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Pump cases

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Apr 3, 2011. 1 Reply

Interested in the types of pump cases others use for exercising. I will be starting on the pump soon and need something to use for when I'm mountain biking that can go under a jersey and provide a…Continue


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t.clayton replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Fasting blood labs and passing out?'
"The only time I ever have issues with blood draws is when they miss the initial poke then try moving the needle around for a while trying to hit it. Seems like what you described."
Aug 3, 2013
t.clayton replied to Terry's discussion 'What are your 7, 14, and 30 day meter averages? Keeping it real.'
"I haven't done a download in a long time so I don't have an idea of what it might be."
Jun 22, 2013
t.clayton replied to Terry's discussion 'What are your 7, 14, and 30 day meter averages? Keeping it real.'
"7-114 14-110 30-110 60-108 90-111"
Jun 22, 2013
t.clayton replied to Sportster's discussion 'New medical ID'
"Bracelet, I use a leather band one with a medical metal plate from StickyJ."
Jun 20, 2013
t.clayton replied to Adrienne Berry's discussion 'Over insulinization in a T1D'
"I'm not a kid, diagnosed 2 months before turning 30. From my personal experience I would say I'm not a textbook diabetic, my basal is maybe 25% of my TDD on a low carb day, if I went to a CDE that suggested I go 50/50 or based calculations…"
Jun 19, 2013
t.clayton replied to Kevin Taylor's discussion 'Cycling with bouncing blood sugars'
"I haven't ridden much this year but I would generally eat a cliff bar with no bolus if I knew I was riding for an hour or more on my way to the ride location and reduce my basal by 50% once I arrived for the ride duration + an additional 30…"
Jun 7, 2013
t.clayton replied to Jaime's discussion 'Medical Alert Bracelets: Do you wear one?'
"Old thread but I'll add mine. I use a leather band with medical medal plate from StickyJ and register to Icedot service and have the info engraved on the clasp portion of my bracelet. Text the code to the number listed and get all the details…"
May 2, 2013
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Apr 17, 2013
t.clayton replied to Lobster's discussion 'How many sites do you use?'
"Front inserted to front, back inserted to back on both right and left side of each side and the outer and inner part of upper buttock area, only areas with enough space to insert use angled insets to keeps sites 2-3 inches apart, for a total of 8.…"
Apr 8, 2013
t.clayton replied to casey300's discussion 'Athletes in need of help'
"I was going to suggest looking at Triabetes but it appears they are through the link provided by acidrock. There is also Team Type 1 & 2, but some of the higher level members of the cycling team are not diabetics."
Feb 13, 2013
t.clayton replied to LiL MaMa's discussion 'How many units of basal insulin do you take per day?'
"I also started on oral medications, diagnosed 3 1/2 years ago, shots was 6u, pump is around 5.1u per day with all the different rates."
Feb 12, 2013
t.clayton replied to awg0681's discussion '"Artificial Pancreas" article'
" Some additional information on same study it appears. Got linked to the first one by a friend today and found the additional…"
Feb 1, 2013
t.clayton replied to jrtpup's discussion 'The D food graveyard - what's in yours?'
"Pretty much just cereal and toasted bread, like toast, waffles, garlic bread, the spikes are too crazy no matter what I tried. Generally avoid ice cream as well unless it's novelties, have a hard time getting portion sizes correct. A lot of the…"
Jan 29, 2013
tom b replied to t.clayton's discussion 'Belt recommendations for carrying insulin pump.' in the group Cycling Diabetics
"I've been T1 since 1942 and pumping since 1995. I have had 4 different pumps, and I have worn each of them clipped to the waist band of my bike shorts, with 100 mm tubing tucked inside the shorts. I have never felt the need to have a belt for…"
Jan 28, 2013
t.clayton replied to Dianne's discussion 'New Type 1 (LADA)'
"I was two months before my 30th birthday on diagnosis, 499 b.s. 13.9 A1C, was LADA as well. I was about 12-15 lbs below my normail weight since high school, around 123 lbs as opposed to 135-140 lbs. I didn't start insulin right away as I went…"
Dec 28, 2012
t.clayton replied to Gerhart Friedel's discussion 'Insurance Problem with Pump Supplies'
"I don't have BCBS but I live in Michigan and get my supplies through Airway Oxygen, could see if they accept it. 616-247-1312 is the number I use to order my supplies."
Dec 26, 2012

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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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Date diagnosed
July 27, 2009
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6.0 4/5/13
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At 11:41am on April 17, 2011, Dee Meloche said…
You will love the pump once you start on it.It offers a less stringent regime.You can get away with the odd piece of pie or birthday cake as long as you bolus for the correct carbs.What I was really wondering is if I am working 7 days a week when would I be able to do basal testing?
At 1:03pm on September 2, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes T.Clayton!
At 9:49am on August 5, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 3:21pm on August 4, 2010, Linda G said…
It's only been a year since your dx's it all going?

Welcome to the porch T. Clayton....
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 are a few useful links to get you on your way:
and I also wanted to invite you to enter your A1c through the TuAnalyze application:
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Take care....and keep in touch!



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