Omnipod

dodo - 26123
By dodo - 26123 Latest Reply 2014-09-14 16:00:22 -0500
Started 2009-01-31 12:34:37 -0600

Hi guys! I guess this question only applies to people using the Omnipod:
I was wondering, is the pod lasting for 3 days most of the time? Because my brother doesn't have his levels very stable, so I'm not sure this would be usefull for him.
Any and every feedback would be helpfull! Thanks a lot!


5 replies

Husker #1
Husker #1 2014-09-14 16:00:22 -0500 Report

I have been using it for a month now. I work in a factory that is very hot and very physical. I have not had any problems with the pod getting torn off . It works much better than than poking myself several times a day. I was using the V-Go pods and would go low alot I had to snack all day just to keep up with that. This has been working really good for me. Before I woulg go from 300's to as low as the 20's. I have more control with this.

JenDF
JenDF 2011-11-18 19:32:13 -0600 Report

I just got approved for the OmniPod. I tried the "demo pod" and liked it very much - no problems with it falling off or anything. (granted, the pod was empty)
My first set of supplies is in the mail; as soon as I get set up with it I will be happy to check back in with an update.

rbergman
rbergman 2009-02-09 19:37:24 -0600 Report

I did check into the Omnipod, they even send you one in the mail so you can put it on and see how it feels and such, I like the idea of no tubing better than with tubes, and the sticky back is very sticky. If you'd like to request a sample of the Omnipod here is the website to go to:

http://www.myomnipod.com/

Then just click on Free Demo Kit and they will mail an actual pod to you (not the hand held device that controls it but at least you get an idea of what it all really looks like)
Hope this helps!

Robin

2009-02-09 14:21:14 -0600 Report

I have done some research on the Pod, I see both positive and negative feedback.

For some, the Pod gets heavy, and falls out. I've seen alot of users that have problems such as delivery issues.

I was going to go on it, but I considered the fact that the pod gets heavy when you put insulin in it, and therefore it would make sense to me, if the sticky back part isn't that sticky, it's going to fall off.

Sandi C
Sandi C 2009-01-31 15:01:45 -0600 Report

I would like to find out more about it.
Is it just for children or can adults get it also. I am always having trouble catching my tubes on things and pulling out the site. This really sounds amazing.

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