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Jun 18
Erik replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Dept. of Veterans Affairs Support for CGMS'
"I just got the minimed 530g with cgm "enlite sensor" I had onmipod and dexcom g4 cgm before but lost the battle for va to cover it since the military gave that to me before I got out it wasn't hard at all to get the medtronic pump and…"
Apr 29
Erik liked Tom Goffe's discussion Dept. of Veterans Affairs Support for CGMS
Apr 28
Linda B replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Finally: FDA Approves Minimed 530G + Enlite Sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"It is only officially approved to use the abdomen. But many of us used our thighs for the sof sensor. I currently have my Enlite inserted in my thigh, because that is where the sof sensors worked the best for me. If you use a site besides the…"
Dec 23, 2013
lisa c replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Finally: FDA Approves Minimed 530G + Enlite Sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have been on the 530 G with sensor 1 week. Gave my dex away to a friend. There is considerable learning curve, but I believe I will be happy to have both in one device. ( always lost my sensor) I particularly like the Low and High predictor. Can…"
Dec 23, 2013
acidrock23 replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'FDA FINALLY Approves Minimed 530G & Enlite CGM Sensor'
"Mine are in the mail and are supposed to get here on Wednesday. I'm hoping they're all they're cracked up to be. I hate writing anything down but will try to put together a coherent review for y'all."
Nov 11, 2013
Jeff Nobles replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'FDA FINALLY Approves Minimed 530G & Enlite CGM Sensor'
"David, I've been wearing one for six days and the accuracy seems improved. Definitely more comfortable than the last generation. Hope it will work well enough that I'll remain motivated to keep wearing it."
Nov 11, 2013
john replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Finally: FDA Approves Minimed 530G + Enlite Sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have a question, for those fortunate Canadians and Europeans who have been using the Enlite sensor; Was it compatible with the 723? Any special tricks to be aware of? I like the concept of the CGM, but the sensor seems to be the one weak link."
Nov 1, 2013
john liked Tom Goffe's discussion Finally: FDA Approves Minimed 530G + Enlite Sensor
Nov 1, 2013
Dlrdon replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Finally: FDA Approves Minimed 530G + Enlite Sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Can you insert the cgm in leg or arm?"
Nov 1, 2013
Richard P Cosgrove replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Finally: FDA Approves Minimed 530G + Enlite Sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Got my last Friday and go for training on Monday."
Oct 30, 2013
profrennie replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Finally: FDA Approves Minimed 530G + Enlite Sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Just got my training on the 530g last night. Am wearing the enlite sensor right now. Can't say anything about the accuracy yet, but it is easier to insert, and so far, more comfortable to wear. The new sensor has a taping solution included with…"
Oct 30, 2013
Leotha Fleming III replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Finally: FDA Approves Minimed 530G + Enlite Sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Has anyone started getting the Minimed 530G either through the New Technology Guarantee Program or the trade in program???"
Oct 30, 2013
Sportster liked Tom Goffe's discussion Finally: FDA Approves Minimed 530G + Enlite Sensor
Oct 5, 2013
David Eddy replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'FDA FINALLY Approves Minimed 530G & Enlite CGM Sensor'
"Can someone comment when they receive if the enlite sensors are really better with accuracy? Thanks."
Oct 4, 2013
profrennie replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Finally: FDA Approves Minimed 530G + Enlite Sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Nope. Thats how I read it. Lipstick on a pig. Looks like hiding the needle of the inserter is the big improvement. Only one study. Maybe there is other evidence of improved performance. We can only hope."
Sep 30, 2013

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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January 14, 1994
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Minimed 723
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I'm not "Diabetic" - I'm a "DiabetesSurvivor!"

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 7:45am 5 Comments

Diabetic. Insulin Dependent. Type I or Type II. Brittle. MODY. People (or Person) With Diabetes or PWD in this abbreviation crazed era.

