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animus ping and the diasend uploader also problems with Animus.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Feb 19. 1 Reply

Hello everyone, I am on the ping pump and I got a new computer with windows 8. Problem is I can no longer use the EZ manager program.After two years of trying, I finally got the Diasend uploader and…Continue

Same issues here

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Oct 31, 2013. 4 Replies

Hello,I've been having the same issues. I've been on shots for many years and have been pumping for about 5 here. Originally on the straight insets, but they weren't going in. I'm on the angled ones…Continue

Medicare guidelines and testing supplies

Started Feb 14, 2010 0 Replies

Help!!! My insurance has decided to follow the medicare guidelines for the care of diabetes. I have been informed that they will only cover 100 testing strips per month.  This is for all diabetics…Continue

exercise!

Started this discussion. Last reply by MaiaJane Mar 6, 2010. 13 Replies

Anyone here experience problems with exercise?They tell me to cut my pump dose down 50% before during and after exercise.But my bg's spike so much that I pay for it.Today I was low, so I suspended my…Continue

 

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Susan Van Abs replied to jewels's discussion 'animus ping and the diasend uploader also problems with Animus.'
"Jewels - I had the same problem recently with trying to download my Animas pump and upload the information to Diasend. I did get it to work eventually. If you have not done this, go to Actsys.com and download the driver and information on to get the…"
Feb 19
jewels posted a discussion

animus ping and the diasend uploader also problems with Animus.

Hello everyone, I am on the ping pump and I got a new computer with windows 8. Problem is I can no longer use the EZ manager program.After two years of trying, I finally got the Diasend uploader and a special cord to download my pump info so I can print it out and take it to my Endo.Well, I can never get it to download. On top of that the program print is so small no one can read it.My Endo hates this program and also hates the Animus Ping.Another problem I'm having is the fact that Animus is…See More
Feb 19
jewels updated their profile
Feb 19
jewels commented on Jackie Warren Demijohn's blog post 'In Pursuit of Inperfection'
"You rock! Great Blog. It's so hard because there are so many people out there who haven't a clue who are constantly telling you it's your fault and you need to do better. Then they throw at you all the complications if you don't.…"
Feb 19
jewels commented on Heather Gabel's blog post 'Type-1er Here and Aiming BIG'
"Great idea and sounds exciting. Another idea for anyone interested might be a mentor group for those newly diagnosed. I've had diabetes for years and have realized just how alone I feel. How alone and overwhelmed I felt when I was diagnosed. I…"
Feb 19
jewels commented on craig620's blog post 'Excel glucose tracking'
"I can't get it to open. Any ideas?"
Feb 19
jewels commented on Loren's blog post 'DIP Program Week 4'
"Just saw your blog. What is a DIP program? Any way I can get info etc... ? Congrats on the weight loss. I hear you on the exercise thing. I too hate exercise. lol thanks so much. Looking forward to hearing from you. Oh, my name is Julie."
Feb 19
jewels posted a status
"anyone have any log book or log sheet ideas or places where I can go copy some? Thanks so much."
Feb 18
jewels replied to Sandy's discussion 'Is it okay to use metformin while you are on an insulin pump and CGM?'
"Hi, I am on the insulin pump and I take 1000 mg of metformin twice a day. All prescribed by my doctor."
Feb 18
shoshana27 and jewels are now friends
Feb 10
shoshana27 commented on jewels's blog post 'My New Year, 2015'
"why don't you join our chat room we might be able to help you at least you won't feel alone lots of hugs"
Jan 15
jewels posted a blog post

My New Year, 2015

Hello everyone, Happy New Year! Yes, I know I am late. I haven't been on for a while and am hoping to become more of a regular. My goal this year is to get back on track and become a better diabetic?I have a few issues? questions?First being, diabetes burnout. I am definately there. Don't want to eat because food is the enemy. Don't want to test because I'm afraid of what the meter is going to tell me. When my numbers are bad I always blame myself. I am still healing from a site that went bad…See More
Jan 15
jewels commented on jewels's blog post 'Testing guidelines...'
"Shoshana27, oh it's even worse if you're a type 2. They only allocate 1 strip per day. Even if you're on meds. they lecture us on testing, test often blah blah blah but then they won't cover the supplies. Doctors now are giving…"
Jan 15
jewels commented on jewels's blog post 'Testing guidelines...'
"Thanks for all the great comments and support. What I meant by medicaid/medicare is that insurance companies are following the medicare/medicaid guidelines. Which is daft."
Jan 15
jewels commented on Mekenzie D's blog post 'Just..asking for some prayers.'
"Sending healing prayers for your mom and sending an angel to cradle your little girl until she can see her mommy. Enjoy your time with her. Sing her a song, read to her or just talk to her. Will continue prayers for you all."
Jan 14
jewels posted a status
"anyone having problems with the diasend program? I can't get the unit to read my pump. Anyone have any good advice to writing a bg diary."
Jan 14

