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Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Feb 23. 21 Replies

Well here I am again just one year out from replacing my pump.At least now there is a choice. I see that the Animas Vibe has integrated CGM. Three Years ago I went with minimed because it was really…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Jan 16, 2014. 7 Replies

I've noticed a strange thing here lately. I see threads that are several years old and people are still posting to it.Then I see new threads where comments are "closed"So it makes me wonder why…Continue

Retinal screening crazy ness.

Started this discussion. Last reply by marty1492 Dec 20, 2013. 17 Replies

I have my retinal photographs taken every year. This is 26 years since diagnosis and I've never had any problem. Never had a diabetic complication in any way.This time however. I got a letter from my…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by SS Dec 17, 2013. 4 Replies

I usually access this site on my computer or iPad.A week ago I went to the page on my iPhone and got the mobile site.I don't know why it won't let me access full site from my phone. But I couldn't…Continue


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Susan Van Abs replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"If I suspect the Dexcom is off, I will do a finger stick. My One Touch averages have been in line with my A1C with testing 10 times a day. Mostly I would not bother when it is lower to mid range blood sugars. I find the Dexcom can be way off on high…"
Feb 23
willne1 replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"Thanks, good to know. BTW I just ordered Think Like a Pancreas today."
Feb 22
Susan Van Abs replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"I love my PING and decided to cancel my VIBE upgrade for many of the reasons you state here. I think if it came out 3 years ago, it would have been the latest and greatest technology. But three years later, it is actually old before its time. And…"
Feb 21
YogaO replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"That's quite a testimonial ... for the always impressive Mr. Scheiner :)"
Feb 21
rgcainmd replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"After almost one year with our beloved Dexcom, I use the data it generates far more often than than I use finger-stick info to adjust pump settings. Doesn't everyone? A finger-stick gives you an isolated data point whereas the Dexcom gives you…"
Feb 21
willne1 replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"I'm a newbie to CGM and I have a T Slim on the way that will be my first pump. I just want to ask you Guys and Gals if you use the Dexcom for making any adjustments to your pump, or only after a finger stick?"
Feb 21
shelby76 replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"I just got my Vibe a couple of days ago. I was a die hard Medtronic user/fan for 11 years, and then switched to the Ping in anticipation of the Vibe coming out soon (ha!). Then of course, Dexcom upgrades to the 505 system, and now has the new Share…"
Feb 13
irrational John replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"Ooops ... I missed this one. FDA Approves Dexcom G4 Platinum CGM System with Share If I read this correctly, Dexcom no longer sells the "Dexcom Share" dock for their monitors. Instead, they will be updating their monitors to include a uses…"
Feb 13
irrational John replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"While this seems rather optimistic, it is still a date you can "count down" to if you wish. ;-) -iJohn P.S. I also don't feel I can use a smartphone, but for the opposite problem. My hands & fingers are too big. I can't ever…"
Feb 13
irrational John replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"This is a complete digression from the topic but ... I currently have what I originally thought would be a "Pay As You Go" mobile phone account with Verizon. In hindsight it appears there is an uncorrected typo in that description. The…"
Feb 13
Nell replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"As a Dex user and Medtronic pumper, I am concerned about going to smart phone management. Phones are bigger and clumsier (for my small hand). I like punching the pump and the Dex cgm as they are--small and easy to use. Call me 'out of…"
Feb 12
Amy replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"I got my vibe yesterday and I don't hate it. I don't love it, either, but it doesn't bother me and it's nice to not worry about forgetting my dex receiver at home/in the car/in my jacket. If I wasn't already on the ping…"
Feb 12
Terry replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"Things are happening more quickly with diabetes hardware and software. The Animas Vibe took three years to come to the US market after it was introduced in Europe. In the meantime, Dexcom has been moving forward. The company introduced the 505…"
Jan 29
acidrock23 replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"Except, in terms of the integrated pump, you are buying like last year's, or maybe a couple years removed Dexcom. I though too that in the same timeframe, 6-12 months, there's another new Dexcom which is also in the works so then your pump…"
Jan 29
Mario replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"I would stay with your current pump for another 6 months + if you possibly can. Tandem is supposed to come out with their integrated T-SLim + Dexcom unit this year. They have been ready to do it but due to a time limited exclusivity clause, Animas…"
Jan 29
YogaO replied to Timothy's discussion 'PUMP with CGM'
"The ability to upgrade the built-in CGM on the Vibe has virtually nothing to do with the FDA and much more to do with how the HW and SW work on each of the main components (pump/CGM). It's also interesting to see how some pump manufacturers…"
Jan 28

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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?
Some real time support from fellow T1s
Date diagnosed
April 1, 1987
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.8 % 3-28-12
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Mini Med 720

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At 5:56pm on October 25, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER Timothy!!

At 5:14pm on October 23, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Timothy, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 5:04pm on November 7, 2012, jrtpup said…

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At 6:24pm on April 10, 2012, Linda G said…

Bravo on being featured on the "Members" page Tim!!

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At 2:51pm on February 28, 2012, MM said…

Hi Tim,
thanks for the info. I was guessing that, but assumed there would be more logic in the receiver to 'know' it was the 'right' sender.

At 6:15am on January 26, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Tim, welcome to the community! I invite you to join us tomorrow afternoon for a live video chat, details here:

At 1:38am on January 26, 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 5:14pm on January 25, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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At 5:01pm on January 25, 2012, 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!!!




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