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Piki101 replied to Katie's discussion 'First time Dexcom user' in the group Dexcom Users
"Happens to my dd every time she showers. Clearly the transmitter is not talking to the receiver for whatever reason. Not sure if water gets under the transmitter or if it is the heat of the water or what but after a while it always comes back on.…"
Nov 8, 2013
Piki101 replied to Schmutz's discussion 'Express Scripts--No longer covering Freestyle Test Strips!' in the group OmniPod Users
"We have not yet received the letter but I am sure it is coming. We currently get our strips with our pump supplies through CCS so I would have to assume our Free Style strips will still be covered. Insulin on the other hand we get from Express…"
Nov 4, 2013
Piki101 replied to Milia4315's discussion 'PDM broke can I still leave the pod on? HELP :)' in the group OmniPod Users
"Pod will continue to give her basal until it expires. Unfortunately she will not be able to bolus and will need to give herself injections at meal times. Batteries should still be good in the pod."
Oct 31, 2013
Piki101 replied to Michele Stark's discussion 'Express strips to discontinue freestyle coverage' in the group OmniPod Users
"Does your insurance company offer a 3rd party company for medical supplies (CCS, Edgepark, etc? A lot of people get pump supplies, CGM supplies and testing supplies from these mail order medical supply companies. Maybe that is an option to avoid…"
Oct 19, 2013
Piki101 replied to Kristi's discussion 'Dexcom G4 Case' in the group Dexcom Users
"We use this one. It is a Brixometer made by Shapeways. We have only had it about 6 months or so but we like it. http://www.shapeways.com/model/819600/brixometer-case.html Since my daughter is only 8 and does not carry a purse or anything she also…"
Sep 13, 2013
Piki101 replied to Firehead's discussion 'Frequent G4 Sensor Failures on Slender Person' in the group Dexcom Users
"My daughter is 8 and in the 40 percentile for height and weight. We started using the Dexcom G4 about 6 months ago. She had alot of sensor failures in the belly and lower back/butt area. She too never went a full week with using a sensor before it…"
Sep 8, 2013
Piki101 replied to Larry D's discussion 'New Pod Frustration' in the group OmniPod Users
"That has happened to us a couple times too too. We usually just jiggle it a little and it clicks."
Aug 19, 2013
Piki101 replied to Larry D's discussion 'New Pod Frustration' in the group OmniPod Users
"My daughter is on box #2. We have not had any bad ones yet."
Jul 26, 2013
Piki101 replied to Jillx4's discussion 'Headaches' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My 8 yr old daughter has had T1D for 5 yrs now and has headaches and/or stomach aches all the time (almost daily). It is usually due to low or high blood sugar but sometimes if her blood sugar is just rising or dropping too fast. It usually does not…"
Jul 6, 2013
Piki101 replied to TexasDad's discussion 'Nighttime Routine - Fear of Hypo' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My daughter is 8 (diagnosed at 3 1/2). Snack of choice in our house is chocolate milk before bed. I have heard from older diabetics that ice cream or yogurt is a good choice as well. We have always checked overnight between 2 and 3. Yes, a lot of…"
Jul 6, 2013
Piki101 replied to Vanessa's discussion 'Any Ideas Or Tips On How To Remove Site Less Painful???'
"Hello! Congratulation on becoming a pumper! Unisolve is what we use for my 8 year old daughter to remove the Omni Pod. I believe you can buy it online but our insurance covers it through the medical supply company that we receive pump supplies from.…"
Jul 6, 2013
Piki101 replied to Budababe's discussion 'OUCH!! Pod is hurting from insertion to point of early removal' in the group OmniPod Users
"Did you wear an insluin pump before the OmniPod? Is it possible it is an allergic reaction? When my daughter started pumping at the age of 4 with Medtronic she used to get the large nickel sized red welts. Some also oozed a clear liquid and…"
Jul 6, 2013
Piki101 replied to Firehead's discussion 'Frequent G4 Sensor Failures on Slender Person' in the group Dexcom Users
"My 8 yr old daughter is in the 40% for height and weight. We find that we have problems with the sensor when it is on her belly. It tends to fail alot for whatever reason and no matter how many times we restart it it does not last the full week.…"
Jun 8, 2013
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Jun 8, 2013
Piki101 replied to E. Louise's discussion 'G4 Newbie Questions' in the group Dexcom Users
"My 8 yr old uses her sensor for 10-14 days. We stop the sensor on day 7 before it is due to be chaged and restart it. She also wears the sensor on her arms. We have gotten pretty accurate results."
Jun 3, 2013
Piki101 replied to Jay (JJ)'s discussion 'Products to Treat Low BG' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Glucose quick sticks (similar to a pixie stick) or glucose tablets which come in a tube. You can buy both at a local drug store or a chain store like Walmart."
May 23, 2013

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
1 or more of my children
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?
Date diagnosed
October 25, 2008
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omni Pod

Piki101's Blog

Hello! New to tudiabetes.org

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 5:19pm 3 Comments

Hello! I am New to TuDiabetes. I just happen to stumble on the site by chance and so far I like what I see. I have a 7 yr old T1D diagnosed in 2008 at the age of 3 1/2. Started on the MM pump in 2009 and switched to the Omni Pod a few months ago. Still struggling with keeping her blood glucose numbers steady despite the fact that we weigh and meausre all of her food. Because of all the highs and lows we have decided to use the Dexcom CGM to see if we can get better control. Looking for…


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At 4:59pm on February 23, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Piki!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
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,
click on "all groups". 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 resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for parents of children with diabetes, such as....
"Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes".
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:03pm on February 23, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 7:46am on February 23, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 7:02am on February 23, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Piki, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions. I’m so glad you are here.

Please feel at home, you are with friends




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