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Jacob's mom's Discussions

Does anyone use freestyle lite strips in their omnipod??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob's mom Feb 26. 4 Replies

We have used these for years, I thought I read here that they were really the same strips as the regular freestyle and just put out under a different name for marketing reasons. In light of the…Continue

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Any thoughts on snow boarding with an omnipod???

Started this discussion. Last reply by A. Barney Dec 22, 2013. 6 Replies

Hi everyone, Jacob has joined the ski club and will be snowboarding, he will get all the gear for Christmas. Of course I am a bit worried about how his omnipod will fair on the slopes. I think he…Continue

Consider signing this petition to increase funding for research for type 1

Started Dec 21, 2013 0 Replies

Hi all, I stumbled upon this site to sign this petition to increase funding for children with type 1. Think about checking out the site, I think you will need to cut and past this link and not just…Continue

Help motivating TEEN!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Oct 25, 2013. 6 Replies

First of all let me put out that Jacob is 99 % compliant with bolusing and relatively proactive about his diabetes with a fairly healthy self esteem and attitude in general. BUT lately his diabetes…Continue

 

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Jacob's mom replied to Jean's discussion 'BS high even tho no error on Pod' in the group OmniPod Users
"hi there do you do a small bolus with no food after pod changes? my son used to have to do more with the old pods but he still does .5-1U obviously more if he needs more of a correction this has basic resolved the problem 100%..... if an insulin…"
Apr 15
Jacob's mom replied to Jean's discussion 'BS high even tho no error on Pod' in the group OmniPod Users
"this is an interesting topic, we used to really scratch our heads to put it nicely with the first generation pods and had a lot of issues with pod change highs but have had a lot more reliability with the new pods we still have those days where…"
Apr 13
Jacob's mom replied to SandyG's discussion 'Does anyone still use a logbook?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi sandy! good luck with your omnipod! I would recommend keeping that log at least for a while to see how you are adjusting to pumping see trends and see what needs to be tweaked. I still keep a log for my son 15 to see trends and keep us all on the…"
Apr 7
Jacob's mom replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"hi there, Jacob only takes his pod off before taking a bath before changing his pod so we don't have much experience with this, depending on how long she is going to be off you could think about giving a tiny bolus say .3-.5 before she takes it…"
Apr 3
Jacob's mom replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"hi there I've been searching this site like crazy this morning as my son switched for insurance reasons...all though we had 3 more bottles of novolog my son and husband pulled out the Humalog last night, Jacob uses an omnipod, after one bolus…"
Mar 29
Jacob's mom commented on Dinesh's blog post 'Introductions'
"I like your deal with it and move on attitude Dinesh. You could be a great role model for other young people. I do not think it is selfish of you to learn more about your disease and to potentially help others with diabetes as well. Self knowledge…"
Mar 2
Jacob's mom replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Does anyone use freestyle lite strips in their omnipod??'
"dave thanks for your thoughtful reply it really seems like his omnipod really reads pretty close to accurate, but there are those times that he reads a bit low and doesn't really notice it but probably would if he got up and moved around a bit…"
Feb 26
Dave replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Does anyone use freestyle lite strips in their omnipod??'
"No, they are not the same, and produce radically different, wildly inaccurate results. My pharmacist made the mistake of filling my prescription once with Lite's instead of the regular ones approved for the Omnipod. I was really puzzled because…"
Feb 26
Darlene replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Does anyone use freestyle lite strips in their omnipod??'
"freestyle lite strips are not approved for use with the omnipod ... only freestyle regulars This is what you will hear if you call the omnipod product support line."
Feb 26
Jacob's mom replied to Peggy's discussion 'Teenage boy won't talk about his diabetes and is letting it hold him back from life' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"sounds like all you can do is stand by him and support every accomplishment he makes and encourage any social time ,does he have anyone his age he hangs out with? just hanging out and having fun may take the edge off. at least he is doing his…"
Feb 26
Jen replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Does anyone use freestyle lite strips in their omnipod??'
"Freestyle Lite strips are different from the regular Freestyle strips, or at least used to be. I was using a Freestyle Mini (Freestyle Flash in the U.S.) when the Freestyle Lite came out, and when I switched to the new meter I also had to switch to…"
Feb 25
Jacob's mom posted a discussion

Does anyone use freestyle lite strips in their omnipod??

