"This is scary, for sure, but you will figure it out! Have you completely ruled out that you don't need to increase your Lantus? Do you know about basal testing, i.e. don't eat for 5 hours to see if your Lantus dose is keeping you level?…"
"Yes, the difference is important. My doc must have used a T2 chart to figure out my daily Lantus dose (back when I was first dx'd and had no clue) and he told me to take 40 units. My actual dose turned out to be 14. Fortunately the low was so…"
"Agreed, if people constantly referred by name to which specific type they are discussing, it would eventually dawn on the public that there is more than one type. And from there, maybe we could dare hope that the general public learns about how the…"
"The temp basal alert is only once an hour. I agree that it is annoying during the night. For night I use an alternate basal pattern so that the pump does not beep. During the day I think the temp basal alert is a good thing. I often set it,…"
"Huh, I use the 515 but even the manual for the Revel says "your pump will beep/vibrate three times every hour during delivery." Even if only once per hour, it should be optional. I agree that an alert at the end is good but again, should…"
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"
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
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.
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