"oh my, I can't imagine not being able to get in touch with my doctor right away......our doctor and the nurse practitioner the works with him have BOTH give us their cell numbers. the NP will actually answer a text from me right away. At our…"
"Hi , my daughter is 12 and was diagnosed 5 months ago. She at first was adament that she did not want a pump, no tubing for her as she liked to wear tight fitting clothes. Now she is warming up to it and wants only the omnipod. I had…"
"My Daughter was doing shots for 6 months before she wanted to go on the pump. Yes there are some drawbacks to the pump, but for her, it has been so much more freeing and she doesn't feel as restricted with what time she eats and what she…"
"Thanks so much to everyone for all of your feedback. I am so excited (I was going to say pumped, but thought better of it!) to hear that basically the pump is a good thing and althogh there are things to watch for, it can make your life a little…"
"My son is 12...he is on Novalog covering carbs at 1/10 and on 18 units of Levimer at night. With the exception of yesterday after lunch he has been in his "range" 80-180 with some extreme lows in the middle of the night and after…"
"So sorry to hear of your diagnosis. It's such a hard disease to get "used to," and things change so much - I have found online support key to what I know and I how I cope, so I'm glad to see you here!
So I agree with what…"
"Thanks. I was really hesitant to get the omnipod and now I feel like it is a possibility. I can't get my son to agree to the pump:( , so they won't even do it right now anyway. I wish I could find a local pump user so he could see it in…"
"That's cool. I didn't know they let you do the omnipod anywhere else. I will have to look into that. My son won't let us do the shots anywhere but the arms or thighs. He is very hesitant to get the pump because he doesn't want…"
"I hear a lot about people hearing things like this in pump classes, and I don't know where it comes from. My son is thin, and wears his omnipods on his arms. He has had probably 4 - 5 fall off in 1.5 years of using them.…"
"My son is quite thin and has had no issue. Having said that, the belly is not a site we use (he won't do shots there either). We use upper thighs, lower hip/top of the tush, and backs of the arms.
When he swims, the…"
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Kim Vlasnik, you NAILED it! In this video, Kim Vlasnik takes our breath away as she describes what its like to be a person with diabetes. Fortunately, Stanford’s Medicine-X Conference gives ePatients, like Kim, a chance to speak since we carry the Read on! →