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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Newbie with questions

Started by Jamie. Last reply by Rebecca 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

HbA1c and mal functioning pods

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Omnipod and United Health

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Omnipod and United Health

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Differences between old and new Omnipod

Started by Kimberly. Last reply by Dave 19 hours ago. 15 Replies

Omnipod Tips for a Newbie. :)

Started by tiffernee. Last reply by Janette on Monday. 23 Replies

Diabetes and Bipolar Disorder

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Temp Basal issue

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Arms and Thighs

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BS high even tho no error on Pod

Started by Jean. Last reply by cellista8 Apr 17. 22 Replies

Adhesive on Dexcom G4

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OmniPod PDM - data download

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What happens when people notice your pod?

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Pod failures - newbee

Started by Chas. Last reply by Steve Apr 12. 10 Replies

Omni Pod with iMAC and VMWare

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High blood sugars - what is it?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by annecy Apr 7. 7 Replies

first job

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OmniPod Tips & Tricks

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Comment by Sarah on April 16, 2013 at 1:35pm

So, I just started my Omnipod this morning. Just bolused for lunch, had a low already but I was high when I started pump because no AM basal dose, so over corrected a bit. Any advice, i.e., where are best sites to ways to keep pods on. This Pod is great, so small, don't even feel it, it's on my arm. Hope this works. I realize it's all trial and error. THANKS!

Comment by TracySue123 on April 5, 2013 at 8:49am

butterflyheart , I am in NY and use for my durable medical supplies.

Comment by clubkobe on April 5, 2013 at 8:40am

You have to call omnipod and ask the for suppliers in your state. I went thru this in the state of WA, same deal about out of state would be considered out of network. Omnipod found me a couple of places and I received pods within a few days from the new place. I received no notices about this, I had to figure it out on my own. Don't call insurance, they have no clue, they will tell you about vendors in your area that will have no idea what an omnipod is. Made that mistake too. Very frustrating.

Comment by clubkobe on April 5, 2013 at 8:37am

Comment by butterflyheart on April 5, 2013 at 8:35am

Hey All,

Does anyone know what is going on withlue cross Blue Shield of Michigan now only allowing you to receive shipments of what they call durable medical supplies (Omnipod) from the state that you reside in otherwise it it considered out of network, and is anyone from New York who knows of a supplier in network? Please help this is driving my numbers up and I only have 4 pods left since you can only reorder every 85 days.

Comment by MelissaBL on March 26, 2013 at 9:38pm

My review of the new Omnipod system (started today):

Comment by barbraann on March 16, 2013 at 4:56pm

Anyone here with General Motors BCBS?
Just picked up my freestyle test strips from Crittenton and was told they would not be selling Freestyle any longer. Can't get any information until Monday but I remember it was initially quite a problem trying to find a supplier. Just a bit worried.

Comment by Jim on March 16, 2013 at 9:16am

Well, after nine months on the Pod I finally had a series of failures. In the past 48 hours I have had two fail. Same error code with the infamous high pitch tone. Totally inconvenient times for it to happen too!!

I will say, though, to Insulet's credit, that both times I called and they were so easy to deal with when explaining the issue. Once I went through a couple of basic questions, to include the error code, they were apologetic and promised me two replacement pods on my next order (no charge, of course).

I did question them about the new pod timeline. For those already on the old system, don't be surprised if it takes a while. The rep told me that they are still working on a deployment plan for existing customers and are only sending the new stuff to new customers. Makes sense, but I hate not having the newest toys!!

Comment by Jennifer on February 1, 2013 at 8:21pm

I know I am on here alot asking questions. I have red marks come up around my pods. It hurts alittle but I can get past that. I do use ReliaMed Protective Barrier Wipes. It is because my stomach skin is sensitive? Do I need to which to a different one if so any suggestions?

Comment by Erik on January 22, 2013 at 11:26am

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