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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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Arms and Thighs

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by DextrosePLZ 4 hours ago. 5 Replies

Temp Basal issue

Started by dishers. Last reply by dishers 14 hours ago. 8 Replies

BS high even tho no error on Pod

Started by Jean. Last reply by cellista8 16 hours ago. 22 Replies

HbA1c and mal functioning pods

Started by barend. Last reply by Hoffa 18 hours ago. 5 Replies

Adhesive on Dexcom G4

Started by Christie Jensen. Last reply by Belinda on Tuesday. 1 Reply

OmniPod PDM - data download

Started by Paul A Kurtz. Last reply by Chris on Sunday. 5 Replies

What happens when people notice your pod?

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Diabetes and Bipolar Disorder

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Pod failures - newbee

Started by Chas. Last reply by Steve on Saturday. 10 Replies

Omni Pod with iMAC and VMWare

Started by Chas. Last reply by dishers Apr 8. 9 Replies

High blood sugars - what is it?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by annecy Apr 7. 7 Replies

first job

Started by k. Last reply by Susan Anderson Apr 4. 11 Replies

OmniPod Tips & Tricks

Started by Susan Anderson. Last reply by Ellie Apr 4. 73 Replies

getting ready for summer

Started by joey. Last reply by indolent Apr 2. 6 Replies

What Will Closed Loop Be?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by elaine peterson Mar 30. 7 Replies

More Test Strip Frustration

Started by Larry D. Last reply by dishers Mar 28. 10 Replies

pod site pain

Started by joey Mar 27. 0 Replies

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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?

Comment by Nancy Currie on December 8, 2011 at 3:06pm

I learned a new thing yesterday when I had a bad pod. After the normal questions about insulin temp, pinching, etc, I happened to mention that it was difficult to insert the insulin and required more pressure than normal. She told me when this happened, do not insert the insulin but to save the insulin and use a different pod, Insulet will replace it as it is defective.

Comment by Mary Beth Smith on December 4, 2011 at 7:53am

Barb, after 4 weeks, I'm feeling good, but I still have a hard time being in the car for even an hour - but I had lots of muscle repair that requires immobilization for 6 weeks. Your procedure will be very different from mine, so your surgeon will be able to give you a better idea.

Forgot to mention to you earlier - you will not be able to eat or drink for 8 hrs before surgery, so it's even more important to not have too much insulin overnight, not just during the surgery...

Good luck and congrats on the new grandbaby!!

Comment by barbraann on December 4, 2011 at 5:18am

thanks mary. how are you feeling? i have a new grandbaby due and am more worried about missing that than the surgery! do you think you could have taken a 5 hour car ride a week after the surgery? that's how far my daughter lives.

 

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