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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 8 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 MountainDolphin on October 6, 2010 at 6:51am
The reason it won't download the current day is that that some of the info, e.g., daily insulin totals, would then be incomplete. Of course, that's a pretty silly reason -- it would be no problem to write software that recognized this and displayed such totals with an asterisk & comment.

This is one more of my frustrations with the OmniPod "software" -- the 4-y.o. CoPilot program is pretty weak to begin with, and has essentially no improvements over TheraSense's original 12 years ago. The OmniPod plug-in does very little -- you can't see a graph of insulin vs. carbs or BG, for example, or sort events by tag.
Comment by Katsz on October 6, 2010 at 6:27am
One thing I would like to see changed about the PDM and the computer interface is that when you download it to the computer....it won't download the current day... I don't understand why it won't....usually that is the most important to send to the Endo...and it won't download it!
Comment by Katsz on October 6, 2010 at 6:24am
Insulet will replace maybe one or two ocluded pods in the beginning but after a few they will tell you they won't do any more because and oclusion is not a pod fail...it is a site fail. They have been awesome replacing any that are pod fails though.
Comment by Gil DePaula on October 6, 2010 at 6:08am
The occlusion/blockage is at the insertion site. The cannula probably got kinked when it was inserted, or the tissue is too hard at that location, etc. I think that that not having the tubing actually decreaes the chances of having an occlusion.
I think Insulet replaces occluded pods. Check with them.
Comment by MountainDolphin on October 5, 2010 at 11:18pm
Re the occlusions, my experience with previous pumps was that 95% are false alarms, that is, if you disconnected the pump & tried to bolus half a unit or so, you'd see the insulin come out fine. On these pumps, the occlusion alert was only an alert. On the OmniPod, it doesn't give you a chance to retry delivery & simply disables the pod. I don't believe that the OmniPod has a different detction mechanism (after all, the actual subcutaneous delivery mechanism is the same), so I suspect an even higher % of the alarms are mostly false (if anything, less occlusion alarms are real since there is no exposed tubing that can get kinked). Therefore, not having a "re-attempt delivery" option and always disabling the pod is very bad design.
Comment by Lazy Pancreas on October 5, 2010 at 5:21pm
I had a run of occlusions - really irritating! Any idea what causes them? Omnipod does not replace occluded pods, do they?
Comment by Domo! on September 26, 2010 at 3:05am
did the survey that was interesting, i hope they see it!
Comment by AML on September 19, 2010 at 3:58pm
All OmniPod Users – Survey of New OmniPod Features
This user group has tremendous insight into life with the OmniPod. Our feedback can help Insulet make decisions about new product features.

A previous brainstorming discussion provided a list of features to consider. A smaller pod and integration with CGM are not included as Insulet is already working hard on these. Our next step is to add ranking to the list in order to indentify how important each features is.

Follow the link below to an online survey (using SurveyMonkey) and provide your feedback. The survey is anonymous and results will be forwarded to Insulet and members of this group. There are nine questions and the survey takes less than ten minutes to complete.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7WNY2L2

Please forward this link to as many people as you can.

NOTE: I am not affiliated in any way with Insulet and they have not approved/disapproved of this effort. I am simply a father of a daughter with type 1 diabetes who wants to make her life more comfortable.
Comment by Steve D on September 13, 2010 at 2:08pm
Absolutely get your endo involved! hate to say this, but Anthem is the WORST! I have a serious chip on my shoulder, but my wife and I have been through the ringer with Anthem BC/BS. Patience, understanding (of the uneducated, and, at times, deliberately stupid) is all I can recommend! In time, I got them to approve my POds and my DEX! So, there is hope!
Comment by Cathy E. Williams on September 13, 2010 at 1:50pm
need help in getting my omnipod supplies covered by anthem.. in their infinite wisdom, they have decided that it is not medically necessary for me... don't want to go back on a tube...have A1c results, readings, etc to mail in- any other suggestions?? they don't want to consider my dexcom either-funny, they covered it 2 years ago. am type 2, hyperglycemic-time to get an endo involved??
 

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