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Sue R.
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  • Dedham, MA
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Artificial Pancreas Progress

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eb Mar 5, 2013. 8 Replies

the New England Journal of Medicine is reporting great progress with the use of an artificial pancreas. Far better at reducing hypoglycemia that pump and CGM. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW WE COULD GET AN…Continue


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Sue R. commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"Yes, hang in there, Roger. Here's hoping tomorrow is a better day."
Jan 3
Sue R. commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"I suppose it may have been kinder to promise a cure than to threaten you with a short life expectancy. Either way, they did us no favors."
Sep 4, 2014
Sue R. commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"Rene, Did that doctor also tell you a cure was "right around the corner"? Been hearing that lie for 46 years now."
Sep 3, 2014
Sue R. commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"Joslin required 1 Benedict's and 2 Clinitest per day in 1968."
Jun 19, 2014
Sue R. replied to Marypat's discussion 'Osteoporosis meds?' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Hi, Marypat, My diagnosis is osteopenia and I'm now on an annual infusion of Reclast. My doctor initially prescribed the oral Fosamax but that requires fasting which is difficult with T1 and there are some bad reports of side effects. Good…"
Feb 27, 2014
Sue R. commented on Katherine's group 'Diabetes Burn Out'
"Welcome, Paige! So glad to have you with us..."
Jan 12, 2014
Sue R. commented on Katherine's group 'Diabetes Burn Out'
Jan 12, 2014
Sue R. commented on Katherine's group 'Diabetes Burn Out'
"Happy Thanksgiving and welcome, Tori!"
Nov 28, 2013
LauraS and Sue R. are now friends
Oct 25, 2013
Sue R. liked Robert Yancey's group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
Oct 25, 2013
Sue R. commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"Miss Kitka, Great to hear from you. 1968 was the year and i have to say I feel terrible when blood sugar is low, fine rest of time. How do you feel about the cure that was promised half a century ago? Sue"
Aug 17, 2013
Sue R. liked Derek's group Catholic Diabetics
Mar 24, 2013
Sue R. replied to Rashard's discussion 'dislike it soo much' in the group Diabetes Burn Out
"Agree with you, Rashard. Random is the word. I find the tubes of gel sold by Dex work the quickest for lows. Hang in there."
Mar 15, 2013
Eb replied to Sue R.'s discussion 'Artificial Pancreas Progress'
"Hey Tom, great post. It's very practical and grounded in reality. I am concerned that these groups are taking the Hippocratic oath too literally. They are doing great on "do no harm" but don't seem to grasp the implications of…"
Mar 5, 2013
Tom Goffe replied to Sue R.'s discussion 'Artificial Pancreas Progress'
"It would be nice if patients were allowed to make medical decisions. But given the various levels of patient knowledge and sophistication when it comes to their own medical issues and the complexities attendant to them, it is no wonder whey the FDA,…"
Mar 5, 2013
Sue R. replied to Sue R.'s discussion 'Artificial Pancreas Progress'
"Thank you both for your thoughtful comments. 45 years since my T1 diagnosis. I was hopeful about CGM but found the Medtronic product useless in preventing lows. As for "unplugging my brain", I have to do that to sleep and find that those…"
Mar 5, 2013

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At 6:56am on March 31, 2010, Blain said…
Thank you Sue. Yes they are.
At 11:40am on January 15, 2010, Bernard said…
Do you find it harder because the pressure and expectations for better control is higher? Or because of something else? I'm curious, because seeing diabetes through other folks eyes is always useful to me.
At 5:55am on January 15, 2010, Bernard said…
Sue, do you think it's gotten A LOT easier, despite the continuing annoyances of diabetes?

Are you planning to apply for a 50-year medal from Joslin later in the decade? My endo arranged for a large number of her patients to get the 25-year medal. So I got it around my 35th year anniversary. And it was nice to be together with a load of folks who were 25-year vets of this disease.
At 4:27am on January 15, 2010, Bernard said…
Hi Sue and welcome, it's good to see another MA member here at TuDiabetes. I was diagnosed in September, 1972. If you have any questions just ask.
At 3:51am on January 10, 2010, Osob said…
Hey Sue,
thank you for the add and UK weather is not just cold its freezing at the moment and it does not seem to be getting any better for
But I can understand why its one of your fav places its an amazing place when the weather does
At 9:20pm on January 9, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudaibetes Sue.
At 2:49pm on January 9, 2010, Doris D said…
Welcome to our growing family Sue!!!!
At 7:59am on January 9, 2010, Teena said…
Hi there Sue. Welcome to the community! Please click here to guide you on how to get things started. Hope youll find your stay most enjoyable, supportive as well as informative
At 7:47am on January 9, 2010, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 7:46am on January 9, 2010, Pauly said…
Welcome to TUdiabetes Sue! We are glad you joined us. Please check out groups that may interest you on the site. You will find a lot of information and compelling stories dealing with all aspects of diabetes. In addition you will meet alot of new friends too. Again welcome!



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