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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Diabetes Forum

Clock on PDM

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by Mark on Thursday. 7 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 on Tuesday. 21 Replies

Rash from Pod Adhesive

Started by Marlon. Last reply by Jaybear Aug 19. 5 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

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 The Diabetic Camper on September 7, 2011 at 2:18pm
So you are telling me you do not use a computer at the house but instead you have a type writer and a fax machine "just because you use technology at work.". And also that makes no send. If you use technology all day you would want technology in your pump. When I visit my doc and she wants to know why I was 33 like 20 days ago it would be nice if the machine told her and not me trying to remember.

And last when the company tells you when you get the PDM to buy a backup because the warranty only covers the software and nothing else. The know the quality is below poor.
Comment by EricG6410 on September 7, 2011 at 1:56pm

Hi Bradford, its actually a Native American labyrinth. The picture was taken at about 95% complete. If you can get a larger image (on my profile maybe) you can see the flames are actually my initials, ESG (large caps). HERE is more about the design.


For the rest of you: I dont see the big deal about the PDM, ive had NO issues with it. Though I am good at knowing what I put in my body and never had a need for the food library at all. I test, bolus, play with my basal when i need to, done. I play with high tech devices all day for work, own plenty of them and really dont see the need for major upgrades. 

Comment by Bradford on September 7, 2011 at 1:37pm
@Eric, to my knowledge the pod will not have a smaller minimum prefill (the reservoir shape is different, but should hold the same quantity, etc). But that's just what I've heard. The documentation (see 2nd story down) they submitted to the FDA for the smaller pod approval was over 7,800 pages, so somewhere in there they may have changed the minimum fill amount lol).

And off the subject, but is that Hillis plot tattoo really yours? Or do you just like the design?
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.

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