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 Hockey Mom on January 17, 2012 at 3:57pm

My son has "9 pods on his replace with next order list" from this quarter's Pod order. Some don't do the two beep, some siren but don't set an alarm (I call those in with the noise going near the phone - they replace those quickly without many questions!) and some set alarm codes.

This is double what we have had alarm (not occlusions)the entire almost two years on Omnipod. Ridiculous and Frustrating! If we had started now, I think we would have quit. I keep hoping that we will work our way out of these bad Lots and the replacements will be better. Our CDE said that Insulet knows they have a problem with certain Lots - there does seem to be a trend per my records.

Comment by Steve D on January 17, 2012 at 3:11pm

Thank you for the tips, they all make perfect sense to me and I will try them on my last few Pods (I have a full carton; 10 pods left) Have you visited the group "omnimoms" and checked it out? One of my friends starated the group and she seems to have some good advice and tips for moms and dads of T1's on the Pod...

Comment by Allie on January 17, 2012 at 2:24pm

Hi Steve. I understand your frustration completely. We switched my 9 year from a traditional pump (that we used with very few problems for 4 years) to the Omnipod in August, and we have definitely had our ups and downs. When it's good, it's really good, much better for my son than a traditional pump. But when it's bad, it's REALLY bad.

Anyway...we have gone several months with no problems until recently when we had three separate pods do exactly what you described within a couple of weeks. They all appeared to be related to static from the dry, cold, weather. Once he was rolling around in a fleece blanket, and twice he was taking off a fleece jacket at school. I learned from tips on this website to spray static guard on his clothes, jackets, and particularly blankets and sheets. We've had no problems since, and keeping our fingers crossed! So...if you end up changing your mind and sticking with the Pod, maybe invest in some static guard or some Bounce and see if it helps? Good luck with whatever you decide.

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


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?


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