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Kristen replied to Kristen's discussion 'Glucose Accuracy' in the group OmniPod Users
"Haha! I knew what you meant to say! :) Thanks for that tip as well. I hadn't thought of doing that!"
Aug 2, 2013
Kristen replied to Kristen's discussion 'Glucose Accuracy' in the group OmniPod Users
"I am glad yours came out okay! I have been using the readings from it again and my blood sugars seem to be in control. I feel okay and haven't been going low or too high (despite my nasty ear infection) so maybe I am making a big deal out of…"
Aug 2, 2013
Kristen replied to Kristen's discussion 'Glucose Accuracy' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thank you! It has actually been cooler than normal so I am hoping it stays that way! :)"
Aug 2, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to Kristen's discussion 'Glucose Accuracy' in the group OmniPod Users
"!!! CORRECTION !!! Wow, I guess my fingers were thinking faster than my brain was last night when I posted this. I've got the adjustment backwards. For a better example, if you're reading 5 too low, then adjust your target lower. Say 65 to…"
Aug 2, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to Kristen's discussion 'Glucose Accuracy' in the group OmniPod Users
"Just FYI, 17 for me got the closest results to 2 other meters. 18 was way off on higher readings so I didn't trust it."
Aug 1, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to Kristen's discussion 'Glucose Accuracy' in the group OmniPod Users
"Low or High doesn't matter if you do it right. If you believe your PDM to be reading too low, instead of setting your target range to be between 70 to 100, just set it to be 80 to 110. Easy solution to a simple problem."
Aug 1, 2013
NicIan replied to Kristen's discussion 'Glucose Accuracy' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm using the new pod and have tested it at two endo appointments. The first test it was within 10 points. The second it gave me the same reading. This is using the Freestyle Lite test strips calibrated to code 16. Hope this helps and…"
Aug 1, 2013
K8iesmom replied to Kristen's discussion 'Glucose Accuracy' in the group OmniPod Users
"I just wanted to stop by and say I hope you have beautiful weather for your beautiful day!"
Aug 1, 2013
HPNpilot replied to Kristen's discussion 'Glucose Accuracy' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yeah, sometimes the hospital bedside meters are actually older technology than the home meters we use. The gold standard that manufacturers use for comparison is a lab meter by Yellow Springs Instrument (YSI)."
Aug 1, 2013
Kate replied to Kristen's discussion 'Glucose Accuracy' in the group OmniPod Users
"I know, right?!?! I had just always assumed that the humongous meters at the hospital are more expensive and therefore must be better. Not so! :) Good luck getting it all figured out!"
Aug 1, 2013
Kristen replied to Kristen's discussion 'Glucose Accuracy' in the group OmniPod Users
"That is ridiculous about your experience! I will have to take your advise and check against blood work. I think that will be the only way that I will really know. I just know that glucose accuracy was a problem on the older generation and was…"
Aug 1, 2013
Kristen replied to Kristen's discussion 'Glucose Accuracy' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had that same issue with the last Omnipod... that the readings were too low. Now, if the meter at the hospital was correct, then it means that my new omnipod is reading high. I definitely need to look into this more, but not sure how to go about…"
Aug 1, 2013
Kate replied to Kristen's discussion 'Glucose Accuracy' in the group OmniPod Users
"Did they run it against actual blood work (not just their meter)? When my son was born the hospital meters were really off (for example, they read me at 220 and my pdm read 126. Lab work said I was 131). After multiple tests on multiple hospital…"
Aug 1, 2013
HPNpilot replied to Kristen's discussion 'Glucose Accuracy' in the group OmniPod Users
"Actually, many of us were seeing readings that were too LOW. Increasing the code from 16 to 17 or 18 RAISES the BG reading...you can try it yourself and see."
Aug 1, 2013
Kristen added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users
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Glucose Accuracy

So I know that with the last generation Omnipod, many people had issues with the freestyle test strips reading blood sugar lower than it should. There were several posts about changing the code from 16 to 18 to correct that. Well, I started on the new generation on Tuesday. Yesterday, I ended up in the hospital (not for issues with the new pump, but because I had vertigo for more than 12 hours and they thought I was having a stroke). They wanted to perform a glucose test on their meter so I…See More
Aug 1, 2013
Kristen joined Kasi's group
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Apr 2, 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?
To meet new people and be able to talk about issues relating to my diabetes
Date diagnosed
July 26, 1997
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
9.5
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
OmniPod

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At 12:01pm on September 4, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes MontanaGirl0011!
At 4:05pm on July 18, 2010, Bob Dehlendorf said…
I, too, welcome you. I don't know but think I'm the oldest Type Ier on the site (79), been one for 32 years, can help just about anyone who wants to live an ordinary life. Just ask. Bob
At 2:04pm on July 18, 2010, Doris D said…
Well you can get it here! I joined this site a few years back then for family reason's (and computer reason) was off for 2 years when I came back (as soon as I got a computer) I was welcomed back with hands and hearts open! Let me know if I can help you in any way.
At 12:31pm on July 18, 2010, catlover said…
Hi montanagirl- Welcome to TuD. We are a very friendly and supportive community . We hope you like it here. You will find many knowledgeable members to talk to and ask questions of.
At 12:15pm on July 18, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 8:00pm on July 17, 2010, Linda G said…

Welcome home Montana girl..... 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, 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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here are a few useful links to get you on your way:
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http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/New_Member_Guide
and I also wanted to invite you to enter your A1c through the TuAnalyze application:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/profile/apps
so we can light up the TuAnalyze map:
http://www.tuanalyze.org
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