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Poll on Pumps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda G Aug 12. 6 Replies

So which is the best pump of all? Lets do a semi-scientific analyses here. On the features common to all pumps we will do 1-5 (1= Not Good, 5= Best).All points will be tallied and the pump with the…Continue

Tags: Infusion, Life, Set, Filling, Cartridge

I stopped using dexcom CGM

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Devlin Aug 29, 2012. 48 Replies

I started using dexcom cgm March 2011 and I saw my H1c dropped down below 7 for the 1st time. Fast forward to May this year, I got an animas pump and I felt that i cant carry both of them and have…Continue

Battery

Started this discussion. Last reply by 2ie9kxi6ykbpm May 24, 2012. 6 Replies

How often do you change your pump batteries?Continue

When you get a new DEXCOM kit, what do u do with old one?

Started this discussion. Last reply by olu Oog Apr 18, 2012. 9 Replies

Dexcom just wrote that they are sending me a new starter kit (which includes receiver and transmitter) as my old one is a year old and is not covered by warranty. My question is, what do you friends…Continue

Tags: warranty, kit, dexcom, new

 

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rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for olu Oog
"olu Oog congratulations on being named a featured member of the week."
Sep 7
olu Oog was featured
Sep 2
olu Oog replied to olu Oog's discussion 'Poll on Pumps'
"Poll is not for me. I've pumped for 3 years. I was aiming to provide new Type 1s an opportunity to see which pump user-not endo or govt agencies, prefer"
Aug 12
PumpGirl replied to olu Oog's discussion 'Poll on Pumps'
"General Ease of Use =5 Filling Cartridge =5 Infusion Set =5 Battery Life =5 (if you use lithium) Programming =5 Aesthetics =5 Manufacturer Support =5+++ Your Total Points = 35+++ NAME of PUMP = Animas One Touch Ping You can follow my YouTube Channel…"
Aug 11
karen replied to olu Oog's discussion 'Poll on Pumps'
"my pump = 5 on all items on the list. So the total is 35. My pump's name is pump, it is a Revel. And now - what is the prize??"
Aug 11
olu Oog replied to olu Oog's discussion 'Poll on Pumps'
"General Ease of Use = 4 Filling Cartridge = 5 Infusion Set = 3 Battery Life = 4 Programming = 4 Aesthetics = 2 Manufacturer Support = 3 Your Total Points = 25 NAME of PUMP = One Touch Ping"
Aug 11
olu Oog posted a discussion

Poll on Pumps

So which is the best pump of all? Lets do a semi-scientific analyses here. On the features common to all pumps we will do 1-5 (1= Not Good, 5= Best).All points will be tallied and the pump with the most points wins.(On a Scale of 1-5; 5 is Best). How is your pump doing?General Ease of Use = Filling Cartridge = Infusion Set =Battery Life =Programming =Aesthetics =Manufacturer Support =Your Total Points = NAME of PUMP =See More
Aug 11
olu Oog replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'Inset 30 or Regular Inset' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"The inset 30 was horrible for me. It hurts so bad. I used it one time and returned to the straight inset."
Aug 11
olu Oog replied to HFXNS's discussion 'Pump out of warranty' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Sound like everyone is talking about the T slim one, is it that good?"
Aug 11
olu Oog replied to HFXNS's discussion 'Pump out of warranty' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Just removed my lens protector yesterday and its all very foggy now from a gummy material from behind the lens protector"
Aug 11
olu Oog replied to HFXNS's discussion 'Pump out of warranty' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I am not even sure i know when mine is out of warranty. I think i've had the pump for 2+ years. It's been a workhorse- Good product."
Aug 11
olu Oog replied to PattiM's discussion 'Lens Protectors Pulling Lens Sealant off' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"What you described just happened to me yesterday. I wonder why Animas made it that way."
Aug 11
olu Oog replied to Jen's discussion 'Upgrading to the Vibe - ongoing costs?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"That's AmeriCanada"
Aug 11
olu Oog replied to Joern's discussion 'Changing the flat batteries of a dead Dexcom G4 transmitter (Instruction)' in the group Dexcom Users
"Good job. But why change battery, i thought one is supposed to replace the transmitter"
Aug 11
olu Oog replied to Hon's discussion 'Dexcom G4 replacement of battery' in the group Dexcom Users
"Good Point. I got my low battery warning first time this morning. I emailed my supplier right away and hopefully they'll send one my way soon."
Aug 11
olu Oog replied to bmbd104's discussion 'Market for new pump'
"Has anyone here changed from Onetouch to the t:slim. I use Onetouch, satisfied but wont mind changing."
Aug 11

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
lower my a1c
Date diagnosed
March 1, 1997
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.7
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, CGM

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Dex and Pump

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 10:53am 8 Comments

I think I am at a point where I need a pump.
I have been on Dex CGM for about a year and it has been good.
Which pump will most Dex CGM users recommend?
How do I go about acquiring it?
At the moment, I am 100% covered on my CGM

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At 7:37pm on September 7, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

olu Oog congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 9:23pm on September 5, 2014, Linda G said…

AWESOME olu Oog!!! You're a FEATURE MEMBER!! BRAVO!

At 8:23am on April 17, 2014, Marie B said…

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At 11:54pm on August 22, 2011, JackSprat999 said…
Howdy olu Oog,
When I started with diabetes so long ago, I was on a single shot per day of NPH. When I got to my teenage years, I went onto multiple daily injections. However, I never liked having to take a syringe to school or into work for a lunchtime injection, thus I rarely did so. My BG control was OK, but not that good. Besides, pumps back then were huge and unreliable. So when my endocrinologist finally said it was time for a pump about 10 years ago, I did a lot of research and I chose Animas. Most of their staff are actual diabetic users!
It takes a good bit of effort to figure out your proper background basal levels (I have 4 different ones through a full day) and to focus in on carb/insulin ratos, etc., but once you have them dialed in, your control will be MUCH better! The ease with which you take a bolus with a meal makes the experience much more satisfying. You still have to carb count and calculate your dosages, but life is definitely better with a pump! To top that, if you couple it with using a CGMS meter, your control is improve even more so. The one drawback is that you really need insurance to cover all of this because it would be wicked expensive with their help. Do your homework before diving in! All the luck, Jack
At 4:00pm on August 16, 2011, Ayomideji said…
hello. am so happy i met someone like you who had lived in Lagos. it means you will understand me better. its not too easy to Manage DM around here. i just resume back to using biosullin recently when my BG rised to about 240. Getting it is not a very easy thing, i bought the one am presently using in a pharmacy around Obalende/CMS axis. please inbox me your contact i think we need to talk. you may join me on facebook with "AYOMIDEJI OSAKUADE EMMANUEL". looking forward to hearing from you.
At 2:50am on January 10, 2011, Donna H said…
I don't use a CGM but I had no problem getting the pump approved by my insurance carrier. In fact, I let the Animas rep handle the whole thing. I had already decided with my doctor to go on the pump. I researched pumps, decided on the one I wanted, and contacted the rep on my own (my CDE would have done this for me but I'm a control freak). The rep took care of everything and I had the pump in hand within a month of that initial contact with the rep.
At 2:05pm on January 9, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups on the site. It is a great way to get to know the community.
At 8:52am on January 9, 2011, Marie B said…
Please join our dexcom Group

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/dexcomusers

also, if you click on "Media" on the top banner, there are videos of people showing how they use their dexcoms.
At 8:46am on January 9, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD WIDE LOVING, CARING, & UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 6:53am on January 9, 2011, Marie B said…
hello olu, welcome! let me know if you have any questions.

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