elaine peterson
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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Naproxen and Blood Sugar Levels

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elaine peterson replied to ANTONIA RETMAN's discussion 'contemplating getting a cgm again' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yes, Antonia, I love my Dex4. I've not used another CGM, so can't compare, but the DEX is most often spot on accurate. I've only been using insulin for 10 years so most likely have less scar tissue built up than some others, but the…"
Aug 6
Cody Turner replied to elaine peterson's discussion 'Oops!' in the group Dexcom Users
"i swim with the g4 everyday as well. I use my arm for my sites and that is the only place i get readings as well."
Jun 29
Mark Oldham replied to elaine peterson's discussion 'Oops!' in the group Dexcom Users
"I go in the hot tub almost every night with mine on. It seldom has a problem. It will get dashes for the time it is under the water because the water blocks the signal to the receiver (which I leave in the house to keep it away from the water). But,…"
Jun 29
lisa c replied to elaine peterson's discussion 'Oops!' in the group Dexcom Users
"it sometimes takes 1-2 hours for it to remedy itself. it always does."
Jun 29
elaine peterson replied to elaine peterson's discussion 'Oops!' in the group Dexcom Users
"Thanks Seth and Clare. I guess I acted too soon. I'll know next time."
Jun 29
Clare replied to elaine peterson's discussion 'Oops!' in the group Dexcom Users
"I swim with the G4 often. The only place I get readings is on my arm, any other place and the sensor will lose signal. Some people just turn off the receiver while they are in the pool. And leave it in a locker. The dashed lines mean the sensor is…"
Jun 29
Seth replied to elaine peterson's discussion 'Oops!' in the group Dexcom Users
"I get dashes when swimming sometimes, I always felt they were kinda like being out of range. I would advise against taking the transmitter out of a sensor because of just the thing you experienced. Towel off and you should be good to go. The…"
Jun 29
elaine peterson added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users


I just exercised in the pool for the first time since starting on the Dex4. I didn't even give the Dex a thought. By the time I realized I probably should have done a little research first, and checked my receiver, it read all dashes. I remember someone saying here that they remove the transmitter if they think it is malfunctioning due to being wet, dry it off, and reattach to it to the inserted sensor. I tried that, but when I dried off the sensor, it came apart....the cannula came out.…See More
Jun 29

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Posted on October 12, 2007 at 5:14pm 9 Comments

Sorry...I am not shy, I just have no clue how to post a photo. This is my dear departed greyhound from an old file. I was diagnosed with type 1, 3 years ago at 50. People wondered how I got "adult onset diabetes" while living such a healthy lifestyle. Hmmm......shows you how uninformed the lucky, general public is. I jumped in and read everything I could get my hands on and started out committed to besting this with tight control. After some scary lows and raging hormonal highs, I have lost my… Continue

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At 6:15pm on March 25, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Elaine congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

PS: I know I am a little late I hope you will forgive the lateness of the good wish.

At 8:21pm on March 22, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVA Elaine!! You're a FEATURED MEMBER!!!

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At 1:32pm on January 26, 2012, Brigitte said…

Welcome my friend in the group France! Bienvenue. How are you. And all my best wishes for this New Year.

At 8:58pm on November 26, 2011, Doris D said…

LOL! Our dogs (yes dogs) sleep with us. For a bit there both the chawas (I know sp) took up my side of the bed and REFUSED to let me sleep on my side. They only wanted their dad to sleep with them. The nuts growled ( yes growled) if I tried to sleep on my side soo the couch was my place til I knocked the crap out of both of them (and my husband) to get my side back now they sleep inbetween us but on the nights my g-daughters or g-son stay with us they reluctanly give up the middle for them LOL!

At 5:44pm on November 26, 2011, Doris D said…

OMG those stupid hot flashes! That was the ONLY time my husband & I agreeed on the temp in the house. LOL!

We're doing fine. How's things with u? It took me about 8 years to get mine gone so that means from 40-48. Hey at the 1st of this year I finally quit throwing the cover off me. Then after a hot flash grabbing them back up b/c I was freezing. LOL!

At 5:06pm on November 26, 2011, Doris D said…

I just read ur reply to Cenderfella. I HATE U I got all the menapause crap at 40.

At 8:32pm on September 4, 2011, shae said…
thanks for donating you are such a wonderful person for donating to finding a cure for diabetes!!!!! : )
At 7:06pm on January 1, 2011, Gus Pearson said…
I talked to my neice and she wanted me to give you her email address:  leannakor@yahoo.com.  This way you can visit and answer her questions.  Take care.
At 11:27am on January 1, 2011, Gus Pearson said…
My neice was wondering if the greyhound was yours and if so she was wondering if it was a girl and could ask questions.



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