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Re: [IP] Taking apart an OmniPod

My 11 year old son Rusty has been on the Pod since last Sept.  I have taken 
a number of the Pods apart and never had any issues with hair or anything 
else inside the Pod.  As far as throwing away good electronics I would think 
there isn't much more total trash to deal with than a regular pump's tubing, 
canula, etc.  Also, I can't imagine having to deal with the tubing and 
priming the way other pumps do.

The only negative I have to say about the OmniPod is that several months ago 
the company farmed out the production of the Pods to contractors.  We have 
definitely had more defective Pods since that change, but I think the 
quality is getting better.  They are never hesitant to replace a bad pod.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "BrentM" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2008 10:29 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Taking apart an OmniPod
> Great pic, thanks!
> I always wondered what the inside of a pod looked like.
> That picture just reaffirms my decision to stay away from the Omni Pod, 
> both
> for the hair issue and for the fact that making people throw away 
> perfectly good
> electronics is an incredible waste of resources. It's reckless and 
> irresponsible
> for the manufacturer to actually encourage increasing the waste stream 
> this
> country generates. We're bad enough already, why make it worse when there 
> are
> better functional alternatives out there?
> This makes me sound like a tree-hugger, but I am most definitely not. The 
> idea
> of "disposable pumps" just gets under my skin. <grin>
> -Brent
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Elizabeth Blake <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted
> Sent: Friday, June 6, 2008 8:14:50 AM
> Subject: RE: [IP] Taking apart an OmniPod
> http://flickr.com/photos/stinky_harriet/2554686540/sizes/l/
> .
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