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Vicki replied to Bethany's discussion 'Omnipod - my horrible experience.'
"p>Your story is as familiar to me as if it were mine. I just got tired of calling and replacing pods. T1 Diabetes is so hard and this just makes it worse. I am looking into replacing my Omnipod with another pump asap. At the moment I am on MDI…"
Apr 12, 2013
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Apr 12, 2013
Vicki replied to Tracy's discussion 'Are there any T1 happy with Omnipod?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Then there are two of us in that million. I am an Omnipod wearer. I have been on it for 3 years now. I have the same problem. I am allergic to most adhesives.I have tried changing more often and even everyday. Not only do I itch and get a rash, but…"
Apr 12, 2013
Vicki replied to Tracy's discussion 'Are there any T1 happy with Omnipod?' in the group OmniPod Users
"OMG!!!! I thought that only happened to me. LOL"
Apr 12, 2013
Vicki replied to Kenneth Kellner's discussion 'Omnipod leaking?' in the group OmniPod Users
"It has now been ten months since I posted on this subject of insulin leaking from around my pod. I just cannot wear the pods any longer. I have gone into DKA several times because the Insulin is not getting into my body. I have tried changing the…"
Apr 12, 2013
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Live interview with Jeffrey Brewer CEO of JDRF at TuDiabetes homepage

December 7, 2012 from 1pm to 2pm
1-2pm PDT3-4pm CDT4-5pm EDT9-10pm GMTFind the time where you areJoin us on the TuDiabetes homepage for a live interview with Jeffrey Brewer, the CEO of JDRF.  This is an opportunity to hear Jeffrey speak on the direction of this important organization working to fuel and support the discovery of the cure for type 1 diabetes, and ask him YOUR…See More
Dec 5, 2012
Vicki liked KevinS's discussion Is Insulet ever coming out with a smaller pod and Dexcom integration?
Oct 6, 2012
Vicki and shoshana27 are now friends
Oct 6, 2012

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
I expect to share with others and to be shared with about diabetes.
Date diagnosed
October 28, 1968
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed 522

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Posted on March 4, 2009 at 7:56pm 4 Comments

I have been a diabetic since 1968 and have seen the health care diabetics receive go down the tubes in America. When I was diagnosed, we had no health insurance at all and my mom had 6 kids to take care of alone. She worked hard to just keep us with food, clothes and shelter. When I got sick, she did not have the money to take me to the hospital but their was a county health nurse that came to our house and worked with me to learn about what I needed to eat and medicine I needed to take. She… Continue

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At 10:51pm on April 22, 2010, Rebecca M. Rodick said…
I don't have much time, but I wanted to quickly say, I feel the same way... I've been T1 for 40 years and I "lost" my job two years ago, COBRA ended last August and my savings dried up in October!!! I've been angry and frustrated, but mostly just hurt by the medical nightmare I've been in!!! I'm about to join the ONE CARE UNIVERSAL HEALTH fan on facebook (I hope I have that name right) and would like to make a video for it... maybe you can look into it, too... and hopefully I can share more another day when I have more time... Rebecca [:D
At 8:18am on April 13, 2009, Patti Burns said…
HAPPY LATE EASTER
At 4:11pm on March 9, 2009, Karen said…
I am part of the Welcome Committee and was just checking in on you to make sure you are aware of all that TuDiabetes has to offer. We would love to hear from you so here is a helpful link where you can read about all the things you can do in the community.

http://tudiabetes.com/notes/New_Member_Guide;
At 1:56am on March 9, 2009, Brigitte said…
I hope everything is ok after your surgery, Vicki. Vanessa is a wonderful daughter!
At 11:17am on February 2, 2009, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Hello
At 1:12am on February 1, 2009, Brigitte said…
hello and welcome to TuDiabetes! it's great you joined the community. I'm on facebook and I'm on myspace too! And I was diagnosed one year before you!!! Bienvenue!!
 
 
 

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