I am a Type 1 Diabetic Warrior

Conquering life living with Type 1 Diabetes

Sunday, October 6, 2019

I restarted my Dexcom G6 sensor with an 81XXX transmitter!

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I finally got my first 81XXX Dexcom G6  transmitter and today was my first sensor restart attempt with it. I keep reading about everyone failures and attempts to get it to restart as apparently Dexcom is on to us and is trying desperately to stop us from restarting.  I hear the 8GXXX transmitters are even harder to restart sensors.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Tandem updated the tclip finally!!!

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I finally had to order a new tclip for my x2 pump because it fell and broke.  I called tandem and I ordered a new one and grudgingly paid shipping.  It took much longer than I expected to get to my house but it arrived today.  Much to my surprise they updated it! Finally!

They made the top button easier to push and put a rubber gripper on the metal clip part so it stays on better. 

Here are some pics. The blue clip is the old style/was my backup.

The old style top button






The new style top button

Monday, August 5, 2019

No low blood sugar

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So I usually hand wash my vehicle in the Summer since its nice outside and we live in the country.  Today I decided since it was going to be really hot that it would be a good day to wash and maybe buff out some scratches on my Jeep with compound (former car detailer of 5 years here).

Restart your G6 sensor with an android phone and X2 pump

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This is how I successfully restart my g6 sensors with my ANDROID PHONE and X2 INSULIN PUMP.  I cannot tell you how to do it with an iphone or with just the insulin pump or with just a phone. Do this BEFORE your sensor session runs out, do it as many days or hours in advance as it works for you just do it with at least 6 hours left. I have not gotten any of the newer transmitters so when I get one I will let you know how it goes. I am still on an 80XXXX transmitter.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Snickerdoodle Protein Bites

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Snickerdoodle Protein Bites

Chocolate Protein Bites

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Chocolate Protein Bites

I did not fall off the face of the earth I promise!!

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Woah, sorry for the super long blogging hiatus!! It has been a busy busy year so far.

I am back on almost 100% low carb high protein and weight lifting.  My husband has joined me in the low carb life and is also seeing great results! I have dropped a few pounds but most importantly I have gained muscle and am slowly losing body fat.  My belly and back likes to hang onto fat for dear life.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

I had to ditch xdrip+ and go back to Dexcom app

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Well I love xdrip+, its predictions, ability to enter carbs, insulin doses and all the bells and whistles.  My Samsung Galaxy S8 phone, however, hates xdrip+ and refused to play well with the app.  It kept losing signal and refusing to re-pair without much work and frustration from me and a lot of swearing at my phone. Most of the signal loss issues were happening at night and so then my followers were in the dark.  I had to shut my missed signal alarm off because it was going off too much and making me craaaazy.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Insulin quality control sucks!

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For the first time ever since my t1d diagnosis in 2000 I had a bottle of insulin lose potency.

All damn day yesterday I battled my blood sugar. I took corrections via pump, a syringe and insulin bottle. I could keep it hovering around 300 but not get it any lower.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

12 hour battle to get a newly inserted sensor that failed to work!

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I've had a 12 hour battle with my new dexcom sensor, first it said I was 53 for hours, (at 10pm) then I calibrated because it almost tipped the insanity scale.  It kept asking for a calibration every 15 fricken minutes and then it FAILED, of course!  Ahhhh!