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Meeting Coverage ADA: Auto Off for Insulin Pump Boosts Safety

Started this discussion. Last reply by nel Jul 8, 2013. 2 Replies

http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ADA/40027CHICAGO -- An insulin pump that takes a break when the looped-in, continuous…Continue

Meeting Coverage ADA: Weak Support for Carb Counting in T1D

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Jul 2, 2013. 28 Replies

http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ADA/40051CHICAGO -- The standard practice of counting carbohydrates to better manage…Continue

Meeting Coverage ADA: Intensive Tx Yields Long-Term Gain in Type 1 Diabetes

Started this discussion. Last reply by David (dns) Jul 1, 2013. 1 Reply

http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ADA/40047CHICAGO -- Benefits seen with intensive therapy for type 1 diabetes in a large…Continue

 

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Tandem T:Slim Users

New insulin pump from Tandem, the T:Slim touch screen insulin pump. 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…See More
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Dexcom Users

For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
Apr 2
nel replied to Yerachmiel Altman's discussion 'Meeting Coverage ADA: Auto Off for Insulin Pump Boosts Safety'
"I am a Canadian Veo pumper and use CGMS ...I think MR W. is correct ...time to speak up and out ! I did purchase 5 Enlite sensors ; unfortunately 2 of which I was unable to insert ..I watched the DVD , thought I knew how to do the process and was…"
Jul 8, 2013
S Woodward replied to Yerachmiel Altman's discussion 'Meeting Coverage ADA: Auto Off for Insulin Pump Boosts Safety'
"Its about time this was available in the US. The rest of the world has had this pump/cgm combo for > 1.5 years and the only sensor with the VEO that has the shut off feature has been available worldwide for nearly three years. Question for all…"
Jul 8, 2013
Don replied to Yerachmiel Altman's discussion 'Meeting Coverage ADA: Weak Support for Carb Counting in T1D'
"I had the same reaction, Ruth. This study is a bunch of clinicians making hay doing what they do and it is totally irrelevant to us. We all know the core of managing diabetes is to figure out how much insulin to take for a given amount of carbs.…"
Jul 2, 2013
Ruth replied to Yerachmiel Altman's discussion 'Meeting Coverage ADA: Weak Support for Carb Counting in T1D'
"Okay...this makes my brain hurt! I don't really understand how some of these studies are done and the statistical significance behind them, but the one major question I have is this: How can counting carbs NOT affect the insulin dose? Obviously…"
Jul 2, 2013
David (dns) replied to Yerachmiel Altman's discussion 'Meeting Coverage ADA: Weak Support for Carb Counting in T1D'
"Very true, Brunetta. Easy to forget that we are a self-selecting group and, as someone said, far from the heart of the bell curve."
Jul 2, 2013
David (dns) replied to Yerachmiel Altman's discussion 'Meeting Coverage ADA: Weak Support for Carb Counting in T1D'
"Let me try to be more clear. There are two part of this: the research itself, and the conclusions drawn. I am criticizing the latter. Yes, the numbers are what they are, and they may have been compiled meticulously and with complete care and due…"
Jul 2, 2013
FHS replied to Yerachmiel Altman's discussion 'Meeting Coverage ADA: Weak Support for Carb Counting in T1D'
"I absolutely agree that the conclusions presented here are bad, but the numbers say what the numbers say. That doesn't make the study any less intellectually rigorous. Since this is essentially just crunching the numbers from existing studies,…"
Jul 2, 2013
Shawn replied to Yerachmiel Altman's discussion 'Meeting Coverage ADA: Weak Support for Carb Counting in T1D'
"I think the effectiveness of carb greatly depends on the diet. If you eat very low carb, your bolus may depend more on the amount of food you are eating, aka Bernstein's Chinese restaurant effect. If you eat high carb, you may need that I:C…"
Jul 2, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Yerachmiel Altman's discussion 'Meeting Coverage ADA: Weak Support for Carb Counting in T1D'
"The results of this study should obviously be taken with a grain of salt. Think about it, the basal/bolus regime was only invented in 1972 and this study involved studies conducted between 1980 and 2012. The usual standard of care for many of these…"
Jul 2, 2013
Brunetta replied to Yerachmiel Altman's discussion 'Meeting Coverage ADA: Weak Support for Carb Counting in T1D'
"You have to do a lot more to see good results.And most of us here on tu d are willing to do that "Lot more", unlike whoever the diabetics they used in the study Good control is our goal, in the DOC. Most diabetics I know of out side of the…"
Jul 2, 2013
Brunetta replied to Yerachmiel Altman's discussion 'Meeting Coverage ADA: Weak Support for Carb Counting in T1D'
"But carb counting did reduce the risk of hypoglycemia and improved quality of life. It sounds like a ringing endorsement to me :-) NUff said still_young!! God bless ▼ Reply"
Jul 2, 2013
Don replied to Yerachmiel Altman's discussion 'Meeting Coverage ADA: Weak Support for Carb Counting in T1D'
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Jul 1, 2013
meee replied to Yerachmiel Altman's discussion 'Meeting Coverage ADA: Weak Support for Carb Counting in T1D'
"Thanks Jen, I think the dietician at my endo mentioned something about exchanges being listed on foods too and various people seem to think I'm going to be on a sliding scale and I had no idea what they meant really. I just tell them I'm…"
Jul 1, 2013
David (dns) replied to Yerachmiel Altman's discussion 'Meeting Coverage ADA: Weak Support for Carb Counting in T1D'
"That is all true as far as it goes. My fundamental problem with this is that it's too glib by half and far too lacking in intellectual rigor. It freely admits that there are probably many variables not accounted for, then goes right ahead…"
Jul 1, 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?
Learn about control and future products
Date diagnosed
November 6, 1961
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.1
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Paradigm MMT-723
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Diagnosed at 2 years old, began pump in Jun '81.

51++ years diabetic
31++ years pumping

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At 3:41pm on February 13, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn 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 even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 3:11pm on February 13, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Yerachmiel!!
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
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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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Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 10:18am on February 13, 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!!!

At 7:57am on February 13, 2013, Marie B said…

hello Yerachmiel, welcome to TuDiabetes. It's not very often I can welcome someone here who's had it longer than I have. Lots of good info and groups here. Let me know if you have any questions about our community.

 
 
 

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