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Omnipod removal

Started this discussion. Last reply by ATRannals Aug 13, 2012. 12 Replies

Hi AllFirstly apologies if this topic has been covered before.I've had type 1 since 1977 (diagnosed at the age of 6) and for the last 8 years have been on insulin pump therapy. I'm currently using a…Continue

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Sticks replied to oliviat's discussion 'Insurance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yeah I'm the same, £6.99 a month"
Jan 4, 2014
Sticks commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
"I started on the old omnipod in Sept 2012 and moved onto the new, smaller pods in December 2012. I had no issues with the old pods, and no issues for quite a while on the new pods. But in the last 4 months I've had lots of failures, the worst…"
Jan 3, 2014
Sticks commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
"Thanks for that. So since keeping the PDM and the pod close when a basal is being delivered, does that appear to have stopped the failures? I get no feedback from my supplier whenever I report a fault - they just ask for the batch numbers etc and…"
Jan 3, 2014
Sticks commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
"Another pod failure just now, whilst a bolus is being delivered. I am getting really fed up of this. I'm not confident going out any more without loads of supplies (spare pods, insulin etc) which to me defeats the object of the pod - if…"
Jan 3, 2014
Sticks joined Anthony DiPalma's group

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Oct 21, 2013
Sticks replied to Agswin04's discussion 'PDM Batteries' in the group OmniPod Users
"Your comments are interesting as I've found the complete opposite. For me the batteries are lasting a lot longer! The current batteries have been in for about 3 months and they have only just dropped one bar below full!"
Jul 2, 2013
Sticks replied to Mom 2 Kyle's discussion 'WHEN is basal insulin delivered?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi the basal rate is delivered slow release so over the hour rather than a one-off delivery. Don't panic about when you have to change a pod, it should only take a few minutes so you won't miss much insulin at all. One thing you will have…"
Mar 29, 2013
Sticks replied to Colbaugh's discussion 'Soon to be new user.' in the group OmniPod Users
"Good luck with going on the pod. It might take you a little while to get used to all the different settings etc but stick with it and you'll soon start to see the benefits. I've been on the pod for nearly 6 months now and it really is…"
Feb 27, 2013
Sticks replied to Tracy's discussion 'Are there any T1 happy with Omnipod?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I think the pod is great. I've been T1 for over 35 years and on a pump since 2003. I went onto the pod nearly 6 months ago and haven't looked back since. I'm surprised you haven't seen many positive comments about it although…"
Feb 26, 2013
Sticks liked Tracy's discussion Are there any T1 happy with Omnipod?
Feb 26, 2013
Sticks replied to shaunmcevoy's discussion 'when are the new omni pods and PDM coming out for the UK,london ?' in the group OmniPod Users
"And I've still got my old PDM and a box of the old pods as a backup"
Feb 26, 2013
Sticks replied to shaunmcevoy's discussion 'when are the new omni pods and PDM coming out for the UK,london ?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi Shaun. I started on the Omnipod in Sept last year, and Ypsomed automatically upgraded me to the smaller pods and new PDM just before Christmas. Might be worth checking with them why they didn't just send it out to you?"
Feb 26, 2013
Sticks replied to rubidoux's discussion 'how do you feel about wearing your pod where it can be seen?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm 41 and have been on the pod since September last year. Although the weather in the UK isn't quite as good (!!) I do like wearing polo shirts etc and whilst I did feel very self concious to start with, now I don't give it a second…"
Jan 21, 2013
Sticks joined Caoilte Pickle's group

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Jan 3, 2013
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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 Omnipod
Date diagnosed
November 1, 1977
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?

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At 1:13am on July 26, 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 6:15pm on July 25, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Sticks....
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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 12:08pm on July 25, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Sticks- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 10:18am on July 25, 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 9:25am on July 25, 2012, Marie B said…

hello sticks, welcome to the community! youi might want to join this Group

also there are some videos (click on "Media"on the top banner)on pod changes. be sure you're practising good rotation of sites to avoid scar tissue and absorption problems. let me know if you have any questions, I'd be glad to help.

At 9:21am on July 25, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.
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