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 and United Health

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Newbie with questions

Started by Jamie. Last reply by Rebecca 14 hours ago. 4 Replies

HbA1c and mal functioning pods

Started by barend. Last reply by Hoffa 22 hours ago. 7 Replies

Omnipod and United Health

Started by Paul. Last reply by jla yesterday. 2 Replies

Omnipod Tips for a Newbie. :)

Started by tiffernee. Last reply by Janette on Monday. 23 Replies

Diabetes and Bipolar Disorder

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by SherryAnn on Sunday. 1 Reply

Temp Basal issue

Started by dishers. Last reply by dishers on Friday. 11 Replies

Arms and Thighs

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by DextrosePLZ Apr 17. 5 Replies

BS high even tho no error on Pod

Started by Jean. Last reply by cellista8 Apr 17. 22 Replies

Adhesive on Dexcom G4

Started by Christie Jensen. Last reply by Belinda Apr 15. 1 Reply

OmniPod PDM - data download

Started by Paul A Kurtz. Last reply by Chris Apr 13. 5 Replies

What happens when people notice your pod?

Started by daydreamer630. Last reply by Allie Beatty Apr 13. 65 Replies

Pod failures - newbee

Started by Chas. Last reply by Steve Apr 12. 10 Replies

Omni Pod with iMAC and VMWare

Started by Chas. Last reply by dishers Apr 8. 9 Replies

High blood sugars - what is it?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by annecy Apr 7. 7 Replies

first job

Started by k. Last reply by Susan Anderson Apr 4. 11 Replies

OmniPod Tips & Tricks

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Comment by Putertech on January 17, 2012 at 4:03pm

To those of you that are getting so many bad pods - how did they come packaged? When I was talking with the rep, she said that they had packaging issues (where they weren't packaged very well for mailing) and that's where they had the most failures. She said, those that use them that actually work for the company and didn't have any shipped, had no problems whatsoever. I'm still very new to this and had one pod fail so far (my 3rd or 4th one...not sure). Getting somewhat discouraged reading about all the failures. Had no trouble with my Ping (other than my own failures).

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.


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