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Apple health sensors...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Holger Schmeken Jul 19, 2013. 1 Reply

Interesting article... Apple is hiring health sensor engineers.They highlight one of the companies Apple is hiring from: "C8 MediSensors had been pursuing non-invasive monitoring of glucose"…Continue

 

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garidan replied to Brando's discussion 'The insides...' in the group OmniPod Users
Dec 9, 2013
dishers replied to Brando's discussion 'The insides...' in the group OmniPod Users
"I am not on the new system yet but I feel I can wait. I have been on the old system almost 6 months now and have had no issues at all. I do understand that ppl tell about the issues more then the positive so might seem like a lot of ppl with a lot…"
Dec 9, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to Brando's discussion 'The insides...' in the group OmniPod Users
"I took apart the first one I had used. Seems to me if they could find a different battery that would work, they could make these pods even smaller. Though I do understand the cheap and easy concept with the battery they currently use. Or maybe also…"
Dec 9, 2013
dishers replied to Brando's discussion 'The insides...' in the group OmniPod Users
"Does anyone have a pic of old pod to put side by side with the new pod see differences of the insides?"
Dec 9, 2013
Brando replied to Brando's discussion 'The insides...' in the group OmniPod Users
"I just used my trusty Benchmade to open the pod, it was more fun that way. Yeah if you were doing this to re-use the batteries, I would say its not worth it."
Dec 9, 2013
jbowler replied to Brando's discussion 'The insides...' in the group OmniPod Users
"I found that a dremel tool round the outside works to open them, but it's still enough work to make battery re-use difficult."
Dec 9, 2013
Brando added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users
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The insides...

Curiosity finally got the best of me and I had some time on my hands, so I decided to finally take apart the new pod. It was much tougher than the old version to take apart due to the use of epoxy vs. silicone in the old pods.…See More
Dec 8, 2013
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Brando
"Brando, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Nov 29, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Brando
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES BRANDO!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
Nov 29, 2013
Brando replied to rivey's discussion 'Anybody getting their return packs for the failed pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Same problem here... Just kidding..."
Oct 6, 2013
Brando replied to Budababe's discussion 'Any problems filling to less than the minimum 85 units?' in the group OmniPod Users
"From what I recall the 85 units fill point is the "on" switch to turn the pod on sp it can communicate with the PDM."
Sep 27, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to Brando's discussion 'I finally had a good customer service experience with Insulet...' in the group OmniPod Users
"I was going to keep a box full of the old ones, but noticed that they have a rather short life before expiring. My old ones right now have a 2015 expiration date. I'm afraid that once this date passes the old pods will not work any more. So I…"
Sep 13, 2013
KC O'Pod replied to Brando's discussion 'I finally had a good customer service experience with Insulet...' in the group OmniPod Users
"I think that I fell into the same category as Scott as well. Was down to my last 3 pods, and hadn't received the email from sales integration about my new shipment, so I called. On hold for about 10 minutes, before I got a chance to talk to…"
Sep 13, 2013
aimeeh2oski replied to Brando's discussion 'I finally had a good customer service experience with Insulet...' in the group OmniPod Users
"I just called to report another failed pod (the bad news) but the good news is, there was NO wait time! I was shocked that someone answered right away. As for the old pods, I would save a few if I were you - just in case. We had 8 left and I'm…"
Sep 13, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to Brando's discussion 'I finally had a good customer service experience with Insulet...' in the group OmniPod Users
"My experience was almost identical. Seems they had some issues with the automatic shipments when moving folks to the new pods. Not a big deal. And the people I worked with at Insulet were very nice and helpful too. Plus everything they said would…"
Sep 13, 2013
Brando added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users
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I finally had a good customer service experience with Insulet...

So I called Insulet yesterday because I haven't seen an email from them about my auto ship re-order that should have gone out around the 29th of August. After about fifteen minutes on hold, the lady I spoke with put me on hold for another few minutes to review my account. She came back on the phone and said they were going to overnight me my re-order. Out of curiosity I asked if I was getting the "old" or the "new" pods. To my surprise she said the "new" pods and PDM.I got them today, The sad…See More
Sep 12, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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I don't.
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Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
OmniPod

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At 5:22am on November 29, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Brando, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 3:24am on November 29, 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 BRANDO!!
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At 8:48pm on January 23, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Brando!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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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 right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 6:39pm on January 23, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Brando, This is a place where we come together to support each other. To share our problems and experiences and to help each other. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions.

This is a place to come for understanding from other people with diabetes.

Please feel at home, you are with friends.

At 4:53pm on January 23, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 3:01pm on January 23, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

 
 
 

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