musicman88
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musicman88 replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Endocrinologist ?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"The first thing I look for is an Enco who takes time to actually talk to me. What problems am I experiencing, what questions do I have, what are my goals, how am I feeling, do I feel I have this under control, etc. Some doctors don't think…"
Dec 17, 2013
musicman88 replied to Dave Davis's discussion 'Friends who offer "cures" for Diabetes'
"That's funny, My T2 started 19 years ago when I was an active 30 year old who was stick thin at 6'2" and 180 lbs. Guess I should have worked harder at losing weight and being more active. The judgmentalism from T1s who have…"
Sep 8, 2013
musicman88 replied to MrsCooper's discussion 'Leaving OmniPod- considering Minimed, advice?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I've been using a MM pump for about 15 months now and I worried about the sets getting ripped out. I've dropped my pump many times now and have had it dangle at the end of the tubing, but it hasn't ripped out a set yet."
Sep 7, 2013
musicman88 replied to jlw62987's discussion 'Pump does nothing against highs' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I had the same problem with my pump about three months ago. I visited my Endo and she adjusted all my settings. Suddenly all is right with the world. I'd been using the same pump settings for a long time and couldn't figure out why I…"
Sep 7, 2013
musicman88 replied to Graeme's discussion 'No Delivery Warnings' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I've been on the MM pump (723) for a year and have never had a no delivery issue."
Jul 23, 2013
musicman88 replied to Chadd's discussion 'Issues with Medtronic MiniMed 723' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I was taught you should manipulate the plunger up and down at least three times prior to filling the reservoir. This is supposed to lubricate the o-rings and prevent the bubble issue. I've been using my 723 for almost a year now (eleven months…"
May 28, 2013
musicman88 replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Has anybody put an infusion set in their thigh?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"OK, stupid questions perhaps, but here goes. If you use your thighs for your infusion site do you use your inner thighs or outer thighs? Do you have to shave the area first?"
May 14, 2013
musicman88 replied to Geoffrey Steinman's discussion 'Contour NEXT USB (Link Meter) pouch' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I've found that if you put the strip container in so that the cap is toward the inside of the pouch it works better. It also seems to get looser over time."
May 10, 2013
musicman88 replied to Amy's discussion 'CGM Insertion Site Issues'
"Wow. I've never had that particular problem, but if I did I would try calling MM to see if I needed a new inserter. I don't think the issue is your skin, I think it's the (lack of) speed of the needle travel. The other comments are…"
Apr 24, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to musicman88's discussion 'Oramed sends request for phase two trial of oral insulin to FDA' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Sounds interesting, at an earlier stage would have tried it. But after I started MDI and then my pump I think I am past the point where it would help. Seems that this med could only work as basal insulin and I need bolus insulin too."
Jan 17, 2013
musicman88 added a discussion to the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
Jan 17, 2013
musicman88 replied to Jtausch's discussion 'infusion sets' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I called Medtronic and they sent me a couple mio sets (4) free. I tried them and went back to the quick-sets. I don't know why but the mio sets sent my blood sugar way up. I went back to the quick set and they immediately went back down."
Jan 13, 2013
musicman88 replied to Brent.Allsop's discussion 'Let’s Jail Break this RTGM Pump!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I don't know if it is jail breakable, but it does have a firmware version on it. Has anyone every had their firmware updated?"
Dec 3, 2012
musicman88 replied to Cindy's discussion 'Tubing- switch from Omnipod' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I find that the MM CGM is not terribly accurate the first day I wear the sensor. After it gets calibrated it is usually withing 5 - 10 points of my BG. Can't really say this has been a problem for me."
Nov 23, 2012
musicman88 replied to musicman88's discussion 'Insulin to carb ratio' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"The answer I want is probably not the one that will fix the problem. I learned a long time ago that I have to deal with the issues though. The good news is that Thanksgiving came and went I did not have a high BG issue and I didn't stuff…"
Nov 23, 2012
Anne replied to musicman88's discussion 'Insulin to carb ratio' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"In my experience how I react to carbs depends on if they are processed foods or high glycemic index foods. While medtronic wants us to treat all carbs the same, if I eat black beans 15 gms it is way different than 15 gm of whole wheat bread. Lots of…"
Nov 20, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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Date diagnosed
February 11, 1998
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic 723

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At 12:17pm on July 10, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.
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At 1:35am on July 10, 2012, 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 4:11pm on July 9, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home musicman!
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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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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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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 3:22pm on July 9, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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