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Stereotactic core biopsy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regina Jan 15. 16 Replies

I had a mammogram last week and went back in for a stereotactic core…Continue

Tags: core, stereotactic, biopsy, mammogram

I'm taking a break!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regina Nov 15, 2013. 10 Replies

Okay, I saw a couple of other threads about taking a break from the pump. This one is informative about…Continue

Tags: break, plan, backup, vacation, pump

Humalog is expensive!!! Oh, really? :-/

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regina Aug 2, 2012. 45 Replies

Today wasn't a good day for me personally. I got hit with a rejection that hurt.After that, I had to motivate to go to the pharmacy to pick up my prescription for medication I have to take. I also…Continue

Tags: humalog

I've got a bad side: pump attached on my right = bad, but on my left = good

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regina Jun 17, 2012. 2 Replies

Please say it's not only me.I attach my pump on my belly and switch sides for balance. I've noticed that I'm more likely to lose my infusion set connection if I attach my pump on my right. What I…Continue

Tags: set, infusion, silhouette, minimed


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Latest Activity

Regina commented on Regge's group 'Pumping Our Insulin'
"See? Great comment, Ingrid. Now I've learned something too. :)"
Apr 3
Regina commented on Regge's group 'Pumping Our Insulin'
"I just read that thread and they're not being THAT bad. ;) I agree with some of their points that a lot is dietary. I also think it's best to develop a thinker skin online because different perspectives are part of what forums like this…"
Apr 2
Regina commented on Regge's group 'Pumping Our Insulin'
"I've gained weight too. I can't comment on your case, but just regarding me the issue is I've been resisting wearing a CGM, but due to hypo unawareness working out isn't wise without one. I do think had I gotten a CGM earlier and…"
Apr 2
Regina replied to Ronda's discussion 'Air Travel and Insulin Pumps' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Interesting. My control with my pump has always been hit or miss - tightening things up now and will get a CGM soon. This is good to know even though I don't travel as much as I used to. Thanks for sharing this blog post!"
Mar 26
Regina replied to Cocheze's discussion '"My aunt's a diabetic and she works at a bank"' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Not to come back flip, but who cares? If you want to be a physician, that's awesome. The doctor I had when I was first diagnosed was also a type 1 and that did make me feel better about my career aspirations at the time. I really don't…"
Mar 21
Regina left a comment for Manny Hernandez
"Awesome! Thanks for adding me. Are you here at the Bay Area Diabetes Summit in Hayward today..."today" being March 15th ;)"
Mar 15
Regina and Manny Hernandez are now friends
Mar 15
Regina updated their profile
Mar 11
Regina replied to Krztina's discussion 'Basal Testing - Quck question' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I'm supposed to do basal testing soon too. As far as I know, you're not supposed to do any corrections and then just test once an hour until lunch time. The instructions from my doc (and he told me to ignore the guides I found online that…"
Mar 3
Regina replied to Anthony's discussion 'Duration of Insulin Action Time vs. Insulin Action Time' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I'm on Humalog and my time was set to 3 hours initially. However, my diabetes nurse recently changed it to 4 for the reasons you've mentioned. Just confirming that it's not unheard of."
Feb 26
Regina replied to Anthony's discussion 'Infusion disconnect while showering.' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Yep. That's exactly what I do. I have one in the medicine cabinet in the bathroom and a couple of backups (in case I'm traveling or if I keep the cover on and end up having to need a replacement in the bathroom.) I just stay consistent, so…"
Feb 24
Regina replied to Anthony's discussion 'Infusion disconnect while showering.' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Not sure which pump you use but, for me, yes. I just figure it's smart to use the cover to prevent an risk of contamination/infection. I use the Minimed Paradigm pump with the Silhouette infusion set. With each set there are little plastic…"
Feb 24
Regina replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Worse Diabetic Moments?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Wow. I've yet to have moments that bad, so neither nor. I disclose I'm an insulin dependent diabetic, and that I wear a pump. I make a point of testing my blood sugar and giving myself a bolus in front of people. If I'm wearing…"
Feb 16
Regina replied to Shari's discussion 'Recommendations for Bay Area Therapists and Counselors?' in the group SF Bay Area Team
"I was diagnosed eons ago, so I can't be much help with counselors. However, there is a great group for women with type 1 that meets in the East Bay. You can find them online: Discussion and Meetings. Even if you can't attend because…"
Jan 27
Regina replied to vickim1970's discussion 'travel WARNING!! us airways is EVIL' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"That's pretty awful and glad it eventually got resolved. However, I do know that I met some dude that had a fake service dog. He had an emotional support dog and was going on and on about how he could take that dog anywhere. I should have said…"
Jan 16
Regina replied to Regina's discussion 'Stereotactic core biopsy'
"Thanks, Brunetta! (Like marty1492's comment, I can't reply, so replying here.) I'm thrilled that I got an all clear. In fact, I let myself stay up late last night even though it was a "school night"! ;)"
Jan 15

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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?
a community to talk about diabetes-specific issues with.
Date diagnosed
June 1, 1990
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Medtronic Revel
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Comedy of Errors: Insulin pump failure (x2) and UPS failure

Posted on June 17, 2011 at 2:30pm 9 Comments

At least she's got a working doorbell.

This has been a crazy week for me. It started off very exciting as I took on a new client. However, on Monday, I got out of the shower and my…


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At 6:04am on November 8, 2012, jrtpup said…

Our Annual Campaign is coming!

Would you consider helping by writing a short comment/testimonial about your
experiences at TuD? The main message for the campaign this year is that no
one with diabetes should ever feel alone. Messages from our community give
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If you can, please include a photo of you doing something diabetic (if that
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At 7:42pm on October 24, 2012, jrtpup said…

Pssst.... pass it on!

I just wanted to stop by to see if you've done your Big Blue Test Today. Dont' forget that every time you log a Big Blue Test $5 is donated to diabetes charities that are providing life-saving supplies and services.

If you haven't yet, go log a Big Blue Test at If you have, do another!

At 1:17pm on October 12, 2010, Linda G said…
Greetings Regina.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 8:42am on October 12, 2010, Doris D said…
MAKE IT A GREAT ONE!!!!!!! Or if your like me I get the TV for 1 day on the channel I want to watch! LOL!
At 8:31am on October 12, 2010, Doris D said…
At 4:22am on October 12, 2010, Pauly said…
Happy Birthday Regina. Enjoy your day. Take care.
At 5:28am on May 11, 2010, Patti Burns said…
HI, Regina! Hope all is well.
At 4:56am on December 24, 2009, Brunetta said…
Hi Regina How goes it Happy Holidays!! I am Brunetta, Type one for 42 years, Happy and Healthy!!

God Bless,
At 10:36am on October 4, 2009, Marie B said…
hi, Regina, welcome here! We live about 1.5 hours west of NYC now, but we also have lived in LA and SF. Not S Korea, though (love Korean food!) You might be interested in joining our Group here called Twitterbetics - you can also follow TuDiabetes on Twitter, and lots of us, including our founder, Manny (@askmanny). My handle is @MarieBe
At 10:34am on October 4, 2009, Robyn said…
Hi and Welcome!



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