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xirian replied to Jake's discussion 'Mac downloads and why you dont see it for Diabetes devices' in the group Dexcom Users
"Theres no way to get it to work in a virtual machine, you have to use bootcamp. I recall a setting in parallels that let you use the same install in boot camp as a virtual machine, but I'm not sure if you can port a current virtual machine to…"
Dec 16, 2012
xirian replied to Leotha Fleming III's discussion 'Surgery While Pumping'
"I've had multiple surgeries on the pump. My first one, a spinal fusion that took over 8 hours when I was on a medtronic pump they had me remove it and managed me with injections until i was able to move enough a few days later to put my pump…"
Oct 17, 2012
xirian replied to Callahan357's discussion 'Body Placement of the dexcom?' in the group Dexcom Users
"The only place mine works for me is my upper arm. I insert it vertically. Its a bit awkward and I have to have someone help me to put it in though."
Oct 1, 2012
xirian replied to Aysia's discussion 'Dexcom Data Manager 3 Software & Mac' in the group Dexcom Users
"Diasend and omnipod* ugh. The mobile site is a bit annoying."
Sep 28, 2012
xirian replied to Aysia's discussion 'Dexcom Data Manager 3 Software & Mac' in the group Dexcom Users
"Unknown diabetic: did diadems actually work for you with the monopod? I got it to download the dexcom but not the omnipod when I tried about a month ago. Was a bit sad because the only thing I hate about then is the separate data. It's not easy…"
Sep 28, 2012
xirian replied to Aysia's discussion 'Dexcom Data Manager 3 Software & Mac' in the group Dexcom Users
"You'll have to dual boot using boot camp. The dexcom will with in a virtual machine in parallels or vmware fusion, but the omnipod won't show up at all for some reason unless you boot directly into windows."
Sep 28, 2012
xirian replied to JohnK's discussion 'New Smaller Omnipod Wanted!'
"I don't know about getting ahold of the smaller one, but I have a question since you said its coming off when you exercise. Are you putting anything on your skin before putting on the omnipod? If not, try skintac. I use it and it usually takes…"
Aug 4, 2012
xirian replied to carlyn's discussion 'NEED ADVICE: New to Pods and don't think my absorbtion is what it should be.. But wait, there's more!'
"I have issues like this lately too. It seems like the insulin pools somewhere. I could dose, correct, etc for hours and then 10 hours later even if ive recently ate a lot of carbs my blood sugar randomly drops to 32. I thought it was because I was…"
Jul 31, 2012
xirian replied to Korrie's discussion 'Do you think the heat in summer affects your sensor life?' in the group Dexcom Users
"when you remove the sensor does it come off easily? Maybe the adhesive around the sensor is letting up and the sensor is coming out slightly because of the heat / sweat."
Jul 2, 2012
xirian replied to KML's discussion 'Tape' in the group Dexcom Users
"I clean the area with antibacterial soap, then put on skintac, leaving a circular area a little bigger than the part of the sensor not covered in tape. Let it sit for 5 mins then I slap it on carefully and then tape over it. The skintac helps hold…"
Jun 27, 2012
xirian replied to kphil06's discussion 'Frustrated with Dexcom software!'
"Have you tried rebooting the netbook? If that doesn't work, maybe try reinstalling in case the driver didn't instal.. I didn't have to enter any code afaik, I just plugged it in and set who it was when it first synced. As for the mac…"
Jun 23, 2012
xirian replied to veterandiabetic's discussion 'Uh friend lost their transmitter' in the group Dexcom Users
"I had to order a replacement a few months ago. If its still in warranty and the first time they lost it, its $199 as a one time offer."
Jan 25, 2012
xirian replied to Stout's discussion 'Pump in aquatic environments'
"Lately even with skin tac my I'm iPod had cone off from sweating. I figured out a solution - don't use body wash or moisturizing soap when you shower before a change, use antibacterial bar soap on a wash cloth and scrub a few times before…"
May 31, 2011
xirian replied to LaGuitariste's discussion 'Weight Loss Surgery: What would YOU do?'
"I am a type 1 who had a gastic bypass in december. I consider it the best thing I ever did. My insulin use, while obviously not gone because I'm type 1, has QUARTERED. My back pain from a previous surgery is still there but is infrequent,…"
May 30, 2011
xirian replied to Jaclyn's discussion 'Symlin - highs 2 hours later'
"Take an extended bolus and set it for 2 hours. "
May 12, 2011
xirian replied to AJ's discussion 'Design the Ideal Pump!'
"support for both iOS (iphone/Ipod touch) AND android on the same unit to control the pump wirelessly as if it were the omnipod controller AND cgms support. I carry my phone everywhere but theres only so many places I can put the pump and cgms…"
May 9, 2011

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At 7:25pm on March 17, 2011, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 5:34pm on March 17, 2011, Jesus Ingles said…
Welcome to our wonderful cyber home away from home. Hope you stay awhile, if you have any questions or just need some support, please feel free to reach out to any of us since we’re all here for each other. Look around and join any discussions that might be of interest.
At 4:14pm on March 17, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 10:51am on March 17, 2011, Linda G said…
At 8:06am on March 17, 2011, Marie B said…
hello there and welcome! let me know if you have any questions about our community.
At 7:34am on March 17, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home xirian.....
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 is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!



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