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What kind of pump?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erin Jun 19, 2013. 13 Replies

Hello folks!I'm a relatively new autoimmune diabetic (type 1 or LADA, not sure which), and my honeymoon is ending. Today the endo says he sees me as a good candidate for an insulin pump in the future…Continue


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T1DM Powerlifting, Bodybuilding and High Intensity Training

An open forum to discuss nutrition, routines and how to work with type 1 to fulfill your potential. Exercise routines and how to dose with insulin both with pump and MDI to avoid acute and latent-onset hypoglycaemia. Picture is me after a cut.
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Starting the New Year with Gary Scheiner, CDE at TuDiabetes homepage

January 9, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Watch it the recording here!How to watch a live event on TuDiabetes Bring your toughest diabetes questions!!  Gary is up for a challenge.Gary is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump…See More
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"THanks so much for the birthday wishes: you've given me a smile."
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"Boulderbird, 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."
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boulderbird added a discussion to the group Tandem T:Slim Users

First Day of t:slim

Hey folks! Today I started pumping insulin. Already I love how much easier it is to bolus, and I'm looking forward to having meals with people where they're not nearly done eating before I even get to my first bite what with mucking around with pens and alcohol swabs and whatnot.Thanks to those of you who shared their pump names. Any more out there?I name my cars, but I'm not sure if my pump needs a name, just yet. Perhaps I am not so attached as the tubing and cannula might indicate! I was…See More
Nov 19, 2013
boulderbird commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Just got my t:slim a couple of weeks ago and received my training on Monday. Presently pumping saline and due to pump insulin in a few weeks after I get back from a vacation. I can't really say much about how it's affecting my glucose…"
Oct 30, 2013
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New England Diabetes

This group is for you if you live in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island or Connecticut.
Aug 29, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
hoping to find a support network
Date diagnosed
August 30, 2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise
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I was diagnosed a little less than a year ago and I'm just now starting to bolus and learn how to do what my pancreas is not.

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Being "Out"

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 9:17am 3 Comments

This past week I took part in a wonderful scientific meeting. It was hosted at my home institution, and the local participants were given the same meal plan as the out-of-town attendees so that we could share meals and socialize with them. I'm not going to complain about the food (suffice it to say I'm not surprised at all the college freshman who get pudgier), because having that extra socialisation time really was a great opportunity. The dining hall and the restrooms were on a different…


Take 2?

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 10:46am 1 Comment

So my history in brief. I started seeing an endocrinologist last summer because of Grave's disease. I was also showing slightly elevated fasting blood glucose (fBG) at the time, but the endo assured me it was just a side-effect of the Grave's (which is what I figured). After a month on methimazole my thyroid levels started coming down, but my fBG stayed up. This prompted my endo to order more tests and he came back with a diagnosis of T1D. He said I was in the grace period, and wouldn't need…


Waiting Game

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 12:57pm 2 Comments

This past April I went to visit a GP for a routine physical, and this is where the drama started.

My thyroid hormone was high, and so was my blood glucose. I went for radio-iodine imaging and was sent to an endocrinologist who told me I have Grave's disease and started me on meds for that.

As my thyroid came under control, my blood glucose remained high, so the endo had more tests taken and about a month ago I was told that I have type 1 diabetes.  

I'm still in the…


Newbie saying Hello

Posted on September 22, 2012 at 7:17pm 5 Comments

Hello everyone, and thank you all for your welcome. I've got another blog on the go, So I may not put up a lot here. You all are welcome to visit the other blog, but be warned, I'm doing my best to be blunt and honest about my feelings and attitude, and sometimes it's not nice, and sometimes I'm just bitching in the heat of the moment.

I'm curious here... are there any of you folk who lift weights or engage in other…


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At 2:31pm on January 9, 2014, Marie B said…
At 7:32pm on December 17, 2013, Linda G said…

IDK where the flowers are from....I found it!! Looked pretty....and bingo!

At 4:13am on December 17, 2013, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
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At 2:54am on December 17, 2013, rick phillips said…

Boulderbird, 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 4:58am on December 17, 2012, Linda G said…

(How are you doing?? Have you begun taking insulin?)
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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!

At 2:18am on December 17, 2012, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 2:39am on September 25, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!! Please enjoy it here with us!!!
here'a a link to get u on ur way with us
to comment back to us just hit the "comment Back" bar under our comments

At 12:07pm on September 23, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home boulderbird!
August 30th....not quite a month ago!!! How's it all going?
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, 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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
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!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 12:56am on September 23, 2012, Marie B said…

oh gosh, the WAITING. glad you're checking and so far so good. very glad you're with us. glad you had a piece of challah.

At 2:10pm on September 22, 2012, 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!




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