Omnipod users or tubeless pump dreamers

How about a version of Omnipod that might have the same flat backside, but be much flatter, so only 15u is needed to start it rather than 85u?

There should be a rubber spot, like on vial tops, on the reservoir, so more insulin could be injected into it once already on the body!!!

A person could either use that smaller amount over 3 days, like children who need very little
… or…a person could use even more without needing a new pod and hence more people could use the same size pod without being weighed down with a 200u sized pod.

The total size of the reservoir could be 45u or less, as more could be put in by injection into the pod as needed and would not hurt as it is already on the body.

This would make it much easier to wear and easier for smaller children and people who use less insulin. So a flatter version would mean more people will use the Omnipod.

Short acting insulin is cheaper too.
One omnipod user reminded me of this and while it is true, the added costs of using a pump make it so expensive, I predict I won’t be changing over until they make these changes. I first considered this pump in 2010.

All the management by the software would act as it does now and is the best benefit of pumps.

Alarms could be felt by vibration and sound could be optionally used and turned off in public places like theatres. So, the PDM should give instructions when levels are low for more to be injected.

The management should be done by computer, tablet or phone and be easily used, in colour and should be large enough to see, as older people end up with lowered eyesight.

If you put your thoughts here the designers could be told to pay attention as it would increase their sales.

I am putting this here with hopefully fewer paragraphs as I deleted the previous one, given how poorly it was placed. Please excuse the fact that I don’t know how to create topics and get them into the right groups.


Will someone remind me how I can edit something? It has been so many years since I was active in the group. It says this is my anniversary as if I just joined a year ago, but I joined actually 10 years ago. As the site has changed a few times it does not work the way it did originally.

When I removed the previous entry which was the same, the site said I would be eliminated from the group within 24 hours, as if my post had been a bad one and all I was trying to do is remove all the paragraphs and get it to be more compact. The words are exactly the same.

I still need to edit it so it looks better.

We used to have 15 minutes to edit something and because I changed it at 17 minutes, I decided to just delete it and replace it and it looks like the system is going to eliminate me from the group entirely because that is how it is set up. I hope someone will save the situation before my membership is deleted only because I do not know how to use the site.

I wanted also to place it in a section where all the pumpers go, but that was hard to find, so I placed it in Type1 and LADA.

Does a site manager have the ability to shove it over into the right section?:
That would be good.

You may edit your post whenever you want. There isn’t a time limit. To edit, just click on the “pencil” icon at the bottom of your text.

You may also click on the pencil icon immeidately to the right of the topic title. Then you can edit the title or change the category. If you click on the drop-down arrow to the right of the category, “Type 1 and LADA,” you will see a scrollable list of categories. This one may be better categorized as “Diabetes Technology, Insulin Pumps.”

TuD no longer breaks down topics into sections. All topics are visible to all users.

I think the comment was more along the lines that deleting the entire comment would take 24 hours. I don’t think it threatened to delete your membership in the group.

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Thank you for your help. You have been a great help many times in the past
I will try and re categorize it as well, thanks for that.

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I use about 17 total units per day. I have decent insulin coverage right now, but last year I sure did not. I thought the filling pods was really going to take a huge toll on my insulin ‘stash.’ It’s not been that bad tho. I barely notice that I am using up vials and in fact I think they are stretching farther than I thought, even with the supposed 85 units.

Its not a bad idea for Omnipod.

T1/Lada category should be fine for this post. Every post ends up on the main forum page independent of how you categorize it, anyway. I put everything in that category.

How to edit a post:

Step 1.) Select the pencil icon.

Step 2.) Make necessary edits and click the blue Save edit button.

Note: Deleting the entire post is more tricky and wont happen for 24 hours.

Your suggestions would be great, but I think would make pods much more complicated and thus more expensive and more prone to failures. Insulet seems to have gotten the manufacturing process to a very reliable level, and I don’t see them making any sort of major changes for awhile. Their focus in on next year’s expected rollout of the Horizon closed-loop system.