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new Dexcom G4 receiver: buttons fell off! (see pics attached)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kate Jun 22, 2013. 8 Replies

The buttons fell off the front of my new Dexcom G4 receiver! Has this happened to anyone else? (see pics attached.) I got this new device in November last year, so it's only 4 1/2 months old ...Continue

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infusion site "fade": only two days?

Started this discussion. Last reply by tomg Feb 20, 2012. 4 Replies

Hi All! 'Been pumping since last November with Animas Ping. I use both the Inset30 (angled) and Inset (straight-in.) Those have Teflon flexible cannulas (not steel needle.) I use the shortest…Continue

good carry case for Animas Ping?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erin Huff Carper Oct 13, 2011. 3 Replies

Getting my Animas Ping soon and I'm looking for tips about the best carry case. Would like one for my belt at the office (or other suggestions?) and also is there something that works very well for…Continue

new pumper: Q's about style of inset to get ....

Started this discussion. Last reply by tomg Oct 1, 2011. 10 Replies

 Hi All - I will be a new pumper soon (Animas Ping) and I have to decide on my choice of inset for the 1st shipment.  Any feedback would be appreciated, such as ... Straight (90 deg) set or angled…Continue

 

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Kate replied to tomg's discussion 'new Dexcom G4 receiver: buttons fell off! (see pics attached)'
"Yep, mine fell off my lap and landed on the floor in similar pieces. Dexcom replaced it next day :)"
Jun 22, 2013
bort269 replied to tomg's discussion 'new Dexcom G4 receiver: buttons fell off! (see pics attached)'
Jun 22, 2013
Zoe and tomg are now friends
Mar 15, 2013
tomg replied to Zoe's discussion 'Contact Detach' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"here is some more data: http://infusion.marketport.dk/marketingZone/images/download/540_Starter-Kit_contact.pdf However, I personally prefer to do Step 7) prior to Step 4)"
Mar 15, 2013
Sue59 replied to tomg's discussion 'new Dexcom G4 receiver: buttons fell off! (see pics attached)'
"Thanks Laddie, I'll be ordering the G4 sensors soon, still have two Seven Plus sensors left. The G4 receiver fits nicely in my Spibelt, or I can also clip the case onto my Spibelt belt and put my pump in the pocket part. The more gadgets around…"
Mar 13, 2013
tomg replied to tomg's discussion 'new Dexcom G4 receiver: buttons fell off! (see pics attached)'
"Just an update: Dexcom customer service took one look at the pics and shipped a replacement to me via Fedex. Should be here tomorrow with a return kit for the old unit. Score one for Dexcom customer support ....."
Mar 12, 2013
Sarah replied to tomg's discussion 'new Dexcom G4 receiver: buttons fell off! (see pics attached)'
"oh my, did you get it wet or something? i'm not a huge fan of this receiver. it's OK, but i almost liked the 7+ better. I also find the download data very cumbersome and my sensors come off every time around day 3 but that's just my…"
Mar 12, 2013
Laddie replied to tomg's discussion 'new Dexcom G4 receiver: buttons fell off! (see pics attached)'
"Sue, Mine hasn't broken, but it's much more fragile than the 7+. Since others have had the rail of the sliding door break off, I am super careful every time I slide mine. I hate the case that came with it, so I usually use the Tallygear…"
Mar 12, 2013
Sue59 replied to tomg's discussion 'new Dexcom G4 receiver: buttons fell off! (see pics attached)'
"Oh no, I plan to start using mine next month, that is not encouraging! The Seven Plus receiver is a real workhorse, I hate to swap it out for something that will break."
Mar 12, 2013
Laddie replied to tomg's discussion 'new Dexcom G4 receiver: buttons fell off! (see pics attached)'
"If you go to the Dexcom Users Group in the group section of TuDiabetes, I think that you'll find someone else who had that problem. I remember reading the post and seeing the pictures. There is definitely a post about how poorly the receiver is…"
Mar 12, 2013
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new Dexcom G4 receiver: buttons fell off! (see pics attached)

