We have had two bad experiences with Omnipod. My dtr is 5, dx'd Sept 2010, pumping with Omnipod since Dec 2010. We had half of a box of pods fail on us earlier this year and I insisted they send a new box as a replacement vs using the rest of the box. Now we have had the same issue this month and have had 7 out of 10 fail either on priming, during wear, and one they want back because our dtr mysteriously went up to 500 in the middle of the night and we don't think the pod was working at all nor did it alarm. All from the same box, lot number (or course), and with in 10 of each other on the sequence number. Then we had an occlusion on the pod she was wearing last night sometime between 2-4am so that makes 8 total. I'm so frustrated because I know it is not user error. The ping would have been my second choice and we went with the pod d/t the tubeless aspect. I hate the thought of tubing and Sophia to have to carry around a pump on her waist band but at this point I don't feel I can trust the quality of the omnipod system and need to do what's best for her health.
Has anyone else switched, how did your child tolerate the change, and did your insurance allow it or are you just stuck paying out of pocket?