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I’m going to show you how to pull insulin out of Omnipod. Why? Because insulin is expensive.
Like reeeeeeally expensive.
And sometimes you load that pod up with 200 fresh units and it rips off because you walked a little too close to a doorway. Now you have to trash that pod with all that fresh insulin inside? NO! SAVE 👏 THAT 👏 INSULIN 👏
Here’s How to Pull Insulin Out of Omnipod
What you’ll need:
The pod you want to pull insulin from
A new pod
Like the picture above says, “Where you fill it is where you pull it.”
The hole where the insulin goes in, is going to be the same hole where you pull the insulin out.
Get your NEW pod package and take out the needle syringe
Flip over your OLD pod, that you want to pull insulin from, and stick the need syringe in the hole and draw the insulin out.
If the syringe isn’t filling up try tilting the pod to the right so that the insulin pools to the bottom right corner. (see picture below)
Want to see it done in action? Of course you do! Check out this video of me emptying my pod reservoir.
Video: How To Pull Insulin Out of Omnipod
Okay, but what if it’s not “fresh” insulin?
What if it’s three day old insulin. Insulin that’s been against your 98.6°F degree body for three days.
Is that still okay to use? Has the insulin potency and quality been degraded?
I’m not going to answer that for you for legal reasons, BUT I will say that I personally do it all the time.
I will also say that the temperature of the skin on your arm (or belly or legs or wherever you put your pump), and through a couple cm of pump plastic, is not 98.6°F. 1. Just rest a thermometer on your arm and see what reading it gets… it’s not going to be 98.6°F.