Otto Blank
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ANTONIA RETMAN Jun 4, 2009. 3 Replies

 

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lotsofshots left a comment for Otto Blank
"Hi there, I hope that you have a very Happy Birthday today!"
Mar 21, 2011
Doris D left a comment for Otto Blank
"Get MySpace Comments without leaving myspace!"
Mar 21, 2011
Linda G left a comment for Otto Blank
"Greetings Otto..... Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Mar 21, 2011
Eric Rizzo replied to Otto Blank's discussion 'New member have question' in the group Omnipod Users
"No, I doubt the amount of insulin in the reservoir has anything to do with it. I always use 125 units and only see this issue on certain sites (mostly the inner thighs); other sites don't have the problem at all."
Jun 11, 2009
Don replied to Otto Blank's discussion 'New member have question' in the group Omnipod Users
"These "startup occlusions" are my #1 concern about using Omnipod vs other pump. It's baffling. I know the less fat at your site, the more Insulet would say to pinch up the skin when putting in a new pod, so from this I wonder if these…"
Jun 11, 2009
Anna Kingsbury replied to Otto Blank's discussion 'New member have question' in the group Omnipod Users
"I am on my second year with the Pod. I can honestly say I have never had this problem. Maybe I am lucky...I do know that when I am starting a new pod, and it is inserting, I do apply mild pressure to the pod while it is inserting. Don't know…"
Jun 11, 2009
Eric Rizzo replied to Otto Blank's discussion 'New member have question' in the group Omnipod Users
"Although I agree that customers should always voice their concerns and problems, I really don't think this is a "quality control" issue. I think it is simple a matter of the infinite variability when it comes to the human physiology.…"
Jun 8, 2009
Otto Blank replied to Otto Blank's discussion 'New member have question' in the group Omnipod Users
"Thank you all for replying to my question. I knew I wasnt alone with this problem. I know that insulet is aware of this but are acting like it is no big deal. They are are acting like they dont get to many complaints about this. Im not buing this…"
Jun 8, 2009
Eric Rizzo replied to Otto Blank's discussion 'New member have question' in the group Omnipod Users
"I do the same as Mayumi, except I do both an increased temp basal AND a 1-1.5 unit bolus when putting a new pod on my inner-thigh. With other sites don't have such a problem. For example, using the backs of my arms doesn't require a temp…"
Jun 8, 2009
Christina left a comment for Otto Blank
"You are welcome =] Hope you have a good day!"
Jun 8, 2009
Mayumi replied to Otto Blank's discussion 'New member have question' in the group Omnipod Users
"I usually give myself 2 or 3 extra units of Humalog after a pod change. Or something else that works ok for me is to run a temp basal +50% for 3 hours. Either one works for me, but your mileage may vary (ymmv). I've been doing this since…"
Jun 6, 2009
Dan P replied to Otto Blank's discussion 'New member have question' in the group Omnipod Users
"OK...this idea of the body learning the new location doesnt make sense from a medical standpoint. How would this explain MDI, when injections are rotated all over? Assuming this is true, what youre saying is, when first connected, you could inject…"
Jun 6, 2009
marty peters replied to Otto Blank's discussion 'New member have question' in the group Omnipod Users
"I started about 2 weeks ago......I had one pod change this week where I expereienced high BGs for the next 3 hours then it dropped to normal level. My CDE says to eat a small snack & bolus to test the pod after a change."
Jun 6, 2009
Alesha McElvogue-Calonkey replied to Otto Blank's discussion 'New member have question' in the group Omnipod Users
"I've been using my pod since March, haven't had this issue but my CDE said when I started a new pod to put it on, but before hitting start to insert the catheter to pinch up my skin under the pod like you would if you were to give a shot…"
Jun 5, 2009
tony replied to Otto Blank's discussion 'New member have question' in the group Omnipod Users
"I used to have this problem. What I do is bolus 1 or 2 units before changing pod depending my BG before the change."
Jun 5, 2009
Bradford replied to Otto Blank's discussion 'New member have question' in the group Omnipod Users
"I agree w/ FyerKrackr. I do not have it occur every time, but occasionally after a pod change I have to give a 'jumpstart' bolus that tells my body "alright, insulin is still here, it's just coming from some place new". I…"
Jun 5, 2009

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At 4:21pm on March 21, 2011, Doris D said…
At 10:30am on March 21, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Otto.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
 
 
 

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