Andy
  • 28, Male
  • Amherst, NH
  • United States
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Andy replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'Very excited about the new Dexcom Share mobile app' in the group Dexcom Users
"This is a good step, but not enough to make an upgrade purchase in my opinion. It's iPhone only, and still requires you to carry around the new Bluetooth Dexcom receiver. When it's Android-compatible and takes the Dexcom receiver out of…"
10 hours ago
Andy replied to Scott A's discussion 'How do I know when transmitter as well as receiver batteries are going bad?' in the group Dexcom Users
"There's not really a benefit to replacing transmitters early. I'd still be paying a copay for it, and changing the Dexcom settings to accept it, so I just wait until it gives warnings and replace at that time."
Jan 21
Andy replied to Scott A's discussion 'How do I know when transmitter as well as receiver batteries are going bad?' in the group Dexcom Users
"The receiver shouldn't be an issue. My last receiver worked great for 2 years, until it had a fatal software error that required a replacement. The reps I spoke with said that it was very rare for a receiver to be working after 2 years, and I…"
Jan 21
Andy commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Mario, I also have no issues with bubbles. I make sure not to have air in the syringe prior to filling, and also let some back pressure move any last air out of the cartridge before pulling the syringe out of it. When the luer lock is being primed,…"
Jan 21
Andy commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Niccolo, I was wondering the same. They did have other posts online here, though not too many. I hope people understand that we aren't all perfect at managing diabetes sometimes, and pumps may seem frustrating as part of that process, but…"
Jan 20
Andy commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"What's happened to this thread? People inexplicably think their pumps are failing them? If there's a problem with the pump, you should definitely contact Tandem. Changing to an old pump isn't going to give you a different dose..."
Jan 20
Andy replied to Annabella's discussion 'Charging the Receiver' in the group Dexcom Users
"I keep two usb cords by the bed and plug in my phone and the Dex or pump. They usually sleep under my pillow anyway."
Jan 9
Andy replied to GrumpyChick's discussion 'Tslim prescription in other countries???' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Skype or Google Voice would allow you to make free phone calls to US numbers via an internet connection."
Jan 8
Andy replied to GrumpyChick's discussion 'Tslim prescription in other countries???' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"It seems like a logical first step would be to ask Tslim directly."
Jan 8
Andy replied to Annabella's discussion 'Some more questions from an about-to-be user' in the group Dexcom Users
"If 12 hours passes without a calibration, it will ask for one. Note that it still functions fine without frequent calibrations, and many of us have found that additional calibrations are actually detrimental depending on the circumstances. I only…"
Jan 8
Andy replied to Arndt Fiolka's discussion 'Paris - Brest - Paris in 2015 with type I diabetes ?' in the group Cycling Diabetics
"Hi Arndt, I'm not planning on PBP next year - just too much time and money for making the trip from the US for me. I did do a grand randonnee this year though, the Cascade 1240km in Washington state in the US. It was extremely well organized,…"
Dec 22, 2014
Andy replied to Adam Thompson's discussion 'What to do with pump while mountain biking?' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"Keep it in a zippered pocket, either in your shorts or in a jersey. I stuff any extra tubing in my shorts, and typically only a tiny bit from is visible."
Dec 12, 2014
Andy replied to Anthony's discussion 'FDA Approves Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm' in the group Dexcom Users
"It's likely just a mental worry more than a real drop in accuracy. I'm sure someone with a psychology degree could find a term for this, but I've noticed it with new tech like this. We expect that an upgrade should have a distinctive…"
Dec 4, 2014
Andy replied to Anthony's discussion 'FDA Approves Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm' in the group Dexcom Users
"It would end in 505 if it was the update."
Nov 27, 2014
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, 2014
Andy updated their profile
Nov 19, 2014

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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