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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
Andy commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"I've got a 600km ride this weekend near Portland, OR. Looks like I'll finally get a long ride with good weather after so many rainy brevets this season."
Jun 6
Andy commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Sounds like a fasting test would help get things settled. If you go without food for several hours while wearing the Dexcom, you can see if your sugars go up or down and adjust your long acting insulin accordingly. Pumps certainly make this a lot…"
Jun 4
Andy commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"I don't expect the emergency responders to make the call. There was a guest on a club ride one time that went down, hit his head, and had no ID. No one knew who the guy was or who to contact until he regained consciousness a while later. This…"
May 29
Andy commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"I had the velcro RoadID, but lost it while canoeing once. After a year or so, the velcro gives out. I now have the rubbery wrist band version, which seems like it should last a while. I think the subscription options are a scam - I can't…"
May 27
Andy commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"I don't have a particular BG number to start from, mostly because my rides start much earlier than I'd normally be eating breakfast, so I grab a bite early in the morning, try not to take a large bolus, and hope the activity level helps…"
May 27
Andy commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"Mikemack, for me the key is to reduce insulin so that there isn't a possibility of bottoming out. I never have bad lows while biking because of that, which is why I also stopped carrying glucagon. Even if I somehow ended up high (happens…"
May 27
Andy commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"Most of my rides start with about 8 Clif bars, a few pouches of blended fruits, 4 rolls of glucose tabs, meter, extra set, Dexcom, phone, & gps. I freeze a bottle each of gatorade and juice so that they last just a little longer in the day. My…"
May 27
Andy left a comment for piggy
"Hi Gary, I made a case, but don't use it often. Basically, find an old light bracket that is meant for attaching to handlebars and go from there. I used one that has a clip and slides out, and was able to make a sort of case for the Dexcom with…"
May 26
piggy left a comment for Andy
"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"
May 25
Andy replied to PhDiabetes's discussion 'Waterproof case' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"I use Alosaks for small things, and drybags it I need more than a pockets worth. I just did some kayaking and kept a small drybag attached to the deck with my dexcom and sugar, with another larger one with food, meter, cell phone than I just push…"
May 20
Andy replied to kphil06's discussion 'Warrior Dash' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"Plastic sandwich bag would certainly work. For more durability, you could get a cell-phone sized drybag. Just search for "cell phone waterproof" on Amazon and you'll see a ton of options for ~$15."
Apr 9
Andy commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"They changed the title: http://jdrf.org/blog/2014/notjustagadget/ It has this interesting sense of "hey, that's who pays us!" I also noticed their mission statement: "JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to…"
Apr 7

Profile Information

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
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping
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 150+ 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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