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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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Comment by Jenny on August 2, 2010 at 7:22pm
Kelsie, the box of pods is $30, 10 in each box, so about $300 a month. It's set up so you change it every 3 days. Once my insurance deductible is met, it will only be $60 a month for me. Check into it with your insurance to see if they will pay for some of it. :) The PDM only cost $299 for me because I did the 'cut the cord' program (switching from MM to OmniPod). Regularly it's $499 I think. Crazy... my MM pump cost almost $6,000!
Comment by Kelsie on August 2, 2010 at 6:30pm
how much does the omnipod cost per month? I heard somewhere that it's $30/pod, and about 10 pods a month, so $300/month? Is that still an accurate price?
Comment by Jenny on July 30, 2010 at 1:50pm
I just switched from a MiniMed to an OmniPod on Tuesday and so far I'm loving it. I LOVE not having all that tubing to shift around when I go to the bathroom or change clothes, and not having to take anything off when I shower. And I have free pockets now that I don't have a pump occupying one of them! :D It's so much easier to change... I wish I'd known about it before now.
Comment by MaiaJane on July 26, 2010 at 12:26am
Has anyone else been having summer adhesion problems?
My pods are dropping like flies right now....
Comment by Domo! on July 19, 2010 at 11:19pm
i'm fnding exercise interesting... did anybody watch the videos about the athletic diabetics?? Maybe they don't do ball exercises lol
Comment by elaine peterson on July 19, 2010 at 8:38pm
See! We just keep learning from each other! Watch where the pod is when you exercise!
Comment by SPRITE'S MOM on July 19, 2010 at 6:00pm
Not a good idea to do exercise ball exercises when you are laying on your stomach on the ball (and the pod is on your stomach). Could not figure out why later I was in the 400's - Oops I have condensation in the pod. Must have dislodged the cannula. :-(.
Comment by SF Pete on July 19, 2010 at 7:54am
I wonder just how good my insurance is. :) For my Cadillac plan, I should be able to finance the R&D for Insulet. I really want my smartphone to do all of this. I realize that I hardly ever make any calls anymore. I text mostly. To make the phone really worth it, I'd really need to have all of my controllers and recording software on my phone. Life would be SWEET!!
Comment by Steve D on July 16, 2010 at 8:45am
Cant Insulet just offer in-house financing? I'd just take out a 2nd mortgage for the priveledge of the Pod issues!
Comment by Gil DePaula on July 16, 2010 at 8:31am
Nate,
Replacing the PDM with a smartphone and an app would not be a problem. When I was at Insulet we looked at that possibility.
The problem is: Adding bluetooth capability to the pod. It's not a technology issue either. It's a COST issue. That would almost double the price of the pod, making it unable to compete with a MiniMed pump. An over-simplified example:
MiniMed pump - $6,000 (good for 4 years) + about $4,000 in supplies = $10,000 !
Bluetooth enabled OmniPod system - SmartPhone/SW $500 + Super-Pods (4-year supply) $40 x 10 x 12 x 4 + about $1,000 in supplies = over $ 20,000 !!!!!!!
 

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