Maureen Giannone
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  • Mountainside, NJ
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September 15, 1973
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OmniPod is a winner!

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 10:07am 3 Comments

A few months ago I began the process of looking for new pump (thanks to Cozmo going under) and with much research as well as comments from here I decided to give OmniPod a try.

Without a doubt it was a stressful situation.

As of last week I am an official OmniPod user! I cannot say enough good things about it! The entire concept of not having a wire hanging on me was the selling point and has proven to be just incredible. No more forgetting to plug back in. (eventhough it… Continue

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At 5:30pm on July 9, 2009, Amylia Grace said…
Hi Maureen, I got t1 after a bad case of the chicken pox, too! I got the pox at Xmas and diabetes over Easter. S***** holidays! ;) Amylia
At 5:43pm on July 8, 2009, Marcia said…
What is your insulin to carb ratio? Mine is 1unit covers 6g. of carb. My Target is 120, and my basal is 1.7 12am -12 am. I don't exercise a lot, just a walk now and then. I am trying to figure out what I did today...last test was HIGH and test for Ketones! I'm thinking it was lunch Curried chicken with vegetables and very small amount of rice. Shared with boss...she ate the egg roll and the fortune cookie! I am trying to find a great CDE to help me with counting carbs...any suggestions on books to read?
At 9:36pm on July 7, 2009, Marcia said…
I read your reply to Jim use less than 100 units of insulin over 3 days? How? What do you eat? Drink? Give me some guiidance, I wear the pod for 2 1/2 days and use up the 200 units.
At 7:41pm on May 15, 2009, Lois said…

Sorry to be late with this. I'm not looking forward to typing with a cast on my wrist for 4-6 weeks. But, anyway......


And many, many more!

Lois La Rose
Milwaukee, WI
At 10:22am on May 15, 2009, Stacey :0)~ said…
Happy Birthday!!! :0]
At 5:58am on May 7, 2009, Patricia Vachunek said…
You are hysterical! I like that! I like your age determinent. Tee hee! Your plans with the pump are good. There is a secretary at the school I teach at that chose the Omnipod as her first pump and she seems to like it. I just don't think I would like the gizmo on my abdomen. I have enough meat there. The Pod would be even more to get in my way. Oh well. But keep Medtronic in mind. It is simple and easy. It has a sensor also which you can look into which I tried for a few months. It tells you when your sugars are going too low so you can take care of it. It just got in the way of my teaching. The kids would say, "Senorita V, you are buzzing!"

Good luck and let me know if you need my help. I won't be able to go to Boston since I have grad courses I am taking and one of them will be on that Thursday. Are you going?

At 5:12am on May 7, 2009, Patricia Vachunek said…
Hi Maureen! I read your profile and we have so much in common! I am type one diagnosed in 1976 on the Medtronic pump. It is super! My A1C is 6.5 and this pump had a lot to do with it. Go to and see the info about it. I changed from Animas. I like this pump so much better and it is so easy to do the insertion! Write me if you would like to know more. I'd be more than happy to help you!!

Be well,
"PJ" Vachunek
At 6:49pm on May 3, 2009, Joe said…
howdy neighbor! waiiiiiit, that picture doesnt look like ANYWHERE in NJ =)

1973?! how cool! anoother T1 from the 70's welcome to TuD, and I hope you find this site as much fun as I do. Cheers!
At 2:50pm on May 3, 2009, Phil said…
Hi Maureen! I am very similar as I have had type 1 since like the exact same year as you! Wow!
At 12:19pm on May 3, 2009, Marie B said…
hi Maureen, welcome! I'm also a long time type 1 living in NJ. Click - here - for a link to the insulin pumper's forum, where you can search discussions about pumps and pumping. let me know if there's anything else I can do.



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