I've heard from the manufacturer that they have a smaller one aound 200u for the three day reservoir. That would make it on a par with the Solo model by another manufacturer which requires a 70u minimum insertion of insulin. So even that one I can't get because I gain weight on higher insulin.
I can't even do that. I've averaged 15u TDD for the last 20 years so I need one that is even smaller.
I feel there must be some people with children on a small amount and certainly newly diagnosed people. I have been type 1 for 30 years and have close to zero of my own production of insulin, but still am extremely sensitive to insulin which I attribute to my diet and supplements.
I want them to at least reduce the minimum needed to start the pump. They said in the solo company that it was due to the location of a sensor, so they need to adjust the location of that. I can't at all even get a pump if it says I have to feed the pump more than I will ever use.
I joined this group because I feel certain there must be some people who agree with me if they are parents of children with diabetes. I have even felt that a lot of diabetics who have gained weight, have done so because of being misguided and instructed to take too much insulin.
I thought the 300u omnipod was made to accommodate people who are of all sizes and shapes, but I was shocked that even the minimum amount would be far more than a great number of people even use. That makes no sense.
Apparently the tubed models of other pumps like the paradigm which is used for small children does not have a minimum required insertion. But tubed models have the problem of crystalization along the tubes. It seems that a very tiny dribble can't be accommodated so that means a tubeeless model is more important than ever.
Please, let's make this sub discussion a CRY for another even smaller model. Surely the company can make smaller versions just as T-shirts are made in a variety of sizes. They don't make eveyone wear the extra large size and then say they have production limitations so only 2 sizes are possible...large and extra large.....what about the children and extra small people?
I will have to stay on MDI until a smaller tubeless version is possible with a much smaller minimum insertion of even 15u for a three day period that would be needed for some small children. What it means is that my current approach of 3 overlapping long term insulins is still the best approach with short term for correction factors and small meals as it keeps me slimmer.
The sad fact is the people who are in my positon have already decided MDI is the only option and they won't be even looking at an omnipod as an option so they won't see this request for an indication of support for the meed for an even smaller model. I was shocked that the person in customer service wasn't even a diabetic so how could she even understand?