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Re: [IPp] Omnipod Questions



Hello
not a problem.

MY daughter loves the pod.

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 11:06 AM, Lisa Hepner <email @ redacted> wrote:

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> We are having the same dilemma.  We are looking at both the Animas and the
> Omnipod.  My six year old loved the Omnipod and was able to insert it
> himself.  He didn't even flinch.  The needle is in the pod and comes out
> and
> retracts quickly without him even seeing it.  He wore it around for a
> couple
> of days and even forgot he was wearing it.
>
> My concerns are that if you have a bad site, you have to replace the whole
> pod which could get costly.  The rep told us that they do replace them if
> you call, but it sounds like kind of a pain to get replacements.  Being
> that
> it is a first generation product, it makes me nervous about failures.  The
> cannula on the site that my son inserted was bloody when he took it off and
> that is usually an indication of a site failure for us.  It may not have
> been, but it is a concern.
>
> On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 6:30 PM, <email @ redacted> wrote:
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> > Hi everyone!  I am having a little dilemma.  Animas informed me
>  yesterday
> > that on May 27, 2008 our warranty will expire.  I KNOW for a FACT  that
> my
> > son
> > did not start using this Animas pump until the end of July 2004  because
> I
> > had
> > just given to my daughter.  Anyway, long story short  I am deciding
> between
> >  Animas again and Omnipod. I am definitely leaning more towards the
> Omnipod
> > but
> > my son who will be using it has  some questions.  Now forgive me in
> advance
> > because I am just learning  about the Omnipod but would my son always
> have
> > to
> >  carry the meter that he would be using to do his finger and to bolus
> with
> > him?
> >  I mean what if he forgot  it somewhere?  Do they give you a back up?  Is
> > it
> > small enough to put  in his pocket?  What about the needle does it stay
> in
> > him
> > or does it  somehow come out and a plastic canula replaces it?  I have a
> >  sample one and it doesn't look like it comes out. Finally, the
> insertion,
> > I
> > have
> > always  used an insertion device, does the Omnipod do a fast insertion?
>  I
> > would  appreciate any and all help because I need to decide ASAP.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> >
> > Lori, Mom to Tylar, age 13 (diagnosed at 2, pumping at 5) and Lexxi (age
> >  3)
> >
> >
> >
> >
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