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Anyone know where to get Orbit Micro?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chango Nov 29, 2012. 6 Replies

Hi everyone. I really like the Orbit Micro infusion set, but I cannot stand my distributor.Does anyone know any reputable, normal distributor of them in the US besides Solara Medical?Much appreciated!Continue

Does anyone have problems getting sites to puncture the skin well? Also, KP skin?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellie Nov 20, 2012. 3 Replies

Sometimes, not always, my skin seems to be tougher and hypersensitive so getting a site in becoems very difficult. Ill push them in, but they just wont go through- its the strangest phenomenon.…Continue

Has anyone done the Joslin DO-IT program?

Started this discussion. Last reply by still_young_at_heart Dec 2, 2012. 11 Replies

Hi everyone,I was googling around looking for some sort of program or retreat for adults to go get a fresh start diabetes wise. I hoped there was some sort of place where you could go and they would…Continue

College gal needing some supp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellie Jul 25, 2012. 9 Replies

Hi all,I made it a goal of mine to really get myself in tip top shape when I started college two years ago. In high school, I admit I got lazy and started checking much less frequently, even as bad…Continue

 

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Ellie replied to Courtney's discussion 't:slim user considering switching to Ping - Does the remote bolus ever get old?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Don't switch. Animas's new model is removing the remote feature. The vibe will not have it. I just switched to the slim, and aside for the awesome design, it has safety features the animas doesn't have and I attribute to helping me…"
Jan 29
still_young_at_heart replied to Ellie's discussion 'Has anyone done the Joslin DO-IT program?'
"It's been 5+ years but I think the cost was $3,500 with $3,000 covered by insurance. A spouse or other relative/partner can come along for just the cost of meals."
Dec 2, 2012
Equestrian replied to Ellie's discussion 'Has anyone done the Joslin DO-IT program?'
"Can someone who has done the DOIT program post the cost and if insurance covered it. Thank you."
Nov 30, 2012
Chango replied to Ellie's discussion 'Anyone know where to get Orbit Micro?'
"I use Solara also and I am happy with them. I am really happy with the sets by far the most comfortable insertion I have ever had with a set. They could use some work on the design of their adhesive tape removal prior to insertion, the luer…"
Nov 29, 2012
Ellie liked Elizabeth's blog post Monkey adjusting: diabetes explained to a jealous sibling
Nov 29, 2012
Ellie replied to Ellie's discussion 'Anyone know where to get Orbit Micro?'
"Well, my update is that I wrote them many polite but strongly worded emails letting them know my issues, and to their credit, they are finally working to straighten them out (at least I hope so!)."
Nov 29, 2012
earthling replied to Ellie's discussion 'Anyone know where to get Orbit Micro?'
"Ah. Yeah, I get more lancets than I will ever use, despite efforts stop it, but overall I thought they were pretty much ok."
Nov 29, 2012
wallskev replied to Ellie's discussion 'Anyone know where to get Orbit Micro?'
"My Experiences with them is just the Opposite. BEST service I have had in 11 years. Products ship on time, they call and confirm what they are reordering for me to validate against my inventory."
Nov 28, 2012
Ellie replied to Ellie's discussion 'Anyone know where to get Orbit Micro?'
"I have had issues with their service in terms of sending me products I didn't want and charging me for them, messing up orders, sending shipments late on occassion. They aren't a bad company, I'm just tired of having to constantly…"
Nov 28, 2012
earthling replied to Ellie's discussion 'Anyone know where to get Orbit Micro?'
"I use Solara too. What don't you like about them? ~ Just curious."
Nov 28, 2012
Ellie posted a discussion

Anyone know where to get Orbit Micro?

Hi everyone. I really like the Orbit Micro infusion set, but I cannot stand my distributor.Does anyone know any reputable, normal distributor of them in the US besides Solara Medical?Much appreciated!See More
Nov 26, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to Ellie's discussion 'Has anyone done the Joslin DO-IT program?'
"Although I've not done the DO-IT, I've long been a fan of Joslin and their approach to care. And while you may think that because the main site is in Boston, there are other Joslin centers throughout the country. And many people travel and…"
Nov 22, 2012
Deborah replied to Ellie's discussion 'Has anyone done the Joslin DO-IT program?'
"I love the idea of seeking a fresh start. Another option: the TCOYD (Taking Care of Your Diabetes) seminars held throughout the country."
Nov 22, 2012
Deborah liked Ellie's discussion Has anyone done the Joslin DO-IT program?
Nov 22, 2012
Ellie replied to Leotha Fleming III's discussion 'Surgery While Pumping'
"I also had appendectomy while on a pump. Thank goodness it was in an unobtrusive spot, so they decided they would leave it in and put in aside during the surgery. Anesthesiologist had them check me once or twice during the surgery, and then the…"
Nov 21, 2012
Ellie replied to SteveD's discussion 'New York City Endocrinologist Recommendations? Anyone?'
"I can vouch for Weiss as well. Im from the midwest but am in college in NYC and wanted to find someone to be my go to here. Dr. Weiss was recommended to me and, all I can say is that I have tried out my fair share of endos, and he is the first that…"
Nov 21, 2012

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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?
To gain support on the lesser known, more challenging aspects of type-1
Date diagnosed
February 13, 1995
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping
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I'm a busy busy college student dealing with all the challenges diabetes has to offer at this stage of life.

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