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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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Doctor still in the dark ages

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Pod Problems

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Rash from Pod Adhesive

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Clock on PDM

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Battery change

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OmniPod Failure Help!

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Omnipod and u500 insulin

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Omnipod and insurance!

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What Compression Sleeve Should I Get?

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Ever see LOW on your PDM?

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going to a amusement park

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the Omnipod PDM

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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!!!

Comment by Jacob's mom on February 19, 2012 at 5:29pm

love the humor, we could all use more of that! annie nice that you are open with your coworkers! hoping for no beeps for a long time to come! amy

Comment by elaine peterson on February 19, 2012 at 3:37pm

Glad to know I'm not the only one!

Comment by Annie on February 19, 2012 at 2:02pm

D humor:
Coworker #1, with a concerned tone: "Anne, I think your pump alarm is going off!"
Me: "LOL! Nope, that's just the instrument alarm down the hall."
Coworker #2: "She only beeps when she's backing up [like a bus]"
LOL!!!

Comment by Jeanine S on February 17, 2012 at 7:38pm
Thanks, that makes me feel better about it
 

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