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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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lola and Steve D are now friends
Sep 6
Dave left a comment for Steve D
"Are you referring to this post of mine? If so, I'm not seeing the problem at all. Where did I say, or imply, that you were obnoxious? Is pointing to something you said and telling you how I interpreted it viewed by you as calling you…"
Jun 10
Steve D left a comment for Dave
"Dave- go to "omnipod" goup and note the conversation I posted."
Jun 8
Steve D commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
Jun 8
Dave left a comment for Steve D
"Steve, you're gonna have to point me explicitly to the thread/post before I can respond."
Jun 3
Steve D replied to rosi's discussion 'extended bolus' in the group OmniPod Users
"Just enter the bolus amount...then enter the % you wamt tp de;over oimmediately. Good Luck"
May 24
Steve D left a comment for Dave
"Dave- could you tell me PLEASE why you felt the need to interrupt the conversation (after my cardio event) and put in your two cents? Am I really that obnoxious?"
May 17
Steve D replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Looking again at your response...I am afraid I misread it the first time...but that does not change the fact that I NEVER said my Heart Attack was due to "Overdeliviery of Insulin". I never said that or even implied that I have reread your…"
May 16
Steve D replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"No...I did not say that, verbatim or othewise, Dave. Tell me how I did. And, to those who have made the Omnipod work for them, thats great! Kudos too them! I hope it works forever! I said it doesnt work for me, thats all! !"
May 16
Steve D replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thank You for your post and well wishes, Rob, I agree wholeheartedly with your views and with the feelings toward Insulet and the "blame game." I truly dont "blame" anyone for rhe crap that happened to me.....its just bad luck…"
May 16
Steve D replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thank you for the sympathy wishes....those who did. And thank YOU Scott for the brilliant insigt that I was unaware of. Doctors say it was extremely high surgars for an extended period of time that was the culprit...couldnt work the pod as I couldnt…"
May 15
Steve D replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"I actually gave up and swithed to the Animas Ping for a while...hated the tubing. Then ...I swithed and tried the "Snap" pmp......again, could not adjust. I cant wait until a tubless option is introduced...like the pumpthat Roche Labs is…"
May 15
Steve D replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"i KNOW EXACTLY How you feel, savage, I've had problems with the Omnipod since I started using it (in 2005). Just recently, my PDM crapped out (so I couldnt read it or send the pump any commands) and I ended up with a Heart Attack. Thank you…"
May 15
Steve D commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
"Just chedked my bg for the first time on yet a different pod today......well above 435! All Ive had to eat today was a salad and I have a malfunction AGAIN??? seems like Insulet "has solved all the problems..." HA!"
May 11
Steve D commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
"I just changed the Pod YESTERDAY amd tjem ;ast night..dor no reson that was obvious to me the thing was sounding the "deasth beep" (long steady beep) so I had to rise and change the goddamn thing AGAIN (at that ungodly hour) then (although…"
May 11
Steve D replied to thisisbs's discussion 'Experience with a vitrectomy?' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Oh yeah- I've had 5 (yes, five) vitrectomies across both eyes in nmy past. I could see the needle but it was essentially painless. Only after effects was limited peripheral vision...which has been annoying but handleable. All I can say…"
May 1

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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)
6.5
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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http://www.supportersofsurvivors.org

PLEASE VISIT MY SITE FOR HELPFUL INFO ON DIABETES, STROKE, BREAST CANCER!!!NOT SELLING ANYTHING THERE...I PROMISE!!

My site address is: http://www.supportersofsurvivors.org Pls visit and check us out! We have many ways we can help! "Always look on the bright side of life' (eric Idle)

Steve D's Blog

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 kidding...in 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 it...it "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…

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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 9:40am on June 10, 2014, Dave said…

Are you referring to this post of mine? If so, I'm not seeing the problem at all. Where did I say, or imply, that you were obnoxious?

Is pointing to something you said and telling you how I interpreted it viewed by you as calling you "obnoxious"?

Finally, I'm rather taken aback at your apparent view that public discussions on a public Bboard are somehow private in some way, and others reading should refrain from contributing their thoughts. As if anyone else offering a perspective is "interrupting".

It was no interruption, it was ordinary, normal, routine participation in a public discussion. To be absolutely blunt: In my opinion, your wording was very poor if you did not mean to imply the Omnipod system was responsible for your heart attack. The way you worded it strongly implied that, and I was not the only one to interpret your words that way, as the discussion demonstrates.

Perhaps, in light of that, you might reconsider how you said what you said, instead of blaming everyone else for interrupting you, and being hypersensitive about being cast as "obnoxious" simply because your rather politely challenged on that wording.

Just my 2 cents.
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No, you didn't say that verbatim, but you did say,

Just recently, my PDM crapped out (so I couldnt read it or send the pump any commands) and I ended up with a Heart Attack. Thank you very much...Insulet!

which sure read to me like blaming the insulin delivery issue (and Insulet) for your heart attack. Can you see how people might easily interpret your statement above that way?

Regardless, I hope you're recovering well! And if you feel the Omnipod was in any way a contributing factor, it's time to find another pump!

At 11:21am on June 3, 2014, Dave said…

Steve, you're gonna have to point me explicitly to the thread/post before I can respond.

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.

 
 
 

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