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Friday, November 21, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
So Im changing my infusion set this morning and my Dexcom sensor expired 2 hours ago so I restarted it. No big deal right? Yeah I yank my set and there is a spec of puss in it. Not so great but its not like thats never happened. Put a new set in get it all hooked up and Dex is ready to calibrate. Ok great! Not great. My blood sugar is 500 and I had no clue besides my stomach feels kinda crappy. This is why my Dexcom is so so very important. I had no idea I was 500! I mean come on holy crap 500!!!!! Freakn wnderful. So I just took a giant correction and now I cant calibrate Dex until Im under 400 since you cant enter a number over 400. Great way to start the day. Now I feel like barfing and I have to drink a ton of water.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Last day to take the BIG BLUE TEST and trigger a donation to help others in need to get their diabetes supplies!
TODAY is the last day to take the Big Blue Test! Every time you do anything to move around and you have Diabetes or not, log on enter your info and hit submit!
Go here: http://bigbluetest.org/take-the-big-blue-test/
Each Big Blue Test entry you log between October20th and November 19th triggers a donation on your behalf to nonprofit groups that are providing life-saving supplies, services and education to people with diabetes in need. Taking the Big Blue Test is easy.
The current count is:
27679 and they need to get to 35000!!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
This, right here is what I do every time. This is not my video, I am sharing it from youtube.
So the owner of PortaPocket sent me some of her products to try. I got the small and medium sized pockets and 12 and 18 inch bands.
Call me weird but it works and after about 3 days you dont notice it at all anymore. Plus when I use my ankles you would have no idea I had a pump on me.
<<===This is the small pocket on a 12" band held on with velcro. The velcro makes it easy to unattach from your leg. It holds my t:slim pump very well!
Laurie Schwartz is a mother of a type 1 Diabetic son and on day one of using the CGM in the cloud set up believes it saved her son from a very close call.
Friday, November 14, 2014
INFUSION SET SAFETY NOTIFICATION Select Lots of Unomedical Infusion Sets Comfort™, Comfort™ Short and Contact™ Detach
INFUSION SET SAFETY NOTIFICATION
Select Lots of Unomedical Infusion Sets
Comfort™, Comfort™ Short and Contact™ Detach
November 13, 2014
Unomedical, a manufacturer of infusion sets used by a number of insulin pump companies, has recently contacted us about a potential safety issue regarding their Comfort™, Comfort™ Short and Contact™ Detach infusion sets.
Unomedical states that there have been reports of the tubing becoming detached at the connect/disconnect location on these infusion sets (images below). While we are told the number of these reports remains low, we wanted to make our trainers aware of the potential issue and that we have notified all our affected customers.
I got this in my email the other day and wanted to be sure to share it! Go to CVS, Kroger, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Target or Walmart to get this discount!
Click here to go to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Donation Page
Monday, November 10, 2014
Involves models MMT-368, MMT-368T, MMT-371, MMT-371T, MMT-373, MMT-373T, MMT-377, MMT-377T, MMT-378, MMT-378T, MMT-381, MMT-381T, MMT-382, MMT-382T, MMT-383,MMT-383T, MMT-384 and MMT-384T, MMT-862, MMT-862T, MMT-863, MMT-864, MMT-864T, MMT-865, MMT-866, MMT-866T, MMT-873, MMT-874, MMT-874T, MMT-875, MMT-876, MMT-876T, MMT-883, MMT-884, MMT-885, MMT-886, and MMT-886T infusion sets.
The article can be read here: http://diabetes247.org/2014/11/10/medtronic-safety-issue/
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Want the chance to win a FREE Fitbit or Jawbone fitness tracker? Well you're in luck, because diaTribe® Gets Fit by giving away ten fitness trackers!
Go to: diatribe.org/r/255a6465
"New Dexcom software achieves critical milestone in measured accuracy for continuous glucose monitoring
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dexcom, Inc., (NASDAQ:DXCM), a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new software for the Dexcom G4® PLATINUM CGM. The new Software 505 features the same advanced algorithm as used in artificial pancreas research around the world. The software will impact the performance of the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM, already considered the most accurate CGM system on the market today. The software will be made available free of charge to adult patients using the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM."
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
This is why you should take the Big Blue Test
If you have Diabetes or you know someone who does you have to, yes HAVE to take the Big Blue Test. This is all it takes to do:
Join the movement by taking the Big Blue Test right now. Each Big Blue Test entry you log between October 20th and November 19th triggers a $1 donation on your behalf to nonprofit groups that are providing life-saving supplies, services and education to people with diabetes in need. Taking the Big Blue Test is easy.
1. Test your blood glucose. If you do not have diabetes, you can skip this step.
2. Get active. For 14 to 20 minutes, get up and get moving. You can , walk, run, clean the house, swim, tap dance…whatever!
3. Test again. On average, Big Blue Testers seen their blood glucose level drop 20% after 14-20 minutes of exercise.
4. Share your results. Answer the questions in the right column of this page. And don’t forget to talk about your experience on social media.
Now go here: http://bigbluetest.org/