Sue59
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Type 1: Waxy looking skin?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Oct 8. 13 Replies

A nurse I work with told me that she can spot a type 1 diabetic because they have waxy looking skin and little color in their face. I can't decide whether that is true of me or not, but my type 1 son…Continue

What is your Dexcom sensor record?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Sep 30. 3 Replies

So I've been using the Dexcom since Jan. 2010, and I just beat my record for wearing a sensor. I started using the sensor August 31, and inserted it on my upper arm for the first time. I had always…Continue

Tags: longetivity, record, sensor, dexcom

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

 

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Sue59 replied to kristina16's discussion 'Pump Supply Deductible'
"Hi Kristina, Ouch, sorry to hear that. Are you on insurance through the Affordable Care Act? My son, also a type 1, is on MVP insurance in New York, and his deductible went up to $4000 mid year, and now he is paying 100% of his pump and sensor…"
Saturday
Sue59 replied to pancreaswanted's discussion 'well meaning people around lows'
"I have a job in public health, and am surrounded by RN's. Every time I test my blood sugar, one of them will ask if I am ok. I finally told them last week that I am only checking my blood sugar, but I do appreciate their concern. I also told…"
Dec 10
Sue59 might attend Emily Coles's event
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Live interview with Cynthia Rice update on #MedicareCoverCGM at TuDiabetes homepage

December 10, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
1pm PT4pm ET9pm GMT Cynthia Rice is Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy for JDRF. She is responsible for JDRF's advocacy to Congress, the executive branch, regulatory agencies, and health plans to accelerate therapies to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes.JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with the…See More
Dec 10
Sue59 replied to joy's discussion 'Omnipod and Medicare'
"Very strange, since Medicare will not cover the CGM for seniors."
Nov 23
Sue59 replied to bagpipegirl's discussion 'Lows at night'
"Knocking on wood, but I haven't had really bad lows since I got my Dexcom, almost 5 years ago. However when I used to get them, especially before my pump, I remember feeling a sense of hopelessness and dread. It was an awful feeling and I would…"
Nov 17
Sue59 replied to Adam Kaye's discussion 'Solara Medical'
"I get my Dexcom supplies from Foundation Care under my prescription benefits. They give outstanding customer service. I called last Monday for sensors; they were shipped the same day."
Nov 17
Sue59 replied to mohe0001's discussion 'Am I being paranoid? I'm going to stock pile insulin....'
"Wow, with all the work you're doing on your spreadsheets, it doesn't sound like you're a lazy person!"
Oct 18
Sue59 replied to Wanderingbookworm's discussion 'On the pump and feel exhausted'
"I was thinking the same thing as Kelly. I had a sleep study done in January and am now on a CPAP machine. It has made all the difference in the world."
Oct 13
Holger Schmeken liked Sue59's discussion Type 1: Waxy looking skin?
Oct 9
Brian (bsc) replied to Sue59's discussion 'Type 1: Waxy looking skin?'
"I brought my wife with me once to an endo appointment and she actually asked the endo to tell me to stop injecting through my clothes because it left blood stains on my t-shirts. My endo looked at me and said, quite tongue in cheek, don't…"
Oct 8
JohnG replied to Sue59's discussion 'Type 1: Waxy looking skin?'
"I agree, my wife and some of my long time employees can spot my low BG by how pale my face gets at times. 99% of the time they are right."
Oct 8
meee replied to Sue59's discussion 'Type 1: Waxy looking skin?'
"I have never heard that. I have beautiful skin, people compliment my skin all the time. I'm very fair and I often get very pale when I'm going low, but it has to be in the 50's by then. When I was going into dka I noticed I was…"
Oct 8
JohnG replied to Sue59's discussion 'Type 1: Waxy looking skin?'
"Yep at one time I don't believe I had a single shirt that did not have little red dots all over the mid section."
Oct 8
Brian (bsc) replied to Sue59's discussion 'Type 1: Waxy looking skin?'
"Actually I think there are other signs like drops of blood over clothing and funny little test strips stuck to everything."
Oct 8
artwoman replied to Sue59's discussion 'Type 1: Waxy looking skin?'
"There are actually 2 physical signs of diabetes: wearing a pump on your belt, having a CGM on your belt."
Oct 8
curlysarah replied to Sue59's discussion 'Type 1: Waxy looking skin?'
"WOW, I thought I had head all of them after 31 years. But this is a new one to me. I take pride in my complexion. It's not "waxy" at all nor is it pale. Unless it's February and I haven't seen the sun for weeks. Honestly, in…"
Oct 8

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)
6.6
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
OmniPod

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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…
Sue,

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.

Trisha
At 9:33pm on March 16, 2011, Trisha01 said…
Sue, thanks for the invite. It is great being with all our old friends again!
Trisha
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.
Smiles
Weenie
At 9:43am on January 9, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD WIDE LOVING, CARING, & UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 

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