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Eric Rizzo replied to John Galt's discussion 'PDM With No BG Meter... J&J OneTouch PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had my endo write a letter stating that Freestyle strips are required and an alternative is not acceptable according to his medical prescription for me (to use OmniPod). BCBS accepted that. Wish I saved the letter so I could share the exact…"
Feb 10
Eric Rizzo replied to Avi e's discussion 'Is tubeless worth the trouble in its current state?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Avi, I think you're largely overestimating the level of problems. I've written about this several times before so I'll just copy-and-paste what I've said in the past. I'll add that since my first box of 2nd gen pods…"
Jan 26
Eric Rizzo replied to BWashington's discussion 'More occlusions with the new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had a definite increase in my first couple of boxes of the new ones (6 pod failures, not sure which were occlusions, compared to about 3-4 the entire year before), but haven't had a failure in several weeks now. That includes part of my…"
Sep 24, 2013
Eric Rizzo replied to Budababe's discussion 'What is an Occlussion?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Another variant of an occlusion is if the cannula gets a bend or kink in it, thus preventing insulin from flowing through freely. This can happen if the cannula hits "harder" tissue such as muscle, or maybe under other circumstances.…"
Jul 29, 2013
Eric Rizzo replied to Kate's discussion 'Great CS Experience!' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks for sharing the positive story, Kate. I've always had great experiences with Insulet support. Most recently, I was preparing to leave on a week-long vacation out of state and realized I would only have 3 spare pods (old ones) with my…"
Jul 9, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Eric Rizzo
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
Jun 6, 2013
rick phillips left a comment for Eric Rizzo
"Eric, Happy Birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness."
Jun 6, 2013
Eric Rizzo replied to Chris's discussion 'thinking of going tubeless' in the group OmniPod Users
"Like others have said, don't let the vocal minority sway you too much. How many complaints have you read? 10? 20? 100? So what... OmniPod has about 45,000 users in the US (according to the most recent investors info I think), so what percentage…"
Jun 4, 2013
Eric Rizzo replied to Kerri's discussion 'Need advice. Omni pod vs Tslim' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I also use Macs, although my wife has a Windows notebook. I installed the software on it but to be honest I haven't used it in years. It's just not very useful for me; the only "report" I or my endocrinologist care about is my…"
May 31, 2013
Eric Rizzo replied to Kerri's discussion 'Need advice. Omni pod vs Tslim' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Being tubeless was the only reason I even considered a pump after almost 20 years of MDI. Here's a good summary I wrote after being a 'podder for about 1.5 years - it's mostly still how I feel today, 4 years later.…"
May 21, 2013
Eric Rizzo replied to Kerri's discussion 'Need advice. Omni pod vs Tslim' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Also, be wary of "new technologies currently being reviewed." It took 2+ years for Insulet to get the new, smaller pods through FDA approval. These things take a long, long time; companies and customers are at the mercy of the enormous…"
May 21, 2013
Eric Rizzo replied to Kerri's discussion 'Need advice. Omni pod vs Tslim' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Kerri, It's simply not true that every OmniPod user has "serious issues." As with anything on the Internet, there is always a vocal minority that appears to be overwhelming but in reality is just a small group that have complaints,…"
May 21, 2013
Eric Rizzo replied to Kerri's discussion 'Need advice. Omni pod vs Tslim' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Apples to oranges, in my opinion. If you're OK with tubes, the tSlim does indeed look like a great, fresh alternative. But there's no comparing it to OmniPod, as OmniPod's primary focus is being tubeless. Like I've said many…"
May 21, 2013
Eric Rizzo replied to Devildog's discussion 'My observations and opinions after two months of Podding' in the group OmniPod Users
"Nice summary, thanks for sharing. Regarding the seeming outdated nature of the PDM, I've also wondered about it. Being a tech professional myself, I strongly suspect it's because of cost. A lot of people complain, "why can't the…"
May 17, 2013
Eric Rizzo replied to Agswin04's discussion 'Insulet Customer "service"' in the group OmniPod Users
"Well, to be fair the new PDM most likely won't be $1000. IIRC the current one was about $400. But still, that's the nature of your coverage plan, not a general problem with Insulet. Have you tried contacting a local rep? Mine is very…"
May 14, 2013
Eric Rizzo replied to Agswin04's discussion 'Insulet Customer "service"' in the group OmniPod Users
"The PDM warranty is 4 years. So if you're past that, why wouldn't your insurance cover a new PDM? Most carriers usually do so even for the much more expensive tubed pumps."
May 14, 2013

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At 5:30am on June 6, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Eric. I wish for you a most wonderful day.ENJOY!!!

At 3:43am on June 6, 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 ERIC!!
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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 12:53am on June 6, 2013, rick phillips said…

Eric, Happy Birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 1:47pm on June 20, 2012, Michael said…

Hi Eric read your bit on the penguins and though you should look at bullet proof at my spot. That tape is so light so sticky so water proof and leaves no glue when removed I thought you should know about it. I preach too much. Take care. Michael.

At 4:39pm on June 6, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Eric.....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 12:47am on June 6, 2012, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Eric!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 6:18am on June 6, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Eric. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 4:42pm on August 22, 2010, Steve D said…
I figured, it is not like Rizzo is a real uncommon name!
At 10:38am on August 22, 2010, Steve D said…
Eric - I am a big fan of meditation, inspiration, and motivational speaking. (Its not hard to tell if you visit my site at http://www.supportersofsurvivors.com nothing for sale there, I promise!) Some time ago I came accross a VERY gifted speaker, and motivational pholosopher,named Steve Rizzo, are you any relation?
At 7:05pm on April 26, 2010, Schmutz said…
Hey Eric...Agree and think that we are both on the same path but U just say it differently. I don't get upset if I miss my target as long as I'm within reason and am real happy if I hit it. My endo has my range set from 80-140 which I've been able to hit 84% of the time and about 9% below 80 so I'm most concerned about that 7% I just tighten that range up so it give me something to shoot for.... I like to challenge myself so when my endo set my goals rather high from what I wanted but just being safe so I would ask to have them a little lower. I get what your saying and truly appreciate the comments. That's why I like this site...great discussions and it gets you to look at things from a different perspective...Look forward to your help in the future! Take Care~Schmutz
 
 
 

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