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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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Diabetes Forum

Infusion Question

Started by Ali. Last reply by jbowler Jan 18. 11 Replies

Could it be this box of pods?

Started by Ms Ashua. Last reply by Ms Ashua Jan 15. 7 Replies

break time?

Started by ANTONIA RETMAN. Last reply by jbowler Jan 13. 6 Replies

Omnipod and United Health

Started by Paul. Last reply by Paul Jan 10. 4 Replies

Battery removal from the PDM

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by MarlboroNick Jan 7. 5 Replies

Having issues with the automatic insert

Started by Rachael_elizabeth. Last reply by SherryAnn Jan 6. 6 Replies

On hold with Insulet

Started by Paul. Last reply by SherryAnn Jan 6. 5 Replies

Holidays and Diabetes

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by elaine peterson Dec 26, 2014. 7 Replies

Humana for Omnipod?

Started by dalajosa. Last reply by Gary Dec 15, 2014. 2 Replies

What insurance is most OmniPod friendly?

Started by JessK. Last reply by rgcainmd Dec 10, 2014. 22 Replies

flying with the OmniPod

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by jbowler Dec 6, 2014. 7 Replies

OmniPod Accessories - Freed DM

Started by DextrosePLZ. Last reply by DextrosePLZ Nov 29, 2014. 14 Replies

Omnipod & porcine insulin

Started by KCCO. Last reply by Dave Nov 26, 2014. 6 Replies

Manual pod reset of alarm

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by Dave Nov 26, 2014. 13 Replies

Where are you getting Freestyle test strips?

Started by MissyMoo. Last reply by jbowler Nov 24, 2014. 10 Replies

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Comment by MaiaJane on October 6, 2010 at 1:49pm
I was wondering if there was some new initiative to "tweet" your data!
Comment by Katsz on October 6, 2010 at 7:16am
Tweek...lol not Tweet!
Comment by Katsz on October 6, 2010 at 7:10am
Being new to all this...I had no idea the program wasn't that up to date... I thought it seemed cool... what would make me happiest would be a way to down load to an expert....other than the Endo that would help me change and tweet the program... like suggestions to make things go better. My son's A1C is 7.0 but I think there are till too many highs and lows... the Green Bar on the graph has only been as high as 50% lately... :(
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!
 

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