Renee Hunter
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  • North Reading, MA
  • United States
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Renee Hunter and PMichel are now friends
Jan 28, 2013
Renee Hunter replied to PMichel's discussion 'Site Rotation Schedule and finger pricking'
"Thanks so much. I am trying to get her to use new sites. She is twelve and is anxious to try new spots, saying the new spots hurt. She only uses her right and left abdomen right now. Sometimes we can talk her into her leg. Thanks again for the tip."
Jan 28, 2013
Renee Hunter commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"I have a question about stinging when inserted a new set. My daughter has been using the mini end for about 2 years. She does not like to change her site and uses both side of her abdomen regularly. We try to get her to switch but she is hesitant…"
Jan 26, 2013
Renee Hunter replied to Lisa Dalbec Fiecke's discussion 'Sure -T for minimed' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Hi Lisa - My daughter uses the sure-t set for the mini med. She also had a reaction to the omnipod. Red and super itchy skin. So she wanted something she could insert without an inserter. She wanted to do it herself. This is the only one I found…"
May 19, 2011
Renee Hunter commented on Renee Hunter's blog post 'Air Travel with Insulin and a Pump'
"Thank you both. I appreciate it."
Feb 9, 2011
Cody Turner commented on Renee Hunter's blog post 'Air Travel with Insulin and a Pump'
"If you put the pump in the small of your back it won't set off metal detectors. I have done this everytime I have flown and it has never set it off. Keep something for lows in the seat back pocket. I have had a tendency to go low during take…"
Feb 8, 2011
Anonymous Jim commented on Renee Hunter's blog post 'Air Travel with Insulin and a Pump'
"oh and bring a print out of the TSA rules for disabilities with you"
Feb 8, 2011
Anonymous Jim commented on Renee Hunter's blog post 'Air Travel with Insulin and a Pump'
"http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/specialneeds/editorial_1374.shtm#3 TSA site. I worked for a major airline for 12 years and can say the biggest thing is stay calm. You may want to get your daughters endo to say she needs a juice box to treat…"
Feb 8, 2011
Renee Hunter commented on Brianna's blog post 'Introduction'
"Welcome, I am an on and off user of the site. I happen to be on today. My daughter is 10 and was diagnosed two years ago. I tend to look for advice for her from the site. It's a great site with lots of useful information and lots of great…"
Feb 8, 2011
Renee Hunter posted a blog post

Air Travel with Insulin and a Pump

OK, so we are going to fly for the first time since my daughter was diagnosed. I have a letter from her endo. Does anyone have any other suggestions, advice from experience that might help once we get to the airport. I would hate for her to feel over scrutinzed or embarrassed at the airport. Thank you.
Feb 8, 2011
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Feb 8, 2011
Renee Hunter commented on Renee Hunter's blog post 'Cough Medicine Question'
"Thank you Bob. Any idea how to bolus for using it or does she not need to do that? Thanks again for the info."
Dec 6, 2010
bobwalley commented on Renee Hunter's blog post 'Cough Medicine Question'
"I worked for the company who invented Delsym at the time of invention in the 80's. A great product. It has two main claims to fame. 1st is the delivery system (which is where the name Del sym comes from). It takes the active ingredient and puts…"
Dec 6, 2010
Renee Hunter posted a blog post

Cough Medicine Question

My daughter has had a terrible cough for about a week. I tried the Diabetic Tussin. It's not working. Does anyone out there use Delsym and bolus for it? Her cough is so bad and I took her to her doctor and her luings sound fine. It's just a very annoying, throat irritating cough. Anyone?
Dec 6, 2010
Scott Strumello commented on Renee Hunter's blog post 'Donating Blood???'
"You may also wish to consider asking about donating plasma; it takes much longer than donating blood, but seems to be more widely accepted than donating blood for people with diabetes who may encounter outdated bans and practices that haven't…"
Nov 15, 2010

Profile Information

How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
answers to some everyday questions
Date diagnosed
February 2, 2009
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
MiniMed

Renee Hunter's Blog

Air Travel with Insulin and a Pump

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 8:12am 4 Comments

OK, so we are going to fly for the first time since my daughter was diagnosed. I have a letter from her endo. Does anyone have any other suggestions, advice from experience that might help once we get to the airport. I would hate for her to feel over scrutinzed or embarrassed at the airport. Thank you.

