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jla replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'Possible adhesive allergy' in the group Dexcom Users
"I had an allergic reaction to either my Dexcom or my Omnipod that resulted in itching. Another fellow T1 on the Omnipod had the same reaction and recommended Bard Protective Barrier Film and it seems to work. Good Luck."
Mar 17
jla replied to Daniel's discussion 'Diabetic Jokes'
"I was diagnosed T1 in 196 and don't I've ever heard a diabetic joke before. Never even thought about it. Most people seem pretty oblivious to it except at conferences!"
Mar 14
jla replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Do you tape your sensors immediately after insertion?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Lately, I've been taping when it starts to curl but admittedly it doesn't work as well as when I "painted" the adhesive material with Skin Tac. I change mine every two weeks because my insurance buys a 90 day supply of the…"
Nov 26, 2014
jla replied to MarlboroNick's discussion 'Manual pod reset of alarm' in the group OmniPod Users
"See the manual, page 131, 10-2. You have to peel back the adhesive pad. It's to the right of the gold circle. I tried it on a used new style pod. If nothing else works, a couple of sharp blows with a hammer works. You can freeze the pod too but…"
Nov 23, 2014
jla replied to Kate's discussion 'New syringe design' in the group OmniPod Users
"I personally like the new syringe."
Nov 20, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
jla joined Bernard's group

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Jan 15, 2014
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

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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?
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?

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

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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!

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?

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.

Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

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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