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What happens when people notice your pod?

Tuesday was my first day wearing my pod. I decided the best first site was my arm (knowing my family would want to see it). Well, dinner t…

Started by daydreamer630Latest Reply

OmniPod Tips & Tricks

Hi everyone - My son, Will, has been on the OmniPod now for almost 9 months and we're still loving it. I thought I would start this thread…

Started by Susan AndersonLatest Reply

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Infusion Question

Hi fellow POD family. I have excellent control. My A1C is always under 6 and for 10 years have been using a Medtronic pump. I switched over…

Started by Ali

11 Jan 18
Reply by jbowler

Could it be this box of pods?

Hi all, Been on the pod now since 11/2014 and am having varying degrees of success.I rotate between 4 sites and this newest observation has…

Started by Ms Ashua

7 Jan 15
Reply by Ms Ashua

One thing that would improve the Omnipod for me . . .

There is one thing that I wish they would improve is that when you do a BG check a screen pops up and ask you to Identify yourself. I under…

Started by Dondi

22 Jan 13
Reply by jbowler

break time?

I love the pod, but am noticing track marks. I tend to scar easily, so I'm thinking about giving it up for awhile. Right now I don't have a…


6 Jan 13
Reply by jbowler

Pod failures, and changed pattern of errors

Back when the new pods first came out, there was a good 1-2 years of problems that gradually got worked out, and the reliability got better…

Started by Dave

12 Jan 10
Reply by Dondi

Omnipod and United Health

I'm having a maddening insurance problem -- aren't they all? -- with United Health Care and omnipods. I've been using the omnipod system fo…

Started by Paul

4 Jan 10
Reply by Paul

Battery removal from the PDM

I don't know about others, but I find it hard to remove the PDM batteries. I invaribly use a small screw driver, a nail file, or even a key…

Started by MarlboroNick

5 Jan 7
Reply by MarlboroNick

Having issues with the automatic insert

I've only been wearing a pump for about two years now and the past three months i have switched to the omnipod, I started with the medtroni…

Started by Rachael_elizabeth

6 Jan 6
Reply by SherryAnn

On hold with Insulet

Holy moly, can they change that hold music? It's been the same sweeping piano thing for years. Drives me crazy. I've been having some issue…

Started by Paul

5 Jan 6
Reply by SherryAnn

FreeStyle test strip orientation in vial

Does anyone else seem to think that the test strips are packaged backwards in their vials? Whenever I pull one out, I need to first flip it…

Started by MarlboroNick

4 Jan 6
Reply by RobAW




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