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Kaiser-Permanente in Northern, VA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Apr 4, 2012. 9 Replies

Hello Everyone,I currently have individual insurance through Anthem BC/BS and the cost is just killing us. I am looking at some HMO options including Kaiser-Permanente. I am very new to this but have…Continue

Tags: goods, coverage, medical, durable, Kaiser-Permenente

MM CGM vs. Dexcom

Started this discussion. Last reply by Korrie Sep 11, 2011. 10 Replies

I am a current MM 722 user with a now dead Dexcom unit and I am considering replacing it with the MM CGM. I love the Dexcom unit and would gladly get it again but I am being lured by the thought of…Continue

Tags: Dexcom, MM, CGM

Trying to find my exercise sweet spot

Started this discussion. Last reply by William Aug 13, 2011. 11 Replies

I have finally gotten into a regular pattern of exercising 4 to 5 days a week. However, I just can't seem to find my sweet spot where I can push my endurance and not bottom out with my blood sugars.…Continue

Tags: BGs, exercise

Neuropathy? Heart issues?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sp!tf!re Oct 6, 2011. 22 Replies

After experiencing pains that feel like a pulse in my chest and back lasting less than a minute, I have had two echocardiagrams and 2 EKGs in the last year and all have come back normal. Aside from a…Continue

Tags: and, women, disease, heart, neuropathy

 

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mohe0001 replied to Sara's discussion 'Calling all self employed Diabetics with health insurance'
"I think you can purchase your policy when COBRA runs out."
Feb 26
Mike replied to Sara's discussion 'Issues w/ pumps after going through security' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Oh I had this happen to me and I had to have my pump replaced (which wasn't so simple). It's the new magnetic scanners, the regular metal detectors have never given me trouble but the one time I took my pump through one of those…"
Jun 6, 2013
Sara replied to Sara's discussion 'Issues w/ pumps after going through security' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Hello Everyone, I appreciate your feedback. I am willing to humor them and try the Energizers but I am not convinced its the issue. Other than when flying (and not even every time) my pump nor the batteries (no crashing, errors or otherwise funky…"
May 28, 2013
Sara replied to Sara's discussion 'Issues w/ pumps after going through security' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I've used Duracells since I started using a pump, primarily because I get them from Costco and that is what Costco sells. I never have battery issues and can get a good 4-5 weeks out of them. This issue only happens when I fly."
May 28, 2013
Sara replied to Sara's discussion 'Issues w/ pumps after going through security' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I'm not sure. It beeps a continuous beep until I take the battery out and displays A3 or A6 on the screen. When I change to a new battery it just beeps. This only happens a day or two after I have been on a plane. Not every time but…"
May 28, 2013
shoshana27 replied to Sara's discussion 'Issues w/ pumps after going through security' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"i only use ENERGIZER MAX for my medtronic 522 & any pump i had fefore"
May 27, 2013
jeff211 replied to Sara's discussion 'Issues w/ pumps after going through security' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Sara I can clearly say that the machines do not cause the malfunctions. I have operated this equipment for over 7 years and I pass through the metal detector and my supplies through the xray ach and every work day. The batteries on the other hand…"
May 23, 2013
Elizabeth replied to Sara's discussion 'Issues w/ pumps after going through security' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Huh. I've used all different kinds of batteries and never had any issues. I'm using Energizer rechargeables now only because I like being able to recharge them and not throw them away. I *did* notice that store-brand batteries don't…"
May 23, 2013
klutzj replied to Sara's discussion 'Issues w/ pumps after going through security' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks I am going to try this out. my pump has been crashing the last two weeks and all I have ever used is Duracell Procell's. I have been getting dead battery warnings the same day I put them in and motor fail error's. I hope this will…"
May 23, 2013
lisa c replied to Sara's discussion 'Issues w/ pumps after going through security' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Energizers are the only battery that works. Who knows whey, but i have tested the theory and durcell makes the pump crash."
May 23, 2013
bort269 replied to Sara's discussion 'Issues w/ pumps after going through security' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I started on a 523 Revel pump at the end of March and flew 4 times in 10 days last month. I was worried because I was sure it would set off the metal detector, but was surprised that it never did. I just stuffed it in my underwear and walked through…"
May 22, 2013
Linda B replied to Sara's discussion 'Issues w/ pumps after going through security' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have been wearing a Medtronic Minimed pump for 15 years. I have not flown in the past year, but prior to this year I flew often. I always just walked through the metal detectors, and I have never had a problem. I know we are not supposed to walk…"
May 22, 2013
Scott E replied to Sara's discussion 'Issues w/ pumps after going through security' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"What is the nature of the malfunction? Button error? Motor error? Low battery? I've had my share of motor errors, but they're not showstoppers; just disconnect, rewind/prime, reconnect. Call MedT when convenient. I can't correlate it…"
May 22, 2013
Sara added a discussion to the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
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Issues w/ pumps after going through security

I have had a pump since 2004 and travel at least a few times a year by plane. I have had 5 episodes (in the last 9 years) where after going through security (within a day or two) my pump will stop functioning. This usually happens in the wee hours of the morning waking me from a deep sleep. I never send it through xray or scanners and ask them to hand check it instead. They usually will swipe it with a thing that looks like a band-aid and then place the "band-aid" into a machine which will…See More
May 22, 2013
Sara updated their profile
May 22, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Sara's discussion 'Kaiser-Permanente in Northern, VA'
"Sorry, this was more than ten years ago. We used to go to the fairfax and springfield Kaiser. One possibility is to contact a local diabetes center, I know there are ones at Inova in Fairfax, Alexandria, Fair Oaks, Loudon and Mount Vernon. The staff…"
Apr 4, 2012

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
support and friendship
Date diagnosed
November 19, 1993
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic 722

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At 6:43pm on March 24, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home Sara.....

I see you've ALREADY made yourself at home.....AWESOME!!!
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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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Take care....and keep in touch!
At 12:16pm on March 22, 2011, Doris D said…
What Marie said. Hey I'm a fan of Skittles!
At 12:15pm on March 22, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR (sometimes confused, sometimes confident) FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's a link with loads of info on it to help our new member's get to know more "About Us": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 11:54am on March 22, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Sara, welcome! lots of us use jelly beans instead, or Skittles. let me know if you have any questions about our community.
At 11:07am on March 22, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
 
 
 

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