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Susan Van Abs replied to Steph's discussion 'Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Yeah - it happens more than we realize. Animas has not been good in that regard. My Endocrine office has not seen an Animas rep in a long time. Out of sight, out of mind too."
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MarkR replied to Steph's discussion 'Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I was thinking the same thing. A bit cynical, but it definitely happens"
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Susan Van Abs replied to Steph's discussion 'Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Almost wonder if the Endo is getting a kickback from the other pump company....Maybe the Endo is getting supplied lunches, vacations, etc. :)"
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CC replied to Steph's discussion 'Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks, Laddie. You're right about the daylight making it difficult to read the screen. The Dex is hard to read in full sunlight, too. I have requested a trial run of the Vibe from my Animas rep to determine. Hope I will be allowed to do so in…"
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CC replied to Steph's discussion 'Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I took your advice and e-mailed my Animas rep to request a trial. Hope she lets me do so. Thanks"
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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March 1, 1992
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New Post

Posted on October 3, 2007 at 7:25am 0 Comments

There is a new post on my blog about insulin resistance and losing weight. Check it out if you'd like!

Empty Promises

Posted on September 26, 2007 at 8:57am 0 Comments

I have been full of empty promises - mostly to myself about posting more frequently and getting healthier! I have created a separate blog today called Is That a Beeper?

In that post I vow to post more frequently. Please feel free to check it out as I am determined to check in often.

Prior Authorization

Posted on July 30, 2007 at 11:51am 1 Comment

Like so many diabetics over the years, I am currently struggling with getting the amount of test strips I need approved by my insurance company. I know, this is an old issue to most of you, and everyone's had to go through it; but today, I learned a little bit about the process for getting my test strips approved, and I must vent about it before I throw my diabetes meter across the room.

In trying to lower my A1C (and being a little paranoid about lows), I've been testing, on average,…


Family Visit!

Posted on July 20, 2007 at 7:52am 0 Comments

My parents, grandparents, and younger brother are coming to visit me in Boston this weekend. I'm so excited to see them. I haven't seen any of them since getting engaged a few weeks ago, so we haven't had a chance to celebrate yet.

I have to admit that my family seems to have always been in a little bit of denial as far as my diabetes goes (the men in my family more than the women). I mean that in a good way though. They take care of me, and they are concerned about my health, but…


First Thought of Many

Posted on July 18, 2007 at 11:15am 2 Comments

This is my first official post, and I must say, I feel better about managing my diabetes already. I've often thought about starting a blog. I have a lot of thoughts about a lot of things, and I like the idea of being free to launch them out into the universe even if no one will read them.

Currently for me, diabetes-wise, I am working hard to get my A1C down to a less scary number. Right now, it's at an 8. Although I have been lucky enough to steer…


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At 4:10pm on December 17, 2011, Linda G said…

Hey Steph....just popping in to say hello and to see how you're doing :)

At 12:11pm on February 28, 2009, saundra barragan said…
Hi Steph,
Happy Birthday to you. I hope it is a great one for you
At 1:20pm on September 26, 2007, Stacey said…
Hey Steph, I just noticed your comments on my blog. Thanks for visiting : )

An update/follow up to that post...
I'm finally able to put the infusion set in my leg!! Wahoo!!

I thought it as an absorbtion issue but I was wrong!
Its an angle issue...
I was using Minimeds Silhouette, which goes in on a 45 degree angle, very I tried the Quicket, which goes on on a 90 degree angle, and I haven't had any issues since.

I do still have WAAAAAY to much tubing but hey, I'll deal with that so long as I can put the site in my thigh! : )
At 8:50pm on September 23, 2007, Nicole said…
Hey Steph - Glad you checked in at CG. How are things? Hope everything is well. ox, N
At 5:10pm on July 18, 2007, Manny Hernandez said…
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