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OmniPod Users

This group is dedicated to giving OmniPod users a place to discuss and share our experiences so that we may grow and help each other "make diabetes a smaller part of our lives."

Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.

We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which accept insulin pumps and pump supplies (as well as other diabetes-related prescription items).

You can also approach your physician's office or local medical groups to discuss donating them to those in need of assistance in your area.

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Comment by Fabrizio on February 19, 2011 at 8:59am
Hello everyone.
I purchased a PDM system for the OmniPod abroad and I can not let him speak Italian or another language other than the laguage of the state where I purchased it. Someone can give me some help?
Thanks
Comment by DBolding on February 16, 2011 at 2:59am
ahh, well not a problem I cannot get a Gel skin :-( not available in the UK, guess I should just be greatful we got the OmniPod in the end, lol although its slightly different to the ones you ahve over there, it doesnt have a food library on it, they removed it as they didnt want to confuse people, their idea was, say it had blueberry muffin, the carbs in that would be different from one retailer to the other, so thought why not just leave them all out :-( maybe they should have kept the food database in it, but limited it to standard no processed items :-( ohh well, still well happy to have it!

I was a little worried last night with sleeping with it, as I was sure it would come off during the night, thank god it didnt. Also this morning when I was taking a shower, I was again sure the stickiness would wash away and it would come off, again it didnt, thank god for the omnipod!

However I do have one gripe, and its not just about the Omnipod its about ALL insulin pumps, Im a hairy guy and I have to shave a patch to be able to use the pod :-(
Comment by Anngelia on February 16, 2011 at 2:36am
D if you use the gel skin with the case for the PDM it makes it so wide that it seems to make the seams split. I took some velcro and put it on the back and it holds the PDM in the case like a charm.
Comment by DBolding on February 15, 2011 at 9:23pm
Hey! Got my omnipod training done yesterday and went live at the same time! Wohho its great! The only one thing that p***esb me off is I cannot get any accessories in the uk. Really wanted to get a gel skin thing but insolet will not send them over here! Ohh well!
Comment by DBolding on February 11, 2011 at 10:44am
I wont use it, have taken it out of the box and put all the setting in already, lol had these for a week waiting to go into it as I was given them by the nurse before it arrived, lol
Comment by Romintek on February 11, 2011 at 9:30am
D just hold out. I know its tough but the extra training will be a big help. You would hate to set up your Omni and have something not set right. Even with your trainer you will probably have to make adjustments but your still better off.
Comment by DBolding on February 11, 2011 at 9:21am
My Omnipod has just arrived!! WOOHHOOO!!! had to go back to MDI for 2 months :-( but will be back pumping after Tuesday when I get my training! So tempted to just get everything out and start it now!! but I know I have to be good and wait :-(
Comment by aztype1 on January 31, 2011 at 8:12pm
Hi Everyone! I don't currently have an omniPod, but have been very interested in getting one ever since it came out. I will also be considering getting one, next year before continuing with Animas, and would love to hear about how you all like using this product so far!
Comment by Jenny on January 28, 2011 at 5:51pm
Okay, here's my first gripe about the Omnipod.

I hate that there is a "minimum" amount of insulin that you must put into a pod before it will give you the go-ahead beep that it's ready to activate. Usually this isn't an issue, but tonight, my pod expired, and when I went to change it - even though I still had insulin left in it - I COULD NOT FIND my bottle of insulin. I don't know if it fell out of the fridge and rolled under it, or accidentally got thrown away with the last pod change, or what - but needless to say I was flipping out a bit.

Fortunately I kept my old almost bone dry bottle just in case I needed to squeeze out some in case of emergency, so between drawing out what was left in the old pod and that little tiny bit, I was able to get some - about 21 units, which will get me until tomorrow when the pharmacy opens. However, since this is not nearly enough for the Omnipod's minimum, I hunted down an infusion set from my MM, changed the battery on it, and was able to hook myself up. Bless Minimed's heart - my basal settings were all still in it!
However, I think that may have been my very last infusion set. I wonder if I should order another box just in case something like this happens in the future, though.
A 45 minute pump change. Gotta love it. :- /
Comment by FHS on January 27, 2011 at 9:40am
Hi diabeteskid. Talk to your doctor about prescribing a pump, request the Omnipod as the pump, fill out the necessary forms on the Insulet site, then get the forms back to your doctor so that he can work with the Omnipod rep and your insurance. Those are the basics. What you need to do personally to make sure you get the Omnipod might be a bit different.
 

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