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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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Sticking Needle

Started by SherryAnn. Last reply by Mark on Tuesday. 11 Replies

New syringe design

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Clock on PDM

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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 aimeeh2oski on May 12, 2013 at 12:08pm

We use kinesiotape on my daughter - stretchy, breathable and waterproof for a while. Also CVS brand of 2 x 4 XL Heavy Duty Waterproof Bandages - they hold up the longest in the water. These will fit especially well with the new pods (if we ever get them!)

Comment by Bob on May 12, 2013 at 11:05am

my question is, I want to protect my Pods better especially on my Arm, Does anyone use tube ace type bandages or stretchy tape

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...

 

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