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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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My first month with the Omnipod

Started by Colwood. Last reply by Michael 4 hours ago. 6 Replies

Do you bleed upon OmniPod pod removal?

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by Stress 5 hours ago. 13 Replies

OmniPod Newbie Guidance

Started by Steve. Last reply by Sarah Oct 23. 24 Replies

Sticking Needle

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by Mark Oct 20. 11 Replies

New syringe design

Started by Kate. Last reply by SueSue Oct 20. 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

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Comment by SF Pete on July 4, 2010 at 12:27pm
You need to pitch this idea to medical device companies as well as regular software/hardware developers. It's a niche market for sure, but it's also a market that is growing. The more tech savy are really wanting this kind of thing. With smart phone technology becoming so fantastic, why couldn't we control our pods off our phone, someone is already developing an attachment to an iPhone that can be used to test blood glucose. All of your bolus information, BG checks or calibrations since there's no sense in not having the CGMS system signal to your phone could be kept in one location. That would allow you to also keep real-time diary entries. It would be so much easier to tote around all the stuff we use these days. Can you tell I just bought a Droid smart phone and I'm trying to justify being this extravagant? Oh, yeah.
Comment by Domo! on July 4, 2010 at 11:10am
future pod would have a pdm that does everything a cell phone can do. we could pic our own screen saver, try out different apps, play some games :D:D, maybe even play music and make long distance calls to china. The pod itself could probably be even smaller!!! I'd like it to have a different exterior, or something to put over it while i sleep on it. Wouldn't mind different pod colors, maybe be able to get some wifi interent off of it. HA just kidding
Comment by Dee on July 3, 2010 at 4:59am
Yeah, I know ....
But if it that patch does come to pass, I wonder why it would not be good for T1's as well....
Comment by Rebecca on July 2, 2010 at 9:52pm
When drawing insulin out of the pod DO NOT push air into the pod, anything put into the pod will push the insulin out through the cannula. You should just be able to insert the syringe into the same hole you put the insulin into and draw most of it back out. (I have had a couple where this was a problem but usually it works fine)
Comment by Joanna on July 2, 2010 at 9:03pm
Take the syringe and draw it out of the pod. I have been on the Omni Pod since May 2010 and have not had any pods fail.
Comment by PodMom on July 2, 2010 at 8:52pm
My son just got an OmniPod and we have had two failures so far. That doesn't bother me as much as the fact that they are both nearly full of insulin. Does anyone out there know how to get insulin out of a pod once it has been loaded?
Comment by elaine peterson on July 2, 2010 at 7:28pm
So fun! The Opad plus, plus, voice activated, next generation. They would so be wishing they were us!
Comment by SF Pete on July 2, 2010 at 6:26pm
Radar detector? Don't forget the Secret Spy Decoder app.
Comment by SF Pete on July 2, 2010 at 6:25pm
Dude, they have the iPhone. They need to make our PDM a Droid tool: Co-Pilot, Dexcom, OmniPod. That way we could keep our records, make notes and view our data on one piece of equipment. Something like would run, what do you think? About $25,000? I really do have expensive taste.
Comment by Rebecca on July 2, 2010 at 6:10pm
Dee, that product specifically says it's for type 2 diabetics. I wonder why that is? I'll be interested to see more as they start to market it.
 

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