I used to be a die hard Omnipodder but I have had such issues with the cannula kinking causing me a lot of pain and interrupted delivery that it makes me want to switch to an Animas pump. The pods get in the way of the choreography that I do (I'm a ballet dancer) and I wish I could take them off for certain pieces or performances. The cannula in the pump just isn't working for me and I think a steel 90 degree infusion set would help a lot but there's no choice for Omnipod. I feel like while a tubed pump is a little bulky I would be able to be crafty enough to rehearse more comfortably. I've handled the Animas Ping and know how much it weighs and how large it is too. I just don't want to be in pain anymore!
So I spoke with Animas and insurance and they think I'm not crazy for changing giving the circumstances. They thought it was a good idea so I'm all happy from that, but I had a chat with my doctor who is super pro Omnipod and Accuchek and he told me I was insane! He dislikes Animas and said I was crazy to try to dance with a tubed pump. That they were bulky and annoying. I was shocked. I know so many people who love their Animas pumps and just for the record, my doc doesn't have diabetes.
The wind in my sails has been removed now. My doc said he has no problem signing the paperwork but I know that if something goes wrong with the Animas pump he's not going to be supportive. So now I feel a little lost. I still strongly feel that the Animas Ping would be a better choice for me but it's hard to stand up to your doctor.
So my question is do you like your Animas Ping? Is it the bulky nightmare that my doc says it is? Are they breaking down all the time? Is it worth having the tubes? Please tell me I'm not crazy...or whatever you think!
Thank you all so much and hopefully I'll be one of you soon :)