should know Megan D. After you get Megan, let her know you have FEP Blue and you have heard about their working with FEP Blue. The strange part of the Blue world is your claim will go through BS in Chino CA regardless of where you live. I am not sure about how DMS works but EP just over charged, had Dex drop ship and if there was a problem, it was call Dexcom anyway. Hope this helps.

At 7:54pm on January 1, 2011, Peggy Hall said…
Happy Birthday!!!!
At 9:10am on June 7, 2010, nel said…
We could call ourselves diabetes twins !?
I had a sense from reading your responses to discussions , that maybe you had been involved in the teachings of D....and you were able to diagnose yourself , probably avoiding a misdiagnosis ??
Walking the Rottweiler next ;-)
At 9:07pm on June 6, 2010, nel said…
Nell , your page shows diagnosed in spring 1982 were ahead of me, I think !
For me ...Jan 1983 and misdiagnosed ...we fixed this quickly March 1983 I started insulin shot daily
At 9:01pm on June 6, 2010, nel said…
Nell , we are even close in age ...a Dutch war baby I am , 1940 legal name is : Petronella Wilhelmina blue blood !
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