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 Problems

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Rash from Pod Adhesive

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Insulet a non-preferred provider

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are pods able to go through an MRI????

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Clock on PDM

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Battery change

Started by BennyL. Last reply by Vince Aug 8. 15 Replies

OmniPod Failure Help!

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Omnipod and u500 insulin

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by Bonnie Aug 6. 4 Replies

Omnipod and insurance!

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What Compression Sleeve Should I Get?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by Anna-Kate Jul 19. 10 Replies

Ever see LOW on your PDM?

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going to a amusement park

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the Omnipod PDM

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omnipod falling off

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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.

Comment by cellista8 on January 15, 2014 at 8:56am

Re: pod vs ? for infant. I agree from the point of view of the convenience of a pod for a young child/infant. But given the problems with the product, I think your approach is very idealized. You must pinch up skin to insert the catheter effectively; the pod may or may not work, and it takes time to figure that out; it will be bigger on a tiny child (I have a grand=daughter this age). No matter what product or system of injections used, treating an infant diabetic is very complex. But as I read the number and type of complaints by adults using the pod, including my own, I would certainly consult an objective Endocrinologist about whether the glitches in the new pods have been corrected well enough to rely on them for infant care. I would be glad to be proven wrong with these doubts...

Comment by Dee on January 15, 2014 at 8:44am
I agree Belinda!
Comment by Belinda on January 15, 2014 at 8:40am
I'd talk to your Endo, and remember that a child so young is a long way from understanding that they have diabetes. A tubed pump may get pulled out. The catheter insertion with tubed pumps is more of a predictable discomfort, which may make them more stressful for your daughter. With an OmniPod, you put the pod on (like a bulky sticker), sing a song / play a game & when she's distracted, you press the button & insert the catheter.

Good luck!
Comment by cellista8 on January 15, 2014 at 8:01am

To Avie e: I did not begin using the Omni pod until I was 60...but given the issues about pod failures for adults, I would advise a different system for an infant. The other pump systems make it much easier to change out /save insulin if there is a problem . The problem with errors with the pod is that not all problems are indicated by an alarm...sometimes , when insulin delivery is not adequate, the pod is left on while the user tries more and different amounts of insulin to treat a high. If you have to change the pod early , you can use large amounts of insulin. I would go with another system so that , as a parent, I could treat problems more quickly. Of course consulting your child's endocrinologist is the best bet... as long as he/she is not too strongly influenced by device salespeople .

Comment by dishers on January 15, 2014 at 7:52am

Avi The Omnipod does not have CGM in it.

Comment by Avi e on January 14, 2014 at 9:05pm

my little girl (1.9 years old ) is going to get an insulin pump.

is omnipod recommended for little ones ?

does anyone has experience with it with infants ?

Thanks In Advance,

Comment by Avi e on January 14, 2014 at 11:39am

Hi All ,

I'm new to omnipod & wanted to ask does omnipod has CGM in it? or do I need additional CGM ( I have the navigator CGM).

And if it needs additional CGM which one is mostly recomended ? Is tha Navigator II recomended for this integration ?


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