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Mark replied to Scott A's discussion 'Are the Dexcom sensors lasting as long these days?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Just to add my 2 cents. I got a new receiver & transmitter about a month ago... and I haven't had a sensor last more than 5 days since! Start getting ??? and dropped, wildly off readings, had one fail after 3 days. Don't know if…"
Mark replied to Kate's discussion 'New syringe design' in the group OmniPod Users
"It is a little harder to get a smooth push when filling the pods, but they are definitely easier to see."
Nov 19
Mark replied to SherryAnn's discussion 'Sticking Needle' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've gotten three 'replacements' for sticking pods that failed. They all came w/ the new syringe and didn't have a problem with any of them."
Oct 20
Mark replied to SherryAnn's discussion 'Sticking Needle' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've had this happening repeatedly with my current shipment, Lot L41072. I have about 5 pods left and of the 30, I'd say at least 15 didn't insert correctly. Most of them worked all the way through, but I've had 3 or 4 fail, one…"
Oct 17
Mark replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'Clock on PDM' in the group OmniPod Users
"Clock is always slow for me as well. Every so often I'll correct it, but it just gets slow again by several minutes."
Aug 27
Mark replied to KevinS's discussion 'Taking a pump vacation makes you realize how amazing the Omnipod is' in the group OmniPod Users
"x3 :)"
Jun 26
Mark replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've gotten a call from Abbott twice in the last two days. The message they left says they need 'more information'. When I initially called about the recall, they wanted me to use them for future test strips and I refused. I…"
Mar 12
Mark replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Anyone not able to get their sensor to last more than 7-10 days?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I'm lucky if I can get mine to last a full 7 days before it starts with the ???'s. I've never had one last even two weeks, I think the most I've ever had is about 10 days."
Mar 9
Mark replied to Dondi's discussion 'New article on Artificial Pancreas Testing' in the group OmniPod Users
"It's such an amazing time. I've been a diabetic for 48 years now. All the treatments that you could only imagine or never even thought of happening are actually either coming to fruition or on the verge."
Feb 27
Mark replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"That's exactly what she said. When I asked if I could just continue to get them from my pharmacy, she said I could but if I 'changed my mind' I could call them back with the additional info. I definitely don't think this was…"
Feb 22
Mark replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"I called this morning and they're shipping out the 400 replacement strips by Fedex. They did ask for my doctor & insurance info to try and get me to get my future strips directly from them, but I opted out. I told them I'd rather just…"
Feb 22
Mark replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"I was kind of worried that I never personally received any notification. I just happened to check here today and saw this post. I haven't called yet. But I think my first call will be to my pharmacy. Seems strange that there aren't any…"
Feb 21
Mark replied to Mark's discussion 'Problem w/ my G4...' in the group Dexcom Users
"You're not supposed to try and calibrate it or give it readings when it shows the ???. When I get ???, it usually comes back when I hit extremes, either low or high, then it starts picking up readings again. The ??? only last a short time, if…"
Dec 8, 2013
Laura replied to Mark's discussion 'Problem w/ my G4...' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have another question about Dexcom. Lately - the last one to two months, my Dex works fine except when I go high. I usually run between 70 and 100 and if I get to 196, I get the ???. I enter blood sugars but it won't work until I'm back…"
Dec 6, 2013
Laura replied to Mark's discussion 'Problem w/ my G4...' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hello - I talked to one of the people at Dexcom about this and they simply said that if you get that message 2 times in a row then it's most likely definitely not going to work and to call them."
Dec 6, 2013
Mark replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Insulet has an insulin replacement program (one Customer Service rep told me about it long ago on the old pods, after I had a few failures in a row and complained about losing the insulin). I haven't taken advantage of it, but you just have to…"
Nov 25, 2013

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A place to network with other diabetics about pumping with the Omnipod, I get mine on 2/3/11.
Date diagnosed
June 25, 1965
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At 7:43pm on January 30, 2011, Linda G said…
Ohhh....I SO love the cat in your profile pic ♥ Did you sketch it??
Welcome home Mark!
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, 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 house in the photo is where Dr. Frederick Banting lived and had his medical practice in London, Ontario, Canada...before going to the University of Toronto to work on diabetes research, and ultimately the discovery of Insulin.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 11:22am on January 30, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 9:25am on January 30, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Mark, welcome! you've had it even longer than I have! click on Groups and join the Omnipod Users.
good luck pumping! you'll love it.



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