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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Temp Basal issue

Started by dishers. Last reply by dishers 3 hours ago. 9 Replies

Arms and Thighs

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BS high even tho no error on Pod

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HbA1c and mal functioning pods

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Adhesive on Dexcom G4

Started by Christie Jensen. Last reply by Belinda on Tuesday. 1 Reply

OmniPod PDM - data download

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What happens when people notice your pod?

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Diabetes and Bipolar Disorder

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Pod failures - newbee

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

Omni Pod with iMAC and VMWare

Started by Chas. Last reply by dishers Apr 8. 9 Replies

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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getting ready for summer

Started by joey. Last reply by indolent Apr 2. 6 Replies

What Will Closed Loop Be?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by elaine peterson Mar 30. 7 Replies

More Test Strip Frustration

Started by Larry D. Last reply by dishers Mar 28. 10 Replies

pod site pain

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Comment by Christine on February 21, 2014 at 4:50am
All of my strips are also fine even the ones I got yesterday but Abbott told me to stop using them as soon as new ones arrive.
Comment by Christine on February 21, 2014 at 4:49am
It is not all the strips. You still have a batch that is ok but that doesn't mean your next batch will be. No one knows yet we are on top of this because that is the kind of community we are but Drs and pharmacy don't even know yet...letters will come.
Comment by Dee on February 21, 2014 at 4:43am
Am I the only one NOT having a problem with my test strips and my PDM? I never got any letter from Abbott .
Comment by Jack's Mom on February 21, 2014 at 4:39am
Right! Why do they work on the Freedom but not the Flash? (note both of these use the regular strips not the lite strips)
Comment by Christine on February 21, 2014 at 4:26am
If the new strips they are sending us works with our PDM then shouldn't they also work with our " older" back up meters. Both Insulet and Abbott assured me it was a Test strip problem not a meter problem. Should I also ask for a new back up meter?
Comment by SueSue on February 20, 2014 at 9:04pm
I have not received a recall notice from Abbott or Insulet yet. Thank God for my friends here at tudiabetes!!

Funny thing is that the built in Freestyle meter was one of the several features that influenced my decision to go with Omnipod over other insulin pumps. ::sigh::
Comment by Jack's Mom on February 20, 2014 at 7:08pm
I am going to LMAO if they send out the same test strips just with a different code.
Comment by Clare on February 20, 2014 at 6:54pm
It is an Abbott issue not an Insulet issue. Abbott recalled 20 lots of these strips in the summer but apparently there are far more faulty strips than just the 20 lots they have already recalled and they have finally just sucked it up and recalled all the strips that are in use in the Omnipod PDM and in 2 styles of older meters the Freestyle Flash and the original Freestyle meter. Neither of which has been manufactured since 2010.
Comment by Natasha Bowlds on February 20, 2014 at 6:47pm

This is Abbott because it includes their own older meters as well. They didn't give me a backup meter though!! I told them I didn't have one and they told me to "take precautions."

Comment by Gary W on February 20, 2014 at 6:44pm
Is this an Omnipod issue or an Abbott issue? I just called Abbott and the are sending me a new Freestyle meter as a backup and 400 Strips in the next 3-5 days. This on top of the multiple pod failures is making me wonder if Insulet is a reliable company anymore. VERY frustrating!

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