Saren's Groups

 

Saren's Page

Latest Activity

Natasha Bowlds replied to Saren's discussion 'New user impressions and questions' in the group OmniPod Users
"We also always fill the pod before starting the rest of the process. That's how we got the pod change down to a minute. :)"
Mar 1
Andy replied to Saren's discussion 'New user impressions and questions' in the group OmniPod Users
"All this is good advice. I think I see one problem with what you said. It's not the filling of the POD that mates it with the PDM but rather that occurs during the Priming Cycle. I regularly fill PODS before deactivating the old one with no…"
Mar 1
Lilnance replied to Saren's discussion 'New user impressions and questions' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi there. I have been on the pod since 2-13-13; I am a huge gym and bath freak so keeping the pod on was a must for me; cardio makes me sweat terribly! I use the smith and nephew skin prep pads. Its alcohol and adhesive together. It works great my…"
Mar 7, 2013
Saren replied to Sarah's discussion 'HELP! Think I just gave myself 8 units of air instead of basal'
"I have to agree with the others here. I don't think you were anywhere close to dying. We could probably stop all insulin for a couple weeks and still survive. Good to be on top of things though and it sounds like you are! Also to Eb - I've…"
Mar 5, 2013
Saren replied to vickim1970's discussion 'new to group and looking for pics of new pod' in the group OmniPod Users
"Well I think I've finally found a benefit of being big-sized! And seriously the pod doesn't look that big on you but it's clear the wearer's size makes a difference - it looks huge on some of the kids I've seen photos of.…"
Feb 28, 2013
Saren replied to MeganB's discussion 'Highs after pod changes again!!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I just wanted to make an update for the record. After a few more pod changes it is clear to me there is an issue. Although I've had a couple changes where there was no big impact on BS, it seems on average I need 2-4 extra units to accommodate…"
Feb 28, 2013
Saren replied to Saren's discussion 'New user impressions and questions' in the group OmniPod Users
"Agreed. I have discovered I can fill the new pod and take the plastic cover off before initiating the new pod routine. This allows me to apply the adhesive and let it dry before removing the old pod."
Feb 28, 2013
Saren replied to vickim1970's discussion 'new to group and looking for pics of new pod' in the group OmniPod Users
"Lol, you must be small. That pod looks huge compared to the bigger pod on my stomach :)"
Feb 28, 2013
Saren replied to Tracy's discussion 'Are there any T1 happy with Omnipod?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I just started 'poding and I'm happy. I had some issues getting them to stay on - fixed with Hollister medical adhesive. I had a pod that didn't seem to insert properly - fixed by stretching the skin and pushing down on the front of…"
Feb 26, 2013
Saren replied to Jack's discussion 'T1 and marijuana'
"I've been a daily user most of the last 20 years but stopped about 3 months ago. Now I just use it with friends probably once or twice a week. This was for nothing to do with diabetes but to address depression which I do believe marijuana…"
Feb 21, 2013
Saren replied to MeganB's discussion 'Highs after pod changes again!!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm new to the 'pod and this happened to me last night with pod #4. I changed my pod at the same time as you - after dinner but before a night snack (maybe 7:30). At about 11:30 I woke up for a bathroom break and checked BS - it was 17. I…"
Feb 18, 2013
Michael replied to Saren's discussion 'New user impressions and questions' in the group OmniPod Users
"F. Y. I. I always pull the plastic tab off before I fill as it seems to have less bubbles in the reservoir. I know you will have problems removing the insulin on a failed pod if it has not been deployed if the cap is still on. Don't know why…"
Feb 17, 2013
Natasha Bowlds replied to Saren's discussion 'New user impressions and questions' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm can't weigh in on the adhesive issue, as my son has had no problems with that. However, we always fill the pod before we deactivate the first pod. My son used to try to see how fast he could do a change according to the PDM, and the…"
Feb 17, 2013
Michael replied to Saren's discussion 'New user impressions and questions' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi Saren I have been a promoter of the Kinesio tape for a while on this site as it has worked so well for me. From reading the web site on the stuff it says it does not lose it's adheseion when wet. I use the an alchol wipe first to dry then a…"
Feb 17, 2013
Saren replied to T1Runner's discussion 'Transition to pump?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Unfortunately I was just getting over a stomach flu when I started so I was off my normal levels. At this point I'm sticking with my initial numbers until I get a little more data to work with. I'm still mostly under 9 or 10 with a couple…"
Feb 16, 2013
Saren replied to Vicky's discussion 'How can I help my son with type one diabetes?'
"I'd second this. I think it's important to be able to eat as close to what you want as possible. I'm 40 and still love my breakfast cereal - now I choose shredded wheat with bran which has no sugar. Add in some cottage cheese and a…"
Feb 16, 2013

Profile Information

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?
Caring and Sharing
Date diagnosed
January 29, 1985
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.6
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

Comment Wall (4 comments)

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

At 11:27am on February 10, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Saren!

At 5:25am on February 10, 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 4:46am on February 10, 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 11:03pm on February 9, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Saren!!
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:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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!

 
 
 

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

Meet The 2014 Big Blue Test Grant Recipients

  This year Diabetes Hands Foundation has pledged US$35,000 in Big Blue Test grants, continuing its support for programs aimed at providing lifesaving supplies, medical tests, treatment, and patient education to people living in need who have or at risk Read on! →

Kim Vlasnik: The Patient Voice

  Kim Vlasnik, you NAILED it! In this video, Kim Vlasnik takes our breath away as she describes what its like to be a person with diabetes. Fortunately, Stanford’s Medicine-X Conference gives ePatients, like Kim, a chance to speak since we carry the Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 1)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (has type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service