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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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Omnipod FreeStyle test strip horror story

Started by jbowler. Last reply by SherryAnn 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

Humana for Omnipod?

Started by dalajosa. Last reply by Gary Dec 15. 2 Replies

flying with the OmniPod

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by jbowler Dec 6. 7 Replies

OmniPod Accessories - Freed DM

Started by DextrosePLZ. Last reply by DextrosePLZ Nov 29. 14 Replies

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 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!

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.

 

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