"I used Apridra for a long time and yes that happens. I always gave myself an extra unit of insulin before I changed it but DON'T DO THAT WITHOUT TALKING TO HER PHYSICIAN. That just worked for me. BG always went up after pod changes. Good luck."
"I've extracted the insulin quite a few times to load up another pod but never after 24 hours wearing it. Unfortunately the pods cannot be restarted... once it's primed and the catheter is inserted, that's it. I think it's the…"
"I just got the t:slim and they told me to charge it for 20 minutes a day to keep it at 100%. It probably works just as well at 30% and I'm not quite sure why they say keep it at 100%. You know you can charge it from an outlet, your computer or…"
"I've been on the OmniPod system for 9 years but just went off because it's no longer insured so I had to go on the Tandem. Anyway... Sometimes those occlusions just happen and they can be pretty bad bleeders but like dishers said, call…"
New insulin pump from Tandem, the T:Slim touch screen insulin pump. Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for…See More
"I went hell with insurances for omnipod... it worked for a while although I still had to pay in part for the pods. I'll now be starting on the Tandem t:slim pump because Medicare doesn't cover OmniPod at ALL...I tried everything. They…"
"Exactly David and I just signed a petition for Medicare to approve the CGM along with many people on my Facebook page. They label it a "luxury"... hmmmmm a luxury that saves lives. Doesn't quite make any sense."
"Yes. You must go to an endocrinologist. I found many general practitioners do not know much about Diabetes. I was lucky that my primary care physician was honorable enough to recommend the best endocrinologist for Diabetes in New Jersey. I was…"
"Thank you. I'm going Friday to learn about the different pumps that are available that are covered. It will have to be a "tube" pump but that's better than going back to injections and figuring everything out myself."
Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend Janet :) New Jersey...far, and yet right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario...a city named Kitchener-Waterloo (2 cities joined together). I'm a wife of 33 years, mom to two grown children, a grandma to 3 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator and graphic designer....I speak French and English, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the ocean...it speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things). Keep in touch, ok? luv....linda
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