"Meters are allowed to have up to a 20% variation, so this is well within that limit. They are working on changing that regulation. Some of us come to trust one or another meter significantly but usually it's when there is a wider difference or…"
"Well since my last post this is what has been going on. Animas thinks it is a site issue and my doctor thinks it may be a pump issue. They told me to use a site that I don't use to see how it worked because they were leaning towards scar…"
"Hi, David Lee. When I switched to 6 mm steel cannulas from ordinary teflon ones, I stopped using my stomach and started using the sides, i.e. the area under my arms from under my rib cage and down to the hip. I have less body fat there, but it seems…"
"You really want to get your numbers down, Nichole; staying in the range of 250 on a regular basis is a set-up for complications! Do you have a good endo and/or cde to work with? Three months should be enough time to get your pump doses tweaked. I…"
"Yes, I do, and I'm sorry about all that you are dealing with. I think it could be a couple or a few weeks until your doses are ideal. But in general you will want to start your doses conservatively, so you are more likely to deal with highs for…"
"Yes, I agree, Ingrid, though I generally just uncap for baths and don't worry about the canula end. But I re-use mine so it would be easy to just save two, one for each end. I think I'd be more concerned about it in a public place like a…"
"There is a 3-pronged plastic clip that you insert into the space left for the insertion site, though it is not, in fact, an "open hole". I'm a little confused by your other question about a "cap for the needle". There is no…"
"Different people, and different medical professionals define "lows" differently; some "under 70" and some "under 60". Defining a low at "under 60" doesn't affect perception of lows. Lack of perception of…"
"Ok, I'm confused, Hummingbird. Are you on MDI (shots) now? Are you asking about pump vs MDI or pump vs oral meds?
I'm not sure what you mean by not wanting your body to work harder than it has to, but high blood sugars is definitely doing…"
"Hi hummingbird; I hope you are recovering well from your treatments.
I love my pump and couldn't imagine going back to MDI; like many of us (though not all). You don't give any detail about why you have had a hard time getting your A1C…"
"I live in a rural area where our local hospital has almost shut down numerous times and for reasons beyond budget considerations. I wouldn't trust them with a hangnail, but would ask transport to the hospital in the large town an hour away. But…"
Thanks anyway.I have started a discussion about the play button not working and so far have received no replies.I was composing my own tunes for the reminders which I use all the time.I get so tired of Mary Had A Little Lamb.If you know what I mean?
Hi Zoe I was just reading some of the posts online about EZ ManagerMax.My Ezmanager max3.06 does not work my custom composer.When I hit the play button the tune doesnot play.I called Animas and they told me they would send the 3.07 version.What is the difference between the two.I just hope the 3.07 version works better.
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Zoe, My comment was not directed at you; if I didn't make that clear, please let me say it now and remove all doubt. I do have to say, however, that I think you are wasting your energy trying to reason with someone who won't be reasoned with, and who simply will not hear what you say. You're attempting to move an immovable object.
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