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Another pump question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Wittman Feb 3, 2013. 9 Replies

Another pump question....if insulin shouldn't be in temperatures above 86 degrees, and you are wearing the omnipod under your shirt, pads and hockey uniform and then sweating in a game or practice…Continue

Recommendations on Pump?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darrell Jan 21, 2013. 23 Replies

We are looking into getting my 14 year old son a pump. We are interested in the Omnipod. We would appreciate any recommendations or feedback on all the different options to help us make our decision.…Continue


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jaredsmom replied to S Lew's discussion 'Thinking about Omni POD' in the group OmniPod Users
"My 15 year old son has been on the Omnipod for about six months. He is extremely active and we all LOVE the Omnipod! We highly recommend it. The company support team is amazing,always very helpful."
Sep 12, 2013
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The Mighty Oak Fund Golf Outing at Northport Long Island New York

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Please join us at the Mighty Oak Fund's golf outing in Northport, Long Island. Funds raised will go towards Scholarship at St. John's University, grants for students living with T1D, the JDRF and the ADA. Visit for more info and to register. We are also looking for sponsors. Thank you!See More
Jul 13, 2013
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Jul 13, 2013
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Jul 1, 2013
jaredsmom replied to Mom 2 Kyle's discussion 'Pod fell off after shower ...' in the group OmniPod Users
"Check out haven't had any problems with the pod falling off yet - but Jared does wear one of the bands when he's very active. The bands can be worn in the water and dry quickly too."
Apr 24, 2013
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Feb 7, 2013
jaredsmom joined Mathew's group

OmniPod Users

This group is dedicated to giving OmniPod users a place to discuss and share our experiences so that we may grow and help each other "make diabetes a smaller part of our lives."Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles…See More
Feb 6, 2013
Brian Wittman replied to jaredsmom's discussion 'Another pump question'
"I agree with the others here. I don't think there is a big problem in overheating of insulin while in a pump. Chances are that it doesn't get as warm as we think. I live in a climate where temperatures are regularly well below zero in the…"
Feb 3, 2013
Zoe replied to jaredsmom's discussion 'Another pump question'
"I wear multiple layers in winter and our temps get into the triple digits in summer. I haven't had any problem keeping my sets in for 3-4 days. When I go somewhere away from home for a period of time I do take my extra vial of insulin in a frio…"
Feb 3, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to jaredsmom's discussion 'Another pump question'
"I'm a new pumper and this has been a concern for me also. My job is outside and during this last summer of extreme heat here in Tennessee I saw air temps rise to 108 and to 115 near the streets and sidewalks of the city. Since I wear a tubed…"
Feb 3, 2013
Korrie replied to jaredsmom's discussion 'Another pump question'
"While I do not use the Omnipod, I have found that in the Texas summer heat and working outside "all day" I will begin to see higher blood sugars both with no insulin on board (basal only) and also when bolusing for carbs, usually by the…"
Feb 3, 2013
YogaO replied to jaredsmom's discussion 'Another pump question'
"The key here is keep testing, testing, testing. Insulin is a perishable hormone and exposure to high heat can have an impact on its life. However, the "above 86 degrees" is from the manufacturer regarding storage. IOW, once opened keep…"
Feb 3, 2013
FHS replied to jaredsmom's discussion 'Another pump question'
"The insulin in the pod will be fine. I think it's long term storage we have to be worried about, as in weeks, not short term usage."
Feb 3, 2013
Richard P Cosgrove replied to jaredsmom's discussion 'Another pump question'
"I know from belonging to a lot of diabetes groups that people from Texas that say the hot temps down there have no effect on the efficacy of their insulin."
Feb 3, 2013
Carla replied to jaredsmom's discussion 'Another pump question'
"I like to wear dresses, so the only place to put my pump is clipped to my bra and facing my skin. My pump gets pretty warm here, but I don't see a change in blood sugars."
Jan 31, 2013
Sue replied to jaredsmom's discussion 'Another pump question'
"I have used a pump for 10 year. I wear it in my pocket or bra, so it keeps pretty warm. I don't change my set for 4, sometimes 5 days. I have never noticed a problem that specifically looked like it was caused by heat. Lots of runners here who…"
Jan 31, 2013

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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October 10, 2012
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5.9 1/9/13
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At 7:04am on January 12, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home jaredsmom...
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people, and parents of children with diabetes, such as....
"Kids with Diabetes".
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!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 8:34pm on January 11, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Mom, There is a wealth of knowledge to be found here and there are lot of caring people. You will find several other parents here also. There is a group for parents that looks to be one of the larger groups you might want join.

Please feel at home, you are with friends

At 6:15am on January 11, 2013, 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!!!

At 6:10am on January 11, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 4:57am on January 11, 2013, Stress said…

Welcome to a great site full of great info!!




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