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"I don't have to carry a cooler with FlexPen" ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leo2 Feb 25, 2013. 4 Replies

Ok, I have seen these commercials for years. It's that line that I do not understand. Why, implied by the commercial, is it "ok" not to refrigerate Novolog in a pen, yet you must carry a cooler to…Continue

Smallest lancing device available?

Started this discussion. Last reply by savage810 Nov 9, 2012. 9 Replies

My pockets are getting more and more crowded as I gain more tools to take better care of myself. I am looking at my inventory and really the only comsumable that could get smaller is the lancing…Continue

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Cheri replied to savage810's discussion 'Who has had success with Symlin?' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"I was diligent in my trial with Symlin - My goal was to reduce the overall insulin amount in order to lose weight. Insulin resistance put weight on me. However, I found that Symlin is just too volatile and unpredictable for me. I was always chasing…"
Aug 2
Tapestry replied to savage810's discussion 'Who has had success with Symlin?' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"I've been successfully using Symlin for over a year now. I followed the directions on the packaging and too from what I read in the online community. To start I reduced my basal and I:C ratio by 50% and then made adjustments from there. I…"
Aug 1
savage810 added a discussion to the group Symlin Users Forum
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Who has had success with Symlin?

I was intrigued by Symlin when I heard a speaker talk about it at TCOYD last year. I just got a new endo since mine retired while I was away, and asked her about it and she gave me a sample to try. First attempt is going on right now. My blood sugar is slowly, steadily dropping, which is VERY unusual for me after breakfast and I am a little concerned and looking to the site for advice on what to expect.Having said all that, all the posts I have read are about problems and complaints (I am not…See More
Aug 1
savage810 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 1
90Duck left a comment for savage810
"Savage810 I was pretty interested in the topic as well before it went off the rails. I've been on a pretty good run recently, but occasionally I get a pod that seems to be working fine on the delivery function, but the insulin just seems to do…"
May 19
Michael left a comment for savage810
"Thanks for the request. As you can see I don't get many. Just an arrogant farm boy so it is OK. I hope you don't give up on the pods. I did needles for the first 46 or so years and am happy with my pump even though I refused to try on for…"
May 18
Michael and savage810 are now friends
May 18
Michael left a comment for savage810
"savage810 sorry your thread got corrupted as it has validity. I have been on the pods for 4 going on 5 years, and yes I have dealt with the third day highs. I always thought this site was to help each other. Some times it doesn't. I started on…"
May 18
savage810 replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Well my thread got hijacked......so..... never mind, I guess."
May 16
Steve D replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Looking again at your response...I am afraid I misread it the first time...but that does not change the fact that I NEVER said my Heart Attack was due to "Overdeliviery of Insulin". I never said that or even implied that I have reread your…"
May 16
Steve D replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"No...I did not say that, verbatim or othewise, Dave. Tell me how I did. And, to those who have made the Omnipod work for them, thats great! Kudos too them! I hope it works forever! I said it doesnt work for me, thats all! !"
May 16
Dave replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
May 16
Dave replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"No, you didn't say that verbatim, but you did say, which sure read to me like blaming the insulin delivery issue and Insulet) for your heart attack. Can you see how people might easily interpret your statement above that way?Regardless, I hope…"
May 16
Dave replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"You can rule in or out the potency of the insulin by simply drawing from the "bad" pod after you remove it (ostensibly because, even though it still had insulin and was apparently operating properly, your BG control was failing), and see…"
May 16
Steve D replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thank You for your post and well wishes, Rob, I agree wholeheartedly with your views and with the feelings toward Insulet and the "blame game." I truly dont "blame" anyone for rhe crap that happened to me.....its just bad luck…"
May 16
RobAW replied to savage810's discussion 'Omnipod and the slow degradation of performance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Steve D, I'll start by saying that I'm truly sorry that you had to go through a heart attack. I'm also very glad that you survived and still have your witts about you - I wish nobody ever had to go through such an experience. I do,…"
May 15

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Date diagnosed
January 6, 1997
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, CGM

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At 12:51pm on May 19, 2014, 90Duck said…

Savage810 I was pretty interested in the topic as well before it went off the rails. I've been on a pretty good run recently, but occasionally I get a pod that seems to be working fine on the delivery function, but the insulin just seems to do nothing at all. Sometimes it's a site I haven't tried before, other times it's one of my favorite locations. What I have noticed is if the pod site starts to get sore at all it is game over for the insulin working with any sort of normal effectiveness. I don't know if it is a little bit of an infection at the infusion site that causes the problem or what. Anyway, it's a worthwhile topic that is worthy of discussion. Good luck.

At 12:48pm on May 18, 2014, Michael said…

Thanks for the request. As you can see I don't get many. Just an arrogant farm boy so it is OK. I hope you don't give up on the pods. I did needles for the first 46 or so years and am happy with my pump even though I refused to try on for a long time. The CDE I met with had no one on the pod so we learned together. It has been good. Take care. Yes it had to do with tubes!!!

At 10:47am on May 18, 2014, Michael said…

savage810 sorry your thread got corrupted as it has validity. I have been on the pods for 4 going on 5 years, and yes I have dealt with the third day highs. I always thought this site was to help each other. Some times it doesn't. I started on the pods using Humalog then did a comparison with Apidra and found Apidra slightly fasted but none made a consistent three day life span. Read on this site of a fellow who had switched to Novolog. That switch solved my problems. Consistently. As for occlusions I solved that problem by not pinching up and pushing down on the nose of the pod during inserting. Instead I push down slightly on the heel of the pod is it inserts. When I release, the cannula angle is much improved. My failure rate is app.8 a year and some of them are self imposed. Did a blend door motor on a cop car and laid on the pod heavily while pulling the dash. Can't really blame the pod as I subjected it to more than usual. Best of health in the coming years. Of note 1962 was a long time ago and I am still going strong. Michael

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At 5:19am on June 20, 2012, 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 7:52pm on June 19, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home savage....
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".
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Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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