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Brian replied to kellermann2000's discussion 'Hey Guys... Share Your Basal Rate??' in the group OmniPod Users
"Well, I'm a male, around 190lbs. But as has been said - rates are very individual. Mine changes numerous times during the day, and fluctuate between 1.15 and 1.5. What you really want to do is test your basal rates, to make sure they're…"
Mar 16
Brian updated their profile
Mar 11
Brian replied to Rob's discussion 'I Need Help Finding A New Omnipod Supplier !!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"Have you talked to Insulet to ask for 3rd party suppliers? Or to your insurer about DME suppliers that are in-network? A supplier in your insurance company's network may get you a lower deductible, but that depends on your insurance coverage.…"
Mar 4
bballmom replied to Brian's discussion 'Insurance coverage changes' in the group OmniPod Users
"We are getting ready to switch from Apidra to Humalog due to insurance requirements. I'm a little nervous. My son is the T1. I was able to get an override from his endo for the freestyle strips. Good luck!"
Jan 21
SherryAnn replied to Brian's discussion 'Insurance coverage changes' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have switched from Humalog to Novolog with no real problems. Since everyone reacts differently, you should watch your numbers for a while and make adjustments with your Endo, but I do not think you will have any great problems. I went through more…"
Jan 19
Scott Wilkins replied to Brian's discussion 'Insurance coverage changes' in the group OmniPod Users
"I guess I was lucky. I saw zero difference between the two."
Jan 19
cat replied to Brian's discussion 'Insurance coverage changes' in the group OmniPod Users
"I pay a copay of $15 for scrips.the override means that the doc works their magic, writes a letter of medical necessity and I still only pay $15"
Jan 19
jbowler replied to Brian's discussion 'Insurance coverage changes' in the group OmniPod Users
"It's not necessary to switch insurance companies to see this kind of nonsense - the same insurance company will switch suppliers too. But does an "override" mean that the item is billed in the same way as the preferred item? I…"
Jan 19
cat replied to Brian's discussion 'Insurance coverage changes' in the group OmniPod Users
"I put my foot down and my doc did an override. humalog and novolog behave differently for me. and yes, mine was the opposite where they wanted to switch me from novolog to humalog"
Jan 18
Melanie E. replied to Brian's discussion 'Insurance coverage changes' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had the opposite switch of going from Novolog to Humalog. You might find that Novolog seems to be a little more bubbly in the vial, but it works great and I personally didn't have any noticeable differences in my numbers. As for the test…"
Jan 18
Brian added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users
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Insurance coverage changes

I switched insurance companies this year and was just checking the new company's rx coverage and formulary lists for my rx's coverage. Their list prefers Novolog to my current Humalog and Accu-Chek or One Touch to Freestyle. I feel certain my Endo will ask for an override, but I'm curious if others have successfully got those overrides? (I know - probably depends on the insurance company.) But more importantly, I'd be curious to hear of anyone who switched form Humalog to Novalog and what were…See More
Jan 18
Brian replied to jbowler's discussion '(US) Re-authorization requirement for pods on January 1, 2014' in the group OmniPod Users
"Insulet is my supplier, so I hope that simplifies things. Thanks again."
Dec 15, 2013
Brian replied to jbowler's discussion '(US) Re-authorization requirement for pods on January 1, 2014' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yikes. Thanks for the warning. I'll be switching insurers on Jan 1, but luckily just received my quarterly supplies of pods the other day. So, my first call would be to my new insurance company, right?"
Dec 14, 2013
Dave replied to Brian's discussion 'Confirming the cannula is properly inserted in new system' in the group OmniPod Users
Dec 6, 2013
Dave replied to Brian's discussion 'Confirming the cannula is properly inserted in new system' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'll add that checking the cannula is not the only thing I've mellowed on. I don't stand in front of the mirror any more and carefully place the pod just so on the back of my arm any more (or thigh, or "luv handle",…"
Dec 6, 2013
Angelsongs replied to Brian's discussion 'Confirming the cannula is properly inserted in new system' in the group OmniPod Users
"Its terrible to try to see anything in that little hole. On the top of the pod when it enjects theres a pink dot that pops up on the top inside of the pod, I just use that, and pray it did go in, LOL"
Nov 9, 2013

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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
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Date diagnosed
January 20, 1985
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
OmniPod
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Dx'd while in h.s. and after 27 years I finally switched to a pump - OmniPod.

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At 12:10pm on April 22, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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At 11:43am on April 22, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Brian- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 4:06pm on April 21, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Brian....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends Black heart (cards)
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
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Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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"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.
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http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 12:17pm on April 21, 2012, 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.

At 11:33am on April 21, 2012, 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!!!

 
 
 

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