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Katkat replied to Paul's discussion 'Omnipod and United Health' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have UHC and had to go through Edgepark because they won't deal with Insulet directly. No issues here at all though. You may want to double check who UHC will allow you to get supplies from elsewhere to avoid a bigger mess. But Edgepark…"
Katkat replied to whoami's discussion 'First time pumper(Omnipod): Edgepark vs Diabetes Speciality Center?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I actually use both. One for pods (Edgepark) and one for Dexcom (DSC). I like both just fine actually. Edgepark I reorder online, and they send me reminder email. I'm on auto fill so no bumps. I like that. With DSC, I'm on auto fill, so no…"
Apr 16
Katkat replied to barend's discussion 'HbA1c and mal functioning pods' in the group OmniPod Users
"This is good to hear :)"
Apr 6
Katkat replied to Cocheze's discussion 'High blood sugars - what is it?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have problems with my legs. I think that is a muscle issue there, for me. Muscle would be an issue for absorption certainly. But it could be a combination of a lot of things. Caffeine spikes some folks. Your medication could be an issue, but if…"
Apr 6
Katkat replied to Christine's discussion 'Pod placement on thin people' in the group OmniPod Users
"Arms are my favorite spot though. I don't get them caught on anything and I forget about them there."
Mar 10
Katkat replied to Christine's discussion 'Pod placement on thin people' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yep, the upper butt."
Mar 10
Katkat replied to Joseph's discussion 'freestyle vs. freestyle lite' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've been told there is no difference. Same product, different packaging to get extra shelf space. But that wasn't in writing."
Mar 4
Katkat replied to Rob's discussion 'I Need Help Finding A New Omnipod Supplier !!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I use Edgepark Medical. But if you still have your deductible to meet, you may be stuck paying whatever, as you will hit that $1000 anyway. I hope you already found a resolution."
Mar 4
Katkat replied to ajbaum's discussion 'Couple Questions as I'm considering OmniPod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've had Omnipod for about 2 and a half years now. I have an almost 3 year old and a 15 month old. They've not been able to knock it off. I did a marathon (26 mile) class 4-6 white water rafting trip with my Omnipod on. Didn't budge.…"
Feb 4
Katkat replied to Schmutz's discussion 'Express Scripts--No longer covering Freestyle Test Strips!' in the group OmniPod Users
"All I had to do was call and tell them my pump requires the freestyle and they ok'd it immediately."
Nov 4, 2013
Katkat replied to diabfighter's discussion 'President catches fainting pregnant Omnipod user' in the group OmniPod Users
"In another picture she is wearing a tubed pump. I think it is a Dexcom."
Oct 30, 2013
Katkat replied to Michelle's discussion 'Strange question...' in the group OmniPod Users
"I agree on the arms. Good all around."
Oct 16, 2013
Katkat replied to jmhnyc's discussion 'New user looking for help' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"I'm hoping that with the constant hunger being gone, I may cut down on some portions or snacking, and over time some weight loss will occur. Just give it some time. I don't think my insulin needs were any less from the get go. Now, I have…"
Oct 8, 2013
Katkat replied to jmhnyc's discussion 'New user looking for help' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"What is your goal for using Symlin?"
Oct 7, 2013
Katkat replied to jmhnyc's discussion 'New user looking for help' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"I've been on it since May. Since I've been consistent with taking it, it has been better, and days. Haven't taken it, I. Have noticed I have some DP issues. I've taken to injecting Symlin about 10 to 15 minutes before I eat, and…"
Oct 7, 2013
Katkat replied to Dave's discussion 'Favorite pod sites' in the group OmniPod Users
"Mostly arms. But I rotate in my backside, below my waistline, high buttcheek :) That area works rather well for me. I don't dig wearing it anywhere on my abdomen. My thighs rarely work for me. I bruise and it just hurts there for me. Maybe I…"
Sep 19, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
March 12, 2011
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Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
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Found out I was a type 1 when I went into DKA while pregnant with my second daughter in 2011. My brother is also a type 1, but he was diagnosed when he was 9 (1982?).

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At 5:31pm on June 11, 2012, Linda G said…

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

At 5:23am on June 11, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:55am on June 11, 2012, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Katkat!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 12:24pm on March 7, 2012, Marie B said…

hi KatKat, hope you can make our chat Friday, 3 PM your time I think. check it out here


At 4:35pm on March 6, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Katkat!

At 1:30pm on March 6, 2012, Marie B said…

hi katkat, welcome to TuDiabetes!

At 9:29am on March 6, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Katkat- Welcome to TuD. We are glad you joined the community.

At 8:15am on March 6, 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 8:11am on March 6, 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.

At 7:03am on March 6, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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




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