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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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Diabetes Forum

Clock on PDM

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by Mark 11 hours ago. 7 Replies

Doctor still in the dark ages

Started by dishers. Last reply by dishers yesterday. 9 Replies

Pod Problems

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by duckatect on Tuesday. 21 Replies

Rash from Pod Adhesive

Started by Marlon. Last reply by Jaybear Aug 19. 5 Replies

Battery change

Started by BennyL. Last reply by Vince Aug 8. 15 Replies

OmniPod Failure Help!

Started by gorajekd. Last reply by rgcainmd Aug 7. 7 Replies

Omnipod and u500 insulin

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by Bonnie Aug 6. 4 Replies

Omnipod and insurance!

Started by Linny. Last reply by Janet Ballone Jul 30. 13 Replies

What Compression Sleeve Should I Get?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by Anna-Kate Jul 19. 10 Replies

Ever see LOW on your PDM?

Started by Stress. Last reply by jbowler Jul 18. 8 Replies

going to a amusement park

Started by joey. Last reply by Kilij Jul 15. 7 Replies

the Omnipod PDM

Started by Brad. Last reply by nevada Jul 15. 11 Replies

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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.
Comment by SueSue on May 16, 2014 at 4:01am
Dishers- as long as your pod & Dexcom are elsewhere you'll be fine. You can have you Dexcom on your love handles & pod on your arm or thigh for example. I've also worn Dexcom sensors on my arms w/great success.
Comment by dishers on May 15, 2014 at 2:27pm
Hi all, I was wondering if an ultrasound would interfere with my pod or dexcom g4. Anything I could do if anything, thanks for an advice. They are doing my whole abdomen.
Comment by Steve D on May 11, 2014 at 9:38am

Just chedked my bg for the first time on yet a different pod today......well above 435! All Ive had to eat today was a salad and I have a malfunction AGAIN??? seems like Insulet "has solved all the problems..." HA!

Comment by dishers on May 11, 2014 at 7:33am
Sorry you guys are having a bad experience. I have been on the pods since August and I have had 5 pods that malfunctioned in this time. So it has been so far an awesome experience for me.
Comment by Joseph on May 11, 2014 at 7:07am

i hear you loudly & clearly, steve! omnipod told me they don't need the bad pods back anymore because they've figured out the problem with them and they will have fewer malfunctions!
HAH!
i average more malfunctions than ever - often at the worst times - around dinner tables, in the middle of classes (im a teacher, etc.!)

when it works - it's fantastic; but when it doesn't, which is far too often, it's horrible!

Comment by Joseph on May 11, 2014 at 7:04am

Comment by Steve D on May 11, 2014 at 6:31am

I just changed the Pod YESTERDAY amd tjem ;ast night..dor no reson that was obvious to me the thing was sounding the "deasth beep" (long steady beep) so I had to rise and change the goddamn thing AGAIN (at that ungodly hour) then (although my control as fine) the goddamn thing just "fell off" me and I had to change it AGAIN. What a waste of time and insulin!

 

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