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Steve D's Discussions

Has Anyone tried the Asante Snap?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Nov 19, 2013. 21 Replies

I have pretty much "had it" with the pump I am using (the Omnipod) and am seriously considering the option...I got an email (dont know how they got my inormation....but it worked) Selling the Asante…Continue

Tags: pump, Snap, Asante

Insulet does it again!

Started Mar 30, 2013 0 Replies

My love/hate relationship with Insulet goes on still! I had been receiving WAY too many shipments of PODs so I called Insulet and cancelled the "auto - ship" program, then they started billing me for…Continue

Any new Users of the Animus "Vibe" system?

Started May 28, 2012 0 Replies

Hey there Everyone! There was a post today from "manoah" on the new Animus "Vibe"....having been a former Animus "Ping" user and a Dex user I'm very curious how it will all work out, I was…Continue

Another BAD POD!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve D Apr 9, 2012. 10 Replies

I was fast asleep this morning at 4:30...then the long beeeeeeep started on my pod, which had been on for 2 days, (left arm, front) this is the 5th (thats right...Five) pod from the same carton! The…Continue


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Latest Activity

Steve D left a comment for JARED
"I;m in Mechanicsville. Where are you in Ashland?"
Mar 2
Steve D replied to Aussie's discussion 'Stress and Sugars' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hell yeah! I try to exercise when I am feeling stressed, which usually addresses the bg issue."
Feb 5
Steve D replied to Avi e's discussion 'What's your experience with Omnipod for your children ? Good/Bad/Ugly ..' in the group Momnipods and Popnipods!
"I dont have any children but there is a subgroup on TU called "Omnimoms & Omnipops" for people with childre on the pod, I suggest you check it out for some answers/insights. Good luck, and PEACE."
Jan 16
Dondi replied to Steve D's discussion 'What is Manny Doing to this site?' in the group Dexcom Users
"It is just a reminder of what cruel people are out there trying to take advantage of people who already have a tough road, though manageable by diligence and patience. If only that guy could walk in our shoes. Hope you will reconsider as we need to…"
Jan 9
Ahmad replied to Steve D's discussion 'What is Manny Doing to this site?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Steve D, Am sorry for what you had experienced, I advice you to be more careful and forward any fishy messages or promotions to one of the admin group. They can be reached by the lower right corner of any page on the site. The internet is full of…"
Jan 9
jm replied to Steve D's discussion 'What is Manny Doing to this site?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Manny I love this site and the work you do. This site has saved me numerous times. I don't think you need to do anything different. I agree as soon as somebody sees something this bad they should have sent it direct to the administrator"
Jan 9
Bradford replied to Steve D's discussion 'What is Manny Doing to this site?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Oh! That link. Yes, Steve, I actually suspended that member myself just a few minutes ago. We do apologize for spammers like this slipping through the approval process from time to time. We do our best to shield the community from blatant nonsense…"
Jan 9
Bradford replied to Steve D's discussion 'What is Manny Doing to this site?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I'm not sure I follow. There's a link somewhere on this site that is titled that? Where is the link to this presentation so that I can look into it further?"
Jan 9
Manny Hernandez replied to Steve D's discussion 'What is Manny Doing to this site?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Steve D, I am sorry you received that SPAM email (I also received it). The individual who sent it was removed from the community within seconds (literally) of having sent it out. Please rest assured that we strive to make sure no spammers join the…"
Jan 9
A. Kelsey Metcalf replied to Steve D's discussion 'What is Manny Doing to this site?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Why would you watch a presentation by that name? I think the more prudent action would be to send a note to the site administrators notifying them of the post. There's no perfect net for bad posts, your expectations are unrealistic."
Jan 9
Steve D commented on Katherine's group 'Diabetes Burn Out'
"i WISH I HAD DONE THAT, Daricel!"
Jan 9
Steve D added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users

What is Manny Doing to this site?

I just sat through a very insulting presentation called "How to reverse your Diabetes (really) in 21 days" and I have never been so insulted in my life. In the end, you nneeded to put in your credit card....thats when I quit. Really? Type 2, Type 1, Late onset, pre-diabetes, doesnt matter. This guy will cure you...and stop the madness. No way. I cant believe this scheister is on this site! This place had been a great place to go to daily and share and learn! NOT ANYMORE!See More
Jan 9
Steve D commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I'm leaving for good today....when I sat through the Scheister presentation on this site about "Reversing My Diabetes in 21 days" It sas just so insulting, and I cannot beleive Manny & Co. are allowing this king of thing on what…"
Jan 9
Steve D replied to daricel's discussion 'Thinking of dropping the pump and going back to shots. Has anyone done this?' in the group Diabetes Burn Out
"Daricel- I did. Quit the pump (Omnipod) completely. Was back on MDI for two months. It was Hell. I was so out of control and had a maddening Insulin reaction just last week. Went right back to the pump, and will never do that again!"
Jan 9
Steve D commented on Katherine's group 'Diabetes Burn Out'
"I just sat through the worst attempt at stealing my money, and I cannot betlieve manny and co. are letting this warped comapny do their bidding on this site! "Reverse my Diabetes" Really? What is happening to this site?"
Jan 9
Steve D and Joseph are now friends
Jan 5

