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markeeezy replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Arms and Thighs' in the group OmniPod Users
"I actually have better absorption in my arms than my stomach, but I also stopped using the OmniPod on my stomach because it was an uncomfortable site for me to use and often ended up with bleeding there. My legs are kind of hit-or-miss, but arms are…"
Dondi replied to markeeezy's discussion 'Blood on Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have had it happen a few times. Once when I took it off it actually was spurting. My Dr. said that I must have hit a vein that was close to the surface. I just treated it with Neo-Sporen and a bandaid it healed quickly. The company never seems to…"
markeeezy replied to Aussie's discussion 'Traveling' in the group Dexcom Users
"I'm sorry you've had such negative experiences. I've always had the opposite. In fact, many agents have been fascinated by the fact that "they make a tubeless pump now". Maybe you've just had poor luck, and I hope the…"
Apr 11
markeeezy replied to markeeezy's discussion 'Blood on Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"Haha yup. Sometimes you're just exactly in the wrong spot!"
Apr 9
markeeezy replied to markeeezy's discussion 'Blood on Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"I didn't know that, thanks! I'll have to give them a call. It freaked me out more than anything - I just didn't expect it to be so much blood, especially when the second insertion didn't hurt at all haha"
Apr 9
Denver replied to markeeezy's discussion 'Blood on Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"I've had bleeding at sensor sites too, but so far the blood has never affected a reading. Incidentally, in my experience, Dexcom will replace a sensor that's been in for less than seven days, whatever the reason. No need to worry about…"
Apr 9
Denver replied to markeeezy's discussion 'Blood on Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
Apr 9
Scott Wilkins replied to markeeezy's discussion 'Blood on Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"Bullseye! I hate it when I hit a nerve/blood vessel directly on! My first experience with a CGM setup the training nurse hit one so dead on I bled like a stuck pig! Of course I'm on blood thinners too due to the diabetes so that made it even…"
Apr 9
markeeezy added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users

Blood on Sensor Insertion

This morning I was inserting a new sensor for the G4, in a site I've used many times before - the left side of my abdomen. I got a little wimpy while inserting it, and I went really slow with the needle, which I know always makes it worse for me, but it's usually fine anyway. This time, however, there was a lot of blood at and around the insertion site, and some pain. I was worried about it, so I removed it right away (I had just got done with a 3-week sensor so I didn't feel as bad about…See More
Apr 9
markeeezy replied to Aussie's discussion 'Traveling' in the group Dexcom Users
"I always opt-out. I've been told to do so by my CDE. Even if I didn't have an OmniPod and Dexcom, I would opt-out, for personal privacy reasons."
Apr 1
markeeezy replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'S/O on the Unscientific Research Thread: Interesting!' in the group Dexcom Users
"That's insanely long. Would you not be worried about scar tissue and other issues like that at that point? I know for me, even if the sensor keeps working past two weeks or so (which is pretty rare), it starts to get itchy and uncomfortable and…"
Mar 31
markeeezy commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"There's definitely a learning curve for understanding how to interpret the data. On top of that, each person gets something different out of using the G4, I'm sure. Hopefully you hit your stride and it helps you out!!"
Mar 25
markeeezy commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"??? I am so confused here! I think it's a stretch to call 20% variance "way off". Anything more than that, and I understand where you are coming from. Is your average variance between the PDM and CGM greater than 20%?"
Mar 25
markeeezy commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Dishers - I would not necessarily call that inaccurate. It is just straddling the line of the 20% accuracy window that you should be getting from your G4. If the difference between the two readings was much larger than that, I might be concerned.…"
Mar 25
markeeezy replied to dishers's discussion 'Omnipod/dexcom g4 glucose tests' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hmm. I had to request a meter when I called to get my 400 replacement strips, since I did not have a meter than would take the strips. The only backup meter I had previously was the FreeStyle Flash, which was recalled along with the test strips. I…"
Mar 14
markeeezy replied to nevada's discussion 'When do you bolus? - How early before eating? I think I wait too long sometimes.' in the group OmniPod Users
"Every person is different, so you just have to figure out what works for you. But eating predictable meals and sticking to what you measure out beforehand can (and hopefully will!) do wonders for your BG control!"
Mar 14

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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May 5, 2003
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At 6:30pm on October 30, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home markeeezy....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
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At 9:40am on October 30, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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