We are now officially joining the ranks of OmniPod users! My 11 year old son will be using the Pod, and I could not have made the decision without the input and information provided by people in this group, especially in response to my post, OmniPod vs. Animas. Thank you all for your help. Now that we've made our choice, I am no longer a poseur here!
Congrats! You know where to go with any questions you have. What is his start date on the Pod?
I just sent in the required paperwork to the liaison person at the Montreal Children's Hospital this morning. As soon as she confirms our insurance coverage or lack of it, the ball will start rolling. We are fortunate in Quebec (and some other provinces)that our government pays for the pump and supplies if we have no private insurance, and they will pay the remainder if our insurance only covers a portion of the cost. It adds some time to the initial start up, but it makes it affordable.
*cough* if you're under a the age limit Quebec pays for it. I had to pay out of pocket for mine.
Oh gosh, you are right. It wouldn't have been possible for us to consider this huge expense for our 11 year old if it weren't for the Quebec program. Too bad my 19 year old can't benefit from it. Timing is everything.
well good news for your 19 year old is that my endo predicts that in the next 5 years Quebec will be more like Ontario and offer the insulin pump to all T1D's. I hope he is right, will just be in time for the guarantee to be up for me!
OMG! Are you kidding? I hope your doc is right! That would be amazing. By then, we would have a lot of experience with pumping so we could guide Raphael intelligently. In 5 years the pods and technology could be so much more improved as well. I will definitely keep my ears open for any news about that.
best of luck there will be some challenges but i think you and your son will be happy with the decision, throw a last shot and lantus celebration! if you have any specific podding questions as you get going ask away, my son has been using the omnipod about 2 years our biggest problems were highs after pod changes which you may have read about here we have totally resolved this with a small bolus with no food at the change. good luck, stay open minded and expect some initial adjustment to his setting.
Thank you so much for the encouraging words!
I rather enjoy a poseur, but hey, I'm weird. ;)
I hope your lovely son thrives on the OmniPod!
:) We like weird people.
Welcome aboard the Ominpod express. We're here to asssist whenever you need it. Hopefully, you won't. =)
I'm sure you people will be my lifeline! I just found out we are doing the saline start on Feb. 27 and the insulin start on March 7. I am a little nervous.