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dgzee commented on gw's blog post 'Governor Scott Walker can KISS MY ASS!'
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gw replied to Terry's discussion 'Cryptic Animas Email Raises Fraud Concerns' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I have had significant problems with Animas, but not the same as yours. They recently "upgraded" their system, which for me has meant a 3 week delay in the processing of a pump supply order, numerous phone calls during which I was told…"
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gw commented on Regge's group 'Pumping Our Insulin'
"Adrien, I don't know about the Orbit, but I tried the Inset 30 for a while and had the same problem. I now use the Comfort Short which I recommend looking into- manually insert able, and good for me as I also have lo body fat, especially where…"
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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As much as possible
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July 4, 1984
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I'm a pinger thanks to Animas and One Touch, woohoo...!
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Governor Scott Walker can KISS MY ASS!

Posted on April 7, 2011 at 10:00pm 11 Comments

WARNING! I am about to go off on a rant; this may not be for the light of heart:

Im wondering WTF is wrong with Governor Scott Walker?

I mean who the heck in their right mind thinks that TEACHERS make too much money? And why would anyone want to take away health insurance for the people who need it most? Makes me sick, and mad, and angry, and frustrated. I thought politicians were supposed to HELP PEOPLE? NOT DESTROY PEOPLES LIVES?

Im not sure I will be able to… Continue

more blood test way, not again! (beware, long rant ahead)...sometimes even good control is not so good...

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 10:00pm 3 Comments

A1C is 6.5, damnit it went up again! Im p***ed! Up from 6.4... I guess it is pretty good considering at one pont in my life I scored a 13.5.

Did I care then? Honestly, not really. Then the BIG D started catching up with me. So I almost forced myself to have to take care of myself, backing myself into a big ugly wall, and now that I am on the pump, I can finally control this cursed disease a bit better. It truly is a curse, there is no better way I can describe it, and in doing so I can… Continue


Posted on February 26, 2009 at 11:41am 6 Comments

Got my A1C back, after 3 more months on the pump, i got a..... drum roll...
6.4! Woohoo! I never did that well on injections, yeah to the pump!

the best sets for me

Posted on November 12, 2008 at 11:49am 1 Comment

ive sorted out my problems with infusion sets, and find the comforts, and the contact detaches work best. i suppose the

manually insertable needle is best for me, since its what i am used to after so many years of injections. the insertion devices of the insets were more of a pain in the arse so to speak, ;) (although i havent actually used that area of my anatomy)

on another note, i sure hope our new pres. can accomplish some of the things he has campaigned for. we shall see. ive… Continue

Honeymoon is OVER! ping that is...ho hum

Posted on October 20, 2008 at 5:30pm 3 Comments

the first couple days were real smooth, too smooth infact, and since then, ive been having a real difficult time with the inset infusion sets, kinking, lack of insulin delivery,high bg unexplained... i might try the metal sets. if anyone stumbles across my blog and has any suggestions,
i'd surely appreciate it! be well...

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At 12:03am on April 8, 2011, Gerri said…
Thanks for the friend add.
At 7:47pm on November 18, 2010, Asma said…

At 4:57am on April 6, 2010, Lilibeth N. Labiste said…
Hi there!I hope you still know the way tnx for leaving a comment for me...:)
At 8:40am on February 27, 2010, Asma said…
hey there,It's just me saying hello :)
At 6:03am on September 16, 2009, Asma said…
wait for my new ones :)
At 11:51am on August 24, 2009, Karla J Sherer said…
Thanks so much. It's funny, I just put in my first C-Detatch right before I logged on. The CDE from my pump start called and told me by phone plus like you, I looked at the booklet. I wasn't sure where to put the second part but it's fine and the set is very comfortable. Like you, I was trained on Insets and I hate them. I've had multiple problems and so have the Insets. They recalled a bunch of mine. They pull out immediately if you drop the pump. It doesn't swing at all - just comes out. Thanks for sharing your info as I was on my last nerve with Insets. I will also try to get a sample of the others you mentioned. Good luck to you too!

At 2:31pm on August 23, 2009, Karla J Sherer said…
Hi GW, you are the man I need to talk to. I just saw your comments back in Jul about infusion sets to a girl asking about pumps. Okay, I've been pumping on the Ping a month and you are a man after my heart with your opinion of INSETS! I hate them and that's what I've been using. I've had different problems than you but Animas recalled one box plus two other individual sets. I get supplies from CCS and they have messed up two orders. Anyway, I won't go into all of it but as you know, if you drop your pump they pull out. They don't always go in, etc. I had a box that the clips would pull completely off when you took the needle cover or curled paper off. I hate them! I have some Contact Detatch. I'm suppose to send them back because they wanted me on 9mm but those bleed for an hr when removed so I'm sticking with 6mm as they go in fine. I guess they thought I was too fat but I've lost 12 lbs in a couple week period due to less insulin. That is what makes me gain. The 6mm do fine anyway. The CDE only showed me at my startup how to use Insets so I called the help line and asked them to talk me thru the Contact Detatch but they are not allowed unless I've been trained on them. I read the diagram and pamplet that is in the box. I think I can do it. Did you have to be trained on them and the Comforts? I ask you that because a woman at the helpline said she is going to call my CDE that di the start up and have her set up a meeting to show me several other infusion sets and train me as she could not believe all the problems when I told her. They keep a record anyway if you call with a problem so she could see that I'd only had infusion problems. Many of them! Do you suggest the Comforts as another one for me to try? Someone else mentioned a teflon canula for me to try. Did you try the Inset 30? They are suppose to be good for muscular or real thin or kids. I would even try that but gave the one that came with my pump, to the CDE the day she started my pump. She demos them so said I could not use it so I gave it to her. Now I wish I had it. I'm suppoe to return the Contact Detatch ones but now I don't know what to do. I've wasted so many Insets I'm going to run out before I get new supplies. Help GW!!! This is absolutely my only pumping problem.
At 7:05pm on August 1, 2009, Sp!tf!re said…
great i'll be bugging you soon :)
At 7:45pm on July 29, 2009, Sp!tf!re said…
hey thanks for all your insight on the insulin pumps... can i bug you with more questions if i need to?
At 2:58pm on June 16, 2009, Domo! said…
thanks! how's life on your end?



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