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gawnfishin joined Danny's group


"Total Available Glucose. The premise behind TAG is that a portion of the protein and fat content of the meal will also contribute to carb loading above and beyond the actual carbs in the meal."
Jan 12, 2014
gawnfishin replied to Geoffrey Steinman's discussion 'Contour NEXT USB (Link Meter) pouch' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I replaced the container for the strips with one that the Ultra strips came in. Just peel off the label. It is smaller and everything seems to fit better."
Apr 15, 2013
gawnfishin replied to meee's discussion 'Will Symlin help insulin induced hunger?' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"yes yes yes. I helped dramatically with my hunger cravings."
Mar 27, 2013
gawnfishin replied to meee's discussion 'My first Symlin Use?' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"How are you dosing 45mcg? my pen gives either 60mcg or 120mcg. I did not adjust my insulin/carb ratio or my basal rate. I adjusted my bolus according the the reduced portion and carb total I consumed. I have lost 12% body weight in the first two…"
Mar 27, 2013
gawnfishin replied to deathjamm's discussion 're-pumper thoughts/issues'
"Why don;t you use the Bolus Wizard? i t will take a while for your endo to get the setting dialed in. Just be patient."
Mar 27, 2013
gawnfishin replied to Stemwinder (Gary)'s discussion 'First Bolus' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Congrats! I've been on it about 1.5 years now and can't imagine ever going back to injections. the bolus wizard is a great feature although you will have to tweak the settings a bit to get everything dialed in. maybe eventually you will…"
Dec 31, 2012
gawnfishin replied to Leotha Fleming III's discussion 'IV TAPE FOR SENSOR' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Many people like Opsite Flexifit. It's cheaper to use and comes on a roll in different widths"
Dec 5, 2012
gawnfishin replied to Leotha Fleming III's discussion 'IV TAPE FOR SENSOR' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Adhesive on the sensor?"
Dec 5, 2012
gawnfishin replied to Brent.Allsop's discussion 'Let’s Jail Break this RTGM Pump!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"It my be a coincidence but when i started using my thigh for the sensor my readings are almost spot on. When i was using my belly the #'s were way off."
Dec 5, 2012
gawnfishin replied to Brent.Allsop's discussion 'Method to tuck tubing back, after pulling out to use pump?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I run the tubing under my belt then into a leather cell phone case. I can leave enough tubing out of my pants to see it and don't have a foot or so hanging out. Someone already makes a spring loaded device that coils it up after you pull it out…"
Dec 5, 2012
gawnfishin replied to Stemwinder (Gary)'s discussion 'Made the call'
"I hope it works out for you. I have been pumping and on CGM for a little over a year now and can't imagine ever going back to injections. The learning curve was a bit challenging but once you understand your body and can think like the pump you…"
Dec 5, 2012
gawnfishin joined Scott Strumello's group

Symlin Users Forum

This group is a forum for Symlin (pramlintide acetate) users or people who would like more information on this new treatment for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Symlin is a synthetic form of the human hormone amylin which is made by the beta cells.See More
Nov 19, 2012
gawnfishin joined Regge's group

Pumping Our Insulin

Group for those that are pumping. Come and exchange tips on using your pump. Discuss the differences of the different types of pumps out on the market, infusion sets and pump accessories.See More
Nov 19, 2012
gawnfishin joined Manny Hernandez's group

Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm insulin pump.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin…See More
Nov 19, 2012
gawnfishin joined Abe's group

Diabetes And Beer

Does your diabetes rule you? are you still able to fit in the odd amber ale? have you given up drinking becuase of diabetes? have you got any intersting stories of hypos and hypers due to drinking? Beer has been the hardst bad habit i have to kick!See More
Nov 19, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Learn & Share
Date diagnosed
September 1, 2004
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Paradigm 723
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cardiac patient

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At 2:43pm on June 29, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.
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At 3:49pm on June 26, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home gawnfishin....fellow type 2!
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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 2:57pm on June 25, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 12:30am on June 25, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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