Let me know how it goes....I'm always curious about switching to the other side, but I think I'd hate the tubing after having the omnipod for 3 years
I had a minimed with tubing when I was 12. I switched because the no tubing wasn't ideal for me because I played sports when I was younger. But I am definitely sick of all the errors. Ive been reading a lot (not just on here) and a lot of people seem more satisfied with the minimed. You can wear your site on your arm/thigh and hide the tubing in your clothes - same with the sensor so that is nice. I also like not seeing my pod, but when I wear it on my back I just look like I have a tumor.
I don't know a lot about dex com. I don't know if they can communicate with any pump system? I guess if you wanted a tubed pump it would just work seperately from the dex just like the omnipod does. That's what is so appealing about the revel - the two communicate so your pump will alert you when your BG is going up/down.
I get hooked up Wednesday so we'll see how it goes. I'm going to keep my omnipod just in case I can't make due with the tubing.
I switched from the Omnipod to an Animas for similar reasons as you, plus the cannula kinking. I'm a professional dancer and the omnipod just wasn't working. I thought the tubing would be annoying but it's less annoying than all the problems from the omnipod! I'm glad to switch but it all depends on what you're looking for in a pump.
I hated the tubed Disetronic so have been willing to put up with the O'pod's character quirks. As to the last 8 hours of the 72 problem, I finally figured out 3+ years later that it wasn't the O'pod but the insulin (Apidra) I was using that caused the problems. I switched to Novolog in January 2012 and feel like I've discovered the Holy Grail. Novolog gives you a 6 day window of viability of insulin in the reservoir as opposed to Apidra and Humalog which only give you 2 days. Lots of the people on this blog say that the Minimed CGM is not very reliable. I use a DexCom and it's not perfect but better than nothing.
I've used Humalog ever since I started pumping back in 2004. I would wear my Ping for sometimes 4-5 days without issue. I guess I'm a weird one that doesn't have higher numbers in the last 8 hours of the pod's life. I would only experience higher numbers on my Ping if I let it go for that 5th day...
I put the pod on my lower back when I wear a dress ;)
That's kind of what I was thinking. If I give medtronic my Omni I get 500$ taken off the cost, but I think I'd rather keep it. Especially for summer time. Can't swim with a tubed pump!
I kept my Omnipod too incase of an emergency but so far haven't needed it. My animas is waterproof so I swim with it all the time :)
Wow! I think the first page in my minimed user guide said "Do not emerse in water" =( Really inconvienant because I like to float the river which takes 6-8 hours..Def couldn't be disconnected that long. &injecting every hour isn't very fun.