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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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Latest Activity

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
jimi replied to Nell's discussion 'Liberty Medical bankruptcy?' in the group Dexcom Users
"arriva medical took my liberty account a year ago"
Mar 11
Nell replied to artwoman's discussion 'Well I tried it - infusion site in left boob'
"I am not sure that it is true that "most type 1's aren't insulin resistant." Duration of T1 is a factor. The longer you have diabetes, talking many years here, the more likely the T1 can get insulin resistance. That is why quite…"
Mar 11
Nell replied to Joan's discussion 'Best Medicare supplement plans for diabetic on pump and cgm'
"I am not adding much but, I concur with those who say that Medicare covers the pump, with verification of need, and does not cover cgm. My endo reached 65 last year and could not find a supplement to cover his cgm! I am one of the fortunate few who…"
Mar 11
Nell replied to Denise's discussion 'Dexcom G4 not Accurate'
"I have a replacement G4 sensor & receiver (for out of warranty one) that is in its first week. I am hoping that is the reason for mine's inaccuracy. The one that died was much more accurate. I keep mine in for 2 weeks so am hoping the…"
Mar 8
Nell replied to SueSue's discussion 'Humalog left @ Room Temp'
"I am not speaking for you or anyone but myself. But, I have been T1 since 1982 and lived in hot and cold places. I have never worried about refrigerating my insulin of any kind (NPH, Regular, Ultralente). I have never had insulin 'go bad.'…"
Feb 27
Kimball liked Nell's discussion call to 911 not so safe?
Feb 20
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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
Feb 18
Nell commented on Nell's group 'Living Alone with Diabetes'
"alex, I should look at your profile but will just quickly note a couple of things I have done. My endo wants me to run a bit high during the night (100 to 120). Actually he wanted me to set my CGM warning at 120 but I dropped it back to 90 instead…"
Feb 18
Nell left a comment for smartalex1972
"Welcome to the LivingAlone group. Comment any time and some will respond. And welcome to another NC'er. I am in the western part of the state!"
Feb 18
Nell replied to Kimball's discussion 'What does an "acceptable" day look like on the dexcom?'
"I am surprised that no one has replied yet. But, my 2 cents as a T1 since 1982. I have great difficulty with my BG levels. Contrary to many on db forums, I have never been able to follow a consistent life style (same foods every day; exercise; etc).…"
Feb 17

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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)
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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 !
At 4:29pm on February 15, 2010, Linda G said…
Welcome to the Family Nell!

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If you haven't read it, I invite you to take a few minutes to go through our New Member Guide. If you have been a member for a while but have let a little dust accumulate on your TuDiabetes account, you will find it very useful. If you joined just recently, you will find it EVEN MORE handy.

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