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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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Manual pod reset of alarm

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by jla 16 hours ago. 12 Replies

Omnipod & porcine insulin

Started by KCCO. Last reply by Biedronk 17 hours ago. 5 Replies

New syringe design

Started by Kate. Last reply by Michael on Saturday. 9 Replies

Problems with Lancets?

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by SherryAnn on Thursday. 8 Replies

Asking for advise before starting omnipod!

Started by Bondedbyblood. Last reply by Mike Adelman on Thursday. 16 Replies

OmniPod and Apidra

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by Mike Adelman on Thursday. 10 Replies

Do you plan to change a pod at work?

Started by Dave. Last reply by Mike Adelman on Thursday. 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?

Started by daydreamer630. Last reply by Ms Ashua Nov 12. 67 Replies

Looking for site suggestions!

Started by jen627. Last reply by MD Mom Nov 12. 25 Replies

Clock on PDM

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by Dave Nov 11. 12 Replies

pods and medicare.

Started by joey. Last reply by Andy Nov 10. 1 Reply

Sticking Needle

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by SherryAnn Nov 6. 13 Replies

My first month with the Omnipod

Started by Colwood. Last reply by Michael Oct 31. 6 Replies

Do you bleed upon OmniPod pod removal?

Started by MarlboroNick. Last reply by Stress Oct 31. 13 Replies

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Comment by Melanie E. on January 24, 2014 at 6:26am

TJB, your vial has 1000 units in it. It's 100 units per mL, not per bottle. So, nope, you won't need 3 1/2 vials a month. There will be wasted insulin since you have to fill the pods with a minimum of 85 units, unfortunately. But it sounds like you'll still just need one vial a month (or 28 days) since it expires anyway.

Comment by TJB on January 24, 2014 at 6:08am

Hi, This may seem like a simple question but I was wondering about insulin usage, specifically Novolog,that my son may use on the Omnipod. He is 3 and will be starting on the pod in about a month. We currently order Novolog vials that have 100 units in them (10 ml). Since right now he is using Lantus for basal (5 units) and Novolog for Bolos (give or take 3 + units per day), that is about 8 units per day. Over three days, about 24 units per pod or 240 units per month (10 Pods). Will he really go through 3 1/2 vials of Novolog in a month? Math is not my strong suite so am i close to correct?

Comment by daneenm on January 15, 2014 at 9:50am

As folks have said, every device has its own issues. My son has been on OmniPod for 5 years not (since the was 7) and while we do have an occasional failure too early, in all it has been a great choice for him. He was dx at 20 months, but we did not pump for the first 5 years. I have read on other forums that the pod works quite well even in conjunction with diapers (when the pod is on the upper cheek). I would think this was especially true with the newer smaller pods.

Comment by Jack's Mom on January 15, 2014 at 9:48am

I personally know a nine month old on the Omnipod, and several 12-18 month old babies too. The new pod is so much smaller and some of the new features are great for babies. While some things are unique, all pumps have their issues. The Omnipod has largely been a very positive experience, and we are very, very grateful to have it.

Comment by cellista8 on January 15, 2014 at 9:38am

I am glad to hear that the pod has worked well for infants! (Although I have ALWAYS been admonished by omni pod trainers and tech support to be SURE to pinch up the skin). Good news for the parents of infant type 1 ! Perhaps the discussion of problems on this site has alarmed me, along with problems that I still struggle with as a brittle type 1 adult.

Comment by bluebelle21 on January 15, 2014 at 9:34am

Every system has it's shortcomings and failures. Just look at our Glucose Meters, talk about shortcomings. It is always YDMV. We can only work with what we have available. OmniPod does have a 4 week return policy, so if you tried and hated it you could hopefully switch to something else. I would agree with Belinda about the cannula getting kinked or pulled out in a tube pump given the hectic nature of kids :)

Comment by Belinda on January 15, 2014 at 9:33am
I don't pinch up to insert. The Ypsomed trainer didn't tell me to. I've had a couple of dodgy batches of pods, but generally very few failures.
Comment by Jack's Mom on January 15, 2014 at 9:29am

I have used the pod on my infant, since he was 18 months and he is now 4 1/2, and it works fine. The new pods are awesome too, and glad we have those now.

Comment by Clare on January 15, 2014 at 9:28am

I can't speak for use on infants except that I am part of a group of 1200 Omnipod users on facebook which has a large parent community. From personal experience I like the pod, I have had very few problems or failures but I would imagine that one would have the same type of failures with a tubed pump.

Comment by HPNpilot on January 15, 2014 at 9:04am

I can't speak to the use on infants, but I can say that after a teething period on the new pod where I had lots of problems, the last couple of boxes have been flawless... no bad pods/failure. For the last couple of months it has been running as good as the old pods or better (which for me was 4-5 failures in 2 years). A key part of reducing failures for me was not filling to the max, only to 200u.

 

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