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Mark replied to Dave's discussion 'Some praise for Insulet' in the group OmniPod Users
"I also have had nothing but good experiences with Insulet and the older generation and new generation Omnipod systems. I am now in my 4th month with the new pods and have not had a single priming failure or site failure or malfunction of any kind.…"
Feb 11
Mark replied to joey's discussion 'new user help and tips' in the group OmniPod Users
"If needed, shave the areas where you place the pod. A rotary electric shaver works great. This will improve adhesion to the site. Don't use antibacterial soap unless indicated by physician. You want your skin to maintain healthy, noninvasive…"
Feb 7
Mark replied to SueSue's discussion 'CoPilot software with new PDM's' in the group OmniPod Users
"Interesting- I tried last year a W7 VM with Parallels, VMware, and Virtualbox and they all crashed and wiped out the OmniPod. Also the new Dexcom software stopped working - could not recognize the G4 device. So with Parallels latest version (v. 9)…"
Oct 31, 2013
Mark replied to SueSue's discussion 'CoPilot software with new PDM's' in the group OmniPod Users
"I think there is a (subtle) problem with the way the Omnipod software uses USB communication. For instance, running the software on a VM (virtual machine) completely crashes the PDM- everything is wiped out and you have to reprogram all the…"
Oct 30, 2013
Mark replied to Scott A's discussion 'How much should my pods cost me monthly with 70% insurance coverage?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Through middle providers (like Liberty Medical, I have no is why this is necessary)they bill insurance $60-$70 per pod. So expect something like $70*0.3*30 = $630/ 3 months"
Aug 19, 2013
Mark added a discussion to the group Geeks With Diabetes
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open access article: Feasibility of Outpatient Fully Integrated Closed-Loop Control

Interesting open access article from the Kovatchev group at UVa. Supplementary Data is the User Manual, also very interesting. And a slide deck - a good overview. Markhttp://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/36/7/1851See More
Aug 13, 2013
Mark replied to Mark's discussion 'Software for new Omnipod (PDM model UST-400) on a VM running Windows XP? Crash the PDM still?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Is this success with the newest Omnipod with PDM UST-400? I have tried all possible VM software with Windows XP and Windows 7 an always get a fatal crash with PDM UST-200, wiping out everything."
Jul 18, 2013
Brando replied to Mark's discussion 'Software for new Omnipod (PDM model UST-400) on a VM running Windows XP? Crash the PDM still?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have a MacBook Air (mid 2011) running OS X 10.8.4 and run Parallels 7 from an external HDD with Win7 VM. I run Co-Pilot on there just fine... I told the port selector wizard in Parallels when you plug in a new device to only use the PDM with…"
Jul 11, 2013
Steve Hackenberg replied to Mark's discussion 'Software for new Omnipod (PDM model UST-400) on a VM running Windows XP? Crash the PDM still?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I am with you. I run VM's on my Mac all the time. Major PDM crashes. I tried twice and learned. I have not tried Co-Pilot on any VM inside an XP or Windows 7 machine but I too am curious. I would hope someday Insulet would lobby to have…"
Jul 9, 2013
markeeezy replied to Mark's discussion 'Software for new Omnipod (PDM model UST-400) on a VM running Windows XP? Crash the PDM still?' in the group OmniPod Users
"VM means virtual machine. Basically you run a program on your Mac that contains an instance of Windows inside the program. So you're running both operating systems simultaneously. What Mark is saying is that when he tries to do this and use the…"
Jul 7, 2013
dishers replied to Mark's discussion 'Software for new Omnipod (PDM model UST-400) on a VM running Windows XP? Crash the PDM still?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I read in the omnipod extension guide on the internet that the Omnipod will not download anything until it has a 24h period in data. So Tomorrow I will check to see if that was what was wrong here with mine. I hope so. $5 grand is a bit much if the…"
Jul 6, 2013
dishers replied to Mark's discussion 'Software for new Omnipod (PDM model UST-400) on a VM running Windows XP? Crash the PDM still?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I also have a mac hubby still likes windwos so we loaded the software onto that, not showing up any of the BG I put in, now wondering I am only playing with it, I do not have a pod on since my training date is in 2 weeks. but I put in my blood…"
Jul 5, 2013
Mark replied to redhead's discussion 'Omni Pod Trial Challenges -- Advice?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have to shave my belly and the back of my arms with a Philips rotary shaver before affixing a new pod. I also use Hypafix tape: Hypafix dressing retention tape I swim and it still stays on, but shaving is a must."
Jul 1, 2013
Julie ~Type 1 Pumper replied to Mark's discussion 'Software for new Omnipod (PDM model UST-400) on a VM running Windows XP? Crash the PDM still?' in the group OmniPod Users
"First, I am "a bit slow" on computer lingo...so, what do you mean by "run a VM"? I have a MacBook Pro with Core i5 processor. I could not get the software to download when I first received the UST400 (the first time I tried it…"
Jun 30, 2013
Sarah K replied to Mark's discussion 'Software for new Omnipod (PDM model UST-400) on a VM running Windows XP? Crash the PDM still?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've never been able to get mine to work through VMWare. :("
Jun 27, 2013
Sarah K replied to Mark's discussion 'Software for new Omnipod (PDM model UST-400) on a VM running Windows XP? Crash the PDM still?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Mine does on the UST-400. Don't know the cause, but it is weird. :("
Jun 27, 2013

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Date diagnosed
May 15, 1975
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.1
What pump model do you use, if any?
Freestyle/Omnipod

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At 4:04pm on January 30, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Mark...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 7:41am on January 30, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Mark. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:28am on January 30, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Mark!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 4:26am on April 14, 2010, Osob said…

At 11:43am on July 14, 2009, Kristin said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Mark! Glad that you joined!

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