Sandy Palmer
  • Female
  • Orlando, FL
  • United States
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Sandy Palmer's Discussions


Animas Ping

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Sandy Palmer replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'WHO HAS A G4??' in the group Dexcom Users
"I received my G4 about 4 days ago and I did pull out the transmitter. :o( I still have 3 7+ sensors but I might just hook up the G4 and put in the 7+ sensors inbetween. I wouldn't have upgraded if my plus had still been in waranty but my 7+ is…"
Nov 3, 2012
Sandy Palmer commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Daricel, See below. I have been flying since before I could walk. (Military brat) and there is a big difference between them doing their job protecting people and harrassing people."
Apr 3, 2012
Sandy Palmer commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Jay, I usually do that. I have not had any problems like this before. I flew out of Des Moines / IA and they would have pulled guns if they had them. They were so bad and hostile that they started to scare my 8 year old daughter so I wasn't up…"
Apr 3, 2012
Sandy Palmer commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Ellie, In Iowa after only seeing my pump as I wasn't wearing the dex at that time they swabbed me for gun stuff from top to bottom as well. I think that ALL airport personel should have better and extensive medical device training so they…"
Apr 3, 2012
Sandy Palmer commented on Brea's group 'Diabetics with Depression'
"Thank you. I have already been taking the Happy Camper for a while and just wanted to know if anyone else saw differences in how their numbers ran? I have huge spikes and generally up and down in an extreme way. When I take the HC my spikes…"
Mar 20, 2012
Sandy Palmer commented on Brea's group 'Diabetics with Depression'
"Has anyone ever tried the herbal formula "Happy Camper"? Has it influenced how your numbers run? Thank you"
Mar 20, 2012
Sandy Palmer joined Brea's group

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any diabetics who also suffer from the terrible disease of depression....this is the place where we can all help each other!If you need help now, DIAL 911See More
Mar 20, 2012
Sandy Palmer replied to Jaybyrd's discussion '"New" Animas Vibe video (Europe)' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I try not to even think about it b/c it hurts sooo bad. I just want to fly over to Germany and get me a Vibe soo bad. What's the hold up FDA... Get off your hineys... Come on already. lol Ok I'm going back to my "pretending it is not…"
Mar 19, 2012
Sandy Palmer replied to Danielle's discussion 'Looking to switch to the Animas from OmniPod...have some questions!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Hey guys. You know you can't sell your pumps. lol Donate them. I tell you there is nothing like giving a good pump to someone in need without insurance. I have through the years always donated mine and only to people without coverage. :o)"
Mar 19, 2012
Sandy Palmer replied to Danielle's discussion 'Looking to switch to the Animas from OmniPod...have some questions!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Jeff, what do you hate about your Animas? I have been on probably every brand of pump out there and think this is actually a really nice pump. I did love my paradigm though too. Just curious why you hate yours? Sandy"
Mar 19, 2012
Sandy Palmer replied to dgzee's discussion 'Mystery' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Dawn, If the syringe is bringing the sugars back down then it must be something with the pump and/or supplies of it. If I were you I'd check to make sure you don't have any of the faulty cartriges and if you don't I would send the…"
Mar 19, 2012
Sandy Palmer replied to Roark's discussion 'Anyone else seeing this?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I will start paying attention. I haven't had any problems but not sure I have had that batch number."
Mar 19, 2012
Sandy Palmer replied to Jaybyrd's discussion 'New Dex' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hi Cathy, I think my numbers are not AS accurate in the first few days but when I say that I don't mean they are way off. Maybe 20 to 40 pts but as the sensor ages the numbers get more and more accurate sometimes just being 1 to 5pts off the BS…"
Mar 19, 2012
Colleen in NH and Sandy Palmer are now friends
Jan 10, 2012
Sandy Palmer commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Brevard, just to warn you. Tricare sees the sensors not as supplies and Tricare Prime does NOT cover any part of this. I faught for years with every med nec letter from every specialist you could possibly ask for. I do not see Tricare for life being…"
Dec 14, 2011
Sandy Palmer replied to Brian's discussion 'Dexcom 7 shows ??? not glucose.' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"What I would do at this point but this is just me. I turn the sensor off and leave it in and let it rest overnight (IF you are comfortable going without it) then I restart the next morning. Sometimes this does not help and the sensor is indeed done…"
Dec 8, 2011

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Connecting with other diabs and finding the best pump
Date diagnosed
October 1, 1982
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
10.2% Oh my, this has to change!!! Working on taking care of the burn out...
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Started the ping today 6/4/09

