So many recent posts complaining about "this & that" concerning the Omnipod system.............well, I for one want to say that Omnipod is the BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME since I was diagnosed with diabetes. That is all........:) If the system doesn't fit your needs, or isn't your "style", then try something else, but don't waste my time trying to convince me that Omnipod suks, because I LOVE IT! It allows me to jog, play golf & tennis & go about life like any healthy person. Thanks for listening. johnny

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It was also the best thing that happened for my son's management of diabetes. We had a string of issues two years ago but almost no problems since - and Insulet was very helpful during that time. My son started wearing it 3 years ago, he plays sports, can change his own pump, and actually used the expression "I'm finally free" when he put it on the first time!

Ditto. Love it! Except the rash he gets sometimes..thats driving me crazy

Ditto. 25 years with Type 1. Omnipod is working great and I would not trade it to go back to taking 10 shots a day!

I agree, Omnipod is probably the best thing out there right now for my diabetes. HOWEVER, there needs to be a safe place where we can go to discuss our frustrations and complications, and who better to go to than those who understand exactly what we are talking about because they are living it as well. This is not permission to "gripe" about everything. But it is a place to get invaluable feedback and support from those who truly know what we are going through and dealing with day in, day out. That's the value I see in reading other's struggles and successes with the Omnipod. I need to hear what's going on with others because that's real life. Being diabetic isn't easy. It's a daily challenge. It doesn't have to slow you down, but it DOES affect every person very differently and we need to be able to be real about the hard stuff and help each other deal with it. I'm very happy that Omnipod is the best thing that ever happened to you, but don't take away from other's what may be very beneficial to them in being able to vent, ask questions, or just express frustration when needed. We all need that at one time or another because, honestly, it's hard sometimes. No one is making you "waste your time" to read their comments. You choose to do that on your own. Don't mean to be rude, but Omnipod isn't perfect; none of us are.

I 2nd that!

Onetta - Thank you for your reasoned, balanced, and non-inflammatory take on the reality of T1D and the value of this community! I'm glad that you wrote this. Be well.

Agreed; type 1 is coming on 40 years for me, Insulet is the best that I've yet found, not perfect, just the best.

John Bowler jbowler 2 acm.org

I agree...I love the Omni pod. There are blips, nothing is perfect, but I make it work for me!
You definitely have to give it more than a day. Good luck.

Two thumbs up!

I'm with you Omni is the best thing for my management and care... And it's not about not going back to MDI it's about swimming with my son, snowboarding with my daughter... Not running out of sites and having to use a steel cannula (contact-detach=eww scary) its about not stressing my two year old will yank a tube, or press a button on mommy! I begged insurance for a pump for TEN YEARS! When I finally got approval I met with EVERY REP! I choose omni because, lifestyle wise, it fit me best. My Endo even said "every pump is going to have issues, it's about deciding what you can live with for yourself". For me, I don't see a big change in my numbers at pod change, I have a few fails here and there but omni replaces them. My A1C is down from 8.4 to 7 and still dropping! That means I get eyesight, kidney function, and no further nerve damage. I'm amazed at the system daily. I think of it this way, if my kids were drowning in a pool I wouldn't want to worry about a 5k medical device before I could jump in. If my daughter wants to snowboard I don't worry about ruining a pump with a hard fall! Any issues are worth that peace of mind to me!
Well said!!! As a pump user for almost nine years now I agree that Omnipod is one of the better products out there. I was previously with Minimed and can tell you that NO pump is perfect. In five boxes I have had only one defective pod, which is better than the luck I had with infusion sets from my tubed pump.

Nothing is perfect when it comes to dealing with the big 'D', you just have to figure out what works best for you. In my case, chasing around two extremely active boys, the Omnipod fits my lifestyle better and allows me more freedom than a tethered pump.
I really think Omni should market itself that way... "The pump for people with kids" lol I think it so fits a parents lifestyle :)

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