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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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OmniPod Newbie Guidance

Started by Steve. Last reply by Sarah 22 hours ago. 24 Replies

Sticking Needle

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by Mark on Tuesday. 11 Replies

New syringe design

Started by Kate. Last reply by SueSue on Monday. 4 Replies

Clock on PDM

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by ANTONIA RETMAN Oct 17. 10 Replies

OmniPod and Apidra

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by garidan Oct 15. 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

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

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Comment by Bob S. on March 20, 2012 at 8:09am

Comment by Dee on March 16, 2012 at 7:42am

To be sure it sticks well, I swab the area with alcohol prior to applying the new pod...hope this helps.

Comment by Kati * on March 16, 2012 at 7:27am
Has anyone been having problem with the adhesive sticking? The last two boxes of pods that I have had the adhesive near the window seems to slide back several hours after the pod is applied. I haven't changed anything in terms of application.
Comment by jojo on March 9, 2012 at 10:53pm

Yes I belong to 1 group on facebook. I think its helpful, just like this group is. Similar discussions

Comment by Cherise on March 9, 2012 at 10:24pm

Does anyone belong to one or both of the OmniPod groups on Facebook?

Comment by barbraann on February 22, 2012 at 4:04pm

OK all you Detroit/Metro Diabetics. We're looking to expand our
"D GET TOGETHER's" We've had some small gatherings but want to expand and get some more people. So let me know what day in March is the best for you. We're thinking a Saturday morning might be the best for everyone. Maybe around 10 am. so it doesn't break up the day. I vote for March 17th but any date is good with me. If you have a different date, just post it and we will try and set it for the most convenient for the most people.
Let's get a good crowd together! It's very casual and we talk and share all kinds of interesting information. Whether your new to this whole thing or a veteran like me (36 years) there's so much we can learn.
We usually meet at Starbucks along the I-75 corridor at Crooks
but if there's enough interest we may have to move it to bigger headquarters!!

Comment by Jeanine S on February 20, 2012 at 9:47am
Annie, when that happens I just put a piece of bandaid over it
Comment by MaiaJane on February 20, 2012 at 1:43am

(and Annie, no question is a dumb question!)

Comment by MaiaJane on February 20, 2012 at 1:43am

Hi Annie! I wouldn't worry about it at all! That happens to all of us (all the time!) and unless there is discomfort, swelling, redness or blood, I wouldn't change your pod. I find that with those open holes I have more air-flow (which for me is a good thing!) keeping the insertion site dry.
If the pod is feeling loose, use some flexifix or other medical adhesive to keep it secure until it's change day!

Comment by Annie on February 19, 2012 at 10:36pm

Dumb question:
I have a new pod on, and can see through one of the pre-punched holes in the adhesive on the cannula end (it is not stuck to my skin like it should be). The tech support guy didn't think the cannula was exposed, but I took an old pod, put it on a piece of paper, and poked a needle through the same hole. I could try it with the pod that's on, but I'm also worried about contamination. Then again, if it is an exposed cannula going into my skin it is already open to contamination. I just don't want to have to change my pump again!!!

 

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