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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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personal questionnaire about omnipod

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Omnipod Starter Kit...

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Uploading for doctors (mac users)

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Infusion Question

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Omnipod and Dexcom

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Florida Medicare Insurance?

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break time?

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Battery removal from the PDM

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Sugar Alcohols and High Blood Sugar

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Could it be this box of pods?

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Omnipod and United Health

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Having issues with the automatic insert

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On hold with Insulet

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Holidays and Diabetes

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Humana for Omnipod?

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What insurance is most OmniPod friendly?

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Comment by Allie on January 17, 2012 at 2:22pm

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

I agree, CyNd, Ive developed "thick skin" when it comes to comfort issues, It is just the technology that is making me crazy!

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!

 

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