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Virtual endo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Aug 4, 2014. 10 Replies

There's been a lot of talk about virtual medicine, via videoconferencing and other tech. I feel like I could actually get better treatment if I were uploading CGM data over the web to a doc's office.…Continue

Good endo in Richmond or Fredericksburg (VA)?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nell Jul 28, 2014. 1 Reply

Anybody know a good doc for a type 1 in Richmond, VA or Fredericksburg? I'm out in the boonies, the Northern Neck of Virginia, and it's hard to find good specialists. Any ideas greatly…Continue

Bionic Pancreas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marie B Jun 19, 2014. 1 Reply

Hope this comes together:Dad Develops ‘Bionic Pancreas’ to Help Diabetic Son…Continue

Tags: Damiano, AP, BP, pancreas, bionic

Omnipod could use some new hold music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Jun 7, 2014. 2 Replies

It's been the same single piano piece for years. It sort of hit me today how long I've been hearing it :)Continue


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Paul replied to Paul's discussion 'Omnipod and United Health' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hey Susan: I can see why you'd want to stick with Animas -- the situation was really frustrating. But these guys fixed my problem overnight: Advanced diabetic supplies 866.416.8088 I'm not sure why I can't find this info on this…"
Jan 10
Susan Van Abs replied to Paul's discussion 'Omnipod and United Health' in the group OmniPod Users
"I recently had this experience. I wanted to go with the OmniPod for site reasons - and am tired of the tubing with my pump. They have denied my request - but I think UHC does not really "get" it. I have decided that I will just stay with…"
Jan 9
SherryAnn replied to Paul's discussion 'On hold with Insulet' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had this issue and wrote about it last year. I still get the double click when I apply a new Pod, but all of mine have been the double click right away. I think that Insulet has had enough complaints that they are finally paying attention to the…"
Jan 6
Cheryl replied to Paul's discussion 'On hold with Insulet' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had this happen with my most recent shipment (Novmeber 2014) when there was no insertion of the cannula after a few minutes, I presumed it was defective and took it off and applied a new pod. An hour later it was sitting on the kitchen counter and…"
Jan 5
Jocelyn replied to Paul's discussion 'On hold with Insulet' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have had this issue as well. Yes it does hurt! I listen to the click when it inserts. If it doesn't sound right, I press the pod until I get the second click."
Jan 5
Paul A Kurtz replied to Paul's discussion 'On hold with Insulet' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had a batch of a few that I used that would take 15 minutes to inject the canula. I wasted two before I just waited it out. I was traveling and thought it was some kind of interference between the pod and pdm. I got home and used some out of the…"
Jan 5
Scott Wilkins replied to Paul's discussion 'On hold with Insulet' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had this single click problem before with the older "rubber stopper" syringes versions of the pods. It hurt like a son-of-a-gun, and did affect it's performance a little with me. Haven't had it at all with the new "plastic…"
Jan 5
Paul added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users

On hold with Insulet

Holy moly, can they change that hold music? It's been the same sweeping piano thing for years. Drives me crazy.I've been having some issues with my latest pods. The syringe looks different for one thing, and the pods with this new look syringe all seem to have the same problem.During the insert, I'll hear one click and there are usually two. Then later, sometimes much later, like hours in one instance, I hear the second click and the canula is inserted all the way. I'm going to call tech…See More
Jan 5
Paul replied to Rachael_elizabeth's discussion 'Having issues with the automatic insert' in the group OmniPod Users
"I usually wear mine on the back of my arms or the tops of my thighs. And then I completely forget they're there. I think if you can sort of take a breath, get present, figure out what you're fearing...that's always a help for me."
Jan 5
Brian (bsc) replied to Paul's discussion 'Virtual endo'
"Integrated Diabetes is truly outstanding and they do a lot remote work, but I believe they only do diabetes education and training, they don't have any doctors or physicians on staff and can't prescribe."
Aug 4, 2014
2hobbit1 replied to Paul's discussion 'Virtual endo'
"And did the name ring a bell? As in Think Like a Pancreas!"
Aug 4, 2014
Paul replied to Paul's discussion 'Virtual endo'
"Super cool, thank you! I had no idea something like this was available. Seems like there's gotta be a better way that how I'm doing it now."
Aug 4, 2014
2hobbit1 replied to Paul's discussion 'Virtual endo'
"Don't know if that works across state lines but if you check out the list of services, they provide written management plans. You can take that to you GP and go from there. Or give them a call."
Aug 4, 2014
Paul replied to Sheila's discussion 'Scary Reactions'
"I get crazy anxiety, so much so that it's like I'm aware if things seem totally messed up, I'm probably low. I don't think I've had hallucinations, but definitely some distortion of reality, like looking through a fish-eye…"
Aug 4, 2014
Paul replied to Paul's discussion 'Virtual endo'
"That is so interesting. Very cool! Do you know if they can deal with scripts for insulin and testing? I guess I could just stick with my GP for that, if not."
Aug 4, 2014
2hobbit1 replied to Paul's discussion 'Virtual endo'
" They phone and Skype as well."
Aug 4, 2014

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Looking for community.
Date diagnosed
September 1, 1980
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Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Just got an omnipod, haven't been trained yet.

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At 4:13pm on September 6, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paul.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 4:28am on September 6, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Paul. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 1:45am on September 6, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Paul!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 11:29am on September 6, 2010, Linda G said…
Best Wishes on your Special Day Paul....and the next 364 days!

At 11:24am on September 6, 2010, Doris D said…
At 11:19am on September 6, 2010, catlover said…
Hi Paul- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!! Hope you have a GR8 day.
At 12:36am on February 24, 2010, Holger Schmeken said…
People in this community are using the Glucosurfer freqeuently and infrequently but I wish I could motivate more to do so. Although our project allows full anonymity it may be problematic to post a link under a user account in a social community. I think people still fear to be identified by their photo etc. Thus I am offering to speak on behalf of our users in this community. This way someone could seek help and share their diary and the real identity will not be revealed to the public.

The CGMS data available on the Glucosurfer main page (Demo 3) can be a little frustrating. This user has good control but the tendency of going low should be considered too. This is reflected by a considerably high ADRR value in the Diagram 'Glucose - Proportional Trend - Statistics'. The ADRR is a risk indicator for the deviation of the blood glucose. It sets the achieved level of control in contrast to the deviation. Thus good control paired with a good ADRR is something I try to achieve.
At 6:15am on February 23, 2010, Holger Schmeken said…
Willkommen to TuDiabetes, Paul.
At 9:32am on February 19, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Paul. We are happy to have you as a member in our community.
At 9:48am on February 18, 2010, Marie B said…
follow @dwendel on Twitter - he told me he loves his endo in Fairfax



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