Am I the only one having multiple pod errors? In two months I've had only 4 pods make it the 3 days. If it’s not an occlusion (without any outside interference from me) it's an error! I called Omni Pod and they were able to send me replacements, but the inconvenience and loss of insulin is too much! I’m sick and tired of having screaming pods interrupt my life. I chose the omni pod because it was the only pump without tubbing, but I’m starting to understand why my doctor advised me against it!
I'm so frustrated! Am I the only one, having all these issues with Omni-Pod?
I guess tube or tubeless is a personal decision based on your lifestyle. I don't notice my tubing. The pump company I chose is based on statistical data. I have seen Omnipod samples and don't care for it. In my treatment I need more than a 200 unit cartridge. Some folks like it and that's fine. The only complaint I have heard is the adhesion issue. My question to you is: how do you shower with that pod on?
I shower with it on, and try to dry the edges when I'm done. Showering for me is not the issue, it's all the defective pods!
Funny, I ran out of insulin yesterday and the pod alarmed....but I didn't realize it was the pod alarming, and we walked from room to room, trying to find the cause of the alarm. Finally I walked down to the basement, and my son in law figured out it was me alarming. Sad part is, the same thing happened about three years ago, I walked inside and outside, finally my grandson said "Gramma it's you." Guess I'm a really slow learner.
Sorry to hear you're having a bad streak with the pods. I've had 3 or 4 bad pods in a box in the past, but it's been a long time since I've had that happen. And I had adhesion problems in the past, but now they stick fine. And showering with the pod is really a non issue.
LMAO...so funny Sue. When I first got the Pod I threw it out and never deactivated it and we spent FOREVER trying to track down the incessant squealing!
The paper clip and the freezer both work!
In a pinch, a sledgehammer is also effective. And it feels great!
p.s. -- I was on the OmniPod for about 1.5 years and finally gave up on it last summer after, you guessed it, too many pod failures.
LOL, the same thing happened to me at work. I had half the office looking for the source and it was me all along!
Isn't that a riot????
Sorry you are having to deal with so many pod failures at once, that's extremely frustrating. My son has been with Omnipod for 20 months (5 months after dx). We had a bad batch once, Sept. 2010, I think it was 4 from one box and a few from some others. We were very annoyed(half during school). Omnipod replaced them, they even replaced the PDM, that was damaged in his backpack last year(use a hard case now). I think we had 3 or 4 failures all last year. Things that we started doing different are (1) Get all air out of the syringe (2) Fill SLOWLY (3) Pinch up skin while adding a little pressure to the "nose". Pods are sensitive to static electricity, have had a few fail that way. My son exclusively uses his arms and thighs, because of preference and its one of the main reasons we chose Omnipod. We have always thought we made the right decision and since we also use Dexcom Cgms, we are looking forward to the integration and the smaller pods. Yes, the tslim does look real cool. Well hope this helps. Best of Luck.
No shower issues either, unless there is baby oil on it because we plan to remove it. Get 2-3 weeks from his sensor too.
Thanks for the tips Emily - hopefully your tips will help me have a smoother time of it! I use a Dexcom already and one of the reasons I decided to go with OmniPod is that it feels very similar to the Dexcom (except for a tad bigger). I'm sure there will be a learning curve and I'm prepared for that - I went through a learning curve with the Dexcom and now love it.
I use both Dexcom and Omnipod, and love them both. They have both made a huge difference in my life. Wishing you great things!
Someone says shipping has its importance in pod failures.
Perhaps someone has more pod failures because it takes longer, or something different happens during shipping (airplane ? Too warm, too cool, too much time in open air ?).