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Tony replied to john's discussion 'Omnipod PDM Wishlist: A list of changes like to see in the PDM software!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I love the OmniPod. I will never go back to a pump with a tube on it, even though I do have to push the confirm button. At first I wasted test strips because of it but now that I'm used to it, not that big of a deal. I don't like the…"
Oct 10, 2013
Tony commented on Christel's blog post 'The Letter I Wish I Could Give Her (My 30th Diaversary Letter to Myself)'
"One of the main things we all deal with that is not very well understood by non-diabetics (even those who are close to us) is the nagging uncertainty that follow us every day. How will that 30 mile bike ride last night affect my BG this morning?…"
May 9, 2013
Tony replied to Rich's discussion 'Pod Locations' in the group Omnipod Users
"Rich, I'm an avid cyclist and by far the best place for me is the back of my arms almost exclusively. If on the abdomen, the motion of pedaling tends to cause irritation on the Pod site so it's my least favorite. Also, my abdomen has a…"
Jun 30, 2010
Tony joined Mathew's group
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Omnipod Users

This group is dedicated to giving OmniPod users a place to discuss and share our experiences so that we may grow and help each other "make diabetes a smaller part of our lives."Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles…See More
Jun 30, 2010
Tony left a comment for btrfly6385
"Hi, I've been using the Omnipod for a year now. As an avid cyclist and into total body workouts, I can say it is the best solution for me. My currenty A1C is 6.8, but that's no worse than prior to use of the Omnipod. The most significant…"
Jun 30, 2010
Tony left a comment for Alexis Pollak - I Run on Insulin
"Hey good going on the A1C. My last one a couple of weeks ago was 6.8 so am getting there. Thanks Omnipod!!"
Oct 22, 2009
Tony posted a photo

Riding the MS150 from Tulsa to OKC

This was a two-day ride of about 70 miles/day. The first day was all uphill...man what a pull. Sunday was tough enough too. It's the most challenging ride I've done this year.
Oct 22, 2009
Tony left a comment for lisa tivis
"Definitely know about Team Type 1. I found out about the Omnipod via their website. It's great to see them pushing toward the goal of getting a team to the Tour de France. What a challenge to ride in that. Seems a CGM would be a necessity for…"
Oct 22, 2009
lisa tivis left a comment for Tony
"have you heard of team type 1? I just read an article on them, their in california. they are trying to get to the tour de france by 2012. very cool......"
Oct 11, 2009
Tony left a comment for lisa tivis
"Hey Lisa -- I haven't been on the site for a while so am making the rounds. I finished some big bike rides lately and getting the BG management handled pretty well on the 70+ rides. I described my routine to another friend and will probably…"
Oct 10, 2009
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Sep 11, 2009
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Sep 10, 2009
Tony left a comment for lisa tivis
"Lisa, I guess it's different for everyone. I've reduced my basals by 20% since I started using the Omnipod, but I mostly wear it on the back of my arms to keep it out of the way when pedaling. That area of my body has never seen insulin or…"
Sep 10, 2009

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Help others with my experience; diabetic cyclists information exchange
Date diagnosed
November 25, 1987
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.1
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

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Cycling to Control Diabetes

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 5:58am 4 Comments

Hello all.



Cycling is a big part of my diabetes and overall health management plan. It has become an area of strong interest to me after giving up running 3 years ago due to the wear and tear on a very bad ankle and a knee with an ACL rebuild in its past.



I'm very interested in hearing from other Type 1's who enjoy cycling and athletics in general, and the experiences in managing BG during intense workouts. This can be discouraging to some Type 1's, and unfortunately,… Continue

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At 9:14am on October 11, 2009, lisa tivis said…
have you heard of team type 1? I just read an article on them, their in california. they are trying to get to the tour de france by 2012. very cool......
At 3:14pm on September 10, 2009, lisa tivis said…
that is really cool. thanks for sharing how you do the rides with D. I am also on omnipod (part of the time) and like it. Actually I think it is the cat's meow, the only thing I have noticed is I seem to stay a bit higher on it with the same basal settings on my other insulin pump.... and I can only wear it on my lower abdomen in the front. I get occlusions when I put it on my lower back..... do you have that issue too? Otherwise I absolutely am thrilled when I get to wear it; my tube free days ;0-)
At 1:31pm on September 10, 2009, lisa tivis said…
I have a close friend that does those 100mile rides, I often wondered how a type 1 would do it. how do you do it?? do you have to take carb breaks?? Do you stop your insulin before a big ride? thanks.
At 11:58pm on August 18, 2009, Martina H Milligan said…
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Welcome aboard i am Martina and i am a Type 2 Diabetic since July 2005, if you need anything please let us know thanks
 
 
 

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