TuDiabetes rallies behind Six Until Me

The real crooks here aren’t the insurance companies, but the manufacturers of this technology — no one is denying them the chance to earn a profit, but they don’t have to rape, pillage and plunder in the process!

(Via Comments – Why Insurance Companies Deny CGM Devices? – Tu Diabetes – A Community for People Touched by Diabetes-I certainly empathize with ….)


TuDiabetes Celebrates First Year

Almost two years ago I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the young age of 39. Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults; that’s what my family physician called it. It was a shocker for sure. No one in my family has had diabetes. Like all good alpha geeks I decided to find out everything I could about my ailment. I found a web site called TuDiabetes and the passion of a man named Manny Hernandez. The social networking site had only a few dozen members at the time but I quickly made new online friends; Bernard, Marston, Manny, Kerri, Jenny, Allison to name a few. I learned a lot about diabetes, nutrition etc but I also learned a lot about the power and greatness of those who want to help others. Manny, thanks for stepping out and taking a stand to make the difference in all our lives. You made the community possible.


Press release here.

I don’t wanna look like the borg

I wore the CGM for two weeks and have not worn it all this past week, because I am so frustrated that it works until I calibrate it and then it goes haywire.

That’s how Karen D., a member of TuDiabetes ( a social network for people touched by diabetes ), started a discussion on her use of a CGMS.

A CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) is a device that measure blood glucose on a continuous basis at select intervals. The CGM consists of a sensor and receiver. The sensor is attached to the user at all times and transmits readings to a receiver via bluetooth technology similar to what is found in cell phone head sets. The sensor must be calibrated ( the issue that irritates most users ) by comparison with readings take with a conventional glucose meter.

The constant re-calibration is what I think frustrates most users. Karen felt that the machine was not reliable and she was constantly re-calibrating. I’ll find out for myself soon enough. Tomorrow I plan to ask my endocrinologist to loan me a CGMS for trial.