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Tobiwan replied to Chele's discussion 'DIFFERENT READINGS AT DIFFERENT TEST SITES, WHICH ONE TO USE.' in the group Bayer ContourUSB Users
"Your technique may be a factor. It used to take several min. to get a reading. Now as little as 5 sec. different calculating math on much smaller drops of blood. How much you need to pinch the site to get a DOB can and will have an impact on the…"
Jul 30, 2013
Tobiwan replied to Sarah's discussion 'New Endo Appointment was 'very strange''
"#1 A1c is an average for over the last aprox 120 days. If you are having a lot of highs and lows you could have a low average, but not be in the best of control. the varied BG could be a matter of technique. I recently learned that it matters how…"
Jul 30, 2013
Tobiwan replied to samantha's discussion 'i didn't know it could hit this fast....'
"From what you have said I would suspect you have been diabetic for a while, I know I was before i finally admitted it and got treatment. Just know that rice, pasta and even whole grain bread are all high in carbs and turn to sugar in your system. I…"
Jun 25, 2013
Tobiwan joined LoriRode's group
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May 13, 2013
Tobiwan commented on Gregory Paranuik's group 'Bayer ContourUSB Users'
"it does NOT use the same strip as the contour link meter"
May 11, 2013
Tobiwan commented on Gregory Paranuik's group 'Bayer ContourUSB Users'
May 11, 2013
Tobiwan replied to Gregory Paranuik's discussion 'Has anyone upgraded to the ContourUSB next?' in the group Bayer ContourUSB Users
"I finally received the correct strips as well and have been using the Next meter for a little over a week and am very pleased with the results. It tracks the finger sticks within a few points of the CGM. The calibrations seem to be a little…"
Mar 25, 2013
Tobiwan replied to Gregory Paranuik's discussion 'Has anyone upgraded to the ContourUSB next?' in the group Bayer ContourUSB Users
Mar 25, 2013
Tobiwan replied to Mom 2 Kyle's discussion 'Deciding which pump to go with - HELP!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"My pump improved my control from A1c of 9-10 down to 6.1 for the last year, also close to 200 units between lantus and novolog a day to 70 on average. I love it"
Jan 25, 2013
Tobiwan replied to Carol's discussion 'Pump Return' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"+1 on the CS. called late evening with a problem on my wife's pump and 09:00 next morning FedX truck delivered replacement pump."
Jan 25, 2013
Tobiwan replied to Wiffy's discussion 'Has anyone heard when Medtronic's Enlite CGM Sensor might be released?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Have been told by my rep "any day now" and there is a post on medtronic's site that any purchase of a new revel B4 Feb something will be upgraded to new technology at no additional cost. So my guess is that medtronic has finally paid…"
Jan 25, 2013
Tobiwan replied to Leotha Fleming III's discussion 'Apidra In MM Insulin Pumps' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I tried it for about one month because was told it was faster acting and would help prevent the spiking after meals. (was compared with novolog) I did not see any great improvement and since it is off formulary at the VA I went back to novolog and…"
Jan 25, 2013
Tobiwan replied to Gregory Paranuik's discussion 'Has anyone upgraded to the ContourUSB next?' in the group Bayer ContourUSB Users
"Medtronic's just sent one at no cost for my wife. Have not had much experience with it, only from yesterday. and next week will get a new script for strips from her Dr.. Am also trying to get VA to upgrade my meter for me as I have been told…"
Jan 25, 2013
Tobiwan replied to Josh the Jerk's discussion 'Meter updates' in the group Bayer ContourUSB Users
"as you know if you have read my previous comments about the coutour meter. I had no trust in its measure. My medtronic educator recently suggested that they had made some changes and to try the linking version as they claimed to be more accurate.…"
Sep 6, 2012
etta amy replied to Tobiwan's discussion 'problem with confidence in Contour readings (or lack of)' in the group Bayer ContourUSB Users
"I totally agree. My prior insurer required that I use a Bayer brand meter. In the past, my insurer covered One Touch strips and they were way more accurate. I am very diligent about hand washing before finger sticking. Despite that, I get widely…"
Jan 12, 2012
Tobiwan replied to Tobiwan's discussion 'problem with confidence in Contour readings (or lack of)' in the group Bayer ContourUSB Users
"I am happy for you that it is working for you. I have gone through ten units now and have not found and that are able to reflect an accurate value for me. I am staying with the device that is working for me. I still get some unexplained highs and…"
Jan 5, 2012

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Date diagnosed
September 24, 1986
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
minimed 722

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At 11:14am on March 15, 2011, Jesus Ingles said…
Welcome to our wonderful cyber home away from home. Hope you stay awhile, if you have any questions or just need some support, please feel free to reach out to any of us since we’re all here for each other. Look around and join any groups or discussions that might be of interest. Great job with that recent A1c, you could teach a lot of us how to keep great control of our BG levels.
At 7:31pm on March 13, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Tobiwan....c'mon in out of the rain!!
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, 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 page as well.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!
At 7:27pm on March 13, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 6:40pm on March 13, 2011, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
 
 
 

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