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Offline nytquill17

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Re: Omnipod is GO!
« Reply #75 on: 29 June 2018, 04:20:17 PM »
Oh yes and just when you think you've got it all, you put a jacket or trousers or something on over and by the end of the day you've got a lovely lint-covered outline of where your plaster used to be!
T1 DX 1995
Omnipod since 06/04/18 (Novorapid)
 
  ~-~-~-~
"If you can't ride, can you fall?"
"I suppose anyone can fall," said Shasta.
"I mean can you fall and get up again without crying, and mount again and fall again and yet not be afraid of falling?"
"I - I'll try," said Shasta.
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  ~-~-~-~
"There is no answer; seek it lovingly."

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Re: Omnipod is GO!
« Reply #76 on: 29 June 2018, 04:57:31 PM »
Regarding "pinching up":  Wouldn't work for Roche cannulas as they have an inserter that has to go flat on the skin.... but no idea about omnipods.... perhaps that technique works for them?
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Re: Omnipod is GO!
« Reply #77 on: 29 June 2018, 05:14:35 PM »
I think it's recommended somewhere in the booklet, under certain conditions. Forget what those are though and don't feel like digging out the booklet just now!
T1 DX 1995
Omnipod since 06/04/18 (Novorapid)
 
  ~-~-~-~
"If you can't ride, can you fall?"
"I suppose anyone can fall," said Shasta.
"I mean can you fall and get up again without crying, and mount again and fall again and yet not be afraid of falling?"
"I - I'll try," said Shasta.
  ~C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy
  ~-~-~-~
"There is no answer; seek it lovingly."

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Re: Omnipod is GO!
« Reply #78 on: 29 June 2018, 05:16:17 PM »
Regarding "pinching up":  Wouldn't work for Roche cannulas as they have an inserter that has to go flat on the skin.... but no idea about omnipods.... perhaps that technique works for them?


the pod has to be fully stuck on  and in place before the button is pushed on the PDM to start the auto insertion process..... not sure how successful pinching around the perimeter of the pod would be but certainly worth a go
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6) 04/18 46 (6.4)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

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Re: Omnipod is GO!
« Reply #79 on: 29 June 2018, 06:53:26 PM »
Ok, I found it! It's in the manual, specifically for "lean areas". Not a problem I particularly have ;D
T1 DX 1995
Omnipod since 06/04/18 (Novorapid)
 
  ~-~-~-~
"If you can't ride, can you fall?"
"I suppose anyone can fall," said Shasta.
"I mean can you fall and get up again without crying, and mount again and fall again and yet not be afraid of falling?"
"I - I'll try," said Shasta.
  ~C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy
  ~-~-~-~
"There is no answer; seek it lovingly."

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Re: Omnipod is GO!
« Reply #80 on: 29 June 2018, 11:02:02 PM »
WOW... very different to other pump stuff
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Re: Omnipod is GO!
« Reply #81 on: 29 June 2018, 11:40:14 PM »
Ok, I found it! It's in the manual, specifically for "lean areas". Not a problem I particularly have ;D
haha -- nor me Nyt !!!!
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6) 04/18 46 (6.4)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

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Re: Omnipod is GO!
« Reply #82 on: 30 June 2018, 12:04:43 AM »
Yeah, Patti, I can see where it would be difficult to get your head around, coming from another pump system! The essentials are all pretty much the same, it's just the division of labour that's different.

The pod is basically a self-contained reservoir, pump, inserter, and infusion set all in one. So it does all the mechanical stuff of actually getting the insulin into you, but it's basically "dumb" - it doesn't know what to do without being told.*

The handset is the brains of the operation, stores all your settings and does the button-pushy stuff and the messages on screen and whatnot, and sends commands to the pod as needed (when you change settings or deliver a bolus). So it's like if you took all the mechanical parts out of a tubed pump and just left the computery bits.

