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jla replied to Dave's discussion 'Well that's a first time...' in the group OmniPod Users
"Definitely report it. Lack of battery life does sound like a possibility but Insulet will help you trouble shoot to identify the problem and you've gone on record in case of other failures. Been with Insulet since 2009."
Sep 3
jla commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I'm looking for a cover to help keep the edges of the adhesive patch so it doesn't peel up and become less stable especially in situations where it gets wet from sweat or swimming. Any suggestions?"
Aug 29
jla replied to joey's discussion 'best way to waterproof pdm' in the group OmniPod Users
"This is a useless reply but I've done some research and know that there appear to be waterproof arm band type of waterproof cases. I communicated with another woman who was a windsurfer that had found something that works in water. I'll…"
Jun 19
jla replied to Paul's discussion 'Omnipod and United Health' in the group OmniPod Users
"Your picture doesn't look old enough but have you recently gone on Medicare? If you have, that changes the whole procedure because Medicare does NOT cover the pods so my insurance has to have an EOB from Medicare stating that they will NOT…"
Apr 22
jla replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion '1st restart (day 7) and getting ??? right away!' in the group Dexcom Users
"I try a restart after the ???. If that doesn't work, I put on a new sensor. I usually get 2 weeks (have been using it since 2009) but lately it's often less. Someone suggested that Dexcom has changed something that seems to shorten the…"
Mar 25
jla replied to Mike777's discussion 'Abbot/Omni-Pod - Both NEED to be held accountable!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"It is very annoying that OmniPod and Abbot(I also find Abbot quite annoying) ;have not collaborated smoothly to keep both of their consumers happy. That being said, regardless of the issue. You ALWAYS need to carry a back up monitor system in case…"
Mar 20
jla replied to NancyR's discussion 'Wearing a CGM on an airplane' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"Just recently returned (6 Jan 14)from an international trip. I chose to not have my Omnipods and DexCom receiver x-rayed as I have had troubles with "failures" on other trips so took that extra precaution. I also,for the first time took a…"
Jan 15
jla joined Bernard's group
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Continuous Glucose Monitor Users

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Jan 15
jla replied to cbgdjg's discussion 'Transmitter Low Battery Message' in the group Dexcom Users
"Did Medicare cover any of the cost of the G4 ever? It certainly didn't cover mine."
Nov 2, 2013
jla replied to Schmutz's discussion 'Humalog vs NovoLog' in the group OmniPod Users
"Humalog may have changed but when I figured out that the Apidra I was using would lose potency after about 48 hours I did a lot of research and found that only Novolog claimed effectiveness in a reservoir for more than 48 hours. Novolog claims and…"
Nov 1, 2013
jla replied to Budababe's discussion 'Any problems filling to less than the minimum 85 units?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Man users I know pull as much "leftover" insulin out of the deactivated pod with the new syringe (wiping everything down with alcohol)before they fill to the 85 unit mark out of a vial. Once you pull all the "leftover" insulin…"
Sep 28, 2013
jla replied to Scott A's discussion 'Dexcom 4 losing signal in middle of the night....' in the group Dexcom Users
"I too put mine under the pillow at my head and have never had the problem of which you speak. As to sensor placement I rotate my site clockwise around my belly button (four sites. Even if you change every week as recommended, you only use the same…"
Aug 13, 2013
jla might attend Emily Coles's event
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Live interview with Gary Scheiner about his new book "Until There Is a Cure: The Latest and Greatest in Diabetes Self-Care" at TuDiabetes homepage

May 30, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
This event has already occurred, but you can still watch it here! Gary is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump and continuous glucose monitor user and trainer, and Masters-level exercise physiologist.  He serves on the advisory boards of several diabetes device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies; volunteers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes…See More
May 30, 2013
jla replied to Brea's discussion 'Diabetic military mom/wife needs uplifting words!!'
"My experience as a military wife was in the Viet Nam era. My husband was never shipped overseas. I feel fortunate that the medical care I got as a military wife was excellent. It was the first time I felt that I actually had a doctor who knew very…"
May 25, 2013
jla replied to Jean's discussion 'Decisions, Decisions???' in the group OmniPod Users
"I wore a Disetronic for two years and hated the tubing aspect of it and didn't find it particularly helpful. Went to Lantus for basal and Humalog for bolus until I was able to get an Omnipod in 2008. (I've been on insulin since Sept. 1966…"
May 6, 2013
jla replied to Melissa Price's discussion 'Minimum Basal Level still too much' in the group OmniPod Users
"Have you tried using temporary basal and reducing the basal rate by up to about -90%? I'm not sure that would work but it might be worth a try. I would be greatly unhappy to go back to anything else than my O'pod."
Apr 23, 2013

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?
information from others using Omnipods
Date diagnosed
July 7, 1966
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
UST200

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At 4:32pm on February 4, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JLA!!
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 4:16am on February 4, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,jla. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:00am on February 4, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 7:10am on February 22, 2012, mjc said…

Thanks for the reply, jla. Yes, I'm on Medicare, and not on the Omnipod, although the Pod or the promised Solo equivalent look very attractive apart from cost and reliability questions. Tried Dexcom, the initial version, some years ago but was discouraged by unpredictable and frequent failures; gather it's much better now. And, just to make clear, I too have never found close control to be anything like easy!

At 11:26am on February 21, 2012, mjc said…

Hi jla -
Having myself had T1D for almost 52 years, I'm always looking out for other long-termers, and just happened across your post about the Omnipod. I'm a bit older, tight control because of neuropathy from late diagnosis (A1c typically 5.3%), physically active, although I find maintaining good bgs during sustained exercise to be complicated. Would you be interested in sharing techniques? Maybe you know other long-term T1Ds?
mjc

At 10:37am on February 17, 2012, Dee said…

I don't believe you can change your Medicare plane now....I had no idea I would be covered..I have paid out of pocket for over 2+ years....I still cannot believe it!!

At 7:37am on February 17, 2012, Dee said…

I too, am on Medicare. I have a BC/BS Medicare advantage plan. On it since Jan 1. I now get my pods with NO COPAY from Edgepark. (So Far). Condidered a DME. If you know how a Medicare Advantage plan works...I have no deductable, covers EVERYTHING medical. I do have copays. This is the first time since being on medicare that my pods are covered. With all said and done...I didn't pay as much for my pods as you are paying in medical coverage.

At 4:25am on January 13, 2012, Linda G said…

At 10:54am on January 11, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

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At 8:05pm on January 10, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

 
 
 

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