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This group is dedicated to giving OmniPod users a place to discuss and share our experiences so that we may grow and help each other "make diabetes a smaller part of our lives."

Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.

We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which accept insulin pumps and pump supplies (as well as other diabetes-related prescription items).

You can also approach your physician's office or local medical groups to discuss donating them to those in need of assistance in your area.

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Humana for Omnipod?

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flying with the OmniPod

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OmniPod Accessories - Freed DM

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Omnipod & porcine insulin

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Manual pod reset of alarm

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New syringe design

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Problems with Lancets?

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Asking for advise before starting omnipod!

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OmniPod and Apidra

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Do you plan to change a pod at work?

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New to this board and New to Omnipod

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What happens when people notice your pod?

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Looking for site suggestions!

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Comment by jbowler on October 28, 2014 at 5:54am
Consistently high blood sugars would normally suggest that the correction bolus ratio is way off, because the correction boluses fix errors in both the basal rate and the carb/insulin ratio.

However for me if my blood sugars were consistently over 200 I would have problems getting lower numbers; my BG seems to "stick" sometimes. I just keep doing corrections until it comes down, and avoid eating of course. Exercise doesn't help.

Flipping between being consistently below 200 and consistently above 200 sounds like an extreme variant of that.

(I can, and will, exceed 200 after a meal with any large amount of pure carbs (more than 20g as wheat or rice) for a short period of time. That's no problem for me and it is unavoidable in many scenarios, but it only lasts until the insulin kicks in; 30 minutes to an hour.)

Anyway, I think the fact that you are seeing *consistent* results means that the Omnipod can't be behaving inconsistently. So probably the thing to do at this point is work with your son and his endo to stabilize his blood sugar at a lower level. I suspect last weeks results simply indicate that you are almost at this point!
Comment by Clare on October 23, 2014 at 10:23am

Sonya, it might help to know how old your son is ? Do you see a pediatric endo ?

Comment by Sonya on October 23, 2014 at 9:37am

So my son has been using the Omnipod since last January. I'm concerned that it's not working - or is inconsistent with its delivery. He has been consistently high the last few months and we've been working with the doctor to change his settings, etc. Then - last week - he had new insulin and also a new box of pods - and - wow - he was under 200 consistently for almost a week! He changed his pod the other day - and now we're back to the same kind of numbers....so frustrating we can't get his numbers in the green range...

Comment by dishers on August 30, 2014 at 11:16am
BayBorn, ahh yeah, sometimes they do if it was the day that you have put it on and not closer to having to change it, I guess it depends who you are talking to. I have not had many only time I do is if I don't pinch up. or sometimes on my thigh and the cannula somehow comes out.
Comment by BayBornTarHeel on August 30, 2014 at 11:01am

dishers -- the customer service reps always tell me that failures are replaced but occlusions are not.

Comment by dishers on August 30, 2014 at 10:52am
BayBorn- sometimes it is just a bad batch. If you get to many from the same batch they will usually exchange or replace the box of pods.
Comment by BayBornTarHeel on August 30, 2014 at 10:41am

I have been a pump user since 10/2005. I started with the Medtronic Paradigm and used their pumps for 8 yrs. In the past year, I have tried the Asante Snap and OmniPod, which I use now. I liked certain features of the Snap but had too many failed deliveries; the Asante folks were great and allowed my return of their device. I really like the OmniPod for many reasons, most notably, of course, no tubing. However, I have had lots of failures with the device. OmniPod also is great in replacing the failed pods. Historically, I have had very few occlusions. Recently though, I am having occlusions. I am very careful to rotate my insertion sites and do not believe I have any obvious scar tissue concerns. Is there anyone who also has experienced occlusions with OmniPod and successfully limited or eliminated them. If so, how?

Comment by Linny on July 16, 2014 at 5:14pm

Waiting for OmniPod approval. Just started Dexcom last week and can't believe I waited this long! It has changed my life and how I approach my food. Don't care if I have to wear two devices and have 2 pda's!

Comment by SueSue on July 7, 2014 at 10:41am

Endo Shortage!

after being followed for over ten years as a "Type 2" by my PCP, I waited over 3 months for my first appt with my endo, Dr. Y. I could have gotten in earlier with one of his associates, but I did my research and wanted Dr. Y. Now I understand why he is so sought after but I know many of you have shared that you don't have the luxury of choosing between endo's. After reading the above referenced article, I understand why. ::sigh::

Comment by jbowler on July 6, 2014 at 9:58am

Waterproof Omnipod PDM: I just got a "drypak" DP-46 from Big 5 for $15, Walmart, Amazon also sell them. The PDM fits great, it floats. Haven't done any further testing yet.

 

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