Megan Ritter
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Minilink charger has red light?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Dec 23, 2010. 3 Replies

Hi all,For the past few weeks, when I put the minilink into the charger, a red light comes on. I replaced the battery recently, so I know that isn't it.  And it seems to still work fine. Has anyone…Continue


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Darrenv commented on Megan Ritter's blog post 'Day 1: Omnipod Style'
"How is it going? I stopped using Medtronic because of belly discomfort. Just about to say "YES" to the omnipod, hoping I can use my arms. I am also looking forward to Omnipod's integration with the Dexcom, which I have and I love.…"
Oct 22, 2014
Megan Ritter replied to Camber's discussion 'Sites on Belly?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"For my last pregnancy, I used the sides of my stomach throughout and had great results. It may also depend on how you are carrying. I'm currently on my second pregnancy, and my bump is wider and I think I'd have a harder time. I now use…"
Sep 17, 2014
Megan Ritter replied to Andrea G's discussion 'Advice for 2nd baby' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"That's a tough one! I hate that as T1D we can't just randomly say, hey, let's procreate now! Lol. My endo allowed me for both pregnancies to start trying once my A1C was under 7. I was 6.9 the first time around and 6.8 this time…"
Jul 1, 2014
Megan Ritter added a discussion to the group Oh! BABY!!!

Omnipods not sticking as well when pregnant?

Hi ladies! I'm about 5w with baby #2, but this is the first pregnancy while wearing the Omnipod. I've noticed that I tend to be a bit oily (I know, yuck!) the first trimester and it seems that maybe it isn't just my face and hair... my pods seem to not be sticking as well.Has anyone had experience with this? I don't have any of those "bands 4 life", but should I get one? Is this something that will last all pregnancy or just the first trimester?Thanks!See More
Apr 14, 2014
Megan Ritter replied to Sp!tf!re's discussion 'Need Pregnancy Tips- Please help! :)' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Congrats Heather! The Balancing Pregnancy book is a must, and the women here are also great with questions/concerns/panics. It can be hard to know if you've found the right doctor, so do your best, follow your gut, and just be sure to be a…"
Oct 28, 2013
Megan Ritter replied to Anna's discussion 'My Baby Girl Is Here!!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Congratulations! What a beautiful and happy family!"
Jul 2, 2013
Megan Ritter replied to ladybell89's discussion '100% increase of basal rate at 4 weeks?!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I agree with Anna- don't think about the amount of insulin, focus on your blood sugars. In fact, I had to go back to that mentality post baby, b/c I think we often fear more insulin or have preconceived ideas of what amount of insulin we should…"
May 15, 2013
Megan Ritter replied to Anna's discussion 'Induction scheduled for May 29th...ahhh!!! Need some advice on L&D' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Take a deep breath, Anna, it will be okay! 1. Definitely bring some juice and snacks with you to Labor and Delivery so you have it on hand. 2. We bought a ton of juice for when I came home and breast feed and I used it up quickly... I ended up…"
May 15, 2013
Megan Ritter replied to tebbemae's discussion 'What would you do?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"For my pregnancy, I saw a regular OB who was in a practice with a MFM just in case... I'm sure that if you saw a regular OB who at least was comfortable and knowledgeable about when it would be needed to refer you to a MFM, that would be…"
May 14, 2013
Megan Ritter replied to Sharon Fung's discussion 'Fearghus 君擇 Timothy Patrick Fung (Fearghus is pronounced Fer-gus)' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Adorable! Congrats and I'm glad to hear the second c-section went better than the first! Take care of yourself as you recover!"
Apr 29, 2013
Megan Ritter replied to TheQueenFIVE's discussion 'life AFTER birth... with diabetes' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"YES! Holy cow it is so hard! Plus, at least for me, my body is different and my diabetes seems different since being pregnant. I tried to do basal testing, but realized I seem to shift every few months with regards to my basal rates, so I have…"
Mar 18, 2013
Megan Ritter added a discussion to the group Oh! BABY!!!


Hi ladies, My husband and I are debating on how a second child will join us- adoption or another pregnancy. One thing that really worries me is that after having our daughter 1 1/2 years ago, we discovered I have arthritis/mild degeneration in my SI joints- or the joints between your spine and pelvis. I'm terrified that a pregnancy would make this worse, or at best, be really painful. Does anyone have any experience with arthritis and pregnancy in addition to the 'betes?? I mean, honestly, the…See More
Feb 14, 2013
Megan Ritter replied to kphil06's discussion 'Baby is here!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Congratulations! It sounds like a really difficult time, but that you and your husband did well given the circumstances. Don't forget to be kind to yourself! We all stretch ourselves to give our all to our new babies that we forget to care for…"
Feb 13, 2013
Megan Ritter replied to lizzistardust's discussion '"Your A1c is 6.4 & the Doctor is VERY Concerned About That."' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Ugh is right! That was what I hated most about being pregnant- the ignorance! I had a NP tell me to make sure I took sugar tablets with me in case I had a low blood sugar... I was like, really? I've had this disease 20 years, and I'm on…"
Jan 29, 2013
Megan Ritter joined priscilla's group

diabetic moms

this group is for moms who are diabetics and want to chat about the ups and downs of managing their diabetes while taking care of the kids and their needs.See More
Jan 23, 2013
Megan Ritter joined amy mercer's group

Diabetes and Women

A group for women living with diabetes who want to share stories and ask questions about women's health issues: pregnancy, infertility, menustration etc.etc.
Jan 23, 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?
I'd like to have women to talk with who are also pregnant!
Date diagnosed
April 27, 1993
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use

Megan Ritter's Blog

Old but new Dexcom!

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 11:38am 2 Comments

I just started the Dexcom, but they just got approved for a new one... oh the irony! At least I get a free upgrade! Check out my post:

Mama 'betes

Day 1: Omnipod Style

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 9:13am 4 Comments

I've officially made the switch from a medtronic pump to the omnipod. Let the adventures begin!

This is for all the D-Mom's out there!

Posted on September 5, 2012 at 7:20am 1 Comment

There are some things that Diabetes can teach you... silver lining anyone?

A letter to D Moms

Should I switch to the Omnipod?

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 12:46pm 4 Comments

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At 8:01am on December 19, 2010, Linda G said…

CONGRATULATIONS to mummy and daddy!!!

At 1:13pm on December 16, 2010, Osob said…

At 2:01pm on December 8, 2010, Pamela1977 said…
Hi! I just replied to your post and then noticed on your page that you're pregnant! Congratulations! I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and 10 month old twin sons and I've had T1 since I was 3, so if I can ever offer you tips or support, feel free to send me a friend request. :-)
At 1:39pm on December 7, 2010, Doris D said…
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know more "About Us":
At 7:27am on December 7, 2010, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups on the site. It is a great way to get to know the community.
At 6:47am on December 7, 2010, Marie B said…
hi Megan, welcome! Please join this Group

we also have a Group for those currently pregnant, but it is much smaller. I'm from Alexandria, btw. Let me know if you have any questions about our community.



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