Sherry Ann
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  • Green Bay, WI
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Emily replied to Sherry Ann's discussion 'UMR and Distributer' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have UMR and UnitedHealthcare PPO, and use Edgepark for my pod re-orders. My plan considers the pods as supplies, and charges me 20% after deductible. Hope this helps."
Sep 6, 2012
Sherry Ann replied to Sherry Ann's discussion 'UMR and Distributer' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks for the reply. I know you are right that it all comes down to money, and all insurance companies are out to get as much as they can. I finally learned that Edgepark is "in network" for my plan, so UMR should at least pay for SOME of…"
Aug 27, 2012
jbowler replied to Sherry Ann's discussion 'UMR and Distributer' in the group OmniPod Users
"I don't know about UMR, but what I worked out is that it comes down to money: Some insurance companies class them as durable and some as medical supplies (like insulin). It all seems to depend on which causes us to pay most; Blue Cross Blue…"
Aug 27, 2012
Sherry Ann added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users
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UMR and Distributer

I am switching to UMR Insurance with the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus Network as of September 1. UMR seems to not know what end is up, and they could not tell me how to get Pods. Insulet said that UMR contracts with EdgePark, but Medco told me that Pods were "durable medical equipment" that would have to go through Liberty. When I looked up UMR's definition of "durable medical equipment" it covered wheelchairs and crutches, but nothing like the disposable Pod.What I need to know is this: for…See More
Aug 27, 2012
Sherry Ann replied to Lindsay's discussion 'Just Curious, Is there anyone who is generally happy with the Omnipod?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I will join my voice to the chorus that really likes the Pod. This is my only pump experience, but I would not think of changing back to MDI or to a tubed pump. Do I sometimes have trouble? Of course. But bad lots eventually go away and the freedom…"
Mar 28, 2012
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Mar 28, 2012
Sherry Ann replied to Allie's discussion 'Recent problems filling pods' in the group OmniPod Users
"I just got off the phone with Insulet for the second time this week because of this problem. Last night I tried changing my Pod and two in a row failed to let me load them. This is the fifth or sixth time this has happened to me in the last month.…"
Mar 28, 2012
Mike777 replied to Sherry Ann's discussion 'Artificial Pancreas at Mayo' in the group OmniPod Users
"WOW!!! Both articles gave me "cold chills"...I had a doctor (nerve specialist) I am seeing, and I told him about my son, Spencer, who is Type I. This physician said he had read in a medical journal about the artificial pancreas, and he…"
Feb 15, 2012
Tonya H replied to Sherry Ann's discussion 'Artificial Pancreas at Mayo' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Sherry Ann. :)"
Feb 14, 2012
Sherry Ann added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users
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Artificial Pancreas at Mayo

Hi folks, It has been quite a while since I have visited this site, but I wanted to share a link with you that my daughter just sent to me. She works as a statistical analyst at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, so she is very familiar with a couple of the doctors mentioned in the article. Two doctors at Mayo are going to start the second phase of a clinical trial on an artificial pancreas, and they offer some hope for us all. While I love the OmniPod, I am interested in this device and in the stem…See More
Feb 14, 2012
Sherry Ann replied to Katsz's discussion 'ERROR codes for the Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"Just this week I also had a Pod that failed in the middle of the bolus and did not give me any audible alarm. I just looked at the history, and the error code ended in 0064. I have been on the Pod for two years as of August 3, and this is the first…"
Sep 12, 2011
Sherry Ann replied to Arshag's discussion 'What is the minimum amount of insulin the pod allows?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I do not require much insulin, so the one time I tried to put in less than the 85 units, the insulin went in, but I did not get the double beep. When I tried to add more, I still did not get the double beep. I finally had to try to draw out as much…"
Aug 29, 2011
Sherry Ann replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'Tried a second time saline trial, got intensely itchy on second day' in the group OmniPod Users
"Before you spend a lot of money on products, try the Pod in a few different places. I have very sensitive skin, but I have no problem with the Pod on my arms, abdomen, and (sigh) the extra roll of fat above my waistline below my bra. However, if I…"
Aug 29, 2011
Sherry Ann replied to Newfer's discussion 'Waiting for my first OmniPod' in the group OmniPod Users
"Having your blood sugars under control should have nothing to do with gaining weight. If you eat right, count your carbs right, and get healthy exercise, you should be in good control and your weight should not vary. If you DO gain weight, you might…"
Aug 27, 2011
Sherry Ann replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'Should all kids be put on pumps at diagnosis?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I agree with the others that training on MDI is imperative, both for your daughter and for you. You and she must understand how injection therapy works just to have as a back-up. Do you need to wait a year for the pump? I would not think so, but…"
Aug 13, 2011
Sherry Ann replied to Rebecca's discussion 'Inconsistent pdm readings - anyone else?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Since my endocrinologist's technician always uses an alcohol swab on my fingers before she draws blood for my A1C check, I do not see why alcohol would NOT work! I try to always use the antibacterial cleanser before I eat my lunch, so I have…"
Feb 11, 2011

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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?
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Date diagnosed
April 18, 1966
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.1
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
OmniPod

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At 7:11pm on July 14, 2009, Linda G said…

Welcome to the family Sherry....see if you can upload a photo, and take a peek at some of the groups!
 
 
 

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