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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Comment by Mark on January 1, 2014 at 9:29am

yes I also have highs on change days. That is 1/3 of all days so it is not trivial. What I try to do is change it at night and give myself a couple of extra units to smooth out the change. If I need to change at the time of a meal I usually inject to units for that meal so that I don't get stuck with a very high reading while the pump is in the initial phase where it is not working. Also the failure rate with the new pumps is much higher.

Comment by Steve D on January 1, 2014 at 8:52am

I do let it run for as long as I am experiencing unexplained highs, ususally one full day. I did have to leave it in place tor two whold days once, but only happened once and I think that was because I moved it to my calf for the first time. Other than that, it just stays in place with basil #2 for one whole day.

Comment by JL_ Mom on January 1, 2014 at 7:20am
Steve D - how long do you have that basal program run for? All day? Thanks to all for the feedback on this. I hate seeing my daughter spike for something that should be helping her.
Comment by Steve D on January 1, 2014 at 6:49am

I keep a basil program in my PDM specifically for change days... it is Double my usual basil. I have not had a problem with it (No hypoglycemic reactions, etc.)

Comment by Dee on January 1, 2014 at 5:46am
PS...Insulet wants the failed pods..
They send another pod and request you send the pod back with the return packaging.
I have also had 2 PDM failures! The keep that info as well.
Comment by Dee on January 1, 2014 at 5:41am
My first box of the new pods went very well! BUT, after that, I've had more pod failures in one month than I ever had in 4 1/2 years with the old pods! I still love the pods, but my confidence level has gone down some!
Comment by Joseph on January 1, 2014 at 5:21am

it happens frequently. too frequently. & it
has nothing to do with being a kid.

Comment by Joseph on January 1, 2014 at 5:20am

Comment by JL_ Mom on December 31, 2013 at 5:57pm
Does anyone here have issues with bg's spiking after pod changes? My daughter, who is four, used to spike greatly after pod changes but I was told by her educator to run temp basal at 20% after pod changes for two hours to stop the spike. The educator told me it was because her insulin needs are so small in comparison to an adults that it takes longer for the new site to absorb the insulin properly. On another FB site I belong to, I have read some adults posting about spiking after pod changes, so now I am wondering if this small amount of insulin because she is a kid and needing to run a temp basal increase is just a load of BS and everyone somewhat spikes after pod changes.
Comment by HPNpilot on December 31, 2013 at 5:16pm

It is very difficult to get all the bubbles out with the new syringes. THe old design was better in this regard.

The main issue I have seen with failures and filling is filling over 200 units. When I stopped filling the syringe to the limit, the failures on priming went away.


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