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siouxhatpin liked etta amy's discussion Disorientation while in a different town
May 16, 2014
siouxhatpin replied to Jecelia Gonzales's discussion 'Looking for some advice'
"Jecelia, No worries. You have a very good chance of living long & happy. I am 60 years old, and had diabetes since I was 5.I never had a glucose meter until I was 25. Technology is truly on your side. Pay close attention to your diabetic routine…"
Oct 21, 2013
siouxhatpin replied to Denise's discussion 'What triggered your Type 1?'
"I had chicken pox at the time I was diagnosed at age 5."
Jul 6, 2013
Marie B and siouxhatpin are now friends
Jul 5, 2013
siouxhatpin replied to Dave.Ladner's discussion 'Need some help with testing...'
"Hi Dave — There is an abundance of advice here about testing but I would like to mention a wacky reason why I sometimes don't do all the Diabetic chores I need to. I have a sneaky suspicion that I am punishing myself for being Diabetic, I…"
Jul 5, 2013
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siouxhatpin liked rubidoux's discussion Do you have any unusual symptoms when you're low?
Jul 5, 2013
siouxhatpin commented on Anthony DiPalma's group 'Medtronic Guardian CGM Users'
"I have been using the Medtronic CGM intermittently for about a year. I find that it is not at all dependable for gauging BS but only provides info about trends(which way your sugar is headed)."
Jul 5, 2013
siouxhatpin joined Anthony DiPalma's group

Medtronic Guardian CGM Users

A discusion group for diabetics that use the Medtronic Guardian CGM
Jul 5, 2013
siouxhatpin joined Danny's group


A club to share your successful and not so successful trends (graphs) from your CGM or Glucose Meters....See More
Jan 25, 2013
siouxhatpin replied to rrrruff's discussion 'Anyone out there have kidney complications? I have questions.' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"rrruff , I had kidney failure that lasted probably ten or more years- no symptoms, just knew from lab work> For me the k failure was very gradual. Find out what your k function is and keep track of it and follow all kidney saving advice. Nothing…"
Jan 25, 2013
siouxhatpin joined Bill's group

Hypoglycemic Experiences

This group is to talk about experiences with hypoglycemic events. At the very least, they are embarrassing. Whether in general or a specific time, you can ask for advice, vent or just talk about what happened among people who understand.See More
Jan 24, 2013
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Jan 22, 2013
siouxhatpin commented on FightDiabetes's video

God Saved My Life -- Testimony

"I'm going to find a convalescent home and visit, I promise you. I live in Detroit and there are many many homes like this near to me."
Jan 19, 2013
siouxhatpin replied to Stemwinder (Gary)'s discussion 'Sil-Serter or whatever you call that thingy.' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I've been wondering about the silhouette too. For years I've been using the quick-set. I don't have a lot of fat so I think the sil will be a better option. I also want to prove I'm not a wimp. I use the CGM senserter and find…"
Jan 19, 2013
siouxhatpin joined Manny Hernandez's group

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
Jan 19, 2013

Profile Information

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?
To know about otherDIABETEICS
Date diagnosed
August 15, 1958
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
medtronic paradigm rebel
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At 7:23am on January 12, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home siouxhatpin!
Diagnosed in 1958!!! have witnessed SO MUCH advancement in the care and maintenance of diabetes!
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 3:08pm on January 11, 2013, 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!!!

At 1:40pm on January 11, 2013, 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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