Bethany
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  • Farmington, MI
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Adhesive issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skye Aug 1, 2013. 8 Replies

Hey everyone,So.. I was DX when I was 8 and am almost 20 now. At 9 yrs old, I got the medtronic pump. In high school I went back to shots. When I was 17, almost 18, I got the OmniPod. Now.. I have…Continue

Cool gear :)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Draebor Jul 18, 2013. 16 Replies

So I'm always looking for cute and cool gear for my supplies and so on. Could you guys post you favorite stores/websites to buy diabetes related stuff? Including medical alerts!Thanks :)Continue

Omnipod - my horrible experience.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vicki Apr 12, 2013. 6 Replies

Hi everyone! I am 19, currently in college. I was diagnosed at age 8, and went on and off the medtronic minimed pump. Ever since Nick Jonas (Whom I was absolutely in love with) got the Omnipod pump,…Continue

Tags: Insulet, Pump, Omnipod

Children With Diabetes Conference 2011

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lizzie Feb 24, 2011. 3 Replies

Hello! Does anybody know if children with diabetes provides scholarships or financial help with attending this event? I live in michigan and we don't really have the money right now.. I beleive I…Continue

 

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rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Bethany
"Bethany, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill."
Aug 11
GinaY liked Bethany's discussion Bad things about the Dexcom?
Oct 7, 2013
Bethany replied to Bethany's discussion 'Beyond Frustrated' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have been in contact with her. We sat down and she watched me prepare a pod - apparently I did everything right. She reminded me of a few things to make sure not to do while preping it. I think the lot number on most of the pods was like L40435 or…"
Sep 19, 2013
Bethany replied to Bethany's discussion 'Beyond Frustrated' in the group OmniPod Users
"The thing is, though, I've gone over everything with my rep and the support people. I don't know what I could possibly be doing wrong? Are there any tricks? :)"
Sep 19, 2013
Bethany replied to Bethany's discussion 'Beyond Frustrated' in the group OmniPod Users
"I need to talk to a supervisor because I have only had the OmniPod for 2 years, and my insurance will only cover a new pump every 4 years. In order to fight the insuarance company I have to exhaust all options. Plus I need records and things. I…"
Sep 19, 2013
jbowler replied to Bethany's discussion 'Beyond Frustrated' in the group OmniPod Users
"That's a lot number I haven't seen before. My four pod errors were all from one box in L40420, these were the first four pods I tried, since then I haven't had any errors (I'm now on my eight pod). I didn't memorize the…"
Sep 18, 2013
TracySue123 replied to Bethany's discussion 'Beyond Frustrated' in the group OmniPod Users
"All 3 were "pod errors" and from lot # L40379. They are over-nighting me 3 replacements and asked me to send them the failed pods for their trouble shooting team."
Sep 18, 2013
jbowler replied to Bethany's discussion 'Beyond Frustrated' in the group OmniPod Users
"Well ;-)... Are those failures pod alarms - i.e. where the PDM displays "pod error", if so, what is the lot number of the failed pods (the five digit number preceded by L on the bottom of the pod?) If not then I guess the failures were…"
Sep 17, 2013
TracySue123 replied to Bethany's discussion 'Beyond Frustrated' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have been on the new pods for 6 months with hardly a blip. Now I have 3 failures in a row! :-( I still love my Omnipod but I am very ready to stop blipping."
Sep 17, 2013
jbowler replied to Bethany's discussion 'Beyond Frustrated' in the group OmniPod Users
"There may be some production variations, but I believe there are relatively few lots in circulation yet. The first four pods I had from lot L40420 failed but since then every one has worked. I'm now on my 8th pod, I stopped pod 5 early (before…"
Sep 17, 2013
Gary replied to Bethany's discussion 'Beyond Frustrated' in the group OmniPod Users
"There was a very good correlation found,on a previous thread, between failures and several lot numbers Bethany, it sounds like you are having chronic issues with the pods that span both generations and it is unlikely that these issued are directly…"
Sep 16, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to Bethany's discussion 'Beyond Frustrated' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'd work with your Doctor's office and a Diabetes educator too. They may be able to pin point problems that you can share with Insulet. Heck, they may even be able to fix many of them. Also, how long have you had your set of new pods? I…"
Sep 16, 2013
Jack's Mom replied to Bethany's discussion 'Beyond Frustrated' in the group OmniPod Users
"I understand. The customer support these days is very frustrating, especially if you are having any kind of problem which always happens with something new. Besides your local rep and local trainer, your endo office should have Insulet contacts too."
Sep 16, 2013
Courtney replied to Bethany's discussion 'Beyond Frustrated' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have the name and number of Omnipod rep and CDE in my area. If you want to message me I can give you their contact info and hopefully they can get you the info for the reps in your area."
Sep 16, 2013
Bethany added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users
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Beyond Frustrated

Hey guys, I have been on the OmniPod for about 2 years now. While on the old pods, I had multiple issues that were breaking points for me. (leaking insulin while pod was on skin) I eventually decided to go to shots while waiting for the new system.Well.. since July 1, I have had 18 pod alarms. Yes - I have been only filling the pods with 195 units or less, and I have been priming it on the right side of the PDM. Now, I have been trying to get a supervisor to call me for over a month. The fact…See More
Sep 16, 2013
Bethany replied to Larry D's discussion 'New Pod Frustration' in the group OmniPod Users
"I sure will! I am sorry I am just seeing this right now. I am pretty sure all of the lot numbers were L40435 but I will have to check. I am just at a point now where I've given up trying. Omnipod has let me down in so many ways that I just…"
Aug 26, 2013

Profile Information

How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
A place to feel like I belong, people that I can talk to about my struggles.
Date diagnosed
January 17, 2002
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
medtronic

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At 5:31pm on August 11, 2014, Linda G said…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETHANY!!
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At 4:15am on August 11, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Bethany, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill.

At 1:19pm on August 11, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Bethany happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 8:23am on August 11, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES BETHANY!!
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on every day!
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At 6:53am on August 11, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bethany....
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 5:00am on August 11, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Bethany. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 1:09am on August 11, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Bethany!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 12:08pm on December 26, 2010, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR WORLD WIDE LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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At 12:03pm on December 26, 2010, catlover said…
Hi Bethany-  Welcome to TuD.  We hope you like it here. There are plenty of HS students who are members of the community.
At 9:34am on December 26, 2010, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups on the site. It is a great way to get to know the community.
 
 
 

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