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Ping or new t:slim?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JohnG Oct 24, 2012. 20 Replies

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JohnG replied to Toni Crebbin's discussion 'Ping or new t:slim?'
"The screen add just to the right says it is IPX7 rated...that means you can submerge it to 1 meter for 30 min without any damage. I personally do not like the rechargeable battery, or the Luer lock connection hanging out of the pump."
Oct 24, 2012
donnadean replied to Toni Crebbin's discussion 'Ping or new t:slim?'
"I hope you will keep us informed about how it works for you. I am interested because it is hard to find pumps that holds 300 units of insulin and water proof. I am thinking about asking my endo's nurse to look into it for my insurance. please…"
Oct 24, 2012
Jim replied to Toni Crebbin's discussion 'Ping or new t:slim?'
"I really don't get the appeal of the tslim. Maybe you can play words with friends. Unless they are going to give you a major discount on the pump and supplies, I would go with something that has a proven track record."
Oct 24, 2012
Rachel replied to Toni Crebbin's discussion 'Ping or new t:slim?'
"I am in the procsses of making the change from accuchek to the new tslime just sent the paperwork in today. i an not wait"
Oct 24, 2012
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Toni Crebbin left a comment for dino
"I was supposed to be working the chute at OHHS, but not one person had come through yet by the end of my shift. I was more of a Walmart greeter to the vans looking for showers and sleep! My son had leg 20 too. His team placed first in the hs coed…"
Jul 30, 2012
dino left a comment for Toni Crebbin
"H@ Toni, Oh no I didn't read your post on my page till this morning :( I ran Leg 20 at around 4:00AM across the Fidalgo bike bridge its was awesome, as was the race. Sorry I missed you, thanks for the support!!"
Jul 30, 2012
Frank Olsen replied to Toni Crebbin's discussion 'Ping or new t:slim?'
"High Toni, I too have considered upgrading to the t-slim after playing with it at the Seattle ADA expo this last April. I've decided to stay with my Deltec even though it has been out of warranty for 3+ years. The reasons not upgrade now is for…"
Jul 19, 2012

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Rest in Peace Louise!

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 9:33pm 4 Comments

This week Louise, my Dexcom, was put to rest! She didn't go quietly though, but rather buzzing and shaking with a large exclamation point on her screen. I mourned her, especially when I called Customer Service, only to find that her warranty had ran out the month before. And wouldn't you know it, but my insurance changed on October 1, so now the insurance department has to start all over figuring out my new policy. My new Dex will be my fourth cgm, so I am struggling with what to name… Continue

Diabetic Orphan Update.....

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 9:54pm 1 Comment

I just wanted to update everyone on the diabetic orphan I posted about earlier. Her name is Diana, and she is a 16 year old Russian girl, living in an orphanage. The Antares Foundation, a group that helps orphans, has everything in place for

her to come to the states for treatment, but they need to raise funds for her to

travel, approximately $5,000. Please go to… Continue

help for diabetic orphan...

Posted on June 12, 2010 at 8:49pm 3 Comments

This question was posted on one of the groups I belong to for international adoption (I have two daughters from China). I am hoping that someone in this community has some good ideas as to how to help this girl. Below is the original post by another parent. I will pass along any ideas to this mom. Also, maybe there is someone on here from Kazakhastan?

When I adopted my son Michael from an orphanage in Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan in

2007, I met a shy young girl named Diana at… Continue

Minimed backorder....

Posted on June 9, 2010 at 9:52pm 5 Comments

Anyone else get a call from Minimed stating that their soft-sets are on back order until September?! Did they have another recall like last year that set them back? I use minimed tubing with my Animas pump, because my insurance will pay at a higher rate if I do, but am seriously considering calling Animas and ordering theirs. Anyone have experience with both and can give me feedback? Thanks!

New Personal Record!

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 9:50pm 1 Comment

No, that's not a good thing! Last night, around 2 am, I was startled awake by a strange noise from my Dexcom. I had an error notice, along with a bunch of numbers and letters. Wasn't good. Turns out it's some internal data error, and they are sending me a new one. Good thing I am still under warranty.

Well wouldn't you know it, this afternoon I'm watching my girls at their tumbling class when I start to feel just a little tingling in my mouth. I decide to test my blood sugar, and boy,… Continue

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At 8:15am on July 30, 2012, dino said…

H@ Toni,
Oh no I didn't read your post on my page till this morning :( I ran Leg 20 at around 4:00AM across the Fidalgo bike bridge its was awesome, as was the race. Sorry I missed you, thanks for the support!!

At 8:28am on September 24, 2010, Emily said…
Sounds like he's a part of TrialNet which means he doesn't need to come to Seattle for that blood draw. I could send you all the materials to take to a lab and they bill us. Not bad, huh? You'll get the results in 4-6 weeks. My work # is 206-515-5304 if you want to get him screened again.

I've heard great things about Hirsch-especially since he has diabetes himself. I moved here from Colorado in January and now searching for an endo. I'll call UW's diabetes center-maybe see Hirsch. :)

How long have you been in WA? I think there are some T1 meet ups in Seattle that I might go to. I'll keep you posted.

Take care Toni, talk to you soon.
At 10:20am on September 21, 2010, Emily said…
Hi Toni!

So you know about Benaroya Research Institute then! That's great. If you want to get your son screened again for Type 1 antibodies, I could send you a test kit that you can take to any lab. It's free-and the lab ships the sample back to us. Let me know if you are interested and we’ll get in touch.

At 6:00pm on April 27, 2010, DianaS said…
Yes, SIL lives in Puyallup. One of the nurses I work with also has a little girl from China. They are hoping to adopt a second child but it's been in process for a couple of years now. Hope it works out for them. The waiting must be difficult I cannot imagine.

Looks like my Ping is ready to ship. I need to call them tomorrow to set it up. Haven't heard back on coverage for the Dex although they've kept me apprised of where everything is in the order process. The has to go out to Edgepark as it's in network for my insurance.

That's great that you go back for the orphanages in China. 4 times now I'm impressed.
At 2:08am on April 24, 2010, DianaS said…
Wanted to say thanks for inviting me to NW group. It was a while back but I haven't been posting much trying to learn the site more. I saw your post on the Dexcom group that got my attention as I'll be getting the Ping and hopefully a dex too. I'm glad you got insurance coverage for your Ping.

And my sister in law has adopted two kids from China also. Small world.

At 7:05pm on March 29, 2010, John Sangdahl said…
Hey how is your school year going? I had an interesting one. I changed Dr and I thought it was time for me to have a stress test. I put 3200 miles on my bicycle so I thought I was in great shape. Well I failed my stress test. Had a cath done Nov 17th. It showed that I needed quadruple bypass. I had it done Dec 11th. I have put 200 miles on my bike so for this year. I am recovering well. I missed All of Dec. I was to have the surgery Dec 2nd but got bumped. I was lucky I didn't have a heart attack during one of my 100 mile rides.
At 3:30pm on March 13, 2010, Nya Lynn said…
Thank You for the welcome and the suggestion. I did join that group.

<3 Nya Lynn
At 10:29am on March 5, 2010, Kendra said…
Thank you so much :)
At 7:38pm on February 9, 2010, Ryan said…
Hiya Toni. Thanks for the welcome and info...Was just thinking about that expo deal the other day. Good looking out.
At 10:14pm on February 6, 2010, DarKerRaven said…
Thank you for the invite, I will join.



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