After having used it for some month now I am getting annoyed. Every time I quickly wat to check my BG I should not forget to first identify myself on the PDM. Something I often forget and costs many teststrips. I don't see the purpose of identification. Hope they will change it.
But how does that apply to simply checking a BG ? There is no risk there.... and frequently getting a BG number is a matter of some urgency, as when low.
If the pods and the PDM pair together, the distance should not be an issue as a pod could only be paired to one PDM at a time.
The Omnipod and PDM are linked together until the PDM is used to deactivate the pod; if you lose or change the PDM you have to change the pod too (it can't be taken over by your new PDM).
Based on reading the UK user manual (since I live in the US and the pods aren't available here yet) the purpose is apparently to ensure that a diabetic who picks up another diabetic's PDM doesn't accidentally kill the other.
Well I have tried to "kill" my nextdoor neighbour. She is wearing pods as well. And guess what: she survived.....
I guess that's a good argument for the ID; you wouldn't have done that with the new PDM.
I suspect the same end can simply be reached by painting lurid colors on one's own PDM, or, maybe, custom skins (not an option yet, but definately a future possibility.)
Can't you just pull the test strip out, identify yourself, and push it back in? I don't use the FreeStyle test strips, my insurance company pays (only) for Bayer ones, but with the Bayer Contour USB I often have to pull the test strip after inserting it (before bleeding on it). With Bayer I can't do the blood thing until it lights up - if I do then I lose the test strip.
Nevertheless it sounds like this is going to be excessively annoying for a lot of people, and the person at risk if it is turned off is the person who turns it off, so it clearly should be optional (though this may be a US-centric viewpoint, and we haven't yet seen what the US PDM does).
No, unfortunately your suggestion does not work.
Good for you. However, when I am in a hurry I forget to confirm my ID and put the blood on the strip immediately like I used to do with the "old" PDM. Apparently a custom hard to change. And again, why confirm an idea for a simple BG test?
Barend per your profile pic, I suppose it's "hard to teach an old dog new tricks" ;)
I agree that the confirmation page sounds annoying. I am interested in seeing what similarities or differences the US version has in it--and for our sake hopefully they forgot to add that little confirmation screen 'jewel' into ours lol.
Good luck in your efforts to remember to confirm the page before applying blood to the strip in the future sir!
I taught this dog despite its age many new tricks...... But then it was the dog.......... :-) .