Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Tricking yet another sensor
Jenny says:
It has been our practice lately to try to get more days out of the sensor than Medtronic allows. The Guardian RT automatically turns off after 72 hours, but if we unplug the sensor from the transmitter and do another search, it will reinitialize. We always check out the skin around the sensor to make sure that it doesn't look red. I read somewhere that the sensor sight is less likely to get infected because insulin is not going through it. So, with a little caution, we have been turning an $11/day sensor into a $8/day sensor.

The other morning, Tommy woke up with a reading of 74 on his Guardian, and a 73 on his meter. It is starting to get hard to know which device to trust more.

I have been talking to a Mom in Canada whose son is on the Medtronic 522 pump and has designed a transmitter pouch. She is going to be sending me a couple, so we will be experimenting with them next week. We are excited that there might be a way to avoid all the transmitter tape.


Scott K. Johnson said...

Thanks for the update!

It sounds like there are a lot of folks stretching the life of those sensors. Good to know considering just how spendy they are. $8/day is still a lot though.

Looking forward to more news on how things are going.

personal development said...

What are your 50,000 thoughts a day creating?

Our thoughts create our reality. This is a simple truth known by all people involved on the spiritual path. It is one of the most taught universal principles in the personal development field. Yet it is one of the most misunderstood!

People practice visualisation, affirmations, they use hypnosis, subliminal programming or countless other tools to transform their lives. However they fail to recognise one key area in their lives that hinder these wonderful techniques from being effective.

They sit day after day visualising their perfect scene and yet nothing happens. Why? They have followed all the instructions to the letter! They have chanted and imagined! They have formed a colourful, vibrant scene in their minds and affirmed that this is their reality. Then all of a sudden things get worse! What is going on?

Would you like to know the secret? Would you like to know why these people get no results? Would you like to hear one powerful statement that explains everything?

Good. I will tell you why these people get no results or even opposite results to those they are aiming for -simply because of the following truth. Consciously controlled thoughts such as visualisations do not materialise - ALL thoughts materialise!!!
Most people believe that if they visualise for 10 minutes a day their lives will magically transform. This is not the case. You must change your core thinking. You think approx. 50,000 thoughts a day. How many of those thoughts are working against your ten minute visualisation?
You can control the thoughts that enter your mind by changing the way you view the world. You can decide which thoughts you give energy to and which thoughts you discard.

The thoughts that you follow and give energy to become more dominant than the thoughts you discard. Your subconscious mind records these as your dominant picture on the issue at hand. You then move towards this picture because your subconscious mind starts making your outside world reflect the picture that you have stored internally.
Your mind should be on whatever you want. The picture you need to have is a positive vision of you already having achieved your goal. To realise this vision you need to focus and concentrate. Remember thoughts are real, they create your reality.
Let's say you have been visualising a new house. You spend your ten minutes in meditation picturing yourself living in your dream home. You finish your session and get up feeling positive that you will achieve your goal. Then during the day you get a heating bill through the post and exclaim "Oh no look how expensive this is I cannot afford to heat this house". Where is your focus in the present moment? What are you affirming? You are telling your subconscious mind that you cannot deal with what you have. You are affirming that your life is not how you want it to be. If you knew without doubt that within a week you would be moving to your new home would you honestly be worried about a heating bill? Perhaps other doubts creep in like "I should be happy with what I have", or "I will never get this house looking the way I want it" and so on and so on.
These thoughts that are not aligned with your goal. You are not giving complete attention to what you want. Whilst you are dealing with these other lines of thought your attention is not on your goal.
If you are aware of your thoughts you will suddenly realise that you have spent much more energy on counter productive thoughts than on creating a dominant picture of the goal you want.
Point your focus in the direction of you're the life you want. Think about what you want NOT what you don't want. It's that simple.

Your focus determines your reality. Change your focus and you change your life. hypnosis spiral

Bernard said...

I went to a pump club meeting last week where the Minimed rep talked about the 522 and the associated meter.

It seems that for some folks the monitor insert may last longer than 3 days. But of course that's not recommended.

I'm in the Boston area and the rep mentioned that about 10 patients around Boston had been able to get approval for the 522 and sensor. He had a form letter that he gave us. Basically using improved control as an argument for it.

He also mentioned that Minimed is talking with the major insurance companies and working on getting the sensor under coverage.

Yes it's a lot more expensive, but I think insurance companies can do the math. One less ambulance trip a year is a big savings!

isaac said...

i am using the minimed sensor and transmitter and i found that i can keep the sensor running as long as i like. when it expires i just go through the settings to "start new sensor" and i dont even need to detatch the transmitter to reset the clock. hope this helps you...

Anonymous said...

Very cool design! Useful information. Go on!

Anonymous said...

Could you kindly put me in touch with the mom making transmitter pouches. I gusess i'm gonna need them for my little nephew.

Anonymous said...

Could you kindly put me in touch with the mom making transmitter pouches. I gusess i'm gonna need them for my little nephew.

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