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tebbemae replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thank you so much! You have given me some very useful strategies to try (and thanks for the words of encouragement!)"
Mar 11, 2013
annecy replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"My routine is as follows: 1. eat breakfast & bolus with old pod 2. then immediately change pods & make very small additional bolus 3. check sugars very frequently til lunch 4. bolus with needle for lunch 5. keep checking sugars 6. for me,…"
Mar 11, 2013
tebbemae replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"I just saw this comment after I submitted a post with many questions answered here! If you don't mind can I ask some follow ups? Do you always bolus with a syringe in the first 6 hours? If your numbers are high 9 hours after a change do you…"
Mar 11, 2013
type1gal replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi Sarah! I am doing better now...I have had 6 pods that have either failed or had occlusions (since I started in November). That's the only frustrating part. Sometimes its not even my fault, like when one of them failed while priming. For the…"
Mar 11, 2013
Sarah replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"hi type1gal, just wondering how you're NOW doing on the Pods? tried the MM Revel and just hated the tubing. So, I'm thinking the Pod would work better. There are pros and cons, I guess, to everything we have to manage this, MDI's,…"
Mar 8, 2013
johnnyjumpstart replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'd like to add one additional point from my own experience. Just because you have started podding doesnt mean that you suddenly are having perfect insulin delivery. It took my endo almost 9 months of adjusting my basal level, carb &…"
Nov 16, 2012
type1gal replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"That's a good point and I had not thought about it. I came from using the flexpens so not much experience with vials and syringes. Guess practice makes perfect!"
Nov 16, 2012
meh_mtl replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hang in there Type1gal! I started the pod 3 weeks ago after MDI for 16 years, and I know how you feel. after 2 weeks it was going well then the doctor made some change and it seem to be going crappy. remember there is a huge learning curve when…"
Nov 16, 2012
annecy replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi Type 1, After 5+ years on the pod, here are some of the strategies that have helped me the most: 1. If bg is over 250, bolus 1 1/2 times the suggested amount.This is what my CDE told me & have found it to be very helpful. High sugars, with…"
Nov 16, 2012
type1gal replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"I noticed that when I removed the pod from my thigh, it did bleed a little. So live and learn I suppose. I tried the side of my other leg instead of right on the front of the thigh. Maybe that will work better. Thanks for your input!"
Nov 16, 2012
type1gal replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm sorry - didn't know "the rule." A contingency plan for high sugars was never discussed with me by anyone at the doctors office. And I am a little overwhelmed at the moment and didn't think to ask until it happened. And…"
Nov 16, 2012
tebbemae replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hey type1gal! So sorry that your first 2 weeks have been filled with frustration! I've been using the omnipod for 3 months (after being on MM for 11 years)-here are my nuggets of wisdom. My site selection makes a huge difference in my insulin…"
Nov 16, 2012
Michael replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"In a word Yes. It takes quite a lot of impact to get the job done. Am not a fan of the now popular soft handled tooth brushes. Hard plastic is better. And who knows maybe it is a non issue. But I feel like it has been working well for me."
Nov 15, 2012
SandyG replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"Michael, when you beat the daylights out of the syringe is it still insterted in the bottle of insulin (upside down)? Thanks!"
Nov 15, 2012
elaine peterson replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"I hadn't thought about that, Michael. Lately, the syringes have seemed easier to plunge....makes me wonder. Thanks. Hope that helps you as well, t1g."
Nov 15, 2012
Michael replied to type1gal's discussion 'Frustrated after 2 weeks' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi Type 1. Just another thought to add to the rest and it has to do with air in the pod. Have not had too many situations like you describe but have had at least one that I can attribute to air. Was high, dosed, waited an appropriate time and…"
Nov 15, 2012

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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?
community of support and understanding
Date diagnosed
February 27, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 9:15am on August 29, 2012, Marie B said…

hello and welcome to the community!

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