"I work close to home, within 5 min. So with all the warnings of end of pod, I can time it so I either put on a new one before I go to work, change it while I am home for lunch or wait til end of day. At my previous job I had an extra pod and insulin…"
"Pods have to be removed based on personal experience less than a year ago. The technologist will surely let you know. They are super careful about those things. The Omnipod user guide also advises it not be exposed to strong magnetic fields"
"I too advise the CGM, if you can swing it. But in the meantime, I suppose if I had gotten the low reading, I would do another test and if it still read low, I would use a separate meter to check for accuracy. I have caught the Omni in an inaccurate…"
"2 failures in a day is not usual. When the smaller pods first came out, there were lots of problems that many of us experienced. I had a 70% failure rate in one box. But things have definitely improved. I've only had two fail in the last 6…"
"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…"
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