"We have also had a number of bad pods. That annoying beep! Keep a hammer handy! :)
The arm seems to work best for her since she can see it and understands what it does, etc. It also seems to be less painful. We make sure to keep her pre-occupied…"
"Our daughter is (almost) 3 and we've been putting the pod on back of her arm. We were having similar issues with infections when we were putting the pod on her lower back. We occasionally have an issue with infections on the upper arm, but…"
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you cjb....My goodness, your daughter is absolutely adorable! She looks like a little doll ♥ Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)"
"We went to Mexico on vacation and found out after the first day that it would be too hard to keep the pod on. She was spending all day in the water, and I don't think there was anything we could have done to keep the pod on.
As far as the…"
"I think we have a system pretty well down. We do a .4 to .5 bolus before the change, then deactivate immediately after. Get the new pod ready, filling the reservoir with the fill hole up, then let the pump prime while the fill hole is still in the…"
"We've also had a LOT of problems with the POD on our 2 year old. After going to see the doctor to talk about the issues we've been having she's suggesting that we look into the Medtronics unit. We were originally nervous about having…"
"I just read through that thread. I am going to try that trick. Thanks everyone. BTW, the reason I switched back to Freestyle was that my endo requested it. His office even called the pharmacy to change my scrip. My insurance doesn't cover the…"
"Fascinating...but not in a good way... I saw a consistent bias on the low side with the new strips in the Omnipod and ended up using a trick from Helmut to get it to read like my old Freestyle meter.
Yet others on here say they see a bias to the…"
"I have suspected the same...the butterfly test strips in the oPod are reflecting lower numbers than the One Touch. I don't want to wait for my next A1c results to be proven correct. I will continue to use the Freestyle strips but I will use the…"
"I don't believe any of the meters calculate the average over time; the "average" they give is an average reading, which is basically meaningless. That number can't be compared with the corresponding HbA1c average blood glucose…"
"I think your original intuitions are correct; they mean Emilie's hands, not yours.
That advice is aimed at people who bake (or, maybe, eat donuts) and then do a blood test on *themselves*; the carbs on their hands from the flour and sugar…"
"My experience suggests that, of all the meters I've tried (Abbott (Freesytle), Bayer (Contour), Roche (AccuChek), Agamatrix (WaveSense)) they are all consistent when my blood glucose is in the range 80-160. Once it gets outside this range all…"
Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you cjb....My goodness, your daughter is absolutely adorable! She looks like a little doll ♥ Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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