A. Kelsey Metcalf
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  • San Antonio, TX
  • United States
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A. Kelsey Metcalf's Discussions

JDRF Fun Bands Available

Started Oct 21, 2010 0 Replies

Hi All,I'm just posting this here for silly band lovers who want to support JDRF.  JDRF sells the Sneaker 'Fun Bands' on their site here: …Continue

Federal Employee Health Insurance Plans

Started this discussion. Last reply by deathjamm Nov 20, 2012. 14 Replies

I'm hoping to get information on best plans for those with type 1 diabetes on insulin pumps and CGMSs. My husband is now eligible for health insurance and there are a ton of plans for Federal…Continue

 

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A. Kelsey Metcalf replied to Zoe's discussion 'Detached Tubing and Warranty Follow-up' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I had two disconnection issues and I called animas. Both times it happened overnight and I woke with very high bgs. I reported it to animas and they said they weren't doing a recall but that they were aware of the issue. Which I thought was…"
Dec 9
A. Kelsey Metcalf replied to Earl's discussion 'Vibe' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Upgrade WHILE your pump is still under warranty. It's only $99. Unless your insurance covers 100%, it will likely be less than your out of pocket. You can call today and be all set to receive mid-January. And I had no wait time on the phone."
Dec 4
A. Kelsey Metcalf replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Do you tape your sensors immediately after insertion?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I use iv prep to insert and then "paint" over the tape of the dexcom (after connecting) with the IV prep to ensure a good seal. Then I only use opsite flexifix when the adhesive starts curling after a few days. I usually get at least 21…"
Nov 21
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for A. Kelsey Metcalf
"Kelsey, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill."
Oct 21
A. Kelsey Metcalf replied to Stuart's discussion 'Sorry Honey...' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Probably the same thing my (non-diabetic) husband said to me after he recovered from being side-swiped by a car while bicycle riding home from work, had a seizure in our bathroom in the middle of the night after being released by the hospital and I…"
Oct 16
A. Kelsey Metcalf replied to PMichel's discussion 'anybody swtich from minimed to animas? would love some insight!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I've been pumping 13 years mostly with MM. I switched to animas last year and had cozmo for a short while before it went away. My opinion is that a pump is a pump is a pump and at their core, they are basically all the same. Having said that…"
Aug 11
A. Kelsey Metcalf commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Animas Insulin Pump Users'
"If your doctor says that he or she does not support the pump, it likely means that the office is not trained on how to use that particular pump and also CANNOT DOWNLOAD THE DATA. That in and of itself is vital information. You will not have trouble…"
May 22
A. Kelsey Metcalf replied to Steve D's discussion 'What is Manny Doing to this site?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Why would you watch a presentation by that name? I think the more prudent action would be to send a note to the site administrators notifying them of the post. There's no perfect net for bad posts, your expectations are unrealistic."
Jan 9
A. Kelsey Metcalf commented on Bernard's group 'Continuous Glucose Monitor Users'
"I had the same experience with the minimed cgms. It was three years of being horribly inaccurate, uncomfortable, and the sensors didn't stay on very long. However, I switched to the Dexcom about a year ago and LOVE IT. You can actually rely on…"
Dec 17, 2013
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for A. Kelsey Metcalf
"A. Kelsey Metcalf, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Oct 21, 2013
Linda G left a comment for A. Kelsey Metcalf
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
Oct 21, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for A. Kelsey Metcalf
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Oct 21, 2013
A. Kelsey Metcalf replied to Kristi's discussion 'Dexcom G4 Case' in the group Dexcom Users
"Vera Bradley makes one I love, I have them in dozens of colors: http://www.verabradley.com/product/Category/IDs-and-Lanyards/Zip-ID-Case/154781/defaultColorVariantId/182503/pc/638/c/0/sc/1003/p/154781.uts it's protective and cute. You just need…"
Sep 13, 2013
A. Kelsey Metcalf replied to deadisletsx2's discussion 'No Alarms When Charging?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Mine alarms while charging."
Aug 22, 2013
A. Kelsey Metcalf commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Animas Insulin Pump Users'
"@siri : I never thought I'd say this to anyone other than my iPhone, but I love you, Siri!!!! Thank you for the button tip! It saves a lot of unnecessary button-pressing...."
Aug 22, 2013
A. Kelsey Metcalf replied to Soaring Freak's discussion 'Howdy - New here and have a tape question' in the group Dexcom Users
"I use UV prep when inserting and then I run it around on TOP of the tape portion of the sensor after insertion - after I've snapped the transmitter in. I can usually get 6 to 7 days this way before it comes loose. Once I notice the tape coming…"
Aug 7, 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?
information
Date diagnosed
August 1, 1980
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://www.twitter.com/kelsse

About Me

Type 1 29+ years, 36 years old and just diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Would love information about RA and Type 1 especially related to methotrexate use.

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At 3:52am on October 21, 2014, Linda G said…

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From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELSEY!!
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At 12:24am on October 21, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Kelsey, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill.

At 6:09am on October 21, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY, A. KELSEY. I WISH FOR YOU A MOST WONDERFUL DAY. ENJOY!!!

At 4:35am on October 21, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

A. Kelsey Metcalf, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:05am on October 21, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES KELSEY!!
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Hey, take a couple of minutes and do The Big Big blue Test!!
http://bigbluetest.org/
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At 1:01am on October 21, 2013, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 8:16am on June 4, 2013, John Galt said…

I was on this board for a long time with my real first name. After a conversation with a manufacturer rep who was able to ID me based on my activity here, I abandoned that profile in favor of being anonymous with this fictional character's name. He told me that they pay a firm to summarize and report blog activity and report it back. Atlas Shrugged is a great read (movie is meh)--it's amazing how similar our government is behaving like the fictional characters in the book. :)

At 6:30pm on October 21, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Kelsey...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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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At 5:48am on October 21, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 11:09am on October 21, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kelsey.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?
 
 
 

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