Insulin is expensive. Like reeeeeeally expensive. And when my pods expire I can have anywhere from 5-25 units left in it. Add that up over the course of 1 week and I’d be throwing away 75 units!
75 UNITS LADIES AND GENTS.
Which is why I pull insulin out of omnipod.
Here’s how I do it
Step 1: Take your OLD deactivated pod and flip it on it’s back
Step 2: Open a NEW pod package and take out the needle syringe
Step 3: With your OLD deactivated pod on its back, stick the NEW needle syringe in the OLD deactivated pod’s hole. This is the same hole where you originally filled it.
Step 4: With the needle in the hole, lift up the pod and angle it so that the pod is directly above the needle. Using gravity to help draw all the insulin out.
Step 5: Pull back on the syringe to extract as much insulin as you can.
Want to see it done in action? Check out this video of me emptying my pod reservoir.