I’ve been an OmniPod user for about 2.5 years now. In that time, I’ve had a few (6) pod failures during that time which Insulet replaced for me. Recently, I’ve had the following failures:
8/28 - Pod failure in a restaurant shortly after we placed our order. I hadn’t yet initiated a bolus nor was the pod disturbed, it just went off!
9/8 - PDM failure. The unit was in my pocket. I did not bump/jolt it in any way and I wasn’t using it to display any screens. (I called Insulet and they had a replacement delivered to me in less than 24 hours.) Note: I continued wearing the pod so that it continued with its basal rate delivery until I got the new PDM even though the displayed instructions on the PDM indicated that the pod be removed immediately…
9/10 - Pod failure. No bolus was taking place, but an earlier initiated Extended bolus had completed about 20 min before the alarm. Again, no bumps of the pod happened.
With all of these failures I’ve experienced over the last 2 weeks, I’m losing my confidence in my OmniPod. This Thurs, I’ll be out all day for an end-of-season golf outing and dinner. I hope the alarms to not pick that day to belly-up. Then, this upcoming weekend, I’ll be playing in a 2-day chess tournament. It’s considered rude and you could get disqualified for making noise while playing. That would be a very bad time for a failure to occur.
So, both of the pods that failed me were from Lot number L42197. I was wondering if others might also be having pod failures which were from this same Lot. Anybody?