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Re: [IP] MM to Omnipod Advice

Hi, Carl, I've been using the pod for about 11/2 years and I love it.  You
say that it's easy to dislodge, but I can tell you that for me, as time
went on, I got more used to wearing them and you stop ripping them off by
mistake.  You learn to pull your pants up cautiously and when it's on your
arm, you learn how to take your shirt off without getting it stuck on the
pod.  I'm actually wearing it on my arm for the first time and I just think
a little more when dressing and undressing.  At times I will use tape when
I need some extra security.  I use Hypafix, but there are other tapes that
I've not used.

If you have any other questions, let the group know.  Susan

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 7:32 AM, Karl Bricker <email @ redacted> wrote:

>  I have changed from the MiniMed 722 to the Omnipod in the last 6 weeks,
> and
> would like feedback from anyone who has done the same, positive or
> cautionary. I
> love not having a tube, and the PDM is easier to read than the old 722
> screen. I
> am finding that I can bump/dislodge the pod more easily than my old
> infusion
> sites, but it seems that with no tubing to deal with, I can use new
> infusion
> areas, my upper arms in particular, which I like a lot, plus the water
> proof
> feature.
> Anyone else have comments we can all learn from?
> -----Original Message-----
>  From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Trish Ober
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 8:37 AM
> To: Insulin Pumper
> Subject: [IP] toenail surgery
> Janet -
> You asked about toenail removal - I was thinking about this a year ago
> also -
> I haven't had it done yet as the podiatrist showed me how to keep about
> 1/4 of
> the side of my toenail cut clear down - it isn't easy to do - and of course
> you have to be able to get "contorted" to be able to see and hold your foot
> really good to cut the nail yourself - however it has worked for me so far.
> Anyway - I googled something along the lines of "toe nail surgery" or "toe
> nail removal".  Amazing - but many people have wrote about it after having
> it
> done - and some people even have step by step pictures they took along the
> way
> during the surgery - so I would advise googling it - you will get a really
> clear "picture" and story about how it is currently being done.
> Trish
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