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Rick replied to Marypat's discussion 'Mail order insulin' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Been getting insulin as long as mail order has been around. I have had one bad shipment. Insulin is shipped in cool packs that have ice. Just can't let it sit in the sun for hours. I would not worry."
Mar 24, 2013
Rick joined LoriRode's group


Foot pain, numbness, nerve pain, does anyone else know what I'm going through? Yes, we do!See More
Feb 11, 2013
Rick replied to Rebel50's discussion 'Denied CGM with 723 pump' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"It does vary by insurance. I was fortunate enough to switch to a carrier that covered the CGM- but, the new carrier did require the endo to write a statement that i was having lows. Of course. all of us know that highs need to be reacted to as wells."
Mar 12, 2011
Rick updated their profile
Feb 1, 2011
Rick updated their profile photo
Feb 1, 2011
Rick joined Michelle Reinhardt's group


For those who have gastroparesis. Needing more information or just here for support.See More
Feb 1, 2011
Rick joined Manny Hernandez's group
Nov 14, 2010
Rick joined Mike Campana's group

Cycling Diabetics

This group is dedicated to all of the diabetics out there who share a love for cycling. All disciplines are welcome!
Sep 26, 2010
Rick joined Manny Hernandez's group

Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm insulin pump.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin…See More
Aug 29, 2010
Rick and Ivette are now friends
May 10, 2010
Vicki and Rick are now friends
Mar 27, 2010
Rick commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"Boy, the memories- 38 years form me- found out I had "it" when I fell asleep in French class watching the Sorrow and the Pity in French- and the teacher could not wake me up. For me it was Tab, Fresca and Shasta Cola- I had been sucking…"
Feb 5, 2010
Rick joined Robert Yancey's group

Type1 for 30 Plus Years

For those who've had Type 1 diabetes for a long time. I don't really care how long. Just long.
Feb 5, 2010
Rick might attend Bernard's event

2nd Annual New England Diabetes Meetup at Near Boston, Massachusetts

August 1, 2009 from 12pm to 4pm
Please mark this date in your calendar for the2nd Annual New England Diabetes Meetup.We had a lot of fun at the first and we hope you can make it to the 2nd one. Please note that I've changed the date to the first Saturday in August, I hope that you can make it.Once again the picnic will be at Beaverbrook Reservation in Waltham. This is a great place for a relaxing afternoon with friends. Bring your own food and drink (no alcohol allowed in Beaverbrook). We'll have a canopy setup in case it…See More
Jul 15, 2009
Rick commented on Rebecca's blog post 'My life on meds with pain..oh, and DIABETES'
"I truly empathize with you. I have has the same diagnoses for almost 25 years. My endocrinologist (female) says that I have "female symptomology" i.e, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue I take 60 mg of Cymbalta for depression-it has the good…"
Apr 15, 2009
Rick joined Manny Hernandez's group

New England Diabetes

This group is for you if you live in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island or Connecticut.
Apr 15, 2009

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May 22, 1972
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Medtronics 722

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At 9:38pm on April 3, 2009, tracy said…
Rick - welcome to TuDiabetes - it's wonderful to have you join us here!
At 10:19pm on April 1, 2009, Olga Gonzalez-Ramos said…
Hello Rick:
W E L C O M E!!!!!!!!

You have found a very active and caring diabetic community.You are going to
love this place.

Stay strong and prepare to give Diabetes a firm fight!!!!

Olga Gonzalez-Ramos
DHF Ambassador
New York & New Jersey
At 6:35pm on April 1, 2009, Scott said…
Hi Rick! Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!

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