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Laura replied to JulieJ's discussion 'I want my boys on the omnipod but need some advice.!!' in the group Momnipods and Popnipods!
"We used to waste a lot of insulin, also. The accuracy of the pump is so much better, I think it is worth it. As long as your Rx is enough to cover the insulin needed, go for it! Omnipod will do very small increments, giving better control when they…"
Jan 16
NatalieHodge replied to JulieJ's discussion 'I want my boys on the omnipod but need some advice.!!' in the group Momnipods and Popnipods!
"We threw away lots of insulin when my daughter was in honeymoon, and we pay cash for the stuff, but we have discount cards from apidra and we pay only 23 a vial, so I just didn't mind it very much. Now that she goes through 30 units a day, that…"
Feb 10, 2013
JulieJ left a comment for rain-2 day
"Welcome!! We have 3 t1 sons! You wil learn so much here! But yes...mostly that you are not alone!!"
Oct 1, 2012
Jacob's mom left a comment for JulieJ
"Hi Julie, thinking of you today, have your omnipods arrived yet, best of luck ask away if you have any questions, you will most likely benefit more from your omnipod trainer than your endo, so keep his or her card they are more than willing to come…"
Sep 15, 2012
Jacob's mom replied to JulieJ's discussion 'I want my boys on the omnipod but need some advice.!!' in the group Momnipods and Popnipods!
"so i guess it went better than you than thought at the endo's today! it sounds like the boys are ready and know what they want that is the most important thing. the start up may a bit stressful with the extra testing at night and during school…"
Sep 4, 2012
JulieJ replied to JulieJ's discussion 'I want my boys on the omnipod but need some advice.!!' in the group Momnipods and Popnipods!
"Pods are on the way!! We are all so excited! In the long run it might be a little more expensive but SO worth it for better control and no more shots!!!"
Sep 4, 2012
LukesMom replied to JulieJ's discussion 'I want my boys on the omnipod but need some advice.!!' in the group Momnipods and Popnipods!
"You will be wasting insulin...but if it is covered by insurance...I wouldn't worry about it. The benefits of the pump definitely outweigh the negatives. I would highly encourage you to use the pump. I have a 6 year old son who started Omnipod a…"
Sep 4, 2012
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Sep 4, 2012
Steve D replied to JulieJ's discussion 'I want my boys on the omnipod but need some advice.!!' in the group Momnipods and Popnipods!
"WOW...less thasn 28 units per day?? Really?? Including whatever "basil" he will be on? Of ccourse, you have to include that number as well. I would (like many others have suggested) just put in the minimum amount..then throw out the rest…"
Sep 3, 2012
Jacob's mom commented on JulieJ's blog post 'You never complain.....'
"ohhhh this gave me goose bumps so true only another D mom can relate to the burden of trying to pretend that everything is ok and the worry, the pulling at your heart, but on the other end they are great kids with coping skills and maturity by far…"
Sep 3, 2012
Jacob's mom replied to JulieJ's discussion 'I want my boys on the omnipod but need some advice.!!' in the group Momnipods and Popnipods!
"as long as your insurance co is providing you with insulin i wouldnt worry about "wasting" some my son is 14 and now and we fill it to almost the max we may have to deal with the other issue and changing it out every two days, i would…"
Sep 3, 2012
garidan replied to JulieJ's discussion 'I want my boys on the omnipod but need some advice.!!' in the group Momnipods and Popnipods!
"Diluted insulin is use for infants, but it is diluted in hospital daily. You could try to ask for diluted insulin made by you parents, and reservoid/pod changed every 2 days if insulin stability is a concern. The references I found: link1 link2 "
Sep 3, 2012
garidan replied to JulieJ's discussion 'I want my boys on the omnipod but need some advice.!!' in the group Momnipods and Popnipods!
"You could ask your endo do go with diluted insulin: it's not approved for pumps but it has been used before ..."
Sep 3, 2012
EllasMom replied to JulieJ's discussion 'I want my boys on the omnipod but need some advice.!!' in the group Momnipods and Popnipods!
"You'll be tossing a lot of insulin on any pump. My daughter uses around 10 to 12 units day. I put the minimum in every 3 days. I just have my endo write the script for 60u/day which gives me 2 vials/month. This covers the extra vial for school…"
Sep 2, 2012
JulieJ added a discussion to the group Momnipods and Popnipods!
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I want my boys on the omnipod but need some advice.!!

