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Thread: Omnipod users...read...IMPORTANT!

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    Exclamation Omnipod users...read...IMPORTANT!

    I changed Bethany's site on Friday and went to give her a bolus about 2 hours later and the PDM beeped and displayed "PDM error...call customer service". So while freaking out that my PDM went bad, I called them and only had to reset it (unfortunately I had to change her site again because the PDM was no longer communicating with the one she was wearing).

    Here's the punchline: I didn't know that my hubby had the microwave on at the time I was administering the bolus. The microwave was about 3-4 feet away. The customer service guy said that this is what most likely interfered with the insulin delivery.

    So a word to the wise....don't have the microwave on while administering a bolus!


    Elizabeth.
    Mother to:
    Bethany (born 8/7/04, dx T1 3/07, pumping with Omnipod since 6/07 & Guardian CGM since 4/08. Dexcom G4 start 7/2013) &
    Andrew (born 9/8/06, non-d).
    Wife to Steven since 10/2000

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    Thanks for the heads up.I guess you would have to be within the 3-4 ft range right? Have you ever tried to draw the insulin back out of the pod? We have done this a few times.Are they going to replaced the pod?
    Joey
    dad of Jesse age 15
    dx'd, March,15,2006
    Omnipoding

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    Oh my, that must have been scary.

    Did you ask him or he volunteer if anything else would interfere with the PDM communication?

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    thanks for the heads up, i emailed this to my mom who uses the omnipod.
    Carolyn, age 41, Mom to:
    Katerina 10 yrs old dx'ed T1 @ age 3,on 9/10/04, Lantus and Novolog MDI
    Austin age 12, non-D
    Kaitlyn age 15, non-D, dx'ed asthma age 2 yrs
    Amanda age 18, non-D, dx'ed VWD, Type 2A 6/09
    Daughter to Linda, age 61, dx'ed T1 @ age 10, 1959
    Katerina at "Camp A1c at Cha-La-Kee 2010"

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    Thanks for letting us all know. That's something I would have never thought of.

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    Thanks!! That is good to know.
    Becky,
    Mom to Mason, 7 Dexcom, Omnipod.

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    Static electricity will also de-activate a pod. Be wary of slides when the pod is on your childs bottom.
    Dawnsmom

    Mom to Dawn - age 12- DXD March 2006 - Omnipodding since February 2007
    and Nicholas -age 15 - non-D
    www.youtube.com/cooper3678
    Hope is in a Cure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawnsmom View Post
    Static electricity will also de-activate a pod. Be wary of slides when the pod is on your childs bottom.
    This has me thinking - we were at a playground once and all of a sudden Cooper's pod started alarming - it has only happened once and now I'm thinking it was static electricity! I never would have connected that - and I was wondering what the heck happened!
    Nicky, mom to Cooper (9yrs - dx'd 11-06, Guardian Real Time CGM 4-07, Omnipod 8-07 ), Tucker (8yrs) & Teagan (5yrs)

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    Your welcome to all...

    I forgot to ask them if they would replace the pod. But since we have been changing her every 3 days instead of 2, we have many extra pods. And, I have tried to draw the insulin from the pod before...but we do also have extra insulin for the same reason.


    Elizabeth.
    Mother to:
    Bethany (born 8/7/04, dx T1 3/07, pumping with Omnipod since 6/07 & Guardian CGM since 4/08. Dexcom G4 start 7/2013) &
    Andrew (born 9/8/06, non-d).
    Wife to Steven since 10/2000

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    Does anyone have information on the new software omnipod is putting out in
    june? They show a picture of the new PDM but no actual information on what the changes are.

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