I want to hear from someone who switched to a pump first, then later got on a CGM.

I thought I would want to start my OmniPod, get used to it, and then get hooked up to a Dex...but now I'm not so sure. I know the Dex sensors stay on you longer than the Pod's, but I'm just not sure I want something else stuck on me.

So far that has been the biggest adjustment with the Pod--being more careful that it doesn't get ripped off (going through doorways, changing clothes, etc). I'm not sure I want to add another "worry" to my body.

I LIKE the idea of the Dex, and I'm sure, despite its flaws, that I would really enjoy having one. It's not really expensive for me (couple hundred), but I do worry a tiny bit about the sensor costs for each month.

Then I worry about the real estate. My pump has only a few spots that I wear it (few places around my belly and back of arms). In my mind, it's got top priority. I think I might be able to use the Dex in more spots, but again, I'm not sure.

So tell me what YOU all think, those of you who have taken the plunge before me!

Views: 34

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I should add--the pod helps me check my sugar a LOT more and be more consistent at it. I can pretty much feel the lows coming, but never feel the highs. :(

RSS

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

#OpposeAB1893: California Bill that Burdens People with Diabetes on Insulin

A couple of days ago I learned that the California State Assembly is considering AB-1893 Sharps waste, which in (if approved) will mandate that: “Sharps sold to the general public in California shall be sold with a sharps waste container Read on! →

FDA Docket Extended! We Need You.

If you are new to diabetes advocacy in the traditional sense of the word, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a docket!?” I certainly was the first twenty times I heard it (yes it took that long). For Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Heather Gabel
(Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator
Bradford (has type 1)

Administrators
Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service