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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Pod Problems

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by Jim yesterday. 20 Replies

Rash from Pod Adhesive

Started by Marlon. Last reply by Jaybear on Wednesday. 5 Replies

Insulet a non-preferred provider

Started by Linny. Last reply by jbowler on Monday. 15 Replies

are pods able to go through an MRI????

Started by joey. Last reply by Christopher on Sunday. 5 Replies

Clock on PDM

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by Tapestry Aug 12. 6 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

omnipod falling off

Started by Robin. Last reply by Sue59 Jul 13. 8 Replies

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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.

Comment by Mary Beth Smith on December 3, 2011 at 7:28pm

Barbra, I had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago with my pod. I worked with my endo and CDE to formulate my plan, and then communicated it clearly to the anesthesiologist and surgeon. Make sure the pre-op nurses are aware of your pod, also.

My readings were higher for about 24 hours, but that's far better than going low while in surgery, or going low while you're too groggy or sore to correct it, in my opinion.

I had no problems - it's really a matter of good planning.

Good luck with the shoulder - if it's anything like mine, it's not a fun recovery - sorry! CAN manage your diabetes with good planning!

;) mb


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