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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 Cocheze's discussion 'AM Cardio' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I like AM workouts . My BGs stay relatively low all day as a result. I set basal at 50% 1 hour before, during and 1 hour after yoga or swim. I may try the 5-10 % decrease for longer , as Chris suggests. I cannot get myself motivated to do any other…"
lisa c replied to Kiminee's discussion 'Steroid Shot and Blood Sugar' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"The steroids are poison for us! The docs usually make light of it, but now you know for future. Hope it remedies soon."
Apr 12
lisa c replied to Kiminee's discussion 'Steroid Shot and Blood Sugar' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I will never opt for the injection again. I have had 3 trigger fingers cut to eliminate the shot. My BGs were in the 300-400 range for a week after the one shot I got. , and I was unable to function. Imagine a shoulder shot may take longer as it…"
Apr 12
lisa c commented on Emily Coles's event 'TuDiabetes Chatroom Discussion: Diabetes and Insomnia'
"look forward do joining. Please send link when time arrives."
Apr 9
lisa c is attending Emily Coles's event

TuDiabetes Chatroom Discussion: Diabetes and Insomnia at TuDiabetes chatroom

April 9, 2014 from 11am to 12pm
11am pacific2pm eastern7pm GMTDo you have trouble getting to sleep, on a regular basis? What are some things you can do that seem to help?Are there medications that work, and do they have a downside?Does lack of sleep mess with your glucose control?Is there a pattern to your insomnia?Do you always seem to have a problem sleeping after a certain food or activity, when your BG is low high? Let's talk about it! Join this community discussion in the TuDiabetes chatroom to share stories, suggestions…See More
Apr 9
lisa c replied to Phil Christian's discussion 'Enlite sensor use term'
"Sounds like great advice. You are the second person to note the sensor needs a waiting period. 4 months of wasted sensors, and wish MM would have suggested this. That said, I will try again, and grateful for your help."
Apr 9
lisa c replied to lisa c's discussion 'Medtronic 530G with sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Well, if the sensor works with the warm up period, why not be honest with folks? If it eliminates the frustration factor, I would hope they would want to help?"
Apr 7
Linda B replied to lisa c's discussion 'Medtronic 530G with sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I would be surprised if MM would tell people about the 8 hour warm up. All of their materials say to start the sensor right away. That was supposed to be one of the differences between the old sensor and the enlite - that the enlite didn't need…"
Apr 6
lisa c replied to lisa c's discussion 'Medtronic 530G with sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I think the 8 hour warm up will be the answer. There is no other reason( except scar tissue ) that I should be having such trouble. Good to let MM know as they never suggest this. I have spoken to many of the techs over the last 4 months. They were…"
Apr 6
Linda B replied to lisa c's discussion 'Medtronic 530G with sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"You are not the only person who has said the Dexcom is more accurate for them. From what I can gather by reading posts, I think there is way less knowledge needed when using the Dex, but I do think most people can achieve accuracy with MM if they…"
Apr 6
Linda B replied to lisa c's discussion 'Medtronic 530G with sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I'm glad to hear you say 'taking a break' instead of 'giving up'. I know it can drive you nuts if it is not accurate. OTOH, using CGMS has kept my BG between 70 -170 85 - 90% of the time. When I am between sensors during the…"
Apr 6
lisa c replied to lisa c's discussion 'Medtronic 530G with sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"terribly frustrating with the enlite. The dexcom was much advanced and accurate. it did require another device which was a drag. MM will try to troubleshoot as much as they can, but I think its been a tough and frustrating learning process. I am on…"
Apr 5
lisa c replied to lisa c's discussion 'Medtronic 530G with sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Linda, thanks for all this good info. I decided today to ditch the sensor for at least a few days as it was driving me nuts. I never had good reading more than 1-2 days. MM has been wonderful at sending new sensors and some educated thoughts.…"
Apr 5
Linda B replied to lisa c's discussion 'Medtronic 530G with sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"HI Sandy, The ISIG is just a measurement of the glucose in the fluid under your skin. It should increase when your BG increases and decrease when your BG decreases. It doesn't really matter if it is higher or lower to start. For me, when my BG…"
Apr 5
Sandy replied to lisa c's discussion 'Medtronic 530G with sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Linda, I am new to the pumper life, so I have many questions. I hope I don't overwhelm you with them. The things I would like to know most include: 1. Is it better for the iSIG to be higher or lower? I don't understand the concept. 2. How…"
Apr 5
Linda B replied to lisa c's discussion 'Medtronic 530G with sensor' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"That's wonderful news! I also am having success now that I stopped putting extra tape on the enlite. I am wearing them in my thigh, vertically, with the sensor below the transmitter. As long as I don't put extra tape on the round part of…"
Apr 5

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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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