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Tab replied to Ms Ashua's discussion 'Could it be this box of pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I am on the omnipod and love it. But I had a box last year that I had 3 pods in a row alarm out. All the same batch number. Called it in and they replaced the entire box. Can you check the lot numbers and see if they are all from the same lot…"
Jan 15
Tab replied to SherryAnn's discussion 'Holidays and Diabetes' in the group OmniPod Users
"Those are some wise words. Merry Christmas"
Dec 24, 2014
Tab liked SherryAnn's discussion Holidays and Diabetes
Dec 24, 2014
Tab replied to joey's discussion 'are pods able to go through an MRI????' in the group OmniPod Users
"It has to be removed, or the MRI will pull it off completly. Nothing metallic allowed in the room."
Aug 16, 2014
Tab replied to Bonnie's discussion 'Pod Problems' in the group OmniPod Users
"Personally I love it, been on the pod for 2 years now, and have had very few issues with failures."
Aug 11, 2014
Tab commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"I hit the 40 year mark this summer. Can't remember exactly when but definitely in the summer. I remember the clinitest tablets for testing, and boiling syringes. Wow how far things have come, thank goddess. I got my first blood glucose moniter,…"
Jul 9, 2014
Tab replied to joey's discussion 'going to a amusement park' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm thinking you should use some skin tac under your pod for that day, it will help greatly with the water rides. And as far as placement goes, I would put it on your back."
Jul 7, 2014
Marie B left a comment for Tab
Jan 29, 2014
Tab replied to S Lew's discussion 'Omni Pod and Exercising' in the group OmniPod Users
"Also on the pod and loving it. I'm a 48 year old female, T1 for almost 40 years now and I do boot camp 4 times per week. When I am doing an evening class I count only half my carbs at supper and lower my basal by 60%, and this has been working…"
Jan 23, 2014
Tab replied to Meghan's discussion 'Moving to Canada...??' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I'm in ontario as well, and without my insurance I would have to pay for all supplies."
Jan 16, 2014
Tab replied to Meghan's discussion 'Moving to Canada...??' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Yes I would think finding a job with a good insurance plan would be a great place to start. I forgot to mention that we do have universal health care, which means every visit to a doctor or a specialist or God forbid the hospital is covered. The…"
Jan 16, 2014
Tab replied to Meghan's discussion 'Moving to Canada...??' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Hi Meghan, I live in Canada, and I am an immigrant from Ireland. I remember living in Ireland and having a book that I took to the chemist and got whatever supplies I needed at no cost to me. Here in Canada it is not the same at all, you pay for all…"
Jan 16, 2014
Tab replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Temp Basal and Exercise' in the group OmniPod Users
"I work out in the evening (boot camp), so I eat supper and only count half my carbs. I then temp basal to -55% for 1 1/2 hours. My boot camp last an hour. This has proven very effective for me."
Sep 3, 2013
dishers replied to Tab's discussion 'Omnipod pod and IPad' in the group OmniPod Users
"I keep all my data on the ipad but I download all my data from the PDM into a VM on my mac, I then transfer the date in pdf form to my ipad, usually keep it in my documents to go. This way I have all the data the doctors need or anyone else, works…"
Aug 8, 2013
jbowler replied to Tab's discussion 'Omnipod pod and IPad' in the group OmniPod Users
"The issue is the USB protocol the PDM uses. However I've just done the tests again and I find that if I plug my PDM into my Windows 8 computer (which does not have any of the Abott or Insulet software installed) the PDM does generate a data…"
Aug 6, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to Tab's discussion 'Omnipod pod and IPad' in the group OmniPod Users
"I wouldn't say an Android device has more chance than an iPad. Bottom line is tablets like these are consumption devices, and not fully considered or intended for true "input/output" style computing. The only real common…"
Aug 6, 2013

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
July 1, 1974
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At 5:38am on January 29, 2014, Marie B said…
At 4:26pm on January 12, 2013, Linda G said…

Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend Tab!
Gee....we're neighbours!! I'm in Kitchener-Waterloo! I'm a wife of 33 years (hubby also diabetic), mom to two grown children, a grandma to 3 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer. I love to read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Tell me a bit about yourself!

At 7:02pm on January 11, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Tab, I was going to recommend you visit some of our groups but I can see you are a few steps ahead of me. As you can see there is a wealth of information here.

Please feel at home, you are among friends

At 6:17am on January 11, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 6:10am on January 11, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 4:04am on January 11, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Tab...fellow Ontarian!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!

Take care....and keep in touch!

At 8:53pm on January 10, 2013, nel said…

Welcome Tab ... we visited ON late August and got to meet other TU members ...that's the good part of being a Tu member : a chance to connect .We live in the Shuswap and call it Paradise :) .Have a look at the Canadian Group , we may learn from you !!




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