Pete Shaw
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Calling all diabetic surf sports people; I need a co-blogger...

Started Mar 24, 2011 0 Replies

Hi all,I'm looking for other diabetic surfers, kitesurfers, windsurfers, SUPers, body boarders, surf lifesavers - or other surf/board sports folk - to join me in co-blogging on…Continue


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Pete Shaw replied to John11's discussion 'Pod restart?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Reasonable questions that bring up a few points worth considering: - Infusion sites shouldn't be used for longer than three days due to the tissue damage that can occur and subsequent absorption issues. Infection risk is also increased. -…"
Sep 10, 2014
Pete Shaw and Steve are now friends
Sep 10, 2014
Pete Shaw replied to RobAW's discussion 'Where have you found a use for the used Pod batteries?' in the group OmniPod Users
"That's exactly what I used some for. Also came in useful for one of my god son's handheld games. Not sure his mum appreciated it though; noisy game and I think she'd been praying it'd go flat since Christmas day!"
Jan 7, 2013
Pete Shaw replied to Sophia'smommyLori's discussion 'Tagging BG on PDM' in the group OmniPod Users
"Perhaps a bit more time consuming but I log all my BG, CHO, insulin and activity data on a spreadsheet app on my iPad or iPhone. Best use yet for the 'forms' function in Apple Numbers. Takes all of five minutes to catch up if I've not…"
Jan 4, 2013
Pete Shaw replied to barend's discussion 'Not happy with the new PDM' in the group OmniPod Users
"Gets me every now and then too, usually when I'm in a hurry. Not an issue unless you're really rushing and put blood on the strip before waiting. That said, I got caught out a few times on the old version by not waiting long enough for the…"
Jan 4, 2013
Pete Shaw replied to whitey's discussion 'surfing with pumps....or not' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"Hi. I'm probably a bit late in seeing this but I'm a surfing/kitesurfing Omnipod user. Never had a problem with using it in the water and generally wear pods on the backs of my upper arms. I tend to use a latex/crepe wrap (think…"
Dec 21, 2012
Pete Shaw joined Sara's group

Athletic Diabetics

For all you athletes with diabetes (or wannabe athletes!) - a place to exchange workout tips and encouragement.
Dec 21, 2012
Pete Shaw replied to Pete Shaw's discussion 'Next gen Omnipods in use (UK)' in the group OmniPod Users
"True. Still Freestylin'"
Dec 21, 2012
garidan replied to Pete Shaw's discussion 'Next gen Omnipods in use (UK)' in the group OmniPod Users
"No, the lifescan verio strips will come in 2013, but no FDA or CE submission yet ..."
Dec 21, 2012
rivey replied to Pete Shaw's discussion 'Next gen Omnipods in use (UK)' in the group OmniPod Users
"I may have missed this but to our friends "over the pond" using the new pods, which BG meter is built into the new PDM? Has the Freestyle been replaced? Thanks"
Dec 21, 2012
SandyG replied to Pete Shaw's discussion 'Next gen Omnipods in use (UK)' in the group OmniPod Users
"At age 51 I agree with you!"
Dec 20, 2012
SandyG replied to Pete Shaw's discussion 'Next gen Omnipods in use (UK)' in the group OmniPod Users
Dec 20, 2012
barend replied to Pete Shaw's discussion 'Next gen Omnipods in use (UK)' in the group OmniPod Users
"You are right. Comparing the old with the new manuals I don't see any difference re alarms."
Dec 20, 2012
jbowler replied to Pete Shaw's discussion 'Next gen Omnipods in use (UK)' in the group OmniPod Users
"The manual (I'm in the US so haven't seen one yet) says that the vibration alert does not apply to critical warnings, so my guess is that the whine still happens in the various termination conditions. It's not going to be much…"
Dec 19, 2012
garidan replied to Pete Shaw's discussion 'Next gen Omnipods in use (UK)' in the group OmniPod Users
"There is a hole under the pod to stop it screaming, through a metal wire you push it."
Dec 19, 2012
Stacey replied to Pete Shaw's discussion 'Next gen Omnipods in use (UK)' in the group OmniPod Users
"Does anyone know if the "screeching" of the pods with pod errors occurs in the new ones? It doesn't happen often but I cannot stand when it does! And if you're saying it's harder to get the new ones apart, no bueno."
Dec 19, 2012

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Date diagnosed
June 1, 1985
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Currently trialling the Omnipod

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At 7:51pm on November 22, 2010, Priya said…

At 7:47pm on November 22, 2010, Linda G said…
Greetings Pete....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 5:11pm on November 22, 2010, Doris D said…
Hope ur having a GREAT ONE!!!
At 2:49pm on November 22, 2010, Doris D said…
At 11:42am on September 19, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Pete!
At 5:26pm on September 18, 2010, clarence haynes said…
Greetings from CANADA where INSULIN was discovered by BANTIN & BEST, JULY 30 1921. am a 93 senior partner a computer rookie, clinically dead in 1977 and would be interested in hearing how diabetes and your unusual sports make a happy mairrage. We are the new kid on the block, check out our website and photos.A column frm you would be inspiration to the newly dabetic who feel diabetes is a death sentance.At my ageI have enough things positive to keep me going for years. Keep in touch.I am getting a t-shirt made with the words, ''DO YOU HAVE A DIABETIC BUDDY?, IF NOT CAN I APPLY FOR THE JOB?
At 1:51pm on September 18, 2010, Linda G said…

Welcome home Pete!
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, 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 house in the photo is where Dr. Frederick Banting lived and had his medical practice in London, Ontario, Canada...before going to the University of Toronto to work on diabetes research, and ultimately the discovery of Insulin.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here are a few useful links to get you on your way:
If you click on "About Us" on the top banner, you will find the explanation of the founding of TuDiabetes and the name
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 12:38pm on September 18, 2010, Marie B said…
hi Pete, welcome! here is a Group you might want to check out
At 7:48am on September 18, 2010, Doris D said…
Here's a link to help our new member's learn more "About Us":
Also please put up a picture so we can tell you from other's on our Forum



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