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Medtronic Australia giving Bayer monitor free give away

Hi all, Medtronic Australia are giving away 1 free contour meter to all Medtronic pump users. All you have to do is call them follow this link for all details http://www.medtronic-diabetes.com.au/products-and-accessories/paradigm-veo/Bayer-Contour-Link/index.htm
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"Medtronic have an offer on at the moment, CGM Enlite with 5 sensors for $375, basically they are giving the transmitter, etc away with 5 sensors, but you have to order via your diabetes educator or clinic. I ordered mine today, any the Bayer monitor…"
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For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm insulin pump.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin…See More
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"It didn't take me that long for both of my shoulders to freeze. The pain was pretty bad. I saw physical therapists (or are they physical terrorists?), internal medical doctors, rthopedistsand finally a rhumatologist. They tried quartizone…"
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"Hi Steve - Thanks for the offer. We are still trying to decide whether or not to do the trip. Matt has a cousin who, along with his partner, own a bed and breakfast in Queenstown, NZ. We've designed out trip so that we spend a majority of our…"
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Pumping 1st change at home

Posted on November 2, 2007 at 7:34am 0 Comments

Hi All,

Today was the first day to change my infusion set and CGM sensor at home, hmmm its 0730 and BG check says 10.3 (185) a little high but that’s ok I guess (?). Take out the infusion set no problem a sticky stuff from the dressing is very sticky - anyone know of a good…



Posted on November 1, 2007 at 8:02am 2 Comments

Hi All,

I am now a pumper! I got and was trained how to use my Medtronic 722 on Tuesday, I also have a CGM working too. So far its been great a few little mess ups and all my fault (over calibration of the CGM - not funny) and not sleeping due to thinking the alarm is going to go off and dozing off and then it does!; but all in all its attached and working. Still getting used to it and today is atill only day 2.5 :o) . The trainer said that most pumpers name their pump's to give it…


Where to wear a pump at night ?

Posted on August 21, 2007 at 12:41am 4 Comments

I know everyone on a pump has to decide this and I may have to too (hopefully) but where does everyone wear or do with their pump at night, I’ve heard put under the pillow, leave it to find a place or buy a waste holder (haven’t found one on the net yet) any suggestions, advice would be welcomed …

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At 9:42am on October 13, 2009, Robert H Parker Jr said…
Hi Steve -
Thanks for the offer. We are still trying to decide whether or not to do the trip. Matt has a cousin who, along with his partner, own a bed and breakfast in Queenstown, NZ. We've designed out trip so that we spend a majority of our time in NZ with their B&B as our base and about one week in Syndey. I'll let you know if it all comes together.

I just recently found an endocrinologist who has a terrific Nurse Practitioner who used to work for Medtronic. She has taught me how to better utilize the features on my pump and I'm starting to see my A1C come down from the low nines...(ouch!).
At 2:30pm on October 10, 2009, Robert H Parker Jr said…
Hi Steve -
Enjoyed your photos. My partner and I may be visiting NZ and Syndey in February. I am competely new to this site. It looks like you have been a member for a couple of years. Has it been of value? - Bob
At 8:28am on September 18, 2007, Daena said…
Hey Steve, nice to 'meet' you! That's cool...you lived and survived Singapore for three years. Despite the crazy weather (it's so humid now!). I'd say my biggest temptation here is the food. Not particularly good for a diabetic, I'd say.
At 4:05pm on August 22, 2007, Deirdre said…
Hi Steve,
How do the pumps in the UK compare to the ones in the States? Are the models available?
At 6:08pm on August 18, 2007, Deirdre said…
I noticed on one of your post that you are trying to get funding for a pump. Is the pump or pump supplies covered by insurance in the UK?
At 9:49am on August 17, 2007, Dan Design said…
Welcome Steve. Glad you found us.
At 8:27am on August 17, 2007, Marston A said…
Hey Steve,

Thought I'd drop by and say hi, welcome to TuDiabetes!!

How long have you been an Oracle consultant?
At 3:01pm on August 16, 2007, Doris D said…
OK I want to know how you quit smoking? I ran out of cig's yeaterday and as of 12:00p.m. I was going crazy and driving anyone around me the same!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't do that cold turkey!!!!! Like my "lovely" husband dared to suggest! I was the only child and on 1 side the only grandchild and the only grand niace. Wanna talk about spoiled! Yeah I was! On my dad's side though he had 9 sisters and brothers and I am 1 of 45 grandkids. Yeah there was alotof us on that side! HA! Bless my grandmother's heart she died when I was 6 months old and my grandfather died when I was 5. Maybe too many kids and grandkids? Gotta go cook supper for these ppl.
At 11:34am on August 16, 2007, Doris D said…
Hey Steve,
It WILL be a sugest (whatever sp) for yoy! I dpn't want to make my story sound like a sucess it is what happened to me and what is happening to me now! Yes I've had some really hard times but the good has by far out weighed the bad. I mean 2 girl and a granddughter whatelse could I ask for? Ugh.......maybe a million dollars and right now a cig!!!
At 7:27am on August 16, 2007, Doris D said…
Welcome! Another Type 1! We hava to stick together or the Type 2's and 1.5's will take over! HA!




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