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Type1 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"I guess I must be extra lucky then. I've used them since 2004 and have never had any pump problems. I've been on their CGMS for 5 years and they had also been trouble free. The new predictive alarm feature has saved me more than once. I am…"
Nov 13
Type1 replied to Taylar's discussion 'Sensors and transmitter' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Which Medtronic sensors, if any, do you currently use? Sof-sensors or Enlite sensors?"
Aug 29
Type1 replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Given Script for Lisinopril Even with Good Blood Pressure?'
"John G...many Drs do advise it. My VA Endo has had me on it for years."
Jun 14
Type1 left a comment for Neil C. Greathouse
"Neil, just saw your post. I get all my stuff from the VA and have been using CGMS for 5 years from them. Something is not right. I know of many Vets using CGMS through the VA."
Jun 14
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Mar 11
Type1 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"Not much else I can add that I haven't already. If it's not working ... and you want it to work - call them. Your choice."
Mar 22, 2013
Type1 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"The Java wasn't properly getting installed for one thing. It takes too many words to explain all the issues...but I assure you they can get you working properly again. Took about 1 hour of checking settings and changing a couple things...but…"
Mar 21, 2013
Type1 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"STOP the bus...I finally got help, and...everything works great now. It's hard to explain and each of you may have something different...but....call that number and tell them. The GREAT guy who helped me is "Eli" and he is fantastic…"
Mar 21, 2013
Type1 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"This is what they told me; "" Thank you for contacting Medtronic Diabetes. I am sorry to hear that you have experienced some problems with Carelink Personal. We would like to perform some troubleshooting in order to determine the cause of…"
Mar 21, 2013
Type1 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"Bill...For the last several months I have not had any luck either. The same thing Natalie said happens to me. However, when I go to the VA hospital to see my Diabetic nurse, she has software that links directly and does not have any trouble…"
Mar 21, 2013
Type1 replied to Amber's discussion 'working out with the pump' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"http://www.spibelt.com/diabeticsupplies.php This is what I use for many occasions. Being very active would require me to intake carbs often, due to constantly getting low. Best of luck, Ron Type 1 - 30 years MM 722+CGMS"
Jun 3, 2012
Type1 replied to Timothy's discussion 'I found either a nice bonus feature or it's a bug.' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have the MM722 and it's been this way for years for me."
Feb 28, 2012
Type1 replied to jasonb's discussion 'Where else do you use for insertion sites besides your stomach?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I've been pumping for over 10 years now. For quite some time now I use my upper thigh areas. Wearing jeans, if I put my hand into my pocket, I can feel the site. After 20 years of injections, I have way too much scar tissue on my stomach, so…"
Feb 23, 2012
Type1 and NatalieHodge are now friends
Dec 19, 2011
Type1 replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Dept. of Veterans Affairs Support for CGMS'
"Congratulations Mary - well done. The VA gave me my first pump in 2005 and my first CGMS in 2009. I've been type 1 for at least 30 years and so far I'm still able to do the battle every day with it.I haven't felt my feet in at least…"
Nov 19, 2011
Type1 replied to crash's discussion 'Bad teeth, Bad sugars' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Why lie, I just change my sensitivity and or change basil/bolus settings when needed. I even have to do that when changing seasons from witner to summer."
Sep 1, 2011

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
Date diagnosed
June 1, 1982
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
MM722 + CGMS
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I am type 1. Agent Orange destroyed my pancreas while in Vietnam. Thank you US government for forcing us to go and then trying to kill us yourself.
Our government is our BIGGEST ENEMY.

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At 12:49pm on November 19, 2009, Sp!tf!re said…
Hi! Sweet bike

I'm moving up to MO in the next 6 months and need help!
I'm desperate and need to find a new doctor near KC, MO who is good with thryoid and diabetes type 1 also.
I'm a very TOUGH case.

Looking for a doctor who can work with me as an individual, readily prescribes Armour (dissected pig thyroid) doses not only by blood reference ranges but also by symptoms, who can work with minimed insulin pumps, knows how to work with athletes, has an incredible understanding of pituitary, hypothalamus, adrenal, thyroid relationship, can work with natural/integrative/holistic approaches.

if you can point me in a direction it would be a HUGE help.

thank you so much
At 6:08am on October 21, 2009, Marie B said…
thanks for the articles, I haven't read them all yet - just wanted to let you know I got them.
At 2:59pm on October 12, 2009, Kelly Rawlings said…
I'm from the vast lands known as the Shawnee Mission 'burbs, actually. Also a Drake grad. Nice to meet you online. It's always great to know more long-time PWDs!
At 8:52am on October 8, 2009, Marie B said…
Happy Birthday, Ron!
At 12:49am on October 8, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Hi and Happy Birthday!
At 6:36am on September 25, 2009, Tom Goffe said…
You are right, we do. As Ben Franklin famously said, "We must hang together, or we will all hang separately."
At 10:17am on September 23, 2009, Robyn said…



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