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Tamagno replied to Amy's discussion 'More Dexcom G4 troubles' in the group Dexcom Users
"So far, pretty good with mine. I've botched installing two infusion sets, but I'd say they were my fault. Seems a bit tricky to install the sets, but I suppose I'll get better at it. I know there's a way to extend the 7-day life…"
Aug 22, 2013
Tamagno replied to Fabian's discussion 'Here is a fix to run Dexcom Studio with Windows 8' in the group Dexcom Users
"Dexcom should hire you, Fabian! Now, however, my home network is Mac and the printer routes through AirPort Extreme. I'm using Bonjour to convince my Win 8 laptop to print but cannot print .doc reports. Haven't yet tried connecting…"
Aug 7, 2013
Tamagno replied to Amy's discussion 'I'm loving my G4' in the group Dexcom Users
"I'm on day three with my G4. Its so very good to get in my car and glance at the receiver without having to test! So far, little itching and no adhesion problems. I'm still hassling with highs and lows, but getting closer. The little…"
Jul 20, 2013
Tamagno commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Just got my G4 yesterday. So far, so good!"
Jul 18, 2013
Tamagno replied to Meda-Kay's discussion 'Dexcom on Ipad' in the group Dexcom Users
"Thanks, Mike. I'm considering this and VMWare looks better than parallel. Still have to come up with a copy of Windoows for the virtual machine though; retails at around $300. I'm wondering if the Dexcom software can be convinced to run on…"
Jul 2, 2013
Tamagno replied to mtulchin's discussion 'Survey - Is insurance covering your Dexcom device?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Looks like my insurance is going to cover 80% of the Dexcom with no deductible. Still waiting for final authorization though. All told, with Omnipod and various meds, it looks as though everything is going to cost around $350-400 a month out-of…"
Jun 29, 2013
Tamagno replied to Meda-Kay's discussion 'Dexcom on Ipad' in the group Dexcom Users
"As far as I can tell, no. The Dexcom iPad app is, I believe, merely a tutorial on sensor usage, etc. I currently download data from my Omnipod to a Win 8 laptop and then e-mail it to my endo as a PDF file attachment. Clunky, but saves the…"
Jun 24, 2013
Tamagno commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Many thanks, bort!"
Jun 24, 2013
Tamagno commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Just sent my approval forms last week and am waiting to hear. Endo thinks it should go through. A real pity about the software mess. I'm going to want to get it on my Win 8 laptop that has my Omnipod software though I'd rather have…"
Jun 23, 2013
Tamagno replied to Dolores's discussion 'Whats the most annoying comment you've ever gotten about diabetes?'
"Annoying comments? The list is long and ranges from what sin did I commit to being accused of exercising too much. T1 didn't kick in until I was past 60, so it took the docs almost two years to get it right as well. Certainly, I think its very…"
May 18, 2013
Tamagno replied to Robyn's discussion 'How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.'
"My prescription is written for six times a day, but as we all know you test a lot more after hypos, so I probably get closer to that 10 times a day many days."
May 17, 2013
Tamagno replied to hello123's discussion 'does exercise also raise blood sugar in diabetes ?'
"I have this pretty regularly, especially after leg workouts. Seems to be more the lifting than cardio that does it. Lately I often have hypos about 4-5 hours later. Spike after lifting is rarely more than 10-20 points, however. My workouts are…"
May 16, 2013
Tamagno replied to Amy's discussion 'Running the G4 program on a mac?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Ditto with the Mac. I bought a small Windows laptop when I got my Omnipod to run their software. Next month I'm getting a G4, but now find it also will not run on Windows 8. Might try running Win 7 on the laptop that currently has Win 8, but I…"
May 12, 2013
Tamagno posted a status
"Endo wants CGM. I'm a little close to the edge with technology. Not at all sure I want to add another complication!"
Feb 13, 2013
Tamagno joined Rob's group

Dexcom Users

For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
Feb 13, 2013
Tamagno replied to aimeeh2oski's discussion 'What Omnipod reports do you use for your endo appts? Any tips for running reports?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I use the Abbott software with the Omnipod extension. It reads the PDM and will generate several reports including the "Logbook" report that pretty much covers everything. In order to e-mail them you've got to save as a PDF file and…"
Feb 13, 2013

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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?
Learn from and help others
Date diagnosed
June 1, 2011
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Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?

Tamagno's Blog

What is it, really?

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 2:08am 3 Comments

During the last two years I've been diagnosed with the following:

- Type 2 diabetes

- Hypertension

- Acute renal failure

- Kidney scarring

- Renal stenosis

- Stage 3 kidney failure

- Low testosterone

- Vitamin B deficiency


- Type 1 diabetes

- Essential tremor

- Tics

- Myoclonus

- Multiple sclerosis

- Huntingtons disease

- Seizure disorder

- Diverticulitis

- Kidney stones

- Cognitive… Continue

Two Years

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:29am 5 Comments

It's been nearly two years now since my original diagnosis.

That story is much like others' replete with the usual misdiagnoses, terrible weight loss and diabetic complications.

At present, my glucose is largely under control thanks to the Omnipod pump that I've been using for about a month.

My life has changed radically since this began. The loss of 65 pounds of hard-won muscle forced me out of the weight room where I had been accustomed to spending two hours a… Continue

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At 7:13pm on February 10, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Tamagno!

At 3:31pm on February 3, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Tamagno!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 3:14pm on February 3, 2013, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST DIABETES SITES ON THE WEB!!!!!! Great to have u here with us!!! Please join us in our live chat anytime also check out out groups, forum and blogs. Join any groups u want!!!!

At 12:07pm on February 3, 2013, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Checkout some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 12:02pm on February 3, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 10:40am on February 3, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 9:43am on February 3, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Tamango, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions. I’m so glad you are here.

Please feel at home, you are with friends




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