I’m 49 years Type 1 and have been on a pump since 2006- I’m on my third Medtronic Minimed and am giving serious thought to getting an OmniPod after a demo from a diabetes educator.
I tire of the number of times I have caught my tube on a branch, door handle, my own moving hand and ripped the thing out.
There’s lots of great responses here to other new Pod People, but just looking for anything that could change my mind. The rep is going to get me in for the free PDM program that ends in December, so the time seems right. I like the idea of using multiple sutes, I’ve been All Stomach for 13 years, so my arms, thighs, etc are pretty fresh!
I’m kind of a minimalist and don’t like to focus beyond what’s necessary on the routines, so even was reluctant to make the pump move (which has been great, A1C a year ago was 6.5, last was 7.2).
- How obtrusive or not is the thing? It’s hard to guess.
- Does it stick super string? I’m pretty active (and also bump into things often).
- I understand it can last 3 days, but from what I have seen the reservoir is smaller than my Minimed (300ml). I’m not crazy about switching more frequently (never mind the $ factor, my supplies are covered at 80%, but I have to outlay it and wait long for repayment)
I’m pretty sure I am ready to try a new device, just seeking any other things to look out for or that will help in the changeover.