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  1. AGanger
    AGanger May 11, 2009 at 11:07 am | | Reply

    Use your super powers to get us Mac Users a special price on Windows for OS X so we can use the software.

  2. Colleen
    Colleen May 11, 2009 at 12:41 pm | | Reply

    They’re small changes, but it looks like a big improvement! I wish my Ping had a meter like that!

  3. Mark
    Mark May 11, 2009 at 12:52 pm | | Reply

    “Insulet tells me they’ve now got the highest resolution screen available.” Amy or anyone, what does that mean exactly? The highest res screen available for the hardware that it’s matched with? Or the highest res screen available for this screen size? (seems unlikely)

    “btw, the clear screen on the OmniPod’s new color PDM has now been designed so that it can easily be popped out if it needs replacement. “You wouldn’t believe it, but lots of people try to clean their screens with Unisolve!” (Yipes!)”" Really? What’s Unisolve do to the screen? Does it haze up the glass or does it get into the crevices and zap or corrode stuff? Do you know what that means, Amy or anyone?

    Thanks in advance.

  4. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth May 11, 2009 at 3:18 pm | | Reply

    Looks like an improvement, especially since the old screen is so hard to read, and I’d definitely want one if the upgrade were cheaper, but the one thing I was hoping for was a fix for the IOB issue…Their IOB calculation is almost useless as is, and it’s a pain to look back at when you’ve bolused for a meal and try to guess how much of that bolus is remaining. I’ve gone low so many times from miscalculating!

    You didn’t mention the test-strip insertion light I think the new PDM has, which would be so useful for those middle of the night tests when I fumble to get blood to strip without waking my husband. But still, without the improved IOB, I don’t know that the cosmetic changes are worth spending $150 for when my old PDM’s still working fine.

  5. pking
    pking May 11, 2009 at 6:51 pm | | Reply

    @Colleen: I’m confused, your Ping did come with a meter like that didn’t it? The one included with the Ping system has basically the same feature set (plus insulin on board, of course).

    Generally this thing still seems too big to me. In the ten years that I’ve been pumping I’ve never really minded having a tube+infusion set as long as my pump is small enough to comfortably fit in my pocket. The remote for the OmniPod looks like it could very easily be an inch smaller – lots of extra plastic above the screen and extra whitespace at the bottom of the home screen could be eliminated. I’m not sure that you got the full answer from OmniPod about why they didn’t make it smaller — maybe they didn’t want to rewrite all of their interfaces or content, or maybe some other cost issues got in the way. It does seem like there’s still wasted space either way. I could get behind a smaller remote along with the smaller pod that some other company is releasing later this year.

  6. Janet
    Janet May 12, 2009 at 4:11 pm | | Reply

    Thank you, AGanger, for mentioning the Mac issue. I think we Mac users need to band together & lobby Abbott for a Mac version of the CoPilot software. There must be a Type 1 Mac programmer out there somewhere…..

  7. AGanger
    AGanger May 13, 2009 at 7:43 am | | Reply

    Talked with Omnipod the other day – MAC users need not worry. The new software is web based and we can use like normal people. So they say.

  8. Kendal
    Kendal May 19, 2009 at 12:53 pm | | Reply

    All I wanted was for the darn thing not to BEEP so CONSTANTLY. Just called to see if there’s a vibrate function that might reduce the frequency of the beeps, but alas, no go.

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  10. Staci
    Staci May 28, 2009 at 9:00 am | | Reply

    The new light on the end which allows tired moms like me to SEE when they are testing in the middle of the night is worth the entire cost of the new PDM in my opinion! And while I know the IOB issue is a problem for some folks, this is the first pump we’ve ever used & I want to note that not having this feature doesn’t bother us at all. I think it’s all about what you’re used to.

  11. Staci
    Staci May 28, 2009 at 9:05 am | | Reply

    Oh, also wanted to mention that the new PDM comes with the new software which is MUCH more user-friendly & capable. =) Store 90 days worth of info & it’s all online for your endo to see as well whenever he/she wishes. I’m a mom who hand-documents it all now & I’d hate to think of the HOURS I’ve spend doing this for 3 years now. I’m hoping this will make my task much less daunting.

  12. taylor raye
    taylor raye June 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm | | Reply

    I have never blogged before but here goes… well i got the new PDM for free being age 14 and cute and sweet and polite and pulling in the tears saying I’ll cancel the omnipod and bdabing here it is i love but the buttons are so hard to push my dog had to put his weight on it to push it the first time and yes the software works great with macs also customer service is so incredible i absolutely love it they are so kind except for one but i wont mention pete’s name that would be ruse!!! anyway i love customer service! any time i feel like a new pdm (cracked screen or bad tester i call up and a new ones there in 16 hours. the next day.

  13. Alex
    Alex September 27, 2009 at 11:34 am | | Reply

    I have the new PDM and it was the first pump I was ever on. I loved it, until yesterday when I dropped it and the LCD screen broke (not covered under warranty and is also not serviceable. So one month after starting on the PDM I will be out a few hundred dollars to replace it. And to top that off I have to wait until tomorrow to even order the new one. Customer service is good but I tried to set up my PDM with my Mac and it reset the entire PDM and wasted the pod I had on. There are a few kinks that need to be worked out most definitely and I would really like to see them offer some damage insurance.

  14. Vicki
    Vicki October 26, 2009 at 7:50 pm | | Reply

    The durability of the upgrade has been disappointing – and the lack damage coverage or repair ability upsetting. My daughter used the generation 1 PDM for almost two year with very few problems and great service. Took advantage of the upgrade offer in August – LCD screen broke last week – with no known abuse…$500 replacement cost! Replacement came today…LCD screen broke within 2 hours of set up…definately no PDM abuse this time – obvisiously the gel covers set with are intended to protect…not the screen though…oh yeah, 3 pods failed within the last 24 hours…not having a good week!

  15. Diana
    Diana April 20, 2010 at 11:26 am | | Reply

    So there is a way to get the software up and running on a Mac? I have Mac OS X Snow Leopard. What do I have to do? Can anyone help me?
    Check out our blog. Ean just got his first omnipod! He is almost 2 years old.
    http://supersweete.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for the help!

    Diana

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