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Keep getting lost sensor and it hasn't even calibrated yet!

Started Jun 20, 2013 0 Replies

I recently ran out of sensors and I had only one left so I have been holding on to it for about two weeks because we're going camping this weekend. I figured if I only had one left I might as well…Continue

Tags: Sensor, Lost

Sensor Adhesive worthless...

Started this discussion. Last reply by S Woodward May 7, 2013. 5 Replies

I use the Sof-Sensor with my CGM from Medtronic. I usually put them around my hips or upper thighs. No matter where I put them though, the second I put it in, the adhesive around the end of the…Continue

CGM Alerts driving me crazy!

Started this discussion. Last reply by David (dns) Mar 21, 2013. 16 Replies

I have been using the Metronic CGM for about a month now. It works fine usually but I get a few alerts now and then that drive me crazy. Recently, they've gotten worse. I get Weak Signal often but…Continue

Diabetes, Exercise and High Blood Sugar

Started this discussion. Last reply by caseylynn39 Mar 9, 2013. 14 Replies

Hi all...I'm a Type 1 and have been for about three years. I run quite a bit; have completed many 5K's, a few 10K's, and 3 half marathons. Since I started running, I've adapted my insulin to help…Continue

Tags: High, blood, sugar, Exercise, Pump

 

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Aug 27, 2013
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"Caseylynn 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."
Aug 27, 2013
caseylynn39 replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
"I would try to figure out a way to keep the pump attached. I have recently purchased a FlipBelt and I think it would stay in place. Or shove it inside her leotard or tights or whatever it is she wears. You could definitely try increasing the basal…"
Jun 20, 2013
caseylynn39 posted a discussion

Keep getting lost sensor and it hasn't even calibrated yet!

I recently ran out of sensors and I had only one left so I have been holding on to it for about two weeks because we're going camping this weekend. I figured if I only had one left I might as well use it during something that I would really need it rather than just a day to day time frame. So I put the sensor on my thigh, waited the twenty minutes for the wetting period, plugged in the CGM, got the green go ahead light and pressed link to sensor on my pump. After 15 minutes, I got a Lost Sensor…See More
Jun 20, 2013
caseylynn39 updated their profile
Jun 19, 2013
caseylynn39 replied to JessWatts029's discussion 'Pumping on the beach ...' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I recently ran an obstacle race complete with mud. We originally were going to run a ten mile race and I didn't know what to do with my pump since ten miles is a long time to just take it off. There are a few websites that sell belts with…"
Jun 19, 2013
caseylynn39 replied to Sandy's discussion 'HELP!!! Got my first cold since daignosis!!! Sugars high all day!!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Also, I have a basal rate just for sick days and it's usually 30-50% higher depending on the time of day. You could try a temp basal for a while to see if that helps."
Jun 14, 2013
caseylynn39 replied to Sandy's discussion 'HELP!!! Got my first cold since daignosis!!! Sugars high all day!!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"That happens to me. Changing the site will probably help but I usually am forces to ride it out unfortunately. It is very frustrating but drink LOTS of fluids and that might help."
Jun 14, 2013
S Woodward replied to caseylynn39's discussion 'Sensor Adhesive worthless...'
"Hypafix is the best I've found to cover the sensor. It last as long as the battery in the Minimed CGM. It is similar to te adhesive on the infusion sets. You can get it in 4"x10 yard rolls online. It stays solid in all kinds of…"
May 7, 2013
caseylynn39 replied to Romanova's discussion 'CGM is driving me crazy' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Also keep in mind the type of exercise you are doing. If you are stressing your body, it can cause highs. I have to careful running half marathons because I'm usually high due to the exertion. Weightlifting causes a spike too. And if you just…"
May 6, 2013
caseylynn39 replied to jlw62987's discussion 'Help! Experiencing intense hunger after switching from Lantus to basal on pump' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"That's a huge jump from 13/u a day to 24!! My only suggestion is to change the rates around meals so you don't go low. What have your meter readings been like?"
May 6, 2013
caseylynn39 replied to blackberry's discussion 'Medtronic Revel: Left over insulin in the reservoir'
"I also try to estimate only three days and aim for under 10 units before I change. You can also use what's left in your old reservoir to prime your next tube. Just connect the old reservoir to the new tube, use a plunger to push the insulin…"
Apr 24, 2013
caseylynn39 replied to caseylynn39's discussion 'Am I just a rookie or am I doing something wrong? Help with infusion sets!'
"Yeah I ditched the quick sets all together!! I switched to the mio and I love it!! I haven't had any issues at all!"
Apr 23, 2013
christy replied to caseylynn39's discussion 'Am I just a rookie or am I doing something wrong? Help with infusion sets!'
"If you are using the insertor. Ditch it, and manually insert, making sure to pinch your skin up when you do. When I first went on the pump, I wasn't pinching up my skin when I inserted and the cannula was getting occlude because it was resting…"
Apr 23, 2013
T1Teen replied to caseylynn39's discussion 'Am I just a rookie or am I doing something wrong? Help with infusion sets!'
"I've had the Paradigm for a few years, and I use the Silhouette, simply because that's what I started on. They are a little bit awkward to put in, but since they go in at an angle, somehow it works better. I've heard about a lot of…"
Apr 23, 2013
caseylynn39 replied to Janny's discussion 'Trying to find CDE' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I'm happy to help!! I change my settings all the time. Or call your endo. If you're noticing highs after meals, change your insulin to carb ratio. If it's all the time, try some temp basals to see if that works. I've also noticed…"
Apr 23, 2013

