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Randy replied to runningforruth's discussion 'Just started with Medtronic Pump Yesterday!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Great book!! I read it before I got my pump and it really helped. I didn,t feel "lost"."
Nov 25, 2011
Chuck replied to runningforruth's discussion 'Just started with Medtronic Pump Yesterday!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Congrats! Been on the mini med 723 for 16 days now, and I wish I done this a few years ago. It has made life much easier. The only issue I have had is the infussion comming off while working outside, it seems that the tape on the infussion set dont…"
Nov 18, 2011
farfalla replied to runningforruth's discussion 'Just started with Medtronic Pump Yesterday!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"i've been a pumper for a week now and i am loving it , no needles 3 times a day is a blessing :D been having some issues with hyop's and hyper's but i figered it out with some reading here and on other sites , for example my…"
Nov 18, 2011
runningforruth replied to runningforruth's discussion 'Just started with Medtronic Pump Yesterday!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks fo rthe support and the warm welcome. I actually had a great trainer and she is on call for me for the next month. The good news is that because of my running training schedule and the work that we did with that for MDI, we already have a…"
Nov 18, 2011
Diego replied to runningforruth's discussion 'Just started with Medtronic Pump Yesterday!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Congratulations. I have been on mine for six months and sm still trying to figure it out completely."
Nov 18, 2011
Natalie ._c- replied to runningforruth's discussion 'Just started with Medtronic Pump Yesterday!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Good for you! I hope you got good training, because the pump can be a blessing, but there are always gremlins in the woods trying to trap you, and you need to be on the lookout for when things go bad. The vast majority of the time, they won't,…"
Nov 18, 2011
diabud replied to runningforruth's discussion 'Just started with Medtronic Pump Yesterday!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Congrats! I love my pump. I have been on minimed pumps for 12years so if you run into anything, let me know, I have probably seen it. Rose"
Nov 18, 2011
Gerry replied to runningforruth's discussion 'Just started with Medtronic Pump Yesterday!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Congratulations! If you do not have or haven't read the book Pumping Insulin by John Walsh, I highly recommend it. It will tell you everything you need to know about adjusting your pump's many settings. Even though yur doctor or diabetes…"
Nov 18, 2011
runningforruth added a discussion to the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

Just started with Medtronic Pump Yesterday!

Hi everybody. I just wanted to get into the group as I have just started on my pump yesterday. So far so good with no major hiccups...See More
Nov 18, 2011
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Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm insulin pump.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin…See More
Nov 18, 2011
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Nov 18, 2011
runningforruth replied to Rachelle's discussion 'Has anyone in Canada started on the OmniPod?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Hi Rachelle. I was just about to start on Omnipod and then deceided to go with a different pump. I am not sure where you are located in Canada but the rep here in Southern Ontario for Omnipod is absolutely fabulous. It was a difficult decision for…"
Nov 11, 2011
runningforruth replied to coombs's discussion 'OmniPod approval by Blue Cross' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Hi Coombs. I was just denied by my insurance company for Omnipod also. They said they do not cover anything through Omnipod. I am assuming that this is because it is still new and that Omnipod is still working with the insurance companies to get…"
Oct 20, 2011
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Trudy commented on runningforruth's blog post 'I'm Curious about I:C ratio's'
"1:10 is my standard. If I exercise, I change my bolus, but always start by thinking what the bolus would be at 1:10."
Oct 5, 2011
nel commented on runningforruth's blog post 'I'm Curious about I:C ratio's'
"PS ...breakfast contains the largest amount of carbs of all meals /snacks ."
Oct 4, 2011

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I'm Curious about I:C ratio's

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 4:06am 6 Comments

Hi Everybody,
I find it very fascinating how different wew all are even though we all share a common Lifestyle (disease)...
I was just wondering what everybody here uses as I:C ratio

My Diagnosis: A Life Changing Experience

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 7:46am 11 Comments

Hi everyone. I was asked to write about my diagnosis awhile back so I thought I would share it here as well. It will take a few minutes to read but please let me know what you think of it. Thanks

My diagnosis: Rob M

I am not sure how to put into words the feelings that I experienced when my doctor told me I was a diabetic. I have read that many people equate these feelings to losing a loved one. I would tend to agree with this comparison. In the immediate days following my… Continue

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At 12:15pm on October 1, 2011, Oceanfever said…
I moved here from Boston in '80s and can't see moving anywhere else. Too bad your very active lifestyle as a runner has not held things back on the diabetes side. I'm certain though the running has had countless other payoffs. On the football side, I used to be a niners fan until the team seemed to have lost all interest in winning another superbowl.

Stay well!
At 5:02pm on September 30, 2011, angelic 1 said…
Hi, My name is Kimberly and My son is the diabetic. We were told he was type 2 in 2005 and just 2 wks ago john almost died of DKA from diabetes. I couldnt believe what was happening to him because I didnt think that could happen to type 2. now different doctors say he is considered type 1 and was probable type 1 in the beginning. He lives almost 4 hours away and Its the worst worring feeling a mom can have to not know how his days are. He recently got married and his wife doesnt know much yet. I've been trying to teach her but theres so many changes now. John doesnt have insurence and had Medicaid while he was younger but they droppped him at age 18. Its been a fight to get help for him and supplies. I've been a member of this site for about 2 years but had lost touch for awhile. now I'm trying to get my son to connect hear but feel he isnt interested. I hope things get easier for you and you can adjust to the change. really like the story and I know it will help others to not feel so alone. This desease seems to be spreading almost like cancer. thanks again. Kimberly
At 7:07pm on September 29, 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 6:27pm on September 29, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home fellow Canadian/fellow type 2!
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 and take a look at the Canada Embassy page as well, by going to the headings in the aqua coloured box in the upper left hand of the home page. Click on "DHF Grassroots". Once you're in scroll down, click on "Canada embassy", and voilà! The house in the photo is where Dr. Frederick Banting lived and had his medical practice in London, Ontario, Canada...before going to the University of Toronto to work on diabetes research, and ultimately the discovery of Insulin.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 9:20am on September 29, 2011, Marie B said…
hello and welcome! please join our Canada group

At 8:48am on September 29, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better:
At 8:42am on September 29, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 8:40am on September 29, 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.



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