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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

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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 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…"
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."
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
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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
Eucritta replied to Sue59's discussion 'Type 1: Waxy looking skin?'
"Post-onset and prior to insulin when my fasting BG was in the 300-400 range, the skin on my face did develop a layer of wax - that is, thick, opaque oil. There was enough of it I could scrape it up with a fingernail. Once my fasting BG got down…"
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
Tamra replied to Sue59's discussion 'Type 1: Waxy looking skin?'
"There are 5 type I's in my family, and all of us are white people...but I wouldn't say any of us looks pale in the face except for when we have too low or too high blood-sugars. And same goes for the waxy looking skin. When I am running…"
Oct 8
Sue59 replied to Sue59's discussion 'Type 1: Waxy looking skin?'
"Hmm, wonder where the truth lies? Or as the saying goes, beauty (diabetes) is in the eye of the beholder?"
Oct 8
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Live interview Laura Andrews, co-founder of Azurite Technologies at TuDiabetes homepage

October 9, 2014 from 1pm to 1:30pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Azurite Technologies, Inc. is an early stage biotech company located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Founded in 2013, its mission is to develop the world's first noninvasive blood glucose sensor. The company was founded by two Georgetown grads after a…See More
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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
August 1, 1988
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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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