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Thas replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"So far, though I'm 4-5 lbs down on the scale, the fluctuation is such that I can't count that as real weight loss. Though my normal day did not include all that many carbs, I have tried cutting down on carbs even further in hopes that it…"
Thas updated their profile
Feb 23
Thas commented on bufbuffalo's blog post 'Changing my status'
"Congratulations! I hope it helps you in all the ways you want. Mine has helped all-but eliminate lows, and of course, adds convenience to an inconvenient situation."
Feb 23
Thas replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"My experience has been very similar. I was at a great weight at diagnosis, but gained quite a lot since starting insulin over two years ago. Have tried low cab, but have not seen good results. Though less active in winter, I am not sedentary. I ride…"
Feb 23
Thas and Jason in BC Type numero 1 are now friends
Feb 5
Thas commented on janetiscute's group 'CHICAGO DIABETICS'
"Peterson Park."
Jan 25
busi and Thas are now friends
Jan 20
Thas commented on Jake's group 'Snap Insulin Pump Users'
"Yes and no. The status screen seems to keep track well enough how long the pump body has been in use; however, the only way to tell how long since the last infusion set insertion is based on when the last priming took place. If, for whatever reason,…"
Jan 11
Thas commented on Jake's group 'Snap Insulin Pump Users'
"By "set changes" I mean infusion sets. I would like to use the alarm to remind me when three days have passed, but it rrests when I don't expect it to."
Jan 11
Thas commented on Jake's group 'Snap Insulin Pump Users'
"Anyone else get a mySnap upgrade yet? Have mine for just about a week now. Cosmetic upgrades aside, I love most of the changes they made - all of which clearly demonstrate Asante's eagerness to listen to its users. As others have said, I'm…"
Jan 7
Thas replied to dino's discussion 'Word Association Game'
Dec 14, 2014
Thas commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I have the Asante Snap. It's working well for me, and it is simple to use. Can't compare it to anything else, however, as this is my first pump experience. I do look forward with the future integration with Dexcom, though I think…"
Dec 10, 2014
Thas replied to Linny's discussion 'DEXCOM and A1C' in the group Dexcom Users
"Ha. Never tried my thigh, but I'm glad to lie that I'm not the only one that can't navigate a doorway with something attached to my arm! I have great results on the side of my chest, closer to my armpit."
Dec 9, 2014
Thas replied to Linny's discussion 'DEXCOM and A1C' in the group Dexcom Users
"I share your concern about tubing. Still, I did a trial with the Asante Snap and had a pretty good experience - and it has, so far, gotten through my insurance. It only takes Humalog for now, but a working pump has been far better than no pump --…"
Dec 8, 2014
Thas replied to joey's discussion 'help I need a few spare sensor sites' in the group Dexcom Users
"I agree with all of the above. I get 2 to 4 weeks from sensors worn excellent results. Even my endo said that other patients tell him they get better numbers the second week than the first. I use Opsite FlexFix tape to keep the sensor in place am…"
Dec 8, 2014
Thas replied to Linny's discussion 'DEXCOM and A1C' in the group Dexcom Users
"Congratulations. Keep up the gods work. Have had trouble with the insurance "trolls" myself. Good luck"
Dec 8, 2014

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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 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Information, support
Date diagnosed
June 13, 2012
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.0, 02/20/2015
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Asante Snap
Tell us more about you (optional)
A1c results: 5.0, 02/20/2015; 4.9, 12/14/2014; 4.9, 9/24/2014; 4.9, 6/24/2014, 5.0, 03/24/2014; 5.1, 12/23/2013; 5.1, 9/16/2013; 5.2, 06/14/2013; 5.3, 03/17/13; 6.5, 9/13/12; 11.8, 6/13/12

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New cat - Snowball! :)

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 12:44pm 3 Comments

New cat - Snowball! :)


New Cat!

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 12:43pm 2 Comments


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At 8:11pm on May 14, 2014, zzyzx said…

Please give snowball a nice scritch on the side of the head and say hi forfor me. I've been very cat-deprived for the last 4 years.


At 9:11am on January 27, 2014, Mari said…

Hi Thass,
Which picture is newer? You look great!

At 10:34pm on January 26, 2014, Emily Coles said…

It's really nice to see what you look like, Thas :)

At 8:29pm on December 31, 2013, Linda G said…

At 10:02pm on July 12, 2013, Manny Hernandez said…

Thanks a lot, Thas!!!

At 6:32pm on July 10, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Thas, Congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:25pm on July 8, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Congrats on making the Featured Members List. Please click on this VIDEO LINK. I realize that the song doesn’t quite fit but you will get the idea. .

At 3:57am on March 25, 2013, Linda G said…

At 5:17pm on December 3, 2012, 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 5:05pm on December 3, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Thas....
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:
Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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!




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