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OmniPod Insulin Management System
OMNIPOD INSULIN PUMP REVIEW
● Omnipod is wireless insulin pump that includes two parts: Remote control and Pod
● Easy to use
● Remote control is simple to learn and use.
● Bolus administration requires only several steps.
● Screen on remote control color (blue, white and green)
● Refill and change pod easy and simple.
● Excellent choice for kids and elderly
● Software to upload data from remote control using Gopilot software.
● You must upload one piece of software from omnipod website to be able to upload remote control data to Gopilot.
● Slow delivery of insulin (you finish eating and bolus is still going). Bolus -
● Pod is big and heavy, the new version is much smaller. Coming soon.
● You must change the pod every 3 days, if you will not change the pod-
● Insulin on board formula only calculates correction.
● Formula for calculation of meal bolus and correction bolus are missing previous meal bolus
● Short distance between pod and remote control for bolus delivery. In new version Pod and remote control work with longer distance.
● Omnipod is a wireless insulin pump, but you still have to carry remote control.
● If you leave PDM at home you are in trouble, because you can’t deliver bolus.
● One of the big disadvantages of the OmniPod is quality of the pod.
● 1. Sometimes needle is not retracted
● 2. Pod heavy and it wobbles
● 3. Painful -
From my experience –pod failed to function properly without alarming. When it alarms your blood sugar is elevated.
Many times when I shared this information, I received respond that some people never experience this kind of the problem. I’m sure this is not true, they all experience the problems with the pod, but the idea of wireless and easy of usage make it big sale point for Omnipod.
They do fail to function, and I’m surprised by reading on blogs that some customers who are using Omnipod never experience this problem.
My mom was using Omnipod also experiences problems with pods. Some of you can say “big deal”. Price for one pod is $35. My point is very simple, this is a medical device and it must be 100% free from error.
Insulet Corporation developed the first wireless Insulin pump -
My opinion is the best choice for the children, adults and Type 2 diabetes. Remote control -
Delivery: ONE OF THE SLOWEST PUMPS TO DELIVERY BOLUS RATE.
II hope omnipod will read my review and make some reconstruction of the pod and provide with more safety features. I’m not sure why FDA is not taking any action and some kind of investigation why pod has such problems. Yes, insulin pump is a personal choice, but again do you want to be safe? This is not big deal if one pod failed to function you can replace.
Inconvenience, several times I experienced when pod failed to function. Crazy situation if you in subway and PDM is alarming with a message to replace your pod. (if you travel you have to carry extra pod and insulin).
Some of you can say, this is related to all pumps and you always must carry extra supplies. But do we really carry all extra supplies when you have to go for several hours out from your home? The omnipod has a great idea -
According to the article in Yahoo finance – omnipod was one of the best pumps to delivery exact dosage of insulin, because they have no tubing, all pumps were giving errors of delivery bolus and basal rates. Omnipod requires technical updates of the pod system – this is my own opinion.
Patch Insulin pumps competitors.
Competition in development of patch insulin pumps is growing. New patch design companies bringing more devices on the market: such as JewelPump, Cellnovo, V-
Software for Omnipod (Gopilot or Diasend)