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Mar 9, 2013
Sarah replied to mar's discussion 'gastric neurostimulator and exercise and insulin pump' in the group Gastroparesis
"Oh Mary!! So good to hear! It will keep getting better- mine did not take full effect until about 6 months so it's great that you have already noticed a difference! I wish you the best of luck and hope you can get back to your exercise soon…"
Nov 27, 2012
mar replied to mar's discussion 'gastric neurostimulator and exercise and insulin pump' in the group Gastroparesis
"I had my stimulator implanted 11/13 and nj tube removed and am tolerating about 1600 calories/day now. Yay! What a relief. I have to remember to eat because I still don't get very hungry, but the nausea is gone and I don't get painfully…"
Nov 25, 2012
Sarah replied to mar's discussion 'gastric neurostimulator and exercise and insulin pump' in the group Gastroparesis
"So good to hear. I hope it helps. When I got mine, they put a jpeg in at the same time so i could gain some weight while i waited for it to fully kick in. i only did nighttime feeding and ate what i could during the day. I was able to start eating…"
Nov 3, 2012
mar replied to mar's discussion 'gastric neurostimulator and exercise and insulin pump' in the group Gastroparesis
"Update: I have surgery scheduled for 11/13 to get the implant. I was almost too weak to walk, so have an nj tube in until then with continuous feeding running. Feeling much stronger than a week ago, and trying to eat a little by mouth as tolerated.…"
Nov 3, 2012
Sarah replied to mar's discussion 'gastric neurostimulator and exercise and insulin pump' in the group Gastroparesis
"That is definitely one thing I have learned and had to accept over the years with gastroparesis. Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches! I have had to modify my life at points and things may take longer than I had planned because of…"
Oct 2, 2012
mar replied to mar's discussion 'gastric neurostimulator and exercise and insulin pump' in the group Gastroparesis
"I haven't been to the gym for over a week because I have no energy at all. Told the surgeon's office to go ahead and get insurance approval for the stim, which wouldn't get implanted before Nov. I am conserving my energy for work,…"
Oct 2, 2012
Sarah replied to mar's discussion 'gastric neurostimulator and exercise and insulin pump' in the group Gastroparesis
"Well keep me posted if you don't mind! It's hard to find people with GP who exercise as much as I do so it would be nice to share stories!"
Sep 24, 2012
mar replied to mar's discussion 'gastric neurostimulator and exercise and insulin pump' in the group Gastroparesis
"Thanks, Sarah. I had my latest emptying study on Friday and results are showing even more delay than 2009, but I knew it would be severe based on my postprandial BG results these past 8 months (and my need to combo bolus over 4-5 hours for…"
Sep 24, 2012
Sarah replied to mar's discussion 'gastric neurostimulator and exercise and insulin pump' in the group Gastroparesis
"I know that success is different for everyone, but I was at the same point you are. I needed to eat and was worried about my future (holding a job, etc). I had tried everything else and this was kinda my last resort. While I am not saying my life is…"
Sep 16, 2012
mar replied to mar's discussion 'gastric neurostimulator and exercise and insulin pump' in the group Gastroparesis
"Thanks, Renka. I'm sorry it isn't working so well for you. A friend at work had one put in about 2 or 3 months ago and isn't too happy, so she warns me every time I see her! Thank you about the dental work - that's good to know…"
Sep 16, 2012
mar replied to mar's discussion 'gastric neurostimulator and exercise and insulin pump' in the group Gastroparesis
"Thanks, Sarah. Right now I already get patted down at the airport because of the pump and my Glucerna. The metal detectors would be the thing I have to remember. For a while, erythromycin, massage, acupuncture and exercise were helping a lot, and…"
Sep 16, 2012
renka replied to mar's discussion 'gastric neurostimulator and exercise and insulin pump' in the group Gastroparesis
"I have the pump and the GES. I would be careful with mixed martial arts in the Beginning while you heal but the only problem I've had is walking into a doorknob a couple times and I've had it for 7 years. I honestly cannot attest to the…"
Sep 16, 2012
Sarah replied to mar's discussion 'gastric neurostimulator and exercise and insulin pump' in the group Gastroparesis
"I think it has to be a VERY strong magnetic field- so drills are ok. The only time I have to be careful is airport security, and I usually get a pat-down or go through the x-ray machine if they are available. But no metal detectors at the airport! I…"
Sep 16, 2012
mar replied to Shawn-ATL's discussion 'Switching from Minimed to Animas > Anything to learn from you?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Hope you are still liking your decision to switch to Animas. I wore a Medtronic pump for 10 years and no complaints. The Medtronic CGMS did not work for me at all, though. A couple years after ditching the CGMS, I became desperate and decided to…"
Sep 16, 2012
mar replied to mar's discussion 'gastric neurostimulator and exercise and insulin pump' in the group Gastroparesis
"Thanks, Katie. My sister found Crystal's blog for me and I found her books on GP diet very helpful. I have to schedule a current gastric emptying study before we submit paperwork for the Enterra device/insurance coverage, and don't really…"
Sep 16, 2012

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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?
education and support
Date diagnosed
February 14, 1977
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.1
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
had Medtronic Paradigm; new One Touch Ping
Tell us more about you (optional)
identical twin with type 1 also (March 19, 1984)

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At 4:44pm on November 16, 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 10:07am on November 15, 2011, Marie B said…
At 8:49am on November 15, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

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At 1:23am on November 15, 2011, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 8:17pm on November 14, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home mar! Sending you something blue on World Diabetes Day :)
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for parents of children with D., such as....
"Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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