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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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Comment by Hank Barnes on March 17, 2014 at 1:06pm

dishers,
I think I would opt to have a more in the middle reading, 5.2. you may need to change code(try 17). if you have another meter, you can compare a little better. others may have better opinions. hank

Comment by dishers on March 17, 2014 at 12:58pm
Hi ok I got the control solution and tested it. Said 4.4 bottle says between 4.2-6.3 so code 16 would be correct right? Bit confused how people are comfortable with their readings at different code numbers trying to figure it out. Some help please. Lol
Comment by JewJewBean19 on March 5, 2014 at 6:59pm

I am starting the Omnipod after I get my tonsils out on March 27th! I am so excited. Is there anything (other than what the trained educators tell me) That I should know before I get it?
Thanks!

Comment by Shawn MacKay on March 5, 2014 at 3:15am

Thanks everybody for the advise.

Comment by markeeezy on March 4, 2014 at 10:29am

I am of the opinion that there is no reason to withhold information that could potentially be misconstrued. If you have something affixed to your body - a small, electronic device - and don't readily offer that information, it could very easily be misinterpreted as something else. An agent who is perhaps a little jumpy might have an overreaction, and you could be put through a lot of difficulty and time wasted for no good reason. I can't think of a good reason not to tell the TSA.

Comment by JL_ Mom on March 4, 2014 at 10:19am
We have traveled with my five year old daughter since her diagnosis 6 months ago. Honestly, I had read another person post awhile ago that it is not the TSA's business whether or not you have diabetes that you should feel the need to volunteer it. Which is how I have proceeded with her. I have us walk through the metal detector and send her supplies and pdm through the scanner. The two times we have traveled via airlines neither her device or her supplies have caused an issue. If the TSA agent was to say something, then I would show her pump and explain it. I also have her endo letter with us in the backpack containing her medical supplies if we were questioned. I advocate the do not ask, do not tell policy.
Comment by TmoeZ on March 4, 2014 at 7:44am

@Shawn - I just tell them before I walk through I have a pump. They make me touch it and then swab my hands. I won't let them swab it. Has worked all up and down the east coast and quite a few times on the west coast as well. However, on the west coast they usually don't even ask and just let me go after seeing my medic alert bracelet.

Comment by Celeste on March 4, 2014 at 7:30am

I have travelled by plane with my 7 yr old probably 7 or 8 times since we got the pod 5 years ago - the New York Airports always seem to swab the pod - the other airports are hit or miss. Our bag with our juice boxes and insulin also gets swabbed. Children 10 and under (i think) only go through the metal detector - so she has nver been through the scatter machine. we have never had to show our letter from the doctor - though I do feel better having it.

Comment by Bradford on March 4, 2014 at 7:16am

As others have mentioned, it's not too much of a hassle. The extra "touch the device and let us swab your hands" takes an extra 30 seconds, maybe? If it's just a metal detector it likely won't even set it off. If it's a backscatter or millimeter wave technology scanner, it'll show up. Like Melanie, I just tell the agent as I'm stepping into the machine "I have an insulin pump on my ____" (wherever I'm wearing it). They sometimes do a patdown over that region in addition to the hand swab, and sometimes they don't.
I leave my insulin with my extra pods and other supplies (syringes, alc swabs, skin tac swabs, etc) and I've never had anyone question it. I do carry an old insulin box (flattened and folded up so it fits better with the rest of the supplies) that still has a Rx sticker on it, but I've never had anyone ask for it.
Hope you're traveling somewhere fun Shawn! Or at least warmer than the rest of the country is right now :-)

Comment by Melanie E. on March 4, 2014 at 7:06am

Oh, and you should have your vial of insulin in your little ziploc bag of liquids.

 

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