Jeremy should be getting his Omnipod within a week to 10 days. Once he gets it, its off to the CDE for a 2 hour class. In the meantime, I have been wondering what other kids are doing at school to ensure their supply of insulin is constant in the event of a pod failure. Here is what I was thinking. Give Jeremy a spare pod or two, pre-filled with insulin in case the one he is wearing stops working or the cannula comes out. I was going to give him a Novolog pen as well as a backup. If Novolog lasts about 28 days unrefrigerated, he would have to use the spare pods or bring them home every 2 weeks or so. Perhaps he could keep them in his backpack which comes home every day anyway. What do other kids do to ensure they have spare pods at the ready in case they are needed? Can you pre-fill them? Also, what do kids do when they are at a friends house or away from home for an extended amount of time. Do they pack a spare pod and insulin or is better to have pre-filled pods in a grab bag that can be taken with them. I guess the freedom of wearing a pod comes with a similar amount of planning as MDI. Is it the norm to have a backup PDM? At $500, it's not cheap.