A bit about me,

I’m a lady living in Southern California with my poms and SO. I have a P/T job I love too.

I am legally blind from premature birth. I can see to get about and so on, but am not allowed to get a driver’s license or join the Military, Police force etc. After a cataract was fixed in my one working eye, I can see enough to even ride a bicycle, but reading and focusing is harder now.

I’m been Insulin-dependent diabetic for 28 years, diagnosed at the age of 28. So far, I’m well, no complications and I hope to keep it that way.

I love Science Fiction, Space and most sciences. I occasionally read (eBooks) quantum physics, but only for the Particles. 🙂


5 Responses to A bit about me,

  1. Shari says:

    Thanks for the update on the tandem t slim. I have to make a decision within the next week or so. Keep me posted if you are able to and let me know what you think. I was looking at the Tslim or Animas. I think they are both very different though. I am also starting with the new Dexcom CGM. Keep me posted if you can. Thank you for your time.

    • I absolutely LOVE the T:Slim! Bear in mind, if you are used to ‘remote control’ for your pump, the Ping might be more your speed, but I can see possibilities in the future for a remote being added to T:Slim sometime.

      With my eyesight, I could not see the Ping’s screen and Minimed was like trying to read an old pager! LOL! Check out the Tandem T-Slim user group on Facebook and most there either use, or are getting a T:Slim. Great feedback! You probably see I’ve been updating here on my blog, but I’m only one person. 🙂

      • Allen Prunty says:

        I have switched to the T:Slim and absolutely love it… I feel like my MiniMed was dark age tech in comparison. I love the screen I am having retinal problems myself… and I can see it so much better.

        I also like the freedom of using whatever my choice of meters are. I use the Wal-Mart meter due to cheap test strip costs. I can only get enough strips to test 5x a day on my insurance. I prefer more tests and can stretch with the cheaper meter. All downloads from the pump so I have a good log.

        I think you know me 🙂 to your poms. My Meezer Kitties say hi!


  2. Paul says:

    Thank you so much for posting your experience with the T:Slim. It is so new there is not much material to review. I will ahve to make my decision for July of this lyear for a new pump so I am devouring any information I can find on the T:Slim. I have one question I have not seen addressed and I hope you may be able to answer it. I have read on the Tandem site that the cartridge is changed every 3 days or 72 hours. Can you go beyond it? I currently change mine as the insulin drops near to zero and that ranges from 3 to 4 days. Sometimes it is just not convenient to change cartridges at the same time every three days. My schedule is so chaotic that would never work for me. That’s why I have ruled out the Omnipod — it stops working after 72 hours and alarms start going off. My schedule won’t allow that. I need flexibility. Is it a strict three day schedule for the cartridge?
    Thanks in advance for your reply!

    • I’m still incredibly happy with the T:slim after over a month and a half. Just so easy to use and see! If you have any questions, feel free to ask them. There’s also our Facebook page “Tandem T:slim” of users. It’s a nice forum and all are welcome 🙂 I *Do* change my site every 3 days, I’ve found it works best for me, but I can just change the set & not need to out the whole cartridge etc. depending on my life, a cartridge can last 4-6… Sometimes 7 days.

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