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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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Omnipod batteries

Started by Linny. Last reply by Jimbo 20 hours ago. 19 Replies

Continuous Problems with Omnipod

Started by _niksmith. Last reply by jbowler 22 hours ago. 9 Replies

Florida Medicare Insurance?

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by jbowler Mar 20. 12 Replies

I'm pumping!

Started by Linny. Last reply by rgcainmd Mar 7. 6 Replies

Uploading for doctors (mac users)

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Omnipod training...

Started by Linny. Last reply by Drilldoctor38 Mar 5. 10 Replies

Omnipod Starter Kit...

Started by Linny. Last reply by Linny Mar 2. 3 Replies

personal questionnaire about omnipod

Started by sweetmom. Last reply by rgcainmd Mar 2. 7 Replies

loss of insurance

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by rgcainmd Mar 2. 10 Replies

Infusion Question

Started by Ali. Last reply by Ali Feb 21. 13 Replies

Omnipod and Dexcom

Started by Linny. Last reply by Linny Feb 20. 11 Replies

break time?

Started by ANTONIA RETMAN. Last reply by savage810 Feb 17. 8 Replies

Battery removal from the PDM

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by Michael Feb 9. 7 Replies

Sugar Alcohols and High Blood Sugar

Started by aimeeh2oski. Last reply by jbowler Feb 8. 9 Replies

Could it be this box of pods?

Started by Ms Ashua. Last reply by Ms Ashua Jan 15. 7 Replies

Omnipod and United Health

Started by Paul. Last reply by Paul Jan 10. 4 Replies

Having issues with the automatic insert

Started by Rachael_elizabeth. Last reply by SherryAnn Jan 6. 6 Replies

On hold with Insulet

Started by Paul. Last reply by SherryAnn Jan 6. 5 Replies

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Comment by Issy on September 7, 2011 at 1:33pm
I actually met with a local rep for Insulet just last week on the 1st. She said that the new pod has been approved by the FDA and is in the last trial run before it can be released to the public. She said it will still hold 200 units but it will be slightly thinner and much lighter. She said we can expect to see them early next year and people who are already using Omnipod will receive them first versus new patients. New patients will still receive the old pods as they will not mass produce the pods in the first year. I'm not sure if there will be any kind of "seniority" amongst current users or not but I am definitely looking forward to the new pods....hopefully they aren't as much of a disappointment as the new PDM has been!!
Comment by The Diabetic Camper on September 7, 2011 at 1:31pm
Yes, something like that image below. I didn't even get into the cheap plastic.
Comment by The Diabetic Camper on September 7, 2011 at 1:07pm
The real question is when will the PDM get an upgrade from 1984 technology. Like seriously, we don't get a qwerty keyboard to keep a food diary. So I have to keep a notebook and pencil on me. The c
You can't read the screen in daylight. The graphics are lower than space invaders and looking at the graph view i can't tell colors or if the x is on the 100 or 150. My buttons stick creating an error message and they squeak when pushed.
Comment by EricG6410 on September 7, 2011 at 12:48pm
Courty/Rebecca is the smaller POD design going to have a lower minimum amount of insulin use as well?
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 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.
 

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