Hi there,
I've been considering getting a pump lately because my a1cs haven't been good. My "basal"/lantus keeps changing almost every week for some reason so i thought a pump might help.

Anyways. 1. Can you wear it on the side of your butt or is it too bulky?
2. Is it too bulky or uncomfortable for someone with low bodyfat?

Views: 260

Replies to This Discussion

I use the side of the butt as a site. Works out great. You just need to be careful to not put it too low or you're sitting on it and it will probably pull off. And I'm pretty lean, and it's not too bulky. A little bulky yes. You should request a test pod from Omnipod. Then you could try it out.
My son is very lean and uses his upper tush all the time. He also likes the front of his thigh and backs of his arms.
My daughter is very lean and uses her stomach with no problems. Omnipod is awaitng approval from the FDA to start using their 30% smaller (thinner Pods.) They have already been approved in Europe and are shipping them there in a few weeks (per my area sales rep from Omnipod.) Omnipod expects the smaller Pods in the U.S in early 2012 - yeah!!! You can see a picture of the smaller Pod on their website.
I am so excited for the smaller pods. I can't tell you how many times I bump my arm and feel it loosen up.
Yes - my daughter and I are very excited too!
If i buy a omnipod now will i not be able to upgrade to the smaller one when it comes out?
I was told (by my Omnipod area sales rep) that it will be completely free for all patients currently on the Pod as well as the new PDM. Omnipod will make sure that all patients currently using the Pod will get the smaller Pods and new PDM first before they are launched to the general public. I would suggest finding who your area sales rep is and working with them! Mine has been very helpful. I email her questions every so often and she always relpies back and includes her phone number if I want to talk to her directly!!




From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Partners with HelpAround in an Effort to Connect People Touched by Diabetes

  Leer en español Technology has the amazing ability to ease the stress associated with diabetes; It simply makes our lives a little more bearable. That’s why we are excited to announce DHFs partnership with HelpAround. This new application will help Read on! →

La Diabetes Hands Foundation y HelpAround uniendo las personas tocadas por la diabetes

  Para nuestra comunidad de diabetes la tecnología ha venido a llenar muchos vacíos y a hacer de nuestras vidas un poco mas llevaderas. Eso mismo nos proporciona una nueva aplicación de geo-localización llamada HelpAround (Ayuda a tu alrededor). HA Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Bradford (has type 1)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service