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Feb 22
clubkobe replied to lillesoed's discussion 'Endo recommendation in Seattle?' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"I am beginning to think the same thing, even tho it would be a 3 hr drive for me, living in E. WA. However, if you don't get a specific recommendation, I would check the U.W. Here is a link to one of their endo websites. Endocrine and Diabetes…"
Feb 16
clubkobe replied to Dave's discussion 'Do you plan to change a pod at work?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I work close to home, within 5 min. So with all the warnings of end of pod, I can time it so I either put on a new one before I go to work, change it while I am home for lunch or wait til end of day. At my previous job I had an extra pod and insulin…"
Nov 11, 2014
clubkobe replied to joey's discussion 'are pods able to go through an MRI????' in the group OmniPod Users
"Pods have to be removed based on personal experience less than a year ago. The technologist will surely let you know. They are super careful about those things. The Omnipod user guide also advises it not be exposed to strong magnetic fields"
Aug 16, 2014
clubkobe replied to Stress's discussion 'Ever see LOW on your PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I too advise the CGM, if you can swing it. But in the meantime, I suppose if I had gotten the low reading, I would do another test and if it still read low, I would use a separate meter to check for accuracy. I have caught the Omni in an inaccurate…"
Jul 17, 2014
clubkobe replied to Regina's discussion 'OMG, two failed pods in one day!' in the group OmniPod Users
"2 failures in a day is not usual. When the smaller pods first came out, there were lots of problems that many of us experienced. I had a 70% failure rate in one box. But things have definitely improved. I've only had two fail in the last 6…"
Jun 11, 2014
clubkobe replied to barend's discussion 'HbA1c and mal functioning pods' in the group OmniPod Users
"Excellent number! You must be very disciplined with your lifestyle. It's paying off."
Apr 4, 2014
clubkobe replied to nevada's discussion 'When do you bolus? - How early before eating? I think I wait too long sometimes.' in the group OmniPod Users
"Lots of variables, but generally 20 min. before works for me."
Mar 13, 2014
clubkobe replied to S Lew's discussion 'Omni Pad and Dex Com' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have used both for the past several years. I check the Dexcom several times a day, both to calibrate and just see the current level. I find it especially useful when I am about to go out on a walk or some other activity where I might need to take…"
Feb 12, 2014
clubkobe replied to S Lew's discussion 'Omni Pad and Dex Com' in the group OmniPod Users
"Sometimes the Dex is off, but about 90% of the time it's right on target. I think I just have to calibrate more often. I rely on it enough that I often plug the results into my omnipod for a correction bolus or to determine if I have to seek…"
Jan 21, 2014
clubkobe replied to Dondi's discussion 'Omnipod (New Version) Failures' in the group OmniPod Users
"My new replacements are filtering in, two at a time, maybe once a week. They still owe me about 14. My first order of 3 boxes was dismal, failures mostly at the end of a bolus with .05 remaining. Now I am on a more recent order of pods and no…"
Nov 1, 2013
clubkobe replied to Dondi's discussion 'Omnipod (New Version) Failures' in the group OmniPod Users
"It also helps to have the lot #, sequence # and error code already written down too."
Oct 25, 2013
clubkobe replied to dalajosa's discussion 'New Omnipod user and first failed pod' in the group OmniPod Users
"If it fails within the first 24 hrs, I will try to recapture what's left, then I add more from the vial to top it off. Never have had a problem."
Oct 24, 2013
clubkobe replied to Dondi's discussion 'Omnipod (New Version) Failures' in the group OmniPod Users
"Ha, good luck. They told me they were sending my 16 replacements overnight, I got 2 pods a week later and no return envelope for the failed pods. Many of mine, including the last one failed at the end of a bolus, same as you, with .05 remaining. Lot…"
Oct 15, 2013
clubkobe replied to Dondi's discussion 'Omnipod (New Version) Failures' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yes, they will replace. All of mine failed a day or two into wearing them, usually when I am just in basal mode. One failed within 2 hrs of it expiring. This is not user's fault as some have alleged. I have had no priming errors. I have 16…"
Oct 5, 2013
clubkobe replied to meh_mtl's discussion 'resistance on filling the old pods' in the group OmniPod Users
"With the old pods, Insulet told me that if the insulin was hard to inject, call it in as a failed pod."
Oct 4, 2013

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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September 1, 1980
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At 12:50pm on January 3, 2010, Toni Crebbin said…
Hey clubkobe, welcome to tudiabetes! When you get the chance, click on "groups" above and join the NW diabetic group. There is also a group for educators you might want to join. You and I have both those in common!
At 10:09pm on December 13, 2009, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 2:34pm on December 13, 2009, Doris D said…
Welcome to our growing family!!!! You will get all the information you seek here!
At 12:34pm on December 13, 2009, Linda G said…
Hey! Welcome home!

I am happy that you are reading this and that you are a member of the growing TuDiabetes family.

Since the community was formed back in early 2007, lots of things have changed. Also since then, lots of new members have joined: we're now nearly 11,300 members. So, new members and new features means it never hurts to refresh how things work around the community.

If you haven't read it, I invite you to take a few minutes to go through our New Member Guide. If you have been a member for a while but have let a little dust accumulate on your TuDiabetes account, you will find it very useful. If you joined just recently, you will find it EVEN MORE handy.

If you don't find answers to a question you may have, never hesitate to ask. Click on the Contact Us link at the bottom of any page and one of the members of our Admin team (you can see their faces on the bottom right side of any page) will get back to you shortly.
At 10:32am on December 13, 2009, Marie B said…
hi, clubkobe, welcome! If you have any questions about the community, I'd be glad to answer. We have lots of members on the pod.



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