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Walking the golf course as a Type 1

Started this discussion. Last reply by JohnG Mar 19, 2011. 1 Reply

I use the omnipod system for insulin delivery. I am 54 years old & a very avid golfer. It's not always easy to walk the golf course, which can take 4-5 hours, and maintain proper blood sugar…Continue

Had my first infection after podding 3 months

Started this discussion. Last reply by solobaricsrock Jun 29, 2010. 2 Replies

Hi all, this is my first real post. I've been on the Pod since March & just had my first infection at an infusion site on my arm. I was placed on antibiotics for 10 days and all is well now. I…Continue

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johnnyjumpstart replied to Bonnie's discussion 'Pod Problems' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've been podding almost 4 years now. I love the system. I am a 57 year old courtroom attorney. I've never had a pod fail while in court. I just walked & played 14 rounds of golf in Ireland in 12 day, over 100 miles of walking without…"
Aug 15, 2014
johnnyjumpstart replied to Paul's discussion 'Omnipod and United Health' in the group OmniPod Users
"I am using United Health care in NY. I get all my diabetic supplies, except insulin, thru Liberty medical which contracts with United in NY. The coverage is fantastic. I pay no copays whatsoever & I am getting 5 boxes of pods every 3 months! I…"
Apr 24, 2014
johnnyjumpstart replied to Cocheze's discussion 'What Will Closed Loop Be?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I discussed this subject with my Endo this past week. She says a truly closed loop will never be approved in the USA. The best we can expect is low & high blood sugar alarms."
Mar 29, 2014
johnnyjumpstart replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"I got a call from Abbott yesterday as they wanted to know who was my test strip supplier. I advised them that I get them from Liberty Medical which has a contract with my insurance company to supply all my needed supplies including omnipods. She…"
Mar 12, 2014
johnnyjumpstart replied to Joseph's discussion 'taping dexcom -' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yes , I put two strips crisscross over the pod"
Mar 10, 2014
johnnyjumpstart replied to Rob's discussion 'I Need Help Finding A New Omnipod Supplier !!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I get mine thru Liberty & have had wonderful service. You need to speak directly to the Pump dept personal, not the regular operators (based overseas) who are pretty useless. My insurance company has a contract with Liberty . They only pay…"
Feb 27, 2014
johnnyjumpstart replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"Ok, I just got thru to Abbott & they are sending me 400 strips. I told them I never received any letter & they were surprised because they had all my info in their system. BTW, with the old strips I'm getting the same number in both my…"
Feb 26, 2014
johnnyjumpstart replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm still waiting for my recall let from insulet!! I waited on line for over 2 hours this afternoon & cant get thru to Abbott. This really suks."
Feb 26, 2014
johnnyjumpstart replied to gadgetfreak's discussion 'new to omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"Be patient, it took my endo almost 8 months of tweaking my rations & basal rates to find the sweet spot for me."
Feb 22, 2014
johnnyjumpstart replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"I get my strips from Liberty Medical. Nobody has notified me of anything. What if I didn't read this thread? Would I just die? My readings have been accurate as far as I can tell so I'm not doing anything unless I get a notice in the mail."
Feb 20, 2014
johnnyjumpstart replied to gadgetfreak's discussion 'Finally on Omnipod and Dexcom'
"I've been on the pod for 4 years. You will have a learning curve with it as well as your endo will need to dial in your various basal rates. It could take 6 months before that happens. When I started my a1c was 11, but now I hang right around…"
Feb 18, 2014
johnnyjumpstart replied to John Galt's discussion 'PDM With No BG Meter... J&J OneTouch PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I think they are considering removing the meter to allow for CGM to be put in it's place."
Feb 5, 2014
johnnyjumpstart replied to Dondi's discussion 'Omnipod (New Version) Failures' in the group OmniPod Users
"I really feel bad for everyone who has had multiple failures. Perhaps I've been lucky, but I just finished my 4th box of new pods & have had only one pod failure. I don't even think about a pod failing anymore."
Jan 30, 2014
johnnyjumpstart replied to S Lew's discussion 'Omni Pod and Exercising' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm a runner & to deal with lows I carry glucose gels with me & will suck one down every two miles of running. They contain between 22-24 grams of carbs. It keeps me pretty stable. I also reduce my basal before running."
Jan 26, 2014
johnnyjumpstart replied to Dondi's discussion 'Omnipod (New Version) Failures' in the group OmniPod Users
"I just finished my first 3 months on the new pods. I had only 1 pod malfunction so I am quite happy. I had 2-3 pods that I terminated early because my blood sugars were running higher than they should have been. In each of these cases when I removed…"
Jan 9, 2014
johnnyjumpstart replied to Dondi's discussion 'Omnipod (New Version) Failures' in the group OmniPod Users
"I guess I jinxed myself because I had a pod fail at 4am this morning after 7 hours of use. It broke my streak of 22 consecutive good small pods!"
Dec 12, 2013

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At 8:39pm on April 18, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Johhnyjumpstart!
At 12:46am on April 16, 2010, Martina Milligan said…
Welcome aboard if you need anything at all please let me know
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See you got on the best site around! No really here we're all in this fight together and are rooting for one another!!! Great to have you here!
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hi there jonny, welcome! let me know if you have any questions here, or if you are looking for anything special. here are some tips for new members

At 9:43am on April 15, 2010, The Diabetic Welfare Queen said…
Welcome to our community! :)
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Hello and Welcome to TuD!



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