"I've never had to pull a pod (everyone's experience can vary, I've been on it 3 years). If you are going high then bolusing, it always takes more insulin to bring down a high, than it would have to pre-bolus. When are you bolusing?…"
"In my years of using the pod, I've never pinched up :) On occasion have had blood on the cannula. For me, thighs are the worst spot. I never had good absorption there, and they always hurt. Hated them on my abdomen too. My upper butt cheek and…"
"This can be very low cost. These days I totally get that processed foods are cheaper. High protein is kind of a no no too. Too much protein we will convert to glucose too. Moderate protein. The key to sustaining you are the healthy fats. I've…"
"My husband is a low carb vegan. Very possible. I seldom eat meat. Most of my meals are low carb vegetarian/low carb vegan and high good fats. But it is rare that I'd go over 50 carbs a day. And those are good carbs (vegetable sources and nuts).…"
"The condensation/fog in the little window is very common for me. Does not indicate a problem. If you are new to the pod, numbers are high, probably means you are just not adjusted to your MDI needs vs Pumps needs yet. Correct the highs. Kids have…"
"Sure. If you eat more carbs than your body can utilize in a day, your body stores it. You may see this as DP (Dawn Phenomenon). Essentially your liver will store this excess sugar and release it when it thinks you may need it. Usually…"
"I wear mine on my upper butt cheeks and arms mostly. In the 3 years I've been wearing the Omnipod I've only ever had 4 pods fail or have occlusions. So it can happen. I don't think you did anything wrong. I have little kids, I bike,…"
"I agree on the Skin tac. I don't use it for my Pods, I use it for my Dexcom, but it works wonders and I keep that on for 2 weeks plus without peeling issues. I did use skin tac on my pod when I went white water rafting with it on."
"I'm just not having failures. I had problems with a batch that were early manufactures, but I called about it, they replaced my box, and I'm only using pods made after 11/2013. I have heard of others having their PDM replaced and then no…"
"I use plain rubbing alcohol to remove mine. Works for me. No skin ripping. And Again, I never have to do anything for the pod, but for the Dex, if it starts curling up, I apply the skin tac, but I haven't had success dabbing it under the peeled…"
"Skin tac goes between your skin and the Dex/Pod adhesive. I actually started putting it directly on the Dex adhesive (sticky side only), letting it dry a few minutes to tacky and then putting it on me instead of slathering it on my skin then putting…"
"I'm not a surfer, but I've gone marathon white water rafting (class 5+) with the Dexcom and Omnipod on. I didn't wear a wetsuit. I did use skin tac to help my Dex and Pod stick better, and it worked like a charm. I highly recommend…"
"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…"
"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…"
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