We have used these for years, I thought I read here that they were really the same strips as the regular freestyle and just put out under a different name for marketing reasons. In light of the recent recall on freestyle strips in the omnipod, I am hesitant to wait forever to speak with abbot about this as I know they will say they are not approved... we did a test with Jacob's freestyle freedom meter and his omnipod and they were very close. It is disheartening how a company can call such a…See More
Feb 25
Jacob's mom replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi all, I just received a letter via fed ex about this from omnipod, we have actually been using the free style lite strips for years and they seem fine was told they are basically the same just labeled differently, Jacobs readings seem ok. we are…"
Feb 25
Jacob's mom replied to Peggy's discussion 'Teenage boy won't talk about his diabetes and is letting it hold him back from life' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Elizabeth, that is great that eric has so many 'role models' with type 1 plus being diag so young he knows no other way, I somehow think this is much easier on the kids not so much the parents trying a treat an active toddler with type 1 I…"
Feb 24
Jacob's mom replied to Peggy's discussion 'Teenage boy won't talk about his diabetes and is letting it hold him back from life' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"great advise ethan, and awesome attitude, exactly how we would like our children to live with diabetes as adults!! peggy, I do think if your son did convert to a pump he may feel more free and confident, my son loves his omnipod because it is…"
Feb 24
Jacob's mom replied to Peggy's discussion 'Teenage boy won't talk about his diabetes and is letting it hold him back from life' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"hi peggy, so sorry for your stuggles... I think being diag as a teen is really the hardest age, my son was diag at 10 now 15 I think he had a few years to settle in and learn the ropes before becoming a teen plus his personality 'fits' for…"
Feb 23

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Support and information
Date diagnosed
January 26, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.7
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

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At 7:10pm on November 29, 2013, GinaY said…

Dear Jacob's Mom: you said,
"Most humans are inherently self centered, looking for others to empathize with you is like, expecting your husband to tell you that you are beautiful everyday! You alone must feel your beauty and your competence. I not having diabetes don't share your experience but my son has it. I am a very empathic person, I SEE YOU. and so does everyone else here who walks the walk. But at the end of the day you alone are the best you have. All the ability to cope and live well and happy in the world lies within you. Access this and you will shine brighter and find more peace despite the circumstances of your life, of course it helps to be heard and have some true friends alone the way, but we cannot expect more out of anyone than they are capable of giving."
I SAY:
Jacob has a WONDERFUL VERY SPECIAL ENLIGHTENED MOTHER.

At 4:16am on September 5, 2013, Mom of a Winner said…

As always, I appreciate your words. You have no idea how much. Surrounded by light is a great way to see our children. He shared last night he felt sick, then said, I think I'm just thinking about going to the new school. Your words cams at the right time. Thank you.

At 6:36pm on May 31, 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 Jacob's mom!!
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At 9:16am on May 31, 2013, brokenpole said…

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

At 2:33am on May 31, 2013, rick phillips said…

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

At 8:20pm on May 7, 2013, rick phillips said…

Thank you for the kind comments, I am working on it. Rick

At 2:15am on April 3, 2013, Metteryogy said…

Hes 11 years old thanks for your advice.

At 6:32pm on March 17, 2013, bagpipegirl said…

Hi, thank you for trying to help. Yes, this is all pretty new to me. I really guess I needed to vent some. I feel that I am out of my honeymoon period but maybe I'm not. My D started acting differently since I was sick at the end of December which is why I think I'm out of the honeymoon. How is Mass? I drive through it on my way to visit friends but have never really spent much time there. -Bagpipegirl

At 6:07am on March 10, 2013, Linda G said…

Featured again...AWESOME!! BRAVO JACOB'S MOM!!!!

At 5:17am on March 5, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Hello. Thanks for the note. The cat is CHICO SANTOS he belongs to my neighbors who are Snowbirds. He will be going home MA end of April. They have 2 lady cats so Chico comes to us for peace and quiet. He belonged to the owner's Mother who is in Assisted Living. I guess all the residents spoiled him rotten. I have never had a cat but I love Chico. He is a chracted. He stays all day. I hope all is well with you. Reed

Jacob's mom's Blog

Teen diabetes revalation

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 2:09pm 5 Comments

So some of you have probably heard me talk of Jacob and his insecurity about his diabetes. He decided to have two friends over today. He just started a new high school this year so new faces and very few know about his diabetes. He was really nervous about having friends up and sharing his news. So I bring down brownies, drinks and Jacobs PDM and tester. He says I got this mom. So like any mom I hang on the stairs to eavesdrop! Jacob very calmly says, guys I am not sure you know but I have…

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Shoveling success!!!

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 10:38am 4 Comments

I am so happy about Jacob's first job i had to share! He is 14 and his uncle works for the local elderly housing complex and needs help with shoveling, he usually always gets low with shoveling but we wanted him to have a chance to earn a few bucks and not let diabetes fear slow him down. So he woke up at around 150 and I bolused about 3/4's of the insulin i normally would for his egg and cheese on an English muffin with coffee, this was planned for the fat/protein combo. I turned his basal…

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