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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 Tips for a Newbie. :)

Started by tiffernee. Last reply by tiffernee yesterday. 38 Replies

United HealthCare and Omnipod

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OmniPod and Apidra

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Help! Not working so well anymore...

Started by Yu Shing. Last reply by Yu Shing Sep 13. 10 Replies

Rash from Pod Adhesive

Started by Marlon. Last reply by Jennifer Sep 12. 8 Replies

Pod restart?

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

Well that's a first time...

Started by Dave. Last reply by jbowler Sep 10. 9 Replies

OmniPod Newbie Guidance

Started by Steve. Last reply by Janet Ballone Sep 9. 23 Replies

Insulet a non-preferred provider

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

Clock on PDM

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by Rich890m Aug 30. 8 Replies

Doctor still in the dark ages

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

Pod Problems

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by duckatect Aug 25. 21 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

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Comment by Jeff on January 12, 2012 at 7:05pm

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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!!

 

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