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Warrenty up soon on MM pump. Please advise on new tech.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Type 1 Diabetes Lounge Jul 31, 2013. 7 Replies

nyone checked these out....tandem T slim, omnipod, new smaller version or asante Snap?Continue

Tags: T-Slim, Snap, compare, model, pumping


Started this discussion. Last reply by guitarnut May 12, 2013. 9 Replies

Have most the symptoms for hypothyroid except weight gain. Tested TSH was 7.0 Endo says 40% T1s get it at some point. Anyone have insights, suggestions for foods to eat, alternatives to the meds?Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by s6954118 Jul 6, 2010. 11 Replies

Anyone put on Lipitor for prevention? I have refused it as the side effects sound horrible. My LDL is 99 ( good for normal population) and I am told it needs to be below 70 if Type 1.Please share…Continue


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lisa c replied to Lilli's discussion 'Dex often thinks I'm lower than I am' in the group Dexcom Users
"A1Cs can be misleading too. I was having numerous lows for a time. Then subsequent very highs. ( On the roller coaster ride that we dread) My aic was 6.1. My actual average on my meter was 155 as i sometimes do not record the very lows because I am…"
Mar 17
lisa c replied to Lilli's discussion 'Dex often thinks I'm lower than I am' in the group Dexcom Users
"this is so helpful..thanks for your knowledge!"
Mar 16
lisa c replied to Lilli's discussion 'Dex often thinks I'm lower than I am' in the group Dexcom Users
"I find the dex works great when BGs are in normal range. I get big discrepancies when BG is high or low. many times the dex is alarming me I am 60 or below and I test 80-100. Oftimes the dex is well in the 25 plus range and I am 50 or so points…"
Mar 16
lisa c replied to Annabella's discussion 'Attaching Transmitter to Sensor correctly?' in the group Dexcom Users
"2 snaps is the method I use."
Feb 14
lisa c replied to Annabella's discussion 'Dexcom and Alcohol' in the group Dexcom Users
"i love wine. however, only 1 drink is possible to maintain insulin /BG balance. Once i drink 2 glasses, the liver seems to shut off and BG stays really low. The dex also goes into a freak mode at this time. Many hours later, its catch up for BGs and…"
Feb 6
lisa c replied to James Type 1 diabetic's discussion 'Which level of blood glucose triggers beginning of dehydration ?' in the group Dexcom Users
"i have chronic low sodium and have landed in hospital. They say...limit water....then of course i get dehydrated. Tough to find balance with T1. One day at a time."
Feb 1
lisa c replied to James Type 1 diabetic's discussion 'Which level of blood glucose triggers beginning of dehydration ?' in the group Dexcom Users
"are your levels of sodium, na OK? when BGs are off, need water. often don't realize how much. and consider the stuff like tea and coffee you drink. I drink 4-5 cups and then try to drink 1 water for each one. we are all so different and must…"
Feb 1
lisa c commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"my eye doc never thought i should retire, even though i had difficulty driving in darkness, both to and from work, increasing difficulty with computer and seeing clearly while teaching. i retired with support of endo and GP and neurologist. Dr. Wong…"
Jan 30
lisa c replied to James Type 1 diabetic's discussion 'Which level of blood glucose triggers beginning of dehydration ?' in the group Dexcom Users
"i think dehydration soften an issue for T1s unless you are hyper vigilant about the water intake. I am often dehydrated and not even realizing it. Clear signs are dark urine, insulin resistance, dry mouth of course. I try to drink water for every…"
Jan 29
lisa c replied to Dondi's discussion 'I had a strange situation. recently my Dexcom Platinum alarm went off . . .' in the group Dexcom Users
"gadgets are not perfect. Love brads thoughts as they are usually the cause. I sometimes test on 3 machines to get clear what is going on. One would think youd feel pretty awful if over 500, so sometimes a good body check in helps. Good this only…"
Dec 7, 2014
lisa c replied to CC's discussion 'Problems with New Dexcom' in the group Dexcom Users
"bad sensor maybe. sometimes it happens. I just rip it out after a couple off readings. Most of them work great."
Sep 18, 2014
lisa c replied to elizabetta's discussion 'Hot Yoga while on Metformin...' in the group Yoga with a CGM
"good it is working for you. we all need to find what works for us. I do a gentle flow yoga and actually cut basal down to 50% 1/2 hour before, during, and 1/2 hour after"
Sep 16, 2014
lisa c replied to elizabetta's discussion 'Hot Yoga while on Metformin...' in the group Yoga with a CGM
"thanks for sharing the research. I have heard more negative things regarding metforim, but never actually read study. have you tried other forms of yoga...not in hot ht room?"
Sep 16, 2014
lisa c replied to elizabetta's discussion 'Hot Yoga while on Metformin...' in the group Yoga with a CGM
"why are you on Metformin?"
Sep 15, 2014
lisa c replied to elizabetta's discussion 'Wearing Dexcom for the first time in hot yoga tomorrow' in the group Yoga with a CGM
"The tape should help keep attached fine. The high BG is inevitable with hot yoga. make sure you drink tons of water. As for the alarms...I turn my dex to shutdown during class. In 5 minutes its back on and you can see what happened. other times, I…"
Sep 14, 2014
lisa c commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"the sensor will say...change sensor soon around day 7. At that time you can stop sensor and start it gain and get a few more days out of it. Most people get another full week, but I only get a few days. When the readings get off, I change it. No…"
Sep 7, 2014

