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


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Susan Van Abs replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Could my transmitter be bad?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Thanks for the replies. Very helpful."
3 hours ago
Susan Van Abs replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Could my transmitter be bad?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I believe the newer software was supposed to bring that difference between the meter and your cgm reading down to about 15%. Will find out when calling Dexcom tomorrow. My readings are a lot greater than that sometimes - 30-40 - or I get sideways…"
3 hours ago
Susan Van Abs replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Could my transmitter be bad?' in the group Dexcom Users
"only a couple of months old. Am calling tech support tomorrow."
3 hours ago
Elena replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Could my transmitter be bad?' in the group Dexcom Users
"How old is the older transmitter? They are only warrantied for 6 months."
5 hours ago
Annabella replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Could my transmitter be bad?' in the group Dexcom Users
"According to the manual, readings up to 20% apart are acceptable. But the other problems do seem like something you should call Dexcom about."
5 hours ago
Scott Wilkins replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Could my transmitter be bad?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I just had my transmitter change under warranty from Dexcom due to similar issues. Call them and see if they can help out."
7 hours ago
Susan Van Abs added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users

Could my transmitter be bad?

Hi fellow Dexcomers!I am a little frustrated with my Dexcom G4. I got it so I can see what my blood sugars are doing when I am running. I get ???? and sometimes no readings at all.I am on a fairly new sensor and it seemed to be working good. But I sometimes get the "no Antenna" message when the Dexcom is right in front of me.I have the older transmitter because I originally was going to get the Animas Vibe - but changed my mind.Anyone else having this experience? I am beginning to think CGM is…See More
8 hours ago
Susan Van Abs commented on Kathyann's blog post 'You don't need two insulins to control type 1 diabetes'
"I have had that same experience with a certain """VS Pharmacy.... That is totally unbelievable. Obviously - if you are on a pump - you only use one type of insulin - but even then - some do a basal insulin and use the pump for…"

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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
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Date diagnosed
January 1, 1994
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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. Using the Dexcom G4 Platinum.

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Refreshing my skills

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 4:39pm 3 Comments

As a person with type one diabetes, I feel it is important to "recharge" and "fine tune" my care skills. It is a never-ending task and challenge.

I ordered a more recent copy of Gary Scheiner's book "THINK LIKE A PANCREAS" and read it in a couple of evenings. I am now rereading another favorite book of mine - PUMPING INSULIN by John Walsh and Ruth Roberts.

Last month, I made an appointment with a CDE and signed up for a program offered by my husband's employer called Good…


Just when you think you have it all figured out....

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 11:33am 5 Comments

Having type one diabetes is like being in a science class sometimes. WE might have a hypothesis as to why our blood sugars are high or low and then sometimes the hypothesis does not pan out.

Just the other day, I had my usual oatmeal with chia seeds, skim milk, and almonds. I am sort of boring most days with my breakfast foods - because I love oatmeal in all its many forms. Most times, with the injected Victoza I use and my insulin dose, I can prevent my morning blood sugars from…


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At 9:33am on March 5, 2015, Janis said…

Thanks Susan. I'm honored to be named.

At 7:41am on March 5, 2015, Jane K said…

Thank you, Susan!

At 7:18pm on February 26, 2015, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

LOL Susan your Cocker Spaniel looks like our dog Samantha. Actually Samantha is my wife's dog. Samantha tolerates me, I maan so does my wife. LOL rick




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