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Using thighs for infusion sets

Started this discussion. Last reply by artwoman on Saturday. 14 Replies

I need to give the abdomen and upper hip areas a rest. I don't want to use my upper arms cuz the tubing has to be so long and what a waste (in my mind) of insulin. SO I'm toying with the sides (inner…Continue

Any word on the faster-acting insulin that is being tested?

Started this discussion. Last reply by nevada Sep 15. 13 Replies

Does anyone know what they are calling it? I'd like to start keeping tabs on it. I did try to get into the clinical trial in my area, but they were only accepting people with an A1C of 8+. I think of…Continue

Ads for Diabetes products and meds

Started this discussion. Last reply by artwoman Sep 15. 82 Replies

Am I the only one who gets frustrated by these ads? Every ad shows overweight people. That kind of advertising just perpetuates the myth out there that being overweight causes diabetes, ergo all…Continue

RE: coverage of CGM's

Started this discussion. Last reply by artwoman Jul 26. 53 Replies

Now hopefully, I can attach the article, but in a nutshell it said that 75% of healthcare spending on diabetes is related to treatment for the longterm complications - something like,Oh I don't…Continue

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artwoman replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'ADA Portland Expo 2014' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"I can't make the OHSU meetings - the timing is wrong. But you got me thinking , I'll do the walk most likely. I am going with a friend who is post-knee replacement surgery, but she'll find plenty to do that's not so strenuois…"
9 hours ago
artwoman replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'ADA Portland Expo 2014' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"Yeah, the OHSU and Expo are combining this year. Which I think is great - more stuff for us 1's! Are you in Portland yourself?"
17 hours ago
artwoman replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'ADA Portland Expo 2014' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"Thank you. We still need to get together for coffee one day."
19 hours ago
artwoman replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'ADA Portland Expo 2014' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"This year they are combining with the OHSU Diabetes Summit - so there should something for everyone. For me, and this is just me, the Expo has more to offer people with type 2 so I am very happy to see the events combined. Too bad there are…"
yesterday
artwoman replied to Katy80K's discussion 'New Doc want to see me evey three months'
"Nope - I have co-pays. And of course a co-pay is a lot more reasonable than 100%. I do have to pay 100% for my CGM because the health plan's opinion is that CGM's do not fulfill "evidence based medicine" I try to explain that…"
Sunday
artwoman replied to Katy80K's discussion 'New Doc want to see me evey three months'
"My health plan."
Sunday
artwoman replied to Katy80K's discussion 'New Doc want to see me evey three months'
"This conversation has me seriously considering bringing up this issue at my next apt -9/30. I'm curious as to the answers. I had an interesting "discussion" about the Endo's practice of requiring pumpers to "surrender"…"
Sunday
artwoman replied to Katy80K's discussion 'New Doc want to see me evey three months'
"For me, not on Medicare, I was told every three months if I want to keep my pump. It really burns me (as you are well aware, you've read enough of my posts aka rants). It used to be okay to have a "phone" visit and I would be fine…"
Sunday
artwoman replied to Katy80K's discussion 'New Doc want to see me evey three months'
"Thanks, but I still get angry when my 30+ years of successfully managing diabetes is brushed away. I've been dealing with it longer than a lot of these docs have been practicing medicine. They are often so quick to see one rogue number after…"
Saturday
artwoman replied to Katy80K's discussion 'New Doc want to see me evey three months'
"Do I feel like I really benefit? No at all. This of course is colored by the lack of respect I sense form my current (hopefully soon to be ex) Endo. My meter. pump and CGM downlo9ads show me what I need to know. It is especially frustrating when…"
Saturday
artwoman replied to Katy80K's discussion 'New Doc want to see me evey three months'
"That could be (and I'm not on Medicare). I don't mind the blood draws every three months - but I do not like the appts every three months. As people here are (probably) well aware, I am having issues with the Endo - He thinks my good…"
Saturday
artwoman replied to artwoman's discussion 'Using thighs for infusion sets'
"Thanks Steve, that's a great idea! They do make those kinds for women now and it will be nice now that weather is getting cooler."
Saturday
Steve replied to artwoman's discussion 'Using thighs for infusion sets'
"If you are concerned about tight jeans rubbing the site off, try wearing underwear with long legs but tight. This will put a layer of protection from the rubbing between the site and the jeans. Steve"
Saturday
artwoman replied to Katy80K's discussion 'New Doc want to see me evey three months'
"I should have said "or so I think" And my healthplan requires 4 visits a year if I want to "keep my pump" - as if it's their place to decide great care or not so great care. I've been doing this for decades and I wish…"
Saturday
artwoman replied to Bailey's discussion 'CGM and Injections'
"The CGM will, with the trend arrows, tell you when it is time to do a fingerstick and possibly correct (either with insulin or carbs depending). One of the big benefits of a pump is that it provides info on Insulin On Board (IOB) that is insulin you…"
Saturday
artwoman replied to Katy80K's discussion 'New Doc want to see me evey three months'
"I haven't read through all of the posts, but Medicare requires patients with diabetes to see their MD's every three months. There it is"
Friday

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
share ideas and problem solve
Date diagnosed
April 1, 1985
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5,2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
animas ping but I miss my Cozmore

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At 7:37pm on September 23, 2014, artwoman said…

Thanks to my friends at TuDiabetes for your kind words. It is people like you that help me to be a D-Warrior. Thank you.

At 6:16pm on September 15, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Artwoman congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 4:59pm on September 15, 2014, Linda G said…

AWESOME ARTWOMAN!! You're a FEATURED MEMBER!! BRAVA!

At 2:40am on September 8, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Artwoman it is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thank you for being my new super cool friend......................rick

PS: Love your Pugs #Awesomepugs LoL

At 6:16pm on July 13, 2014, Janet said…

At 9:52pm on June 2, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Artwoman!!

At 2:14pm on May 30, 2014, Kathy said…

Did you see this one? the "dad's" voice is a hoot

At 7:31pm on May 29, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Artwoman 'with some cool dogs', congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:50am on May 29, 2014, Kathy said…

My neighbor has 3 pugs she rescued from a puppy mill - Teeny, Tiny, and Bitsy. All were terribly abused, but once they found out they were safe have become extremely affectionate. Shen she is sour of town, I walk them on a triple leash and they prance around like royalty.
If it's below 30 degrees, they have to wear their sweaters. If it's below 10 degrees, they have to wear dog boots, which they do not like. Bitsy hides under the bed and has to be lured out with a treat.
Then Tiny also wants a treat but he is obese and on a diet.
So by the time I get them ready I'm almost exhausted.

At 12:51pm on May 27, 2014, Kathy said…

I love pugs!!!!

 
 
 

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