MSD2013
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  • Jamaica Plain, MA
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MSD2013 replied to Jack's Mom's discussion 'Spot Recall of Freestyle / Omnipod Test Strips by Abbott' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks for posting this. I did have an affected lot but didn't find out until I was in the hospital giving birth to my son. My numbers were all over the place and we couldn't figure what was wrong. Stupidly we trusted my meter over the…"
Nov 22, 2013
NicIan replied to MSD2013's discussion 'Needle not retracting in new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"My dad broke into mine this summer. (I posted a couple of pics) For me the most interesting part was just how mechanical it is. For example the tiny gear that lets the insulin flow. I look forward to learning more from your investigation."
Oct 9, 2013
Dave replied to MSD2013's discussion 'Needle not retracting in new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I recently completely disassembled a pod and examined its operation in excruciating detail. I'm working on a write-up with pictures and animated gifs that I plan to post to this group when I'm finished. It'll be awhile, tho... work…"
Oct 8, 2013
MrManhattan replied to MSD2013's discussion 'Needle not retracting in new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks, sometimes I get extra pain during insertion and usually write it off as site sensitivity. Now I will check closer to make certain the needle is fully retracted."
Oct 8, 2013
NicIan replied to MSD2013's discussion 'Needle not retracting in new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've read this complaint on another Pod group. The recommendation is to flick the pod. The needle usually retracts after doing that."
Oct 8, 2013
FHS replied to MSD2013's discussion 'Needle not retracting in new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've had a number of pods randomly pop at some point after application. They do sound like something is "stuck" when the needle inserts so I wouldn't be surprised if the subsequent pop is because the needle is finally retracting.…"
Oct 8, 2013
john replied to MSD2013's discussion 'Needle not retracting in new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I agree here, as I can never actually see anything in that so-called window. I just must assume it worked, and check it again a half hour later to see if I have a leak or not."
Oct 8, 2013
john replied to MSD2013's discussion 'Needle not retracting in new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have had one that popped as if it was "primed" and then when actually placed on the site, it never gave an additional priming pop. Never would work and had to be replaced. No, I did NOT miss a step anywhere, as I follow all the steps to…"
Oct 8, 2013
MSD2013 replied to MSD2013's discussion 'Needle not retracting in new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Not really. The needle is silver and the cannula is a bluish color and with the black background it is really hard to see. I have had a couple since that didn't retract right away but if I jiggled it a bit it did. So now I can see the very very…"
Oct 8, 2013
MrManhattan replied to MSD2013's discussion 'Needle not retracting in new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Wouldn't this be visible in the Pod's cannula window?"
Oct 8, 2013
Zak Binder replied to MSD2013's discussion 'Needle not retracting in new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"This happened to me yesterday. Like you, I have experienced painful pods and I tend to try to make it at least 24 hours with a painful pod, just so I'm not wasting one. I lasted about 5 minutes with this one and when I pulled it off, it was…"
Oct 8, 2013
MSD2013 replied to MSD2013's discussion 'Needle not retracting in new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"The pink flag did show in the window because the needle inserted fully. It just didn't retract. So far so good with the next pod and it doesn't look like my previous site is infected, just bruised. I am glad there haven't been a ton…"
Sep 22, 2013
garidan replied to MSD2013's discussion 'Needle not retracting in new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"The new pod has a pink "flag" showing up in a window to assert the needle inserted. http://www.flickr.com/photos/71771724@N00/9052263802/…"
Sep 22, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to MSD2013's discussion 'Needle not retracting in new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"There is definitely a fine line between an inexpensive replaceable pod system and pods that are perfect (and more expensive). I just hope Omnipod continues to improve over time."
Sep 22, 2013
john replied to MSD2013's discussion 'Needle not retracting in new pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thankfully, I have NOT had that problem yet... (picture me hitting myself in the head to simulate wood). I hope we don't have a new problem entering the ranks with these new pods now! Good luck with this one, and let us know if it continues to…"
Sep 22, 2013
MSD2013 added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users
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Needle not retracting in new pods?

I started the new pods about 3 weeks ago. Since then I have had 3 squealers during priming, despite not overfilling and placing the pod to the right of the PDM. But this failure was a new one.I put a pod on yesterday morning and it hurt upon insertion. This happened a few times with the old ones and the pain usually went away fairly quickly, I just hit a tender spot. The pain did go away but I would have discomfort while rasing my arms sometimes. Today the pain became unbearable so I changed…See More
Sep 21, 2013

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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?
learn about pod
Date diagnosed
January 1, 2004
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

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At 7:08pm on February 14, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home MSD2013!!
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:14pm on February 14, 2013, Marie B said…

hello and welcome ! please join our pod group
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/omnipodusers

and hope to see you upload a new profile pic. let me know if you have any questions.

At 11:28am on February 14, 2013, 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 9:48am on February 14, 2013, 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!!!

At 9:48am on February 14, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

I went to College in Boston Lived in Lexington most of my life and was an Educator in Arlington. Reed

 
 
 

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