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
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
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
Two thumbs up!