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Author Topic: Omnipod and wasted/used insulin  (Read 560 times)

Offline Tamagno

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Omnipod and wasted/used insulin
« on: May 29, 2016, 03:43:45 AM »
Because Omnipod has a reservoir that's changed and disposed of every three days there is always insulin remaining in its 200 unit container that gets thrown away along with the used pod.

Additionally, my wife has concerns that insulin delivery may at times be slowed by air bubbles in the cannula - not an actual occlusion for which the device would alarm.

So we've hit upon a scheme of reclaiming and measuring the remaining insulin by means of the needle used to inject it into the pod.

I'll be trying it this afternoon to see what kind of success I have.

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Re: Omnipod and wasted/used insulin
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2016, 11:58:18 AM »
Good luck! ~fng~

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Re: Omnipod and wasted/used insulin
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 06:17:35 AM »
A much more difficult procedure than I'd imagined.

Next time I'll be using my drill press - seriously...


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Re: Omnipod and wasted/used insulin
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2016, 02:40:53 PM »
A much more difficult procedure than I'd imagined.

Next time I'll be using my drill press - seriously...

When I used the Omni Pod, I managed to withdraw a very small portion of the insulin that was left inside the used pod.  There are those on a facebook group who claim to be able to withdraw as much as is left - but I honestly don't know how that is possible.  I used the Pod for 3-1/2 yrs and never had much luck withdrawing the remaining insulin.  It isn't you Tamagno, it is the design of the Pod (IMO).
Type 1, April 2003
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"Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.".....Voltaire