Today I received a message that they now started distributing the new PDM (black) in the Netherlands. The new Pod will be available at the end of September or beginning of October.
Sorry to hear but is this sure? Why would they wait an extra year if the new Pods are cheaper to produce? The US approval should not take that long.
Last week I received the info pack for the 2e generation Omnipod with new manual and information how to configure the new PDM. Now I can play around for 2 weeks.
Still 4 "big" pods to go then I can order the new ones.
Do you know if Ypsomed will be pushing them into the UK ? I cant wait for the smaller Pod. Are they are reliable ? I have just had a bad box of "big" Pods again. First time for a year or so. Keen to hear how you are finding the new Pods.
If you follow @mylifediabetes on Twitter you can read the following:
Launch will start in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany, with Switzerland, Austria and the Scandinavian countries to follow soon.
So I think it can be any moment. But contact your local Mylife representative to ask for details. http://www.mylife-diabetescare.co.uk
Ypsomed in his first half report 2012/2013 says:
The second generation of the product will be launched in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Austria by the end of 2012. Sales also commenced in Norway and Sweden following a long licensing process commenced in Norway and Sweden following a long licensing process.
Perhaps they mean they will start the process by 2012, becuase in Netherlands it tokk a few months from distributing the new PDMs and givining out the new pods
The PDM was already available but the Pods came later (now). As they are both available now it should be possible to implement it quicker. The Twitter came from Ypsomed on October 8. Who am I to doubt it?
Reading your 2nd post I take it you start the 16th with the new pods? I have configured the new PDM and I will start the 20th :)
What I love about the 2nd generation Omnipod is that it's lighter and smaller but the needle is lightblue (or so they say, haven't seen that yet), and there will be a pink mark at the top to confirm it's inserted.
I will have to get use to the fact that you have to confirm your name when you turn the PDM on.
Hopefull the reach will be extended because now sometimes the PDM just says cannot communicate with the pod etc.
I've got 3 boxes of pods so let's do it :)
I hope for the US that the 2nd generation will be available shortly. I understand it takes a while to approve regulations and things like that. Well, just hope they will get on with it....
Any real experiences with new pods yet?
Not yet. Last one in use. Saturday I will start.
Here it is, 2012 approved and 1Q 2013 delivered.
In January they are coming in UK too, according to this post
the new handset and smaller pods will be available in January. I know there have been rumours about this for ages, however I ordered pods yesterday and was advised to only take 2 months supply
Started on Saturday and after two hours a occlusion. The last one was months ago. But think positive, this way I was able to train filling the pod within 12hours again. LOL
I always use the pods 80 hours (72+8), to save a extra pod on every box of ten. I wait for the end alarm to change the pod. I noticed that the alarm which was always a constant beep now changes from a constant beep to a beep beep beep sound.
Picture from the pod on my arm.