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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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Problems with Lancets?

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by SherryAnn yesterday. 8 Replies

New syringe design

Started by Kate. Last reply by jla yesterday. 8 Replies

Asking for advise before starting omnipod!

Started by Bondedbyblood. Last reply by Mike Adelman yesterday. 16 Replies

OmniPod and Apidra

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by Mike Adelman yesterday. 10 Replies

Do you plan to change a pod at work?

Started by Dave. Last reply by Mike Adelman yesterday. 16 Replies

New to this board and New to Omnipod

Started by Ms Ashua. Last reply by SherryAnn on Tuesday. 11 Replies

What happens when people notice your pod?

Started by daydreamer630. Last reply by Ms Ashua Nov 12. 67 Replies

Looking for site suggestions!

Started by jen627. Last reply by MD Mom Nov 12. 25 Replies

Clock on PDM

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by Dave Nov 11. 12 Replies

pods and medicare.

Started by joey. Last reply by Andy Nov 10. 1 Reply

Sticking Needle

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by SherryAnn Nov 6. 13 Replies

My first month with the Omnipod

Started by Colwood. Last reply by Michael Oct 31. 6 Replies

Do you bleed upon OmniPod pod removal?

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by Stress Oct 31. 13 Replies

OmniPod Newbie Guidance

Started by Steve. Last reply by Sarah Oct 23. 24 Replies

United HealthCare and Omnipod

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by Biedronk Oct 8. 21 Replies

Omnipod Tips for a Newbie. :)

Started by tiffernee. Last reply by Stress Oct 8. 43 Replies

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Comment by Steve D on January 15, 2012 at 9:28am

Thank you, Fred. I will keep you posted!

Comment by FHS on January 15, 2012 at 9:13am

Best of luck to you Steve. Hope you find that option.

Comment by Steve D on January 15, 2012 at 8:53am

so....last night I was fast asleep at 3:30 am when my wife woke me and said "I hear a long steady beep coming from your side...Is that your pod?" And sure enough it was. Second one this WEEK to do this, totally aggravating. Had to get up at an ungodly time and change ANOTHER $#@%ing Pod! Then, wile I was trying to replace the #$%@ing thing when I went to inject the insulin into the 'reservoir' the needle just wuldnt go into the tiny hole, so it was ANOTHER BAD POD! I must say, these things are great conceptually, but Insulet has really dropped the ball when it comes to implementation! Going back to MDI (Ive tried the "Ping" and just cant adjust to the tubing.....so MDI Is the only option for now....gonna wait with my eyes open for another option).

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Comment by clubkobe on January 7, 2012 at 10:57am

I have been using duracell batteries and there's been no problem. However when I changed batteries the other day, when the PDM turned back on, it said I had to deactivate my current pod which was only about one day old and I had no choice but to do it. That's never happened before. So in the future, I guess I will coordinate battery changes to when the pods expire.

Comment by Janice on January 7, 2012 at 10:37am

I've been using Ray O Vac batteries ever since staring the OmniPod over 3 years ago. I've never had an issue with them.

Comment by elaine peterson on January 7, 2012 at 8:59am

Thanks for the update, Lorraine.

Comment by Lorraine on January 7, 2012 at 6:14am
Comment by Rebecca on December 20, 2011 at 10:51pm

I think you're supposed to ONLY use the Energizer batteries. They're the ones CCS Medical sends me anyway.

Comment by Gail on December 20, 2011 at 2:42pm

Hi all, I feel dumb for asking this as I'm sure this has been discussed many times. What is the battery brand that should NOT be used because it is a little shorter which can sometimes result in issue? Is it the Energizer brand? Can someone give me a quick reply on this? I'm back on the minimed, but planning to use temporarily use my OP for a full day couple of days constanly in and out of the water. Thanks much!

 

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