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    • Constant deactivation 2
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    • Test strip usage due to pod failure 1

It seems that Abbott makes Freestyle test strips and that they are the ONLY strips that work with Omnipod. The are non-formulary RX meaning that both Health Republic and now Oscar Health don't want to cover them. In both cases it took 2 weeks to convince my health insurance provider that Freestyle Lite strips will not work. It seems that Freestyle is the most expensive strip on the market and Abbott has made sure that there is nothing else that will work with Omnipod. This MUST change. The time and energy to get a *** blood strip approved is... Read more

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You need to understand the rules of pump therapy before using one. 1st of all, GREAT product! My A1C has lowered from 7.1 avg to 5.9 after only 6 months! I have a CGM to assist with the ebb & flows of BG levels which definitely helps! There are ZERO issues with POD's. One thing you can do is "wrap" your POD if it's on your leg or arm with a tennis sweat band, etc. It will keep you from banging it on doorways or sleeping on it wrong. (This is why some of you complain about high readings) FYI, don't speak in ignorance. Read more

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I am an Animas pump user currently and have done tons of research on the OmniPod because I'm basically obsessed with getting it! I have read most of these reviews and it seems most of the problems are with the new smaller generation of the pod, most of the people with this complaint get their pods from a unsupported service for the pods like eBay. If you get pods from anywhere but 1. Insulet through mail, or 2. Through your local drugstore, the pods are more likely to be exposed to radiation (which may deactivate the pods or cause them to... Read more

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  • Mar 30
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I too have lots of pod failures for no reason! I'm a RN and know what I'm supposed to do. Horrible customer service, on hold over 45 minutes to try to get replacement pods. Going to go back to Medtronic pump. Had one for years, not one failure!!!! Add comment

Really sorry to hear of your issues with Omnipod. In the 5 + years I've been using them I've experienced less than one failure per box. In the last several failures at least one was operator error (mine) when I did not follow the prompts as presented. I had gotten into the bad habit of doing the pod change from memory not following the prompts! Bad idea. In the Aviation business we have the expression that "Check Lists Save Lives". In other words DO NOT depend on Memory to guide you through the steps of changing pods or flying the airplane!... Read more

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I have been on Omnipod well over 20 years and love it. Hopefully by the time I'm 65 Medicare will see the advantage to this system and approve it for payment.. Regarding your problem with doctor's office downloading. Omnipod just released the Glucco.com for Omnipod users and their doctors. I have the program at home and it works great! Omnipod helped me get it loaded and it's FREE to Omnipod users--CALL THEM! My doctors office has the old system yet but got a rep in to the office and they were able to download on old system as well--CALL... Read more

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My doctor and I find it impossible to download the information for her to be able to help treating me. She is ready to give up and have me go back to med-tronic.  I like no tubing, but why have it, if my dr cannot access the information needed.  I am VERY disappointed in omni-pod.  Was told to go to Glooko.com, but they want $59.00 for ability to download information.  What now??????  Other than the tubing I have not heard of any problems, and people say very easy to download using Cloud.  Just like this review,... Read more

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I switched to the Omnipod because I despised Medtronic's tubing and heavy pump that I had to clip to my clothing. I was initially delighted with Omnipod when I started using the pdm and pods about 18 months ago, but now I have to give up on Omnipod. The pdm and pods are so problem-ridden and malfunction so often that my health is in jeopardy. I've had THREE pdms suddenly go haywire and have to be replaced. I've had scores and scores of pods go bad or not function for no discernible reason. Because of these constant malfunctions, I've... Read more

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I've had several pods fail in the past week alone. 2 weren't giving me insulin and I couldn't even pull the insulin out to reuse in another pod. Yes, there was insulin in the pod! Also, my PDM wouldn't even give me an accurate blood glucose reading. So, it wasn't delivering insulin and kept giving me numbers that were different by approximately 150 points. I fear my body will face serious consequences. My blood sugars have never (in 25 years) been this bad. I'm bouncing all over the place. I love the wireless functionality and don't want to go... Read more

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Been a type 2 diabetic (identified) for 18 years now (and likely another 5 before that). I have struggled with high everything (Bgs and A1cs). I was finally on the needle after fighting it for the first 10 years, after the shooting fanthom pains, the restlest nights, and many other complications. Even on injections, pills, exercise and diet my A1cs and Bg were abysmal. I started out at diagnosis with a 25 a1c and Bgs in the 300s/400s were routine. I was able to buy (off market) old omnipod controller and the old style omnipods and began... Read more

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