We are headed to Myrtle Beach for vacation & for my son Spencer, this will be his 1st beach trip with the pod. Last year he was on MDI. My question is any suggestions on pod location, and securing the pod. I've noticed after a day or two the adhesive starts to break down & the pod is not as secure. Has anyone had problem w/ pool or beach & the pod staying secure?
Also, I just purchased a MAC and realize Co-Pilot is not compatible. I know I can bootcamp my MAC & then use that to download his PDM to his doctor. Just wondering if anyone has a MAC & how/if you use it to download data?
Thanks in advance for your responses and help. You guys are AMAZING!!!!
we just cover the entire pod with a large piece of tegaderm which keeps it clean from dirt and sand, dry, and she doesn't have to get out of the water every hour to let the pod adhesive dry out. works great and peels right off leaving the pod still intact. we also use the kinesio tape as a way to give extra support to the pod and comes in lots of colors :)
Co-Pilot+Omnipod has pretty limited support even for Windows; there seems to be some major bug in the USB communication protocol used, I suspect it's a bug in the Omnipod extension. There's some magic to the order in which things get started/connected and it seems to be essential to wait until the PDM has finished packaging the data.
Here's another thread on the same topic:
I've seen similar problems to David Cintron but on Windows.
BTW I believe the extension directly reads the Omnipod settings, however the data is just a file in a fairly standard format. (IRC it's an XML file, which makes it very easy to decode and Abbott documents at least some of it; http://anyconnect.abbott.com/adc_dotcom/url/content/en_US/general_c... ).
The issue, of course, is having someone write some free software to do all the difficult side of Co-pilot; handling the UI and analysis/display of the data!
John Bowler jbowler @ acm.org
I find that flexifix tape works best for us - 2 pieces one vertically, one horizontally - it was the only thing that allowed her to get a full three days during summer camp. Sometimes it is hard to get off...