2 of my 3 t1 sons are ready to try a pump but don't want tubes. I have been talking to them about the omnipod for 2 years now!! Here's my ONLY concern...it takes 85u of insulin to start the pump. I have 2 kids that do not go through 85 u in a WEEK never mind 2-3 days. How much insulin do you go through in a month? Because we don't go thru even 1 full vial between the two of them. Maybe we are guessing too much on carbs and need to be using more judging by their numbers!! But...our insurance…See More
Sep 2, 2012
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Momnipods and Popnipods!

A place for parents of Omnipod children to come and talk...and share ideas that work best for childern on Omnipod.
Sep 2, 2012

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to find other poeple like myself and my diabetic sons!
Date diagnosed
June 7, 2005

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And then there were 3.....

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 7:25am 1 Comment

It was tough being away from Andrew knowing the challenges he was facing being newly dx'd. Was he eating right? Was he tesing like he should? Was he giving himself the right dose of insulin for what he was eating? Did he have everything he needed if he went low? If he was asleep, were his low's waking him up? It was in the hands of a "higher power" at that point. And I believed that this "higher power" gave him diabetes for a reason. And he did too...so he could be a voice for Bodie. Bodie had… Continue

Again? REALLY!!??

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 6:35am 7 Comments

It's been way too long since I added anything here...so this might be a long one...Here goes...

I have 3 sons. Andrew is 22. Carson is 10 and Bodie is 8. If you have read my other posts then you know about Bodie.

In June of 2009, Andrew was also dx with T1. What was such a shock to us was that he was 20 years old!! I didn't know anyone who had been dx so "late" in life at that point. I knew children...lots of children unfortunately, who had been dx with T1 when they were little. Our… Continue

Mom I want to be normal....

Posted on March 29, 2010 at 7:07am 4 Comments

Breaks your heart, right? About a year ago, as I was kissing Bodie good night and checking his BG one last time, he said to me...."Mom, I hope I'm not diabetic when I grow up." How in Gods name do you explain "forever" to a 6 year old? To him, "forever" is how long it takes at the grocery store. "Forever" is how long it's been since we went on vacation or even how long it's been since he had Oreo's...even though we know it's been a matter of hours or months or days. How long IS forever for a…

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You never complain.....

Posted on March 3, 2010 at 7:46am 3 Comments

How many tears do you cry? Really. I mean...for your child...for your spouse....for the other people who have diabetes? How many tears do you cry for yourself...as the parent of a diabetic child? A million? A bucket? A river? An ocean? Immeasurable....Even if and when you think, "We've 'got' this. No problem. We can totally handle this." You still cry. A little? A lot? In the shower where no one can see. In the daytime when you're alone and no one can see. When you see how many needles are…

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At 1:23pm on September 15, 2012, Jacob's mom said…

Hi Julie, thinking of you today, have your omnipods arrived yet, best of luck ask away if you have any questions, you will most likely benefit more from your omnipod trainer than your endo, so keep his or her card they are more than willing to come back or answer question. amy

At 4:29pm on March 5, 2012, Linda G said…

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

At 4:09am on March 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Julie. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 12:28am on March 5, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 12:58pm on March 5, 2011, Doris D said…
All your pic's are cute but your profile? Takes the cake! Awwwww
At 12:57pm on March 5, 2011, Doris D said…
Hope your having a GREAT Birthday today!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 8:25am on March 5, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Julie....
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 7:10pm on July 16, 2010, odie said…
hello, sorry to write but I'm also looking for someone named Raymond Coolbeth from VT?? may be an old relative need to findout ..
Thanks,Chris
At 5:22pm on March 21, 2010, odie said…
No sorry live in manchchester close by of course,
At 8:07am on March 12, 2010, Marps said…
oh, I can't even imagine. He helped his little brother through it for years and then wham! He's got it too? I bet your little one thinks it's cool, though, huh? Now big brother REALLY understands what's going on. haha.

20 is a lot older than 14 when it comes to having to deal w new things in life- but I can feel his pain. It's a HUGE adjustment. i was in denial for 7 years. There's some days when I allow myself to slip back into denial every now and again- just for a break from his 24/7 criminal called Diabetes.

How's your little one dealing with it? Kids seem to be able toa adjust better to changes because they sort of... forget... what it was like to be without it! But, it still breaks my heart every time I see a little kid take insulin. I volunteered at a hospital in CT a few years back, but I couldn't do it! I had to leave the room every time I saw those little kids with their meters and their needles. Ugh!
 
 
 

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