Conquering life living with Type 1 Diabetes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Does anyone have a working Dexcom transmitter theyd be willing to part with?

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Anyone have a working Dexcom transmitter that they have replaced and would be willing to mail to a mom of a two year old boy that has lost his transmitter and has 6 weeks left to go to get a new one via health insurance?  Dexcom told her $250 to replace it but they don't have the funds at this time.  If you have one you would be willing to send please leave me a comment, or send me a message via my blog or contact me on facebook.  Thanks!

A fellow Diabetic, Jill, needs our help!

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Help for Jill | Medical Expenses -

Raising money for Jill Treadway's medical expenses associated with Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). Insurance has denied IVIG treatments & it will be out of pocket.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dexcom and tough pads

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Ok so one of my really awesome friends gave me a tough pad to try on my arm for my Dexcom. It was working great but now it is falling off on day 4. I cannot use skin tac wipes to help adhesion (allergic) but was a loyal opsite flexifix user for 3 years but wanted to give these tough pads a try since the opsite tape make me too self conscious when wearing it on my arm with short or no sleeve shirts. Are there any tips to keeping the tough pad on for those of you who use them without any additional products? One edge is peeling up and I can see under it, my arm hair is all that is keeping that side stuck on. It also failed this morning but I restarted it and its working good, but falling off. Its expired so Dexcom will not replace it, I didnt even bother calling to ask. I am guessing that this product just doesnt work with my skin type and I just have to go back to opsite 100% of the time. The sensor itself will not stay on me at all so maybe next I will try opsite flexifix down on my skin first and then the dexcom sensor and see if it will stay on that way. I have yet to try that method.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tandem Diabetes you rock!

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So a few days or weeks or whatever ago, I posted about my t:slim pump and my inability to get my reservoir to go past 3 days.  Someone from Tandem must have seen my post, they called me!  THEY CALLED ME! Oh my gosh, so I explained my situation and they of course told me it why I shouldn't go past 3 days, which I knew, but unfortunately that doesn't help me pay for the supplies.  I am also considering switching to Novolog.  I think I have one bottle of Humalog left.  I suppose I should call my Endo to get the RX called into the pharmacy.  Yeah that would be smart if I had a second of brain power to remember that. 

ANYWAY, Tandem Diabetes is sending me a box of reservoirs to help me out!? Yeah you read that right, they are sending me a box, FREE, because I am too cheap/have too many expenses with Diabetes to afford or want to order more supplies.  Bravo to Tandem for helping me out, I really appreciate it and am really shocked they are going to send me a box free. FREE!  Who does that?  Tandem Diabetes Care does!