I will be trying out the Omnipod within a few weeks and I would really like to hear from current Omnipod users about what they think about thier Omnipod. What do you like about it and what do you dislike? Any comments are appreciated thanks!
The no tubing is what appealed to me as well! I am hoping a pump will keep my blood sugars in better control!
It's been several years, but this is something I wrote about my experience after about 18 months as a 'Podder.
I really liked your blog post, very informative! I have a question, does the pod make noise? Like an alarm if it has stopped working for some reason?
In addition to those it also gives a short beep when a bolus delivery has finished. But the most noticeable and annoying (rightly so) is when it detects an occlusion (blockage). It deactivates and emits a loud, continuous beeeeeeeeep until you acknowledge it with the PDM.
From what I've read, the new pods (due to ship in late March or early April) have a vibrate option. Or maybe that was the PDM, I can't remember now.
one thing to keep note of, is no alarm will ring if the cannual has fallen out, as far as the pod is aware you are still getting insulin. so you do have to keep an eye on it.
How and/or why does the cannula fall out? How can you tell??
In the 2 years I've been on the pod, I've never had the cannula "fall out". It's in there good. If you feel it go in, it's in. I'm guessing that knocking it really good *might* dislodge it, but again, it's never happened to me :)
You could tell because your blood sugar would rise without another reason. Frequent testing and pumping go hand in hand.
My son will be going on the pump (Pod) here soon and I like having as much info. ahead of time as possible so we aren't caught off-guard. Thanks. :)
mine has fallen out for the follwoing 2 reasons.
1. I have knocked it.
2. ithe fod has fallen away from the tape.
it has only happened to me once since I started in oct 2012
I agree with Tab, the tubeless idea peeked my interest and I've been on the Pod since Dec 2011. Before that for 30 years I was injecting. Hopefully I'll never go back to that because I love the Omnipod!!