I don't like being labeled when that only describes part of who I am. One thing that annoys me about these labels assigned to my pancreatically challenged life is that they are too clinical and don't describe the daily battles I fight. Ever notice how at any fundraising event for cancer that survivors are trotted out and celebrated? Their courage is…

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Senate Proposes Fasttrack Improvements of FDA Medical Device Approvals

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 11:03am 2 Comments

Those of us who use the Minimed Revel Insulin Pump or their Continuous Glucose Monitor may have heard that they have an improved pump and CGM in the pipeline. Called the VEO and…

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Progress in Perspective

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 12:05pm 2 Comments

When it comes to living with Type I Diabetes I'm impatient and frustrated. Since my first insulin shot in 1994 I've looked every day for the announcement for a cure. Sheila Thorne lived with it for over 80 years - receiving her first shot from the discoverer of insulin.

Before Dr. Frederick Banting made his Nobel Prize winning discovery a diagnosis of diabetes meant death - either from starvation or hyperglycemia. Luckily for Sheila Thorn, she was taken to see the pioneering doctor…

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BG Tests with Saliva on the Horizon?

Posted on February 2, 2012 at 6:35am 0 Comments

Engineers at Brown University have been working on a device using nanotechnology that could be used to measure blood glucose concentrations in human saliva. According to the article, glucose concentrations in saliva are about 100 times lower than in blood.…

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Fewer Amputations=Good News

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 12:30pm 3 Comments

Amputation. Scared yet? It was probably one of the first words you heard when you were told you had diabetes.

Since day one in my life with Diabetes it has been drilled into my head to "check your feet daily." Never, ever go barefoot. Not once - and I haven't except for the bathtub since January 10, 1994. With the risk that we have for poor circulation and nerve damage we might not notice, coupled with an impaired ability to heal normally, it is good advice. Something as simple as a…

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At 7:17pm on March 1, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi Tom. Thanks so much for sharing my joy with your comment.
Nice to meet you.

At 7:55pm on February 25, 2010, Lance said…
New to this site and lovin it. VA pump user so far they have been very good to me in my treatment and I feel very blessed to have a 722 w/cgm at times it is very painful injecting the sensor but very well worth it. Never could come down from the 11's but with cycling and the cgm I am now at 8 on my A1C working with doctors to get it lower withing the next three months.
At 2:56pm on October 30, 2009, KK said…
Hi Tom- thanks for being a friend. I have just started using the site again and think i am getting addicted to it. Is your dog a malamute or husky?

Have a great weekend.
kat
At 2:13pm on October 23, 2009, Marie B said…
wow! I grew up in Alex, near Del Ray. I went to St. Agnes School. that is such a riot. We lived in Edmond and Norman for a few years when my husband was working for a company called United Design in Norman. I really loved my endo there, Dr. Draelos in OKC. We are now about 1.5 hours west of NYC.
At 12:47am on September 2, 2009, charles adams said…
hey Tom,

I had to fight for nearly 2 years durring my PEB. I was lucky and got a lot of support from my command. That combined with getting very good control over my diabetes helped. It almost didn't turn out this way but I requested a formal hearing and the day before I was to fly out I got the finding of fit to continue service.

Things are slowly changing for service members. I have met 2 other Marines with type 1 so far. As long as you are in control and it doesn't prevent you from doing your job (I am a Radar Tech) they will keep you.
At 5:20pm on August 28, 2009, Karen said…
Wow way cool, it was my brother's dog after he left home and came back, and I am having trouble remember his name, he was a wild thing, dang my memory sucks lately, will get back to you on that when it pops in my head :)
At 3:30pm on August 20, 2009, Dave In MD said…
Additionally, thank you for your service to our country, I just noticed.
At 3:28pm on August 20, 2009, Dave In MD said…
I guess he drank the cool-aid
At 7:50pm on August 18, 2009, FatCatAnna said…
Tom - So, it looks like you own a few Sibs!!! I have quite a few friends close by that have their family of Sibs. Going to a meet in a few weeks here - to meet up with them. During the winter I tagged along with a few of them - to go sledding this past winter - what a rush!!!
At 4:08pm on August 17, 2009, Dave In MD said…
Tom, I like your new member pic and I agree 100% I voted for the American.
 
 
 

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