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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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Manual pod reset of alarm

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by Michael 34 minutes ago. 8 Replies

New syringe design

Started by Kate. Last reply by Michael 10 hours ago. 9 Replies

Problems with Lancets?

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by SherryAnn on Thursday. 8 Replies

Asking for advise before starting omnipod!

Started by Bondedbyblood. Last reply by Mike Adelman on Thursday. 16 Replies

OmniPod and Apidra

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by Mike Adelman on Thursday. 10 Replies

Do you plan to change a pod at work?

Started by Dave. Last reply by Mike Adelman on Thursday. 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

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Comment by jojo on January 15, 2012 at 3:33pm

exactly!

Comment by Steve D on January 15, 2012 at 3:30pm

Thank you, jojo....the insertion device sounds awkwaud (a la the device required by the Anamus "Ping".... that was so bulky that it drove me away.

Comment by CyNdyM on January 15, 2012 at 3:26pm
But what about insulin absorption problems? Or pod deactivating for no reason? I'm having so much problems with pods not working properly that I don't mind problems with the pod not being comfortable... The truth is that I don't find omnipod that comfortable either way! I still accidentally disconnect it!
Comment by jojo on January 15, 2012 at 3:21pm

well my daughter and myself found filling the reservoir with insulin then clicking into the housing which injects the insulin was difficult for us, also We found activating and deactivating the pump with its handheld "PDM" or whatever they are going to call it was not clear to us. overall it looks similar to omnipod though smaller and flat. The big turn off for us thought was the inserter. There is no automatic inserter , there is this big wheel like thing that the pump fits into with a spring release you have to use with your thumb, very difficult for my 13 year old daughter to use and myself included, sort of looks like the inserters used for tubed pumps only bigger. I was told by a Omnipod rep I ran into that omnipod has a patent on the auto insertion and all one piece housing of the pump.

Comment by Steve D on January 15, 2012 at 3:11pm

If you dont mine my asking, jono, what were the problems with the Solo?

Comment by Steve D on January 15, 2012 at 12:10pm

Thank you, Jojo, for the information....I look forward to seeing it myself!

Comment by jojo on January 15, 2012 at 11:36am

my daughter and I were involved with "Solo" research back in November, we were really excited as its would be competition for omnipod, but after spending 4 hours there trialing it , I dont see it as the answer to omnipod. First of all the system is made of 2 different parts, one gets changed more frequently then the other, (reservior detaches from the pump) I was not impressed and it was hard to use. just my 2 cents.

Comment by Steve D on January 15, 2012 at 11:21am

I wonder also, Puter! I am waiting on that and also the Roche launch of the "Solo" pump! It looks like the Soilo willl solve some of Inulet's issues, we'll have to see! And yes, FHS, I will be posting my MDI journey every day...AND the search for a new (more reliable) non tubed pump daily also!

Comment by Putertech on January 15, 2012 at 10:08am

Wonder if their smaller pods will be more reliable....

Comment by FHS on January 15, 2012 at 9:46am

Please do! I know I've had those times when I was just a couple more bad pods away from chucking the whole thing too. It would be nice to see more viable options out there besides, "just relax and breath." At the very least, Insulet needs to keep on its toes.

 

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