The buttons fell off the front of my new Dexcom G4 receiver! Has this happened to anyone else? (see pics attached.) I got this new device in November last year, so it's only 4 1/2 months old ...See More
Mar 12, 2013
tomg replied to SiggyB's discussion 'Software Reporting Tool for the Ping or Animas in general' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Yeah I think EZmanager is not "easy" either. Besides the EZmanager, though, Ping comes bundled with Diasend, too. It is an on-line application and you use the dongle the same way, but the data goes to a centralized location for storage.…"
Apr 19, 2012
tomg replied to MyBustedPancreas's discussion 'What is Your Max Basal Rate?'
"I like that question! Because I was interested in asking it too ... I'm a real nerd about this (I'm an aerospace engineer) and I have a neat Graph of my basal rates (see attached at the link below): I have 4 profiles with multiple rates…"
Mar 30, 2012
tomg replied to MyBustedPancreas's discussion 'What is Your Max Basal Rate?'
"I like that question! Because I was interested in asking it too ... I'm a real nerd about this (I'm an aerospace engineer) and I have a neat Graph of my basal rates (see attached at the link below): I have 4 profiles with multiple rates…"
Mar 30, 2012
tomg replied to tomg's discussion 'infusion site "fade": only two days?'
"Thanks for the info, John - it helps to put my experience in perspective. I'm skeptical of the doc's advise re: antihistamine, too. Anyway, even though I couldn't rule out "heat damaged Apidra" as noted above I am confused…"
Feb 20, 2012
Alan replied to tomg's discussion 'infusion site "fade": only two days?'
"I meant to say 2 day cycle."
Feb 20, 2012

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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?
community resource info and support
Date diagnosed
September 10, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.4
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas ping (since Nov, 2011)

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At 4:32am on December 2, 2011, acidrock23 said…

Hmmm, tough question. I usually "cut" my basal on running days more than I push it up on non-running days. Over the summer, it occurred to me that if I were running 4 days/ week, it would make more sense to have a "running" rate and push it up not to run. I just sort of played it by ear and ate more too. Not always the awesome maneuver, or counterproductive in a way. If you are at 5.0 A1C (very good job!!, "normal"!) you may also be overbasaling a bit?

I had hit 5.0 over the summer but had one hypo (caused by my negligence in managing a "perfect storm", really busy string of days...) where the paramedics found a in irregular heartrate that they never figured out a "problem" but did a bunch of tests. The doc admitted it could just have been being whacked out on insulin causing the "misfire" but we'll never know for sure. I kind of backed off a bit, worked to mellow the control just a shade, like 80-90 instead of 70, A1C has drifted back up to 5.6 but it seems easy to run.

The other thing that happened for me over time is that while I used to turn the basal down to 7%-25% normal while running, after I was running 30-40 miles/ week for a lot of the summer (marathon training...), my basal "cut" went down and I ran the marathon at like 30-70% of the "normal" rate. I dont bother cutting for 3 mile runs at all, as it's only 25-30 minutes. I'd like to think that perhap this means I was "getting in shape" somehow from an endocrinological perspective but I dunno, I haven't really seen that reported anywhere. If you take lengthier than a couple of days off biking, you may not see that and may need to "cut" more aggressively, which can be ok too?

At 5:46pm on October 13, 2011, Ellfell said…
Thanks for the info Tom. I am interested to hear how it goes your first week on the pump.
At 4:45am on October 13, 2011, Ellfell said…
Hi Tom. I am currently investigating the pump and I am testing out the Minimed right now (with saline). Did you look at other pumps and then decided on the Ping? If so, what made you choose that one instead of another?
At 8:46pm on December 3, 2010, acidrock23 said…
Nice to meet you Tom. I use FB and all that but not really for *this*? I hung out on the ADA boards for a while but they changed their format and don't seem to have as much traffic? I am still figuring this out a bit though...
At 3:52am on December 3, 2010, girlygirl said…
Glad to have you here it is a very informative community! I've learned a lot and I've only been here a few months myself.
At 9:08am on November 20, 2010, Doris D said…
PLEASE ENJOY IT HERE WITH US!!! Your welcome! I think that we need to help each other out here. Noone can know what we're going through or our thoughts but another diabetic. ENJOY! and I'll see you around!!
At 11:19am on November 19, 2010, Marie B said…
hi tom, welcome! nice a1c!
At 10:42am on November 19, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD WIDE LOVING, CARING, GIVING & UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know more "About Us": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
Also please put a pic up so we can tell u from others on our Forum
At 3:02am on November 19, 2010, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups on the site. It is a great way to get to know the community.
 
 
 

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