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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Sticking Needle

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by Mark yesterday. 11 Replies

New syringe design

Started by Kate. Last reply by SueSue yesterday. 4 Replies

Clock on PDM

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by ANTONIA RETMAN on Friday. 10 Replies

OmniPod and Apidra

Started by rgcainmd. Last reply by garidan Oct 15. 9 Replies

Asking for advise before starting omnipod!

Started by Bondedbyblood. Last reply by Bondedbyblood Oct 11. 15 Replies

United HealthCare and Omnipod

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by Biedronk Oct 8. 21 Replies

Omnipod Tips for a Newbie. :)

Started by tiffernee. Last reply by Stress Oct 8. 43 Replies

Major reliability improvement?

Started by Dave. Last reply by SherryAnn Oct 2. 10 Replies

Rash from Pod Adhesive

Started by Marlon. Last reply by JeffJinSD Sep 29. 9 Replies

Well that's a first time...

Started by Dave. Last reply by SherryAnn Sep 27. 10 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

Doctor still in the dark ages

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

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Comment by Sticks on January 3, 2014 at 2:07am
I started on the old omnipod in Sept 2012 and moved onto the new, smaller pods in December 2012. I had no issues with the old pods, and no issues for quite a while on the new pods. But in the last 4 months I've had lots of failures, the worst being 6 failures in 5 days. Seems to me that the new pods are far MORE sensitive than the old ones and that there's a lot more faulty batches!!!
Comment by Herman on January 3, 2014 at 2:03am

The occlusion error has nothing to do with the PDM. The error is due to a pod which is to sensitive. New series are less sensitive adjusted to avoid these problems. I am on the new pod since November 2012 and had 7 occlusions. The last one 2 days ago. Never many out of one batch. If you have a wrong batch you will have many occlusions. just bad luck. Replace it and claim a new one from Omnipod.

Comment by Sticks on January 3, 2014 at 1:28am
Thanks for that. So since keeping the PDM and the pod close when a basal is being delivered, does that appear to have stopped the failures?

I get no feedback from my supplier whenever I report a fault - they just ask for the batch numbers etc and then send out replacement pods! Think I need to be a bit more pushy!
Comment by JL_ Mom on January 3, 2014 at 12:51am
I written before that I believe this failure during a Bolus is a defect issue of some sort with the pods. My daughter is new to wearing the pod (since the end of October) and her failures have been mostly where it leaves .05 units off delivering the full Bolus and deactivates itself. The second time I reported the issue and said I was calling to report a pod failure, the customer service rep said was it during a Bolus? I find it strange that she prompted me with a question of did it fail during the Bolus, unless it was a problem being reported fairly frequently at omnipod. In any event some people here thought the failure has something to do with the pdm and her pod loosing communication during the Bolus. Now I keep the two devices on top of each other during the Bolus just to be on the safe side.
Comment by Sticks on January 3, 2014 at 12:33am
Another pod failure just now, whilst a bolus is being delivered. I am getting really fed up of this. I'm not confident going out any more without loads of supplies (spare pods, insulin etc) which to me defeats the object of the pod - if you're going out and not going to have any carbs etc you shouldn't need to even take the PDM. After 15 months on the pod, I'm seriously starting to think about going back to a tubed pump; I never had anywhere near this number of issues.

I'm in the UK and this will be the 4th time in the last 3 months that I've had to call the supplier to report a run of failures and get replacements pods.

Just not good enough in my opinion.
Comment by Christine on January 2, 2014 at 8:30am
Static can fry a pod...have had it happen last winter.
Comment by Clare on January 2, 2014 at 7:33am

I have never tried my calf either after reading these posts I might just give it a try. Had a couple of pod failures on 12/31. I think it has to do with static ? I have not used the system in the winter before and I don't know if it's the static or fleece or just the damn cold messing up the pods. Annoying though.

Comment by Steve D on January 2, 2014 at 7:02am

Thanks, Danyelle. Well put. Try it out...Christine!

Comment by Danyelle on January 1, 2014 at 1:47pm

Christine, you don't need 'fat' to insert into an area. Pinch you skin away from the area and hold away from the muscle until the insertion is complete. Let us know how this works for you.

Comment by Danyelle on January 1, 2014 at 1:40pm


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