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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If you chose "other" above, please tell us who that is.
Myself type 1 since age 30 and my husband type 2 in the last five years or so.
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?
Information and support, friendship and to gain better control and to not feel alone.
Date diagnosed
April 1, 1992
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.5
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
animas ping
Tell us more about you (optional)
I live in rural PA. I have a variety of interests. Love nature, books, movies, crafting, my dogs, animals in general. Diabetes for me has been a mystery and a rollercoaster ride. I had diabetes for 8 or 10 years before anyone told me about carb counting. I only found out because I saw some people discussing it on a web chat site for people with chronic diseases. So at my next appt. I asked about it. She nearly fell off her chair when she heard that I had not been trained or told about carb counting.
Needless to say it's been a struggle. Also frustrating when everyone's md or educator is giving different advice to different people. What's up with that. Then there's the struggle and constant fights to get things covered by the insurance companies.
Ah well. Like I said, I have a variety of interests and I try to find something positive or beautiful every day.

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My New Year, 2015

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 11:24am 1 Comment

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year! Yes, I know I am late. I haven't been on for a while and am hoping to become more of a regular.

My goal this year is to get back on track and become a better diabetic?

I have a few issues? questions?

First being, diabetes burnout. I am definately there. Don't want to eat because food is the enemy. Don't want to test because I'm afraid of what the meter is going to tell me. When my numbers are bad I always blame myself.

I am still…

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Testing guidelines...

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 6:55am 9 Comments

Am I the only one concerned with the current testing "guidelines"?

This is what I'm being told.

Those on diabetes medication get one test strip per day some are only given one per week.

Those taking insulin should test 3x per day.

Yet, when you read booklets and are being "coached" by your diabetes nurse or educator and even the commercials, they are all saying to test often.

I am a type 1 on insulin for 17 years and now on the pump. I was told to test before…

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downloading pump info

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 1:56am 2 Comments

can't get my meter or pump to download info onto my computer. Just noticed it's not compatible with windows 8. But I could swear I've gotten it to download before. To be honest, I've only had success downloading twice even with my older computer which I know was compatible. Anyone else having problems with this? Any advice? I'm horrible at writing down my numbers and being able to make sense of my notes when it's time for a doctor visit. I'm so frustrated.

Surgery...

Posted on March 2, 2010 at 1:41am 0 Comments

Ok, so tomorrow I'm having the Essure procedure done.

Normally it's an office procedure, but my docs office doesn't have the facilities to do that just yet.

So... I'm going into the hopsital to have it done and will be asleep.

They know I'm a pumper and all, but I'm nervous.

Anyone on the pump and have surgery?

Thanks.

Also, I'm quite depressed about the American Diabetes Association and Medicare (who's guidelines my insurance has decided to…

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At 7:49am on September 8, 2010, Joanne said…
Welcome to our PA group.

At 6:01am on September 8, 2010, Marie B said…
hi jewels, don't compare yourself to others. I struggle with my d every day. last night I went to bed with a bg of 230-something. I had a small scoop of lowfat cottage cheese for breakfast and now I'm 145.

glad you are back. The fairgrounds are just down the street from my house, so I volunteer every day. There are so many areas you can enter the competition in handwork, food, art. what hobbies do you have?
At 1:51pm on May 13, 2010, Osob said…

At 6:36am on February 20, 2010, Marie B said…
Happy Birthday, Jewels! enjoy your special day!
At 4:10pm on February 13, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Jewels!
At 4:49pm on February 12, 2010, Kitten said…
Hello & Welcome!
At 10:34am on February 12, 2010, Karla J Sherer said…
Thanks for the response on lows. You are the first person I've seen who mentions a white blind spot. I've been having that but I have not yet associated it with lows. Since you mentioned it I will watch and see if that is when I get it. I feel the lows but now it seems I don't feel them nearly as soon or nearly as much as I used to. I think it's the tighter control also. Plus, with the pump I've lost 20 lbs and finally figured out I had to change some major settings. I had moved I:C and Basal but now that my ISF has been changed I'm seeing a better balance. Thanks.
At 8:51am on February 12, 2010, Doris D said…
Yep I know exactly what you mean!!! I took Type 1 way back in the early 70's and up til I found this site I felt like I was doing it all wrong and felt like an outcast but here we all have one common gole in mine and we really aren't that judgemental about how you go about doing it. Manny (our beloved founder) had a GREAT idea when he came up with this idea! I rwally hope you like it here and I know you will love the ppl here. Atleast I do!!!!!!!!
At 7:51am on February 12, 2010, Doris D said…
Welcome to our REALLY BIG family Jewles!!!!!!!!!
At 5:50am on February 12, 2010, Marie B said…
hi, Jewels, welcome! I invite you to join the Group Pennsylvania Diabetics - here - I live very near Milford PA, although we are in NJ. what part of the state are you? I've been here at TuDiabetes for about two years, so if you have any questions, I'd be glad to help.
 
 
 

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