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I got my medic alert tattoo!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

The way I look at it, now that I have this permanent tattoo, there will be a cure for type 1 within weeks! But then the cynic kicks in, and I remember with the insulin, injection/pump supplies and…Continue

WEARING INFUSION SET ON THIGS, - HOW DO YOU COVER IT?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve on Monday. 9 Replies

Oops, capitals again. Anyway...I am thinking about trying the sides and front of my thighs - new virgin real estate. I like my skinny jeans, and am thinking of using skin tac as well as some sort of…Continue

Animas ping changed time after battery change

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Feb 28. 9 Replies

I am posting this here because I want to see replies directly to my question (rather than posting on the Animas group).When I changed the battery in my Animas pump, all of a sudden the time changed…Continue

Rotating clip/holster for Animas pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by artwoman Jan 3. 3 Replies

I heard a rumour that there is a clip/holster for the Animas pumps. It rotates so you can wear your pump horizontally if you want. I have checked the Animas site, but haven't seen it. Has anyone seen…Continue

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Terry replied to artwoman's discussion 'I got my medic alert tattoo!'
"Congrats on the new body art, safety alert!"
1 hour ago
phoenixbound replied to artwoman's discussion 'I got my medic alert tattoo!'
"My is always prominently located on right hip, attached to the waistband of my pants. TSA employees always notice it. :)"
3 hours ago
artwoman replied to artwoman's discussion 'I got my medic alert tattoo!'
"lot of times, my pump is well hidden in a pump band or camisole. Along those lines, my husband is trained to tell them not to pull out the infusion set, but he (or they suspend) - assuming the call would be for a hypo - and I do worry about ER staff…"
3 hours ago
phoenixbound replied to artwoman's discussion 'I got my medic alert tattoo!'
"My pump sorta serves as a medic "alert". :) If responders can't figure out it is an insulin pump, I don't think I want them treating me anyway."
3 hours ago
artwoman posted a discussion

I got my medic alert tattoo!

The way I look at it, now that I have this permanent tattoo, there will be a cure for type 1 within weeks! But then the cynic kicks in, and I remember with the insulin, injection/pump supplies and testing supplies, I am a cash cow. Besides, the tattoo artist said he would add "I used to have" across the top once a cure happens. He was cool, type 2 is in his family so he was quite educated. Anyway, I got the new ink On Wednesday 3/25. And I love it! We have to realize I do live in Portlandia.I…See More
3 hours ago
artwoman replied to Terry's discussion 'Belt clip irritates, fails, Animas dodges responsibility' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"It worked pretty well. I have since switched pumps, but I did like that it went horizontal. Supposedly there is a new holster coming out (or did along with the relEase of the Vibe)."
yesterday
artwoman replied to Annabella's discussion 'Data Download Time' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Susan, I think the key is the hardware - a USB cord gets the connection right away. Sometimes the dongle would lose the connection and I had to start over."
yesterday
artwoman replied to Annabella's discussion 'Data Download Time' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Hi Annabella! I have only downloaded my t-Slim a few times, iI do believe it is much faster than the Ping system. I like the T-Slim software and the reports are good. I am about to download again (I shouldmake it a regular thing and probably will…"
Friday
Steve replied to artwoman's discussion 'WEARING INFUSION SET ON THIGS, - HOW DO YOU COVER IT?'
"I use Inset 30. I get tight underwear with long legs (longer than regular boxers if possible). I insert the set, then pull up the under wear. This puts a layer of cloth between the set and clothing. I use skin tack on the sets and have not had any…"
Monday
artwoman replied to artwoman's discussion 'WEARING INFUSION SET ON THIGS, - HOW DO YOU COVER IT?'
"Like "muffin tops? And I firmly believe that leggings are NOT pants! This is a fun hijacking!"
Mar 17
irrational John replied to artwoman's discussion 'WEARING INFUSION SET ON THIGS, - HOW DO YOU COVER IT?'
"In my, albeit very limited, experience the "shallow" is usually found in large concentrations outside of the jeans, not wearing them. But I don't get out much, so what the heck do I know? ;-) Good luck with the tape. -John"
Mar 17
artwoman replied to artwoman's discussion 'WEARING INFUSION SET ON THIGS, - HOW DO YOU COVER IT?'
"Okay, I admit I'm shallow! I'm gonna wear my skinny jeans as long as I can. Once I overhear someone say "she shouldn't be wearing those" I'll stop. Anyway, since I use the contact detach, I am thinking of using the…"
Mar 17
irrational John replied to artwoman's discussion 'WEARING INFUSION SET ON THIGS, - HOW DO YOU COVER IT?'
"Taping over the set should make it a lot less likely for clothing to snag on it. But I'm not quite sure how you would manage either disconnecting or taping over the tubing (or not). I suppose you could (carefully) pull off (enough of) the tape…"
Mar 17
artwoman replied to artwoman's discussion 'WEARING INFUSION SET ON THIGS, - HOW DO YOU COVER IT?'
"Thanks, I use a T-Slim when in town (access to electricity for recharges) or a Ping when in the field. I use comfort sets or the contact-detach sets. Both are fairly low profile, and I am thinking the Tega Derm clear adhesives will work well. I like…"
Mar 16
irrational John replied to artwoman's discussion 'WEARING INFUSION SET ON THIGS, - HOW DO YOU COVER IT?'
"It might help to narrow down the suggestions folks offer if you mentioned ... or linked to ... the infusion set you use. This may give folks some visual idea about how likely it is for clothing to snag on your preferred infusion set while you are…"
Mar 16
Amy replied to artwoman's discussion 'WEARING INFUSION SET ON THIGS, - HOW DO YOU COVER IT?'
"Tegaderm is good, I hear. It's what my CDE and endo recommend for sites under jeans. I don't use anything as my jeans aren't super tight, but every now and again I wish I did.."
Mar 16

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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
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Date diagnosed
April 1, 1985
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animas ping but I miss my Cozmore

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At 11:41am on November 2, 2014, artwoman said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes. As my birthday is El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and this year's Halloween party in our neighborhood - the theme was Day of the Dead. It was awesome - I was surrounded by skeletons, and some other "dead" creatures. I wore a skeleton body suit and a black tutu. We partied and danced well into the night, and then with the time change, got an extra hour of debauchery.

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From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARTWOMAN!!
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At 2:02am on November 2, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…
Artwoman my friend, Happy Birthday !! I hope your day and the coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill.

PS Your guest column is wonderful, you have a much needed voice, I hope you will post more with us.
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 (aka: #blankieboy) 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 (aka: #blankieboy) 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

 
 
 

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