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Type 1: Waxy looking skin?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Oct 8, 2014. 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, 2014. 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

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Hooray! Dexcom STUDIO is now compatible with Windows 8‏

Started Mar 11, 2014 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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Sam from Alabam liked Sue59's discussion Bad colonoscopy prep day for type 1
Mar 17
Sue59 replied to Lana's discussion 'How has diabetes affected your marriage?'
"That's a great point AR. Also people with diabetes are math wizards."
Jan 17
Sue59 replied to RogerAlyn's discussion 'Nightime Low Blood sugar Monitoring Products'
"Dexcom is definitely the way to go. Since getting it almost 5 years ago, the alerts have kept me from passing out from low blood sugar. Before that I would go into a coma during sleep a couple of times a month."
Jan 17
Sue59 replied to melepele's discussion 'Best Pump out there?'
"That is a good point, you do need the controller to shut off the alarms. I was once in a meeting at work and left the controller behind, it started beeping and I had to leave and get the controller to stop the beeping. But now I tend to take the…"
Jan 17
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…"
Dec 13, 2014
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, 2014
Sue59 might attend Emily Coles's event

Live interview with Cynthia Rice update on #MedicareCoverCGM at TuDiabetes homepage

December 10, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!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…See More
Dec 10, 2014
Sue59 replied to joy's discussion 'Omnipod and Medicare'
"Very strange, since Medicare will not cover the CGM for seniors."
Nov 23, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
Holger Schmeken liked Sue59's discussion Type 1: Waxy looking skin?
Oct 9, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
August 1, 1988
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Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
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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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