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kjrider replied to Dave Davis's discussion 'Friends who offer "cures" for Diabetes'
"Well said. Great resource. If it was easy we would not be hearing these things and having this dialogue. It is complicated and very personal at the least. Lets just hope the research continues. Having done research on humans in other is…"
Sep 8, 2013
kjrider replied to Dave Davis's discussion 'Friends who offer "cures" for Diabetes'
"Hi Dave, I am in the medical field and I even get some of this, though maybe a bit less because I am in the field but It is very frustrating. It is usually coming from a very UN-informed place but from their perspective in their own UN-educated way…"
Sep 8, 2013
kjrider replied to Amy M's discussion 'Flying with G4' in the group Dexcom Users
"I go through all the time,no issues."
Jun 10, 2013
kjrider replied to Leata's discussion 'Using sensors for longer than a week? How to' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yes, but for me it does not take the full 2 hours. It starts up much quicker. Jo"
Apr 26, 2013
kjrider replied to 2TonTommy's discussion 'G4 calibration question' in the group Dexcom Users
"Ultimately its Trending."
Jan 2, 2013
kjrider replied to candyberry's discussion 'Dexcom G4 and mammogram' in the group Dexcom Users
"Been there done that. Not a problem."
Dec 19, 2012
kjrider replied to LACA310's discussion 'Getting ??? on your G4 - Might be synthetic fabrics' in the group Dexcom Users
Dec 17, 2012
kjrider replied to halfnelson's discussion 'Placement of the G4 sensor' in the group Dexcom Users
"It should not matter. Dex7 does not matter. I believe the sensor is upgraded at the least and should be able to handle either direction."
Dec 2, 2012
kjrider replied to MeganB's discussion 'First Duathlon...suggestions for training and when to check BG' in the group Cycling Diabetics
"Go by Dex, test at transition.....also do a test/mini Duathlon to see what numbers you get and test to see how close they are. I use my Dex with riding daily and its pretty accurate and watch for the arrows and react to that. My best advice would be…"
Apr 11, 2012
kjrider replied to MeganB's discussion 'help for new type 1' in the group Cycling Diabetics
"Cycling is my thing and I never leave without my great for me. Easy to carry, works fast and has never let me down. Where do you cycle?"
Feb 20, 2012
kjrider replied to Sophie's discussion 'Dexcom receiver/transmitter and metal dectector' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have traveled frequently with the sensor on and just put the reciever in my purse or with my watch as it goes through on the belt. Same with my insulin. NEVER been stopped, asked or anything. No problems at all."
Sep 13, 2011
kjrider commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Yoreeeka, thanks for the Flexfix tape advice. I have been searching for a tape to put over the sensor kj"
Aug 22, 2011
kjrider replied to Dancer's discussion 'Spa Day' in the group Dexcom Users
"Depending on where you wear it and if you are not shy you can get surgical or large bandaid type products and put that over it to keep it drier. (I buy at Walgreens or similar). That has worked well for me so far. When I get a massage I give them a…"
Jul 31, 2011
kjrider replied to Chris E.'s discussion 'DeCom 7+ Handlebar Mount?' in the group Cycling Diabetics
"I like it. Can't wait to see how it worked for you kj"
Jul 7, 2011
kjrider replied to jessicacarlin1's discussion 'pain on side of sensor?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have not heard of anyone having that problem. Did you talk with a Dex representative? kj"
Jul 7, 2011
kjrider replied to Chris E.'s discussion 'DeCom 7+ Handlebar Mount?' in the group Cycling Diabetics
"I place it just below my arrow bars and secure them with mini bungy cords. Works great. kj"
Jul 6, 2011

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Date diagnosed
February 1, 2005
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Shots, Diet and Exercise

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Posted on June 12, 2011 at 12:56pm 0 Comments

LOVE my dexcom, especially for sports/recreation. Hope they come up with a smaller apparatus soon though. A little big. kj

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At 6:28am on June 13, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 2:10pm on June 12, 2011, Marie B said…
here it is

if you click on "Groups" on the top banner, you can search for those other Groups Linda mentioned. That Team Wild is kind of new, it looks really interesting. Also, our admin Bradford is an avid cyclist and type 1 triathlete.
At 1:11pm on June 12, 2011, Linda G said… found the group "US - Northwest Diabetes",
there's also "Seattle Type 1 Diabetes".
At 1:06pm on June 12, 2011, Linda G said…
Here are a few groups that might be of interest kj....I'll also look for your region :)
Road cycling
Cycling Diabetics
Athletic Diabetics
Team Wild
At 12:47pm on June 12, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home kj............
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided. Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 11:12am on June 12, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 9:41am on June 12, 2011, Marie B said…
hello and welcome! Please join our NW Group

we also have a Group for cyclists. let me know if you would like a link to it.
At 9:19am on June 12, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO ONE OF THE BEST DIABETIC FAMILIES YOU CAN FIND MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are here to help each other and lend an ear if needed. If you have a question just post it on our Forum where you will get a diversity of opinions, or just ask any of us on our pages and we will try to help you out.

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