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Andy replied to Anthony's discussion 'FDA Approves Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm' in the group Dexcom Users
"I think that's the case. Normally I like raw data - but in this case, the Dexcom had been much better at trends. I mostly want to know how quickly I'm going up or down. Unless it becomes super accurate, the raw data isn't actually…"
Nov 19
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Nov 19
Andy replied to Anthony's discussion 'FDA Approves Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm' in the group Dexcom Users
"That's odd and not really impressing me with the update. Having the dots more jumpy doesn't help - especially when I'm patiently waiting to see if my sugars are starting to come down, and was usually content to see it drop 5 pts, but…"
Nov 19
Andy replied to Anthony's discussion 'FDA Approves Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm' in the group Dexcom Users
"And the percentage values will only be very high when the value is very low. It's been interesting following discussion re: 505. I updated, and haven't noticed anything groundbreaking. I do see more small episodes of the numbers jumping…"
Nov 14
Andy replied to Laddie's discussion 'Spoke with Dexcom Tech Rep' in the group Dexcom Users
"I always found that fewest necessary calibrations is best. I only enter a calibration number if I am level too, since putting in a moving number to a device that we know is ~15 minutes delayed just ruins the accuracy. I'm guessing that the…"
Nov 10
Andy replied to Leslie's discussion 'Night Scout vs. Dexcom Share' in the group Dexcom Users
"So they stash a Dexcom and phone in their sports gear while on the field? Sounds very cumbersome."
Nov 6
Andy replied to Leslie's discussion 'Night Scout vs. Dexcom Share' in the group Dexcom Users
"I believe that Dexcom Share requires the unit to be docked, which would make it only suitable for use while within range of that dock."
Nov 6
Andy replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'New Transmitter!' in the group Dexcom Users
"The new ones have a sticker on the box saying that it's the new slimmer model."
Oct 22
Andy replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'New Transmitter!' in the group Dexcom Users
"That was my worry. There was no text with it though, so I'm guessing they probably just housed this in a thinner chunk of plastic than before."
Oct 22
Andy replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'New Transmitter!' in the group Dexcom Users
"Found this image online here "
Oct 22
Andy replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'New Transmitter!' in the group Dexcom Users
"I didn't even know about them, but my Dexcom was saying the battery was low so I called them up to get another transmitter and was pleased to see it's about 1mm thinner. I typically sleep on my stomach, so this is wonderful."
Oct 22
Andy replied to Kent Logy's discussion 'Leadville 100 in 2015' in the group Cycling Diabetics
"I road biked from 5200 to 10200ft near Boulder once, and didn't notice any problems with altitude. I've got a ride this weekend that will go from 500 to 9200ft elevation in California - so we'll see how that goes! But I don't…"
Oct 2
Andy commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"I received a loaner once from Animas, around 2006. There was no cost, and shipping was quick. I read the terms, which basically say you just need to send the loaner back when you are done, otherwise they will bill you the full purchase price. I…"
Aug 19
Andy replied to Katie I.'s discussion 'Preparing to get my T-Slim!!' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"If you like a pump that was designed more than a decade ago, and has only had minor changes since, Animas & Medtronic both fill that category. I went with a Tandem because I wanted a newly designed device. It's smaller but holds more than…"
Aug 19
Andy commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"1. You get used to the (lack of) speed. 2. I've never missed having a remote when I'm physically attached to it anyway. Think of it this way: you now get the opportunity to ditch a large meter and use something tiny like the Freestlye…"
Jul 28
Andy replied to DFresh's discussion 'Occlusion Alarm' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"This is my general plan: I'll prime the tube with a few units to make sure that's not the issue. If the site is <2 days old, I just "resume" the pump and make a new bolus to finish the rest. If I have a second alarm, or if the…"
Jun 11

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 the "Blogabetic" 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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