Has anybody received the new pods in the US yet?
Someone posted a while back that they would start shipping in the US at the end of February.
I talked to someone at Insulet and that is what they told me. I'm trying to gauge my next order of pods. I won't need a 90 day supply if I can get the new ones at the end of February as well as the PDM. My old PDM is worn out.
Is the US the last country to approve?
I suspect it is, in which case Insulet will need to run all their in-process manufacture of the old pods through the US market; they can't afford to throw away pods.
This is a pretty easy calculation for them (if the US is the last place); their sales are extremely predictable, so if they say "end-of-February" I believe it. There's not much room for us to game this; we have maybe +/-30 days on placing an order, assuming a 90 day supply. I'd expect everyone who can afford the new PDM to have received new pods by the start of April. (I'm sticking my neck out here ;-)
I don`t think it is approved in Canada yet?
Yes, you're right - it's somewhat weird but the Canadian approval seems to depend on the US one somehow. Maybe it's cheaper to get approved in Canada after FDA approval?
I still suspect the delay is a supply line issue, but if not and it's down to training local providers the actual date the pods become available is likely to vary according to location within the US.
Has anyone seen the new PDM? Is it slimmer? Smaller? Or the same size? Just curious. Can't help but compare our PDM with my ipod and wonder at the difference in thickness...
From what I've seen, it's the exact same size. But now it's black.
Do you mean the patch pump systerm set? if it is then using been using one since and been using it for five months with small pods,Sorry my english is not good if i have made mistake
Yep - exactly same size. But black is beautifull..... :-) .
Same size different color and some different features.
How much is it gonna cost to upgrade???
You will receive a new PDM with your first order of pods. It's "free." I think they may charge if you are out of the 4 year warranty. The motivation for providing it gratis is it will enable you to use the higher margin pods so they make the money back on the first shipment, then make more money in the long run with the higher margin 2nd gen pods. Plus, it's the right thing to do IMO.