My last box of pods seemed to have a failure with every other pod. I would insert the insulin, hear the two beeps, and then get an obnoxious alarm about halfway through priming. I assume there was something wrong with this particular lot of pods and am absolutely amazed that every other pod went bad on me. I was further aggravated to find that I couldn’t extract the insulin from these pods once they had failed unlike other failed pods I’ve encountered in the past. It was like there was some kind of vacuum that prevented me from sucking it back out with the syringe. So in addition to five bad pods - I also wasted half a bottle of insulin that I won’t be getting back.
I searched the site and found one other person that mentioned this issue. Has anyone else encountered this? I very rarely encounter issues with the pods during prep but am open to hearing that I may have been doing something that might have caused the issue. (I am always careful to knock all the air bubbles out of the syringe.)
I haven’t called Omnipod about the failures yet. Four of these failures came while I was out of town and I had to have a friend go to my house and overnight me replacement pods. I was so mad at the time that I didn’t dare call anyone in customer service because I knew I couldn’t be calm when I was SO angry.
I normally love my Omnipod - except when I don’t.