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jeff replied to Mentha_piperita5's discussion 'Do a service to the newly diagnosed: brag'
"Here's what's different: Control, memory, and discretion. With a pump, you don't have to find a restroom, or fumble under a tablecloth to get insulin. That's the discretion part. You also have an electronic history of exactly…"
Feb 3
jeff replied to Mentha_piperita5's discussion 'Do a service to the newly diagnosed: brag'
"Well, the pump will definitely make the treats easier for you. I do envy your ability to say no. I have to do a lot of exercise to compensate for my horrible eating habits but vigorous exercise is the ONLY thing I've found that cracks insulin…"
Feb 3
jeff replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'What do you cover your sensor and transmitter with?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I do the same thing as Dave, in terms of painting the adhesive with skin-tac, but I also put two sided tape over the transmitter (for stickiness protection) before criss-crossing the whole thing with Hypafix tape (also painted in skin-tac). I get…"
Feb 3
jeff replied to Mentha_piperita5's discussion 'Do a service to the newly diagnosed: brag'
"Great. The nice thing about the system is that you can set the low limit wherever you want it to a minimum of 60. I adjust it based on the circumstances, but you can keep yours at one setting (a little higher than what you want your low limit to be…"
Feb 3
jeff replied to Mentha_piperita5's discussion 'Do a service to the newly diagnosed: brag'
"Hi, Michelle - If you have hypoglycemic unawareness, then PLEASE make sure to talk to your doctor about CGMS. A pump can make things much more convenient than shots, but CGMS can save your life. Mine has, countless times. When they first came out, I…"
Feb 3
jeff replied to Mentha_piperita5's discussion 'Do a service to the newly diagnosed: brag'
"Hi, Elena - Welcome to our not-so-exclusive club. I'm glad to see you are carb-counting, but you will find that becomes MUCH easier as you move forward. I actually go the other way most of the time. I blast myself with insulin and then eat an…"
Feb 2
jeff replied to Mentha_piperita5's discussion 'Do a service to the newly diagnosed: brag'
"Okay, I just saw this thread and felt so horrible about some of what I read. Maybe somebody else has said this, but COME ON, PEOPLE!!!!! WE ARE THE LUCKY ONES!!!!!! There are so many people with terminal cancer or dementia or untreatable…"
Feb 2
jeff replied to Annabella's discussion 'Trouble Detaching Transmitter' in the group Dexcom Users
"There is one very easy way to get the transmitter to disengage: Use the incantation, "transmitus retractus". Oh, but you need a magic wand for that one. If you don't have a magic wand, don't despair. You can either get one from…"
Feb 2
jeff replied to Annabella's discussion 'Meter = 83mg/dl DEX=63 mg/dl what to do ?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hi, Annabella. Here is one possibility for your issues. One thing that the sensors can be a bit sensitive to is pressure. Nobody likes to hear it, but there are two ways it can get you and the worst scenario is at night. If you are laying on your…"
Jan 24
jeff replied to Deannan's discussion 'Preferred Lancing Device'
"Hey,. Deannan, I just looked the thing up and it says it has a bunch of adjustments. Do they have a setting that says, "don't let the lancet any closer than .86 inches away from the finger" ? How did you go about setting yours?"
Jan 29, 2013
jeff replied to Deannan's discussion 'Preferred Lancing Device'
"Interestng. I was just thinking that I would just stay with my syringe method, when I remembered that my hatred of spring-loaded lancets is so great, I always ask to lance myself whenever it needs to be done by other people (iron check when donating…"
Jan 29, 2013
jeff replied to Deannan's discussion 'Preferred Lancing Device'
"I once told a doctor who apecialized in men's healt the same thing and he said he didn't have the patience for it. Oh wait - I think he meant patients. Okay, mine isn't really true, but Deannan's sounds like it is. Funny story."
Jan 29, 2013
jeff replied to Deannan's discussion 'Preferred Lancing Device'
"Well, I'm not in a great position to make that kind of comparison, but I guess I can honestly say that drawing blood with a spring-loaded lancet is far worse than any pap smear I ever had."
Jan 29, 2013
jeff replied to Deannan's discussion 'Preferred Lancing Device'
"I prefer the B-D Ultrafine system. I HATE lancets, especially when they are powered by something spring-loaded. They have a relatively large blade that, in my opinion, hurts more than any other diabetes regimen. I gave up on the whole concept about…"
Jan 28, 2013
jeff commented on Emmy's group 'Freestyle Insulinx Glucometer'
"I asked to join this group because I wanted to hear about the accuracy he InsuLinx system. How do its READINGS compare with those of Freestyle Lite and/or other systems. Here is my dilemma: My wife changed jobs and so we just got new insurance. Our…"
Jan 28, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for jeff
"Hi Jeff, I understand your need for speed in getting information. Our site is run mostly by volunteers and if you will look to the tight of the page you will see that everyone from the Lead Administrator on down are volunteers. I think they do a…"
Jan 23, 2013

Profile Information

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?
learn from others' product experiences
Date diagnosed
January 2, 1990
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.9, 1-15-13
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed Paradigm 523
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://IncredibleAssemblies.com
Tell us more about you (optional)
Children's author and performer who visits elementary schools. I wear my pump so students can see it / ask about it and I make myself available to diabetic students after programs.

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At 5:35pm on January 23, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Hi Jeff, I understand your need for speed in getting information. Our site is run mostly by volunteers and if you will look to the tight of the page you will see that everyone from the Lead Administrator on down are volunteers. I think they do a great job.

I'm not trying to scold I just wanted you to know. If I can understand something that frustrates me I will feel better about it. I want you to enjoy the time you spend with us.

Like I said in my welcome, you are with friends

At 5:17pm on January 22, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Jeff, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions. I’m so glad you are here.

Please feel at home, you are with friends

At 2:01pm on January 22, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Jeff!!
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,
click on "all groups". 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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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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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:26pm on January 22, 2013, Marie B said…

hi jeff, welcome to TuDiabetes! Here's a nice page with some resources about who we are, and some common FAQs

http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/Navigating_TuDiabetes

and please let me know if you have any questions about our community. good for you doing that work.

At 12:42pm on January 22, 2013, 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 6:19am on January 22, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Jeff!

At 4:47am on January 22, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

I lived in Andover on Chestbut Street while I taught in North Andover. Spent most of my life in Lexington,MA. I miss MA but not the politics,

At 4:46am on January 22, 2013, 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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