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Omnipod questions! For British Columbia Canadians! And Americans! (lol)

Started Nov 10 0 Replies

Hi all!My Medtronics pump busted, and I am no longer under warranty. I am living on a loaner pump atm. I am a Canadian citizen studying abroad in the US, starting my 4th year out of a planned 5. I…Continue

Question about a particular Sports Bra...

Started this discussion. Last reply by T1Teen May 10, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi!Has anyone ordered one of the pumpwear inc sports bras?…Continue

Pycnogenol?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Holger Schmeken Jan 17, 2012. 5 Replies

Hi all!I have what is apparently the start of retinopathy.I've had symptoms such as grey, stationary blobs showing up in my eyesight and staying. When the grey blobs appeared, it would be when I woke…Continue

RANT about Paridigm!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by nel Nov 24, 2011. 14 Replies

ARRRGH! I have a Medtronics Paradigm 722 pump.It gives the alert for 'Low reservoir--20 units remaining', then again at 10 units...WHY OH WHY DOES IT NOT ALERT WHEN IT RUNS OUT?!!This is possibly the…Continue

 

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onelildustbunni posted a discussion

Omnipod questions! For British Columbia Canadians! And Americans! (lol)

Hi all!My Medtronics pump busted, and I am no longer under warranty. I am living on a loaner pump atm. I am a Canadian citizen studying abroad in the US, starting my 4th year out of a planned 5. I can't quit now to get health insurance through employment, and I was informed by Medtronics that there are most likely no health insurance options available to me privately. I am also unable to do a payment plan, and have no one that could help me do so.I DO have BC MSP & Fair Pharmacare, but…See More
Nov 10
Trudy left a comment for onelildustbunni
"Hi Kate, onelildustbunni. Don't suppose you've read the Rainshadow novels by Jayne Castle? People's pets there in the Rainshadow are dust bunnies, which are little critters with 6 legs, 4 eyes, and a lot of charm. Anyway, I enjoy your…"
Nov 27, 2013
Luffy replied to onelildustbunni's discussion 'Living With the Diabolical Diabetes: my guide!!'
"Awesome article... this is reminding me of what I'm supposed to be doing as a diabetic. Lost track of these things over the 10 years I've been diabetic."
Nov 27, 2013
Pastelpainter liked onelildustbunni's discussion Living With the Diabolical Diabetes: my guide!!
Nov 10, 2013
lianni replied to onelildustbunni's discussion 'Living With the Diabolical Diabetes: my guide!!'
"As a mom of a t1d my hope is always that she can see herself as her own hero, not so much a warrior. You're a blessing for taking the time to write this. Although my daughter is 27 and has been t1 for 8 years, it hit her like a ton of bricks so…"
Nov 10, 2013
lianni liked onelildustbunni's discussion Living With the Diabolical Diabetes: my guide!!
Nov 10, 2013
T1Teen replied to onelildustbunni's discussion 'Question about a particular Sports Bra...'
"I made a little cotton pouch for mine, because of course, it gets sweaty otherwise... it took about 5 minutes to make and works so well that I now have a few to switch out so that I can wash them every day"
May 10, 2013
ukikawasaki replied to onelildustbunni's discussion 'Question about a particular Sports Bra...'
"Hi! These are some good tutorials on how to hide the pump depending on what you are wearing ! I hope they work out for you ! dresses with pockets : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4VERJwNdNk skirts and dresses:…"
Apr 28, 2013
acidrock23 replied to onelildustbunni's discussion 'Question about a particular Sports Bra...'
"I use an amphipod belt that has pockets that hold all sorts of goodies. I've had issues w/ the pump getting hot (*BUTTON ERROR*) and also cold (screen starts to fate, probably not recommended by manufacturer?) but most of the time, particularly…"
Apr 26, 2013
Laddie replied to onelildustbunni's discussion 'Question about a particular Sports Bra...'
"Sorry, no advice on the bra. However, I find that when I use my Spibelt in the hot weather with my pump that I get a lot of condensation on it. Can't be good for the pump IMO."
Apr 26, 2013
onelildustbunni posted a discussion

Question about a particular Sports Bra...

Hi!Has anyone ordered one of the pumpwear inc sports bras? http://www.pumpwearinc.com/pumpshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=366I currently wear a sports bra and stow my Medtronics down the front (I am lucky in that it naturally becomes hidden when I do this!). However, my bras are wearing out and I find I can feel it 'slipping' down, also I'm concerned about water damage--none yet but I…See More
Apr 26, 2013
Joy202 replied to onelildustbunni's discussion 'IUD?' in the group Diabetes and Women
"I've had the mirena for about 2 ears before it all went down hill :(( I'm a type 2 diabetic. But after 2 years I started experiencing heavy bleeding and cramping, then infections right after intercourse or a period it was HELL for me and…"
Jan 22, 2013
jaredsmom liked onelildustbunni's discussion Living With the Diabolical Diabetes: my guide!!
Jan 16, 2013
S Woodward replied to onelildustbunni's discussion 'Living With the Diabolical Diabetes: my guide!!'
"Some good points. The reference to the three day limit is for the infusion set only. The CGM sensor is completely different, no fluid infusing, no chemical that cause chemical changes, and the dexcom and the medtronic have been known to last 2x the…"
Jan 16, 2013
Linda G left a comment for onelildustbunni
"You're a featured member! Brava Kate!!"
Jan 15, 2013
Tonya liked onelildustbunni's discussion Living With the Diabolical Diabetes: my guide!!
Jan 15, 2013

