"what I find the best is to make sure I clean my skin with the 91 alcohol Instead of the normal 70 alcohol. then after my skin is real clean then I put on a thin layer of skintac .. let that dry for 30 seconds.. then I put on my dexcom sensor and it…"
"I did the Bikram Hot yoga and for the first 9months, I had no problem with my pump or the Dex receiver.. but then my Dex receiver started flaking out on me.. I was doing the hot yoga at least twice a week, sometimes three.. and somehow there was…"
Regarding the insulin need after a meal: no, as long as your BGs don't spike after you eat with little to no insulin, you are ok. Because the exercise makes your cells so sensitive that they don't need insulin! The exercise pushes…"
"all those things below work.. but in order for glue to stick the best, you need to clean the oil from your skin.. most people purchase the 70% alcohol from CVS, but right next to these $2 bottles is the 90% bottle, also $2.. with this you have…"
"When I got mine, It really helped that my prescription read, hypoglycemic unawareness and I also wrote down 30 days of 4 blood sugars per day.. and I made sure I put on that 3 sugars in the low 50's and 3 sugars above 330.. I definitely have…"
"Are you still producing any insulin?? you can do a test to see this, I think this would be an important thing to know..however, with the CGM you can do some experimenting on your own during your "4-5 mile runs"...what is your timing of…"
"I have had diabetes for 26 years and the DEX is they best tool bar none. With this tool, I have done triathlons in Chicago, SanFran, and all over. I have been running a support group for type1 athletes, kids and adults, I have learned so much from…"
Hi jm, I never used the 7+ only started with the G4 in November but I have to say from what I have read on here, the G4 upgraded version is significantly more accurate than the 7+ and the range allowed between transmitter and receiver is 20' compared with I think 5 ?
jm, no river here in west grove...just a mirge. I looked everywhere...soory to have tossed it. Maybe someone will buy all your sensors? good luck. Want to suggest you try the G4. its truly amazing in accuracy.
Hi B--If I may chime in here. . I got late onset about 4 years ago and tested positive for the antibodies about a year and half ago. I did MDI with basal insulin for a while and had heard about the pump, but was unsure about having a tethered device on me 24/7, including during sleep. I have the animas ping and have been on it about 6 months now. I LOVE IT! During meals, I don't have to fidget with a pen and pull up my shirt to inject and mess around with needles. . I chose the Ping because I swim and it's waterproof--the only thing is that I don't really like wearing the pump when I work out (swim and run), so now I wish I had the Tandem (not waterproof) since it's smaller and less bulky in the pocket. The pump also is convenient to figure out how much insulin you need to bolus and BG correct--it does the calculations for you!! So all in all, I'm glad I switched and don't think I'll ever go back to MDI.
Thank you. I haven't had diabetes long... 5 years (I'm 35 now). Mostly likely MODY (neg for antibodies but 0 cpeptide) but I've never had genetic testing. I've been insulin dependent the whole time. Wanted a pump for a while but it's never been financially feasible before now. The terminology and options are still new to me. It's good to hear that you haven't regretted the decision to switch to pumping!
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