TracyUNCC
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Finally! ON day 9 for the first time EVER!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Jun 14, 2013. 6 Replies

My son's been wearing the Dexcom platinum since Jan. He loves it. But we couldn't get it to stick for more than 2-4 days on his abdomen. We tried placing it last week in a new spot, his backside (as…Continue

DEXCOM Sensors will NOT STICK!!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by jims Mar 10, 2013. 9 Replies

My son has been using the Dexcom Platinum for one month. We have gone through seven sensors. Thanks to this site, we have tried every skin prep known to man and nothing is helping. We have used IV…Continue

Dexcom Question---How often do you use your meter?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Mar 5, 2013. 27 Replies

Hi all,My son just started on the newest CGM this week. Somewhere along the way, I interpreted the CGM as a monitor I could count on most the time (in place of using a meter all day long.) We do…Continue

 

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TracyUNCC replied to Wade's discussion 'Doctor not on board.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I introduced the T-slim to our endo (pediatric) for the first time last year after I stumbled upon it online. She did some research, and gave us the A-Ok to give it a try. Since then, she is promoting it equally along with Medtronic, Animas, and…"
Dec 16, 2013
Baby Tee replied to TracyUNCC's discussion 'Any advice on the issues we are having with the TSlim?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"My diabetes educator for Tandem told me that it is important to use room temperature insulin, because cold insulin holds air. Not sure if that is the problem. Perhaps getting rid of these air bubbles is more important with the T-Slim. Not sure."
Sep 1, 2013
Allen Emmick replied to TracyUNCC's discussion 'Any advice on the issues we are having with the TSlim?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Apidra is not recommended with this pump, Novolog and Humalog are preferred. Apidra is synthetic and will close a lot of inclusions. I just switched from a Cozmo and Apidra to a TSlim and Humalog. My wife is a Nurse Pract at a Joslin Diabetes Hosp.,…"
Aug 31, 2013
flipper replied to TracyUNCC's discussion 'Any advice on the issues we are having with the TSlim?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"It has been some time since you posted your problems with the t:slim. Are they resolved?"
Aug 15, 2013
TracyUNCC replied to Dave's discussion 'Sensor placement' in the group Dexcom Users
"We use the backside (upper/side of butt area) and it works wonders. Stays on MUCH MUCH better and the readings are still spot on. I know many others use back of the arm, but my son is afraid to try it there for some reason. We haven't used…"
Aug 11, 2013
TracyUNCC replied to Soaring Freak's discussion 'Howdy - New here and have a tape question' in the group Dexcom Users
"I second the use of Op-site and Flexi-fix (with skin tac), as these work great for my son as well. However, neither worked for us on the abdomen...the tape peeled off in a couple days no matter what we tried. But he's a sweaty, active, 11 year…"
Aug 6, 2013
TracyUNCC replied to Soaring Freak's discussion 'Howdy - New here and have a tape question' in the group Dexcom Users
"My son tried for months to wear the sensor on the abdomen (as recommended.) For the few months we tried that area, one one time did the sensor stay on 7 days. On average it fell off 2-4 days in. We tried EVERYTHING to get it to stay (skin tac, IV…"
Aug 6, 2013
Suz replied to TracyUNCC's discussion 'Any advice on the issues we are having with the TSlim?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Yup. I've had good luck with the insets, too. And you can get them in 90 degree needles or 30 degree. They both have very easy to use inserters and luer locks."
Aug 4, 2013
Nicole replied to TracyUNCC's discussion 'Any advice on the issues we are having with the TSlim?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"HI there - Today is my first day wearing the t-slim! I practiced loading it 5 times with saline, no bubbles. Then when I put in the insulin....bubbles! It doesn't seem to be blocking the flow at all. I called 1-800-Tandem and they also told me…"
Jul 20, 2013
Doug replied to TracyUNCC's discussion 'Any advice on the issues we are having with the TSlim?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"In reply to myself - one more mote - when you say you are having trouble with the cleos sticking- do you mean the set sticking to you when you insert it ? Meaning getting the inserter to release from the set ? if so many years ago I got a box of…"
Jul 20, 2013
TracyUNCC replied to TracyUNCC's discussion 'Any advice on the issues we are having with the TSlim?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"We are using Unimed Insets, and they work great."
Jul 19, 2013
TracyUNCC replied to TracyUNCC's discussion 'Any advice on the issues we are having with the TSlim?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"We are using Unimed? Insets (guess they are the same thing as MIOs?) No issues what so ever. We did also change from Apidra to Humalog, so not sure what solved our issues but so far so good. That being said, our pump did break last week. Just out of…"
Jul 19, 2013
Janice replied to TracyUNCC's discussion 'Any advice on the issues we are having with the TSlim?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Yes"
Jul 19, 2013
Timothy replied to TracyUNCC's discussion 'Finally! ON day 9 for the first time EVER!'
"Dexcom only suggests that you wear them on your abdomen because that is how they were approved by the FDA> I use mine behind my arms because that is clearly the best place, out of the way. and it doesn't move around like the belly can. The…"
Jun 14, 2013
TracyUNCC replied to TracyUNCC's discussion 'Any advice on the issues we are having with the TSlim?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"No issues at all anymore with T-slim! We changed to Humalog insulin and we use MIO insertion sets, and everything has been working perfectly!"
Jun 8, 2013
TracySue123 replied to TracyUNCC's discussion 'Dexcom: The Good and the Bad' in the group Dexcom Users
"I cut a little hole in middle of one of these for the transmitter. It's a little bigger than the cloth on the sensor and has worked well for me. "
Jun 6, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
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Date diagnosed
August 8, 2003
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.1
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
TSlim

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At 2:00am on February 11, 2013, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 6:32pm on February 10, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Tracy!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
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,
click on "all groups". 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 as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
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It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 2:23pm on February 10, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome TracyUNCC, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions. I’m so glad you are here.

I was going to suggest that you join the T-Slim group but I see you have beat me to it. You might also like this group.
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/pumpingourinsulin

Please feel at home, you are with friends

At 2:07pm on February 10, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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