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January 1, 1990
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Was above 10% on Lantus, started pump a bit ago...not sure now
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Pump
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Minimed Paradigm 722

About Me

Hi! My name is Kate. I'm a female girl critter, born 1987 to some very interesting people (my parents). I live in Vancouver in Beautiful British Columbia Canada. No, we don't have igloos. No, there are no sled dogs where I am. No, I don't have a polar bear in my back yard. It's quite warm here; the worst weather involved half an inch of snow, the best 33 degree Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit) dry heat. We have lovely beaches and awesome transit services; we are probably one of the greenest cities in the world. I have the privilege of living very near Pacific Spirit Park and get to see a forest every time I go outside...yet I'm about 20 minutes on bus from our downtown center. Vancouver is also a very diverse city, and boy are we artistic! Perfect place for me to live...we have specialty art supplies shops everywhere.

A lot of my history is a long story I'd rather not get into, so I'll focus on what I'm up to now. I was homeschooled till grade 10, and took a break for a year or so to earn some money (as it was in short supply). I am a student at a wonderful community college; I am taking grade 12 math this autumn, having recently completed the requirements for my highschool diploma (it's now in a frame on my desk. After that, I'm off to real schools! I have plans to attend a community college in WA state so I can finally be with my fiance, Bryan. He lives in Iowa, and I met him online in a game, lol. Yeah I know holy nerdy batman, but we've visited each other a fair bit (he was here for the WHOLE summer, yay!!!) and are both convinced there is no one else for either of us. We run team summmb**ch, as we have named it (I am b**ch 1 and he is b**ch 2). We have about 10 million inside jokes and spend about six hours a night talking to each other in silly voices and dialect (which both of us sometimes find difficult not to use in serious conversations...even with other people). I cannot imagine anyone who could compliment my personality better.

My other hobbies include writing (I am into comics; specifically Marvel >>> X-men >>> New X-men >>> X-23 and Hellion). I post on fanfiction.net under my username (same as here). I also draw, paint, computer color, play piano, sing, write songs, etc.

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Felt like writing a bit about some new low-carb stuff I've been doing. I was diagnosed in 1991 at the age of 3 as a Type 1. Somehow my mom (who is also a Type 1) managed to keep my A1C's around 6 th…

Posted on July 13, 2011 at 2:21am 4 Comments

Felt like writing a bit about some new low-carb stuff I've been doing.



I was diagnosed in 1991 at the age of 3 as a Type 1. Somehow my mom (who is also a Type 1) managed to keep my A1C's around 6 throughout my childhood, which gave me a good head start. By the time I hit my teens, I lost the good numbers through a blend of becoming resistant to the type of insulin I was on and hormones, as well as the desire to experiment with foods.



At 20 I switched insulin to Humalog and… Continue

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At 4:44pm on November 27, 2013, Trudy said…

Hi Kate, onelildustbunni. Don't suppose you've read the Rainshadow novels by Jayne Castle? People's pets there in the Rainshadow are dust bunnies, which are little critters with 6 legs, 4 eyes, and a lot of charm.

Anyway, I enjoy your postings.

At 4:04pm on January 15, 2013, Linda G said…

You're a featured member! Brava Kate!!

At 2:17pm on June 27, 2011, nel said…
I should have " researched " better...forgive , yes you are in the Canadian group !
I used to work at Saint Mary's Hospital , 1971-1986 ...one of the bosses I had was a nun , who eventually ended up working at St. Paul's , hence my question ...and your good news : a Pump Endo coming to Van !!!
We are off to Van. tomorrow ...CDA has an event at the Van . library tomorrow eve. ; postponed from June 15 ...that was a good move looking back !
At 10:09pm on June 26, 2011, nel said…
Thinking of joining the Canadian TU Group ? ...love to see you there .
Do you visit St. Paul's Diabetes Clinic ? ...
At 10:28am on March 21, 2011, Jen said…
Hey there, just wanted to post and say hello to a fellow Vancouverite. :)
At 6:39am on October 8, 2010, Doris D said…
MEN! Huh? LOL! Still a good pic!
At 11:17am on October 7, 2010, Doris D said…
Great picture!
At 5:03am on October 7, 2010, 870allamerican said…
Welcome, from an "old timer".
At 12:59pm on October 4, 2010, Marie B said…
hello and welcome! here is a link to our Canadian Group

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

we also have a Group for symlin users.
At 12:24pm on October 3, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR BIG LOVING & CARING FAMILY ONELILDUSTBUNNI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
Also please put up a pic of you or something related to you so we can tell you from other's on our Forum.
 
 
 

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