Susan Van Abs
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  • Canaan, NH
  • United States
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Dexcom problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Keelan Apr 13, 2009. 2 Replies


Susan Van Abs

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Susan Van Abs liked Kate's discussion Animas Vibe Approved!
Dec 1
Susan Van Abs replied to Kate's discussion 'Animas Vibe Approved!'
"Amen!!!! Finally. Was thinking about switching back to Medtronic, but am not now. The color screen on the Animas is just too awesome. And the battery life using the lithium batteries is a huge difference. The best day of my life was going on an…"
Dec 1
Susan Van Abs replied to Laddie's discussion 'New Pump, not Vibe' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I as told the same thing by Medtronic - that it does not matter who bought you the pump it has a warranty and they could not sell me a new one. Well - I will stay with Animas. I have had great luck with my PING and it went 3 solid years and it…"
Nov 25
Susan Van Abs replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Type one and Victoza' in the group VICTOZA
"Hi Julie - I think it is still working for me. But not as good as it was... I may stop taking it for a while and come back to it...."
Nov 6
Julie replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Type one and Victoza' in the group VICTOZA
"Hi Susan... Thanks for replying. Since I posted that post we have switched the shot to the morning and she is doing sooooo much better!So much so that I think I need to begin to up the dose... All side effects seem to be gone and her blood sugar and…"
Sep 14
Susan Van Abs replied to Dave's discussion 'Tubed pump users: Why do you prefer over Omnipod?'
"I have worn the Ping in the water, when in the shower - and got it specifically because it is waterproof. WE had a sail boat and the last thing I needed was to go for a swim and my pump would get wet and die on me. I also kayak and canoe - and my…"
Sep 13
Susan Van Abs replied to Tigger's discussion 'TSlim review transition from a Ping'
"I am curious as to why the battery cap and cartridge cap was changed every 30 days on your PING. Usually twice a year is enough...I have Animas pumps for years and this is the first time I have heard they had to be changed every 30 days. Twice a…"
Sep 13
Susan Van Abs replied to catendo's discussion 'Seeking Opinions about Using Humalog, Novolog, or Apidra in the Pump'
"I have had no luck with Apidra. I've been pumping Novolog for about 14 years and have never had a problem. Humalog gave me site issues, although I injected it fine for years. Best wishes and let us know how everything goes. Susan"
Sep 13

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
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Date diagnosed
January 1, 1994
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas One Touch Ping
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Am using Victoza

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At 6:42pm on March 29, 2009, Linda G said…
Hello! How's it all going Susan...any questions/suggestions?

I am part of the Welcome Committee and was just checking in on you to make sure you are aware of all that TuDiabetes has to offer. We would love to hear from you so here is a helpful link where you can read about all the things you can do in the community.

I look forward to hearing from you again soon.
At 10:31am on December 21, 2008, Bernard said…

Did you lose power last week? Are you getting as much snow as we have, maybe a foot so far.
At 3:09pm on December 11, 2008, Debe said…
Susan, I seen the endocrinologist, she had me see the nurse educator on Dec 8th where she wants me to keep a month of BS, since I just got off prednisone a couple months ago and my sugars were wacky. So for this next month I will be montoring my BS x's a day. I seen the dietitian today the 11th and were are going over carb counting. I got the call for the aminous (PING) company any my insurance excepted it. Now it a process of waiting for the BS to get done in the middle of Jan. and learning how to use it. I am looking forward to having one..
At 6:37pm on December 4, 2008, Debe said…
I am getting train for an aminios pump(PING) I see the nurse on instructions Monday the 8th,blood work with cortsol levels. The on the 11th see a dietian on carb counting. I have to keep a record of my BS befor meals and night time.and 2 hrs after meals and for some reason 3 AM . I have done this except the 3 AM if I up. I can't see much and when I fall asleep I can't wake myself to do that. So theres where I'm at so far.....Keep in touch
At 3:54am on November 27, 2008, Debe said…

Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Thansgiving.
Watch all those carbs,(LOL)

At 3:32pm on November 16, 2008, Debe said…
Thank you Susan. This info be be helpful for my when I go to my endo. I'll let you know what up then....
At 2:26pm on November 16, 2008, Debe said…
Susan, I know a few people on the pump. Each one has a different one. They also all like the pumps they have. Any suggestions? I go to the MD's on November 24th , let me know if you can give me some ideas...
At 8:49pm on November 15, 2008, Toni Crebbin said…
I used Symlin for almost a year, but then quit due to not a lot of benefit and some other issues I was having. As a result of going on the Dex, and watching my post-breakfast number patterns spike, my endo put me back on it for breakfast only. I've been really pleased with that change. I do 0/100 over an hour, and it works well for me.
At 7:28pm on November 15, 2008, Toni Crebbin said…
Welcome to tudiabetes Susan! I see you have been finding your way around....we seem to have Animas, Dex, and Symlin in common:)



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