One of the hardest diabetes related things I've ever had to do is break up with my insulin pump company. In case you've missed it, I've been rocking the brand new Medtronic 530g system for exactly 30 days. Unfortunately, the new Enlite sensors aren't working for me especially since I've already experienced the amazing accuracy of the Dexcom G4 sensors.
The brief recap: Continue
Ease of sensor…
Added by something_exotic on November 21, 2013 at 10:16pm —
Yeah! Santa Clauss is two month early this year! I just received my medtronic CGM transmitter with 2 boxes of Enlite sensors. I'm trying this for the first time today. It seems to be awesome! Maybe I'll post some questions later to experienced users of this system. I hope this will help me to find and fix some basal issues!
Added by Mario on October 30, 2013 at 8:41am —
Here's my post from Saturday morning, I thought I would share it with y'all..
I know I don’t normally post on a Saturday, but this is a special occasion. Continue
I had my 1st “long run” scheduled for this morning.
My diabetes tried…
Added by LearningPatience on May 21, 2013 at 11:34am —
So I'm sick of Canada only approving the Medtronic sensor and leaving all us other non-Medtronic folk out in the cold! Where is the love Health Canada?!
I started a petition to let Health Canada know that as Canadians we want more choices when it comes to CGM. As it stands now we only have one (that's right ONE) approved CGM for sale. That means that those of us using any other pump company DO NOT have access to CGM. CGM has been proven to reduce morbidity and mortality… Continue
Added by Natalia S. on March 27, 2013 at 4:49pm —
Didn't feel like adding all the pictures back in, so check it out over at blogspot with all the photos included:
Added by Doodle on June 21, 2012 at 7:25am —
On our recent blog post sharing data from the hypoglycemia survey, we noticed a number of comments about problems with continuous glucose monitors and… Continue
Added by TuAnalyze Team on January 24, 2012 at 8:00am —
I get crazed sometimes. Hard to believe, I know. But every so often I get into a tizzy and run around herding children this way and that, and... things go missing. Important things. Like, Eric's diabetes bag. Lemme tell y'all about the most recent dance: the Missing Meter Mambo.
Last night was jukado night, which usually goes like this: Continue
1. Children are brought home by Dad.
2. Nate runs into the bathroom to change into his uniform while
3. I gather up Eric's bag &…
Added by Elizabeth on January 10, 2012 at 8:00am —
Those of us in the Diabetes Community are quite well aware that November is Diabetes Awareness Month. For years, I have found something new and unique to do each year. I have sent out general information letters to everyone I could think of, I created a book of the faces of diabetes with real people and their real stories, I have gotten a tattoo, and much more. This year I decided that November was the perfect time to get back to a focus that is very dear to my heart--advocating for… Continue
Added by Barb Wagstaff on November 15, 2011 at 2:57pm —
Last week we launched two new surveys in TuAnalyze, on insulin delivery systems and blood glucose monitors. A big thank you to everyone who has taken these surveys—so far each has been completed over 200 times! Continue
The purpose of these surveys, which were developed in…
Added by TuAnalyze Team on November 1, 2011 at 8:00am —
Today the TuAnalyze team launched two new surveys to learn about your device use experiences, problems and malfunctions. These surveys respond to a compelling need to create direct channels of communication between consumers—who individually and collectively have insight into… Continue
Added by TuAnalyze Team on October 27, 2011 at 12:07pm —
I recently learned of a new noninvasive Continuous Glucose Monitor that is supposedly pain-free. It is made by C8 MediSensors and it should be approved by the FDA for sale in the US sometime in 2012. See pics and watch the video I found. It works with your smartphone. Continue Reading
Added by MevsDiabetes on October 8, 2011 at 9:22am —
Fall is in the air, and here in Canada this means a large number of provinces are heading to the polls to elect new leaders. My province is no different. In October we will look towards a new government to steer us forward over the next four years.
I am not that psyched up about this election. I am quite sure that the governing party will again win a majority. Nothing much will change. Nonetheless, I was thinking about the issue that many people living with diabetes will bring to… Continue
Added by Barb Wagstaff on September 19, 2011 at 12:07pm —
So there was some SERIOUS weirdness going on with the BG readings tonight.
5:15 PM, I did a quick check of the CGM and was surprised to see it showing readings in the mid-200s. Eric hadn't eaten since lunch and I was anticipating a low, not a high. Took his BG and found it at 288. On a hunch, took a blood ketone reading and found it at 0.3 -- not worrisome, but I was expecting a flat-out 0.0, and in tandem with the high BG it made me suspect a failed site. Looked at the site and,… Continue
Added by Elizabeth on September 10, 2011 at 8:00pm —
My Dexcom 7 CGM and I have had nine days and nights together and we've parted ways. And, as if it knew I was not happy with it, it gave me one last kick in the teeth coughing up its last numbers.
I met a friend today for brunch in Manhattan. I walked from my apartment in Brooklyn over the Brooklyn bridge and then took a subway to the cute little Italian bistro where we were meeting. The walk took about 90 minutes.
After being seated and looking at the restaurant menu I… Continue
Added by Riva Greenberg on July 31, 2011 at 4:30pm —
I put on a Dexcom 7 CGM almost a week ago. It's the first time I've worn a CGM. I've toyed with the idea for a year. I don't wear an insulin pump - never have - but I thought a CGM could be a real help. I don't wear a pump because I'm very disciplined, and with frequent testing and injections my A1c stays in the high 5s. Of course that also means I have my fair share of lows: that's where the CGM comes in. All I want it to do (am still wearing it, till the sensor stops) was catch the lows… Continue
Added by Riva Greenberg on July 28, 2011 at 4:49am —
My current control (for the past 3 months) over diabetes is the best I've seen since diagnosis. As a comparison, my A1c 7 months ago was 8% (recommended for type I is < 7.5%) and 3 weeks ago it was 6.6%.
Obviously everything is connected to everything, but there are still some major parameters affected in this equation. For… Continue
Added by thracion on July 8, 2011 at 12:30am —
I occasionally suffer from tinnitus -- not uncommon in a woman of my age. But lately, the ringing in my ears is a different kind. I've apparently become attuned to the sound of Eric's CGM, such that I can hear the dang thing even when I'm several rooms away, or when he's on the other side of our farm (a distance of almost 2 acres!) And I kid you not, when I get an episode of tinnitus that is in the same frequency as the CGM alarm... I'm sure it's pretty comical, because even when Eric is not in… Continue
Added by Elizabeth on June 18, 2011 at 6:14pm —
Sitting here checking out other people's blog posts on TuDiabetes, when I heard the distant, but unmistakable, sound of Eric's CGM alert. So off I went, faster than a speeding bullet, to find that his CGM was signaling a low. Not a drastic one, mind you -- CGM was recording 89, and his BG had been running at least 10 points higher than the CGM most of the day. He'd been at 126 on the meter (113 on the CGM) at bedtime so I was a little surprised by this -- standard for 2 hours post bedtime is an… Continue
Added by Elizabeth on June 5, 2011 at 7:32pm —
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To start off this was completely expected. My insurance denied coverage for a...
Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on June 5, 2011 at 5:00am —
First off, thanks everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday last month!!
Well, I finally found a new Endo, one that I like a LOT .... (if anyone needs a recommendation in Morristown, NJ, just ask!). I also just got my new Medtronic Revel pump and CGM. Still getting the hang of the insertion process with the CGM, and the timing of replacing that with replacing my regular infusion set. Generally I have one on the left side of my abdomen and the other on the right, so I need to make sure… Continue
Added by Scott E on April 22, 2011 at 7:28pm —