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CGM - Abbott Navigator

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marie B Apr 27, 2013. 1 Reply

Dont give up on the Navigator - Abbott made a mistake some yrs ago - but It is a great product.http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/777607…Continue

Cold and the Omnipod PDM

Started Feb 20, 2012 0 Replies

Having gone through the cold, skiing for the first time with the Omi - does anyone have some advice ?.


Started Jan 25, 2012 0 Replies

Just a quick thought - I have read more on this site that has helped me than any other site.However - sites and queries are not linked ? Could the general admin guys looks at this ?GosContinue

CGM and OmniPod

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jgos Nov 21, 2011. 8 Replies

I read so much about one or the other. I would love to know how many of us T1's who are using both. I suppose it doesnt matter if the pump is Omni or MM or indeed another pump. But being the human…Continue


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Jgos replied to Dave's discussion 'Pod failures, and changed pattern of errors' in the group OmniPod Users
"Dave - Hi there. I am glad I am not the only one out there experiencing this "change of pattern of errors" As you said, the old Pod had its up's and down's but I got use to them & the way to deal with them in seconds (The…"
Nov 30, 2014
Jgos replied to Michelle's discussion 'Strange question...' in the group OmniPod Users
Oct 17, 2013
Jgos is attending Emily Coles's event

Live Interview with David Lee Strasberg at TuDiabetes homepage

October 17, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! David Lee Strasberg is the Creative Director and CEO of The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, with campuses in New York and West Hollywood.  David manages and supervises staff, develops curriculum and executive produces all plays and short films created under the auspices of the Institute, all while mentoring students on…See More
Oct 17, 2013
Jgos and Youssef are now friends
Oct 11, 2013
Jgos replied to KevinS's discussion 'MiniMed 530G "Artificial Pancreas"' in the group OmniPod Users
"Gil -that is interesting. The CGM side of life took a bath when Abbott stopped selling the Navigator 1.5 in the US. There are many rumours as to why. Anyhow, that aside, the Navigator still has the best accuracy and they are now launching / launched…"
Oct 8, 2013
Kate and Jgos are now friends
Oct 7, 2013
Jgos replied to KevinS's discussion 'MiniMed 530G "Artificial Pancreas"' in the group OmniPod Users
"It strikes me that the CGM market in the US has been dominated by Dexcom for a few years now. The fact that they may have fallen out with Insulet begs a few questions. The OmniPod is still the only truly tubeless pump. The ability for CGM to…"
Oct 7, 2013
Jgos replied to KevinS's discussion 'MiniMed 530G "Artificial Pancreas"' in the group OmniPod Users
"Gary I totally agree with your comments - it is misleading and actually I wonder how or why they got the Label of "Artificial Pancreas". I am glad that this has been raised. I use Omnipod and Navigator - both very exact and precise. But…"
Oct 4, 2013
Jgos replied to BWashington's discussion 'More occlusions with the new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had a bad batch that failed 8 out of 10 - new batch ok - but not at extremes"
Sep 24, 2013
Jgos replied to FHS's discussion 'New pods and extreme physical activity' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi Scott Two weeks ago I completed a 400 mile ride, with cat 2 climbs in it, over four days – I have the new OmniPod and the Navigator 1.5 CGM. My issues were with the Pod and its delivery. In the heat it got worse. I ended up changing the pod…"
Sep 24, 2013
Jgos replied to Dave Davis's discussion 'Friends who offer "cures" for Diabetes'
"I totally agree - I have had enough of people telling me its all ok if I drink the right tea. !! I have a CGM and an OmniPod. I just rode London to Paris to raise money for JDRF - it was the hardest thing I have ever done - but nobody told me it…"
Sep 9, 2013
Jgos replied to Larry D's discussion 'New Pod Frustration' in the group OmniPod Users
"Gosh it looks like you guys have had really tough time of it with the new pods. I suffered with the old pods for about six months. I had 80% failure per box. However, I have been on the new pod for 3 months and only had two failures out of the…"
Aug 27, 2013
Jgos replied to Dave's discussion 'That little bit of insulin left' in the group OmniPod Users
"I do the same - let it alarm on the time up alert - but I then continue until I get the empty alarm. I also change when I need to rather than where I am. Jgos"
Aug 27, 2013
Jgos and shoshana27 are now friends
Jun 17, 2013
Jgos replied to LysianneAudet's discussion 'Humalog Vs Apidra'
"Hi there Alan - I am intrigued about your Apidra as well. I use an OminPod now - I was on Humalog pens and Lantus. I am the same as acidrock in as much I move my settings on the pump rather than change Insulin. The temp basal option is my preference…"
Jun 15, 2013
Jgos commented on Jolynn's blog post 'The First of Many to Come'
"Jolynn - welcome to the family. Its all good clean stuff here. People really do listen and help where they can. Talk soon no doubt. Jgos"
Jun 15, 2013

