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Went to the Endo today... Now I am really confused.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ren Mar 5, 2013. 7 Replies

Numbers were great in all areas. Except......She ordered a GAD65 and a C-Peptide test. She is almost 100% convinced that I have been either misdiagnosed and indeed a type 1 or am LADA. The really…Continue

Dazed and Confused

Started this discussion. Last reply by juliannaergrl Jan 8, 2013. 14 Replies

You all are killing me! Just when I thought I had my choices down to the Ping / Omnipod I start reading this section of the forum, and I am reconsidering going to a pump at all. I understand the old…Continue

Requirements for getting a Pump?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Devildog Jan 9, 2013. 17 Replies

I spent a considerable amount of time reading through posts here, but many are quite dated. I have a few questions regarding the use of a Pump for an insulin dependent Type 2. My insurance plan…Continue

Tags: Noob, Insulin, Pump, 2, Type

Type II new to Insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by A B Jan 17, 2013. 25 Replies

Hello everyone! I am a type II diabetic, and have been since 1990. I am one of those Type II's that does not fit the mold of mainstream media. I was diagnosed while in the Marine Corps and…Continue

 

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Devildog replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"I called abbot, and they told me that the strips were bad, but to "keep on using them" until I get my 400 replacements in 5-7 days. I called my endo, and got a new meter and strips sent to my pharmacy. Telling me to keep using known bad…"
Feb 20
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Devildog
"DevilDog, 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."
Dec 10, 2013
Devildog replied to Brian's discussion 'Confirming the cannula is properly inserted in new system' in the group OmniPod Users
"I use the flashlight on my cell. Never had a problem seeing it inserted all the way. The trick is to put the light on the top of the pod, not into the little window itself. With the blue cannula back lit, it is actually pretty easy to see it…"
Nov 4, 2013
Devildog replied to SueSue's discussion 'CoPilot software with new PDM's' in the group OmniPod Users
"Have you tried to install the software by using "run as Administrator"? Tried to actually run the executable after forcing it to XP Compatibility mode?"
Oct 31, 2013
jbowler liked Devildog's discussion 6 Months - Checking in with some stats
Sep 20, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to Devildog's discussion '6 Months - Checking in with some stats' in the group OmniPod Users
"LOL, love your part on the confirmation issue. I'm probably getting close to your number of fails there too. I usually test about 4 or 5 times a day. I'm just not that into finger mutilation, so next week I'm talking to my Endo about…"
Sep 20, 2013
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6 Months - Checking in with some stats

Hello All,I have been on the new pods for a little over 6 months now and here is the breakdown on how things have worked out so far:Occlusions: 2 (Both at less than 5 units of insulin left) Knocked off pods: 4 (All 4 were right arm, bedroom door...ugh) Fallen off pods: 1 (while on the jet ski @ 90* outside)Bad out of the box: 0Bad during priming: 0PDM Errors: 8 (all stuck keys)Test Strip errors: About 1,000,000,000,000,000 - that stupid confirmation!!!!I wear mine 100% on the arms, and so far I…See More
Sep 20, 2013
Devildog replied to Jess2233's discussion 'Getting tired of the OmniPod failures.' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have to agree, something is wrong. I have been on the new pods just about the same length of time you have, and have had zero pod failures. Not a single failure, or even an occlusion."
Jul 7, 2013
Biedronk and Devildog are now friends
May 22, 2013
Biedronk replied to Devildog's discussion 'My observations and opinions after two months of Podding' in the group OmniPod Users
"Devildog, I got to ask, how can you get postprandial 85-95. No problems with hypoglycemia later? What do you eat? R U type 1? I struggle with postprandial hyperglycemia, what is an issue for lots of T1. Symlin helps a bit but 85-95? Please share"
May 17, 2013
Cocheze replied to Devildog's discussion 'My observations and opinions after two months of Podding' in the group OmniPod Users
"It would be great if the PDM was an app on the smartphone. Also, I just got put on OmniPod and the trainer told me that they are working on a closed-loop/semi-closed loop system like Minimed is, where a CGM will be built into the pod."
May 17, 2013
cat replied to Devildog's discussion 'My observations and opinions after two months of Podding' in the group OmniPod Users
"Great post, thank you! To be honest, I'm glad it's on the bigger side. I misplace my iphone constantly ;)"
May 17, 2013
Budababe replied to Devildog's discussion 'My observations and opinions after two months of Podding' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yes!! I'm on box 2 of the new PODS and aside from a few strip errors (forgot to 'confirm' b/4 I inserted strip and sucked up blood) this is meter error 3. No other problems except for a nickel sized pink spot where the canula inserts…"
May 17, 2013
Kimberly replied to Devildog's discussion 'My observations and opinions after two months of Podding' in the group OmniPod Users
"The biggest reason NASA uses what is considered outdated technology is because it all has to go through flight-certification testing (i.e. vibration testing, rad-testing, etc.) years before actually being flown. By the time things get up to the ISS…"
May 17, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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Education
Date diagnosed
June 15, 1990
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
12.2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

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At 2:42pm on December 10, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

DevilDog, 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 4:37am on December 10, 2013, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES DEVILDOG!!
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At 7:12am on December 29, 2012, Marie B said…

Gary, I was just looking at our group "Diabetic Sailors" and I see FatCatAnna
http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/FatCatAnna

uses the Animas 2020, a waterproof pump. She and her husband cruise a lot in Canada.

At 4:54am on December 23, 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 9:21am on December 22, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Devildog, welcome to the community!

At 3:34am on December 22, 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!!!

At 10:43pm on December 21, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Devildog!!
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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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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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!

 
 
 

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