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Steve replied to Chas's discussion 'Pod failures - newbee' in the group OmniPod Users
"Everytime you have a pod failure call OmniPod. Reason one, they will replace the pod. Secondly, they need the data. Thirdly, let them have your failure history on record in their computer. Finally, keep a record of your pod failures. I doa and I…"
Apr 12
Mom2E replied to Chas's discussion 'Pod failures - newbee' in the group OmniPod Users
"I just put my 4th pod in within 2 days. I need to call Omnipod and let them know. I had a similar thing happen in February and they replaced 5. It is frustrating though as they don't replace the insulin lost (nor the sense of security in…"
Apr 12
dishers replied to Chas's discussion 'Omni Pod with iMAC and VMWare' in the group OmniPod Users
"have you tried with the software diasend? that might work for you."
Apr 8
Chas replied to LukesMom's discussion 'Download G4 data on Mac using VMware' in the group Dexcom Users
"As already stated, I gave up and moved to a PC laptop."
Apr 8
Chas replied to Chas's discussion 'Omni Pod with iMAC and VMWare' in the group OmniPod Users
"In the UK Dexcom will not help - they just point us to the UK distributor who is of no help at all. Gave up now and using a laptop PC for them all."
Apr 8
barbraann replied to Chas's discussion 'Omni Pod with iMAC and VMWare' in the group OmniPod Users
"I can get both working through parallels. Try contacting their customer support. They may know exactly the fix."
Apr 6
Chas replied to LukesMom's discussion 'Download G4 data on Mac using VMware' in the group Dexcom Users
"I've given up now - removed all from my Mac and using a laptop with win 7."
Apr 4
nevada replied to Chas's discussion 'Pod failures - newbee' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had 1 pod - in many years - that did not deploy. It just needs a couple of taps or finger flicks and it should pop. SherryAnn had great points - warm insulin (I just warm up the syringe full of insulin) slow fill. Screamers happen, but they are…"
Apr 4
Steve replied to Chas's discussion 'Pod failures - newbee' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had great success with the old pods. However, since December 15, 2013, I've been using the smaller, new (improved?) pods I have had 26 pod failures and have returned over 50 pods. I have advised the customer representatives that I feel that…"
Apr 4
meh_mtl replied to Chas's discussion 'Pod failures - newbee' in the group OmniPod Users
"This is not the first I hear of the cannula not deploying on the new pods. You really have to call these pods in."
Apr 1
SherryAnn replied to Chas's discussion 'Pod failures - newbee' in the group OmniPod Users
"I agree with others that you have to be careful and get a good technique down when you replace a Pod; eventually, doing so will be easy and natural. Things to consider: be sure that the insulin is at room temperature, keep the PDM right next to the…"
Mar 29
dishers replied to Chas's discussion 'Pod failures - newbee' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have been on the pods since Aug I have had 3 failures, two with the old pods one with the new, I would never go to a tube pump, well maybe if I had to and it was a choice of that or needles again. LOL. I love being a podder. Sometimes ppl seem to…"
Mar 28
Scott Wilkins replied to Chas's discussion 'Pod failures - newbee' in the group OmniPod Users
"Nope, not normal. But there is usually a learning curve too, so give it time."
Mar 28
MD Mom replied to Chas's discussion 'Pod failures - newbee' in the group OmniPod Users
"My son is also a newbie and has been on pod now for 4 weeks. We have not had any pod failures at all...he is loving it. I am sure we will get a failure eventually but not had any are on our 2nd box of pods. Did you maybe get a bad box?"
Mar 28
HPNpilot replied to Chas's discussion 'Pod failures - newbee' in the group OmniPod Users
"No. It is not normal. In 3 years on the pod, I have never had the cannula not deploy. I usually have 5-6 pod failures per year. (i.e about a 5% failure rate) and they are all replaced by Insulet. Make *sure* you do not fill past 200 U on the new…"
Mar 28
Chas added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users
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Pod failures - newbee

So am trial with the Pod and have made three changes so far. However on two of these three I've had pod failures.One after sticking it on it would not fire up the cannula so replaced it.One after loading insulin and priming it let out loud beep and told me it was no good and needed replacing.So I have four pods for recycling and one in use - two of the four pods are fails. Is this normal to have so many failures (not impressed).See More
Mar 28

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
help with dexcom g4
Date diagnosed
December 15, 1970
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Accu Check Combo

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At 11:53pm on May 17, 2013, Chas said…

Thanks all - great card too !!. Last night went out for a birthday curry and managed to have a Kingfisher "Indian Beer" and curry plus starters and stayed under 8 mmol/l all night and woke up at 6.5, this has to be the first time I've ever managed that. Pump and Dexcom G4 are amazing.

At 4:48pm on May 17, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES CHAS!!
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
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At 4:37am on May 17, 2013, rick phillips said…

Chas, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 11:49am on December 28, 2012, NatalieHodge said…
Hi Chaz! We are almost the same age, I don't have diabetes, but my 12 year old kennedy is a pod/dex user, we hope to learn about the g4 with you!
At 8:20am on November 15, 2012, Doris D said…

Welcome to our family my friend!!!!! look at the groups and join any u want to. I'm hoping u enjoy it here with us come join uson our live chat at the bottom of our homepage anytime u want to

At 2:33am on November 13, 2012, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 10:50pm on November 12, 2012, stevie said…

hi

At 4:21pm on November 12, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 4:07pm on November 12, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Barton Blue.....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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DO THE BIG BLUE TEST (BBT)....For more info, see the upper left hand corner of home page. There's a video there too about the BBT!!!!
C'MON...YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
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Take care....and keep in touch!
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