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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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Pod Problems

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by Jim yesterday. 20 Replies

Rash from Pod Adhesive

Started by Marlon. Last reply by Jaybear on Wednesday. 5 Replies

Insulet a non-preferred provider

Started by Linny. Last reply by jbowler on Monday. 15 Replies

are pods able to go through an MRI????

Started by joey. Last reply by Christopher on Sunday. 5 Replies

Clock on PDM

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by Tapestry Aug 12. 6 Replies

Battery change

Started by BennyL. Last reply by Vince Aug 8. 15 Replies

OmniPod Failure Help!

Started by gorajekd. Last reply by rgcainmd Aug 7. 7 Replies

Omnipod and u500 insulin

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by Bonnie Aug 6. 4 Replies

Omnipod and insurance!

Started by Linny. Last reply by Janet Ballone Jul 30. 13 Replies

What Compression Sleeve Should I Get?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by Anna-Kate Jul 19. 10 Replies

Ever see LOW on your PDM?

Started by Stress. Last reply by jbowler Jul 18. 8 Replies

going to a amusement park

Started by joey. Last reply by Kilij Jul 15. 7 Replies

the Omnipod PDM

Started by Brad. Last reply by nevada Jul 15. 11 Replies

omnipod falling off

Started by Robin. Last reply by Sue59 Jul 13. 8 Replies

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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??
Comment by Rebecca on September 13, 2010 at 1:30pm
Omnipod has a smaller pod ready for FDA approval. I've heard that they are waiting for the FDA approval for the Dexcom integration before they submit. The last timeline I heard was that they're expecting Dexcom integration to be approved by the end of the year and then the smaller pods to be approved before next summer. We'll see if it happens but that's what I heard last. There are a couple of discussions about all of this with more details, just search for "smaller pod". Back in January Omnipod was hoping to do things faster and released this press release: (credit goes to Bradford). Page 11 shows the smaller Pod.
Comment by jean on September 13, 2010 at 11:58am
Does any one know if the makers of the pod have any soon plans to make the pod flatter, and does anyone have a suggestion as a good place to place it. I have been using the pod for year now and still have to find fat that will hold the cannula in.
 

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