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type 1--becoming more insulin resistant

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ren May 15, 2013. 25 Replies

At my last doc appointment, my doc looked over all my numbers & printouts from my Omnipod and Dexcom & said that since there is NO discernable pattern, she thinks I am becoming more insulin…Continue

Opinions on stomach pain

Started Jan 11, 2013 0 Replies

Hi all, I'm interested in whatever advice anyone can give me. I'm T1 for almost 14 years now, just started taking control of my health overall and better control of my diabetes in the past year. A1c…Continue

Tags: type, 1, diet, digestion, gut

Weight Loss and Dexcom

Started this discussion. Last reply by KCCO Sep 18, 2012. 15 Replies

I recently switched from MDI to Omnipod and was hoping that my insulin needs would go down as my management improved. Well, that hasn't happened, and I'm getting extremely discouraged. I really…Continue

Pump first, CGM second

Started this discussion. Last reply by KCCO May 17, 2012. 1 Reply

I want to hear from someone who switched to a pump first, then later got on a CGM.I thought I would want to start my OmniPod, get used to it, and then get hooked up to a Dex...but now I'm not so…Continue


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Maismommy replied to KCCO's discussion 'Belly Band!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I had to use the back of my arms in the later stages of my pregnancy with my omnipod. I was amazed the amount of people who thought it was a stop smoking patch"
Oct 16, 2013
lizzistardust replied to KCCO's discussion 'Belly Band!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I used the ones from Motherhood Maternity and didn't find them helpful in that way at all. Hiding half-zipped flies or making a CGM sensor less obvious, yes, but it wouldn't have helped hold a sensor or site on. I eventually started…"
Oct 16, 2013
KCCO added a discussion to the group Oh! BABY!!!

Belly Band!

Hi all! Has anyone used those popular belly bands before they were pregnant? I am thinking about getting one to help hold my pod and dexcom sensor on and wondered if anyone had any experience.I've been wearing my pod and sensor on the lower part of my belly and the typical stuff I use to hold them on doesn't usually work there--too much bending and shifting and clothes in the way.Any experiences?See More
Oct 16, 2013
KCCO replied to shelby76's discussion 'Where do you wear your sensors?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I'm a side falling-asleeper and then a back already-asleeper. :) I love wearing mine on the outside of my thighs. I also like to use the back park of my hip, below where my waistbands hit. I haven't noticed any accuracy problems. I do know…"
Aug 26, 2013
KCCO replied to KcF's discussion 'Things we love about the new, smaller omnipod!' in the group OmniPod Users
"Why are you guys injecting air into the insulin vial (old or new)? Why not just shoot it out into the room or a sink or something? I was told that you have to equalize the pressure when you're pulling insulin from a vial. On my old pods, I…"
Aug 26, 2013
KCCO replied to Scott A's discussion 'Using Apidra with a POD and also higher BG values on 3rd day...' in the group OmniPod Users
"That's a good tip, Izza. I've been using my SkinPrep pad over the pod adhesive, but haven't really focused on those two holes. I'll have to start remembering to do that!"
Aug 26, 2013
KCCO replied to GrandmaKissy's discussion 'Reaching out to OmniPod users' in the group OmniPod Users
"I don't know if you're aware but with most insurance, you can dispute their decision to not cover a certain item, especially if they cover similar items. If you've got some time before you have to make a decision it might benefit you…"
Aug 26, 2013
KCCO replied to MrsCooper's discussion 'Rash/ Skin irritation' in the group OmniPod Users
"I use coconut oil on my site's after I change pods. I've never really had a rash per se, but I did get a pretty nasty little infection from a site once. Not sure why and by the time I saw it, I couldn't track down the correlating pod.…"
Aug 26, 2013
KCCO replied to Delilah Brien's discussion 'Anyone figure out a way to OPT OUT of the endless "confirmation" steps on the new PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Seriously though. I'm more cheesed about those stupid short needles. I get lots more bubbles now. I figured the pods aren't as deep so they need the shorter needles. Has anyone else had that issue? Have you tried using an old-version…"
Aug 26, 2013
KCCO replied to Delilah Brien's discussion 'Anyone figure out a way to OPT OUT of the endless "confirmation" steps on the new PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Mind doesn't beep, it vibrates. Is that a setting that I turned on without knowing it? I'm with Scott A above. I think it would work just as well if it allowed you to do a fingerstick, then confirmed who you were before bolusing just in…"
Aug 26, 2013
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Jul 25, 2013
Kilij replied to KCCO's discussion 'T1, trying to lose weight....and now this??' in the group Diabetes and Women
"Hi KCCO. I'm sorry to hear you're having all of this trouble. Here's a video on estrogen and diet that I found interesting: Relieving Yourself of Excess Estrogen. I've had type 1 diabetes for 32 years. I had the best weight loss…"
Jun 27, 2013
KCCO replied to ratgirldjh's discussion 'OMG - I feel so much better on this diet!!!' in the group Primal/Paleo for Diabetes
"No one has answered you, so I'll jump in. It's scary to be diagnosed at that age--I was too and I'm 29 now. But looking back now, I think it was scarier for my mom because I was just like, "Okay, take a shot for this,…"
Jun 25, 2013
KCCO added a discussion to the group Diabetes and Women

T1, trying to lose weight....and now this??

Hi all! Sorry in advance that this is a long post....I've been T1 for 14 years (currently using Omnipod + Dexcom & the combo is REALLY working for me), had a "sluggish" thyroid for about 3 years and have been taking synthroid (or a generic) for all that time. I recently gained about 40lbs after my wedding and even though I've been eating a LOT healthier (cut out processed foods/drinks and eat mostly Paleo) and upping my activity level, I could not lose any of the weight. My endo kept…See More
Jun 24, 2013
Ren replied to KCCO's discussion 'type 1--becoming more insulin resistant'
"I have taken Metformin since my initial T2 diagnosis. The only side effect I can say I notice is that very infrequently, I get an upset stomach (I tend to take it on an empty stomach so that's likely the reason). When I say 'very…"
May 15, 2013
KCCO replied to KCCO's discussion 'type 1--becoming more insulin resistant'
"Thanks Nell. I don't have another doctor appointment until July, so I'm going to give it until then to decide whether I want to start on met. I read about two or three chapters of Dr. Bernstein's book (that's all I could make it…"
May 15, 2013

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At 1:12pm on March 21, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home KCCO...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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At 1:00pm on March 21, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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At 12:20pm on March 21, 2012, catlover said…

Hi KCCO- Thanks for the friend add. I always like to meet animal lovers. I became D-1 a month before you. You will find a lot of great info here. Just read the discussions on the forums. Any questions, just stop by my page. Cat =^..^=

At 12:01pm on March 21, 2012, catlover said…

HI KCCO- Hello and Welcome to TuD !!!1

At 2:35pm on March 20, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 2:23pm on March 20, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.




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