Jim O'Brien
  • 55, Male
  • Shrewsbury
  • United States
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Jim O'Brien replied to Jim O'Brien's discussion 'Byrum Healthcare & Omnipod test strips' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks for the input. Good to know that if I can't get my hands on the regular that the Lites can be used"
Aug 28, 2013
mikep replied to Jim O'Brien's discussion 'Byrum Healthcare & Omnipod test strips' in the group OmniPod Users
"good to hear."
Aug 28, 2013
cat replied to Jim O'Brien's discussion 'Byrum Healthcare & Omnipod test strips' in the group OmniPod Users
"Jim, I second these other guys' advice. I was really wary of using the regular and lite strips interchangeably, but I did side-by-side tests for a while and there's never been a discrepancy."
Aug 27, 2013
Jim O'Brien replied to Jim O'Brien's discussion 'Byrum Healthcare & Omnipod test strips' in the group OmniPod Users
"I just got off the phone with a different support specialist. This guy knew what he was doing and immediately found the correct code for the standard FreeStyle strips and is sending the correct strips and a postage paid return label to send the Lite…"
Aug 27, 2013
mikep replied to Jim O'Brien's discussion 'Byrum Healthcare & Omnipod test strips' in the group OmniPod Users
"Jim - understand your hesitation completely, but I too used the Freestyle Lite for awhile (Use Verio IQ meter now) with absolutely no problems. Not sure if that will change your mind, but wanted to let you know."
Aug 27, 2013
Jim O'Brien replied to Jim O'Brien's discussion 'Byrum Healthcare & Omnipod test strips' in the group OmniPod Users
"Scott, I'm not sure they are supposed to be interchangeable. Even on Abbott's site they do not show the lite version compatible with either of the flash or freedom meters. So that there are no issues I would prefer to get the correct…"
Aug 27, 2013
Jim O'Brien replied to Jim O'Brien's discussion 'Byrum Healthcare & Omnipod test strips' in the group OmniPod Users
"I used to get the pods directly from Insulet and the strips through Express Scrips (Insuarance mail order pharmacy). Had no issues getting the correct test strips from them. Our company was bought so insurance changed. The new company does not have…"
Aug 27, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to Jim O'Brien's discussion 'Byrum Healthcare & Omnipod test strips' in the group OmniPod Users
"No need to worry. The lite strips work just fine. Insulet has only completed FDA requirements on the regular strips and not the lite so they can't say the lite strips work. They do."
Aug 27, 2013

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Diabetes and pump support
Date diagnosed
May 14, 1997
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.9%
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
OmniPod

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