"The OmniPod is most definitely approved for use with Apidra.
From Insulet's own FAQs:
What type of insulin should I use with the Pod?
The Pod is designed to be used with U-100 rapid-acting insulin. The following U-100 rapid-acting insulin…"
"The identity confirmation EVERY SINGLE TIME I TURN THE PDM ON is beyond obnoxious. Why should all of us have to suffer this "safety" feature for the very rare two-or-more OmniPod family where someone might accidentally (and quite unlikely)…"
"I experienced some severe quality issues during the transition to the smaller pods about a year ago. Mercifully, the quality seems to have improved so much that I'm having no more than one pod failure every 2-3 months. During my 20 years on a…"
"Yep. When I called Insulet to ask, they assured me that the adhesive was the same as it's ever been. But something is definitely amiss. I used the old pods for four years with no problems, but something is different since I'm developing…"
"It is possible, particularly since Insulet seems to have worked through an engineering issue that plagued the first batches of new pods. I know that you have had a good experience with the newer pods (which is great!), but that doesn't mean…"
"I think you might be confused about the frustration that I and many others have expressed.
This isn't about the comparison of the OmniPod with MDI, or the comparison of the OmniPod System with tubed insulin pumps. This is about the comparison…"
"Had to perform a pod change before bed last night. I buried the PDM in a drawer sow I wouldn't hear the obnoxious 90-minute post pod change alert. Then, during a meeting at work this morning, the pod failed on me. I had two spare pods with me…"
"Well, after first reporting my three successive new pod failures to Insulet (via voicemail message after waiting 30+ minutes on the customer support line) almost two weeks ago, I finally heard back from Insulet customer support this morning.
"After three weeks with the new system, I feel pretty confident saying I despise the new PDM for three reasons: (1) mandatory identity confirmation for every interaction with the PDM,(2) too many pointless screens for every procedure, and (3) the…"
"I had three new pod failures on prime during a business trip, which left me with no pods and a quick trip to multiple injections. I also, like so many others, could not get through to Insulet's customer service to report the problem.
"Go for the half marathon! I just started running in December 2011 - dropped a ton of weight, knocked out six halfs and a full since then. If I can do it, you DEFINITELY can!
The OmniPod is nice for runners, for sure!"
"Just a positive note on the new pods... .
I replaced a pod last Saturday night and ran a half marathon on Sunday morning. The pod held on nicely, all the way to expiration on Tuesday night. The adhesive and small size worked well.
"Like you said, Insulet's customer service had been great! The significant problem of their current miserable customer service is exacerbated by their previous higher standard. It's not the same company."
HI:) I love reading your posts...and noticed you were a long time MM pump wearer and then switched to the POD, which you love. I am thinking of doing the same after years of frustration w/ tubing and Minimed. Given I should replace some of my equipment and my insurance will not cover much...I am thinking good time to take the leap! Plus...I like the DEX better for CGMS and it seems it will be integrated w/ the POD very soon. Can you share any insights...what makes the POD so much better? what were the things you found to be major improvements. Thanks for any details you can share:) Take care.
Wow. We were diagnosed within a few months of one another. And my cousin used to live in League City. That makes us...absolutely nothing. :) *laughs* But seriously, at least I've been to your town. I'm a new podder (May 09), but did many years with Minimed, too, and then Cozmo. I live about half an hour north of Dallas, near Plano. Enjoying your contributions to the many different threads in which we're both participating.
That's good to hear. :) I'm glad to hear the Omnipod is working out so great for you! I actually did the opposite as you did! I went from omnipod to minimed! Kinda funny, huh? I had a lot of issues with the Omnipod so decided to change to MM. I was SO excited to start the omnipod and really, really wanted it to work great for me too!! :( But it worked great for me in the beginning and just fizzled out on me I guess! I just wish it has lasted for me! How long have you been on it? I used it for a little less than a yr before changing to MM. Well have a good 4th of July!! :0)
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