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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Arms and Thighs

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by 90Duck 1 hour ago. 3 Replies

BS high even tho no error on Pod

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Adhesive on Dexcom G4

Started by Christie Jensen. Last reply by Belinda yesterday. 1 Reply

OmniPod PDM - data download

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What happens when people notice your pod?

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Diabetes and Bipolar Disorder

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HbA1c and mal functioning pods

Started by barend. Last reply by SherryAnn on Saturday. 4 Replies

Pod failures - newbee

Started by Chas. Last reply by Steve on Saturday. 10 Replies

Does anyone still use a logbook?

Started by SandyG. Last reply by Stress on Friday. 28 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

Started by Susan Anderson. Last reply by Ellie Apr 4. 73 Replies

getting ready for summer

Started by joey. Last reply by indolent Apr 2. 6 Replies

What Will Closed Loop Be?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by elaine peterson Mar 30. 7 Replies

More Test Strip Frustration

Started by Larry D. Last reply by dishers Mar 28. 10 Replies

pod site pain

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Comment by MaiaJane on September 11, 2010 at 12:53pm
Insulet is CONSISTANTLY sending my shipments to my BILLING address. It's driving me batty. I've called them about it, but it keeps happening... has this happened to anyone else?
Comment by KcF on September 7, 2010 at 4:18pm
Instead of suspending delivery, I create a completely new basal program with the changes I am making, and then switch to it.
Comment by Alexa on September 7, 2010 at 1:29pm
No, no do not worry! I haven't wasted a pod. Still am adjusting rates, etc. I will suspend it when I know exactly what the numbers will be. Thanks you guys :)
Comment by John Carlton on September 7, 2010 at 10:25am
Alexa, Hopefully you saw the correction to my post before you deactivated your pod. I went through the key strokes this morning and didn't think about just suspending. Sorry if I made you waste a pod. John
Comment by Esjay on September 7, 2010 at 9:46am
No, don't deactivate the pod. Just suspend insulin delivery for 1/5 hour on the PDM, change the basal rates to your liking, and resume insulin delivery. The pod will just be on hold until you resume, no need to remove it or deactivate it. Don't want to waste a pod unless you have to!
Comment by Alexa on September 7, 2010 at 8:57am
Ah, you have to do it with a deactivated pod! Perfect--this is so helpful. Thanks, John!
Comment by Rob Martin on September 7, 2010 at 8:56am
Yes you can set up as many basil rates as you need throughout the day by going to the Settings > Basil Programs. You will need to suspend your insulin delivery while you make the adjustments.
Comment by John Carlton on September 7, 2010 at 8:53am
Alexa, I too have two Basal rates, 0.9 from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and 0.7 from 6:00 a.m. back until 2:00 a.m. On the PDM from the home screen, choose settings, then basal programs and then add new, for mine I would set it up from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. 0.70, from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. 0.90 and then from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. 0.70 again. You have to make this change when you have deactivated a pod. I hope this helps. Take care. John
Comment by Alexa on September 7, 2010 at 8:37am
Hey! First week on the Omnipod--this may be a silly question, but: Before I sleep I need to lower my basil. I have two basil presets, one at "0.7" and one at "0.55." Is there a way that I can automatically make the PDM switch to 0.55 while I am sleeping? Like set it for 11pm "switch?" As of right now, I am just doing it manually. Same for the morning switch.
Comment by elaine peterson on September 2, 2010 at 5:03pm
I use Skin Tac but it is not 100%....I had a pod slide off today. I carry Nexcare tape with me in case I can catch it slipping before it comes unattached....that will really hold it. Good luck, Domo. Maybe you just need to get through the steamy summer.

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