Hello everyone! I just found tudiabetes.com, and felt the need to become connected. I turned 50 just last month, and started on the OmniPod 9 days later. I was diagnosed withType1 three years ago, and still feel like I’m an infant when it comes to the new lifestyle. Sometimes (when my BG is good) I feel like I’ve got it all under control, and others - like the dreaded condition is controlling me.
My biggest challenge is figuring out how to eat approximately normally (w/o diabetes). I had it pretty well down before the pump - could handle pizza, small amounts of pasta & the occasional McDonalds - with my Lantus & Humalog. Now - it’s a mystery. Seems I’m always, always high. I can’t figure out how the Extended Bolus works. But…I’ve got a brain, and there are plenty of books out there - so eventually I’ll get it.
Anyone else on the OmniPod? What’s the deal with these occulsions? The first Pod I wore had saline, and everything went fine. I was literally high from the possibilities of NO MORE NEEDLES! Then, when I went “live” - the first two pods malfunctioned in the first two hours. One was a Pod Error - next was an occulsion. I’ve had three of these occulsions within the past 2 1/2 weeks! That’s going to get VERY expensive over time. These pods go for $34.50/each.
When I’m eating low carb & on a timed schedule - everythings fine. But my life doesn’t work that way very often. So, I’m running avg daily BG between 170 - 220. That’s just too high. Any tricks that can be shared would be very, very welcome.
BTW - with the holidays coming up - how does everyone handle things. I love to cook & bake. In fact - I was the family member who used to make the candies & cookies for everyone. I took last year off, and it just didn’t feel like Christmas. This year, I’d like to do something - but not sure how to even begin to figure out carb counts for homemade goodies. Any ideas?
Thanks for reading this, and I hope to hear from some of you - seems like this might be a great venue to converse with like-minded folks, and hopefully make some new friends.