I have been on the pod for about 3 almost 4 weeks. I am having an issue with where to place it. I can't complain but I dont' have a lot of fat, more muscle, and it seems as though the only place it stays and is comfortable is on the way lower part of my back.
Does anyone have any suggestions where else I should place the pod? I haven't tried my thigh or my arm yet, I am still figuring this puppy out!!
Added by Melanie Orciuch on June 3, 2009 at 2:16pm —
I am happy to say that Maddy and I are up to experimenting with her insuling (i know, i know I normally don't do things like that). The reason, our Dr. gave us the wrong appt time (or more like I wrote it down wrong, I think I did the "I heard what I wanted to hear, thing) and wrote it down wrong. So we missed the appt. The next av. appt is in Aug. So in an effort to get her BG down we have upped her insulin smidgens at a time. I am pleased to announce that the other day while out and about she… Continue
Added by Christina Luis on June 3, 2009 at 10:52am —
Am I looking at this correctly? Dr told me 7 units per day. I can take it at night or split it. I've decided to split it 4 at night when I spike the worst and 3 in the morning. How long should this 10ML vial last before I have to go back? ugh... I just can not come up with the co-pays! Have I already done myself in?
My numbers are looking so much better in the mornings:) If I take the full 7 units at night; I wake up sweaty wet hair in the morning.. That is why I decided to do the split.… Continue
Added by MeadowLark on June 3, 2009 at 9:20am —
Before I begin rambling I want to share this link
. It has a lot of interesting recipes on it, I was especially drawn into the vegan stir fry.
When you think of the word diet you suddenly think of all the foods you love to eat that you should not be eating and that really sets you back. What people forget is that eating healthy can taste good too. And if need be, order a pizza once and in a while because it's bad to… Continue
Added by Jami a.k.a Sugar Zomby on June 3, 2009 at 9:00am —
Well after many years of type 1 diabetes, 23yrs to be exact I was ready to get a pump. What made me decide to get the pump? Well I'd just the yr before given birth to my daughter and had a horrible pregnancy which made my diabetes worse along with all the other health conditions diabetes tends to bring along and I decided I wanted to be here for my daughter PLUS I found out the Omni Pod was available where I live! One of my biggest irritations about a pump before was I did not want to feel like… Continue
Added by Alesha McElvogue-Calonkey on June 2, 2009 at 11:18pm —
Ok, I have made up my mind and I have decided to give myself three months to try to get my Blood sugars under control through a better diet and more exercise. I will take the same amounts of insulin I have been but start to decrease them as my levels drop through diet and exercise. My biggest problem is gonna be not falling into a depression and getting frustrated with not being able to eat the foods I love. I'm not real big on cakes and candies but I love meat and potatoes. I'm a carb junkie,… Continue
Added by Tina on June 2, 2009 at 8:46pm —
Okay... so... I rewrote "My Humps" by Black Eyed Peas to be "My Pump". If you listen to the song... it basically goes along with the recording. I've only done some of it. But.... here it is so far... (Oh, and it's specifically about the omnipod pump)
What you gonna do with all those tubes, all them tubes up in your pump?
I'mma gonna get get get them out. Throw them out and get that lump!
My pump, my pump, my pump, my pump, my pump, my pump... my lovely little… Continue
Added by Emily Joy on June 2, 2009 at 8:33pm —
TuDiabetes reached over 9000 (that is Nine Thousand, uh, 9 and 3 zeros people, that's like a Lot).
This community has grown by leaps and bounds in the one year I have been a part of it.
Can't say I have been really apart of it all that much lately.
I've been busy with life outside of D -- my job that is.
Otherwise, church and family keep me busy.
Oh and that thing I call a blog.
Congrats again… Continue
Added by CALpumper on June 2, 2009 at 7:28pm —
A list of things you have to take care of so you can safely leave the house
5.eat and drink
6.bring cellphone – is it charged?
7.Bring meter and meds (and gel pac if it's going to be hot)
8.Bring food for lows
9.Bring a beverage
12.Bring a sense of humor
13.Allow plenty of time
Added by David B. on June 2, 2009 at 6:50pm —
Hi, I am an endodontist (root canal specialist). Things changed quite a lot in Denstistry in the past two decades and I am quite sure that the experience of having a root canal done won't be so unpleasant. Of course that there are nicer things to do (and to have done) than this but, if you have to go through this, the sooner the better. All licensed dentists should be able to do a root canal but, because Dentistry became as especialized as medicine in the past years, you can also look for a… Continue
Added by Isabel Mello on June 2, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Written By Me!
