"My daughter is on the Omnipod also. We have been using it for a year. We have recently had a rash of pods "go bad". I talked to a supervisor and was told that there was a lot that had a technical glitch in them. They have since been…"
"My daughter is 9 so she isn't a little tyke like yours. She was diagnosed on 09/09/09. She has been pumping since 02/25/10 and refused to get anything but the Omnipod. She is like your husband. She didn't want to be "attached".…"
"My daughter, Becky, was diagnosed on 09/09/09 and started using her Omnipod on 02/25/10. Before the diagnosis, she was quiet. She did what she was supposed to do, when she was supposed to. Her kindergarten teacher described her as…"
"Because they want to be there, I would say that any amount of pushing you may have to do will be worth it to the girls. My husband and I have made a pledge to Becky that we will do everything within our power to see that she doesn't miss out on…"
"I don't believe that I have gotten a call from Becky's nurse in over two months. She attended Becky's pump start training and has made herself very knowledgable about what needs to be done. There are two other children in the school…"
"My daughter started her Omnipod (or Pete as we call him at our house) on February 25th. When I called Insulet about the number of pod failures and the movement, I was told that a bit of tape across the end with the canula will help. It is made so…"
"Be sure to ask if they already have a plan. When Becky was diagnosed in 09/2009, we left the hospital and went straight to school. There were already two children there with diabetes. She had a routine down. We talked about what would be taking…"
"We recently started checking Becky's on her arm. There is a clear cap for the lancet that has to be used. Her fingers were looking like pin cushions so this was somewhere new. It does seem to bleed a bit after the poke, but just think of the…"
"My daughter was diagnosed on 09/09/09. She turned 9 in December. She is the strongest and bravest person I know. She wasn't in the ICU when diagnosed because we caught it so early. My husband saw a commercial and recognized the signs in my…"
"I won't be much help to you. My daughter was diagnosed 09/09/09. We have been doing this less than you. I do want to share my husband's philosophy. You do the best you can. You are the parent. My problem has been the same as yours, then I…"
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