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fear of raising basals/taking more insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by cat Feb 5. 4 Replies

anyone else struggle with this? I've had to raise my basals twice in the past week for no discernible reason - eating the same, not sick, same exercise, waited through several pod changes and swapped…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by cat Oct 23, 2013. 13 Replies

hi gang!on those crappy days when you have BG rises for no reason, when do you check for ketones? I've noticed that if I'm anywhere over 200 I show anywhere from trace to large ketones. I can also be…Continue

diabetes lifehacks/protips

Started this discussion. Last reply by cat May 24, 2013. 29 Replies

I've been helped so immensely by you guys! I'd love to hear any and all folksy/science-y diabetic tips eg THINGS THE DOCTORS DON'T KNOW, WOULDN'T CARE ABOUT. Post em if you got em!- if your dexcom…Continue

when pump sites stop absorbing

Started this discussion. Last reply by cat May 3, 2013. 18 Replies

Hello tudees! I'm using an omnipod and having a rough week of what I THOUGHT was highs due to allergies but am realizing I've stopped absorbing in my thighs. That was always my go to area when my…Continue


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cat replied to Dave's discussion 'Do you plan to change a pod at work?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I just changed mine on the subway. Anytime for me, try to steer away from late nights and early mornings. I hate getting woken up by the stupid hour from pod change beep"
Nov 11
cat replied to MamaLou's discussion 'Pod use beyond the change pod alert' in the group OmniPod Users
"holy crap, I had no idea! good info, thanks!"
Jul 25
cat replied to Yu Shing's discussion 'Help! Not working so well anymore...' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi Yu! I'm glad you posted this. I had the same issues with Minimed. Sites occluded almost immediately, on every infusion set they made. With Omnipod I find that the basal function works but the bolus doesn't for me. It makes no logical…"
Jul 10
cat replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'Removing Insulin from Used Pods' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm super interested in watching the YouTube video. can you post a link? I think this is always valuable for (as everyone has mentioned) newer pods that failed"
Jun 28
Melanie E. replied to cat's discussion 'don't throw away recalled strips! I'll buy em!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm certainly not planning to throw mine away. They're perfectly good strips, just not for use in the PDM! (Though I'll still use them in the PDM but with the coding at 17 instead of 16, as others have suggested.)"
Feb 28
cat added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users

don't throw away recalled strips! I'll buy em!

i just read the megathread. I don't know if anyone was planning on chucking their strips but shoot, insurance doesn't give me enough. I'm not a creepy ebayer!! message mehaha thanksSee More
Feb 28
cat replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"hahaha god"
Feb 26
cat replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm spur careful about this stuff and have been using the lite and regular strips interchangeably in the outboard freestyle meters"
Feb 26
cat replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"my understanding is that the strips are only "dangerous" with omnipod use. they're fine with the outboard freestyle meter. thanks for the heads up about the Facebook group"
Feb 24
cat replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"sorry if this has been posted but I received a fedexed letter from Abbott and bipod about the recall. which is ridiculous because I've already been in touch with Abbott. the discrepancies in readings have been discussed here for years and…"
Feb 24
cat replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"yeah, I gave them my pharmacy's info but not my doc or my own. I asked if they were going to add me to a mailing list and got a really vague answer so I opted out"
Feb 21
cat replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"super annoying and omnipod should be ashamed. after all of these years of shoddy work w/r/to this issue and now all this confusion?"
Feb 20
cat replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"just called and they're sending me 400 replacement strips. I use the freedom lite meter anyway, but I called for the strips and was on and off the phone in about 10 minutes. Thanks for posting!!"
Feb 20
cat replied to cat's discussion 'fear of raising basals/taking more insulin'
"I'm always marveling at how strong you parents of diabetic children are <3"
Feb 5
cat replied to cat's discussion 'fear of raising basals/taking more insulin'
"Thanks so much for responding! the pump does help with that a LOT. I have a hard time correcting in the 200s still too but less so on the pump than on MDI."
Feb 5
Mommymimi replied to cat's discussion 'fear of raising basals/taking more insulin'
"My daughter is 10 and weighs 60lbs. Adjusting her basals scares the bananas out of me! We have to do it in super tiny increments and up the amount of daily tests. Especially through the night. She sleeps fine but I lie awake worrying about it :-)"
Feb 4

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At 12:26pm on December 28, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 1:50am on December 28, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Cat, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 3:50pm on February 18, 2013, Linda G said…

You're a FEATURED MEMBER!!! Bravo cat!!

At 12:00pm on February 18, 2013, catlover said…

Cat-Congrats on being named a featured member. I love the pic of the hedgehog. Is it your pet or just a stock pic ? Catlover =^..^=

At 11:23am on February 2, 2013, Marie B said…

would love to hear about your band. my husband says you're cute btw.

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At 11:55am on December 28, 2012, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
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We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
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At 7:27am on December 28, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 5:38am on December 28, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,cat. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

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