Josh Karren
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  • Framingham, MA
  • United States
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Linda G left a comment for Josh Karren
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Josh... Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)"
Apr 3, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Josh Karren
"Greetings Josh..... Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Apr 3, 2011
Doris D left a comment for Josh Karren
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Apr 3, 2011
lotsofshots left a comment for Josh Karren
"Hi there, I hope that you have a super fantastic Happy Birthday today!"
Apr 3, 2011
David commented on Josh Karren's blog post 'Omnipod Site Issues'
"I have been on the pod for about a month I had some of the same problems . try this The back of my left arm about 1/2 way from elboy to shoulder . when I shower I try to keep the pod out of the water as muck as I can. I went through 6 pod in three…"
May 26, 2009
Linzie Wohletz commented on Josh Karren's blog post 'Omnipod Site Issues'
"I have noticed with myself that even if I have just taken a shower and I dont use an alcohol wipe it dosent stick well at all. whish could be a cause from skin oil, people in another forum someone mentioned the soap they used cause problems, that is…"
May 26, 2009
Josh Karren commented on Josh Karren's blog post 'Omnipod Site Issues'
"Thank you for all the advice, my pump coordinator from Insulet said to use Mastisol (a spray adhesive) in order to make sure the pod sticks to my skin. Linzie's advice is good, I usually put a new pod on after a shower, but I will clean the…"
May 26, 2009
kelly kunik commented on Josh Karren's blog post 'Omnipod Site Issues'
"I think regardless of what pump you use, Linzie's rules should apply. Every Pump wearer has their own idiosyncrasies, as do insulin pumps. Once you figure out what works for you and yours, the benefits are OUTSTANDING! Hang in there & Good…"
May 26, 2009
Linzie Wohletz commented on Josh Karren's blog post 'Omnipod Site Issues'
"I will tell you what I have learned and hopefully it may help you.. Using the pod since Sept 08 Diabetic 17 years 1) Always clean your skin with alcohol wipes first and let dry Completely 2) If you have problems with it staying put try using (skin…"
May 26, 2009
tracy left a comment for Josh Karren
"Josh - welcome to TuDiabetes, it's great to have you join us! I am also using the Omnipod - but with a lot less trouble than you are. I'm sure others on the Omnipod group will have suggestions also, but here are my first few - 1) Are you…"
May 25, 2009
Ron left a comment for Josh Karren
"Welcome to TuDiabetes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad you are here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
May 25, 2009
Josh Karren joined Mathew's group
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Omnipod Users

This group is dedicated to giving OmniPod users a place to discuss and share our experiences so that we may grow and help each other "make diabetes a smaller part of our lives."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…See More
May 25, 2009
Manny Hernandez left a comment for Josh Karren
"Hi Josh, Welcome to the TuDiabetes family! Here is the New Member Guide, for you to check out when you get a chance, so you can learn the things you can do to make the most of the community. There is an excellent Omnipod users group, you should…"
May 25, 2009
Josh Karren posted a blog post

Omnipod Site Issues

I have been a diabetic for 8 years now. I just began using the Insulet Ominpod pump a week ago and have had numerous problems with finding sites that work. I have tried all over my stomach, back and side but none seem to work for more than a day. While it is supposed to work in the shower, the cannula seems to get dislodged and stops working afterwards. The same thing happens after I sleep. I have gone through almost 10 pods in 6 days and do not see how I can continue this. Any suggestions?…See More
May 25, 2009
Josh Karren is now a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes
May 25, 2009

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June 11, 2001
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8.0
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Omnipod Site Issues

Posted on May 25, 2009 at 9:07pm 5 Comments

I have been a diabetic for 8 years now. I just began using the Insulet Ominpod pump a week ago and have had numerous problems with finding sites that work. I have tried all over my stomach, back and side but none seem to work for more than a day. While it is supposed to work in the shower, the cannula seems to get dislodged and stops working afterwards. The same thing happens after I sleep. I have gone through almost 10 pods in 6 days and do not see how I can continue this. Any suggestions?… Continue

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At 2:48pm on April 3, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Josh...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 6:24am on April 3, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Josh. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
How are you doing? I hope well.
I lived in Lexington for many years and was an Educator in Wayland and Arlington. I hope you have a great birthday. Reed

At 12:59pm on April 3, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Josh.....
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 12:45pm on April 3, 2011, Doris D said…
At 9:48pm on May 25, 2009, tracy said…
Josh - welcome to TuDiabetes, it's great to have you join us! I am also using the Omnipod - but with a lot less trouble than you are. I'm sure others on the Omnipod group will have suggestions also, but here are my first few - 1) Are you using some kind of skin adhesive agent before you apply the pod? i use skin-prep, and it works well for me. 2) I have used several different sites for my pod - abdomen, sides, back/hip, outer upper arm, anterior pelvis, lateral thigh and on the front of the thigh. 3) Have you checked with your trainer? Maybe if you would revisit them & have them just watch you insert, they would have a suggestion. I do so hope you area blet o get your problems resolved - please do let us know how things go for you. If I can answer any other questions for you, please feel free to contact me. Again, welcome!
At 9:14pm on May 25, 2009, Ron said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad you are here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 9:12pm on May 25, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
Hi Josh,
Welcome to the TuDiabetes family!

Here is the New Member Guide, for you to check out when you get a chance, so you can learn the things you can do to make the most of the community.

There is an excellent Omnipod users group, you should join.
 
 
 

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