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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

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OmniPod Failure Help!

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Omnipod and u500 insulin

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Omnipod and insurance!

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What Compression Sleeve Should I Get?

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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 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

Comment by Christine on January 1, 2014 at 12:14pm
I'm curious about putting it on your calf...I am a runner and was told I didn't even have enough fat on my stomach to put one there. Doesn't the insulin need fat to be absorbed well? Where on your hip? My arms are my only main resource for placement.
Comment by Steve D on January 1, 2014 at 11:31am

Yes, Joseph. On the calf is a good place (esoecually for runners...the insulin picks up quicker) other than the calf, I use my arms, my hips and my butt.

Comment by Joseph on January 1, 2014 at 11:19am

steve - you put the pod in your calf?!? where else???

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.

 

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