I agree that people should expect little to no issues with their pump - after all, it's keeping them alive. Something that had an occlusion once a month is WAY too frequent and I wouldn't stand for it. I used a MM Paradigm for a bit over 2 years, and now an Animas PING for a bit over 1.5 years...and I've only ever had one occlusion (with the MM).
I've never used the Omnipod so I can't give a full review, but I've read a lot of negative reviews/experiences as well...
why would you expect any piece of technology to be worry free, impervious of mistakes? it's just a piece of equipment. We, as users of the pump, the navigators are also prone to make mistakes too, humans - techonology - diabetes...nothing about that mix is 'worry free'.
Exactly....and if you don't like it , don't use it!
Some pumps suit some people's life and some suit others..no one is trying to make everyone use the same thing (except maybe some insurance companies!)
People's experiences vary. I just finished my 5th box of pods (50 pods) and have had no failures whatsoever. That's not very much experience, I realize, but the failure rate for me is certainly less than once a month.