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Terry replied to Steph's discussion 'Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Sometimes I think we give our endos way more credit than they're due. I see by your profile that you've been a this game for more than 32 years. How do you think your experience with day to day management of BGs compares with your endo? I…"
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shelby76 replied to Steph's discussion 'Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Goodness!! Sorry to hear about your eye...I hope it gets cleared up and you are doing okay now. Your explanation makes a lot of sense. I hope you are able to get it figured out and get the best pump for you! I do love the ease of use of Medtronic…"
4 hours ago
CC replied to Steph's discussion 'Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I'm sorry to have written the post and then not reply to your inquiries and good points. However, I had a medical emergency with retinopathy (lots of blood in the right eye) and went to the retina specialist after posting. I am only able to…"
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eddieg replied to Steph's discussion 'Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I got the insulte omnipod and paired it with the dextronic. This has proven to be a great set up as I have the meter and tr5ansmitter in one. I do have to carry the dextronic receiver which means two devices in my pocket. But since I don't have…"
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Susan Van Abs replied to Steph's discussion 'Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I am glad that Animas let you return the VIBE. I cancelled my VIBE because - well - it is almost February and had not heard anything from Animas. I called at the beginning of December...."
9 hours ago
Steph replied to Steph's discussion 'Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"The fact that the endo won't sign the paperwork is strange to me too. I go to the Joslin Clinic and thought I heard my endo once say that she wasn't allowed to "recommend" one pump over another, she could only offer a comparison…"
10 hours ago
irrational John replied to Steph's discussion 'Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"You appear to view pumps as "generic". That it is only "frills" which differentiate one pump from one another.Clearly this endo does not feel that way. And they are the ones with the control because they are the ones that write…"
10 hours ago
shelby76 replied to Steph's discussion 'Animas Vibe - Missed the mark?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"not my point---why would her endo be invested in what kind of pump she got? the endo doesn't have to live with it, why is it her decision? If she wants the vibe, the endo should sign off on it. I understand the prescription protocol, I…"
18 hours ago

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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
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Date diagnosed
March 1, 1992
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Pump, CGM
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Steph's Blog

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…
Welcome aboard, Steph!!! I am happy to see you here.

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