I am surprised by some o fthe threads and comments on here about the Omnipod. I am a type 1 "brittle" diabetic and had been on multiple injection therapy for many years, primarily because I had tried the MiniMed pump and HATED it. I found it big and bulky and I hated the tubing. My A1C's were consistently running about 6.8 on the injections. When I heard about a wireless pump I got very excited and decided to try it. I absolutely love it. It has never fallen off and I have done cannon balls off the back of my boat wearing it and if anything, I find the adhesive ridiculously sticky. I am guessing they have improved it over the years. Even sweating out in the sun it never has come off. I love the built in BS meter and the way it automatically calculates your boluses. I also love how I can really follow my progress with all the stored results. It is also super intuitive. It lets you know when insulin is low and time to change it is coming and it talks to you saying things like "Are you going to eatr now?" I have also never had a problem with insulin delivery except for once when a pod malfunctioned for no apparent reason. Best of all, my blood sugar is in really tight control and I use less insulin. My last A1c was 6! So from my point of view, I highly recommend this pump.

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Thank you for posting, I agree I am always shocked how Negative people are. I don't like being a Diabetic but my outlook is very positive and I think I will live longer because I have this disease and it forces me to workout everyday, and eat much healthier than I would of normally and since Heart Disease is the #1 killer I plan on living longer because of my choices.

I think your attitude is 90% of handling a disease such as ours and I agree that the Omnipod is awesome! Better than taking 7 shots and having no control over my basal rate daily. I rarely get low these days, when I was on injections I would get dangerously low all the time.

Sure there will be improvements and of course it isn't perfect, show me what is.
My son's been on the Omnipod for 11 months now and we are so happy with our choice. All the features that set it apart from the others are the features that fit us the best. Swimming with it. Not forced to wear it on his abdomen (never wanted his shots there either). Tubeless, of course. Built in BG meter. Large color screen. Very intuitive to use. Future integration with Dexcom, which we also can't live without now. Hoping pumps get even more great features but the only one I would change on the Omnipod right now, that the others do, is calculate IOB for meals and not just for corrections. We can do it in our head but that negates the usefulness of the bolus calculator in some situations. We do get some pod failures, but other pumps get site issues and delivery problems so I think its even in that respect. Can't wait for the smaller pods and the new PDM! :)
New PDM? What is it going to have different? Do you know? I new about the new pods...but not the new pdms!
Yay!
Don't understand how to do links, just tried. Omnipod users group discusses it on page 3. Subject-http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/omnipodusers/forum/topics/new-pdmpo... :)

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