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Type 1, Short term health insurance question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Feb 18, 2013. 1 Reply

Started a new job but the insurance coverage won't kick in until March 1. I have coverage from my old job (the company went out of business) through the end of January.Cobra would cost me about…Continue

Post-prandial spike, then low

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Ratrie May 20, 2010. 18 Replies

Hi all:I'm having a post-prandial spike, followed by a low, pretty routinely. This is typical:7:45a: BG 107/carb 42/bolus: 10.5U (wait 15-20 minutes before eating)9:33a BG 204/correction bolus…Continue

Tags: bolus, spike, extended, 1, type

Good Northern Virginia or DC-based endo?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Mar 3, 2010. 12 Replies

Sorry to send out such a general post, but I'm searching for a new endo near my home in Alexandria, Va, or office in Washington DC. My doc is a great clinician but can be surly and his front-office…Continue

Tags: doctor, endocrinologist, recommendation, endo

 

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Paul replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hey ENDSwME-- I'm still using the omnipod. Maybe somebody here who's leaving the omnipod could offer their's up. The $500 replacement fee is a drag. I wish there were insurance for these things. My agent won't cover it. I feel…"
Feb 28
ENDSwME replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"do you still have your pdm? I will buy it if you are willing to sell it. I am not trying to resale it; my screen cracked and I am looking for one one cheaper than $500 from Insulet."
Feb 28
ENDSwME replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Are you looking to donate $$$ your pdm? Mine dropped in my car and broke and they want me to pay $500."
Feb 28
RobAW replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Lol, that is a little strange. Funny though."
Jan 30
Scott Wilkins replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Another +1 on the PS :) And, a +1 on a small price to pay for all the good. I had a high rate of failures at first on the new pods, but recently they are having less and less problems. Depending on your distributor, anyone could still be getting the…"
Jan 29
RobAW replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Plus, I doubt your doc is diabetic and really knows what it's like to be tethered 24x7. Perhaps if he/she was, they would appreciate the tubeless freedom versus wasting some insulin, just sayin'. I know the failures are frustrating, but…"
Jan 29
Sharon Emma replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I am a recent Omnipod user after over ten years of tubed pumps (multiple manufacturers). To be frank, I didn't find the tubing a big deal and I had almost no failures in over ten years so the failure problem people report with Omnipod is quite…"
Jan 11
David S replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had a large supply of the old style pods that I wanted to use up before I switched to the new system. I'm almost through my first box of the new pods and I have not had any failures. I only fill with about 140u, so I never had to worry about…"
Jan 8
jbowler replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"+1 on the PS"
Dec 4, 2013
KevinS replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"A small price to pay to have a tubeless pump. Have a long tube attached to your body presents all kinds of new problems. The new Pods they are sending out are not failing as much. You just have to stay positive and be thankful we're not walking…"
Dec 4, 2013
Paul replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hey, thanks a lot Andy. I guess one of the bummers of this is feeling like the endo is pushing me this way. It was my first visit to this particular doc and then the rep was basically included in my appointment. Sort of weird. Like something out of…"
Nov 29, 2013
Andy replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I moved to Omnipod after 9 years on Minimed. I was Insulet's first customer for the Omnipod so I expect I've ssen as many errors as most. I personally didn't like the Minimed system and would never go back. I suspect the reason so…"
Nov 29, 2013
Mark replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Insulet has an insulin replacement program (one Customer Service rep told me about it long ago on the old pods, after I had a few failures in a row and complained about losing the insulin). I haven't taken advantage of it, but you just have to…"
Nov 25, 2013
jbowler replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"My failures have been with L40420; 10 failures out of 28 pods, nine have been replaced but I won't ask for the 10th because it failed after more than 72 hours. My best guess is that the new pods are far more sensitive to site-related delivery…"
Nov 21, 2013
Paul replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"The L40430 batch--that's the one. 8 failures since August, so nearly a box out of my last shipment. I fill no more than 200 U, that's what tech support said to do. If you're supposed to use less than that, would be good to know. Lots…"
Nov 21, 2013
Belinda replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"They replace mine, but I use them until they fail."
Nov 21, 2013

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Looking for community.
Date diagnosed
September 1, 1980
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.7
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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