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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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Humana for Omnipod?

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flying with the OmniPod

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OmniPod Accessories - Freed DM

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Omnipod & porcine insulin

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

Manual pod reset of alarm

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

New syringe design

Started by Kate. Last reply by Michael Nov 22. 9 Replies

Problems with Lancets?

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by SherryAnn Nov 20. 8 Replies

Asking for advise before starting omnipod!

Started by Bondedbyblood. Last reply by Mike Adelman Nov 20. 16 Replies

OmniPod and Apidra

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by Mike Adelman Nov 20. 10 Replies

Do you plan to change a pod at work?

Started by Dave. Last reply by Mike Adelman Nov 20. 16 Replies

New to this board and New to Omnipod

Started by Ms Ashua. Last reply by SherryAnn Nov 18. 11 Replies

What happens when people notice your pod?

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Looking for site suggestions!

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Comment by Anonymous D :) on July 5, 2014 at 2:50pm

Insurance and proving once again that you are a type 1 diabetic:

Just a quick note to remind your insurance people, every one you end up having to talk to, that Omnipod is a disposable pump system so you don't end up with approval of ONE pod after weeks trying to prove to them that you are STILL a T1D.

Comment by Anonymous D :) on July 5, 2014 at 2:44pm

I used this quite successfully during a 5 day hike 40-60F light rain with heavy mud environment:

http://www.dx.com/p/waterproof-housing-case-for-iphone-4-black-81349

It fits the bulky and unfashionable PDM just snug and let it hang from the backpack to the shoulder strap area. I would probably rig some velcro attachment to the shoulder strap the next round.

The POD, however, errored out 4 times. I wear them on my arm and they were exposed (short sleeve shirts most of the time) so perhaps the insulin crystallized? Either way, those moments were p***ers and not fun.

Comment by Jessica05 on June 29, 2014 at 5:44pm

My DD has been on the omnipod for 1 year this July and tonight told me she wanted to return to a tube system. We've had so many pod failures that require extra pain on her part, and she felt like her old pump rarely failed, and if it did, we knew it right away. I told her we still had the old pump supplies and that was the nice thing about our current age, we at least have options. Has anyone else had this happen with their child?

Comment by duckatect on June 25, 2014 at 7:02pm

I have had 5 pod failures in 3 weeks. Just had the last 2 as 2 pods from a new box both failed to activate, I could not even get the insulin out of them! Called and as usual waited until the "leave a message" voice came on. What the heck has happened with Omnipod??? I'm seriously considering gong back to a tube system...

Comment by Helmut on June 21, 2014 at 4:32pm

Insulet backed away from integration because writing on the wall is that smartphones will be the next Dexcom receivers. The clunky OmniPod PDM cannot compete. I hope that someday I will be able to bolus from a smartphone. I can't wait to put the OmniPod PDM in it's rightful place: the trash can.

Comment by Cassie123 on June 21, 2014 at 4:19pm
I'm an omni pod user and just got the Dexcom a week ago. It's fantastic and I've had it on for 10 days so far, but would be a lot better if omni pod had come out with something integrated. Spent the last year in England and had everything funded, way better because now have been paying out of pocket and it's very difficult to maintain
Comment by Steve D on June 8, 2014 at 5:33am
Comment by Mick48 on June 7, 2014 at 10:19pm
I'm checking the comments maybe I'll learn sumting
Comment by Belinda on June 7, 2014 at 12:53pm

5 years is a LOOOONG time! They should have worked to bring out a CGM that shared the PDM with the OmniPod and had 2 separate sites first. When I got my Dexcom, I needed to buy a bigger handbag because 1 extra bit of kit, plus spares was too much for my handbag!

My current sensor is on its 22nd day. I shudder to think how much more it would cost to have a 3 day sensor and an OmniPod combined. I have no idea who gave Ypsomed that idea!

I am lucky: I'm British and my OmniPod, Insulin, Test Strips and Dexcom are funded by the NHS. I can use 1 Dexcom sensor per week, but extending their life reduces the cost and makes it more likely that the NHS will continue to fund it. How many Americans, with Co-Pay etc will choose the all-singing, all-dancing OmniPod over the Dexcom?

Comment by dishers on May 16, 2014 at 4:14am
Suesue thanks a lot. Yes I have my dex on my arm.
 

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