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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 Newbie Guidance

Started by Steve. Last reply by Sarah 7 hours ago. 24 Replies

Sticking Needle

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by Mark on Tuesday. 11 Replies

New syringe design

Started by Kate. Last reply by SueSue on Monday. 4 Replies

Clock on PDM

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by ANTONIA RETMAN Oct 17. 10 Replies

OmniPod and Apidra

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by garidan Oct 15. 9 Replies

Asking for advise before starting omnipod!

Started by Bondedbyblood. Last reply by Bondedbyblood Oct 11. 15 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

Major reliability improvement?

Started by Dave. Last reply by SherryAnn Oct 2. 10 Replies

Rash from Pod Adhesive

Started by Marlon. Last reply by JeffJinSD Sep 29. 9 Replies

Well that's a first time...

Started by Dave. Last reply by SherryAnn Sep 27. 10 Replies

Pod restart?

Started by John11. Last reply by jbowler Sep 10. 10 Replies

Insulet a non-preferred provider

Started by Linny. Last reply by Janet Ballone Aug 30. 18 Replies

Doctor still in the dark ages

Started by dishers. Last reply by dishers Aug 27. 9 Replies

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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!

Comment by Kati * on December 15, 2011 at 7:34pm

Was having problems with my PDM turning off on its own, Insulet sent me a new one, but the screen on this is ...almost has a black line that runs from the top to the bottom. Anyone have this problem?

 

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