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This is hysterically wonderful

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawnmarie Apr 7. 3 Replies

If I was high tech at all, I would put up a link - maybe someone else will. Anyway, there is a youtube song "Think Like a Pancreas" sung to the Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian". Enjoy!Continue

Airports: Ones to use (?) ones to avoid

Started this discussion. Last reply by artwoman Mar 31. 8 Replies

I can say great things about Mpls/St Paul. They identified my pump, recognized that it had to stay attached. I even had one TS agent wax poetic about her nephew's pump and another asked if I really…Continue

A clinical trial rant

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Feb 25. 4 Replies

I found out about a clinical trial for a rfaster acting insulin (faster than the current ones: Humalog, Novolog, and Apirda). And...so excited they are running one of the trials in my area.So I…Continue

Well I tried it - infusion site in left boob

Started this discussion. Last reply by swisschocolate 22 hours ago. 85 Replies

I think it was here at TuDiabetes that I read about some other women trying it. I wanted to give the usual places a rest - so I went for it. Easy-Peasy. I used the comfort-detach which has a really…Continue

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artwoman replied to Melitta's discussion 'rapid onset Type 1 diabetes in adults'
"This is off topic, but judging from your name "duckatect" and the Portland Marathon I take it your in Portland. I am too, and fairly new to Portland and hoping to meet other type 1's. Friend me here if you'd be willing to meet.…"
13 hours ago
artwoman replied to les's discussion 'Newbie' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"In Portland (and I believe San Diego - I wasn't with Kaiser) there are more than one endo/CDE. Of course the challenge is finding the one that has your outlook and with whom you can work well. For me, it is important that the Endo/CDE recognize…"
21 hours ago
swisschocolate replied to artwoman's discussion 'Well I tried it - infusion site in left boob'
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPaAv4r0ijY not sure if im too late, but here is a nice tutorial..."
22 hours ago
PumpGirl replied to artwoman's discussion 'Well I tried it - infusion site in left boob'
"I've done this before as well. It works just the same as any other "fatty" region on my body. Breast tissue is just fat. No biggie. Guys can use their pecks just the same."
yesterday
artwoman replied to les's discussion 'Newbie' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Les, where are you geographically? If you are in the Portland area, I can give you names of good and cooperative MD's, I also can get a name for you in San Diego. Feel free to send me a personal message or friend me here. I'd be happy to…"
yesterday
shelby76 replied to artwoman's discussion 'Well I tried it - infusion site in left boob'
"So, back in my pre-pump days, if I was going to take a shot in my arm, I would sit with my knee bent up into my body and rest my arm over my knee to push the back of the arm (the typically fattier part by the tricep) into a squishy spot to use for…"
yesterday
artwoman replied to les's discussion 'Newbie' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Another thing, just what is the current pump doing that is flaky? And one thing that is really great about pumps is the ability to download all the info. And the software can then provide the standard deviation info. Maybe your lower 1C was due to…"
yesterday
Clare replied to artwoman's discussion 'Well I tried it - infusion site in left boob'
"I have the sensor vertically more towards the back of my arm I don't have a lot of meat there either. If you think about the sensor being like a ski boot and binding I place it so the "toe" part of the boot is facing up. This prevents…"
yesterday
Sarah replied to artwoman's discussion 'Well I tried it - infusion site in left boob'
"OK, great..thanks Shelby and Clare. So, just to clarify cause I'm gonna change my sensor tomorrow. I'll try my arm, do you do it more towards inner arm, front or back of arm...I don't have much meat on my arms or legs. also, vertical;…"
yesterday
artwoman replied to les's discussion 'Newbie' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Oooh another fan of TCOYD!"
yesterday
artwoman replied to les's discussion 'Newbie' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Now I understand the need for knowledge of carb counting, and the frequent testing - it allows you to micro-dose. But if you have been doing a good job managing D, and part of that is use of your pump, why should you not be able to continue?…"
yesterday
artwoman replied to Terry's discussion 'Animas Vibe FDA application anniversary' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"tHINGS LIKE THIS (BASICALLY ANY HEALTH CARE ISSUE) MAKES ME WONDER WITH THE "EPIDEMIC" OF diabetes (ALL TYPES) ISN'T THERE SOMEONE IN A POSITION TO DO SOMETHING EITHER A pwd, FAMILY MEMBER OF A pwd, FRIENDS WITH A pwd? oR MAYBE IF I…"
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artwoman replied to Terry's discussion 'Animas Vibe FDA application anniversary' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Yeah Phil, especially your comment about their having proven records. Both the pump and the CGM have been successfully used for years. I worry that the only input sought by the FDA is from MD's. And we all know that we all know more about pumps…"
yesterday
artwoman replied to Terry's discussion 'Animas Vibe FDA application anniversary' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I have a neighbor who is an executive in a medical product company (I think suturing stuff). Anyway, I asked if there was a way for interested people (like patients) to check on the progress of an FDA application. She said not that she knew of, and…"
yesterday
Clare replied to artwoman's discussion 'Well I tried it - infusion site in left boob'
"I do exactly what Shelby does - in fact I might have directed her where to put it in the first place :). It's vertical in both arms and thighs. For arms though it really does ache the first day or two. But after that it settles down and I…"
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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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share ideas and problem solve
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April 1, 1985
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At 9:54am on April 1, 2014, artwoman said…

Thank you for the comments of good cheer. The pups (all three of them now) are proud of me.

At 4:45am on April 1, 2014, Linda G said…

You're a FEATURED MEMBER!!! BRAVA Artwoman!

At 4:38am on April 1, 2014, rick phillips said…

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

PS: Please tell the pups congratulations as well

At 4:37am on April 1, 2014, rick phillips said…

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

At 10:38am on November 2, 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 ARTWOMAN!!
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At 5:02am on November 2, 2013, rick phillips said…

Artwoman, 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 2:24am on November 2, 2013, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 5:27am on January 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 7:06pm on January 12, 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 7:05pm on January 12, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home artwoman!!
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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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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