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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
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Having a place to ask questions of other diabetics.
Date diagnosed
April 15, 2010
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.3
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Minimed Paradigm Revel 523

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I love my job

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 7:53pm 7 Comments

I'm a 6th grade teacher. A teacher is defined as someone who teaches or instructs but I see myself as doing more than that. I listen, heal, guide, mentor, and learn myself. The students look to me for guidance and support. But there are days where I look to them just as much.

They all know I'm a Type 1 diabetic. Some know what diabetes is, some don't. I try to use it as a teaching moment but I don't like to spend a lot of time discussing it with them. But on the day my new pump…

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Super Diabetics

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 3:35pm 0 Comments

Today's the day...Super Bowl Sunday. Where people in America eat tons of junk food and watch commercials. Oh and there's a football game too. But today, in Colorado Springs, also marks an annual event where 100's of athletes flock to downtown in hopes of winning their own game...The game of running.

This year, I participated in a Super Bowl 5K with a few friends. I was also introduced to another Type 1 diabetic. Standing around waiting for the start gun, we were talking about pumps. I…

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A New Start

Posted on February 2, 2013 at 8:02pm 6 Comments

It's been almost three years since I found myself in the hospital at the age of 21 with a new diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. They went on and on about how it was Type 1.5 blah blah blah. All I knew was that I was now dependent on insulin and needed it for the rest of my life. So began my new adventure :)

It had also been only a month since I started dating my boyfriend, Craig. So there we were, infatuated with each other, in the hospital, with me now having to do daily shots. I believe…

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At 4:58am on August 27, 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 caseylynn!!
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At 3:58am on August 27, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Casetlynn39. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:40am on August 27, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Caseylynn 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 12:09pm on February 3, 2013, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Checkout some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 5:26am on February 3, 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 4:55pm on February 2, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Caseylynn39, 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 see that you have already joinrd the Medtronis group. Here’s a place that might also interest you. http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/cgmusers

Please feel at home, you are with friends

At 12:40pm on February 2, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home caseylynn...
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 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 11:10am on February 2, 2013, Doris D said…

Hello and WELCOME to one of the greatest d sites around!!!!!! please feel free to join us on our live chat anytime u want to!!! ask any of us any questions u have or just put it in the forum or please join some of our groups and ask ur questions there
Again WELCOME!!!

At 11:09am on February 2, 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!!!

 
 
 

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