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Tinkersmom replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'cant get through to reorder at ALL' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm afraid Insulet didn't prepare very well for change over. I finally got through at 1:00 a.m. for reorder. I'm still on the old system and was told by one rep that I could get pods until the end of the year...wrong. They sent me 2…"
Aug 26, 2013
Tinkersmom replied to MikeU's discussion 'Rx for every 3 days or 2 days for 90-day supply?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Just a reminder, Mike. If you have a pod that malfunctions, call Customer Service at Insulet and they will replace that pod. You do have to return the bad pod."
Jan 30, 2013
jrtpup left a comment for Tinkersmom
"Please share! Get Your Test On! Where else can you make a donation without taking money out of your pocket? The 2012 Big Blue Test has started! Between now and the end of the day on November 14th, do the Big Blue Test every day to help us reach our…"
Nov 7, 2012
Mohanned replied to Tinkersmom's discussion 'Prurigo Nodularis (skin disease) and Diabetes' in the group For People With Multiple Conditions
"Im not too sure about PN Tinkersmom,only that its a immune problem and associated with a list of diseases(but they dident mention T1 and i dident find much studies on PN :( ). But for me i developed a skin allergy called demorgraphic urticaria(can…"
Oct 29, 2012
Tinkersmom is attending Emily Coles's event

Live videochat with Jeffrey Bluestone, Ph.D., UCSF Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost; Professor of Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology at TuDiabetes homepage

September 21, 2012 from 1pm to 2pm
1-2pm PST 4-5pm EST 9-10pm GMT The research in Dr. Bluestone's laboratory concerns the fundamental events that regulate T-cell activation and development during immune responses to autoantigens and transplantation antigens. The goal of this research is to gain insights which will help in the development of a new generation of toleragenic drugs that will "turn off" selected parts of the immune system, leaving…See More
Sep 21, 2012
Tinkersmom joined Shelly Largent's group

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Come in and share your favorite patterns, tips and tricks.
Aug 17, 2012
Tinkersmom replied to vsmiley's discussion 'U-500 Insulin' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi...I've been using U-500 in my Pods for a year, and am very pleased. Just work VERY closely with your doctor to make adjustments. It's great not having to change pods every other day. Contact me if you have questions. Good luck.Sandy"
Aug 17, 2012
Tinkersmom liked NatalieHodge's discussion Fastest Pump change at camp!! Woo Hoot Omnipod!
Jul 21, 2012
Tinkersmom replied to debdebdebby13's discussion 'Freestyle accuracy' in the group OmniPod Users
"In 10 years of testing I've never found 2 meters that give the same readings...close but never the same. So I usually test twice using different meters, but from the blood from one stick."
Jun 25, 2012
Mike W replied to Tinkersmom's discussion 'Testing...PDM vs Meter' in the group OmniPod Users
"Sure is crazy. My takeway is (1) makes sure to benchmark the PDM BG meter regularly with another meter and (2) hopefully when Omnipod switches to One Touch integration with the PDM next march, this problem will be fixed once and for all....but, per…"
May 17, 2012
Bradford replied to Tinkersmom's discussion 'Testing...PDM vs Meter' in the group OmniPod Users
"That's the other "coincidence" between them. ALL of the versions of the new strips with zipwik tabs are coded to 16. Now wait, strips that are made specifically for meters with no code required (i.e. freestyle lite w/ zipwiks) are…"
May 17, 2012
Bradford replied to Tinkersmom's discussion 'Testing...PDM vs Meter' in the group OmniPod Users
"Keep some extra of those lite strips around until you get the new ones. Open the new ones and compare them. If you can spot the difference, well then you're a magician making things appear out of thin air ;-P Sarcasm aside, the company will…"
May 17, 2012
Mike W replied to Tinkersmom's discussion 'Testing...PDM vs Meter' in the group OmniPod Users
"I already use the freestyle with the zipwik and butterly emblem with code 17. The strips all come coded 16 in the cannisters."
May 17, 2012
Richard replied to Tinkersmom's discussion 'Testing...PDM vs Meter' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have been on the OmniPod for about 3 weeks and have just learned that the OmniPod PDM UST200 CANNOT use the Freedom Lite strips but needs to use either FreeStyle Blood Glucose Test Strips or FreeStyle Blood Glucose Test Strips with ZipWik™…"
May 17, 2012
Scott Wilkins replied to Tinkersmom's discussion 'Testing...PDM vs Meter' in the group OmniPod Users
"I too have found that 17 matches better to both types of other meters I've got. Almost perfect match."
May 16, 2012
Mike W replied to Tinkersmom's discussion 'Testing...PDM vs Meter' in the group OmniPod Users
"Just change the code on the meter, don't worry about what the box says. All the boxes, to the best of my knowledge, now have 16 on them but you need to ignore this. Hope this helps."
May 16, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
better manage diabetes
Date diagnosed
September 30, 1998
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?

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At 5:02pm on November 7, 2012, jrtpup said…

Please share!

Get Your Test On! Where else can you make a donation without taking money out of your pocket?

The 2012 Big Blue Test has started! Between now and the end of the day on November 14th, do the Big Blue Test every day to help us reach our goal of 20,000 entries.

Let your TuD friends, and family/friends/co-workers know about the Big Blue Test. If they don't have diabetes, they can still take the Big Blue Test every day WITHOUT testing their BG.

Every time YOU do the Big Blue Test the program sponsor (Roche Diabetes Care, makers of ACCU-CHEK® diabetes products and services) donates $5 to support organizations that help people with diabetes in need.

If you've never taken the Big Blue Test before, it's really easy. All you have to do is:
Test your blood glucose.
Get active for 14-20 minutes (or whatever you can do).
Test again.
Share the results on BigBlueTest.org
Come back every day and tell others!
(If you don't have diabetes, you can still take the Big Blue Test every day. You just don't need to worry about testing your blood glucose.)

Share your results in our Big Blue Test discussionif you wish.

Thanks :)

At 9:48am on March 4, 2012, Robyn said…

Hello and Welcome!

At 7:36am on March 4, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 6:01pm on March 3, 2012, 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 3:12pm on March 3, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Tinkersmom...
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, 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:
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 11:30am on March 3, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Tinkersmom-Welcome to TuD. We are happy to have you join the community.

At 11:27am on March 3, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

Here's a link to help you get to know more about us: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

At 7:10am on March 3, 2012, 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 advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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