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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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Doctor still in the dark ages

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Pod Problems

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Rash from Pod Adhesive

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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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Comment by Gil DePaula on May 10, 2013 at 9:32pm

All the pump brands have problems with occlusions, kinks, off failures, skin rashes (CGMS companies too) from the adhesive, etc, etc.

Comment by Gi on May 9, 2013 at 7:18pm

Good to know there are some good endos out ther barbraan. It's terrible to be searching through so much muck for a diamond! LOL

Comment by barbraann on May 9, 2013 at 7:15pm

Yes Gi, I went to several Endo's before finding my current Dr. He's wonderful and I'm very confident in him. He listens and we work together. Keep looking, I'm sure you'll find someone you can trust and who is knowledgeable about all the different types of pumps and treatments out there.

Comment by barbraann on May 9, 2013 at 6:43pm

It also comes with a solution of checking it's working correctly.

Comment by barbraann on May 9, 2013 at 6:41pm

They check it against a blood draw. Every time I go in.

Comment by John G. on May 9, 2013 at 5:42pm
Thanks everyone for all the excellent information I have collected in the last two days. I will be receiving my new OmniPod on June 2! This is the best group I have ever joined.
Comment by Sarah on May 9, 2013 at 5:24pm

You should have one reader that should be checked for accuracy often, mine is my pdm and my Doc checks it Checks it, the meter with what? How can a doctor check your meter/PDM accuracy, the only way one can really test accuracy with a meter is when taking a meter test against a blood drawn BG level? Or, possibily a CGM, but that too has a 15 - 20 response time?

Comment by Gi on May 9, 2013 at 5:15pm

Amen barbraann. my endo didnt do a darn thing. i am going to fire her and get another endo that at least knows omnipod. she wanted me to come in with the omni rep to download my pdm info...she wouldnt even accept me downloading it at home and emailing it to her..control freak...

Comment by barbraann on May 9, 2013 at 4:51pm

Wierd Gi. I never use my Dex to determine boluses, never. It can be off by quite a bit. I only use my pdm for my pod. You should have one reader that should be checked for accuracy often, mine is my pdm and my Doc checks it. It could be a separate meter but what's the point of having the pod/pdm if you have to carry another meter?!

Comment by barbraann on May 9, 2013 at 4:47pm

Everyone is different and every body is different. You're not a failure, this particular set up may not be the one for you. Even with medications, there are specific combinations for each individual that is right for them. For me the pod works great, no problems. Keep looking into the choices until you find what's right for you.

 

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