Does Not Compute

by Leighann on February 24, 2012

Bolus Calculations OmniPod

When this popped up on the screen, my only option was to hit “OK.”

What I really needed was a “No, this is not OK” button!

Using the bolus calculator on her OmniPod PDM has taken a lot of the math and thinking out of mealtime. If you have entered your correction factors, insulin:carb ratios, and other settings, it will figure out the bolus based on the blood sugar, number of carbs, and insulin on board (IOB).



In over two years of having the insulin pump, this is the first time I’ve seen this screen. I had to step back and think a minute. Guess I have been taking for granted how much of the work a pump can do for us.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kristin February 24, 2012 at 11:30 am

That is a new one!


2 Sarah February 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Yikes! What happened? I use an omnipod and I’ve never gotten that message either. Hope the problem resolved itself!


3 Phil June 2, 2012 at 4:12 am

It has happened to me twice; both times after changing the batteries. It is a fault with the PDM. Ypsomed; who market Omnipod over here in the UK, replaced it immediately.


4 celia stickler September 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

We just had this happen for the first time after using the omnipod for over a year. I called insulet, they said the bolus will not be calculated for you for the length of time that you have set for the insulin to act. Ours is set for 3 hours, so for 3 hours after the PDM is reset, no calculations are done by the PDM…

I think it is a safety setting since it doesnt know when you first reset it whether you’ve just been bolused.


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