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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Omnipod and insurance!

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What Compression Sleeve Should I Get?

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Ever see LOW on your PDM?

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going to a amusement park

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the Omnipod PDM

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omnipod falling off

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Insulin Action Setting

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Help! Not working so well anymore...

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Omnipod + Dexcom App?

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Two Pretty Funny Things Happened...

Started by kellermann2000. Last reply by Jim Jul 10. 6 Replies

Silencing a screaming pod - a trick.

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OmniPod Accessories - Freed DM

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summer time pod tape peel

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Do you bleed upon OmniPod pod removal?

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Questions from a Newbie Pod-er's Mom

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Comment by markeeezy on May 2, 2014 at 8:26am

I agree with Clare on all points regarding the learning curve and benefits. I started on the Dexcom July of last year and it's been amazing in helping me manage my diabetes and giving me a greater sense of comfort that I know what my blood sugars are doing. I heartily recommend every diabetic to give a CGM a chance is funds/insurance allow it.

As for the OmniPod - for me, anyway, once you go tubeless, you never go back. It's amazing.

Comment by Clare on May 1, 2014 at 12:03pm

Since you are already familiar with pumps, the learning curve will not be as steep. You will probably have your basal rates already dialed in so that should be an easy transition. The biggest bonus is you won't have to disconnect for any reason - showers, swimming. I also use a Dexcom CGM and love it. There would probably be more of a learning curve for that, but it has made my life so much simpler. T1 for 39 years got Dex in 11/12, Omnipod 5/13 still wondering what took me so long.

Comment by CaraM on May 1, 2014 at 11:52am

I've been a type 1 for nearly 18 years, and on a Minimed pump for over 16 years. I'm also a mom to 3 kiddos. I'm tired of the tubing and am considering switching to an Omnipod. What kind of learning curve is to be expected? Any pros/cons to switching? I've never used a CGM, so I'm considering that also. Any advice, guidance, thoughts is appreciated.

Comment by dishers on May 1, 2014 at 8:58am

I have never even heard of the insulin program from Omnipod

Comment by KC O'Pod on May 1, 2014 at 6:34am

I've been extracting it out as well. No problems with efficacy. Not an issue. It does help to rotate the pod around while drawing the insulin out.

Comment by Christy on May 1, 2014 at 6:28am

Perhaps if more pod users complain about insulin loss, Omnipod will have to do something about the "insulin reimbursement program." Most of the customer service reps have no details.

Comment by Chelsea on April 30, 2014 at 12:41pm
Good to know, I've wasted probably a full vile of insulin in total in just a few weeks.. I've been on pens for 6 and a half years and just got the Omnipod 3 and a half weeks ago. I never thought about pulling the insulin back out, but will definitely keep this in mind next time.
Comment by Matti on April 30, 2014 at 10:55am

I also sent a letter per OmniPod's instructions back in Feb, and haven't heard a word. I called yesterday to follow up on it and they had no clue where my letter and receipts were and no record of receiving it. They say they have an "insulin reimbursement program" but it's been like pulling teeth to get any sort of reimbursement... thanks for the suggestions on how to salvage any remaining insulin.

Comment by Dee on April 30, 2014 at 10:23am
I retrieve it as well....
Comment by Christy on April 30, 2014 at 8:28am

Thank you TmoeZ! I sent a letter in November and again this month to Omnipod to replace my insulin and I still have not received any reply. I hate wasting so much insulin on defective pods!


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