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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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Newbie with questions

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HbA1c and mal functioning pods

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Omnipod and United Health

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Omnipod and United Health

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Differences between old and new Omnipod

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Omnipod Tips for a Newbie. :)

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Diabetes and Bipolar Disorder

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Temp Basal issue

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Arms and Thighs

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BS high even tho no error on Pod

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Adhesive on Dexcom G4

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OmniPod PDM - data download

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What happens when people notice your pod?

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Pod failures - newbee

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Omni Pod with iMAC and VMWare

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High blood sugars - what is it?

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first job

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OmniPod Tips & Tricks

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Comment by Rebecca on September 7, 2011 at 12:45pm
Courty, yes they are working on a smaller pod. It's the same smaller pod that was supposed to be out last year. The FDA changed all the rules last year and it's held things up. I have to imagine that the new pods are nearly though the clearance process now but those of us who have been waiting on them for over a year now (or longer) aren't holding our breath.
Comment by Courty1 on September 7, 2011 at 12:17pm
Has anyone heard word that omnipod is working on a smaller pod and it should come out by the end of this year? I started using my omnipod earlier this year and had a number of discussions with people about this pump and I vaguely remember that someone had told me this. I love this pump but I am very petite and dont have much area to insure good rotation and with the minimum amount of insulin being 80u, I generally waste about 15-20u per pod..... So at this point, I am very interested in a smaller version and I've looked on the website for more info but haven't seen anything. Anyone have info?
Comment by The Diabetic Camper on August 22, 2011 at 8:41pm
Brooklyn you post on here how to do it and I will join the fight.
Comment by The Diabetic Camper on August 22, 2011 at 8:39pm
No the pods work, just the quality of the product is not consistent nor is it of high quality . Too many engineers and not enough real world testing and quality control. Just like the pdm. You are telling me that Motorola nor HTC would contract making these things or them and including a keypad for notes and a diary. The plastic is cheap the buttons squeak and it is the size of an 80's cell phone. Even the screen and graphics are below kids toys.
Comment by Brooklyn on August 22, 2011 at 8:38pm
I have 6 more sitting right in front of me from the last two weeks that failed on priming. My doctor is encouraging me to file a complaint with the FDA and says she has had other patients do it... has anyone else done this or considered it? I am not sure about it.
Comment by clubkobe on August 22, 2011 at 8:29pm
I think omni needs a few good quality patient advocates in a bad way, not just the people you get when you make a phone call who always ask the same questions and work off the same script. I guess I have also been lucky. I have had less than 5-8 bad pods per year which are always reimbursed except for occlusions. From what I am reading, the pods just don't work for everyone. I hope they are working on a new and improved model.
Comment by The Diabetic Camper on August 22, 2011 at 8:20pm
You are lucky then. I have shipped them over 30 bad pods and called to document the code errors and they let me know that there is nothing they can do because I might be doing something to make these pod not work.
Comment by Kitabparast on August 22, 2011 at 6:44pm
I guess I have been somewhat lucky with the OmniPod. It hasn't been smooth sailing, though. One box seems to have an inordinate amount of malfunctioning pods (in about two weeks, 7 malfunctioned). But Insulet has usually been extremely responsive in dealing with whatever problem I may be having.

I never report occlusions. Those seem to be more either my fault or my body's fault than Insulet's. About 75% of the time there's an occlusion, there's either a lot of dried blood around the canula or there's a major gusher when I take the canula out. Simply the luck of the draw, and not something one can really tell very easily.

Yet, I haven't always been the best customer. When I freak out, I freak out, yet the customer service representatives keep their cool - and even calm me down. I remember a very, very nervous customer service representative being hounded by a pump expert at Joslin Diabetes Center who demanded to know why the OmniPod didn't show insulin on board like other pumps. He did a very good job in a difficult situation.

I don't think the OmniPod is for all people, but it seems every single insulin delivery solution - every single pump, every single MDI regimen - has its problems. I had problems with MDI. I have problems with the pump. It's part of the picture. If someone finds one solution works better than another, more power to them! There is no one-solution-fits-all solution when it comes to diabetes.

As they say, YDMV (your diabetes may vary).
Comment by Hockey Mom on August 20, 2011 at 12:42pm
I know that they are not tracking occlusions anymore because we never go to all of the trouble to call on those anymore. If they won't replace the pod, why bother to call ?
Comment by JohnS52 on August 20, 2011 at 12:36pm
I've been relatively lucky with the pod and like it because of the lack of tubing. It would be great if there was a tubeless alternative to OmniPod and I bet these issues would be resolved quickly.

With regards to which pump one uses. It's really about Diabetes control, whatever works for you is what you should use. We all have the D curse and that's what keeps us together in this figt.

Good luck.
 

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