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Don commented on kourtney prewitt's blog post 'type 1? misdiagnosed? in denial? someone help!'
"I am also the only T1 in my family. I don't know what triggered it and really none of us do. It took me a long time to absorb all the info but gradually it will all sink in."
Jul 15
Don replied to Karen's discussion 'QUICK HELP'
"75u x 90 days is 6750u. Each vial has 1000u, so you need 7 vials for 90 days. That is my PWD math, perhaps others compute differently! If add in say, 10u, for each site change and if you change every 3 days, then you need 30 site changes x 10u=300u…"
Jun 5
Don replied to Dave's discussion 'Tubed pump users: Why do you prefer over Omnipod?'
"Oh, yeah, I can't imagine using a system that would have me routinely fingersticking 2 hours after every site change. On my tubed pump, I have never had my bg rocket after a site change."
Jun 3
Don replied to Dave's discussion 'Tubed pump users: Why do you prefer over Omnipod?'
"For me, a tubed pump allows me to use slanted sets, manually inserted, which I really prefer over auto-inserting."
May 27
Don replied to radtech's discussion 'Insurance is killing me'
"That is difficult, sorry to hear. Maybe the exchange plans in your state are a better option? It is a little tricky comparing the cost of an employer plan vs exchange plan. Exchange plan premiums are paid with after-tax dollars, and the scrip…"
May 21
Don replied to Don's discussion 'do insurance companies pressure docs?'
"I am resigned to being "patted on the head" twice a year, lol. On the plus side, my endo thinks for himself and isn't an inflexible med-bot."
May 20
acidrock23 replied to Don's discussion 'do insurance companies pressure docs?'
"I like getting regular A1Cs. My old doc was twice/ year, then I had a hypo and then another one that were exciting, one of which featured an added cardio element (EMT "Woah, look at that, you need to go see your doctor *immediately*!") but…"
May 19
karen replied to Don's discussion 'do insurance companies pressure docs?'
"Thanks, Don. I found a really good doc who trusts me to manage my condition(s). I like your endo and agree wholeheartedly. The one thing that I can't figure is why folks need to see the endo every three months...when I need a lab follow up or…"
May 19

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At 4:18pm on January 3, 2011, barbraann said…
Hey Don,
It's very frustrating to say the least. Of course everyone is very helpful, I just got off the phone with a Omnipod rep, she's going to contact BCBShit (ha! I love that) and see what she can do. Don't have a lot of hope. I was told by the DME people it's considered "disposable" but so are insulin pens and they're covered (I think!!) It's because they don't make enough money on the pods. The thing that infuriates me is that they don't cover CGM's!!!!!!!! What the h###ll! If ANYTHING should be covered it should be that. Now that I'm prepared to fight, we'll see how well I fight with "city hall"
At 7:33am on March 11, 2010, Xanthasun said…
Thanks for leaving a comment and for the positive boost/reminder because the dream seems so far away...but as you said it's on its way or soon to be :)
At 4:30pm on September 14, 2009, Carly! said…
Hey! Thanks for the comment on my blog. My sugars have been really out of wack, and my mom isnt too happy about it xD But the shots are just like a feeling of relief. But i'm totally looking forward to an omnipod. :D
At 11:34am on April 20, 2009, Sandy Palmer said…
So how is the Pod going for you so far??? I have chosen to go with the Animas Ping for now. Good luck. Let me know if you keep yours or not.
At 8:24am on April 17, 2009, Dee Meloche said…
Hi and thankyou for your reply.The only problem is that I have been needing to test my nighttime basal and I can't have any active insulin in my body.I believe I already did try a combo bolus and didn't get good results.I'm just going to have to play with it I guess.
At 1:09am on November 24, 2008, Brigitte said…
hello and welcome to TuDiabetes; It's a very good idea to join our community. I hope you're well. Bienvenue.
At 7:19pm on November 23, 2008, Karen said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes, glad you found us!!!
At 3:50pm on November 23, 2008, Jovanni de Jesus said…
Thanks for joining TuDiabetes! Hope we can touch your lives more than diabetes ever will!

Feel free to check out the forums, or message any of the members here.

Welcome home!
At 3:47pm on November 23, 2008, Jovanni de Jesus said…
Thanks for joining TuDiabetes! Hope we can touch your lives more than diabetes ever will!

Feel free to check out the forums, or message any of the members here.

Welcome home!
At 3:33pm on November 23, 2008, Kristin said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Don! Glad that you are here!

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