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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Newbie with questions

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HbA1c and mal functioning pods

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Omnipod and United Health

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Omnipod and United Health

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Differences between old and new Omnipod

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Omnipod Tips for a Newbie. :)

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Diabetes and Bipolar Disorder

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Temp Basal issue

Started by dishers. Last reply by dishers on Friday. 11 Replies

Arms and Thighs

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by DextrosePLZ on Friday. 5 Replies

BS high even tho no error on Pod

Started by Jean. Last reply by cellista8 Apr 17. 22 Replies

Adhesive on Dexcom G4

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OmniPod PDM - data download

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What happens when people notice your pod?

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Pod failures - newbee

Started by Chas. Last reply by Steve Apr 12. 10 Replies

Omni Pod with iMAC and VMWare

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High blood sugars - what is it?

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first job

Started by k. Last reply by Susan Anderson Apr 4. 11 Replies

OmniPod Tips & Tricks

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Comment by Anngelia on June 22, 2010 at 6:54am
Renee, I would check and see if MM has a loaner pump your daughter could try. She may find after you purchase one that it isn't what she wants. She may love it but I would try to find out before you make the jump. I might be wrong but I don't think a pump is something you can have buyers remorse over.
Comment by SPRITE'S MOM on June 22, 2010 at 4:27am
As I have become more active, a few more pods have started to pull away from the dressing - I have started putting tegaderm down on the front half of the pod when I put the pod on. That has taken care of the issue.
Comment by elaine peterson on June 19, 2010 at 6:00am
I just had a pod conk out 15 minutes into the bonus 8 hours. This is the first time that has happened. I always get the bonus time as long as there is insulin in the pod. I was dissapointed as I appreciate the extended time but I did get the full 3 days, so.....
Comment by Natasha Bowlds on June 16, 2010 at 6:41pm
My son refuses to wear anything in his stomach, and claims he can feel everything in it. He wears his on his arm, and his Dexcom on his back.
Comment by Renee Hunter on June 16, 2010 at 6:28pm
Hi Kim - My nine year old daughter uses the Omni Pod and she wants to switch to the medtronic paradigm. She has never had a problem with the Pod loosening or falling off except when swimming every day. She did lose one once when she was knee boarding on the lake. She wants to switch because she thinks the Pods are bulky and she does not like the insertion process for the Pods. We'll see. The tubing seems to be a pain but I'm not wearing it so I guess it's her call.
Comment by Kim Painter on June 16, 2010 at 3:28pm
I am in the process of deciding on a pump (maybe). I did try wearing an omnipod for a couple days because I really do not like the size and wires attached to the other pumps. Anyway, the pod started to loosen and hang before I had worn it for 2 days, and I could feel the needle that was inserted in my stomach. Is this a problem for any of you?

Thank you for any response.

Comment by Rebecca on June 11, 2010 at 7:55pm
Pete, my insurance does seem to have really good contracted rates for everything except my CGM equiptment. As of July 1st they're switching from covering 100% of my DME to only covering 70% until I reach $1500 out of pocket. I wouldn't come anywhere near that with the insulin, test strips, and pods. Unfortunately my sensors alone (with my only paying 30%) will cost me nearly $1200 next year. I know I've still got comparatively great insurance but I'm scrambling to figure out how to afford the jump from paying about $200 / year for my meds and supplies to $1500 next year. We all have our insurance struggles.
Comment by SF Pete on June 11, 2010 at 6:21pm
The insurance companies are always ready to let us have to deal with being second class. I was very lucky. I'm covered 90% after I meet my $200 a year deductible. I, apparently, have a Cadillac plan. In January everything resets and I have to meet the deductible again. The tubing is the biggest reason I haven't done a pump up to now. I'm not graceful and I know I would be yanking out the infusion set twice a day.

Rebecca, there's nothing wrong with your insurance. :) You have REALLY good insurance. The Insulet people kept telling me, "you've got really good insurance and a great contracted rate." Your insurance company has a fantastic contracted rate. You don't have a co-pay either? SWEET!
Comment by Todd Carey on June 11, 2010 at 3:44pm
I'll gladly take some off your hands for you :)
Comment by Rebecca on June 11, 2010 at 3:22pm
I think there's something wrong with my insurance... every 3 months I get 45 pods (4.5 boxes). CCS Medical charges Keystone POS $1800 each time... but they benefit amount that Keystone actually pays (and right now they pay 100%) is only $35 or something. How is it that my 45 pods seem to cost less than anyone else's 1 pod?

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