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  1. Allison Blass
    Allison Blass January 19, 2010 at 10:09 am | | Reply

    I’m not a huge fan of wireless pumps (I LOVE being able to just take it off me at a moments notice, or move it around my clothing to fit my needs) but I’m glad that these options are available for people. We need diversity. No two diabetics are alike!

  2. Cathy
    Cathy January 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm | | Reply

    Did OmniPod say when they are coming out with smaller Pods??

  3. Patricia
    Patricia January 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm | | Reply

    I had no idea so many companies were working on tubeless pumps. My son started on the ping last week. Although we love pumping so far, I loathe the tubes. I’m looking forward to the day when Animas upgrades to tubeless as well. Who knows how long it will be though.

  4. Cherise
    Cherise January 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm | | Reply

    When I went to TCOYD John Walsh spoke about all the different patch pumps. I’m excited to see what patch pumps and traditional pumps have to offer but for now Im sticking with the Omnipod.

  5. Megan
    Megan January 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm | | Reply

    Amy, FY2011 is May 2010 to April 2011. Medtronic announced last June that both the patch pump and next generation durable pump would be out in FY2011, so I don’t know how this news shows them “falling behind”? Both may still be out in the second half of 2010.

    I’m also sick that JDRF is giving more money to a huge corporation and calling it a “bridge to a cure.” What a load of crap. I’m now officially done raising money for JDRF. I might as well just write a check to a bunch of for-profit corporations instead. Less effort and the same result.

  6. Andy
    Andy January 19, 2010 at 8:36 pm | | Reply

    “The OmniPod system’s been on the US market since May 2007″ There’s a problem with that statement since I have been wearing a commercially available OmniPod since Nov 2005. I absolutely love the Omnipod and would never go back to a tubed pump. The Omnipod should be 40% smaller by the end of the year and the Dexcom integration appears to be coming out sometime mid year 2010.

  7. Chris Stocker
    Chris Stocker January 19, 2010 at 11:33 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for the update on the conference Amy. As Allison stated, I’m not a huge fan of the wireless because I use almost 120 units of insulin a day, so unless the pods can hold 300 units like the Paradigm 722 then, I’m not sure how useful a wireless pump can be for somebody who uses that much insulin. That is what I would like to see.

  8. Ellen H. Ullman, MSW
    Ellen H. Ullman, MSW January 20, 2010 at 5:30 am | | Reply

    Hi Amy. NiliMedix is also working on a patchpump

    Their ADI (non-patch) pump has FDA approval.

  9. Jan
    Jan January 20, 2010 at 10:45 am | | Reply

    I attended an info session at OmniPod in early December 2009 during which the company COO (I think that’s the right acronym) dropped by. He gave a target date of ‘spring’ for a smaller pod: 42% smaller in every dimension.

    Also, from a remark made by the sales rep, I gather that OmniPod has patented some key components of their product, which may be why they have a workable product, and others don’t. This is all surmise and guesswork on my part, though,

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  11. Life
    Life September 12, 2010 at 6:58 pm | | Reply

    My brother in law has diabetes, and he is very tuned into the medical advancements in the area. I hold out hope that the cure for diabetes is on the horizon, but in the meantime, hope that there continue to be major advancements such as the patch pump!

  12. Linda
    Linda October 3, 2010 at 2:30 pm | | Reply

    I am a new user of the Omnipod system. I love the tubeless but had difficulty with the patch sticking to my skin post baths and sweating. The rep in my area gave me some SkinTac and it works wonderful so far. He also showed me a picture of the new pod next to the current one and wow, I was really excited when I saw it. It looked really small. I don’t miss my medtronic paradigm at all! I love that I can wear the pod on my legs, back , arms and stomach comfortably.

  13. Alex Michael
    Alex Michael October 5, 2010 at 11:33 pm | | Reply

    I’m looking forward to the day when Animas upgrades to tubeless as well. Who knows how long it will be though.

  14. bayan escortlar
    bayan escortlar January 5, 2011 at 10:23 am | | Reply

    Although we love pumping so far, I loathe the tubes. I’m looking forward to the day when Animas upgrades to tubeless as well.

  15. Chris Huntley
    Chris Huntley June 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm | | Reply

    I don’t understand how this patch pump works. It’s like the nicotine patch, right, but instead of nicotine, the patch gives you the insulin you need, right? So where does a pump come into play? Thanks.

  16. Pam Tipp
    Pam Tipp December 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm | | Reply

    Someone needs to come up with another wireless pump because omnipod has allowed the almighty dollar to cloud their thinking. It is exclusively available thru them and they will not work with people that lose their insurance. In the past, I have recommended them to families with young children with diabetes and now the insurance companies are even beginning to baulk at paying for their expensive fees for the pods. One little second grader is going to have to go back to shots due to the insurance company tired of the high fees. Shame on omni pod. They need some competition. The GREED wins again. :-(

  17. Linda
    Linda December 14, 2011 at 9:55 pm | | Reply

    I agree. I had Aetna insurance and they covered 100% of my omnipods! I recently had to change to Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas (which is HORRIBLE)! I called to get my pods mailed to me and they said I owe $400!!!! I’m sorry I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of two and have no control of what my body does! It’s such bull shit! Let me live tube free and insurance free! I am 32 years old and now have to ask my parents for 550 every three months just so I can live!!! I am fed the hell up!

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