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Started this discussion. Last reply by PhDiabetes Mar 12, 2013. 13 Replies

Hoping for some input here.My 9-year old son is starting Little League. He has T1D and wears an Animas Ping insulin pump. My plan is for him to wear it during the games.I'm trying to come up with…Continue

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1-2pm PT (4-5pm ET, 9-10pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live event Korey K. Hood, PhD works closely with people with diabetes in clinical, research, and advocacy settings. For this particular discussion entitled “Diabetes and Sex, for Men,” it helps that Dr. Hood is a guy and happens to have type 1…See More
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Brad Ringer replied to PhDiabetes's discussion 'Range of transmitter' in the group Dexcom Users
"My receiver works through almost the entire house, however if I leave it in the bathroom next to the granite backsplash, I sometimes loose the signal. People more tech savvy than I could tell you better, but I BELIEVE that the receiver and…"
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PierreV replied to PhDiabetes's discussion 'Range of transmitter' in the group Dexcom Users
"My son is very active (lots of competititive tennis at a fairly high level in his age category) and I almost never lose the signal when he plays. I also managed to keep the signal for all the soccer games he played during the Medtronic Cup…"
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marnie replied to PhDiabetes's discussion 'Range of transmitter' in the group Dexcom Users
"At night we keep the receiver on the back of our bed even though she is down the hall in her bedroom. However, we keep the bedroom doors open. The signal is fine and I would say it's about 20 feet away. As far as sports, you will probably be in…"
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Clare replied to PhDiabetes's discussion 'Range of transmitter' in the group Dexcom Users
"I play tennis and leave the receiver at center court and have not lost signal. If it does go out of range usually within the next 5-10 minutes it picks back up again. As a side note, I belong to a facebook group called CGM in the Cloud. It is a…"
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Ron Doyle replied to PhDiabetes's discussion 'Range of transmitter' in the group Dexcom Users
"From the manual, "Dexcom G4 PLATINUM: The all-new Continuous Glucose Monitor featuring an extended 20 foot range." I live in a smallish house and it can get from most every room. I would say 20 feet is about right. When you come back in…"
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Range of transmitter

Considering the Dexcom for my 10 YO T1D son who is very active in team sports. I'm wondering how far of a range the transmitter has. For example, if I'm on the sideline of the soccer pitch and he's wearing the transmitter, how far away can he be for the handheld monitor to pick up the transmission? Also, if it drops signal because he's out of range, will it automatically re-link when he comes back in range?On a related note, within the house, is there a range? I'm thinking it would be good to…See More
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For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
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Interesting site for you athletes to check out!

I was web surfing in re: sports coaching for my 10 YO T1D son, and I ran across this very interesting website. Had some contact with one of the two founders, who has a very compelling story. The husband has T1D and so does the now grown son, and both are or have achieved athletically at a very high level in endurance sports. They've also done some great fundraising and public outreach. anyone is looking…See More
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2-3pm PT5-6pm ET10-11pm GMTThis is not a webinar or live interview.  This is a discussion among teen and young adult members of TuDiabetes, in the TuDiabetes chatroom.If you are a teen or young adult with any type of diabetes, this event is for YOU!!  Let's talk about school, friends, parents, dating and all that goes with it, and of course... diabetes!…See More
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This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Bring your toughest diabetes questions!!  Gary is up for a challenge.Gary is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump and continuous glucose monitor user and trainer, and Masters-level exercise physiologist.  He serves on the advisory boards of several diabetes device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies; volunteers for the…See More
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PhDiabetes replied to PhDiabetes's discussion 'Waterproof case' in the group Athletic Diabetics
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Andy replied to PhDiabetes's discussion 'Waterproof case' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"I use Alosaks for small things, and drybags it I need more than a pockets worth. I just did some kayaking and kept a small drybag attached to the deck with my dexcom and sugar, with another larger one with food, meter, cell phone than I just push…"
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DFresh replied to PhDiabetes's discussion 'Waterproof case' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"Aquapac: I wouldn't submerge anything underwater for very long (if you do it will leak tiny amounts of water inside over a period of time) but they are waterproof. I use them for my pump and dexcom receiver when I am…"
May 20
PhDiabetes added a discussion to the group Athletic Diabetics

Waterproof case

Anyone have any good recommendations for waterproof case that could hold a one touch mini glucometer, a glucagon kit, an insulin pen, some clif shot blocks, and a power bar for a few-hour kayak or rafting excursion down a river? Looking for the smallest possible one that will stand up to the elements. Nothing too rough, but still, have to protect the goods!Thanks.See More
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At 5:41pm on November 17, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home PhDiabetes...
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".
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
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At 5:35am on November 16, 2012, 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 2:09am on November 16, 2012, 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.



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