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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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Pod adhesive allergic reactions

Started by Patti Veal. Last reply by Drilldoctor38 5 hours ago. 7 Replies

Continuous Problems with Omnipod

Started by _niksmith. Last reply by mikep 9 hours ago. 12 Replies

Omnipod in Calf--OUCH!

Started by David Eddy. Last reply by mikep 10 hours ago. 5 Replies

Uploading for doctors (mac users)

Started by nlabarbs. Last reply by dishers on Saturday. 11 Replies

loss of insurance

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by SherryAnn on Saturday. 11 Replies

Omnipod batteries

Started by Linny. Last reply by Jimbo on Thursday. 19 Replies

Florida Medicare Insurance?

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by jbowler Mar 20. 12 Replies

I'm pumping!

Started by Linny. Last reply by rgcainmd Mar 7. 6 Replies

Omnipod training...

Started by Linny. Last reply by Drilldoctor38 Mar 5. 10 Replies

Omnipod Starter Kit...

Started by Linny. Last reply by Linny Mar 2. 3 Replies

personal questionnaire about omnipod

Started by sweetmom. Last reply by rgcainmd Mar 2. 7 Replies

Infusion Question

Started by Ali. Last reply by Ali Feb 21. 13 Replies

Omnipod and Dexcom

Started by Linny. Last reply by Linny Feb 20. 11 Replies

break time?

Started by ANTONIA RETMAN. Last reply by savage810 Feb 17. 8 Replies

Battery removal from the PDM

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by Michael Feb 9. 7 Replies

Sugar Alcohols and High Blood Sugar

Started by aimeeh2oski. Last reply by jbowler Feb 8. 9 Replies

Could it be this box of pods?

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