About a year ago I wrote a post entitled “From Animas to Omnipod - feedback after one month”. That post started with “After having been on the Animas Vibe for 3 years I had to start thinking about what would be next; the Omnipod, the Medtronic 630g (or maybe the t:slim X2 if it gets approved in Canada in 2018).”
How time flies! Well the t:slim X2 was recently approved and my Animas warranty just expired, so I am now free to purchase another pump via insurance. What to do…?
I absolutely love my Omnipod and being tubeless. The things that I did not like about the Omnipod in my original post are a thing of the past - it’s amazing how quickly we adapt to things. I love that Tidepool/Loop with be partnering with Insulet in the future, but what I don’t like is the time we will have to wait until we see something new from Insulet.
From what I have heard, the approval by Health Canada of the Dexcom G6 and then basal IQ will not be too far off. It would be very nice to have that predictive low suspend overnight, but I am not sure that I want to have the tubing back. I have also seen a lot of posts about occlusions with the t:slim, but I realize that a lot of what gets posted are complaints and that those complaints may be a small percentage of users.
Is anyone else thinking about making this switch? Has anyone already switched from Omnipod to t:slim X2 and is using basal IQ? Was it worth switching?