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Thas replied to Scottyd's discussion 'How many do you know.......'
"Depends on how far we stretch the word 'neighborhood'... I have two 1st cousins, once removed, who are T1s - both lived in the neighborhood, but have moved. I also know a family in the area with two sons who are T1, and another with a…"
Thas replied to Lawdawgz's discussion '2 calibrations, or one?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I usually do the two tests. On the previous version of the Dexcom (Seven Plus), they specified two tests, one on each side (right/left). It doesn't say that anymore, but that is what I generally do. No idea if it helps or not, but I usually…"
Jake and Thas are now friends
Mar 18
Thas replied to Lilli's discussion 'Dex often thinks I'm lower than I am' in the group Dexcom Users
"Have you called Dexcom about this? It is absolutely possible that a box of sensors could be bad - I have had one where I had a lot of low readings. If it's far enough off - especially if it's repeatedly, they'll want to know and may…"
Mar 17
Thas replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Possible adhesive allergy' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have the opposite issues. I have no irritation at all from the Dexcom adhesive, but the adhesive on the infusion sets for my Asante Snap pump (that call them 'Conset' - but, I think they're Inset), leaves my skin itchy after a…"
Mar 17
Thas replied to dalajosa's discussion 'New Dexcom wearer' in the group Dexcom Users
"Welcome to the "Dexcom family" -- I personally love mine - going on two years soon... I use sensors for an average of 2.5 weeks, though I've had many last well into 3 weeks and one go longer yet. The biggest issue, is keeping it stuck…"
Mar 17
Thas and rgcainmd are now friends
Mar 7
Thas replied to Denise's discussion 'Sensor Placements' in the group Dexcom Users
"I use a similar location. I sweat a lot and find that the Dexcom tends to be more accurate when I exercise when it is located on the side of my chest than in other locations. I go 2-3 weeks most of the time. Though I've had a couple go longer,…"
Mar 4
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…"
Feb 24
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
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

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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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