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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

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


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Brian (bsc) replied to Sue59's discussion 'Insulin administration may trigger type 1 diabetes in Japanese type 2 diabetes patients with type 1 diabetes high-risk HLA class II and the insulin gene VNTR genotype'
"It would seem obvious that anybody with the genetic risk for T1 may come down with T1. The real question is why in the world we somehow thought that T2 immunized you against getting T1."
Jul 28
Sue59 replied to Robin's discussion 'omnipod falling off' in the group OmniPod Users
"Skin Tac and Opsite Flexifix are both awesome products. Let the Skin Tac get a little tacky before applying the pod to the skin, and try to avoid putting it where the cannula goes in. You can also put the Flexifix tape around the perimeter of the…"
Jul 13
Sue59 replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'Insulin Action Setting' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have mine set at 4 hours using Apidra and it seems to work well."
Jul 13
Sue59 replied to KevinS's discussion 'Taking a pump vacation makes you realize how amazing the Omnipod is' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi Coastal! I have no issues with sleeping with the Pod on my arms, and I am a side sleeper. Like everything, we adapt. I move around until I am comfortable, and I also wear a CPAP and the Dexcom. I feel like the bionic diabetic at this…"
Jul 13
Sue59 replied to Richard157's discussion 'Repeated Hypoglycemia May Not Cause Brain Damage'
"Richard, I have been reading about this recently. My son and I, both Type 1's, he since age 4 and me age 38, have both had many many severe lows, losing consciousness and experiencing convulsions. Thankfully we are both on pumps and CGM's…"
Jul 13
Jane replied to Sue59's discussion 'Bad colonoscopy prep day for type 1'
"I just had colonoscopy. It was scheduled for mid-afternoon. My instruction sheet advised soft food (mostly carb of course - congee, white bread) but also chicken breast, white fish, tofu and soup that does not contain solid ingredients for the…"
Jul 11
Sam replied to Sue59's discussion 'Bad colonoscopy prep day for type 1'
"Only suggestion is that you should have avoided the sugared drinks altogether then could have avoided the entire roller-coaster. I think they have you bad advice in that regard"
Jul 11
lisa c replied to Sue59's discussion 'Bad colonoscopy prep day for type 1'
"Now I am really psyched for my colonoscopy. I have something called precopic. I am 1 years overdue for this. ( T1 48 years Is veggie broth OK? I do not do chicken. what about coconut water instead of gatoraid? My endo said to lower basal rate 25%…"
Jul 11
Sue59 might attend Emily Coles's event

Live Interview Ginger Vieira: Dealing with Diabetes Burnout at TuDiabetes homepage

June 12, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Dealing…See More
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

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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
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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