cellista8
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  • Oceanside, CA
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cellista8 replied to Linny's discussion 'Omnipod and insurance!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I agree that this is a growing problem. At my employers choice, I had to change to a plan that only covers my omni pod and Dexcom at 100 % AFTER I pay all out of pocket and deductible expenses. I am very stressed over this. I may have to investigate…"
Monday
cellista8 replied to MamaLou's discussion 'Pod use beyond the change pod alert' in the group OmniPod Users
"There are 2 alerts...but I notice my numbers going up sometimes as it gets close to the "change your pod" last alert. I would keep an eye on your BG levels and make use of your back up needles/insulin if necessary. (I always have back up…"
Jul 25
cellista8 replied to Brad's discussion 'Seeking Advice - What's in Your Kit?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hello Brad: I keep extra needles and insulin/swabs in my PDM pack, in case the pod fails, AND I keep a back up pen in my purse, as well as a back up meter in my car ! There is another discussion topic about the problems that occur when you forget…"
Jul 18
cellista8 replied to Stress's discussion 'Ever see LOW on your PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"To Stress: In the two years I have been on the pod, I have not had that reading. You might want to call Omni pod to confirm what it means. Also, I always double check a very low or high reading with a second test, to make sure there wasn't an…"
Jul 17
cellista8 replied to Brad's discussion 'the Omnipod PDM' in the group OmniPod Users
"To Brad: I understand concerns about forgetting the PDM. I am also somewhat absentminded, and I have forgotten my pod once, which really was a pain. I had to go to the drugstore, get a generic glucose monitor and supplies, as I was hours away from…"
Jul 14
cellista8 replied to Yu Shing's discussion 'Help! Not working so well anymore...' in the group OmniPod Users
"While the reply about discussing this with your doctor is good advice, I think it is good to discuss this problem on the board. One of the downsides of the Omni pod is that when BG numbers begin to rise, we have to spend hours evaluating the…"
Jul 10
cellista8 replied to Jen in CO's discussion 'traveling in Europe, need help' in the group OmniPod Users
"The advice to contact Omnipod in France is good. However, given the delay in shipping new pods in an emergency, I also have learned to have an immediate back up plan : pens with short and long acting insulin (and the appropriate instructions). I…"
Jun 8
cellista8 replied to Jean's discussion 'BS high even tho no error on Pod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I agree with Hoffa. I am approaching my second year on Omni Pod, and I have many more problems on the areas with higher fat percentage. The problem is that if I cannot alternate sites, then I believe there is scar tissue interference. Also, I have…"
May 14
cellista8 commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
"Re: retrieving insulin: I have questioned Omnipod about this , reminding them about how much insulin and money that we lose if the pod malfunctions early. They offer a complex form to ask for reimbursement ....but of course that is a time consuming…"
Apr 30
cellista8 replied to kellermann2000's discussion 'Caught My Pod On A Doorway... OUCH!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have had that problem when I wear the pod on my arms or lower back. Then it takes hours to figure out whether or not the canula is dislodged. I wish there were a better alarm for a disengaged canula!"
Apr 24
cellista8 replied to Jean's discussion 'BS high even tho no error on Pod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I agree about the need to know more about high BG levels. I cannot afford to be changing pods early unless absolutely necessary because of the loss of insulin and the problems with refills.My insurance company has less and less tolerance for this.…"
Apr 17
cellista8 replied to Jean's discussion 'BS high even tho no error on Pod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I think that the allergy theory is given by duckatect above. I was advised to switch to humalog for the Omni Pod (by the nurse /advisor)..other forms of insulin are also more expensive.My Endo has said that I seem to have some insulin resistance . I…"
Apr 15
cellista8 replied to Jean's discussion 'BS high even tho no error on Pod' in the group OmniPod Users
"Well that is scary...What are the symptoms of insulin allergy? I know that my Endo suspects that I am both type 1 and type 2, I also seem to run high after I change pods . If only this were an exact science..."
Apr 14
cellista8 replied to Jean's discussion 'BS high even tho no error on Pod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I am going to discuss this more carefully with my endocrinologist next month. But there must be some medical advice we can access? Any doctors associated with Omni pod? One explanation is a sort of "insulin resistance" after the numbers…"
Apr 13
cellista8 replied to Jean's discussion 'BS high even tho no error on Pod' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hello Jean: It is nice to have a group to chat about this with! I have similar problems from time to time. One of the downsides of the pod is that you can have hours /days like this, adding more insulin with no result. It is very difficult to…"
Apr 13
cellista8 replied to Mike777's discussion 'Abbot/Omni-Pod - Both NEED to be held accountable!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"Mike: I agree with the frustration expressed here. Both Omnipod and Abbot share responsibility. How many of us had to sit on hold for hours to get test strips that would work? The amount being invested in the PDM, so that we do not have to carry…"
Mar 20

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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 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 the "Blogabetic" 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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