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Ren replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Could be interesting: Casting call for a man with type 2'
"How cool! Good luck, T2 Men."
Feb 21, 2014
Ren replied to Dondi's discussion 'Omnipod (New Version) Failures' in the group OmniPod Users
"I don't know why I cannot. I have held it upside down, right side up, at a tilt, flat: no luck. I've tried it with 90-ish units in it, and with 25 units in it. No luck. I've tried doing it without inserting air into the expired…"
Feb 21, 2014
Ren replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Quick Insulin Pump Survey'
"Done - I hope I accurately translated the questions into OmniPod answers."
Feb 13, 2014
Ren replied to Jen's discussion 'Joking about diabetes'
"I think it's funny, tho I admit, I do have rather a warped sense of humor. I don't worry too much about what people think caused my (LADA) T1. It just ... is."
Feb 13, 2014
Ren replied to TheDiabetesHero's discussion 'I was just TOLD that marijuana can replace insulin.'
"" ... and the population of Colorado just tripled." ;)"
Feb 13, 2014
Ren replied to ajbaum's discussion 'Couple Questions as I'm considering OmniPod' in the group OmniPod Users
"You needn't carry the PDM all the time - you only "need" it to take a bolus and you could replace your current meter with the PDM if you'd like. It's a beautiful thing!"
Feb 12, 2014
Ren replied to Chadha's discussion 'Unexpected highs suddenly'
"This sort of thing happened to me recently but my numbers were MUCH higher. I was able to trace the start of my problem back to the date I received a steroid shot. Have you taken/received any unusual medication recently?"
Feb 12, 2014
Ren replied to dishers's discussion 'Test strips where do you dispose of them?'
"I carry all my testing goodies in a small wristlet so I just dump my strips in there and empty it out regularly."
Feb 11, 2014
Ren replied to TheDiabetesHero's discussion 'I was just TOLD that marijuana can replace insulin.'
"Is that because you'd be too paranoid to eat?"
Feb 11, 2014
Ren replied to Dondi's discussion 'Omnipod (New Version) Failures' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've lost every single pod (since the transition) due to an error during bolus - some after 10 hours; others longer - but always with .05 insulin left to deliver. That's neither a coincidence nor user error. And as a result, I am going…"
Feb 11, 2014
Ren replied to Clare's discussion 'PDM Consistently low' in the group OmniPod Users
"Aaaaahhhhahahaha. Yeah, that would be bad. (I don't know what "control solution" is ... guess I should find out, eh?)"
Jan 31, 2014
Ren replied to Clare's discussion 'PDM Consistently low' in the group OmniPod Users
"Glad to hear it's not the PDM. As an aside ... you surely do get a lot of blood on that there strip! ;)"
Jan 31, 2014
Ren replied to JeffD's discussion 'Feeling attractive as a diabetic.' in the group Single Diabetics
"hahaha! See, I like both the opening humor and this bit. Bravo!"
Jan 28, 2014
Ren joined Manny Hernandez's group

Single Diabetics

You may or may not be dating, but if you have diabetes and have no life partner currently, this is the group for you.
Jan 28, 2014
DomCobb1 and Ren are now friends
Jan 27, 2014
Ren replied to Dondi's discussion 'Omnipod (New Version) Failures' in the group OmniPod Users
"Ah yes, that's correct. Sorry - I remember now it's the out-of-pocket cost they reimburse."
Jan 24, 2014

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
Shared knowledge
Date diagnosed
April 4, 2007
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0 - June 24, 2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Tell us more about you (optional)
Diagnosed Type II. After 2 years of A1Cs >12, a change to a specialist resulted in a LADA diagnosis. Have been <7 since I taped an OmniPod barnacle to my belly (Oct '11). :)

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"Search" tips needed, please

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 11:17am 2 Comments

I'm having a little trouble understanding how the "search" feature works. As an example, I put the term "$15" in the box and it brought up about eleventy-billion posts. The results don't include only those posts with a dollar sign and 15, but also just the number, 15. It seemed that photos with the number 15 attached were also included.

They results weren't listed chronologically ... or, as far as I can tell, alphabetically.

Can someone offer tips or instructions for more…


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At 11:16am on May 30, 2013, FHS said…

Thanks for the friends request, still here!

At 9:07pm on April 3, 2013, FatCatAnna said…

Ren - thanks for your comments on my blog about the i-port (and they come from Patton out in your neck of the woods - you'd think you'd get a discount - insurance or not ). I'm not sure if it will covered either - but will probably pay out of pocket - since I was with insulin pump - but this is a much cheaper alternative then forking out $6-8K, etc. etc.

At 1:36am on January 31, 2013, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is 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 vent to, if needed.
At 5:45pm on January 30, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Ren, 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..

Here’s a place that might interest you.

Please feel at home, you are with friends

At 2:17pm on January 30, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Ren!!
Good job with your A1c!!
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:
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 9:40am on January 30, 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 9:33am on January 30, 2013, Stress said…

Welcome to a great site! also on the pod since Dec 2012 and loving it!

At 8:52am on January 30, 2013, Marie B said…

hi Ren, welcome to TuDiabetes! please join our Omnipod group




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