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At 7:47pm on November 21, 2009, shari lynn Giarraputo said…
Thank you so much. How often do you have to change the pod? Sorry to ask you so many questions. My Doctor highly recommends the pod. I appreciate your feed back. Good luck. Keep that baby strong. Pregnant women tend to be carb sensitive in the morning hours. Be careful what carbs you have at that time.
At 3:08pm on November 20, 2009, Liza Sims said…
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Don't let being diabetic and pregnant stress you too much. I have two beautiful, healthy children. One was just born in July. I think I'm adjusting ok to the pump, its all so new still. and wow seeing the one touch 2 on your pics took me way back
At 8:58am on November 20, 2009, Doris D said…
Morning Melissa....well almost afternoon! How you doing today? Is that baby moving on you today? When (and now) my oldest was pg with her 2 girls they (and this boy comming) had their days and night mixed up. They would (and are) moving at night when she would lie down to go to sleep! HA!! But don't forget here she worked 3-11 or 11-7 the whole time and still is! HA! My granddaughters LOVE to keep nanny awake til around 2 AM then sleep til 10 or 11 the next day! Not so good with me! I like to go to sleep around 9 PM and get up at around &! Oh well just life. HUH???
At 7:52pm on November 19, 2009, shari lynn Giarraputo said…
Hi Melissa, I was wondering how you like the Omni pod. I am also facing the problem of changing to a new pump. I love the Cozmo pump. My choices are the omni or Animas. I was also pregnant with a baby boy with diabetes. Everything turned out great. I always took care of myself. Just the thought of taking extra care of yourself and looking into your babies eyes makes the experience that much better. I just started the Freestyle CGM about 2 months ago and it is great. Good luck
At 1:30pm on November 13, 2009, Crystal Blumberg said…
My 7 year old daughter was diagnosed this past June. We are in the middle of getting a second opinion at this time. Does anyone else have a young child with type 1 diabetes?
At 12:37pm on November 10, 2009, Jerilyn said…
Wow, you got quite the deal with Omnipod thats great!! I am glad to hear things are going well with the pregnancy congrats!! I wish you the best of luck and thanks for the info, I have to start looking into other pumps soon.
At 4:07am on November 10, 2009, Cindi Marshall said…
Hello, Melissa, and thank you for the comment and the welcome. I am doing well, still trying to adjust to getting up an extra 30 minutes earlier days that I have to work (4am instead of 4:30am).
At 5:24pm on November 9, 2009, Jerilyn said…
Hello and thank you for the welcome.. I too love the cozmo pump however my warranty will be up in a year, what pump did you switch to? I have heard good things about the minimed
At 6:55pm on November 8, 2009, Dee Miller said…
Hi Melissa! Thanks for the warm welcome :-)
At 6:51pm on November 8, 2009, Doris D said…
Don't blame you for not posting her name! Glad to hear it's a girl! But of course I'm kinda parcel right now to girls probably though that will change come January!
At 10:34am on November 8, 2009, Liz Dyer said…
Thanks Melissa! I will post something there, thanks for the welcome this is a great site. I am a violinist in the Winnipeg Symphony and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Congratulations on your pregnancy!
At 6:44am on November 8, 2009, Doris D said…
Great news Melissa!!! I didn't know it. Do you know yet if its a boy or girl?? Do you have the name picked out?? My oldest (who is a Type 1 too) is having her 3rd in January and it's a boy after 2 girls. She had his name picked out for 3 years...Aden! How's your bs and being pg? Hope all is fine!! SOOOOO GLAD TO HEAR THAT!!!!!
At 9:30pm on November 7, 2009, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…

Congratulations for your pregnancy,looking forward to see your beautiful baby,God bless.
At 8:50pm on November 7, 2009, Shane said…
Thanks! Glad to see we've made it this long! I was glancing through some of your blogs and it seems we've traveled down similar paths. I look forward to sharing some of my adventures and making some new friends along the way.
At 1:14pm on November 7, 2009, Doris D said…
Hey Melissa! How goes it today? We got back from the mountians yesterday so I'm catching up again! HA!!
At 11:28am on November 7, 2009, Jada Lanham said…
Thanks for the welcome! Hope to meet some new people and keep on all the new things in the world of Diabetes! Will check out the new member guide!
At 1:26am on November 7, 2009, Ken Chevy said…
Off to look at the "new member guide"...
At 9:20pm on November 6, 2009, Ken Chevy said…
And a Hello for you too, MelissaBL. Thanks for the welcome from you and Teena.

I need to learn some about the BIG D, I have just been ignoring it pretty much. There is such a large percentage of us that have T1or T2, especially T2 that don't even know they have it. And it IS a REAL killer. I will kick back and read the posts for a while, a few days, weeks or months... so that when I do speak, it won't look like I am a total fool about it.

I had a problem with breathing so I took 20MGs of Prednisone for a couple years and then 10MGs for another couple of years and that sure was nice to me as far as the weight department is concerned. Added about 150lbs to my weight and now it doesn't want to come off. But I notice that being fat really helps with becoming diabetic.

So, now I am here to learn... hopefully.

Thank you again for the welcome Melissa.

Ken Chevy ... I love Chevy cars and pickups so much that I legally changed my last name to Chevy! How is that for being cool? LOL
At 6:03pm on November 6, 2009, Araminta Two said…
Thanks for the welcome. This seems like a great forum.
At 2:28pm on November 6, 2009, Steve Collington said…
Hi Melissa,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm looking forward to getting to know people better - it's still a bit new and confusing but hope I'll be able to get some answers.

Thanks again!



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