Katkat
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  • Columbus, OH
  • United States
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Katkat replied to Kay459's discussion 'New to Omnipod- can you help me figure out what I am doing wrong?' in the group OmniPod Users
"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?…"
Oct 16
Katkat replied to Kay459's discussion 'New to Omnipod- can you help me figure out what I am doing wrong?' in the group OmniPod Users
"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…"
Oct 16
Katkat replied to Kay459's discussion 'New to Omnipod- can you help me figure out what I am doing wrong?' in the group OmniPod Users
"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…"
Oct 15
Katkat replied to Kay459's discussion 'New to Omnipod- can you help me figure out what I am doing wrong?' in the group OmniPod Users
"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).…"
Oct 15
Katkat replied to Kay459's discussion 'New to Omnipod- can you help me figure out what I am doing wrong?' in the group OmniPod Users
"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…"
Oct 15
Katkat replied to Steve's discussion 'OmniPod Newbie Guidance' in the group OmniPod Users
"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…"
Sep 9
Katkat replied to Steve's discussion 'OmniPod Newbie Guidance' in the group OmniPod Users
"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,…"
Sep 9
Katkat replied to gorajekd's discussion 'OmniPod Failure Help!' in the group OmniPod Users
"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."
Aug 7
Katkat replied to gorajekd's discussion 'OmniPod Failure Help!' in the group OmniPod Users
"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…"
Aug 7
Katkat replied to jenndaloop's discussion 'Surfing/Water Activities- Questions about the Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"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…"
May 30
Katkat replied to Robin's discussion 'omnipod falling off' in the group OmniPod Users
"I use skin tac to keep my Dexcom on. I don't have to for my pods, but if it works on the Dexcom...I've used it on my pods when I've gone white water rafting and it stayed secure.…"
May 28
Katkat replied to jenndaloop's discussion 'Surfing/Water Activities- Questions about the Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"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…"
May 28
Katkat replied to jenndaloop's discussion 'Surfing/Water Activities- Questions about the Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"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…"
May 27
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…"
Apr 22
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

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Tips from others living with the same issues
Date diagnosed
March 12, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
OmniPod
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http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241114360
Tell us more about you (optional)
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

http://www.tudiabetes.org/events/videochat-winter-fatigue-staying-positive-and-active-while-waitin

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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