Omnipod insulin pump

Beck89

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Hi, I’m new to this site, just wanted peoples Views on the omnipod insulin pump, I am currently on accucheck pump and been accepted for another pump I’m also on the libra 2.
 

Inka

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What other pumps have you got to choose from @Beck89 ? There are some Omnipod users here who’ll hopefully be along later.
 

stephknits

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Hi, I am one of those in the omnipod on here. Am very happy with it. If I could fund dexcom and didn't mind tubed pumps I would probably go with the t-slim.
Do let me know if you gave any pod related questions
 

megga

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I'm on the pod, only thing that I'm not a fan off is the alarms, very loud. Not had any issues with blockages as I did with my tethered pumps, I have managed to rip a couple off, especially when its on my leg and in bed.
I would like to see some suitable alternatives, but I wouldn't like to go back to a tethered pump.
 

Beck89

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They sent me one out to try for 3 days, see how I get on with it, put it on yesterday, went in shower this morning and it’s came off, anyone else had this issue? Any advice would be brill
 

everydayupsanddowns

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They sent me one out to try for 3 days, see how I get on with it, put it on yesterday, went in shower this morning and it’s came off, anyone else had this issue? Any advice would be brill
Ah that’s a shame @Beck89

Hope they can sent you another dummy pod to try. I wore one once for about 12 hours and had to carefully lever it off at the end.

but i think different glues suit different people, so it’d be good to check again
 

SB2015

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Hi @Beck89 great that you have had the chance to try out the pod before committing. Some of the blues on cannulas etc are heat sensitive, and need a time to get well attached. Others find that they react to some of the glues. Well worth checking things out first. It would be worth asking for a second trial.

As far as I know Accu Check now have a patch pump, Solo. I haven’t looked at it and know nothing more about it, but if you are interested in an alternative, (any good @megga) which may have a different glue, you could look at that.

I have always had tubed pumps and prefer those rather than having a lump stuck to me, but then I have never tried a patch pump.

So many different options to consider.
 

stephknits

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Mine have only come off of i have showere soon after attaching it. Otherwise they stay in fine.
 
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