Every pump seems to have its pros and cons. I tried the Omnipod as a demo, thinking it would be best for me. It doesn't have tubing. But I found that I kept whacking it on countertops, tables and desks. Instead, I went with the Animas Ping. I've been on it since July 10 and I love it!
I had very high morning blood sugars for the first couple months. I'm getting it under control, but it was a learning curve for me. I took injections for 38 years, so making the switch took some adjusting.
I paid $7,000 for my Ping. Through my wife's health plan at work, $4,000 was covered. My health plan covered about $1,100, and I paid the rest out of pocket. I'm fortunate to have 100% coverage for supplies, otherwise it would be too expensive.