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Sue59's Discussions

Hooray! Dexcom STUDIO is now compatible with Windows 8‏

Started Mar 11 0 Replies

I received the following email today:A new version of Dexcom STUDIO, our Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sofware, has been approved by the FDA and we are pleased to announce that it is now compatible…Continue

Join the Crusade

Started Feb 17 0 Replies

One of our members, suebcool of Harrisburg, Pa. is a fellow guest blogger on, the blog of another of our members,…Continue

Medicare's Refusal to Cover CGM

Started this discussion. Last reply by BearBird85 Jan 12. 3 Replies

One of our members, Suebcool, has written a blog about Medicare's refusal to cover continuous glucose monitors.…Continue

Diabetes and Loss of Limbs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Apr 24, 2013. 19 Replies

There was a discussion at work yesterday, I wasn't part of it but it was pretty loud so I heard parts of it. Apparently it was about the smoking commercials on TV and people who have lost their arms…Continue


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Latest Activity

Sue59 might attend Emily Coles's event
Jun 12
Sue59 and Coastal1 are now friends
Jun 4
Sue59 replied to Dave's discussion 'Tubed pump users: Why do you prefer over Omnipod?'
"In the US, we have the option of purchasing for $8 a plastic bag which will hold 50 used pods. We put the filled bag into a FedEx postage paid envelope and it goes to Orlando, Fl. (at least mine do) for recycling. If I don't have it sent to me…"
Jun 4
Sue59 replied to Lloyd's discussion 'Combined glucose sensor and infusion set'
"I agree with Clare. But next year I'll be on Medicare, and right now Medicare doesn't cover the Dex or OmniPod, so if my retiree insurance won't cover them, I'll have to transition to a tubed pump. Ugh."
Jun 4
Sue59 replied to Adam Thompson's discussion 'Dexcom G4 keeps breaking'
"I have never had mine break. I keep it in a Tallygear cover which completely covers it and I wear it on a Spibelt."
Jun 4
Sue59 commented on Emily Coles's video

TuDiabetes Live Interview with Robert Geho: the Liver's Role in Diabetes

"I just finished watching the video. I was pleased with the amount of information Mr. Geho presented about the liver's role in insulin and blood glucose management and am looking forward to being able to use this new drug to get insulin to my…"
Jun 2
Sue59 might attend Emily Coles's event

Live interview with Bennet Dunlap, of Diabetes Advocates at TuDiabetes homepage

May 29, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
1-2pm PT (4-5pm ET, 9-10pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live event Bennet Dunlap is the blogger responsible for Your Diabetes May Vary and the creator and site admin for …See More
May 27
Sue59 replied to Joe's discussion 'Dexcom transmitter life.'
"Unfortunately, there isn't much competition; I'm not willing to go with Medtronic's CGM, although my son uses it. I do agree that it's a ripoff though."
Apr 16
Sue59 is attending Emily Coles's event

Live interview: "the Athletic Diabetic" with Gary Scheiner, CDE at TuDiabetes homepage

March 18, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Bring your toughest diabetes questions!!  Gary is up for a challenge.Gary is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump and continuous glucose monitor user and trainer, and Masters-level exercise physiologist.  He serves on the advisory boards of several diabetes device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies; volunteers…See More
Mar 17
Sue59 replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'I think the government is lying to me...'
"Absolutely contact a navigator. They will find the best plan for you. My son did. He told her what he needed (pump, CGM, insulin, test strips, endo, etc) and she found a plan that was a good match that he could afford."
Mar 13
Sue59 shared Diabetes News and Interest's discussion on Twitter
Mar 13
Sue59 replied to Judy's discussion 'Medicare non-coverage of Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Type 1 Diabetics'
"Sue from Pennsylvania (member Suebcool here)has written a blog explaining the bill and how to support it."
Mar 11
Sue59 posted a discussion

Hooray! Dexcom STUDIO is now compatible with Windows 8‏

I received the following email today:A new version of Dexcom STUDIO, our Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sofware, has been approved by the FDA and we are pleased to announce that it is now compatible with Windows 8! Since you are a current user of the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM CGM system, we wanted to let you know how this approval impacts you.What does this mean to me and what (if any) steps do I need to take?If you have been previously unable to use Dexcom STUDIO because you have a Windows 8 operating…See More
Mar 11
Sue59 replied to Denise's discussion 'Dexcom G4 not Accurate'
"Denise, Sorry you are having difficulty with the G4. I find it works best to calibrate before I go to bed and when I wake up in the morning. In other words, when my blood sugar is not rising or falling due to a recent bolus or food, when the arrow…"
Mar 8
Sue59 commented on BadShoe's group 'CGM Reimbursement Advocacy'
"I am a Type 1 diabetic since 1988. I have been using the Dexcom pump since January 2010, and it has made a huge improvement in my blood sugar control, while minimizing hypoglycemic episodes. I will be on Medicare next year, and fear losing insurance…"
Mar 7
Sue59 joined BadShoe's group

CGM Reimbursement Advocacy

This group offers those interested in advocacy efforts for CGM reimbursement a common hub to share ideas, opportunities and promote common efforts.See More
Mar 7

Profile Information

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?
information from other diabetics
Date diagnosed
August 1, 1988
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?

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At 3:29am on June 28, 2012, Linda G said…

Wow! You're a featured member....congratulations Sue!

At 7:02am on January 7, 2012, acidrock23 said…

Thank you very much Sue! I appreciate the support although, now that I think about it, there are *a lot* of people who are *a lot* more active than I am lurking in the "Athletic Diabetics" group, "Diabetics Who Run Marathons" group, etc. I feel like *they* should be getting the awards? I don't see them on the forums as much though. Maybe a "marketing" award would be more appropriate? I should post my tubby "before" pics to really inspire people but I don't want anyone to throw up their carbs...

At 6:35am on June 22, 2011, Sig71 said…
Thanks. I have a meeting to get ready for at 11, will try to check out the boards today. Thanks again for the links and persistence in getting me to look.
At 4:47pm on June 9, 2011, Trisha01 said…

So glad that they finally approved it for you! Insurances are something else, eh? I didn't post in that group, since I'm not a member of that one.

At 9:33pm on March 16, 2011, Trisha01 said…
Sue, thanks for the invite. It is great being with all our old friends again!
At 5:50pm on March 8, 2011, David G. said…
On your forum--smile,breath, scream, help
At 7:19am on January 17, 2011, Robyn said…
Great Playlist!! I like U2, too!! LOL Take care. xo
At 8:20am on January 16, 2011, Robyn said…
Hi Hon....Yes, I believe you have to create your own playlist. It has been so long I have forgot how to get it all started. LOL I know how to add and delete from mine....good luck. Hope you are doing well and take care.
At 7:30am on January 16, 2011, Weenie said…
Hi Sue, Thanks~!!
That date was wrong.
I don't know where I come up with that. The first time I went into the hospital and was diganosed with Diabetes was on April 28, 1988.
How I remember is it was My Youngest sons 16th Birthday. He was born April 28, 1972.
At 9:43am on January 9, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD WIDE LOVING, CARING, & UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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