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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

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Insulet a non-preferred provider

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Clock on PDM

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Doctor still in the dark ages

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Pod Problems

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Battery change

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OmniPod Failure Help!

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Omnipod and u500 insulin

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Omnipod and insurance!

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Pod use beyond the change pod alert

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What Compression Sleeve Should I Get?

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Ever see LOW on your PDM?

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going to a amusement park

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the Omnipod PDM

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Comment by Hockey Mom on August 15, 2011 at 12:05pm
My son loves that area - he actaully has 4 rotations two more to the side and two to the middle. He doesn't have to wrap it for hockey there like on the arms. He does wear Under Armour compression sliders underneath to give the pod some extra stability. We have never lost a pod while playing hockey which is amazing to me!
Comment by Pamaloo on August 15, 2011 at 11:40am
The Omnipod trainer also told me about the lower back/butt/love handle area. I have very little fat there (I have a muscular build and only really have a decent amount of fat for injections on my stomach and my arms) but I would like to get my poor belly a break!
I've never attempted an injection there so if I were to put a pod on that low back area would I know if it is not a good site immediately due to it hurting more in this area or bleeding after insertion? I know it hurts badly if you hit muscle but does it mean it is an ok site if it doesn't hurt too much? Or do you have to wait and see if your bg get weird in order to see if it is a bad site?
Comment by jojo on August 15, 2011 at 10:17am
just got back from diabetes camp with my 13 old daughter ( I was a nurse and she was a camper) and they told us about a new site. We put the pod on her butt, right where the pocket of your jeans would be. She loves it, and no you dont sit on it (which was my worry) noticed the kids put their pods everywhere a lot of upper thighs, and also on their hip if they were fleshy. The arms site keep getting knocked or sweated off. Just FYI
Comment by Natasha Bowlds on August 14, 2011 at 7:06pm
I agree that often the best info I find is not from a doctor but from other people who actually use these devices. So I don't think it's mind boggling that people ask people those sorts of questions on this site. I have heard horror stories about people with pumps in hospitals with doctors who don't understand them.
Comment by Kelsie on August 14, 2011 at 6:49pm
Rebecca, I have a feeling that I would forget every time!
Comment by Janet Ballone on August 14, 2011 at 6:37pm
And that's great if it works for you. I lift a lot of heavy boxes at my job and I climb up and down a small ladder so I really have to be careful. :-)
Comment by Rebecca on August 14, 2011 at 6:28pm
I will wear it on the top of my thigh when I know I'm not going to have a very active few days. It gives my normal spots a chance to rest. I wear it almost half way between my hip and my knee. It's just a matter of being aware of it so you don't tear it off every time your taking off your pants!
Comment by Janet Ballone on August 14, 2011 at 6:17pm
Good question... I always knock it off my legs so I can't wear it there any more. I wear it just below my waistline on either side of my belly. I've been trying different sites for 5 years and the belly works best.
Comment by Kelsie on August 14, 2011 at 6:12pm
It's noticeable to me at least. :) I want to try it on my legs but a) I think I would bump it off too much and b) my legs are kinda muscular and I'm afraid I'll hit a muscle. Do y'all normal use the tops of your thighs or the sides? And how do you manage to not knock it off all the time? I'm so clumsy! :P
Comment by Janet Ballone on August 14, 2011 at 5:41pm
I tried other locations like my legs, back, and arms and always ended up either pumping into something and they ripped off or just was very uncomfortable. No one's ever noticed it on my belly unless I point it out.
 

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