Andy
  • 29, Male
  • Amherst, NH
  • United States
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Andy replied to Bob Martin's discussion 'Insulin Delivery speed' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"If you use a lot of insulin, you may be interested to know that Tandem announced the "Flex" pump, which would hold 480u. Although I heard that the plunger was going to be larger for quicker dosing, though I bet that would still be slow…"
15 hours ago
Andy replied to Bob Martin's discussion 'Insulin Delivery speed' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"There is one speed, and it's slow. The pump currently has a 0.3u plunger that must move back and forth, so you only get that 0.3u each second or so. All other pumps I know of use one long plunger for the cartridge, so they have the ability to…"
20 hours ago
Andy replied to Lilli's discussion 'Dex often thinks I'm lower than I am' in the group Dexcom Users
"My most important tip: Just because the Dexcom asks for a calibration, does not mean one has to be entered. It will continue to work just fine without it. I feel that much frustration I see written here is from people over-calibrating, because they…"
Mar 16
Andy replied to Lilli's discussion 'Dex often thinks I'm lower than I am' in the group Dexcom Users
"If it's consistently low (or high), then it's just a matter of calibration. You may be calibrating while your sugars are not level, and because of the delay in between interstitial and blood glucose, your readings won't match…"
Mar 16
Andy replied to Bob Martin's discussion 'Actual Life of the G4 Receiver' in the group Dexcom Users
"Keep in mind that millions of phones are produced. How many Dexcoms have been made, 20,000? There's just a different level of economy of scale here. If you think $500 for 18 months is bad, don't think about pumps at $7000 for 4 years! Or…"
Mar 13
Andy replied to Bob Martin's discussion 'Actual Life of the G4 Receiver' in the group Dexcom Users
"It only needs somewhere around 15min per day to keep it charged, so leaving it connected 8+ hours only increases the chance for electric issues. Though if you have your computer off during that time, it's not going to be charging either."
Mar 9
Andy replied to Bob Martin's discussion 'Actual Life of the G4 Receiver' in the group Dexcom Users
"I had one last 2 years, and was told by a Dexcom rep that 2 years was surprisingly long. So, 1-2 years should be expected. Anything less is on warranty, and anything more is very unlikely."
Mar 9
Andy commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Estel, are you changing every two days because you use 125+ units per day? I always fill the pump and only change when it runs out. You can change sites and cartridges separately, which helps cut down on how much supplies you go through."
Feb 26
Andy replied to Terry's discussion 'System check passed?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I just ignore it. They aren't required for it to work."
Feb 18
Andy replied to Terry's discussion 'System check passed?' in the group Dexcom Users
"The Dexcom gets an electrical reading from the wire and needs to show us a result in units we can understand. If the ratio between the electrical reading and actually blood sugar is changing (as it may as sensors get older) than a calibration is…"
Feb 17
Andy replied to Annabella's discussion '2 hour start up period questions' in the group Dexcom Users
"You can always charge the receiver - that doesn't affect use. I've stepped out of range during start up, and it worked fine afterwards. I think it helps accuracy to be in range, otherwise it won't know what to calibrate to very well.…"
Feb 16
Andy replied to JacquiP's discussion 'Introduction and question' in the group Dexcom Users
"The goal of the Dexcom is to not have to test as often. It's generally very accurate for seeing the trends. Lots of people will complain that it doesn't match perfectly with their meter, but it does have a slight delay because it's…"
Feb 16
Andy replied to Terry's discussion 'System check passed?' in the group Dexcom Users
"It seems to be random. I've had it happen with no ill effects a few times. I once had a dying receiver that was out for a few days, and randomly showed "system check passed" and worked for another sensor before totally dying."
Feb 16
Andy replied to Scott Wilkins's discussion 'Apple Watch to work with DexCom' in the group Dexcom Users
"That was a cringe-worthy article. They seem to think that the Dexcom straps around the waist. They forget to mention that while you can get a Dexcom reading on your watch, you need Dexcom sensors, a Dexcom receiver, an iPhone, and and Apple…"
Feb 9
Andy left a comment for JB
"Yes, generally the Tslim is viewable in the sun. Sometimes it helps to hold it in a way with your hand above it to help shade it a little more. I bolus while riding all the time though."
Feb 3
Andy and JB are now friends
Feb 3

Profile Information

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?
Info, support
Date diagnosed
July 9, 2003
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Tandem
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://geekguyandy.wordpress.com
Tell us more about you (optional)
I fell in love with cycling and ride about 4-5000 miles a year now. Half of that is the daily commute, but I also do some local races, and long 250+ mile rides in the summer.

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At 9:30pm on May 25, 2014, piggy said…

Hi Andy hopefully you can help me. I am looking for something to affix to my bicycle handle bar to put my G4 receiver in so I can watch my reading as I ride.

Thanks
Gary

At 8:27am on March 23, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Andy, 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 7:42am on March 23, 2014, 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.
BEST WISHES ANDY!!
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At 8:11am on March 23, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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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At 5:41am on March 23, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy, Happy Birthday, Andy. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 7:29am on March 23, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 6:23am on March 23, 2012, Linda G said…

Well....looks like you were never welcomed into our community.
It happens at times that a new member will be posted out of sinc with the others....which is likely the reason why you were overlooked :(
Soooo...Welcome home Andy!
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.
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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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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 6:06am on March 23, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Andy...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

 
 
 

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