Paul Patten
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  • Flowery Branch, GA
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Statins and children with type 1 diabetes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Jun 20, 2013. 6 Replies


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CGM Reimbursement Advocacy

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Live interview Laura Andrews, co-founder of Azurite Technologies at TuDiabetes homepage

October 9, 2014 from 1pm to 1:30pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Azurite Technologies, Inc. is an early stage biotech company located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Founded in 2013, its mission is to develop the world's first noninvasive blood glucose sensor. The company was founded by two Georgetown grads after a…See More
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Live Interview with Jenni Lee, updates on Asante Snap insulin pump at TuDiabetes homepage

September 2, 2014 from 12:30pm to 1pm
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Paul Patten commented on Emily Coles's event 'Medicare and CGM: panel discussion with Merle Gleeson, Richard Vaughn and Lynn Wickwire'
"I have used a cgm since 2009 and have found it invaluable for helping gain better control. Last year I became Medicare eligible. This caused an extra bureaucratic step of having Medicare reject the sensors and sending the bill on to my secondary…"
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Medicare and CGM: panel discussion with Merle Gleeson, Richard Vaughn and Lynn Wickwire at TuDiabetes homepage

August 26, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
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Live Interview with Robert Geho: the Liver's Role in Diabetes at TuDiabetes homepage

May 22, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Robert Geho is a co-founder and CEO of Diasome Pharmaceuticals, Inc., focused on the clinical and commercial development of breakthrough therapies for diabetes and obesity.   In his role at Diasome, he leads the management and strategic direction of the…See More
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NOTE: DATE CHANGE Live interview with Kellie Antinori-Lent: Barriers to Insulin Therapy at TuDiabetes homepage

December 19, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Watch the recording!This presentation will provide an overview of:Patient barriers to insulin therapyClinician barriers to insulin therapySolutions for overcoming the barriersA review of injection therapySee More
Dec 12, 2013

Profile Information

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?
Date diagnosed
August 28, 1958
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0 May 15, 2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Enlite

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At 12:52pm on May 22, 2010, Marie B said…
hi Paul, I invite you to join our Group "Pumping Seniors"

that's great a1c you have there.
At 4:32pm on March 10, 2009, Linda G said…

I am part of the Welcome Committee and was just checking in on you to make sure you are aware of all that TuDiabetes has to offer. We would love to hear from you so here is a helpful link where you can read about all the things you can do in the community.

I look forward to hearing from you again soon.
At 3:33pm on July 19, 2008, Kristin said…
Thanks for the helpful info! I will get tested again in a few months...
At 2:53pm on July 19, 2008, Kristin said…
Hello Paul! I noticed in an earlier discussion that you have Hashimoto's. Can I ask which medicine you take for it and did you notice any effects on your blood sugar when you started?

I tested positive of antibodies that will lead to Hashimoto's, but my TSH was still normal (3.5) in March. I'm guessing when I get my blood work in September, then I will be officially "diagnosed". Any advice welcome :)
At 5:25am on May 22, 2008, Paul Patten said…
Thanks. I am mostly a lurker and usually do not have much to add to a discussion. Here is a little background. I was diagnosed in 1958 about 6 weeks before my 11th birthday. At the time I took a mixture of 10 units of regular (U-40) and 20 units of NPH (U-80) in a glass syringe with both U-80 and U-40 markings, tested urine sugars using clinitest tablets and used exchange lists to figure a Protein=100g Fat=100g Carbohydrate=200g diet. Things have changed I now use an insulin pump with approximately 40-45 units Insulin Aspart (NovoLog), test blood glucose 8-10 times daily and eat approximately 200g to 250g of carbohydrate.
At 5:05am on May 22, 2008, Scott Strumello said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes, Paul! Nice to have you join us.



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