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OmniPod Users

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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Diabetes Forum

Rash from Pod Adhesive

Started by Marlon. Last reply by Rich890m on Sunday. 6 Replies

Insulet a non-preferred provider

Started by Linny. Last reply by Janet Ballone on Sunday. 18 Replies

Clock on PDM

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by Rich890m on Sunday. 8 Replies

Doctor still in the dark ages

Started by dishers. Last reply by dishers Aug 27. 9 Replies

Pod Problems

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by duckatect Aug 25. 21 Replies

Battery change

Started by BennyL. Last reply by Vince Aug 8. 15 Replies

OmniPod Failure Help!

Started by gorajekd. Last reply by rgcainmd Aug 7. 7 Replies

Omnipod and u500 insulin

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by Bonnie Aug 6. 4 Replies

Omnipod and insurance!

Started by Linny. Last reply by Janet Ballone Jul 30. 13 Replies

Pod use beyond the change pod alert

Started by MamaLou. Last reply by MamaLou Jul 25. 11 Replies

What Compression Sleeve Should I Get?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by Anna-Kate Jul 19. 10 Replies

Ever see LOW on your PDM?

Started by Stress. Last reply by jbowler Jul 18. 8 Replies

going to a amusement park

Started by joey. Last reply by Kilij Jul 15. 7 Replies

the Omnipod PDM

Started by Brad. Last reply by nevada Jul 15. 11 Replies

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Comment by dishers on Saturday
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 Saturday

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

Comment by dishers on Saturday
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 Saturday

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.

Comment by Anonymous D :) on July 5, 2014 at 2:50pm

Insurance and proving once again that you are a type 1 diabetic:

Just a quick note to remind your insurance people, every one you end up having to talk to, that Omnipod is a disposable pump system so you don't end up with approval of ONE pod after weeks trying to prove to them that you are STILL a T1D.

Comment by Anonymous D :) on July 5, 2014 at 2:44pm

I used this quite successfully during a 5 day hike 40-60F light rain with heavy mud environment:

http://www.dx.com/p/waterproof-housing-case-for-iphone-4-black-81349

It fits the bulky and unfashionable PDM just snug and let it hang from the backpack to the shoulder strap area. I would probably rig some velcro attachment to the shoulder strap the next round.

The POD, however, errored out 4 times. I wear them on my arm and they were exposed (short sleeve shirts most of the time) so perhaps the insulin crystallized? Either way, those moments were pissers and not fun.

Comment by Jessica05 on June 29, 2014 at 5:44pm

My DD has been on the omnipod for 1 year this July and tonight told me she wanted to return to a tube system. We've had so many pod failures that require extra pain on her part, and she felt like her old pump rarely failed, and if it did, we knew it right away. I told her we still had the old pump supplies and that was the nice thing about our current age, we at least have options. Has anyone else had this happen with their child?

 

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