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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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Infusion Question

Started by Ali. Last reply by jbowler Jan 18. 11 Replies

Could it be this box of pods?

Started by Ms Ashua. Last reply by Ms Ashua Jan 15. 7 Replies

break time?

Started by ANTONIA RETMAN. Last reply by jbowler Jan 13. 6 Replies

Omnipod and United Health

Started by Paul. Last reply by Paul Jan 10. 4 Replies

Battery removal from the PDM

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by MarlboroNick Jan 7. 5 Replies

Having issues with the automatic insert

Started by Rachael_elizabeth. Last reply by SherryAnn Jan 6. 6 Replies

On hold with Insulet

Started by Paul. Last reply by SherryAnn Jan 6. 5 Replies

Holidays and Diabetes

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by elaine peterson Dec 26, 2014. 7 Replies

Humana for Omnipod?

Started by dalajosa. Last reply by Gary Dec 15, 2014. 2 Replies

What insurance is most OmniPod friendly?

Started by JessK. Last reply by rgcainmd Dec 10, 2014. 22 Replies

flying with the OmniPod

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by jbowler Dec 6, 2014. 7 Replies

OmniPod Accessories - Freed DM

Started by DextrosePLZ. Last reply by DextrosePLZ Nov 29, 2014. 14 Replies

Omnipod & porcine insulin

Started by KCCO. Last reply by Dave Nov 26, 2014. 6 Replies

Manual pod reset of alarm

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by Dave Nov 26, 2014. 13 Replies

Where are you getting Freestyle test strips?

Started by MissyMoo. Last reply by jbowler Nov 24, 2014. 10 Replies

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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!

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.

 

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