Does any one have a kid that is using the omni pod? We are looking at it for my son but I am not sure how it works and my son is right in the middle of puberty so I am not even sure we should get a…Continue
"Humana in Texas does. I had to fight to get it covered because when I joined my wife's policy they claimed my out of warranty Medtronic pump was just fine, but they do list OmniPod as one of the pumps they allow.
If you go to this page on…"
"Blue Cross Blue Shield in TX does not. Fortuantely BCBS in my state does, and my insurance is out of BCBS in TX so the Omnipod folks used a loophole law to force BCBS to provide pumps for me due to BCBS coverage in my state. Gotta love insurance!…"
"Thanks Hilary! The main thing I like about the pods are he gets a basal every hour and we dont have to carry insulin on a short trip to the store! I can't even think about college...AHHHH! Good luck to your son as well!"
"I can only imagine the frustrations of being in school and having to deal with the Pod crap. Unfortunately, there is not any great option (as far as I have discovered) without tubing.....not able to make any suggestions until a new…"
"My son was on the omnipod for 3 years and just went back to shots 2 months ago. He is a senior in high school and I can relate to how you are feeling!! My son came to me and said that he felt the omnipod was too unreliable and too much work and he…"
I would just like to take a sec to vent. We have been on the Omnipod for about a year and a half now. My son is 12 so most of the work is on me, which is fine that is my job but ooooooh my! We have been thru 3 PDM's and that crazy sticky key alarm goes off in class all the time and makes my son so embarrassed. Plus the many dud pods. I know the insulet hold music by heart!!!!!! I know it is much better for my son because his bs are more regular but it is exhausting sometimes! So we r taking a…See More
"I will say his endo knows best! For me am 30 years and been taking Zoloft for the last 3 years with no side effects!
However I know they been talking about increasing emotions when taking it in preteen years. Again am not 100% sure, but his endo or…"
Today my son was diagnosed with depression. His dad and grandpa are both on antidepressants so we know it is genetic. He is 12 and we have had type 1 for 2 and a half years. I am really scared to start this medication. On the paperwork it says DO NOT give this medication to children under the age of 18. Of course I have an appointment to talk with his endo tomorrow but always get way better advice here than anywhere else. Has anyone had experience with antidepressants and diabetes in a preteen?…See More
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