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cellista8 replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"That is just a shame. The companies are making hard for folks needing this equipment to afford it. If the pods are not preferred...what is? pens? needles? That is what my company does. Yes, I can afford to go back to multiple pen injections, but my…"
Jan 13
cellista8 replied to Dondi's discussion 'One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .' in the group OmniPod Users
"Now that Insurance companies are raising the cost of durable medical supplies, many of your customers are struggling to pay for their pod shipments. It would be wonderful if Omnipod would reduce the cost of the PDM and pods , let us order them as…"
Jan 10
cellista8 liked Dondi's discussion One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .
Jan 10
cellista8 replied to Rachael_elizabeth's discussion 'Having issues with the automatic insert' in the group OmniPod Users
"Maybe you need to have a nurse/trainer come to your house and talk you through the set up ? It is not so different than inserting the setting for the minimed pump..."
Jan 3
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Dec 8, 2014
cellista8 replied to JessK's discussion 'What insurance is most OmniPod friendly?' in the group OmniPod Users
"It is not quite this simple. What the insurance companies will not tell you is how much they are contracted to pay for different pumps, so the consumer can compare. You have to work with Omnipod,Minimed, etc. all individually. No one will tell you…"
Dec 6, 2014
cellista8 replied to JessK's discussion 'What insurance is most OmniPod friendly?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Maybe it is a matter of context. When I was fully employed , I was fully covered after a small deductible payment for my Durable Medical supplies . After I retired, I had to take over the monthly cost that my employer had paid for me, AND the cost…"
Dec 6, 2014
cellista8 replied to JessK's discussion 'What insurance is most OmniPod friendly?' in the group OmniPod Users
"We all clearly need insurance...because the drug/medical equipment is extremely expensive . However, unless we go to a national insurance policy as other civilized countries have, we are at the mercy of the "market". Very clearly the…"
Dec 5, 2014
cellista8 replied to JessK's discussion 'What insurance is most OmniPod friendly?' in the group OmniPod Users
"That seems consistent with what I was told. However, make the rep do their homework and get specific details, as they are working to make a sale. Make them determine the deductible as well as the OOP responsibility. What this system won't do…"
Dec 5, 2014
cellista8 replied to JessK's discussion 'What insurance is most OmniPod friendly?' in the group OmniPod Users
"When I complained about this to my insurance company, They said I should contact Insulet, Minimed, Dexcom directly and ask them to find out the cost with insurance companies. Apparently the rates vary according to the contract of each insurance…"
Dec 5, 2014
cellista8 replied to JessK's discussion 'What insurance is most OmniPod friendly?' in the group OmniPod Users
"This must be the plan I have...Although I did have to switch to Mini Pharmacy to get this rate. I wish the pump companies had similar discounts."
Dec 5, 2014
cellista8 replied to JessK's discussion 'What insurance is most OmniPod friendly?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I think you might want to try some other insurance plans. You might compare Kaiser plans with Cigna and a couple of others. What seems to have changed is that Insurance plans are now charging higher co pays and OOP costs , especially for durable…"
Dec 5, 2014
cellista8 replied to Bonnie's discussion 'United HealthCare and Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I called Omnipod about this and they confirmed that it is classified as Durable Medical by FDA!"
Sep 17, 2014
cellista8 replied to Bonnie's discussion 'United HealthCare and Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I think there are two levels of confusion about this. First, there is confusion between Durable Medical Equipment (which the FDA has Classified the Omnipod) and "disposable" medical equipment (such as Vgo) or needles/pens. What is…"
Sep 17, 2014
cellista8 replied to Linny's discussion 'Insulet a non-preferred provider' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hello everyone: I have followed this discussion because I recently had to change insurance companies, due to the decision of my employer . I am retired and must pay a cobra type insurance plan. My new insurance company, Cigna, not only requires a…"
Aug 16, 2014
cellista8 replied to joey's discussion 'are pods able to go through an MRI????' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hello Joey: I just had an MRI a month or so ago. They advised me to remove the Dexcom and the Pod for the MRI. However my hip area was being evaluated , and they may have wanted a clear reading of the area, not disturbed by "Hardware". If…"
Aug 16, 2014

Profile Information

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?
pose questions and participate in discussions
Date diagnosed
July 1, 1993
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omni Pod
Tell us more about you (optional)
I am a new omni pod user after many years with the paradigm pump. I like the idea of having a community of diabetics with which to communicate!

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At 2:28pm on December 8, 2014, Linda G said…

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From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CELLISTA!!
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At 7:03am on December 8, 2014, wendy said…
At 6:59am on December 8, 2013, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES CELLISTA!!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
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At 4:31am on December 8, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Cellista, 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 6:48am on December 8, 2012, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CELLISTA!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other,
sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 2:59am on December 8, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 6:27pm on October 30, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home cellista....
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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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DO THE BIG BLUE TEST (BBT)....For more info, see the upper left hand corner of home page. There's a video there too about the BBT!!!!
C'MON...YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
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Take care....and keep in touch!
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At 5:04am on October 30, 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 and information. WELCOME!

 
 
 

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