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Geeks With Diabetes

Programmers, computer hardware lovers, web wizards with diabetes are all welcome in here.
Apr 14
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Bayer ContourUSB Users

for users of the Bayer Contour USB blood glucose monitor
Apr 14
jlconrod replied to Stuart's discussion 'Yes or No: cured in your lifetime?'
"There's not an easy yes or no answer to your question. The eternal optimist in me says Yes. During my 43 year experience with genetically Brittle Type 1 Diabetes I have seen enormous advances in Diabetes management, medications and therapies.…"
Mar 6
jlconrod commented on rick phillips's blog post 'The worst kind of Diabetes?'
"Any type of Diabetes can be the "worst" type or "killer" type only if it is not well managed. Well managed Diabetes of whatever type is chronic but controllable through consultation with your medical team and attentive…"
Mar 5
jlconrod replied to Anthony's discussion 'Infusion disconnect while showering.' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"You don't have to use the disconnect cover. However, out of an abundance of caution I use the clip 99% of the time."
Feb 24
jlconrod commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"I suggest contact Medtronic Support again and asking to speak to a supervisor."
Feb 11
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Dec 15, 2013
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Dec 15, 2013
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Dec 15, 2013
jlconrod posted a status
"Currently writing the draft of an extended Blog for TuDiabetes"
Dec 4, 2013
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Dec 3, 2013
jlconrod posted a status
"Now a member of the Medtronic MiniMed Ambassador program!"
Dec 3, 2013
jlconrod replied to Rashard's discussion 'CANT FEEL MY LOWS ANYMORE!' in the group Hypoglycemic Experiences
"This is a complication called hypoglycemia unawareness. Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is a good option. Medtronic also has a CGM module and sensors to use with the Paradigm REAL-TIME Revel insulin pumps. It's built in and just has to be…"
Oct 30, 2013
jlconrod replied to Denise's discussion 'What triggered your Type 1?'
"Several months before I was diagnosed I had a mild but persistent "bug", probably a viral infection. I was also under a great deal of stress and working three jobs so I had no days off. When I became frequently thirsty and started peeing…"
Jul 6, 2013
jlconrod replied to Gary's discussion 'Most here seem to be doing fairly well...unfortunately not me!'
"Type 1 42+ years, 2+ years on a pump, all of those years "brittle" Diabetes which is genetic in my family. Brittle DM is like walking a tightrope and requires similar skills: maintain focus, stay calm and steady, constantly adjust balance,…"
Jul 6, 2013

Profile Information

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
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Continuing education on Type 1 and share experiences and insights
Date diagnosed
November 11, 1970
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Paradigm Revel 723, Silhouette Infusion Sets, Novolog
Tell us more about you (optional)
"Brittle" Type 1 over 42 years. 40 Years MDI, 2 years on Pump. No complications despite genetically brittle BGs.

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At 8:06am on February 11, 2012, Cindy said…

Hi John,
I was just going to ask you to be my friend when I saw your request! I wanted to ask you what you think of pumping, but figured the personal question wouldn't be relevent in that discussion. Thanks!

At 6:51am on August 16, 2010, Doris D said…
Done almost all that except by the time I got Diabetes they had came out with the disposable syringes with the needles in them. The U40 beef and pork insulin? Been there and done that for years. My 1st cousin took TYpe 1 in the late 50's and told me all about the glass syringes and sharping the needles. Back when took Type 1 the DR sent me to the county hospital (VERY small town and county) for a blood draw. The thing I remember the most about it was (aside from the fact I was screaming my head off) my mom fainted at the sight of blood. Didn't know she would do that til then. Fell out like a light at the foot of the lab bed! Oh how times have changed. That double void made me HATE plain water b/c my 1st urine wasn't any good then my great uncle and aunt had copper pipes to their pump and I had to drink about 10 glasses of water b/f I could eat breakfast and threw it all up never got breakfast. Decided then and there (at 10) I hated water and the only time I drink just plain water since is when I'm way high. Like 450 or something. Been married to the same man for 26 years and told him if he saw me drinking pure water to take me to the ER and I would probably argue with him about that! LOL! He's had to do it a few times but I also seize from anything below 21 and bless him & my kids they've seen that a few times too. No warning system anymore when I go low.
At 9:58am on August 15, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes John!
At 7:05am on August 15, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You took diabetes 3 years before me.



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