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FDA FINALLY Approves Minimed 530G & Enlite CGM Sensor

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Nov 11, 2013. 19 Replies

Pumps in the Pipeline

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Jun 22, 2012. 4 Replies

 

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meee commented on Tom Goffe's blog post '"Dear Abby" and Diabetes Etiquette'
"lol +1 to Brian's idea. I have become somewhat squeamish when I have blood drawn for some reason, so I just turn my head, it works perfectly :-)"
Wednesday
Doug commented on Tom Goffe's blog post '"Dear Abby" and Diabetes Etiquette'
"I wonder what Abby's answer would have been if Squeamish didn't much care for breast-feeding? Or if her coworker had the sniffles? I'm lucky. I can close my door at work to test and take my injections. But I am NOT doing it in the…"
Tuesday
JohnG replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Dept. of Veterans Affairs Support for CGMS'
"My brother and I are both Vietnam Vets and we are both insulin dependent...whats up with that? I'm using BCBS...and have a pump and CGM...my brother is using the VA Fort Worth clinic and they will not even pass out insulin pins unless you have…"
Tuesday
Stemwinder (Gary) commented on Tom Goffe's blog post '"Dear Abby" and Diabetes Etiquette'
"LOL Brian, I often ask co-workers it they are squeamish about blood. I have not met one yet but my response will be to turn your head. I don't think it would be wrong if he asked his co-worker for a little warning."
Tuesday
David (dns) commented on Tom Goffe's blog post '"Dear Abby" and Diabetes Etiquette'
"+1. ROFLMAO"
Monday
rgcainmd commented on Tom Goffe's blog post '"Dear Abby" and Diabetes Etiquette'
"Love your comment, Brian, especially the last paragraph!"
Monday
Brian (bsc) commented on Tom Goffe's blog post '"Dear Abby" and Diabetes Etiquette'
"This reminds me of the controversy last year over "Miss Manners" and her advice that we should just run to the bathroom to test our bood sugar or inject. Personally, I think the question and response are not inappropriate. If she is…"
Monday
Tom Goffe replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Dept. of Veterans Affairs Support for CGMS'
"The needle that puts the sensor wire in hurts about the same as a regular insulin shot. After the skin is pierced the pain disappears in a minute or two. Occasionally I have an itchy feeling from time to time, however normally if you concentrate…"
Monday
Spouse-of-T1 replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Dept. of Veterans Affairs Support for CGMS'
"Thank you guys for the replies! I broached the subject of a CGMS with him this evening and he was wondering what it feels like to wear one; what's actually in your skin? Incidentally I'm writing this at 3am after not one but *two* hypo…"
Jan 26
Tom Goffe replied to brboyer's discussion 'Fun Things To Do While Hospitalized'
"Just as much fun: when a meal tray is delivered, ask for a carb count. At one facility, the chief nutritionist was called in and she didn't have a clue. Seems they test BG, give you "the diabetic meal" and shoot you up with an…"
Jan 25
Tom Goffe posted a blog post

"Dear Abby" and Diabetes Etiquette

A writer to "Dear Abby" is squeamish and uncomfortable when a co-worker with diabetes tests their blood glucose.I'm squeamish and uncomfortable going to the bathroom to test and inject insulin so that innocent bystanders in public won't feel squeamish and uncomfortable.Diabetes etiquette should be a two-way street.See More
Jan 25
JamesDG replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Dept. of Veterans Affairs Support for CGMS'
"Dear Spouse-of, Me: T1D for 37 years come May. Active duty when DX'D so the VA classes it as service-connected. I get my care at the VAMC in San Francisco (first rate, btw). I've been using a Dexcom CGM since 2009, and the VA has footed…"
Jan 21
Type1 replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Dept. of Veterans Affairs Support for CGMS'
"The VA provided me with a Medtronic insulin pump in 2005 and I have used it 24/7 for 10 years now and will continue to always use it. The VA also provided me with a Medtronic CGMS in 2009 and I have used it 24/7 for 6 years now. I have been type 1…"
Jan 21
Judy replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Dept. of Veterans Affairs Support for CGMS'
"My husband receives CGM from VA. He doesn't use a pump and never has. He has his non VA Endocrinologist write a letter stating medical necessity and hypoglycemic unawareness. He doesn't feel the lows coming on. The VA doctor submitted the…"
Jan 21
Spouse-of-T1 replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Dept. of Veterans Affairs Support for CGMS'
"Hi community, I'm new here, but found this forum while trying to Google anything related to glucose monitoring and the VA. You are pretty much the only helpful thing I’ve found! So if you’ll permit me to revive an old thread,…"
Jan 20
Judy replied to Tom Goffe's discussion 'Dept. of Veterans Affairs Support for CGMS'
"My husband is receiving the Decxom G-4 from the Sioux Falls, SD VA. Just got approved. Type 1 with hypogycemic unawareness. Was approved through VA in MN."
Jan 10

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"Dear Abby" and Diabetes Etiquette

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 4:06pm 6 Comments

A writer to "Dear Abby" is squeamish and uncomfortable when a co-worker with diabetes tests their blood glucose.

I'm squeamish and uncomfortable going to the bathroom to test and inject insulin so that innocent bystanders in public won't feel squeamish and uncomfortable.



Diabetes etiquette should be a…

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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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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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