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Rich De Vries
  • 61, Male
  • Kirkland
  • United States
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"Hi Etta, My endo is Dr K. Gross at the Polyclinic on Broadway. He was previously at VMMC but left about two years ago. I have been very pleased working with him and the support he gives. I have also been a part of the original DCCT study and the…"
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"Hi Rich, Reaching out to some type 1's to compare notes after having had diabetes for 48 years. I am still very active and struggle with the balance of food, exercise, and insulin."
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October 1, 1978
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Pump, Diet and Exercise
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Animas 2020

Posted on January 26, 2008 at 8:04am 2 Comments


I am interested to know if anyone is using the Animas 2020 w/ezManager software and a Palm Pilot. I'd like to know if you feel it is worthwhile. I also use an Ultra Smart glucometer.


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At 4:50pm on March 27, 2010, Linda G said…
Best Wishes on your Special Day Rich! How have you been keeping?

At 3:46am on April 27, 2009, Ellen Hayes said…
Hi Rich,
Reaching out to some type 1's to compare notes after having had diabetes for 48 years. I am still very active and struggle with the balance of food, exercise, and insulin.
At 9:00pm on December 30, 2008, Ryan said…
Just wondering after so many years with Diabetes, have you had any complicatons?
At 4:31pm on December 28, 2008, Toni Crebbin said…
I like the Ping, and wear the Dex also. I never use the calorie king though, but really like the remote. If you ever come up this way, give me a heads up.
At 8:49am on December 28, 2008, Toni Crebbin said…
Hi Richard...I see you have joined the NW group. I am from Whidbey Island myself, and a fellow Animas pump wearer. However, I am now on the ping. Did you get your 2020 questions answered?
At 5:33pm on November 9, 2008, Deanna said…
I'm having trouble sending messages to inboxes. do you have an e-mail address I can send the questions to?
At 2:57pm on August 15, 2008, Rich De Vries said…
Hi MaryAnn,
Sorry to hear of your struggles with hypo unawarenss. It is comforting to know that I am not alone with this issue. I have been using a pump for the last 5 years and I would encourage you to consider using one as well. There is a lot of training that can be done with the pump and with the new continuous glucose monitors as well but the info can be very helpful in daily life.
It took basically two years and the use of lawyers to get my disability claim. I used the services of a national firm, Binder & Binder, but I'm sure a local disability lawyer office would work as well. Also, I have a great endocronologist who agreed to support my claim. The downside is the cost of the attorney's but if you are awarded a retroactive amount, it just from that settlement. I was not working, so that probably helped, too. We had great support from family & friends, one individual made our mortgage payments for a year.
I also started writing letters to my Congressman & Senators but I'm not sure how much influence they really gave to the effort.
Good luck with your claim.
At 10:12am on August 15, 2008, mary ann housley said…
Hi rich my name is mary ann and I am a type 1 for 31 years on 5 shots daily lantus and humalog insulin have a question for you? I see that you got disability because of hypoglycemia unawareness how did you do that? I applied twice and got denied I habe severe hypoflycemia unawateness and I have a home daycare business but it keep getting hardere because of this problem can you let me knwow how you got it how lng it took ect? I need advice! thanks mary ann
At 1:17pm on June 18, 2008, Type1CDE said…
PS-Congratulations on your daughter moving back (:
At 1:16pm on June 18, 2008, Type1CDE said…
Really! Funny- I see you are originally from Sumas. My husband's family had a dairy farm between Lynden and Sumas on the Halverstick Rd. It burned down almost 20 years ago. When we were married we lived in Everson on the new dairy and then moved to NW Iowa to work on a larger dairy...Now we just built a dairy with his Uncles here...so I guess we are here to stay - but I miss WA! ( : We will be back at the end of the month for a family wedding...



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