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Stress left a comment for Tillie
"Welcome to a great site - check out the Groups for more info!!!"
Jul 22
jbowler replied to Stress's discussion 'Ever see LOW on your PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Abbott recalled all the FreeStyle test strips with a date prior to 8/2015 - well, they actually said don't use *any* of the current test strips and started manufacturing ones that work reliably with the Omnipod. Supposedly the issue is fixed,…"
Jul 18
Stress replied to Stress's discussion 'Ever see LOW on your PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks all - I guess I should have retested but when I saw LOW, I went into carb modeto raise it. Next time for sure!"
Jul 18
FHS replied to Stress's discussion 'Ever see LOW on your PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yeah to the retest. I'd also recommend a second meter if possible. I haven't been keeping up with the issue but the Omnipod meter had a tendency to read low. Maybe it's something that's been addressed, but that tendency combined…"
Jul 18
joey replied to Stress's discussion 'Ever see LOW on your PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I haven't had the low message but gotten the high message a bunch"
Jul 17
jbowler replied to Stress's discussion 'Ever see LOW on your PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"In cases like this I always retest. My blood sugar is currently high, but as an experiment I went to the bathroom, put a strip in my PDM, washed my hands and tested my blood sugar. I got 30. Then I *dried* my hands, actually poked my finger and did…"
Jul 17
Scott Wilkins replied to Stress's discussion 'Ever see LOW on your PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"It simply means your below 40. The sensor cannot reliably read your level below 40."
Jul 17
Stress replied to dino's discussion 'Word Association Game'
Jul 17
clubkobe replied to Stress's discussion 'Ever see LOW on your PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I too advise the CGM, if you can swing it. But in the meantime, I suppose if I had gotten the low reading, I would do another test and if it still read low, I would use a separate meter to check for accuracy. I have caught the Omni in an inaccurate…"
Jul 17
cellista8 replied to Stress's discussion 'Ever see LOW on your PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"To Stress: In the two years I have been on the pod, I have not had that reading. You might want to call Omni pod to confirm what it means. Also, I always double check a very low or high reading with a second test, to make sure there wasn't an…"
Jul 17
Stress added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users

Ever see LOW on your PDM?

When I saw this on my PDM it scared me because I’ve never seen it before. I had an eye doctor appointment yesterday for my retinopathy and after taking many pictures of both eyes, he said that he needed to burn some blood vessels in my right eye with the laser. I wasn’t worried because this isn’t the first time for laser treatments. As matter of fact when looking at the pictures of my eyes, you would think you were looking at the moon with all the craters. After the laser treatment, I drove…See More
Jul 17
Stress left a comment for azgirl1902
"Welcome to a great site! Check out the Groups for more info!"
Jul 17
Stress left a comment for kourtney prewitt
"Welcome to a great site - check out the Groups for more info!!"
Jul 15
Stress replied to dino's discussion 'Word Association Game'
Jul 15
Stress left a comment for Ellen
"Welcome to a great site full of great info!!"
Jul 14

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
Get better control of my D
Date diagnosed
September 18, 1982
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.5, July 31, 2014
Type of treatment/devices you use
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Weight Shift

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:56am 0 Comments

I had my quarterly Endo visit this week and overall everything went very well (latest A1C = 6.2). I had written down a couple of questions for her and one was concerning my weight gain over the past few months and why my pants don't button so easy anymore. She proceeded to tell me that my weight has not changed at all in the past 4 years! She said that my weight has "shifted"! I hate when that happens. So I guess it's back to planking and situps to un-shift it!

Ways to Lower Blood Sugar!!

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 5:53am 4 Comments

A new study published in the American Journal of Medicine has revealed a potential benefit from the use of cannabis. The article, entitled “The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among U.S. Adults,” investigated the blood sugar-related effects of cannabis use among participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2005 to 2010.

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Optimist or Pessimist?

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

When it comes to bolusing are you a pessimist or an optimist? I think that for the first year on the pump I’ve been a pessimist because if I wasn’t quite sure of the carbs in a food then I would bolus less than I should have. I recently went to my endo and she yelled at me to bolus-bolus-bolus for all food that I intake!! Since then my numbers have been better especially when I go out to eat or somewhere else where I’m not quite sure how the food was made. I’ve learned that I must bolus a…



Posted on May 29, 2012 at 5:53am 3 Comments

I was working in the yard this weekend and was sweating to the point where my pod on my abdomin came very loose and I had to replace it. I had just put it on that morning. I guess it's just another thing to be aware of using the Omnipod!!

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At 1:39pm on July 3, 2014, Tommi said…

Thank you for the welcome!!!

At 8:25am on March 3, 2014, Mandy said…
thanks so much stress for the greeting!
At 9:11am on December 13, 2013, Jen86 said…
Thanks for the welcome Stress! Much appreciated!
At 7:41am on November 14, 2013, Kyleena Newell said…

Hi! I actually applied for the Omni pod a couple of weeks ago! after 2 days I got the pump and everything! This Monday I get it set up to practice! and a week after that I actually get the insulin! I am super excited! Especially the way that it is so easy and soo compatible with my life style!I can't wait to get it actually set up! Taking shots 4 times a day and sometimes forgetting is not good and I am ready for a change!

At 9:08pm on June 20, 2013, Traci said…

Thank you for the warm welcome Stress.

At 10:55am on May 9, 2013, Pammie said…

Hi - don't have mine yet, but have been to the hospital today to start the education process. Hospital are still awaiting funding approval - luckily in the UK we don't have to buy medications for diabetes. I am really keen to just get on with it now!! Any negatives?

At 1:37pm on May 3, 2013, Marie B said…

hey just stopping by for a hi and hello.

At 7:50pm on April 15, 2013, annielee419 said…

I love you page! I just wanted to stop in and thank you so much for the friendship.

At 6:54am on April 9, 2013, sharon ross said…

10X for your nice WELCOME!

At 6:32am on March 17, 2013, Jelly Bean said…

Hi there, thanks for the welcome post last week! I actually have quite a specific Omnipod question which isn't covered in the manual, so I'm heading straight for the Omnipod group :)




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