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WELCOME to our forum! We are happy to have you here and would like to get to know you better!

If you’re new to the community, please introduce yourself!


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Hi — I’m Kate and was originally diagnosed in 2010 with Type 2 diabetes or actually more Pre-diabetes and obesity — more than 40 lbs over weight. I got on Metformin and Victoza and managed to lose 50 lbs through diet and these meds. About 2014, I decided to stop Victoza and gained back about 25 lbs. I dropped that weight again another two years later by getting into an exercise program and doing clean eating. I then dropped out of the exercise program about 1 year an a half later because the gym was very expensive. I gained back about 15 lbs and my blood sugar management was out of control. My A1C was not horrible — 6.5 but my moods were not manageable. I love chocolate:(((. Sugar is my downfall and laziness tho I’m a really busy piano teacher and mom to two fabulous but chronically ill kiddos (who r not so young anymore (17 & 19). Writing this makes me realize how up and down I’ve been for too many years. So went back to a good endocrinologist to get help and we tried Ozempic but the higher dosage flattened my mood and I felt horrible on it. So back to Victoza I went — thinking this was successful before why not go back to it. The first dosage was fine .6 but then 1.2 started to affect my mood badly again w/i two weeks:((. My numbers were so good on this dosage but I can’t deal w the flat and down moods. I wish we could find a med that my brain will be happy with. I’m so happy to find this community tho!! Thanks☺️☺️


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Hello everyone. I have had diabetes for about 28 years and it has progressed over that time. I recently got a CGM g5 three months ago and now I am ready to change my transmitter. I am trying to keep up as new devices and developments come along. I hope that this site and all the good people here will be an asset to me and me to you all in this journey through life dealing with this disease.

I am 67 years old and it seems to be harder and harder each week to keep the blood sugars in control. I also am on an insulin pump.


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Hi everyone! Found this forum while Googling dexcom G6 false lows. My son was diagnosed with T1D at the end of May (age 3). I’m sure you all can understand how it’s turned our lives upside down. We are using the dexcom G6 and put in an order today for Omnipod. Excited to connect with other T1D parents and just to keep learning!


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This sounds familiar! My son was three at diagnosis, started pumping OmniPod about three months later and dexcom seven plus a few years later - it wasn’t easily approved back then. Caleb is now 15. Welcome to TuD!


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Hi all! Brand new Type 1 here! Diagnosed 8/3/18 when I went into the ER for (what I thought) an allergy attack, that turned out to be DKA. After spending a few days in the ICU, it was a sure thing, Type 1. Just started using an Omnipod last week and LOVE IT. Still have so many questions and always looking for fellow diabetics to talk with!


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welcome @reillykay! nice to have you join the community. you can click on the “hamburger” in the upper right corner (it looks like 3 bars) and browse the categories. Let us know if you’re looking for anything specific. lots of podders here.


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thanks Lorraine


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Hello, I’m Bill. I’ve had TID for 34 years. I just started using all this fancy technology to manage. I’ve been using the Libre since mid July this year - denied for Dexcom “member will not see benefit from using…” My last A1c was 5.8.
2nd level appeal in process. Last week I received and started using a Tandem X:slim pump. Still feel like I’m forgetting to do something everyday. After 34 years of MDI, this pump is taking some getting used to.
I’ll pop in now and then to say hey and ask questions and hopefully answer a few.


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Interesting that Libre is considered beneficial when Dexcom is not. I’m assuming you got insurance approval for Libre, or are you paying out of pocket?


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Hi Lorraine,
I am paying out-of-pocket for the Libre. My Educator gave me a “coupon” for the Libre which helps with the cost. I have not attempted to run this thru insurance as I’m still in the appeal process for the Dexcom.
I do like the Libre, I don’t find it to be accurate when BGs are low; however it is fantastic for showing trends. I want the Dexcom as it “talks” to my T:slim.


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I see. Bad assumption on my part! I wish you luck w your appeal. I can totally appreciate wanting the integration.


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hi… thanks … i was a t2 diabetic … i have successfully reversed my t2 diabetes … current hba1c is at 5.7 … aiming for between 4.5 and 5.2 by the 1st of november 2018 … i’d like to share my journey …


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Hi. I am Don. I was diagnosed T2 25 years ago; however over the years my C-peptide declined to 0.01 so I became insulin dependent and went on a pump and CGM about 10 years ago. I am currently on the Medtronic 670G pump and Guardian CGM sensor. Unfortunately, my insurance was changed this year to United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage which doesn’t cover my sensors. I can’t really afford $450 a month so for now I am using my sensors for two weeks instead of one.

I look forward to learning and contributing to the Forum. Hey


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Hi @Don1942 , I hope you can share your experience with the 670G. We don’t see many Type 2s with this pump, I have read that the 670 is not usually recommended for Type 2 diabetics.

I wonder how well the auto mode works for a T2.


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‘’ A fully reversible disease
Most doctors, dietitians and diabetes specialists claim that type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease. The American Diabetes Association, for example, almost proudly proclaims this on its website. Once you get the diagnosis, it’s a life sentence. But, it’s actually a great big lie.

Type 2 diabetes is almost always reversible and this is almost ridiculously easy to prove. This is great news for the more than 50% of American adults who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes. Recognizing this truth is the crucial first step in reversing your diabetes or pre-diabetes. Actually, it something that most people already instinctively recognized to be true. ‘’

''Medications and insulin do nothing to slow down the progression of this organ damage, because they do not eliminate the toxic sugar load from our body. We’ve known this inconvenient fact since 2008. No less than 7 multinational, multi-centre, randomized controlled trials of tight blood glucose control with medications (ACCORD, ADVANCE, failed to demonstrate reductions in heart disease, the major killer of diabetic patients. We pretended that using medications to lower blood sugar makes people healthier. But it’s only been a lie. You can’t use drugs to cure a dietary disease. - source www - the diet dr … dr jason fung etc

''Medications and insulin do nothing to slow down the progression of this organ damage, because they do not eliminate the toxic sugar load from our body. We’ve known this inconvenient fact since 2008. No less than 7 multinational, multi-centre, randomized controlled trials of tight blood glucose control with medications (ACCORD, ADVANCE, failed to demonstrate reductions in heart disease, the major killer of diabetic patients. We pretended that using medications to lower blood sugar makes people healthier. But it’s only been a lie. You can’t use drugs to cure a dietary disease. - source www - the diet dr … dr jason fung etc

I am living proof that t2 diabetes can be successfully reversed


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Hi! My name is Jeff, I was diagnosed with T1D 26 years ago. I did multiple injections at first, and I have been on Medtronic/Minimed pumps since 1996 or so(And thinking about trying Tandem/Dex!). I don’t know how I’ve made it this far without stumbling on this board, but I’m glad I did! I am lonely - I don’t know or talk to any other diabetics, so it’s nice to see that there are others “like me” :slight_smile: I am glad everyone is here, and I’m glad to have somewhere to go to be reminded that “I’m not the only one, other people are going through this too”. Happy Friday everyone!