Before I try and give any advice I do want to clarify that I have had experience with both of these pumps and kids who wear the different pumps. I have had diabetes 20 years, and started pumping with a minimed 508, HORRIBLE pump. Through…"
I am Gabby I am 15 years old and I have been type one for 13 years. I used the pod for 3 years. when I went to the pump class my mom forced me to get the pod a decision I was happy with for the first month. at the pump class they said 1 in 10…"
"Do you know what position your son will play? I never wore a pump when I played football, but thinking back, he shouldn't have too many problems with placement for drills and conditioning, but how much contact does he expect to experience? I…"
"We have a few items that we use when pods come loose that we can use also. However, a strong wind would blow my 75 pound son away. He's always been skin and bones and the only spots we can put the pod comfortably are around the top of his but.…"
"My 16 year old son uses his arms with an self-adhering wrap for ice hockey. At one point we were also using a Under Armour BBall Compresion Sleeve. We have not lost a pod to hockey yet even with all of the checking!
As a rotation, he also uses his…"
"I haven't donned football pads for a long time, but my inner thigh makes a good spot for playing basketball. It stays protected there. You'd have to make sure the thigh pad doesn't intefere, but I think most are cut out around the…"
"I don't have any personal experience w/ the pod and football pads, but I am pretty sure a pro football player (or maybe at least a college player?) who uses a conventional pump had a spot in his pads cut out so that his pump laid flush in the…"
We start football next week with full gear and pads. So, where do we put the pod to minimize the impact that it will take? Any suggestions from anyone with experience would be a great help. Thanks in advance!See More
"At the time my son was diagnosed, (and currently) we did not (do not) have prescription coverage. As you can imagine, we get all the free samples we can get.
But this also lead to an issue with wasting insulin. We don't use the required…"
"My son is 10 and has been active in sports since his diagnoses 6 months ago. Right now, his favorite spots are on the upper buttocks, below the belt line on either side. He wont much wear them anywhere else. This was advantageous with swimming as it…"
My son is soon to be seven years old and has been using the OmniPod system for more than two and a half years. Your decision may have been made by now, but I am happy to answer any questions and talk more about Caleb's OmniPod experience here: This is Caleb...
Would you mind sharing with me the contact information for your OmniPod rep? I've been trying, with no luck so far, to talk to someone close to Insulet engineering about the possibility of working on Mac-compatible software. It sounds like your rep might be able to help me get in touch with the right person.
Just saw your post on the omnipod forum. I was diagnosed at age 11, dis shots for 8 years, Minimed pumps for 4-5, and am now on the omnipod since dec last year. I would reply but figured a phone call might be better. I live in cental time zone and should be available to call tomorrow evening after about 5 or 5:30. I'm more than happy to chat about my experiences and it sounds like your son has a very independent attitude like I did. :-) my cell is 405-664-7223. If you choose to call, I look forward to talking with you!
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