Hi Natalie. I've been IDD since 1970 - was about 12 too. I'm really pleased with the G4, had it for 6 weeks and would not send it back. In the UK we have to fund CGM's ourselves, we don't have insurance cover and our NHS won't pay for it. I'm not a Pod user, we don't get much of a choice - I'm on a Roche Combo pump for about 10 months now.
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Hi natalie! i could go on and on but i will sumarize! he is doing alright, he did not go on the field trip to six flag he was too nervous his pod would come off at the water park and 10 hours all on his own ... we were both happy with that decision he really doesnt like rides anyways and i took him out for lunch. he has done well handling himself in a few social situations bolusing on the sly. he will be chilling for the summer, no camp, not a big joiner. he is starting to train for the x country team. his morning bs have been awful i think i will call his endo this week, clearly puberty kicking in!! but other than that we are all happy they are out for the summer at least i can tweek things and i am on vaca this week just home big vaca early august. sometimes my husbands cooking does not help jacobs bs's either so this week will be better hopefully! ok that wasnt so short! how are you and kennedy? i hope well. enjoy the good weather! amy
Thanks for the friend request. Your sweet girl looks beautiful! How is she handling d? My little gal just turned 9. We started pumping in February. For the most part we have been battling the high BGs. Guess that is much easier than dealing with lows. I feel awful when she is low...she is so out of it. ):
Natalie, I am so sorry to hear about your husbands attitude toward Kennedy's diabetes, no wonder why you are hurting! anytime you want someone to vent i will be here for you this is hard enough to take, nevermind the hard ass approach from your husband. men need a litlle more estrogen as far as i can see, thank goodness for girlfriends, i think you need to be involved with every step of this for now but kennedy needs to know you are confident even when you are not and that everything will always be ok, deep breaths help alot in times of stress or stepping away for a bit, a quick walk outside, you have the tools to handles this leaving your medical training aside you are a mom and mom's can handle anything but one day and a time, hang in there! amy
Hello again, jacob was 95 pre bed time snack! so my husband ended the day good managing jacob while i messed up with the morning ( the gym thing) aaahhh a day in the life, wishing you and kennedy well! amy
Hi Natalie, jacob is wearing his pod on his belly in one of my pics on my "homepage" it is his favorite spot but he has been doing arms again pretty successfully. our next two pod changes have gone better i tend to temp basal increase with a small bolus, my husband is averse to temp basal changes for some reason but he gave him a good bolus at pod change today bs around 200 he gave him 3 units then he went out to play 104 for super i'm hoping for the best at bedtime test! yes the frustrating thing is there isnt always an exact science to this. intention and experience seems to help me more than trying to peg it down to exact science. i'm not sure if the old pod site emits to much insulin but yet another variable. now we are dealing with adjusting for gym i think i overshooted with doing basal reduction 30% one hour pre and during PE and also a juice box 15 carbs he hasPE inbetween his morning and he was over 300 pre lunch!! he hates to do extra testing at school the nurse is willing to do what ever i recommend so now we will try a 15% basal reduction and no juice, he is relatively fit so i dont think PE is really going to knock him down to much, one day at a time, hang in there! amy
Natalie, one more thing you might like instead of the coban, there is this website called Bands4life.net. they make stretchy bathing suit like material to go over the pod. I brought one for my daughter to put around her arm, they have waist ones also, they are great, hold everything in, good for exercise where sweating is involved or to protect a site or when they are in the water. just an fyi
Hi Natalie, yes I am a nurse in an open heart ICU. My daughter is so much better with the omnipod the exercise thing used to make me so nervous, especially when I was at work. Now she drops her basal by 30% (recomendation is 30-50%) when she exercises or does her volleyball practice and games or even when she goes to the mall for like 3 hours, works great. Usually I have to keep her temp basal on for over 24 hours if she has done lots of exercise, walking and or volleyball in succession and being the neurotic that I am I get up those nights and test her at 3am. She is so much more comfortable now.
Just some advice. When you set temp basal and use % make sure its -30% or whatever you use, I did not know this and did 30% and it was adding insulin, so her basal was +30 not minus 30% . Thank god I recognized this 3 hours in. I was a nut , thought I overdosed her. LOL. Anyway I now use the Units/hour feature of the Temp Basal program not percent . I live in New Jersey, please contact me any time, Great to meet you. Its good to know we are all in this together.
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