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This group is dedicated to giving OmniPod users a place to discuss and share our experiences so that we may grow and help each other "make diabetes a smaller part of our lives."

Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.

We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which accept insulin pumps and pump supplies (as well as other diabetes-related prescription items).

You can also approach your physician's office or local medical groups to discuss donating them to those in need of assistance in your area.

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Temp Basal issue

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BS high even tho no error on Pod

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HbA1c and mal functioning pods

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Adhesive on Dexcom G4

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OmniPod PDM - data download

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Pod failures - newbee

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Omni Pod with iMAC and VMWare

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High blood sugars - what is it?

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first job

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Comment by dishers on March 20, 2014 at 7:06am

glad to hear things are going well for you Clare, I have done all the kid's menopause all of it, early was in my 40's now 47. oh my god, 47 yikes, I'm old. lol

Comment by Clare on March 20, 2014 at 6:58am

I was dxed in 1975 and have actually found my D is a lot easier to control now than it was when I was a hormonal teenager or new mom. I know when I hit menopause things may change but since getting a Dexcom in Nov. 2012 and an Omnipod in May 2013 my blood sugars have become far more predictable.

Comment by dishers on March 20, 2014 at 6:54am

Thanks Cellista, I was diagnosed T1 in 2000, I do use a dexcom g4 just got and been on the omnipod since Aug. with all the beeping with the dexcom lately hubby wondering if that was a good purchase now or not. LOL I sent some bloodworm reports to the DC just now so will see what they see or if they will help, I don't use my own town's Diabetic Centre I go three hours away. find them better. but any help would be great right now. feel awful lo. exercise has been very hard on me past 3 years, have neropathy all over and most days to painful to move normal. sigh it appears to be all over not just hands and feet. as for placement I have it on the arm have had it there before and get good readings there before.

Comment by cellista8 on March 20, 2014 at 6:46am

Thanks to this group for posting. I also have days when my numbers are too high and hard to bring down. I have been told that control becomes more difficult the longer one has been a diabetic. Also, my doctors think I am actually type 1 AND type 2 . (hence the insulin resistance). Finally, another theory is that the location of the pod makes a difference (scar tissue, etc). More vigorous exercise does seem to help bring down numbers, but of course I frequently crash during and after exercise, so I have to keep an eye on my settings . I use a Dexcom monitor. And all of the beeping and buzzing of my devices is disruptive to my husbands sleep as well....! It is not an easy lifestyle.

Comment by dishers on March 20, 2014 at 5:51am
Could be that Christine. I am not ruling anything out. But sucks that it makes me feel the way I do. I also think hubby wants a new place to sleep for now. Lol. Poor guy I have been waking him up with alarms and checking ect....
Comment by Christine on March 20, 2014 at 5:42am
My endo always reminds me that we are organic creatures and this is an organic process. Going on 10 yrs now, first my period made my numbers crazy,now it is menopause...and the changing of the seasons also effects me. Now that it is spring, I am adjusting accordingly. Hang in there!
Comment by dishers on March 20, 2014 at 5:07am
Well sugars had stabilized then 10pm last night they went up and stayed up again. Very rough night. 8am right now and even with corrections I'm at 13.7 mmol dang. Guess I should call the center but can't really see them do anymore then what I have been doing. Correct correct and correct some more. Maybe they have a few tricks up there sleeves. Hoping so.
Comment by dishers on March 19, 2014 at 5:56pm
Wow lots to think about. This afternoon it settled down but for two days stayed high. Maybe it's a full moon? Lol. Very strange made note of it so if it happens again will know what I ate, what I did and when. Christine been on the pump since August and loving it. Can't believe I waited soooo long.
Comment by Mark on March 19, 2014 at 5:41pm

Yup, I go for week with great number then I will have several bad days where nothing works, I'm high, I'm Low, I eat the same meal with the same insulin and I go high when every other time I have good control. I can't blame it on illness or anything I can understand. I do notice that once it out of control it takes several day to get it back where the control is easier. Sometime I think it's residual pancreatic function which makes it easy to control. Is this a common experience??

Comment by RobAW on March 19, 2014 at 2:09pm
Ok, so this may sound really dumb, but I've been saying this for years and the Dr's think I'm nuts. It does happen to me on a fairly regular basis. It's almost like I'm on some kind of a cycle. I will go three weeks or so where my BG readings are great, seems like I can eat anything, then for no noticeable reason whatsoever, I will struggle for about a week (even over a couple of pods). The readings just fluctuating, even when I diligently measure carbs accurately - lots of corrections, lots of testing. Then for no reason (and as if by magic) we are back to steady readings again. It's been happening a long time, even when on MDI. The bads are adjustable though, in that corrections do bring it down after a while, it's just not easy. It has been much easier with the pump because of the ease of correcting, but still a mystery to me. Not sure this helps you a lot dishers, but you're not alone, for sure.
 

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