HeidiIris
  • Female
  • Rapid City, SD
  • United States
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HeidiIris replied to mgnldwsk's discussion 'Hair Loss?'
"The same thing happened to me. My hair was falling out before I was diagnosed however I didn't notice until after they told me. My mother (a BC-ADM) told me that your body is effected anywhere you need blood. Your hair follicles need blood, and…"
Mar 2
HeidiIris replied to joefcole's discussion 'Do you get better results using different sites?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have put my pod on my outer thighs (good but overused), upper thighs (bad), lower back (good), upper back and side (good), calves (bad day one, good day 2,3), triceps (was good, overused), stomach (eh), forearm (good on both), both sides from…"
Mar 23, 2013
HeidiIris replied to KCCO's discussion 'Pod Placement' in the group OmniPod Users
"As long as you dont have it along your waistband you should be fine. I have had great success with it below my waistband and below my bra strap. What I do is usually use the opposite arm to place it. If you have it closer to the side and less in the…"
Mar 23, 2013
HeidiIris replied to Lilnance's discussion 'Updates if any on Tanning Beds and the Pod?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I tanned in a tanning bed about 2 years ago while I was on the pod. My absorption right after I would go tanning until the end of the pod life would be crappy. My solution was to put a foil case over the pump. It worked but it was kind of a hassle.…"
Mar 23, 2013
HeidiIris replied to Amber's discussion 'Placement issues' in the group OmniPod Users
"I am also working on finding the best absorption sites. Due to a goof up on reordering and an MDI stint over Christmas I had an extra 2 boxes I don't normally have. I have been trying places on my body that are not my usual places to see if…"
Mar 23, 2013
HeidiIris replied to Morgan's discussion 'Overseas and Clueless' in the group HOW DID YOU KNOW YOU HAD DIABETES
"I had been living in South Korea for five years. I came back to the states to get my masters for a year and then I was back. I hadn't been back for 3 months when I got a horrible cough. I attributed it to everyone being smokers and continued…"
Jan 21, 2013
HeidiIris joined David K's group
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HOW DID YOU KNOW YOU HAD DIABETES

For people who want to share how they were diagnosed. Did they have symptoms or just discovered it by accident.
Jan 21, 2013
HeidiIris is now friends with NatalieHodge, JasonN and Stress
Jan 21, 2013
HeidiIris replied to rubidoux's discussion 'how do you feel about wearing your pod where it can be seen?' in the group OmniPod Users
"You will learn to be aware of where you put your pod. I used my outer thighs for a long time and until I became concious of it I'd constantly pull it off when I'd pull my pants up. I no longer use tape to hold my pods on due to skin…"
Jan 21, 2013
HeidiIris replied to rubidoux's discussion 'how do you feel about wearing your pod where it can be seen?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I loved wearing them on my arms. People would ask me if I had quit smoking because they thought it was a nicotine patch. I am 38 and an elementary teacher, and I would glue google eyes to my pump so I could tell my students I had eyes in the back of…"
Jan 21, 2013
Linda G left a comment for HeidiIris
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEIDI IRIS!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey, why don't you come join us…"
Dec 13, 2012
Stress left a comment for HeidiIris
"Happy Birthday to us!"
Dec 13, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for HeidiIris
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Dec 13, 2012
HeidiIris replied to JasonN's discussion 'Numb hands!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I was 31 and living in South Korea. They told me I just needed to exercise more. I went to 5 doctors with the diagnosis ranging from "You need to golf" to "You have 2 weeks to live". I had one doctor refuse to give me insulin and…"
Apr 23, 2012
HeidiIris replied to JasonN's discussion 'Numb hands!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have been having the same problem. Its my right hand and its limited to the end two fingers. They aren't numb all the time but it isn't because I have been cutting of circulation, they just go numb. It has been happening for the past 2…"
Apr 21, 2012
HeidiIris replied to Tom's discussion 'Limited Sites?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I posted a similar question earlier. The only part of my body that didn't have issues was my upper left abdomen. Everywhere else leaked or didn't absorb. The omni nurse that trained my endo on the pod said she'd never heard of such a…"
Jan 15, 2012

Profile Information

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?
Questions answered by peers.
Date diagnosed
August 15, 2008
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

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At 2:53pm on December 13, 2012, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEIDI IRIS!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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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At 1:01pm on December 13, 2012, Stress said…

Happy Birthday to us!

At 3:15am on December 13, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 3:33pm on December 13, 2011, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you HeidiIris ♥
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 7:05am on December 13, 2011, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Heidilris!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 3:42am on December 13, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 3:27pm on November 20, 2011, 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 1:06pm on November 20, 2011, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 12:17pm on November 20, 2011, catlover said…

Hi HeidiIris- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 12:15pm on November 20, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home HeidiIris.....
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, 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.
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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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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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