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Moving to Pittsburgh area with Type 1

Started May 29, 2013 0 Replies

We've finally sold our house in Michigan and are buying a new house north of Pittsburgh near New Brighton. I'm going to need to find all new doctors, I got new prescriptions from my endo in Toledo,…Continue

 

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Moving to Pittsburgh area with Type 1

We've finally sold our house in Michigan and are buying a new house north of Pittsburgh near New Brighton. I'm going to need to find all new doctors, I got new prescriptions from my endo in Toledo, OH so I'm good for awhile, but I'm really stressing about finding new doctors. I'd rather not have to travel down to the city if I can avoid it, just wondering if anyone in the western PA area knows of a good endo in the area north of Pittsburgh. I pretty much handle my diabetes control myself, after…See More
May 29, 2013
Korrie replied to Patty15's discussion 'First G4 Frustration' in the group Dexcom Users
"I learned way back using medtronic CGMS to insert before bed, attach the transmitter, but not to hit start until the morning. I tried to follow instructions, i.e. insert and hit go when I switched to the Dex 7, but had wildly inaccurate readings so…"
Mar 10, 2013
Patty15 replied to kaitype1's discussion 'Meters & Test Strips'
"For me, BCBS of Michigan doesn't give a hoot about what my endo writes or prescribes or says. They decide with their panel of supposed doctors what you will and will not get. Hence why I have to appeal. I've been doing this for so many…"
Mar 10, 2013
Clare replied to Patty15's discussion 'First G4 Frustration' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have found if I put the sensor on my arm and I then use the arm a lot at work, it gets sore after only a few days. I have only removed 1 sensor because of really poor placement. It was on my left arm and hurt literally from the second I inserted…"
Mar 10, 2013
Patty15 replied to Patty15's discussion 'First G4 Frustration' in the group Dexcom Users
"Thanks Clare, I've heard about starting a new sensor before removing the old one, but I wonder about keeping it antiseptic while wearing it without the transmitter. This thing is sticking in your body with nothing covering it. For me, the…"
Mar 10, 2013
Patty15 replied to kaitype1's discussion 'Meters & Test Strips'
"I have to send an appeal letter every year along with a new prescription from my doctor. Then they call me to set up a conference call. Last they approved it before the conference call so I didn't have to do it and we cancelled it. The…"
Mar 10, 2013
Clare replied to Patty15's discussion 'First G4 Frustration' in the group Dexcom Users
"Sorry to hear about your friends, night time lows were the reason I got the G4. I have not had any experience with the earlier versions of this product. The last sensor I had was on my arm and it stayed put and gave good results for 14 days and I…"
Mar 10, 2013
Patty15 replied to Patty15's discussion 'First G4 Frustration' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hi Clare, I tend to only leave my sensors in for 10 days since they start to bother me after that amount of time. I do have a small sensitivity to the tape and I have difficulty using other tapes (due to skin allergies) to try to keep them on when…"
Mar 10, 2013
Clare replied to Patty15's discussion 'First G4 Frustration' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hi Patty, I too experience exactly what you are describing the first 24 hours with a new sensor. Since the sensors generally last a good couple of weeks this is less of an issue. I have not really figured out a way to get around the erratic results.…"
Mar 10, 2013
Patty15 added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users
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First G4 Frustration

My G4 usually takes at least 24 hours to acclimate a new sensor and begin producing reasonably accurate readings. That said, I've become very frustrated with it on the first night after putting in a new sensor. Last night it kept alarming me every half hour telling me I was low when I really wasn't, "No I am NOT 57, I am 91!" "No, I am not 69 I am 93!" I finally got tired of getting no sleep and I just turned it off (that's one advantage over the 7+, you can turn the G4 receiver off).Does…See More
Mar 10, 2013
Patty15 replied to Scott's discussion 'Type 1 Diabetes Prevented, Reversed By Two Cancer Drugs, UCSF Study Shows'
"I'm not keen on taking any cancer drugs. They can be deadly to more than just disease. There's other research as well, not sure if they'll ever find the cure, which was "just around in the corner" when I was diagnosed in…"
Mar 5, 2013
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Mar 4, 2013
Patty15 replied to artwoman's discussion 'Is this cuz my Ping is out of warranty? or just having type 1' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Ahhhh. I see what you mean. As far as I know, you really can't know unless the total on the pump doesn't go down, the insulin you're not getting has to be going somewhere. I'm surprised you've waited this long to try to get…"
Feb 27, 2013
Patty15 replied to artwoman's discussion 'Is this cuz my Ping is out of warranty? or just having type 1' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I'm a little late to this conversation, but with the "air shots" does that mean you did the bolus on the pump while disconnected to discover that there was no insulin coming out? If there is indeed insulin coming out of the tubing…"
Feb 27, 2013
Patty15 replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Joslin Medalist Program' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"I do plan to contact them and ask. I used to get phone calls from them, haven't in a long while, but I do get invitations to different events they have from time to time."
Feb 27, 2013
Patty15 replied to artwoman's discussion 'Is this cuz my Ping is out of warranty? or just having type 1' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Why won't your insurance let you have a new pump? Even Medicare approves new pumps after 5 years. Yours has been out of warranty for almost three years. If your insurance won't let you replace a pump that's nearly three years out of…"
Feb 26, 2013

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
Not sure.
Date diagnosed
July 1, 1963
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.4
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping

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At 7:49am on February 26, 2013, Patty15 said…

Thanks everyone for the welcome. I've been doing surveys for tudiabetes for years, thought I'd finally check out the website.

I've been using insulin pumps for more than 10 years now and just started on the Dexcom G4 about 4 months ago. I've had type 1 for 50 years this July. It's been a long road trying to stay healthy with the big D.

At 2:14am on February 26, 2013, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is 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 vent to, if needed.
At 8:58pm on February 25, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Patty!!
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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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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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 4:44pm on February 25, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Patty, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions..

Here’s a couple of places that might interest you.
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/animasusers
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/cgmusers

Please feel at home, you are with friends

At 11:42am on February 25, 2013, catlover said…

Hi Patty- Welcome to TuD. We are glad you joined the community and we hope you like it here. Awesome A1c !!!!

At 6:23am on February 25, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 5:17am on February 25, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Patty! Great A1C by the way.

 
 
 

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