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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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Asking for advise before starting omnipod!

Started by Bondedbyblood. Last reply by Bondedbyblood 6 hours ago. 9 Replies

Major reliability improvement?

Started by Dave. Last reply by Eric Rizzo 7 hours ago. 8 Replies

Rash from Pod Adhesive

Started by Marlon. Last reply by JeffJinSD yesterday. 9 Replies

Omnipod Tips for a Newbie. :)

Started by tiffernee. Last reply by Francine on Sunday. 41 Replies

Well that's a first time...

Started by Dave. Last reply by SherryAnn on Saturday. 10 Replies

United HealthCare and Omnipod

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by Bonnie on Friday. 19 Replies

OmniPod and Apidra

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by rgcainmd Sep 21. 7 Replies

Pod restart?

Started by John11. Last reply by jbowler Sep 10. 10 Replies

OmniPod Newbie Guidance

Started by Steve. Last reply by Janet Ballone Sep 9. 23 Replies

Insulet a non-preferred provider

Started by Linny. Last reply by Janet Ballone Aug 30. 18 Replies

Clock on PDM

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by Rich890m Aug 30. 8 Replies

Doctor still in the dark ages

Started by dishers. Last reply by dishers Aug 27. 9 Replies

Pod Problems

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by duckatect Aug 25. 21 Replies

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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.

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.

 

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