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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 Scott A's discussion 'How do I know when transmitter as well as receiver batteries are going bad?' in the group Dexcom Users
"My receiver quit and it just over 1 year. Hope to get replacement soon!"
Sunday
jbowler replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"I suspect the reason is that someone, probably a care provider, bolused the wrong person and claimed that it was because the PDMs are indistinguishable. If I were to actually believe the "multi-pod family" explanation then I would have to…"
Jan 13
jbowler replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"I believe the issue of treating pods as prescription/pharmacy items will stop pretty rapidly. I'm not so sure about test strips though. What I did for test strips was to make sure my insurer "preferred" them, but then I have a choice…"
Jan 13
HPNpilot replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"What happens is the pharamcy plans sign deals for discounts with one particular pump manufacturer and one particular test strip manufacturer... those are the "preferred" ones. Anything else they will charge more for. In this case, I…"
Jan 13
cellista8 replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"That is just a shame. The companies are making hard for folks needing this equipment to afford it. If the pods are not preferred...what is? pens? needles? That is what my company does. Yes, I can afford to go back to multiple pen injections, but my…"
Jan 13
HPNpilot replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"On my employer's plan, the Pods are required to be covered under the Pharmacy plan...it is not always a win versus being covered as DME under the medical insurance as the pharmacy plan plays games with Brand vs Generic vs. Preferred, with…"
Jan 13
jbowler replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"Everything is in flux in the US because the employer mandate was delayed. Cheryl's employer presumably employs more than 100 people; such 'large' employers have to offer plans that conform to the ACA this year. Two things the ACA…"
Jan 13
SherryAnn replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"So if two people have two PDMs in the house, how hard would it be to label them in some way to keep them separate? Put a distinctive cover on one or both. Stick on a name label, or mark one with a dot of nail polish or paint. (I used to do that with…"
Jan 12
Dondi replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"Well said I agree there is much that could improve the usage,"
Jan 12
Dondi replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"I asked them about that and their claim is that many people have multiple users using the Pods and this was added so each family member could identify his or her personal unit. If that is the case . . . fine but for the people who do not need this…"
Jan 12
Kimberly replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"Just FYI - I have only used Apidra in my pods and I never have any issues with it at the end of pod-life."
Jan 12
HPNpilot replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"It may also be an FDA requirement - because with any pump they want you to change the infusion site after 3 days to prevent scarring and infections. I know some people with tubed pumps cheat on this, but in addition to the batteries, the FDA may…"
Jan 11
jbowler replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"I suspect the 3 day limit is there because of the batteries. Insulet have to be absolutely 110% certain that the batteries won't fail over the 80 hour life of the pod, because if they do fail an Omnipod user could very easily die. It's a…"
Jan 11
Brian Whitlock replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"A few things would be nice: Option to remove the confirmation screen. It just adds to the friction of managing diabetes. Better light on the test strip and dim the screen for goodness sake! At night it is basically unusable without turning on a…"
Jan 11
Beth C-H replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"They must have had a good reason for adding the confirmation step to the newest version. Seems like a lot more confirmation steps! You're right: it's a major pain in the butt, but I promise you'll get used to it."
Jan 11
Cheryl replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm fortunate that our insurance policy just changed to include durable medical supplies towards my deductible and out of pocket maximum as of January 1. I'm sure most staff don't think its a big deal, but it will be great for me."
Jan 10

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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+
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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 :)
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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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