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Tracey Tainsh
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  • Brisbane . Queensland
  • Australia
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Tracey Tainsh replied to Joel Lasky's discussion 'Airport security'
"I cruised the south pacific in june and had no problems. I went on the dawn from brisbane and my travel agent let p&o know I was a diabetic with pump. I had all the letters from my doctor re diabetes and medication and did not have to show it…"
Aug 15, 2011
Tracey Tainsh joined Robert Yancey's group

Type1 for 30 Plus Years

For those who've had Type 1 diabetes for a long time. I don't really care how long. Just long.
Feb 12, 2011
Tracey Tainsh joined Emily Walton's group

Diabetes in Australia

Join this group if you have diabetes and you live somewhere in Australia.
Nov 8, 2010
Tracey Tainsh updated their profile
Jan 26, 2010
Tracey Tainsh and Steve R are now friends
Nov 18, 2009
Tracey Tainsh and Tracey are now friends
Oct 30, 2009
Tracey Tainsh replied to BEBO's discussion 'voice in my pump'
"Mine does too. I have the minimed 522. I never noticed this sound till now."
Oct 15, 2009
Tracey Tainsh replied to emma's discussion 'I should be testing HOW many times?'
"I'm testing 6-12 times a day and justing recently was told by my GP that maybe I have a OCD. Sometimes a box of 100 strips will only last a week I have also had other health professionals tell me only to test 4 times a day before main meals and…"
Sep 23, 2009

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
talk to others around the world with diabetes
Date diagnosed
March 27, 1980
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic 522

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At 7:26pm on April 30, 2009, Anne said…
Hey friend Tracey...how goes it on the pump for you? Is it becoming almost second nature, your link to better control? I hope so. I can't wait for my next A1C blood test, I know it will be so much better than in the past. Mine is very useful to be sure...except those moments when I find this awkward gadget dangling by a line when I change sometimes...mostly I remember to clip it somewhere though. I feel often that the dreaded diabetes no longer rides me...that I can steer and charter my control now. How about you?
At 5:40am on March 21, 2009, Anne said…
Hi there Tracey. You will start before me. I begin on the Mon 30th March, in about a week. I do know now I'll be on the Medtronic Paradigm 722. I'm feeling nervous day by day...how about you? I really want to give this a go for 3 months at least and from what I've read I'm expecting it will help me to get my A1C down to below 7.0 I've heard because pump is so flexible once you know how to use it...people tend to eat more...and then put on weight. I want to lose weight so I'm planning the opposite ...to reduce carb intake & exercise more. Best of luck with this...it's a big change & adjustment isn't it? I'm mentally preparing myself for it. I was just thinking its like being diagnosed again...working everything out from the beginning! Let me know how it goes for you I'm really interested...and we're in the same boat right now. peace & love Ax
At 10:55pm on January 30, 2009, Anne said…
Not sure which pump they'll put me on yet...I've still to attend my appt to test out lines but it will be whatever is available thru' the hospital. We'll be going onto pump at the same time won't we?
At 8:48pm on January 30, 2009, Anne said…
hi Tracey...glad you've joined us. I see you've joined Diabetic Veterans and still use shots. Is pump an option for you? All the best and welcome to DANZ. Anne
At 10:00pm on January 18, 2009, Garrett said…
Hi Tracey, thanks for the welcome. Good to here fro another Aussie with type 1.
Hope to keep in touch. Cheers! Garrett.
At 5:04am on January 13, 2009, alice wright said…
Hey Tracey, Welcome, its good to have a happy face on here, I hope it gives great support as It has for me. Have a great day
At 8:03pm on January 6, 2009, Sweeter Cherise said…
Hello! I am not sure when the Omnipod will hit other countries. I hope it does soon, you would love it. If you can't get the Omnipod what other pumps are you shooting for?
At 9:01pm on January 4, 2009, tracy said…
Tracey - welcome to TuDiabetes - it's great to have you join us!
At 3:56pm on January 4, 2009, Sweeter Cherise said…
Hello and Welcome to Tudiabetes! You'll find plenty of support and information from our community/family. When you have the chance please check out the "About Us" page it'll help you navigate around the community. Make yourself at home. I use the Omnipod if you have any questions about the system please let me know.

At 8:49am on January 4, 2009, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Hello & welcome Tracey



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