My 7 year old son, Spencer, was diagnosed back in March. He has just been given the "green light" to get a pump. He wants the Omni-Pod, because as he said, "Other kids won't see it, and I don't want any tubes." Everywhere I looked on the web today, all I saw were "horrible experiences" thank God I found this site. We had a company rep. come to our home yesterday (10/19/11) and put a pod on his arm and inserted the canula. He wants to wear if for the 3 days, (she de-activated the pod).
1. Is the Pod okay for him, age wise?
2. How will we know if it is "working properly"
3. Those of you that have used other pumps and switched to Omni-Pod, did you do the right thing?
4. The final question & the biggest concern is his Endo. doesn't really like the Pod, she said it has to do with the rep. (not the one that came to our home, she is new) not being available.
This is still new to us, I want his life to get back to "near" normal and I know pumping is not a cure all. I just want to be sure.
Thanks from a scared/concerned parent!!!