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New to the Omnipod

Started this discussion. Last reply by 870allamerican Jan 3, 2011. 1 Reply

Hello everyoneI began wearing the Omnipod for the first time several weeks ago (mid-December) after learning about this 'tubeless technology from my endocrinologist in late October.Some brief…Continue

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Kevin replied to Kevin's discussion 'Wearing both an Omnipod and Dexcom4' in the group OmniPod Users
"Got the Uni-Solve ordered, too. Thanks for the reminder. Kevin"
Mar 25, 2013
Helmut replied to Kevin's discussion 'Wearing both an Omnipod and Dexcom4' in the group OmniPod Users
"Kevin, You also need Uni-Solve. They work together. When using both the pod falls off pulled down by it's own weight."
Mar 25, 2013
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Mar 25, 2013
Kevin replied to Kevin's discussion 'Wearing both an Omnipod and Dexcom4' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've ordered a box of the Skin-Prep Protective Dressing Wipes. As many of you know, these are designed to "Reduce adhesive removal trauma." I used a similar product some time ago, so I'm hoping these will provide a better…"
Mar 25, 2013
Kilij replied to Kevin's discussion 'Wearing both an Omnipod and Dexcom4' in the group OmniPod Users
"I use the OmniPod and have used the Dexcom 7 before. I found the OmniPod adhesive slightly irritating, while the Dexcom was not at all."
Mar 25, 2013
Katkat replied to Kevin's discussion 'Wearing both an Omnipod and Dexcom4' in the group OmniPod Users
"Of all the odd things, I wear both and have extremely sensitive skin and other than the temporary redness from the removal, I don't seem to have any issues with the adhesives."
Mar 24, 2013
Jack's Mom replied to Kevin's discussion 'Wearing both an Omnipod and Dexcom4' in the group OmniPod Users
"My son wears both devices and when he gets really bad skin irritations / rashes we use a Johnson and Johnson tough pad underneath. My son's skin is bothered by the Dexcom more than the Omnipod though."
Mar 24, 2013
Marlon replied to Kevin's discussion 'Wearing both an Omnipod and Dexcom4' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hey Kevin, I wear both devices & have the same issue. I think it's adhesive that Omnipod use. Marlon"
Mar 24, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to Kevin's discussion 'Wearing both an Omnipod and Dexcom4' in the group OmniPod Users
"I use the 3M pads between my pods and my skin. They work for me. You should try those, or Helmut's suggestion before you give up."
Mar 24, 2013
Helmut replied to Kevin's discussion 'Wearing both an Omnipod and Dexcom4' in the group OmniPod Users
"Kevin, When I started with the OmniPod I had skin irritations so severe that I was about to go back to MDI. Then I started using Skin-Prep and Uni-Solve. The relief was not instant. It took about 2 months until my skin realized that I would not rip…"
Mar 24, 2013
Kevin added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users
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Wearing both an Omnipod and Dexcom4

I've been wearing the Omnipod now for about two years now. I wore an old disetronic pump for years (about 12 yrs), but the number of technical problems with the pump finally drove me back to injections. The Omnipod, for the most part, has provided a welcome relief from some of the concerns I've had with the older pumps. The biggest real issue I've had with the Omnipod system—aside from the occasional 'bad' pod— is the skin irritation the adhesive leaves behind. I've tried pretty much everything…See More
Mar 24, 2013
Kevin updated their profile
Mar 24, 2013
Kevin replied to aimeeh2oski's discussion 'How to draw out insulin from a used or failed pod?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Whenever I get a pod failure alarm—sometimes right after I put a new one on, or sometimes during the priming—I'm only able to retrieve no more than 50 units MAX. I've had best success with the 'dead' pod on the…"
Jan 25, 2013
Kevin joined Mathew's group
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OmniPod Users

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…See More
Dec 24, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for Kevin
"Happy Birthday, Kevin!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Mar 19, 2012
Kevin replied to Tony S.'s discussion 'Victoza Newbies, anyone?' in the group VICTOZA
"I'm now on my second week of taking Victoza. My Endo suggested I try it after a recent check-up. I was chagrined to first hear about this drug at that visit as I usually consider myself informed on Type 1 & 2 diabetes meds & the like.…"
Jan 25, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Good, honest feedback from product users
Date diagnosed
December 20, 1989
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.9
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

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At 6:08am on March 19, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Kevin. I wish fr you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 12:35am on March 19, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Kevin!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 5:07pm on March 19, 2011, Linda G said…
Luv that pic with the cat!!!
Greetings Big Basque, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!.... (are your ancestors from "les pays Basques" in France??)
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
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At 3:19am on January 4, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR GREAT BIG LOVING, CARING, SUPPORTIVE, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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At 4:08pm on January 3, 2011, 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.
At 11:31am on January 3, 2011, Marie B said…

hello and welcome!  here's our Omnipod Group

 

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/omnipodusers

At 9:29am on January 3, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR GREAT BIG LOVING, CARING, UNDERSTANDING, & SUPPORTIVE FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here a site with quite afew links to help our new member's learn more "About Us" : http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

 
 
 

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