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At 1:47pm on March 17, 2013, jm said…

wow...nice river running in front of house,nice...without being to curious where is home or what river is this? i probably good google WestGrove PA...anyway, thanks for the email back, let me know if you find the transmitter,it could be a HUGE lifesaver :)

At 8:00am on January 26, 2013, Norma Coello- Plum said…

I don't like apples :( not a fruit person. yeah! 100% NUT FREAKS!

At 8:36am on January 14, 2013, catlover said…

Lisa- What kind of wrist surgery do you need ? How long has your wrist been bothering you ? Maybe you can avoid the surgery ? Let me know what your plans are. Regards to the kitties. Cat

At 8:21am on January 11, 2013, catlover said…

HI Lisa- Happy New Year !!! Don't think I wrote you this year. How is 2013 treating you so far ? Things are calm here. My BG have been stable, just a few ups and downs. Jim saw a surgeon last week, and he said- "No surgery was necessary to remove the blood clot." It will just redissolve into his body. But he wants Jim to wear compression stockings for 6 months, and then come back. Have you tried using the CGM again ? Actually, if you are interested, there is a chat on the TuD homepage this afternoon at 4 PM given by a DR. who is an expert on CGM. How are the kitties ? Mine just spend their time searching for the sun on the floor. Gotta go take care of my wash. Take care and have a nice weekend. It will be 60 on Sunday. Cat (Susan)

At 11:35am on December 26, 2012, catlover said…

Lisa- Hope you had a pleasant Christmas. I thought you loved the DEX !! I just don't like things tethered to my body 24/7. I guess I am not as particular about having my BG stay the same all of the time. I also do not test 10x a day and don't want to. ( Also my Ins. company cut my test strips back to 100/ mo.) I will have to speak to my PCP when I need more. Jim can't take PLavix instead of coumadin, it doesn't work the same. I used to work with a woman who took- Coumadin, Plavix and Aspirin and still had mini- strokes frequently. His INR came up to 2.0 which isn't too bad. He is seeing a surgeon next week to look at his blood clot which is still clogging a vein. Then we will decide what to do. Never a dull moment with health when you are up there in age. Take care of yourself and have a healthy 2013.Cat

At 12:32pm on December 24, 2012, catlover said…

HI Lisa- Just wanted to wish you and Sam and the kitties a very Merry Christmas. We are OK. Jim is still trying to regulate his coumadin level. My BG are up and down. What's new with you ? Cat

At 9:59am on November 25, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Lisa- We ended up eating T-giving dinner at some new friends we recently met. I must admit I tasted everything except the stuffing, but my BG was back to normal by Friday. Jim is now also on Lovenox, an injectable anticoag. He finished 3 days of 2x a day. He gets his blood tested again on Monday. He is still taking the coumadin too. He didn't enjoy the shots too much. I certainly hope this works. I never heard of the syndrome you mention that you have. What is it from ? These past few days look like winter is coming soon. It is supposed to snow on Tuesday. I hope you are feeling better soon. Take care. Cat

At 8:32am on November 16, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Lisa- Remember me ? We have had an awful time lately. Between the superstorm Sandy when we lost our power for 6 days and Jim developed a blood clot in his leg and spent 6 days in the hosp. This was right before the storm. He is currently on coumadin trying to regulate the coumadin. The kitties sat by the registers during the storm and for the week we had no power or heat waiting for the heat to go on. I slept with 5 blankets most of the nights. We used candles for light. Fortunately, my insulin remained OK. Did you have any problems with Sandy ? Let me hear from you. Have a good Thanksgiving. Take care. Cat

At 7:22am on October 1, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Lisa- Long time-no hear !! How are you doing ? Jim and I had our holidays last week and it was quite hectic. I am doing OK, as are the kitties. How are yours doing ? It definitely feels like Fall is here. Already Oct. !!! I am ready for cooler temps.What's on your agenda for the Fall ? Any new classes ? Hope to hear from you soon. Cat

At 11:27am on July 25, 2012, catlover said…

HI Lisa- We I am back from CA. We got back last Thursday nite. The kitties were fine. They acted a little standoffish at first, but when Jim shook the treat bag, they meowed and said Hooray ! We had a nice trip. It was great to see Jack (g-son). Check out the new pics on my page of him and his parents. No problem w/the TSA. Of course, I don't have a pump to get grief from them. The weather in CA was quite cool most of the time. The day we left I needed a jacket. The flights were smooth, but long. Hope you are doing well. How has your summer been going ? Don't be a stranger !!! Cat




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