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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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Do you bleed upon OmniPod pod removal?

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by Colwood 5 hours ago. 12 Replies

My first month with the Omnipod

Started by Colwood. Last reply by Colwood 5 hours ago. 5 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 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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