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I have a CGM as well and no, there is no tubing and it is pretty small. BTW, I have blood in the window of my omnipod, so something new to worry about...just need to keep checking my numbers to make sure the insulin is still going in. I am glad you got new numbers and I hope you have a better night ; )
I have the Dexcom and so far I like it for trends. I at least know when I am going up and down even though it is not always accurate.
Well my number is still good after my dinner bolus, so the site is still good even though it is bloody...
I have the Dexcom also and I just got a saline trial of the Omnipod yesterday. As a new Dexcom user and just having the saline Omnipod put on, they are actually very similar in shape. The Omnipod is a little bigger than the Dexcom but they are both comfortable to me. No tubes on either. The tubes are what kept me from a pump for years so I was anxious to try the Omnipod.
This weekend was a little hard because I didn't have an appetite and because I didn't suspend my basal during that time, I often went low. I also forgot to suspend it when I went dancing which always causes me to go low (urban ballroom dancing is a good workout!). It all amounts to me still adjusting to using the pod. I've changed it twice with no problem and still love it. I know the few little issues are a part of the adjustment period and I'll be fine
Urban ballroom dancing sounds great! I am also loving the pod. I am still figuring out the exercise part as I still go low after my hour long workouts even when I do a temp basal at %50 for 3 hours. I have had it on my abdomen, arm, and now my low side back. Where have you won yours?
Make sure you lower your basal half an hour BEFORE you start exercising...that's how I get rid of my exercise lows! I wouldn't suspend completely, just lower my basal and have a small snack, that way you don't have to deal with post-exercise highs from having NO insulin in your system...
Another excellent spot to wear your pod is on your thigh. I like to place it on the front of my thigh (so when I lay on my side I'm lon laying on it)
Good luck, Ladies, and let us know if we can help you with anything else!
I once asked at a restaurant for their nutritional information, and explained that I had diabetes and need to know how many carbs were in things to determine how much insulin to give myself. The lady told me that their items were gluten free!!!! Seriously?!?
I'm just going to be starting the Omnipod in a week. How's it going? I'm also going to first try it on my arm.