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I would like to find out about other people using CGM and the Omnipod and how it works for them
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October 5, 1995
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Skiing with Ominpod and CGM

Posted on April 7, 2012 at 2:14pm 2 Comments

I have just got back from skiing for a week. It is the first time with the OmniPod. It's fantastic. I had a bit of trail and error on the first day. Once I had sorted out the temp basal it was a breeze. I ran at minus 45 % for 7 hours of skiing. The only thing I had to remember was to reduce what the PDM wanted to give me at lunchtime. It needed to be cut in half as well. I had one minor issue over 6 days. That was also dealing with large temperature changes. I adjusted when I was over 9mmol/L… Continue

Positive OmniPod comment - its great !

Posted on February 18, 2012 at 4:27pm 1 Comment

So just a positive post needed. I spoke to Ypsomed about the Pod failures. All good except no real help about the issues. I suggested that we ought to be able to return an entire box when two fail. Anyhow, just had a few days skiing in Europe. Very cold, -15c to -20c. No issues at all! Pod fantastic. CGM got a bit tricky due to body temp at times. But the temp basal drop for a few hours, like 5hrs, was great. No issue with hypos really. Obviously needed sugar at times, but all good. Best I…


Post Pod change rise in bg ?

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 2:31pm 0 Comments

I am sure that I have read about people who have had this problem. I didnt to start with, but now I am about a year or so in - I am getting this fairly regularly - how much do you need to compensate for in terms of Bolusing pre change ?? Anyone ?

Its not said, and we all deal with it very well, but I hate being type 1 diabetic.

Posted on October 1, 2011 at 3:55pm 8 Comments

I am very lucky on lots of fronts from the diabetic issues that we can all suffer from. I use a Navi CGM and an OmniPod. My Hba1c are 7.5% . However, it would be nice to talk to people who, for all theh wrong reasons, hate this disease. Its not as if we arent dealing with it 95% of the time, but then there are the odd few points when I want to give it to someone else, only for a few hours, but just a bit of time off. thoughts ?

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At 6:40am on February 1, 2012, Bradford said…

Thanks for the compliment on the blog! That was a really fun race and I definitely enjoyed it!

At 6:09pm on October 25, 2011, Gil DePaula said…
Hi Jgos,
I can't blame the people who had bad experiences with the OmniPod. They have the right to complain. I just think that they should change their now apparently only mission in life(destroy Insulet). Maybe most of them haven't used other pumps yet, and they will soon find out that they all are imperfect, unfortunately.
Anyways, Insulet has some studies on the website, conducted by 3rd-party companies, that have some realistic satisfaction percentages. Obviously, I exagerated too with the 0.1% of unhappy customers. :)

At 7:15pm on October 13, 2011, Bradford said…
Gos, Sorry to hear about the low man! I am usually pretty good during class periods where I'm teaching but there have been a few lectures where I stopped to take a break b/c I was getting major hypo and could tell I was starting to not make sense. I know w/ a meeting it's a different story completely and it's outside of your control.
Hopefully Friday goes better for you buddy!
At 5:58am on October 8, 2011, Bradford said…
Jgos! No I've never really looked into Redgrave's methods for dealing w/ T1. It may be something to look into though b/c I know he was a pretty prolific rower.
As far as my day job, I'm a professor. I teach radiography (x-ray/CT/MRI stuff) to technologists (the ppl who take the images, not radiologists). How about you?
At 4:56am on September 22, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Jgos. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 4:35am on September 22, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jgos.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 1:44am on September 22, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Jgos!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 7:05am on July 30, 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 3:47pm on July 27, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG (WORLD WIDE) LOVING, CARING AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you need anything just ask.

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At 12:46pm on July 27, 2011, catlover said…
Hi Jgos- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.



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