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The Diabetic Camper
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  • Wylie, TX
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The best diabetes bags on the planet

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Diabetic Camper Dec 1, 2011. 2 Replies

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The Diabetic Camper replied to The Diabetic Camper's discussion 'The best diabetes bags on the planet'
"I have the day classic in the lumber series. It is on the large size but with the compresion straps it can get smaller. I am thinking about getting another bag to keep my meter in like the cyber 2. These bags are amazing. I am also going to get the…"
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acidrock23 replied to The Diabetic Camper's discussion 'The best diabetes bags on the planet'
"I don't actually have a diabetes gear bag but my lunch box/ messenger bag is getting worse for the wear. Thanks for the link. Those look like cool products! Which one do you use?"
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The best diabetes bags on the planet

I recently was given a Mountainsmith bag to do a product review on my blog. This bag was so awesome that I asked the company if they could set up a discount for diabetics purchasing their products. They agreed and gave me the code "TDC20" when you check out. This gets you 20% off your purchase. The website is…See More
Dec 1, 2011
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Nov 3, 2011
The Diabetic Camper replied to Ellie's discussion 'Liberty Medical Supply?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have to use them to get my pump supplies. They are horrible. Omnipod does not allow you to turn in bad pods that were purchased from a third party vendor such as insulet. I have switched from omnipod to my old animas ir1200 pump because I have had…"
Nov 3, 2011
The Diabetic Camper replied to Adub013's discussion 'RUDE PEOPLE AND RUDE QUESTIONS' in the group OmniPod Users
"I love when people ask me about my pod. When I wear it on my arm I put it on as low as possible just so people will see it. I guess it is the only visible sign of my disease and I love that people don't know what it is. I guess it is my visual…"
Oct 21, 2011
The Diabetic Camper replied to Brooklyn's discussion 'Off the system' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had bad issues as well with insulet. Since my insurance company is Cigna and I have to use a third party vendor for my pump and pump supplies, Insulet does not warrant their supplies if they have been purchased through a third party vendor. I have…"
Sep 26, 2011
The Diabetic Camper commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
Sep 15, 2011
The Diabetic Camper commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
"Ok so I know I am an angry pod user. And I am real hard on insulet and wish for unreasonable customer support and quality product. For a moment I did think I was alone until I looked at the topics for omnipod. Here are the topics of the masses and I…"
Sep 13, 2011
The Diabetic Camper commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
"Jojo in my example the testing is every hour and the problem is that when the bg's doubled they went up fast because for the previous hours you were able to control them with the exercise. And tell me altitude sickness does not come on fast and…"
Sep 13, 2011
The Diabetic Camper commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
"Ok so you test and lets say you are 120. You start gaining elevation and drinking only small amounts of water. You test again in an hour and you are 180 so you take what you think is insulin but is nothing. You planned on a snack but you of course…"
Sep 13, 2011
The Diabetic Camper commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
"Gil my motivation is living. I am sorry that it motivates me. The thought and the idea of the pod is awesome. The pdm system is really good. My issue is the quality of the product. We say diabetics can do anything they want now and I am an example…"
Sep 13, 2011

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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?
spread my blog to other camping diabetics
Date diagnosed
March 1, 1989
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
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I am an avid camper with type 1 diabetes that also runs a blog to educate other diabetics out there on how to be safe and outdoors all at the same time.

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Random Friday

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 10:01am 0 Comments

I am a 37 year old kid. Recently I posted about my obsession with a game I created called: "Car Fishing." This car fishing is me getting pictures of odd or even super cars. Dallas has alot of money in it so this game is alot easier than when I was a kid growing up in Oklahoma and just played the pre-cell phone camera game…


Sense of Direction

Posted on July 18, 2011 at 1:41pm 1 Comment

So I was thinking about a tragic story that was in the news a few months ago about a couple that were traveling to Vegas from British Columbia and they only had a GPS unit with them in their van for directions.…

Water Bottles

Posted on July 13, 2011 at 9:08pm 2 Comments

We all hear the commercials and see the ads and hear it on the radio and TV that we all need to slow down on our bottled water consumption and switch to a personal water bottle and refill it so we can…

The good, the bad, and the ugly

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 8:18pm 1 Comment

The bad, I often shop at WalMart for camping supplies. They carry alot of your basic needs at a fraction of the cost. Also if you keep an eye out they will mark equipment down just before the season change. They carry…


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WELCOME TO ONE OF THE BEST DIABETIC FAMILIES YOU CAN FIND MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are here to help each other and lend an ear if needed. If you have a question just post it on our Forum where you will get a diversity of opinions, or just ask any of us on our pages and we will try to help you out.

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Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!



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