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SiggyB replied to Dave's discussion 'Sensor placement' in the group Dexcom Users
"Clare, No I dont use anything except I think its called Skin Prep before putting it on. I am not having issues with the tape not sticking, after day 7 its a crap shoot to when I will get the ??? 's, once I get these I try and stop the sensor,…"
Apr 17
SiggyB replied to Dave's discussion 'Sensor placement' in the group Dexcom Users
"Shelby, Well Im glad to say that I have now used both arms. The first one lasted about 8 days and the second one is now hitting day 7 so we will see. I found that the second one is not as "Accurate" as the first one, but Im sure thats just…"
Apr 17
SiggyB replied to Dave's discussion 'Sensor placement' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have been using the Dexcom for over 3 months always using my abdomen, thanks to this site, this morning I put my first sensor in my arm, have to admit, was a little nervous, but so far so good, will see what night time brings. Thank you to…"
Apr 3
SiggyB replied to Michelle Powley's discussion 'Are glucose sensors covered by any individually purchased plans?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I live in BC and employed by an employer who uses Alberta Blue Cross, all of my CGM Supplies are covered, I am very very fortunate."
Apr 1
dishers replied to SiggyB's discussion 'FINALLY...I get the Dexcom G4 from Animas Canada early next week' in the group Canada Diabetes
"thanks taryn, will see if my insurance company will pay for it. crossing fingers. p.s. something wrong with the page, could not click reply on your comment. the add reply button was behind the right column bar, so replying here,"
Dec 13, 2013
Taryn replied to SiggyB's discussion 'FINALLY...I get the Dexcom G4 from Animas Canada early next week' in the group Canada Diabetes
"A box of 4 sensors is $340 (so $85 per sensor), Animas told me, which should theoretically last a month if you use a sensor every 7 days. However, I wore my first sensor for 14 days. I actually would have been able to keep using it, I think, but my…"
Dec 13, 2013
dishers replied to SiggyB's discussion 'FINALLY...I get the Dexcom G4 from Animas Canada early next week' in the group Canada Diabetes
"hi Taryn do you know what it would cost monthly for it? (the supplies)"
Dec 12, 2013
Taryn replied to SiggyB's discussion 'FINALLY...I get the Dexcom G4 from Animas Canada early next week' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I am in Ontario and got my Dex a few weeks ago now. I did not involve my endo at all. Just ordered it over the phone and paid for it."
Dec 12, 2013
dishers replied to SiggyB's discussion 'FINALLY...I get the Dexcom G4 from Animas Canada early next week' in the group Canada Diabetes
"does your Endo have to sign for a CGM in Ontario?"
Dec 11, 2013
SiggyB replied to Taryn's discussion 'Just got my Dexcom G4 in Toronto!' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Most definitley found it overwhelming to begin with. Still, and remember its only been 10 days and I only uploaded the data once so far to the pc, but it is overwhelming to look at and to try and decipher things. As for the data on the device as you…"
Dec 5, 2013
SiggyB replied to Taryn's discussion 'Just got my Dexcom G4 in Toronto!' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Hey there Taryn, I have had the same sensor in now for 10 consecutive days. It is not uncomfortable what so ever to me. I notice the readings as everyone says for the first 3-4 days are off by a fair margin, but as time goes on it seems to improve.…"
Dec 5, 2013
SiggyB replied to SiggyB's discussion 'FINALLY...I get the Dexcom G4 from Animas Canada early next week' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Yes you are correct. My coverage is through Alberta Blue Cross which is a taxable benifit through the company I work for. Extended medical not government funded."
Nov 28, 2013
Jim T replied to SiggyB's discussion 'FINALLY...I get the Dexcom G4 from Animas Canada early next week' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I too am a little confused. I live in Alberta and the government does approve paying for insulin pump therapy products such as pumps, tubing, test strips, and pump supplies but they do not cover CGM's I've tried. In Alberta you also have…"
Nov 28, 2013
SiggyB replied to SiggyB's discussion 'FINALLY...I get the Dexcom G4 from Animas Canada early next week' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Its always tough especially having high hopes for things like this. We have to remember to give them a chance andd use them properly. Do not use it as a glucometer, but use it for its trends and things. How do foods react when I give myself insuling…"
Nov 27, 2013
lvdb2009 replied to SiggyB's discussion 'FINALLY...I get the Dexcom G4 from Animas Canada early next week' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I am a stay at home Mom with only Non Group Alta Blue Cross Extended Health Coverage. You state you are with a company so I assume you have Group coverage which is often better and likely the reason you have a better response. I sent in the question…"
Nov 27, 2013
SiggyB replied to Taryn's discussion 'Just got my Dexcom G4 in Toronto!' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Remember...Dont pay attention to th enumber on the device, only use it for the actions on the graph....rising, falling, etc. Just a word of advice"
Nov 27, 2013

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February 1, 1979
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7.2
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Pump
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Minimed Paridigm 522

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At 5:46pm on March 15, 2011, Jesus Ingles said…
Welcome to our wonderful cyber home away from home. Hope you stay awhile, if you have any questions or just need some support, please feel free to reach out to any of us since we’re all here for each other. Look around and join any groups or discussions that might be of interest.
At 3:39pm on March 15, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR GREAT BIG (WORLD WIDE) LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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At 3:05am on March 15, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it is a great way to get to know the community.
At 9:22pm on March 14, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home Siggy.....fellow Canadian!
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, 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 and take a look at the Canada Embassy page as well, by going to the headings in the aqua coloured box in the upper left hand of the home page. Click on "DHF Grassroots". Once you're in scroll down, click on "Canada embassy", and voilà!
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