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jlconrod commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Geeks With Diabetes'
"Hi Manny, I'm a retired IT Pro, Brittle Type 1 45+ years, 4 years pumper (Medtronic). I have an LG Optimus F3 Android phone running 2.1.2, if that's a platform you need to test. I'm also an experienced Beta tester, so happy to help.…"
Apr 3
jlconrod and Bondedbyblood are now friends
Apr 3
jlconrod replied to Elena's discussion 'Considering a pump: Omnipod or t-slim?' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"You might also consider Medtronic insulin pumps such as the new 530G. Combined with Enlite CGM sensors it is a virtual artificial pancreas."
Feb 8
jlconrod commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"Chris, It is my understanding that Medtronic Diabetes Support can view your CareLink Personal information for the purpose of troubleshooting or providing you with technical assistance. All other CareLink Personal information covered by Medical…"
Jul 24, 2014
jlconrod commented on Emily Coles's video

CGM and Medicare: Why Can't We Use It?

"When I tried to insert a thumbnail of the Medtronic MiniMed Ambassador logo, it inadvertently posted the huge Blog version. My apologies, no intention to "spam" this great group. My comment that I am an Ambassador suffices. Disclosure: As…"
Apr 28, 2014
jlconrod commented on Emily Coles's video

CGM and Medicare: Why Can't We Use It?

"It's unfortunate that H.R. 3710 was referred to committee. Let's lobby to keep attention to the issue in Congress."
Apr 28, 2014
jlconrod commented on Emily Coles's video

CGM and Medicare: Why Can't We Use It?

"I would like a link to the page without sharing the preview image. I am a Medtronic MiniMed Ambassador and the MiniMed 530G with Enlite is featured but the preview shows a Dexcom device which I cannot post to our Ambassador Group."
Apr 28, 2014
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Apr 28, 2014
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Apr 28, 2014
jlconrod joined Manny Hernandez's group

Geeks With Diabetes

Programmers, computer hardware lovers, web wizards with diabetes are all welcome in here.
Apr 14, 2014
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, 2014
jlconrod commented on rick (aka: #blankieboy)'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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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Dec 15, 2013

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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
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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