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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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I'm pumping!

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Omnipod training...

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Omnipod Starter Kit...

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personal questionnaire about omnipod

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loss of insurance

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Uploading for doctors (mac users)

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Infusion Question

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Omnipod and Dexcom

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Florida Medicare Insurance?

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break time?

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Battery removal from the PDM

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Sugar Alcohols and High Blood Sugar

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Could it be this box of pods?

Started by Ms Ashua. Last reply by Ms Ashua Jan 15. 7 Replies

Omnipod and United Health

Started by Paul. Last reply by Paul Jan 10. 4 Replies

Having issues with the automatic insert

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On hold with Insulet

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Holidays and Diabetes

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Comment by Janice on August 18, 2011 at 2:40pm
@daneenm...so true. I had my GP (prior to my finding an endo) recommend diabetic education. After completing the sessions, I was aware that he was w a a y behind the curve as far as treatment goes. I had already questioned his 5-7-7 approach to insulin administration. I found self always knocking down highs. Besides, even if I ate EXACTLY the same meals every single day, my blood sugar levels weren't always the same. When I dared to question him, I was told that he had been practicing medicine for over 40 years. I fired him and found a good endocrinologist.
Comment by daneenm on August 18, 2011 at 9:56am
Sadly, not a fluke. I think a lot of medical teams (even Endos) are behind the times in terms of new developments. When my son was in the hospital for a respiratory issue a few years ago, the nurses weren't even familiar with Lantus. I know there is a lot to keep up on, particularly if you are an generalist. You'd like to think, though that you endo team would at least make an effort. Ours is great, but I have heard of many who are stuck in the way they have always done it.
Comment by The Diabetic Camper on August 18, 2011 at 9:41am
Most people in the medical field know very little about type 1 diabetes. They know if we don't eat sugar we live, eat sugar and die.
Comment by Dana23 on August 18, 2011 at 9:30am
When I went to my indo appointment a nurse was checking my bloood pressure and say my omnipod and asked what it was. Is this just a fluke thing that she doesn't know what it is?
Comment by Kati * on August 16, 2011 at 3:19pm
thanks for all the repsonses re: the ultrasound, had it done yesterday without a pod problem :)
Comment by Hockey Mom on August 15, 2011 at 12:05pm
My son loves that area - he actaully has 4 rotations two more to the side and two to the middle. He doesn't have to wrap it for hockey there like on the arms. He does wear Under Armour compression sliders underneath to give the pod some extra stability. We have never lost a pod while playing hockey which is amazing to me!
Comment by Pamaloo on August 15, 2011 at 11:40am
The Omnipod trainer also told me about the lower back/butt/love handle area. I have very little fat there (I have a muscular build and only really have a decent amount of fat for injections on my stomach and my arms) but I would like to get my poor belly a break!
I've never attempted an injection there so if I were to put a pod on that low back area would I know if it is not a good site immediately due to it hurting more in this area or bleeding after insertion? I know it hurts badly if you hit muscle but does it mean it is an ok site if it doesn't hurt too much? Or do you have to wait and see if your bg get weird in order to see if it is a bad site?
Comment by jojo on August 15, 2011 at 10:17am
just got back from diabetes camp with my 13 old daughter ( I was a nurse and she was a camper) and they told us about a new site. We put the pod on her butt, right where the pocket of your jeans would be. She loves it, and no you dont sit on it (which was my worry) noticed the kids put their pods everywhere a lot of upper thighs, and also on their hip if they were fleshy. The arms site keep getting knocked or sweated off. Just FYI
Comment by Natasha Bowlds on August 14, 2011 at 7:06pm
I agree that often the best info I find is not from a doctor but from other people who actually use these devices. So I don't think it's mind boggling that people ask people those sorts of questions on this site. I have heard horror stories about people with pumps in hospitals with doctors who don't understand them.
Comment by Kelsie on August 14, 2011 at 6:49pm
Rebecca, I have a feeling that I would forget every time!
 

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