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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Uploading for doctors (mac users)

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loss of insurance

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Omnipod batteries

Started by Linny. Last reply by Jimbo on Thursday. 19 Replies

Continuous Problems with Omnipod

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Florida Medicare Insurance?

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by jbowler Mar 20. 12 Replies

I'm pumping!

Started by Linny. Last reply by rgcainmd Mar 7. 6 Replies

Omnipod training...

Started by Linny. Last reply by Drilldoctor38 Mar 5. 10 Replies

Omnipod Starter Kit...

Started by Linny. Last reply by Linny Mar 2. 3 Replies

personal questionnaire about omnipod

Started by sweetmom. Last reply by rgcainmd Mar 2. 7 Replies

Infusion Question

Started by Ali. Last reply by Ali Feb 21. 13 Replies

Omnipod and Dexcom

Started by Linny. Last reply by Linny Feb 20. 11 Replies

break time?

Started by ANTONIA RETMAN. Last reply by savage810 Feb 17. 8 Replies

Battery removal from the PDM

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by Michael Feb 9. 7 Replies

Sugar Alcohols and High Blood Sugar

Started by aimeeh2oski. Last reply by jbowler Feb 8. 9 Replies

Could it be this box of pods?

Started by Ms Ashua. Last reply by Ms Ashua Jan 15. 7 Replies

Omnipod and United Health

Started by Paul. Last reply by Paul Jan 10. 4 Replies

Having issues with the automatic insert

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Comment by Tapestry on January 12, 2015 at 7:16am

Here is an additional link to an article which is more specific for basal testing:

Comment by Tapestry on January 12, 2015 at 7:03am

Gary Scheiner has written about this in his book, "Think Like a Pancreas" and has a Website with basal testing:

Hopefully, this will help you switch gears.

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 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!


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