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Insulin Pump Recommendations – Personal Reviews/ Recos?

Started this discussion. Last reply by joefcole Jan 20, 2013. 6 Replies

Hi all –Was using the Medtronic Paradigm Pump about 2 years back now - for about 10 years. After some customer service issues and lack of attention from Medtronic, I decided to give up my pump and…Continue

Tags: Pumps, Insulin, T:Slim, Omnipod

 

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Linda G left a comment for joefcole
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Jan 7
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for joefcole
"Joefcole, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Jan 7
brokenpole and joefcole are now friends
Aug 17, 2013
joefcole joined Rob's group
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Dexcom Users

For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
Aug 16, 2013
joefcole posted a status
"Just started using Symlin in combination with Apirida in my Pod. It's a lifesaver!"
Aug 16, 2013
joefcole joined Scott Strumello's group
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Symlin Users Forum

This group is a forum for Symlin (pramlintide acetate) users or people who would like more information on this new treatment for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Symlin is a synthetic form of the human hormone amylin which is made by the beta cells.See More
Aug 16, 2013
cat replied to joefcole's discussion 'Do you get better results using different sites?' in the group OmniPod Users
"really! I was noticing that my basals were shooting up and I was wondering if there would be a site that would require me to lower them. Interesting, thank you"
May 9, 2013
barbraann replied to joefcole's discussion 'Do you get better results using different sites?' in the group OmniPod Users
"OMG Boy do I have some differences. My right lower stomach is unbelievable. I have to shut down completely or at least do a -15% temp basal overnight. It's wierd. My thighs seem to be the worse."
May 9, 2013
NicIan replied to joefcole's discussion 'Do you get better results using different sites?' in the group OmniPod Users
"This is super helpful for a new user. I never did MDIs in my arms, so my pod tech called it virgin territory. I like them there, but it sometimes gets in the way of certain exercises (weight training and/or yoga). I like the idea of the stomach, but…"
May 2, 2013
joefcole replied to joefcole's discussion 'Do you get better results using different sites?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'll have to try my legs. Haven't done that yet. But my arms seem to be the best right now."
Apr 30, 2013
joefcole replied to joefcole's discussion 'Do you get better results using different sites?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks! I am also finding the bicep area to be the best in terms of absorption followed by my abdomen – I try to avoid the abdomen as that's where I also place my dexcom sensor."
Apr 30, 2013
joefcole replied to joefcole's discussion 'Do you get better results using different sites?' in the group OmniPod Users
"thanks! I haven't tired the forearm.."
Apr 30, 2013
joefcole replied to tranquility's discussion 'Best spot on back for Pod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I think there is a "quick start guide" that shows you where on your back you should place the pod. Typically, when I use my back, the cannula is closest to the love handle area."
Apr 30, 2013
HeidiIris replied to joefcole's discussion 'Do you get better results using different sites?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have put my pod on my outer thighs (good but overused), upper thighs (bad), lower back (good), upper back and side (good), calves (bad day one, good day 2,3), triceps (was good, overused), stomach (eh), forearm (good on both), both sides from…"
Mar 23, 2013
joefcole replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Do you ever need to take it off?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've had most success with putting it on the back part of my arm (behind the bicep) and using a compression band (Adidas) when doing consistent high intensity workouts / activities and haven't had an issue. I was very skeptical of the pod…"
Mar 15, 2013
Jim Roach left a comment for joefcole
"Welcome to TuDiabetes Joe!"
Feb 8, 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?
Better management of blood glucose levels. Tips. Helping others.
Date diagnosed
September 1, 2001
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod
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At 5:58am on January 7, 2014, Linda G said…

♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫
Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES JOE!!
♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

At 12:51am on January 7, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Joefcole, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 8:42pm on February 8, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Joe!

At 5:13am on January 21, 2013, Marie B said…

hi Joe, welcome to TuDiabetes. Please join our Omnipod group
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/omnipodusers

there are picture, videos and discussions there about where people put it.

At 5:32am on January 13, 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 7:08pm on January 12, 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 4:46pm on January 12, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home joefcole!!
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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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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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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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