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Sandy Palmer's Blog

Back on my Ping

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 6:44pm 11 Comments

I chose to give the Pod a try and I hated it. It worked for a little while b/c I forced myself to make it work and then customer service was the worst I have ever had in almost 20yrs of pumping. Back on my Ping and I can't believe I ever tried any other. Thank God my Endo told me to order a full supply for my Ping as if he knew the Pod wouldn't work for me and he wanted me to not give up the Ping. I LOVE it and will not ever do this again. I set it at minimal stuff b/c all those whistles and… Continue

Went with Animas

Posted on April 20, 2009 at 8:48pm 8 Comments

I'm excited about ordering the Animas Ping tomorrow. I am still debating what color though. Black, green or pink. Decisions are not easy specially when they don't really matter. :o)

Thank you to every one that gave me tips and replied to all my questions. This site is awsome.

To Pod or not to Pod

Posted on April 18, 2009 at 9:39pm 3 Comments

I really would like to try the Pod to see if I would like it. I've read a lot of bad reviews on it though and wonder about that. I know from first hand exp that I usually don't post unless I'm unhappy so all the good stories you don't really get that much.

I'm hoping that I can have a trial run before I have to make up my mind and see how I would like it, sleep with it, just live with it in general. I've been on a DIABETIC BURN OUT streak for the last 3years now and don't really know… Continue

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At 11:28am on December 1, 2011, Andrew Tumsuden said…

hey sandy did your comments get deleted because mine did

At 5:50pm on April 28, 2011, Laura S. said…
Hi Sandy: Re pods, I have a hot tub which I use pretty much daily for arthritis conditions. The Omni cant go in the hot tub, so sites would be limited.
Yes, they are cheaper!
At 3:14pm on April 14, 2011, Hamish Norton said…
Hi Sandy,
I made some good progress with tuning my basal profile. I've managed to sort out most of the morning and afternoon. I still need to have a good go at night.
I've had the last couple of days off though as I've been not so much busy but really stressed. One of those things at are completely out of your control and that you can influence. No fun that's for sure. My blood glucose level wouldn't come down yesterday from the high teens (in mmol/L, which is equivalent to 270-360mg/dL). I might blog about it later.
How are you? Did you have a bit of go/look at your basal profile?
Oh and also I played around in excel and I think there is a way that you can just put in how much your blood glucose changed and get it to recommend a change to your basal. More playing/coding to get it to work in full (yet another thing I could blog about).
Kind regards,
At 3:12pm on April 13, 2011, Seth said…
That is hilarious about the bomb squad! I almost spit coffee on my computer. I have a friend who is on a Ping and loves it, she thinks my Pod is "Giant". We have fun going back and forth about whose is better.
At 10:30am on April 13, 2011, carrp12000 said…
MM Revel. Ive tried the Pod and most experiances were bad so Ive been going back and forth for a little while. Im done with it now.
At 9:31pm on April 8, 2011, Courty1 said…
Hey Sandy! Thanks for asking... I spoke to my dr about it and he will work w/ the Omnipod, said he prefers MM or one other but he does have a few patients that use the pod. So I wore the trial pod for a few days and loved it. Hardly remembered I was wearing it! So I've started the ordering process with my ins co. and the contracted co. they use for supplies. Just playing the waiting game for now... Hope to hear something next week. Again, thanks for your feedback and I will let you know how I like the pod if all comes together financially!
At 7:23pm on April 8, 2011, Hamish Norton said…
Sweet. I'm checking my basal and thought that I'd better change my site because it was a little old and I didn't want all my efforts of starvation to go to waste. At least I can be fairly comfortable that the 1 unit won't have much of an effect. Thanks.
At 7:16pm on April 8, 2011, Hamish Norton said…
That's very cool that you have donated your old pumps. Very cool.
Yeah the only alarms I get are when the pump is worried about itself. No alarms to tell me what to do to manage my D.
Questions: Do you prime your cannula when you put a new one in? I push 1 unit through a new cannula. Or should I not bother?
At 6:05pm on April 8, 2011, Hamish Norton said…
We're a bit backward down here in NZ. Not in everything though. I think Roche may have brought Disetronic out of something. My pump has a factory date of sometime in 2010.
At 9:00pm on April 7, 2011, Hamish Norton said…
Hi Sandy, pleased to meet you. Sounds like you like your Pink Ping like I like my Might D-TRONplus. No bells, no whistles, just a simple pump that works.



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