Rob Martin

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Rob Martin replied to Jim's discussion 'Do you use a smartphone app to help control your diabetes?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I use Carb Tracker. I found it to be the most complete and easiest to use of the diabetes apps I have tried."
Dec 11, 2013
Rob Martin replied to Stress's discussion 'PDM Failure' in the group OmniPod Users
"I store my PDM settings in a Google doc so I can easily access the info if I ever need to reset my PDM."
May 9, 2013
Rob Martin replied to Re's discussion 'software on a mac: advice please before I start' in the group OmniPod Users
"I was never able to get any of the emulators like Parallels or Virtual Box to see the PDM. The only way I've ever gotten it to work on my Mac was was to install and run windows via Bootcamp."
Jun 29, 2012
Rob Martin replied to Shawn MacKay's discussion 'pod removal' in the group OmniPod Users
"I usually try to change them after a shower and put lots of soap on the pod and run lots of water over the pod if I can. I've also had good luck using baby oil."
May 30, 2012
Rob Martin replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'six flags and pod placement?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I prefer the back of my arms when doing active stuff. Managed to get through 3 days of canyoneering in Utah a couple of weeks ago without ever knocking it off my arm. I wrapped the pod in an ace bandage to give some extra protection."
Apr 5, 2012
Rob Martin replied to Putertech's discussion 'What's your favorite spot....' in the group OmniPod Users
"Only place that works for me so far is the backs of my arms. I peeled a few off when I first started but I quickly developed a good "sense" of the backs of my arms and have not had any "peel offs" in a long time. I have not had…"
Mar 6, 2012
Rob Martin replied to johnnyjumpstart's discussion 'What to do when I didn't get the two beeps after filling pod?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I usually try them anyhow and like others here have had pretty good luck. I'm actually wearing one now that failed the 2 beeps and has been working like a champ for nearly 2 days."
Jan 24, 2012
Rob Martin replied to Rob Martin's discussion 'Interesting, Google knows I'm a T1' in the group OmniPod Users
"Interesting discussion, good arguments on both sides of this one as is usual with this group. I'm a web developer so I did know how this is happening. Still think it's a privacy violation for me since I actually am a T1 and someone like my…"
Dec 19, 2011

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Support and friendship
Date diagnosed
March 2, 2006
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod
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http://www.riverjournals.com

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Wow!

Posted on April 28, 2008 at 8:08pm 1 Comment

Just got my A1C results back (on my 50th birthday no less) and it's 6.4! Down from 7.2. Nice birthday present.

Must be the elevation. I just bought a house that sits at the lofty height of 8650' Not only is the view spectacular but the mountain air must be good for my blood sugar.

A Close Call

Posted on March 24, 2008 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

I was in Austin a couple of weeks ago attending the SXSW Interactive conference. The morning I was supposed to leave I accidentally took 30 units of my short acting insulin instead of my long-term insulin. Fortunately I immediately realized what I did. After wondering for a bit if I had just killed myself I call my doctor and get her answering machine. Taking mattes into my own hands I then proceeded to raid the mini bar and ate 2 Milky Way bars, a bag of M&Ms and a package of Famous Amos… Continue

About me

Posted on January 18, 2008 at 8:25am 4 Comments

In March 2006 I got a severe case of Pancreatitus and was in the hospital for 81 days, most of that time was spent in the ICU. Five months later I was finally starting to recover enough to get back to work and life.



My doctors had been holding out hope that my pancreas might recover and that my diabetes would be a temporary condition. Tests last August confirmed that my pancreas is not going to recover so I am now facing the reality of being a diabetic for the rest of my life. I've… Continue

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At 7:31pm on April 28, 2011, Doris D said…
At 10:16am on April 28, 2011, Britt said…
Happy Birthday! Fun to know we share the same day. : ) Nice pictures by the way, I can't wait to get back on the water.
At 3:53am on April 28, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Rob. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 9:42am on September 28, 2010, Emily said…
oh how I miss that mountain air...and the fall leaves. What a beautiful, beautiful place.
At 9:57pm on April 1, 2010, Judith Wy said…
Awesome picture for your post! J
At 11:23am on March 8, 2010, Gil DePaula said…
Hi Rob,

Pancreum is just starting. We have a CGMS prototype ready but need lots of investment to make all of our products come true. It will still take a few years. Some simple iPhone Apps will come soon. Only engineering work is going on for now.
After working for Minimed and Insulet for several years, a few of us think we can do better.
Stay in touch...

Cheers,
Gil
At 1:55am on January 26, 2009, LORRAINE OLIVER said…
thank you for being my friend
At 8:15pm on January 25, 2009, Anne said…
Welcome Rob...look forward to more pics with the new camera. Tu Diabetes is a great community and I'm sure you'll find it's content both useful and encouraging. Good Health for 2009!
At 6:52pm on February 27, 2008, hellbelly said…
Hey Ho; armchair rockstar status is mostly due to self-proclamation. However, I have in fact played in many bands, put out records/cd's, toured, etc. I can be almost 100% positive you have heard of none of them. I play in a band currently so I figure that will help assure my tenured position.
At 7:44pm on January 17, 2008, landileigh said…
i have a twin now! my diabetes was caused the same way. Acute pancreatitis!
 
 
 

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