"I think the OmniPod has been marvelous. I did 17 years on the MiniMed pump, moved to the OmniPod four years ago and am never looking back.
I have to brag that I did four half marathons last year and completed my first marathon with the OmniPod last…"
"I played around with the arm quite a bit, too, but my favorite spot is on my legs. I put it on the outside of my thighs, and I love it. I can barely tell it's there.
Just be patient -- it will take some time to find the right spot for you. Lots…"
"After doing the whole insulin thing for 22 years, I am likewise convinced that "bad insulin" occurs a whole lot more often than is reported. I have had situations where I have bolused, and bolused, and bolused only to have nothing happen.…"
"Awesome news! I've done three halfs (two more before year's end), two 10Ks and a bunch of 5Ks this year. I'm gearing up for my first full marathon in January. I took up running about a year ago, and there was definitely some trial and…"
"No chance, really. Medtronic owns US patents, and it's free to assert them against alleged infringers in federal court.
I agree with you on Medtronic's pace of development of its own products. I used a Medtronic pump for 20 years, and…"
"The problem was Samsung wasn't being innovative. It was pursuing its own development path for smartphones, and once iOS came along, Samsung radically changed course and copied iOS. Court documents showed that even Google's execs warned…"
"These patents look suspect for covering the OmniPod system. For starters, the claims seem to be limited to systems using a tubed infusion device with a display and keypad, which is also capable of being programmed without the remote controller.
"Just to add to my previous post... . I called Byram today, and they told me that they did not actually have my shipment of pods shipped next-day as they had assured me. My pods will finally arrive tomorrow (i.e., almost two weeks after my first…"
"When I started OmniPod therapy in the summer of 2009, I was assured that the smaller Pods and Dexcom integration were "just around the corner." I thought that meant that the horse was racing toward the home stretch, and both would be…"
"I just tried to reorder from Insulet, which I have done many times with BC/BS of Texas. I was told that due to contracting issues, Insulet is now out of network, and I have to use a third party distributor to obtain in-network benefits.
"You'll see some griping about the OmniPod here because there is no perfect pump and people are sharing information about how to make pumping with the OmniPod even better. But there is a best pump for many of us, and for this insulin pumper with…"
"The $2500 cap on FSA contributions is indeed correct. This is nothing other than a back door tax on us diabetics and anyone else who has preexisting conditions since all of us who take advantage of FSA accounts will now be taxed on as much as $2500…"
"I'm just looking for the most logical and hassle free way to deal with the TSA. But since the whole TSA process is largely nonsensical and inconsistent theater, it looks like I'm just wasting my time and I'll need to take a strong…"
HI:) I love reading your posts...and noticed you were a long time MM pump wearer and then switched to the POD, which you love. I am thinking of doing the same after years of frustration w/ tubing and Minimed. Given I should replace some of my equipment and my insurance will not cover much...I am thinking good time to take the leap! Plus...I like the DEX better for CGMS and it seems it will be integrated w/ the POD very soon. Can you share any insights...what makes the POD so much better? what were the things you found to be major improvements. Thanks for any details you can share:) Take care.
Wow. We were diagnosed within a few months of one another. And my cousin used to live in League City. That makes us...absolutely nothing. :) *laughs* But seriously, at least I've been to your town. I'm a new podder (May 09), but did many years with Minimed, too, and then Cozmo. I live about half an hour north of Dallas, near Plano. Enjoying your contributions to the many different threads in which we're both participating.
That's good to hear. :) I'm glad to hear the Omnipod is working out so great for you! I actually did the opposite as you did! I went from omnipod to minimed! Kinda funny, huh? I had a lot of issues with the Omnipod so decided to change to MM. I was SO excited to start the omnipod and really, really wanted it to work great for me too!! :( But it worked great for me in the beginning and just fizzled out on me I guess! I just wish it has lasted for me! How long have you been on it? I used it for a little less than a yr before changing to MM. Well have a good 4th of July!! :0)
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