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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irrational John replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'What do you cover your sensor and transmitter with?' in the group Dexcom Users
"What size is the Tegaderm you slap on?"
11 hours ago
Jeffythequick replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Vibe Upgrade - Am canceling mine' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Sorry for not responding sooner... I was traveling to Charleston, SC, and my computer with the password stays home. I did get a call from them on Wednesday, and there was a problem with my debit card, but I expect to get the pump this week sometime.…"
11 hours ago
Susan Van Abs commented on Christalyn's blog post 'FitBit health applications'
"Steps and calories burned counts for something!!! And might explain a low. I think it will get better as people use they devices more and more."
15 hours ago
Susan Van Abs commented on Stephanietype1's blog post 'Frustration at the Pharmacy'
"Happened to me recently. I asked my endo for a new script for test strips and got a box of 30! I test up to 10 times a day - even with my new cgm (until I trust it totally!) Who - with diabetes, tests once a day?????"
15 hours ago
Susan Van Abs replied to shelby76's discussion 'Do your doctors/nurses/caregivers listen to you?'
"Spock - Thank goodness you are not listening to your Endo!My primary freaks out if my A1C is at 6.4 or 6.2... as it must mean I am having too many lows... UMMMM - nooo... I am on a pump and am not afraid to adjust my doses - I also exercise and eat…"
15 hours ago
Susan Van Abs commented on Susan Van Abs's blog post 'Just when you think you have it all figured out....'
"The pump saved my life! You might want to find a CDE whom you can trust. I feel like doctors - unless they also have type one - do not understand. A nurse practitioner, dietician or CDE nurse would be able to help with your doses - in addition to…"
15 hours ago
Brian commented on Susan Van Abs's blog post 'Just when you think you have it all figured out....'
"HI Susan, I'am not on a pump yet i was thinking of getting one in the coming months though. I do not feel like my doctor is helping me at all. I have done the separate profiles, eventually the process just gets all jumbled together into a big…"
17 hours ago
Susan Van Abs replied to LiL MaMa's discussion 'OMNIPOD VS MEDTRONIC'
"Medtronic makes a great pump. I am currently on Animas. My insurance would not pay for the Omnipod. I could have fought it - but decided to wait on that."
19 hours ago

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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
Tell us more about you (optional)
Am using Victoza. Using the Dexcom G4 Platinum.

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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 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

At 7:15pm on February 26, 2015, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Susan it is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thank you for being my new super cool friend...........................rick

At 1:27pm on February 26, 2015, shoshana27 said…
Welcome to this lovely place we call family
We,d love to have you join us in our chat room where we all help each other & also have lots of fun



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