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Linda G left a comment for alba37
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES ALBA!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
Nov 22, 2013
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for alba37
"Alba, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Nov 22, 2013
alba37 replied to alba37's discussion 'Any tips for a new CGM user?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Many thanks Mark, English Lady and Kevin for replying to me. We are going to give it a go over the next couple of days. Hoping we will learn from the trends."
Feb 5, 2013
KevinMR replied to alba37's discussion 'Any tips for a new CGM user?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Agree with the suggestion to get the G4 instead of the 7+. The biggest benefit from the Dex is being able to see trends in blood glucose. If your son was just fingersticking before, it is an eye-opener to see the graphic changes in blood glucose…"
Feb 4, 2013
English lady replied to alba37's discussion 'Any tips for a new CGM user?' in the group Dexcom Users
"The Seven Plus is being replaced by the G4 which costs about the same and is a significant improvement. Available in UK from Advanced Therapeutics. I've been using one since last July. The transmitter and receiver have limited lifespan whether…"
Feb 3, 2013
Mark Oldham replied to alba37's discussion 'Any tips for a new CGM user?' in the group Dexcom Users
"my tips to get the most out of it.. Put SkinTac on and let it fully dry before putting a sensor on, do not wipe with alcohol before putting on the skin tac (it has alcohol in it). do your first calibration when you think your blood sugar is stable…"
Feb 3, 2013
alba37 liked Melitta's discussion Need tips and advice, just starting my new Dexcom
Feb 3, 2013
alba37 added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users
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Any tips for a new CGM user?

Hi everyoneMy son (19 years old, dx 7 years ago) is going to start using a Dexcom seven plus, this will be his first experience of CGM. We are in Scotland so the only option is to self fund so it will be on an occasional basis due to cost. Just wondering if you can give me any practical tips or advice to get the most out of it? I am aware on CGM limitations, but hope this will give us a better insight into his diabetes and hopefully enable him to gain better control in the future.Thanks :)See More
Feb 3, 2013
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Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm 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…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
Feb 1, 2013
Linda G left a comment for alba37
"We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home alba!! 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.…"
Jan 31, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for alba37
"Welcome alba37, 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…"
Jan 31, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for alba37
"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…"
Jan 31, 2013
SEAGATOR left a comment for alba37
"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!!!"
Jan 31, 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?
education and friendship
Date diagnosed
April 13, 2006
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
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http://www.ipagscotland.org
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My son has a Veo insulin pump and about to start self funding a Dexcom seven plus for the first time!

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At 4:27am on November 22, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES ALBA!!
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At 2:10am on November 22, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Alba, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 9:32pm on January 31, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home alba!!
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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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for young people, and parents of children with diabetes, such as....
"College Students with Diabetes" & "Young Adults with Diabetes".
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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 7:27pm on January 31, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome alba37, 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.

Please feel at home, you are with friends

At 3:12pm on January 31, 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 12:52pm on January 31, 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 12:25pm on January 31, 2013, Marie B said…

Hello Alba, welcome to TuDiabetes! Let me know if you have any questions about our community. Here's a page with many links for new members.
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/Navigating_TuDiabetes

we have a large UK group, click on "Groups" on the top banner to find it.

 
 
 

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