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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dexcom has submitted to FDA for G6!!

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FINALLY @Dexcom is going to have predictive alerts!! Xdrip+ has had them for a while, so Im glad theyre finally catching up!
https://diatribe.org/dexcom-submits-g6-sensor-fda

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

My t:slim X2 review after wearing it for a month now and why I still choose Dexcom

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My pump warranty went out and so I began the battle with insurance to get a new insulin pump.  The insurance approval mumbo jumbo took a month once again, but Tandem, being the awesome company they are offered me a loaner if mine decided to croak in the mean time.  I did not have any issues while waiting thankfully. 

So I got my X2 and of course I started it up right away and had the tedious job of transferring all my settings over to the new pump.  I am a woman so I have the joy of needing different profiles for different times of the month.  Men be very thankful your hormones don't shift around during the month.

I got it up and running and it kept losing the Dexcom signal.  I asked questions in the Tandem Facebook group and tried a few suggestions like, make sure the screen is face out, put it on the same side of your body as the sensor.  Nothing worked.  I finally called Tandem.

The power of prayer is amazing but it will not cure those of us with Type 1 Diabetes.

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  My friend Sarah posted this today and it struck a nerve with me because I too have heard and been told this.  People have actually let their child die by stopping insulin.  Type 1 Diabetes so far as I know has never been cured by prayer.  Her post said exactly what people need to hear. 


Sarah writes:

I just have to mention something that has already been said to me 2x this month. Something that is said to T1 diabetics and parents of T1 diabetics all the time.

God can heal you! You should be healed or other stuff like this.

I went to a Christian school in High School and to a Christian University. I have many friends still in these circles and it is important to get this message out.

STOP IT!

How in the world do you think this is helping us with a Chronic condition in any way?  If anything these pressures and scriptures are dangerous to those who have tried.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Today is World Diabetes Day

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Today is World Diabetes Day. A day to help spread awareness of Diabetes. A day to spread awareness of how unaffordable this disease is to live with in many countries. Here in the USA many people go days with no insulin because of the cost and have no affordable health insurance. Diabetes of both kinds does not care how healthy you, how much you work out, how much you do not deserve the diagnosis. I did not do ANYTHING to obtain type 1 Diabetes and many with type 2 also did not do ANYTHING to obtain their diagnosis.  Both types are forced to be the subject to many hurtful jokes and a whole lot of incorrect knowledge of their disease even by medical professionals.  Both types are like hidden diseases because you "look healthy" but inside we fight every single moment of every single day. Trying to be a pancreas is nearly impossible and it is incredibly exhausting and unless you have it its impossible to understand.  What we deserve and want is better understanding and compassion for what we deal with every day and for no more mean "DIABEETUS" jokes and memes.  We have feelings and we  hate this disease and we know what our future complications may be.  Please spare us the story of your relative who went blind/kidney failure/lost a leg/went into a coma.  We get it, we got it, we understand the hand we were delt.  We are worthy of affordable health care and we as a group deserve affordable insulin.  Next time you hear someone making fun of Diabetes, do me a favor and tell them its not funny as is any lifelong disease.  We need to stop the Diabetes stigma and turn it into better understanding and compassion.

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