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Buying test strips on ebay?

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Unused insulin?

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Daughter - dxd T1 @23months

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Tonya H replied to aimeeh2oski's discussion 'Interesting observation from Insulet' in the group OmniPod Users
"Aimee, When I called (and complained) to Insulet back in early April, I asked this same question: couldn't the little people, with way less 'real estate', be taken into consideration when figuring out who of their existing customers…"
Jun 4, 2013
Tonya H replied to Jim's discussion 'The new pods are here!' in the group OmniPod Users
"Dee, we got 3 boxes of old pods last week and were told the same thing, from Insulet. (In Oct, our Our 6 yr old will have been podding for 3 yrs also.) The Insulet rep told me "MAYBE" we'd receive our new pods in July, when we will be…"
Apr 29, 2013
Tonya H replied to Jim's discussion 'The new pods are here!' in the group OmniPod Users
"YAY!! SO happy for you! Thanks so much for posting the pics, and please keep us posted about what you think of the new ones."
Apr 29, 2013
Tonya H replied to Jim's discussion 'Edgepark says I'm getting the new pods' in the group OmniPod Users
"Lucky!! We are very envious. Our shipment of old pods came a few days ago... Hopefully they will send us the new ones next time, "maybe in July," as the Insulet CS rep told me. Please let us know what you think of the new ones."
Apr 25, 2013
Tonya H replied to Jim's discussion 'Edgepark says I'm getting the new pods' in the group OmniPod Users
"I contacted them, because I knew our next 3 month supply would be shipped sometime in April. I wanted to find out if, by chance, we would be receiving the new pods this time. (I also wanted to know so I could prepare our 6 yr old daughter for…"
Apr 17, 2013
Tonya H replied to Jim's discussion 'Edgepark says I'm getting the new pods' in the group OmniPod Users
"That's weird. When I called Insulet last week, I was told there is NO WAY we will be getting the new pods in our next order, gong out this month. But, she said, "maybe in July" when our next 3 month supply is scheduled to be shipped.…"
Apr 17, 2013
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Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
1 or more of my children
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?
to connect with others, support one another and gain information
Date diagnosed
October 6, 2008
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?


Our daughter, Charlotte, was diagnosed on October 6, 2008, about 3 weeks before her 2nd birthday. Her BG was 699. It was a grueling 3 days in the hospital, but, luckily, she won't remember any of it as time goes on. She will not remember her life before diabetes either. I am eager to learn as much as I can, and to help as much as I can. I feel so helpless sometimes, I want to do whatever I can to help our daughter and others who live with diabetes.
I am also eager to hear anything and everything about the latest advances in diabetes research... I am so glad I found this site.

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At 6:57pm on January 10, 2009, Brea said…
tonya! welcome! ive diagnosed for almost 3yrs this march so im relatively new to this disease also. your daughter so beautiful! everyone is soo very welcoming here. if you have any questions ASK we can help! we're here for one another!
At 6:04pm on November 29, 2008, Sweeter Cherise said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Your daughter is a cutie pie. If you have any questions please let us know. Make yourself at home!

At 8:28pm on November 12, 2008, Kristin said…
I guess that it is really hard to find "free time" with a two year old!!!

I hope that this community can provide a lot of information, support, and ideas. Take everything one step at a time! Soon enough you will be the expert :)

Wishing Charlotte good blood sugars!! and you some time for rest in all of this!
At 1:32am on November 12, 2008, Brigitte said…
hello and welcome to TuDiabetes. What a lovely little girl. I'm a type 1 with 41 years of diabetes. I live a normal and happy life. I hope you and Charlotte are well. I think that all our great community are here to help you. Bienvenue.
At 8:58pm on November 11, 2008, Kristin said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Tonya! Glad that you found us... I hope that this community can be a great support to you! Certainly dealing with a diabetes diagnosis is SO difficult, but I hope that you will find comfort in knowing that you are not alone and seeing all the people here living healthy lives with type 1 diabetes!!!

Check out the Forum where you can search old discussions or start a new one! And our groups where you can find members that you have something in common with! We have a group for parents of kids with type 1.
At 7:53pm on November 11, 2008, Terrie said…
Hello There Tonya: :)

Welcome to TuDiabetes. I am sorry that she was dxd. but we're Happy to see you here. I'm sure that you are feeling a bit scared and confused right now. That is perfectly normal. There is much for you to learn about your Child's condition and most of the answers are here for you. Another Excellent site is

Oh btw, Charlotte is one Adorable Child. A real heartbreaker. :) I was dxd. at age 3. I will be celebrating 47 years with Diabetes next month. ;-) Charlotte will do even better since she was born in this century.

At 7:41pm on November 11, 2008, Darrell said…
Hi Tonya, glad you found us. You have a beautiful daughter.



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