Information

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.

Members: 1731
Latest Activity: 1 hour ago

Diabetes Forum

Sticking Needle

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by Mark 12 hours ago. 11 Replies

New syringe design

Started by Kate. Last reply by SueSue yesterday. 4 Replies

Clock on PDM

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by ANTONIA RETMAN on Friday. 10 Replies

OmniPod and Apidra

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by garidan on Wednesday. 9 Replies

Asking for advise before starting omnipod!

Started by Bondedbyblood. Last reply by Bondedbyblood Oct 11. 15 Replies

United HealthCare and Omnipod

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by Biedronk Oct 8. 21 Replies

Omnipod Tips for a Newbie. :)

Started by tiffernee. Last reply by Stress Oct 8. 43 Replies

Major reliability improvement?

Started by Dave. Last reply by SherryAnn Oct 2. 10 Replies

Rash from Pod Adhesive

Started by Marlon. Last reply by JeffJinSD Sep 29. 9 Replies

Well that's a first time...

Started by Dave. Last reply by SherryAnn Sep 27. 10 Replies

Pod restart?

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

Doctor still in the dark ages

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

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of OmniPod Users to add comments!

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.

Comment by Steve D on January 15, 2012 at 9:28am

Thank you, Fred. I will keep you posted!

Comment by FHS on January 15, 2012 at 9:13am

Best of luck to you Steve. Hope you find that option.

Comment by Steve D on January 15, 2012 at 8:53am

so....last night I was fast asleep at 3:30 am when my wife woke me and said "I hear a long steady beep coming from your side...Is that your pod?" And sure enough it was. Second one this WEEK to do this, totally aggravating. Had to get up at an ungodly time and change ANOTHER $#@%ing Pod! Then, wile I was trying to replace the #$%@ing thing when I went to inject the insulin into the 'reservoir' the needle just wuldnt go into the tiny hole, so it was ANOTHER BAD POD! I must say, these things are great conceptually, but Insulet has really dropped the ball when it comes to implementation! Going back to MDI (Ive tried the "Ping" and just cant adjust to the tubing.....so MDI Is the only option for now....gonna wait with my eyes open for another option).

 

Members (1731)

 
 
 

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

Meet The 2014 Big Blue Test Grant Recipients

  This year Diabetes Hands Foundation has pledged US$35,000 in Big Blue Test grants, continuing its support for programs aimed at providing lifesaving supplies, medical tests, treatment, and patient education to people living in need who have or at risk Read on! →

Kim Vlasnik: The Patient Voice

  Kim Vlasnik, you NAILED it! In this video, Kim Vlasnik takes our breath away as she describes what its like to be a person with diabetes. Fortunately, Stanford’s Medicine-X Conference gives ePatients, like Kim, a chance to speak since we carry the Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 1)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service