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Jaybear replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'OmniPod and Apidra' in the group OmniPod Users
"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…"
Oct 12, 2014
Jaybear replied to Dave's discussion 'Another annoyances, improvements for next generation thread' in the group OmniPod Users
"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)…"
Aug 19, 2014
Jaybear replied to Bonnie's discussion 'Pod Problems' in the group OmniPod Users
"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…"
Aug 19, 2014
Jaybear replied to Marlon's discussion 'Rash from Pod Adhesive' in the group OmniPod Users
"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…"
Aug 19, 2014
Jaybear replied to Dondi's discussion 'Omnipod (New Version) Failures' in the group OmniPod Users
"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…"
Dec 29, 2013
Jaybear replied to Dondi's discussion 'Omnipod (New Version) Failures' in the group OmniPod Users
"You have just been lucky. The rest of us are neither idiots nor imagining these issues. I hope your luck remains better than mine."
Nov 22, 2013
Jaybear replied to Dondi's discussion 'Omnipod (New Version) Failures' in the group OmniPod Users
"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…"
Nov 14, 2013
Jaybear replied to Dondi's discussion 'Omnipod (New Version) Failures' in the group OmniPod Users
"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…"
Nov 7, 2013
Jaybear replied to SherryAnn's discussion 'New Adhesive on Smaller Pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"At least I'm not the only one! I have also noticed an increase in skin irritation with the new pods!"
Oct 24, 2013
Jaybear replied to Dondi's discussion 'Omnipod (New Version) Failures' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks for posting this!"
Oct 15, 2013
Jaybear replied to Larry D's discussion 'New Pod Frustration' in the group OmniPod Users
"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. The…"
Sep 3, 2013
Jaybear replied to Delilah Brien's discussion 'Anyone figure out a way to OPT OUT of the endless "confirmation" steps on the new PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"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…"
Aug 31, 2013
Jaybear replied to Christine's discussion 'Luv new smaller pods' in the group OmniPod Users
"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. Thanks to…"
Aug 31, 2013
Jaybear replied to Larry D's discussion 'New Pod Frustration' in the group OmniPod Users
"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!"
Aug 29, 2013
Jaybear replied to Larry D's discussion 'New Pod Frustration' in the group OmniPod Users
"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. Annoyance: Going…"
Aug 29, 2013
Jaybear replied to Graeme Swift's discussion 'OmniPod Customer Care Line Issues' in the group OmniPod Users
"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."
Aug 23, 2013

Profile Information

Date diagnosed
November 1, 1990
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
OmniPod - best pump EVER (and I used Medtronic for 20 years!)

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At 4:44am on September 1, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jaybear.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 1:59am on September 1, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Jaybear!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 6:03am on September 1, 2010, Doris D said…
At 5:27pm on December 20, 2009, Patricia said…
Happy Holidays:) Good wishes from me to you.
At 10:18pm on September 24, 2009, Patricia said…
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.
At 1:02pm on July 26, 2009, Melissa Lee said…
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.
At 10:48pm on July 11, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Welcome to tudiabetes, Jaybear! Here you will find alot going on as I have for over a year now lots of friends and support.

Go to the ABOUT US and click on NEW MEMBER GUIDE. Read up on us and enjoy your journey with us.

We also have a group called 'DIABETES IN TEXAS' feel free to join. patti
At 11:31am on July 4, 2009, Stacey :0)~ said…
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)
At 3:49pm on July 3, 2009, Sweeter Cherise said…
Hey! I am a Podder! I love it!! Welcome to TuDiabetes! Glad you joined our community. You'll find plenty of support and information within the community. If you have any questions, let us know.

At 11:28am on July 3, 2009, Linda G said…

Welcome to the family Jason! See if you can upload a photo...and take a peek at some of the groups when you get a chance!



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