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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?
Networking with my peeers, niew info, news, etc.
Date diagnosed
May 6, 1981
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod - so, about 50% of the time, shots.
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Omnipod woes

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 7:52am 4 Comments

I am one of the poor unfortunate bastards who has been using the "Omnipod" inulin pump. Finally, after 5 years of struggling with it...yesterday my "PDM' just died. No the middle of bolus delivery it just stopped working. I know it SHOULD be under WARRANTY, howvever, I have been "blacklisted" by the geniuses at "Insulet" (for being so negetive onlin about their product) so I am not going to waste my time calling them.

Hello, Sweet Fur!

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 8:12am 0 Comments

I always explore the folks (like me) who have a dog for their avatar, and I saw that you are in Richmond, VA. I am in Mechanicsville, where in Richmond are you? Who is your endo? What is your Golden's (I'm guessing) name? He/she is beautiful, would love to meet him/her. My dog's name is Brady (like the Quarterback from my hometown in NE). Just sent a "friend" request, dont worry, I'm not a stalker or anything!

Do you want to feel less burned out by this filthy disease? Just watch tv for a while for the latest "Accu-check Nano" commercial on tv. It is an ad for a blood glucose monitor (yes, that's right....…

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 9:53am 4 Comments

Do you want to feel less burned out by this filthy disease? Just watch tv for a while for the latest "Accu-check Nano" commercial on tv. It is an ad for a blood glucose monitor (yes, that's right....a blood glucose monitor) and it has a background song sung by a chipper, sounds too young and cute, little girl: "Accu chec Nano- feels so right!" You got "feels so right!" Every time I see that commercial I cant help but think "Oh, yeah! Each time I stab myself to draw blood it could not…


The "Bon Secours" Health System is Nieither!

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 12:47pm 0 Comments

Living in Richmond, VA, I am subject to using the "Bon Secours" (Good Help) health system, which, unfortunately, I have nothing good to say about. They were great (medically speaking) when I was hospitlized for months after my diabetes - related stroke in 2005, but they are terrible when it comes to administration, especially their finance dept.. I was back in the hospital (another Bon Secours hospital) last year for more sugery (again...diabetes related) and though the surgery went without…


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At 8:51am on July 19, 2013, dishers said…
Ha Ha I meant most misunderstood. lol
At 8:47am on July 19, 2013, dishers said…
Nope not a golden, he is a 3y Tibetan Mastiff. very rare to have here in Canada, best dogs in the world and the most understood.
his name is Kalden.
At 7:30am on April 18, 2013, shoshana27 said…

why do you use shots & pump?

At 7:58am on March 5, 2013, jwinc said…

Thanks for the encouragement about the cataract. My vision is now 20/400+ in that eye, so hope the lense replacement improves my vision tremndously (I have scar tissue over the retina again, so may need another ERM peel after that). My A1C fluctuates from 5.8 into the mid 6's. It will be high this time due to hormones and going from extreme insulin sensitivity to insulin resistance the past 7 weeks. All we can do is keep trying. Wow, so many vitrectomies. Were they due to blood, retinal detachment, or ???? I am new to this site, so hope I answered where i should be answering. Love the "puppy".

At 5:48pm on January 16, 2012, Erik said…

No affiliation with any pharma or med industries--other than as a consumer. I work for Xerox.

At 6:08pm on January 15, 2012, Erik said…

Hey Steve -

Hope you are doing well. Saw your post on the OmniPod group site about a back to back pod failure--one during a reservoir fill. I wanted to share with you that I have had back to back to back failures when filling with refrigerated insulin, and zero while filling with room temp insulin. Just wanted to throw that out there in case refrigeration may be a factor for you. Erik

At 8:58pm on January 14, 2012, Putertech said…

Looks like NE kicked butt tonight!

At 10:00am on January 12, 2012, Putertech said…

What kind of dog is Brady? He looks like he's pretty big.

At 8:40am on January 12, 2012, Putertech said…

Well, we watched the Vikings screw up (well, I did more than my husband - he'd go fishing, I'd watch football....ha!). I watched the Packers when they were aired here. If they played the same time as the Vikings, only the Vikings game would air. Kinda sucked, as I'd much rather watch the Packers. It's hard watching a team screw up so much (Vikings). Oh well. My step-daughter and cousin are big Packers fans, as well as all of my step brothers. I think we need to change teams....ha!

At 8:37am on January 12, 2012, Putertech said…

Yes, she's a Siberian Husky girl. She'll be 10 months old tomorrow. She's actually my son's pup, but I puppy sit while he's at work. My van's warming up now to go pick her up. So I guess she's both of ours....ha! (It's a goofy pic of her.....)




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