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I'm thinking of transitioning from syringes to the Omnipod. Does anyone have experience with the Omnipod and have any recommendations for a smooth transition? Thanks!

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Brampton, CAN
the only negative I have with the omnipod (all insets actually) the adhesive tape leaves me with an allergic reaction. a raised bump, itchy red a little swollen.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.Living with LADA since 2001.
Denver, CO
Omnipod is one is easiest pump to use. helps if you get good training and good following for setting adjustment. key to success: check bs 4+ times a day and bolus for meals and snacks. remember, all pumps can be returned within 1 month if not happy with it.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Brampton, CAN
it may be just me and my skin and it's not only the omnipod. maybe try out the demo you can get by contacting them. that's how I found out about my reaction

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2000.
Orinda, CA
Thanks****and**** I'm not sure how I feel about having an inset all the time. I use a Dexicom occasionally, but take a week off every now and then. Take care.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Portola, CA
my son is trying to switch from omnipod because it only holds 180 units of insulin. he needs closer to 300 units every 3 days, keep that in mind. and he sometimes forgets his pdm at home and has to go back.....

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.Living with LADA since 2001.
Denver, CO
**** instead of switching try concentrated insulin. u500 humilin R. this insulin is five time more concentrated, so pump settings have to be adjusted accordingly. 1 vial of this insulin has same amount of units as 10 vials of normally used insulin. there are saving cards for free vial to try.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Brampton, CAN
Hey**** could you explain the concentrated insulin for me? I on humalog and I need close to 300 units every 3/4 days.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Brampton, CAN
am I able to request another type of insulin or would I wait for my Endo to change it?

Living with type 1 diabetes.
San Rafael, CA
I have used medtronics and omnipod. better control.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.Living with LADA since 2001.
Denver, CO
there is humulin R U500, amount of units in five times less volume. unfortunately it takes longer to work but I know a few people who do well on it. the other option is to try victoza or other medication from GLP1 group to decrease amount of insulin needed.

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