*The pods "remember" your current basal settings once the handset sends them - so after you first activate the pod it gets told all your current programming, or, if you make any changes to your basals or stick on a temp basal, after that command is sent - so it isn't as if the handset is sending a command every 5 minutes: "give this much basal now". But other than that, the pod doesn't "know" anything else without being told.
T1 DX 1995
Omnipod since 06/04/18 (Novorapid)
 
  ~-~-~-~
"If you can't ride, can you fall?"
"I suppose anyone can fall," said Shasta.
"I mean can you fall and get up again without crying, and mount again and fall again and yet not be afraid of falling?"
"I - I'll try," said Shasta.
  ~C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy
  ~-~-~-~
"There is no answer; seek it lovingly."

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Re: Omnipod is GO!
« Reply #83 on: 30 June 2018, 08:56:57 AM »
Nyt -- that sounds a perfect description of me -- according to my wife -- i might just rename myself "pod"   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6) 04/18 46 (6.4)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

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Re: Omnipod is GO!
« Reply #84 on: 30 June 2018, 02:01:56 PM »
Oh dear!  ;D
T1 DX 1995
Omnipod since 06/04/18 (Novorapid)
 
  ~-~-~-~
"If you can't ride, can you fall?"
"I suppose anyone can fall," said Shasta.
"I mean can you fall and get up again without crying, and mount again and fall again and yet not be afraid of falling?"
"I - I'll try," said Shasta.
  ~C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy
  ~-~-~-~
"There is no answer; seek it lovingly."

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Re: Omnipod is GO!
« Reply #85 on: 30 June 2018, 02:58:27 PM »
Let me just explain to you about Paul, Nytquil.

He's a man, male masculine person and therefore totally incapable - like a man made machine - of multi tasking.
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Omnipod is GO!
« Reply #86 on: 30 June 2018, 06:55:27 PM »
Let me just explain to you about Paul, Nytquil.

He's a man, male masculine person and therefore totally incapable - like a man made machine - of multi tasking.

Why is it that males appear to be only able to do one thing at a time?  I'm asking because my spouse has the ability to ask a million questions whilst I'm in the process of filling cartridge/reservoir and putting in a new infusion set and EXPECTS me to carry on while at the same time answering each and every one of his questions.
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Re: Omnipod is GO!
« Reply #87 on: 30 June 2018, 09:55:35 PM »
Ah well see, they are incapable of doing several things simultaneously and the fact that women can, irks them as they don't like to admit there's anything they cannot do.  Hence, some of them make excuses for themselves such as eg 'I only do one thing at a time because that is the only way I can ensure it is done properly rather than half done, then abandoned, for me to pick up the pieces and finish'.

Gramma, I suggest you wait until your husband is right in the middle of doing something - and then YOU start asking him irrelevant questions!
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Omnipod is GO!
« Reply #88 on: 30 June 2018, 11:32:49 PM »
Technically speaking, none of us can - but some of us can do a good job seeming to! And for the rest of us, there are a multitude of passive-aggressive options, such as slowly setting the cartridge or what have you down in front of of you (sighing optional!) and fixing them with an expectant stare ("yes?")  ;D
T1 DX 1995
Omnipod since 06/04/18 (Novorapid)
 
  ~-~-~-~
"If you can't ride, can you fall?"
"I suppose anyone can fall," said Shasta.
"I mean can you fall and get up again without crying, and mount again and fall again and yet not be afraid of falling?"
"I - I'll try," said Shasta.
  ~C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy
  ~-~-~-~
"There is no answer; seek it lovingly."

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Re: Omnipod is GO!
« Reply #89 on: 01 July 2018, 12:33:00 AM »
Ya would think that after this many years with the same man, I would have trained him by now...but maybe not.  Sometimes he claims "I didn't hear you cuz I didn't put in my hearing aids."  To which I reply "And why didn't you put in your hearing aids?" etc. etc.  Thank you ladies for the smile that came to my heart at reading your answers.
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Tandem Tslim pump Oct 2015
Dexcom G5 CGM Sep 2007
A1C 6.3% ~ Sep 2018