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Dexcom supplier - Advanced Diabetes Supply

Started this discussion. Last reply by cbaer Aug 19, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi all, I'm in the process of trying to figure out my insurance coverage for a Dexcom. When I spoke to the Dex rep today she said that Dexcom itself is not "in network" for my insurance but if I went…Continue

Can this really happen...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brunetta Jan 25, 2014. 8 Replies

So I was watching this weeks episode of "The blacklist" on NBC and I have a question. There was a missing diabetic child, she had a MM pump. The authorities ended up finding her by tracking the RF…Continue

Lifespan of Medtronic CGM

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sportster Aug 26, 2013. 9 Replies

Hi all, I have the Medtronic CGM integrated with the 723 pump. I've had it a little over three years with mixed results. I've started to get a lot of unreliable results lately and I was just…Continue

pumping at a waterpark

Started this discussion. Last reply by sarah May 30, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi all, I know this topic has been discussed before, but I'm going to post it again anyway...Taking my kids to the waterpark this summer and I'm not sure what to do with my pump. In the past for the…Continue


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sarah replied to kris39's discussion 'cgm placement'
"I always get 14 days of accurate cgm. Even day one is good. It's close enough to the meter that I will dose for a meal or correction based solely on what the cgm says. The longer you wear the dexcom the more accurate it gets. I'd keep it…"
Apr 9
sarah replied to kris39's discussion 'cgm placement'
"Yes, I have never had a sensor last less than 14 days and I usually pull them because of adhesion issues not accuracy problems."
Apr 3
sarah replied to kris39's discussion 'cgm placement'
"that basically describes what I do. Especially the making sure its flat part. I don't pinch up or anything. I would add that I make sure the needle is pointed toward the elbow, this doesn't affect accuracy but it make the one handed…"
Apr 3
sarah replied to kris39's discussion 'cgm placement'
"I find that the back of my arms and outer thighs are most accurate. I never get good results from the stomach and the insertion sites tend to get sore and don't stick as long. Back of the arm is my fave. It's not hard to do one handed just…"
Apr 2
sarah commented on Mom's blog post 'Frustration on using the Dexcom CG Monitor'
"Hi Mom, first off let me say, take a deep breath it's going to be o.k. Learning how to manage diabetes is a tough job no matter the age but it is doable as evidenced by so many people here at TUDiabetes. I was also diagnosed at age 24, I'm…"
Mar 31
sarah replied to Hannasaurs rex's discussion 'Dexcom sites'
"Yes, I agree. Accuracy gets better the longer I wear it. It just eventually stops working, with the ??? around day 17/18."
Dec 2, 2014
sarah replied to Hannasaurs rex's discussion 'Dexcom sites'
"I don't have any accuracy problems with the thigh. I usually wear the sensor on my thigh during the summer months because jeans do tend to rub it and annoy me. The adhesive on the Dex is pretty good but I always use skintac and then around day…"
Dec 1, 2014
sarah replied to Hannasaurs rex's discussion 'Dexcom sites'
"I use the backs of my arms and I get very accurate results. I wear each sensor for 14 days then switch to the other arm. I find this location works great, is out of the way, and I often even forget its there. I insert with the sensor facing down,…"
Nov 30, 2014
cbaer replied to sarah's discussion 'Dexcom supplier - Advanced Diabetes Supply'
"I too went thru a supplier. As hobbit said, tech support or any questions you have will go through Dexcom. Thionk of it this way, they are nothing more then a pharmacy for your supplies and equipment."
Aug 19, 2014
2hobbit1 replied to sarah's discussion 'Dexcom supplier - Advanced Diabetes Supply'
"Regardless of where you get the dex from tech support is still from dexcom. The supplier you work with will be the one to bill your insurance, they will the one you call when you need supplies. They will be the one you pay your deductible/copays to."
Aug 14, 2014
sarah posted a discussion

Dexcom supplier - Advanced Diabetes Supply

Hi all, I'm in the process of trying to figure out my insurance coverage for a Dexcom. When I spoke to the Dex rep today she said that Dexcom itself is not "in network" for my insurance but if I went through a supplier it would be. She referred me to Advanced Diabetes Supply. Has anyone dealt with them before? Are they reputable? and easy to work with? For those of you that have a supplier other than Dexcom, is it a hassle? And is customer support provide by the people at Dexcom or by the…See More
Aug 14, 2014
sarah replied to Olivia's discussion 'Question about the T-slim luer lock.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Hi all, I'm researching the Tslim, My MM 723 warranty is up. I have a couple questions for Tslim users: 1. Is there a suspend feature on this pump? I read somewhere you couldn't turn it off, but what about suspend temporarily, like to…"
Aug 7, 2014
sarah joined Jigga's group

Tandem T:Slim Users

New insulin pump from Tandem, the T:Slim touch screen 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 for…See More
Aug 7, 2014
sarah replied to Marie's discussion 'Best way to wear your pump while sleeping????'
"I made a garter out of some satiny material and 1 1/4" elastic. I put it on which ever leg I have my CGM sensor in and clip the pump right on. It stays put quite well and it's easy to access for sensor alarms. Also, because it's so…"
Apr 8, 2014
Brunetta replied to sarah's discussion 'Can this really happen...'
"I saw it. The whole insulin pump spiel was implausibile. The Blacklist is a watchable, but gory show. I liker James Spader very much as an actor: He shows his ability well, as his character, Reddington, wavers between delightful and deplorable!! Any…"
Jan 25, 2014
Sue replied to sarah's discussion 'Can this really happen...'
"SMARTphone tech seems very scary for pumpers as it is hackable. I don't think anyone has it in for me, but controlling my pump and life with a device as accessible as a SMARTphone --no way."
Jan 24, 2014

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At 9:21am on April 26, 2011, Capin101 said…
Hi Sarah,

I noticed that you live near me. I live in a southern suburb of Dayton, Kettering. I am always happy to meet another diabetic, especially one that has been at it for a while and lives in the Great Buckeye State.
At 12:34pm on April 15, 2011, catlover said…
Hi sarah - Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 9:50am on April 15, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY! MY FRIEND!!!!!! We are here to give you some advice and be by your side anytime you need us! We're like any family though sometimes we agree, sometimes we don't. Famlies though huh?
Here's a link with loads of info on it to help our new member's get to know more "About Us":
At 6:57pm on April 14, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home Sarah....
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.
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 4:46pm on April 14, 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 3:17pm on April 14, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.



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