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?
Hello! I had some problems when I first got started. I think there may have been some issues with my initial batch BUT I started doing some things differently and believe they have helped.
The most important thing I've discovered is that the insulin has to be at room temperature. I keep mine in the refrigerator so I load the syringe and then roll it in my hand until it warms some. Then I slowly and evenly fill the pod. I wait until I hear the 2 beeps (though a couple of times I've had one that wouldn't beep and they still worked okay) and then proceed.
I have had maybe two fail on load in the past seven months using this method. They always replace those with my next order so it isn't that big a deal.
I went from a Deltec Cozmo to the Omnipod because they stopped making the Cozmo and my old one died. I was skeptical at first but have come to LOVE my pod! It just makes life so much easier than dealing with that dangling pump. On top of that, I have MUCH better adhesion with the pod than I did with the canulas. I shower, swim, sweat and have no problems. My other ones had to have an over patch to keep them on and they still fell out when I got sweaty.
The biggest thing I'll say is that my control has been better than even with my Cozmo. My last HbA1c was 6.2 and that is with sloppy bolusing.
I hope you can find your place with the pod like I have because it truly changed my life.... Joe
Still a new pod user...but I've been through 50 pods or so now with zero failures. All lasted 3 days. No adhesion problems, and I shower with it daily.
I've even taken it into a jacuzzi tub. I just started using De-Solv-It to remove the pod, based on suggestions on here, and it just slides off.