Do you guys ever take pump breaks? And if so, why and for how long? I've only been on the Omnipod for 3 months, love it, but am considering taking a break and doing MDI for awhile.


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I have been on both CGM (Dexcom) and pump (Omnipod) for almost 2 years, and as someone who travels internationally as a consultant, they devices have allowed me some freedom sacrificing some aesthetics to your body image.

I often take breaks (perhaps every quarter) for about a week at a time and go back to MDIs, either to coincide with vacation or when I want to feel a little bit more handsome for my wife (tough to feel uninhibited when you have electronic devices hanging from you).

It is a very personal decision, and I suspect that everyone's lifestyle and comfort will dictate how often then go on breaks. If I were to make any recommendation, I would say ask your endo/diabetes care team for an MDI regimen -- you should have it if you every run into an emergency just in case you want to try it out, rather than wait for your next endo appointment to revisit the topic).

The technology gives us a lot of flexibility and management, but there is more than one way to do things, and having choices and knowing the pros/cons of each, can allow you to make some decisions based on your comfort, mood, or plain vanity!




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