Tracy Malloy
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  • Somerset, MA
  • United States
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tracy Malloy Aug 2, 2009. 1 Reply


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Tracy Malloy replied to LiL MaMa's discussion 'How much do you actually trust your pump?'
"Hi Jen, I have had some of the same experiences with sites, I cannot use alcohol to prep them and the IV preps are worse. I have to clean with antibacterial soap and water first. Have you tried that?"
Jul 28, 2013
Tracy Malloy replied to bort269's discussion 'The end of leaky reservoirs?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I got some replacement reservoirs on Wednesday (I also got my Animas pump and my training is next week) and STILL had a issue with leaking. I was using reservoirs prior to that since the recall that were not affected (?) and had leaking and air…"
Jul 28, 2013
Tracy Malloy posted a status
"Cal Err after 3 hours of reading 50 on sensor when I was over 100 the whole time. grrrrrrrr"
Jul 19, 2013
Tracy Malloy replied to elizabeth.redman178's discussion 'Good carb free drinks???'
"Target has some fantastic carbonated waters. My favorite is the Fuiji Apple"
Jul 19, 2013
Tracy Malloy joined Manny Hernandez's group

Animas Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of Animas insulin pumps.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which…See More
Jul 18, 2013
Tracy Malloy replied to Nell's discussion 'Paradigm reservoir issue' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have had this issue so often my A1C went up almost an entire point and I have been so confused! I hate dumping insulin, but had no other choice. I also called them 5 times in the past year with bubble issues and ND alarms. Unfortunately with the…"
Jul 7, 2013
Tracy Malloy replied to Sarah's discussion 'High BG's at Bedtime'
"If you look at the point of the syringe you will see a slope(not a technical term by any means) make sure when you inject the longer part of the slope is on the bottom. That "point" makes insertion of the needle easier and you should not…"
Jul 7, 2013
Tracy Malloy liked Anna's discussion My Baby Girl Is Here!!
Jul 1, 2013
Tracy Malloy replied to Anna's discussion 'My Baby Girl Is Here!!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Awe! Congratulations! She is beautiful."
Jul 1, 2013
Tracy Malloy commented on rick (aka: #blankieboy)'s blog post 'Type 10 Diabetics'
"Awe Rick, I just teared up! I have many Type 10's. I have work Type 10's and My hubby. I am my BFF's Type 10 as well.You are correct, we are very lucky!"
Jul 1, 2013
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Jan 24, 2013
Tracy Malloy replied to sultansfam's discussion 'How to calculate and adjust your Basal settings' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Also, the stinky part is it may be necessary to pull a sort of all nighter to get the overnight basal correct. BUT if your fasting numbers closely resemble your bedtime number, it's probably fine."
Jan 24, 2013
Tracy Malloy replied to sultansfam's discussion 'How to calculate and adjust your Basal settings' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"here is what I do for basal testing... I usually start on a weekend. Check your fasting BS and recheck every hour for 4 or 5 hours. I log everything down. Even if you drop quickly, only treat if you NEED to. Then I eat lunch or a late breakfast and…"
Jan 24, 2013
catlover commented on Tracy Malloy's blog post 'Joyous Noel!'
"Hi Tracy- We all feel like you do at holidays, that's why we are here. Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy 2013. Cat"
Dec 29, 2012
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Dec 23, 2012
Pastelpainter commented on Tracy Malloy's blog post 'Joyous Noel!'
"Thank you for your wishes, Happy Christmas to you too. We really are blessed, aren't we?"
Dec 23, 2012

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Date diagnosed
May 1, 2001
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What pump model do you use, if any?
minimed paradigm

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Joyous Noel!

Posted on December 23, 2012 at 12:23pm 2 Comments

I want to take a few minutes and wish everyone a wonderful holiday! With everything that has happened in the world in the last few months, weeks and days I realize how very lucky I am. How thankful I am to be spending the Holidays with friends and family that I could not live without.

Sometimes when I feel defeated I log in to Tudiabetes and so often see all of your words of encouragement, support and love for each other and it reminds me none of us are alone in this. I wish you all…


Feeling out of control...

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 4:14pm 2 Comments

Let me start by saying I have never been one to be dedicated 100% to managing my Diabetes. Up until 3 years ago. Now, heading into my 11 yr anniversary, I wish I could go back in time and have a redo.

My most recent A1c was 7.4. Not good for someone who is hoping to have a baby!

I have my appointment with the scary eye doctor tomorrow to check my progress with Retinopathy. I am sooooo nervous it's gotten worse. It is currently Non-Proliferative, which I guess is good, as I was…


a little self pity, a little hope. sometimes it helps with the nausea.

Posted on December 4, 2010 at 3:19pm 2 Comments

Hi everyone! just going through some stuff tonight and found some blurbs I had written down over the years... thought some of you would relate so I thought I would share them! Some are things I have said to family, friends and complete strangers! Some things have just made me feel better to say outloud or jot in a note to self for later. I guess we all have a way to deal with this major malfunctioning of a vital organ that brings us…


I FEEL good.....

Posted on August 1, 2009 at 1:59pm 0 Comments

So, it is Saturday and I am at my part time job at a tanning salon which is my gas and prescription money. I also get free tanning. I know what you are going to say, new evidence links indoor UV exposure to cancer even more than smoking. I have heard that a few times this week, but hey I am probrably going to die from diabetes complications anyway.

Or am I?

On June 15th I began insulin pump therapy. I chose the Minimed Paradigm 722 because it came in purple and I saw the… Continue


Posted on July 12, 2009 at 4:34pm 2 Comments

SO, I am having a serious WTF day.

I started on the pump ( mini-med Paradigm ) 6/15/09. Things were real bad the first 2 weeks, too many lows, like my BS was 60 at least four times a day. Somehow I was over treating lows, taking too much insulin for food after I correctly treated a low and then bolused for a meal. Then I was too high at various times during the day and then bottoming out.


So the next week and a half things seem to go pretty good, I was… Continue

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At 1:08pm on December 6, 2010, Seth said…
I laughed my butt off after I got Flocked. Then I giggled for days. Now I want to Flock someone!
At 6:33am on October 9, 2009, abyzer said…
Hi.. ,
Have a great day and terrific year ahead...:)
At 12:21am on October 9, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Hi and Happy Birthday!
At 7:25pm on August 4, 2009, Brendan Flanagan said…
Sorry for not getting back to you earlier. Do you really find light beer makes a difference?
At 5:29pm on June 15, 2009, Stacey :0)~ said…
I'm sorry to hear you had a rough day! Give it some time. It will take a little tweeking in the beginning to get things right. I felt a little overwhelmed at first too because its learning something new to what you understood before. Change is hard sometimes but it will be a change for the better in the end! I know what you mean about lows too! They make me cranky too! ;) Hang in there!
At 11:33am on June 15, 2009, Stacey :0)~ said…
Hi Tracy and welcome! So is today the day you started on the pump? If so, how is it going for you so far? I'm on the MM Paradigm too and love mine! :0)
At 8:12pm on June 14, 2009, Linda G said…

Greetings Tracy, and welcome to the rabble......take a peek at some of the groups when you get a chance!
At 4:24pm on June 14, 2009, Suzanne said…

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