"I have used both for the past several years. I check the Dexcom several times a day, both to calibrate and just see the current level. I find it especially useful when I am about to go out on a walk or some other activity where I might need to take…"
"Sometimes the Dex is off, but about 90% of the time it's right on target. I think I just have to calibrate more often. I rely on it enough that I often plug the results into my omnipod for a correction bolus or to determine if I have to seek…"
"My new replacements are filtering in, two at a time, maybe once a week. They still owe me about 14. My first order of 3 boxes was dismal, failures mostly at the end of a bolus with .05 remaining. Now I am on a more recent order of pods and no…"
"Ha, good luck. They told me they were sending my 16 replacements overnight, I got 2 pods a week later and no return envelope for the failed pods. Many of mine, including the last one failed at the end of a bolus, same as you, with .05 remaining. Lot…"
"Yes, they will replace. All of mine failed a day or two into wearing them, usually when I am just in basal mode. One failed within 2 hrs of it expiring. This is not user's fault as some have alleged. I have had no priming errors. I have 16…"
"Still awaiting 14 pods that I've called in, nothing yet. It will be 16 after I call in two more, all new, smaller pods. They told me there was a hold up in their shipping dept. Also suggested I call my supplier. The supplier laughed and said…"
"I am currently awaiting 14 replacement pods due to failures, not occlusions. I have been waiting more than 2 weeks. I am now on my last box of the new pods, first shipment. So 14 out of 20 have failed. Insulet told me their shipping dept. is behind.…"
"I don't really pay attention either. But every once in awhile, it really bleeds, and I don't even know until I soaks my shirt or I happen to notice it start bleeding. Maybe it's the baby aspirin I take every morning which thins my…"
"I had the battery problem with the old pod, not once, but twice and in each case, Insulet immediately sent a new pdm and I sent the old one back. Finally got a working one and all was well. I also notice less of a high at change time with the new…"
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