Here's the thing, we started Type 1
It wasn't cool, but it was not the end
Was dedicated, I took the time
Wasn't long till I called it mine
And all you'd ever here me say
Is that I just don't want a tube
That's all you'd ever here me say
But Since OmniPod
I can breathe for the first time
Im so in my range
Thanks to… Continue
Added by Gabriel on June 2, 2009 at 5:09pm —
I'm just another nerd. I was lucky in my diagnosis. I went in for my annual physical and my blood sugar was elevated and blah, blah, blah took the tests but they could not diagnose me. My internist sent me to an endo and he immediately diagnosed me as a very lucky LADA. He said had I not found it out through my physical I probably would have found out by a diabetic coma. I had a couple of grande mal seizures a few years back that they were never able to figure out why I had them in the first… Continue
Added by kpatter on June 2, 2009 at 2:31pm —
So May 8th, i went to go see Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, Metro Station, All Time Low, and Hey Monday with a friend.
We had floor tickets (IT WAS SWEETTT) and i was reallyy nervous about my pump.
I had a bad experience with mosh pits last summer at warped tour, where i got sucked in and lost my shoe, which caused me to walk around on the hot black top of Comerica Park in just my socks.
Anyways, i despise mosh pits. Don't like them oneee bit.
So my friends told me this… Continue
Added by Carly! on June 2, 2009 at 11:29am —
So on 5/13 I had my glucovance increased. The dr was appauled that I had been on such a low dose. The low dose hadn't been doing much. He raised me to glucovance 5/500 2 pills twice a day. They make me horridly sick. With the low dose I had some side effects but they went away after a few days. These were not going away and after the first week my sugar kept dropping very low ( 40's and 50's) for no apparent reason. There was a 24 hour period where it just would not stay up no matter what I… Continue
Added by ryan difiore on June 2, 2009 at 6:35am —
We've had pretty bad experiences with a variety of green tea products in the past. We were so glad that Diet Snapple Lime Green Tea
proved to be something different. It's a very nice combination of green tea, lime flavor, and sweetness. Just in time for a hot summer, this iced tea is a great, healthy way to quench you thirst.
Added by Glucoholic on June 2, 2009 at 5:26am —
Pump-start day yesterday!!! All went very smoothly. Out to dinner last night. BGLs really great, but some tweaking of basals probably in store next week. Even got the software to work on Vista (the Australian version isn't supposed to). Downloaded the pump data. Site change & refill today with the rep and handed in the reports from the downloaded data - less than 24 hours worth (LOL). Off to breakfast in town. So easy to bolus! Learning to trust what the pump tells me to do.
Added by Susi (Ladalife) on June 1, 2009 at 9:21pm —
Wow, I didn't realize it has been so long since I've had a chance to blog. We have hit one, if not THE, busiest times of year for us and there just aren't enough hours in the day. Let's see, both Nikki and Amber have had their final chorus performances for the year; and for their schools - they are both moving on to middle and high school next year.
Amber has had us especially busy lately: her chorus group performed at King's… Continue
Added by Sheri Turner on June 1, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Hi everyone I found out on the weekend that I have low blood iron my doctor but me on iron pills so we see how my iron is in a month. my birthday was fine I had a girls night out and it was a blast. I busy with work and looking after my diabetes as I started the iron pills it could go up bg that is well that all for now thanks shelly
Added by shellyj on June 1, 2009 at 7:27pm —
About 4 years, I thought I would do the proper thing and get a physical after my 50th birthday. Well, sure enough, a couple days later I was diagnosed with Type 2. I was between overweight and obese and thought I was in good shape, ate well, exercised and had a good home life so I really thought I only had to make minor changes and everything would be fine. Sure I switched to Lite beer and tried to each smaller portions and went for a 30 min walk occasionally, but I guess it wasn't enough. Last… Continue
Added by Todd T. on June 1, 2009 at 6:58pm —
My daughter will be "celebrating" her one year anniversary with being diagnosed w/ type 1. I'm looking for ideas for a gift to congratulate her on her hardwork from managing her shots right away to upgrading to a pump a few months ago. She just turned 12. Any ideas?
Added by AnneMarie Nolan on June 1, 2009 at 6:37pm —