I would like to share with you my experience using the Omnipod Insulin Pump.
I was diagnosed in 1995 @ the age of 25.In late 2005 I decided to give the Omnipod
a try,having never used an insulin pump prior. My A1C when I started was 6.9 which is not to bad,but was trending in the wrong direction.In Nov. 2007 my last A1C
test was 6.0! In the last two years,life with diabetes has been alot easier.
When the Omnipod is working properly,it is the best thing in the world! With the exception of hot tubs,you can swim,shower and live your life with very little
limitations. It even makes going out to dinner more enjoyable with it's discreet
bolus features. However,with the good comes the bad.If you have a high blood sugar reading(anything above 250)the pod is slow to bring it back down.
When this happens I use an elevated basal rate and manual injection with a syringe. Pod malfunctions are some what common and Ihave had to send back
whole boxes at a time. I have had pods alarm upon filling,pods alarm because
insulin delivery stopped,pods that the needle that inserts the cannula didnt retract,
pods that didnt beep after filling,pods that after filling would not communicate with the PDM,and one pod that the needle popped out just after removing the plastic cap to place on my body. In fairness,all Omnipod customer support reps are Omnipod users and give very good tech support even after hours. Also,Omnipod
will always send me replacement pods for the ones that malfunctioned.
In closing I hope that sharing my experience will be helpful to people and I am willing to talk with anyone who so desires. email@example.com