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CGMS is making headway in Canada

Started this discussion. Last reply by hackish Oct 17, 2013. 4 Replies

Now all we have to do is convince Health Canada that CGMS should be funded through our Assistive Devices Program (ADP.I have started a facebook group and from there we can move forward with letters…Continue

Dramatic I:C Ratio Change over a short period of time.

Started this discussion. Last reply by hazatude Nov 13, 2012. 5 Replies

Hi.I'm 42 with LADA (Type 1 ?), diagnosed at 38. I presented originally at age 34 as Type 2 misdiagnose as I was 275lbs at the time. Easy GP mistake I guess.I weigh 160lbs now and have been pumping…Continue

Video I made cooking low to no carb stuffed Jalapenos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey Oct 4, 2011. 2 Replies

They were very tasty. I added a quick carb count at the end.


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hazatude commented on Emily Coles's event 'Artificial pancreas discussion in the TuDiabetes open chatroom'
"You got me on a good night as there are no hockey games scheduled ;)"
May 15, 2014
hazatude shared Emily Coles's event on Facebook
May 15, 2014
hazatude is attending Emily Coles's event

Artificial pancreas discussion in the TuDiabetes open chatroom at

May 15, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
6-7pm PT8-9pm CT9-10pm ETJoin the discussion!!  Members will meet in the TuDiabetes chatroom to talk about the artificial pancreas.  Do you have questions?  Answers?  Hopes and dreams?  Have you ever participated in an artificial pancreas clinical trial, or would you LIKE to?Bring all your comments to share with fellow members.  Together we are a font of knowledge :)See More
May 15, 2014
hazatude joined Rob's group

Dexcom Users

For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
Dec 17, 2013
hazatude replied to Taryn's discussion 'Just got my Dexcom G4 in Toronto!' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Still waiting on Canada Post in Hamilton!"
Nov 26, 2013
hazatude posted a status
"Latest A1C - 6.9% YAH!"
Nov 18, 2013
hazatude replied to Jim T's discussion 'Dexicom G4 Cost & Expense' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I don't think so."
Nov 10, 2013
hazatude replied to Jim T's discussion 'Dexicom G4 Cost & Expense' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Animas is the exclusive Canadian distributor."
Nov 10, 2013
hazatude replied to Jim T's discussion 'Dexicom G4 Cost & Expense' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Unit comes with 4 sensors."
Nov 10, 2013
hazatude replied to Jim T's discussion 'Dexicom G4 Cost & Expense' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Animas quoted me $340 for a box of 4 sensors and $700 for a new transmitter every six months. The cost of the unit is $1840."
Nov 9, 2013
hazatude might attend Emily Coles's event

Live Interview with Drs. Edward Damiano and Steven Russell, creators of the Bionic Pancreas at TuDiabetes homepage

October 31, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Drs. Damiano and Russell are part of a collaborative group from Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital working together to make automated blood glucose control a reality. Engineers from Boston University have developed a closed-loop artificial pancreas blood glucose control system that uses frequent measurements…See More
Oct 29, 2013
hazatude posted a status
"My CGMS Funding Drive."
Oct 23, 2013
hackish replied to hazatude's discussion 'CGMS is making headway in Canada'
"I had an option to get into the Animas pilot project so I could order a G4 early. The wife's health plan says that it will cover durable medical devices and lists blood glucose monitors as an example. The healthcare provider flatly told me that…"
Oct 17, 2013
hazatude replied to hazatude's discussion 'CGMS is making headway in Canada'
Oct 13, 2013
Jen replied to hazatude's discussion 'CGMS is making headway in Canada'
"Except that not all provinces have an ADP program. In fact, I think that most don't. We don't have one here in BC. I am planning on getting the Dexcom and/or Vibe as soon as it comes to Canada. I'll apply for coverage through my work…"
Oct 11, 2013
dexterbear replied to hazatude's discussion 'CGMS is making headway in Canada'
"Maybe a big component of this is that private insurers in Canada - Manulife, sun life etc need to start covering it too. After all those companies save money on pumps and supplies because of ADP. Maybe they need to step up and cover CGMS. I know…"
Oct 11, 2013

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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?
Community support and meeting people that share in my condition.
Date diagnosed
September 9, 2008
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Animas Ping
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Dramatic I:C ratio change over a short time.

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 3:08pm 7 Comments


I'm 42 with LADA (Type 1 ?), diagnosed at 38. I presented originally at age 34 as Type 2 misdiagnose as I was 275lbs at the time. Easy GP mistake I guess.

I weigh 160lbs now and have been pumping Humalog through an Animas Ping for 2 years.

Over the last couple of days my I:C has gone from a 1:10 to a 1:13ish (still working on getting the numbers straight).

My question is this; Are there any factors that would cause such a dramatic swing in such a short…


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At 4:38am on January 24, 2013, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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!

At 3:53am on January 24, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,.hazatude. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 12:49am on January 24, 2013, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 7:00am on October 8, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community. What at great looking dog!
At 9:41pm on October 3, 2011, nel said…
Rooster name : too funny ...just because my maiden name translated is " the Rooster " : de Haan :)
Hugs to Rooster from another dog lover ...our favourites are ( rescued ) senior Rottweilers ..are presently dogless .
A Labradoodle is living on our street ...very playful .
At 9:30pm on October 3, 2011, Jeffrey said…
Hazatude, welcome to our Happy Diabetic Family. We are here to offer friendships, advice and support through this journey in life. Once again, WELCOME !!

At 8:33pm on October 3, 2011, nel said…
Oh, my thing I neglected to do is say Welcome ...all the way from Paradise Shuswap :) ...time to fix this right now : WELCOME ...and I love doggie's picture !
At 4:21pm on October 3, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome to the rabble hazatude.....
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.
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 3:35pm on October 3, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better:
At 10:12am on October 3, 2011, catlover said…
Hi Hazatude- Welcome to TuD. We know you will like it here.



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