Cough Medicine Question

Posted on December 6, 2010 at 3:28am 2 Comments

My daughter has had a terrible cough for about a week. I tried the Diabetic Tussin. It's not working. Does anyone out there use Delsym and bolus for it? Her cough is so bad and I took her to her doctor and her luings sound fine. It's just a very annoying, throat irritating cough. Anyone?

Basketball and the Pump

Posted on November 14, 2010 at 3:57pm 4 Comments

My 9 year old daughter plays basketball. She is on the minimed pump. I'm nervous about her falling down, falling on it and breaking it. I know these pumps run in the $1000's and she probably shouldn't take it off for an hour plus. I just ordered a sport pak that I hope will ease my fears of it breaking. Any suggestions or advice? Thanks.

Donating Blood???

Posted on November 14, 2010 at 3:46pm 4 Comments

Can people living with Diabetes donate blood?

Question about Basal Rates and Pumping?

Posted on August 3, 2010 at 10:01am 1 Comment

If a basal rate is for instance 0.50 units/hour is it given all at the beginning of the hour or divided up over the hour given every 5 or 10 minutes? I should probably know this but don't. Thank you. The pump is a medtronic paradigm. Thanks again.

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At 8:52pm on April 7, 2010, Florian Menninger Jr said…
Hi Renee and Michael, It was nice meeting you both and talking with you at the JDRF event last night. I have to say that I really enjoyed the talk by Dr Doug Melton. I am hoping for a cure in my life time and it might happen if I can add another 20 years to my life time :) I hope you will be able to make it sometime to our MA Pumpers Support Group meeting on the second Sat of the month in Woburn. You, Michael and your daughter are all invited.
Florian
At 6:04am on February 12, 2010, Angela said…
Hi Renee,thanks for commenting :). Diabetes is a scary thing both for the person with it and the person without it .I found the best thing that helps me is support from friends,my husband and meeting other diabetics really has helped. You can share your struggles and happiness with someone who really understands.I hope your daughter decides to join this forum BUT I'm so glad you did. You can learn alot from all of us and deliver what you learned to your daughter.That is great that she is going to go to camp.Is it a special one for diabetics ?either way,it will be great for her and she'll love meeting new friends and she'll be able to vent as well.I hope i have helped. you can ask me anything :).
At 5:21pm on September 28, 2009, Linda G said…

Best Wishes on your Special Day Renée!
At 2:58am on September 28, 2009, abyzer said…
hi Renee....
Wishing you A Very Happy Birthday".
Have a Great Day and a Terrific Year :)
At 4:13pm on March 17, 2009, Bernard said…
Hi Renee

Welcome. Do you know about the insulin pumpers group that meets in Woburn on the 2nd Saturday of each month? You might find it useful to go to a meeting. We're all adults but we have a lot of experience with insulin pumps.

I know some continuous glucose monitor folks find that IV 3000 helps keep the sensors in place for longer. I hope you find a solution that works for you.

I'm also in Massachusetts. Check out the New England Diabetes group here, you'll find other folks from Massachusetts in that group.
At 12:53pm on March 16, 2009, Jeffrey said…
Renee, here is giving you a warm and friendly welcome to TuDiabetes.com. This is a very neat site/blog that we all use to help and support each other. I hope to see you and your participation often. Please feel free to join any of our Groups and Forums. If I can be of any assistance please feel free to ask. Again, welcome aboard!!
At 12:30pm on March 16, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
You should definitely join the Omnipod users group:
http://tudiabetes.com/group/omnipodusers
At 12:29pm on March 16, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
Hello Renee,


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