Romanova
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  • Atlanta, GA
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trauts replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Hi Romanova, I'm type 2, but a new pumper w/ CGM for the last 8 weeks. I also had some extreme swings, with CGM showing highs over 300 and lows down to 46, while my meter BG readings were 170-78. When I called Medtronics support, I was told the…"
Sep 17, 2013
nivlag1040 replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Hi there all; I'm new to the site but finding SO much great info!! I just got the CGM in December 2012, but didn't start actually using it until April. Still was getting used to it, the alarms, the insertion, the calibration, the…"
Sep 8, 2013
Clare replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"If you want to show your endo what is "realistic" and what is not here is a good paper http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/dia.2013.0051It is interesting that in this paper. The non-diabetic patients spend approximately 1.2…"
Sep 3, 2013
Romanova liked Jolynn's blog post My Brand New Pancreas
Jun 27, 2013
Romanova replied to Kiminee's discussion 'CGM Settings' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Yeah, I have my low set to 90 since it runs about 20 minutes behind. That has worked really well for me."
May 9, 2013
matchmo1 replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"My Endo's justification for NO lows is that they cause brain damage and memory loss. Well, I've been doing this for over 40 years, and I THINK my brain and memory are both working pretty well! I could not find anything on line to…"
May 9, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Some people find that the longer you use a sensor the better the accuracy. The FDA approved the current Medtronic sensor for 3 days. Some people, who shall remain nameless, like to buck the system and stretch the sensor to 6 days. On day three they…"
May 9, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I do calibrate Kate's if she's in the teens and stable as well...just not below say 14 or above 26? It's when you see really low or high isig numbers that you need to be careful about calibrating."
May 9, 2013
Romanova replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have had that issue too! Endos like to get rid of lows before highs. It can be EXTREMELY frustrating! My endo was trying to explain to me how fixing lows first should also decrease the number of high readings I get because high blood sugars are a…"
May 9, 2013
matchmo1 replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Hi Romanova. I've been using the CGM since January. By February, my Endo had my average BS running about 160, which is about 40 points higher than I'm used to. I was furious. She doesn't want me to have ANY lows at all. (Has anyone…"
May 9, 2013
Romanova replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"That's a good point. I have been doing boxing and weight lifting. I started in March."
May 7, 2013
caseylynn39 replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Also keep in mind the type of exercise you are doing. If you are stressing your body, it can cause highs. I have to careful running half marathons because I'm usually high due to the exertion. Weightlifting causes a spike too. And if you just…"
May 6, 2013
Romanova replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks, Nicole. I was using temporary basals but sometimes I would have to go all the way down to 0 percent so my endo changed my rates so that when I work out I would only have to take it down to 10 or 20 percent. He said that part of the reason I…"
May 6, 2013
Linda B replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Kate's Mom gave some great advice. It is important to calibrate when your BG is stable. It's OK if it's high, but it must be stable. You can tell if this is true by checking the ISIG on the sensor status screen. If it does not change…"
May 6, 2013
Nicole Olie replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Another thing to consider in relation to your exercise is perhaps to adjust your basal rate with a temporary basal during or after the exercise, rather than a standard basal change. (That way, if you skip a day, or exercise at a different time, you…"
May 6, 2013
Kate's Mom replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"We love Carelink too! Good luck and here's to smoother numbers!"
May 6, 2013

Profile Information

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?
I hope to get advice on self care from other type 1 diabetics.
Date diagnosed
December 5, 1995
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic

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At 8:48pm on January 10, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Romanova!!
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". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!

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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 4:59pm on January 10, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Romanova, If there is anything we love to do here it is to give advice. This is a group of caring and understanding people. Please checK out all this place has to offer. There is a wealth of information to be had.

Please feel at home, you are among friends.

At 12:11pm on January 10, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn 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 even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 10:28am on January 10, 2013, 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!!!

 
 
 

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