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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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Rash from Pod Adhesive

Started by Marlon. Last reply by Rich890m on Sunday. 6 Replies

Insulet a non-preferred provider

Started by Linny. Last reply by Janet Ballone on Sunday. 18 Replies

Clock on PDM

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by Rich890m on Sunday. 8 Replies

Doctor still in the dark ages

Started by dishers. Last reply by dishers on Wednesday. 9 Replies

Pod Problems

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by duckatect Aug 25. 21 Replies

Battery change

Started by BennyL. Last reply by Vince Aug 8. 15 Replies

OmniPod Failure Help!

Started by gorajekd. Last reply by rgcainmd Aug 7. 7 Replies

Omnipod and u500 insulin

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by Bonnie Aug 6. 4 Replies

Omnipod and insurance!

Started by Linny. Last reply by Janet Ballone Jul 30. 13 Replies

Pod use beyond the change pod alert

Started by MamaLou. Last reply by MamaLou Jul 25. 11 Replies

What Compression Sleeve Should I Get?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by Anna-Kate Jul 19. 10 Replies

Ever see LOW on your PDM?

Started by Stress. Last reply by jbowler Jul 18. 8 Replies

going to a amusement park

Started by joey. Last reply by Kilij Jul 15. 7 Replies

the Omnipod PDM

Started by Brad. Last reply by nevada Jul 15. 11 Replies

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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.
Comment by MaiaJane on January 25, 2011 at 11:07am
Congrats Kate!
Comment by Kate on January 25, 2011 at 8:13am
First day on the OmniPod! I am so excited!
Comment by Katsz on January 25, 2011 at 7:20am
Missing the Omnipod. He has been on less of a rollercoaster back on MDI though. They have been keeping him on the "high" side though... can't wait to get back on it to see if it was "it" or "over correcting and not having his #s right" that caused the crashes. Will insist they give him one more chance on it before they deem it "medically unsuiteable " for him. He wants it back! He doesnt' want tubes.
Comment by k on January 21, 2011 at 2:52pm
sent out the strips to abbott today
Comment by Romintek on January 20, 2011 at 9:28am
k did you send the other ones back to abbott?
 

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