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 Sarah on January 24, 2014 at 8:51am

i don't use a lot of insulin either but was told to at least fill the PODS to 100 units. yes, you'll waste insulin but you want the POD to work as best as possible.

Comment by TJB on January 24, 2014 at 6:32am

Thanks Melanie E. I'm new to all this so what you wrote more sense. Thank you.

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.


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