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Started this discussion. Last reply by peruvianpasohi Sep 21, 2010. 1 Reply

I am still fairly new to the OmniPod system but so far I love it. I've had it for about 3 months now. For those of you who use the Unisolve Adhesive Remover, where do you get it? I had 2 samples to…Continue

 

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Budababe replied to Pete's discussion 'Air Bubbles While Loading Pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"The minimum fill level is 85 units, I use that level as I use Humulin R-500 and it is 5x normal insulin. I've never filled it less than that and always 'waste' at least 15-23 units. Has anyone ever filled it less than the 85? I know…"
Sep 27, 2013
Pammie replied to Pete's discussion 'Air Bubbles While Loading Pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks again Dave! I don't actually need the pod full of insulin, so only ever fill with 159 units - presumably this is okay."
Sep 27, 2013
Dave replied to Pete's discussion 'Air Bubbles While Loading Pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Posted this://www.tudiabetes.org/xn/detail/583967:Comment:3172394 in another discussion a few weeks ago. It might help..."
Sep 26, 2013
Pammie replied to Pete's discussion 'Air Bubbles While Loading Pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks for that - do you have a magical way of removing the tiny air bubbles?"
Sep 25, 2013
NicIan replied to Pete's discussion 'Air Bubbles While Loading Pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I was told to avoid air bubbles at all costs. I do and I have not had any issues."
Sep 25, 2013
Pammie replied to Pete's discussion 'Air Bubbles While Loading Pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
Sep 25, 2013
HPNpilot replied to Pete's discussion 'Air Bubbles While Loading Pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have the same problem. The needle is much smaller and sometimes not centered at the top of the syringe....which makes it hard to get all the bubbles out."
Sep 24, 2013
HPNpilot replied to Pete's discussion 'Air Bubbles While Loading Pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have the same problem. The needle is much smaller and sometimes not centered at the top of the syringe....which makes it hard to get all the bubbles out."
Sep 24, 2013
Jim replied to Pete's discussion 'Air Bubbles While Loading Pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I haven't noticed any difference."
Sep 24, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to Pete's discussion 'Air Bubbles While Loading Pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I do similar, but have found that even pushing the plunger down 100% doesn't seem to push any air into the pod. I don't push hard at the end, but just until I feel the plunger want to stop."
Sep 24, 2013
NicIan replied to Pete's discussion 'Air Bubbles While Loading Pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I was having the same issue, but learned a great trick on this message board. I fill the syringe with more insulin than I need. Then I remove it from the vial and tap the air bubbles to the top/plunger side. I am then able to fill the pod and stop…"
Sep 24, 2013
Pete added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users
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Air Bubbles While Loading Pods?

Has anyone had a hard time removing the air from the syringe while loading the new pods. With the old system I simply tapped a few times and inject back into the vial (just like with daily shots). With the new needles I cannot get the air out. I have tried everything and am now to the point where I simply fill the pods even with the air in. I have talked to Insulet as well as my trainer and they have not heard of any issues. I'm on my third box of the new pods and have had 5 failures so I dont…See More
Sep 24, 2013
Pete replied to Graeme Swift's discussion 'OmniPod Customer Care Line Issues' in the group OmniPod Users
"Unfortunately what I used to think was great service has completely disappeared. Ever since I have tried ordering my new PDM I can no longer speak to anybody. I have also tried to let them know about a pod error and after numerous calls and 2…"
Aug 19, 2013
Pete liked Graeme Swift's discussion OmniPod Customer Care Line Issues
Aug 19, 2013
Pete replied to Lindsay's discussion 'Just Curious, Is there anyone who is generally happy with the Omnipod?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have no other pump experience other than the pod, but I am very happy with it. Once I learned of a tube free pump my decision was easy. It will be 2 years in July. As you said, every pump has issues. My endo has said even the traditional pumps can…"
Mar 16, 2012
Pete replied to Putertech's discussion 'What's your favorite spot....' in the group OmniPod Users
"I like the back of my arms and abdomen both for comfort and results. I used to wear on my thighs but had absorption issues there. I may try again though. I currently use my butt also, but am starting to notice absorption issues. It was interesting…"
Mar 16, 2012

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
To gain user tips on the insuling pump (OmniPod) and hopefully provides assistance to others.
Date diagnosed
September 9, 1975
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.4
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
OmniPod

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At 4:16pm on February 7, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Pete...
Best Wishes NOW...and for the rest of the year!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 5:34am on February 7, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Pete. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:29am on February 7, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Pete!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 10:46am on February 7, 2011, Doris D said…
Happy Birthday my friend! Make the most out of your special day!!!!!!!!
At 12:50pm on August 31, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Pete!
At 8:21pm on August 24, 2010, Linda G said…

Welcome home Pete!
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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here are a few useful links to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/minimedparadigmusers
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/New_Member_Guide
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and I also wanted to invite you to enter your A1c through the TuAnalyze application:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/profile/apps
so we can light up the TuAnalyze map:
http://www.tuanalyze.org
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If you click on "About Us" on the top banner, you will find the explanation of the founding of TuDiabetes and the name
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/index/show?noteKey=What_is_TuDiabetes%3F
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Take care....and keep in touch!
At 10:15am on August 24, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here'a a link for our new ppl here to learn more "About Us":http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
Also please put up a pic so we can distungish you from other's on our Forum.
At 8:20pm on August 23, 2010, Robyn said…
Hello Pete and Welcome!
 
 
 

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