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Someone stole my Omnipod controller

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dondi Jun 6, 2013. 26 Replies

This past weekend I was at a restaurant in the waiting room, I set my "Kit bag" which contained my Controller and tests strip's a some other thing all Diabetes related stuff, nothing of any value to…Continue

 

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Dondi replied to Dondi's discussion 'I had a strange situation. recently my Dexcom Platinum alarm went off . . .' in the group Dexcom Users
"There were no sugar donuts, unless I am walking in my sleep, even then I would have to "Sleep-drive" as we don't keep them around the house. I did not feel strange in any way so I just drank the juice to make sure I was not too low.…"
Dec 7
Dondi replied to Dondi's discussion 'I had a strange situation. recently my Dexcom Platinum alarm went off . . .' in the group Dexcom Users
"This happened at about 3:00 AM, the alarm woke me. I did not wash my hands though I usually do. I was too sleepy and confused."
Dec 7
Seth replied to Dondi's discussion 'I had a strange situation. recently my Dexcom Platinum alarm went off . . .' in the group Dexcom Users
"Did you wash your hands and recheck with the PDM? I have had some scary highs due to having something on my fingers."
Dec 7
lisa c replied to Dondi's discussion 'I had a strange situation. recently my Dexcom Platinum alarm went off . . .' in the group Dexcom Users
"gadgets are not perfect. Love brads thoughts as they are usually the cause. I sometimes test on 3 machines to get clear what is going on. One would think youd feel pretty awful if over 500, so sometimes a good body check in helps. Good this only…"
Dec 7
Brad Ringer replied to Dondi's discussion 'I had a strange situation. recently my Dexcom Platinum alarm went off . . .' in the group Dexcom Users
"For the Dex, I get false lows if I roll over on the sensor. Idon't have experience with having my PDM give me a reading that far off. To paraphrase my sister-in-law, did you remember to wipe the sugar from the powder donuts off your fingers? jk!"
Dec 6
Dondi added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users
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I had a strange situation. recently my Dexcom Platinum alarm went off . . .

When the alarm went off it was in the middle of the night. It recorded LOW without a number even like it was below 40 or something so I took a reading with my Omnipod BG sensor and it recorded a HIGH which indicated over 550 reading. I was really confused as they were complete opposites. I drank some orange juice because if I am too low it is more dangerous to crash. and waited about an hour then I got a normal reading. Can't figure out what happened as it has never happened before. Has any one…See More
Dec 6
Dondi replied to joey's discussion 'how do u use the data u get from dexcom I'm on 1st week and am not shere' in the group Dexcom Users
"The last point is very important, Know that it take me about 2 hours for my insulin to react. When it is high I alway take a fingerstick reading before doing anything, just to verify and be sure. When I am low, my Dexcom lets me know even if it is…"
Nov 14
Dondi replied to Tony L's discussion 'Dexcom sensor location' in the group Dexcom Users
"I like to use the inside upper thigh of my legs. I have also used my stomach but since I use a pump and it is there I don't use that site much."
Sep 13
Dondi replied to bort269's discussion 'Anyone heard of Tidepool+Dexcom?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have a Mac and have never been able to connect either Dexcom Platinum or Omnipod. It is so hard to upload and decipher data I have all but given up.Myabe there is hope wish someone could add a link to find out more."
Sep 2
Dondi replied to Aussie's discussion 'Blacking out' in the group Dexcom Users
Aug 29
Dondi replied to Aussie's discussion 'Blacking out' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have had two scary incidents, I am like a type one diabetic as my Pancreas was removed dying surgery. Several years ago right after coming home from the hospital, I woke up in the morning and was incoherent, babbling. My wife called 911 and the…"
Aug 29
Dondi replied to Linny's discussion 'First sensor failure' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have used it almost exclusively on my inner thigh. I wear an Omnipod insulin pump and use that on my stomach. One thing is that I find using it on fatty tissue works best. If I get too close to a muscle it doesn't work and is painful for…"
Jul 28
Dondi replied to MarlboroNick's discussion 'What's the longest a single sensor has been used?' in the group Dexcom Users
"About 21 day (3 Weeks) is the longest I have worn one. Even then I had to put band-aids on the sides to hold it on. I was traveling and couldn't change it. I use Skin Tac and that does pretty good but after a couple weeks the sensor gets loose…"
Jul 7
Dondi replied to Gail's discussion 'Bionic pancreas ....' in the group Dexcom Users
"It is a wonderful thing. I am fearful though that insurance companies will deem it as an experimental treatment for the foreseeable future. They are slow to adapt things even though we need them and they would improve our life. It usually comes down…"
Jun 17
Dondi replied to Mary's discussion 'old transmitter and receiver disposal?' in the group Dexcom Users
"It is a shame that they (Dexcom) do nothing to help. I am sure there are many 3rd world places where these would be a Godsend. Especially since they can be altered and recharged and continue to do service. Our FDA would not approve that but the…"
Jun 16
Dondi replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'OUCH!!!! Very painful insertion just now' in the group Dexcom Users
"Been there, it's rough. If the insertion were automated like on the Omnipod I think it would be less painful. When you start to insert and there is pain you can't back off and you don't want to continue I think it makes it worse."
Apr 14

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Learn better ways of dealing with problems
Date diagnosed
January 1, 2010
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod and Dexcom 7+
Tell us more about you (optional)
Retired Computer Engineer who lost his Pancreas in surgery. love to camp in my RV, travel country. Also enjoy motorcycles.

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At 4:00am on April 14, 2014, Linda G said…

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From morning till night
May your BIRTHDAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
BEST WISHES DONDI!!
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At 1:13am on April 14, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Dondi, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday.

At 7:36pm on April 14, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Dondi 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 9:03am on April 14, 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 Dondi!!
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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 every day!
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At 2:55pm on January 16, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Dondi!

At 1:07pm on January 16, 2013, Marie B said…

hello and welcome to the community Dondi! let me know if you have any questions.

At 2:27am on January 15, 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.

At 12:39am on January 15, 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 6:22pm on January 14, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Dondi!!
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!

 
 
 

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