I chose to give the Pod a try and I hated it. It worked for a little while b/c I forced myself to make it work and then customer service was the worst I have ever had in almost 20yrs of pumping. Back on my Ping and I can't believe I ever tried any other. Thank God my Endo told me to order a full supply for my Ping as if he knew the Pod wouldn't work for me and he wanted me to not give up the Ping. I LOVE it and will not ever do this again. I set it at minimal stuff b/c all those whistles and bells just get on my nerves and it's almost like my Disetronic which had maybe 1 memory spot ha ha

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Comment by Courty1 on March 23, 2011 at 8:04pm
Hello Sandy! I am a born again diabetic now for 2 months and I am trying to get my numbers down. I have read a bit about the Omni pod and feel like it might be a fantastic option for me. I tried the Cozmo for about 6 months a few years ago and absolutely hated it, mostly b/c of the tubing and the bulk of the box. I see that you tried the Pod and hated it, just wondering why it didn't work for you specifically. Looking for some feedback from unhappy users before I discuss this w/ my endo next week.... Thanks!
Comment by Sandy Palmer on March 24, 2011 at 4:26am
I couldn't place the pods on my back as then I couldn't lean back and not on my stomach b/c I'm a tummy sleeper so that left my sides only. When I would put it on my arms I would walk past a door frame and wripped them off a few times. I had some that worked great and then I had just as many that didn't work at all. No failure alarm but my sugars just kept going up. Then when you leave your PDM at home which I did you can't bolus or do anything other than have your basals run. Customer service in my case was horrible. I had rude people bark at me. I am telling you one lady was so rude that I told her I don't even talk to my dog that way. If it had not been for the wonderful rep that I ordered it from fixing all the issues I had I would have reported the company both to my insurance and to the military consumer office. However he made it all right in the end so I am just going back to my ping and no hard feelings. What works for one doesn't for the next and you might love it. I do believe they have a month window that you can return it if you don't like it but I'm not sure.

Good luck to you.
Comment by Hamish Norton on April 7, 2011 at 9:02pm
Hey I've still got a Disetronic. Nothing wrong with simplicity. :)
Comment by Sandy Palmer on April 8, 2011 at 5:44am
How do you still have one? Don't they have timers that run out or was that just on the European models? I got mine in germany. They wouldn't reload them with more timers once it was time for mine....
Comment by Sandy Palmer on April 8, 2011 at 7:41am
I was wrong. I had the H-Tron. :o)
Comment by Hamish Norton on April 8, 2011 at 6:01pm
I've had a D-TRONplus now for 6.5 years. They last only 2 years. I originally brought mine when they still serviced them, but when I got to the end of the second year they just gave me another. Then at the end of 4 years you were suppose to be able to pay for a service fee and get the life extended for another 2 years, but instead they just charged me the service fee and gave me another new one. Then at the end of the 6 year (back in November) they obviously still had a few lying around so they offered me one at a good price so I took it. I couldn't afford new model at the time so it was perfect. So I'm on my 4th D-TRONplus. :)
Comment by Sandy Palmer on April 8, 2011 at 6:09pm
Wow that is great. You got lucky. What will you do after this one? :)
Comment by Hamish Norton on April 8, 2011 at 6:14pm
To be honest I'm not sure. I do like the look of some of the features that the new pumps have, particular the bolus on board concept, and the duration of insulin action concept. Doing the whole, "how do I get better control" thing at the moment. And am reading on stuff in "Pumping Insulin" by Walsh and Roberts.
Comment by Sandy Palmer on April 8, 2011 at 6:22pm
Yes but the IOB only allows stacking boluses and we all know that you shouldn't stack boluses to begin with. That is why the old pumps didn't have it. You just didn't do it. You gave insulin and then made sure that you did not bolus again for the next 4hrs. Tell me how it is. I have the book but I can't seem to get interested in it. I've had some very extensive inpatient pump training 2ce for 3wks so I can't seem to get into it. I wish I still had my German book that my Endo wrote. I think it was called the A B Cs of pumping;. I never thought I'd be the kind of person to wish back simpler times... lol
Comment by Hamish Norton on April 8, 2011 at 6:31pm
I like things to be simple too. :) I must admit I've been kinda skim reading it a bit and just pulling out the useful stuff.
The book is a touch verbose and I think they could explain a few things in a simpler way.
With my life style there is no way I can go 4-5hrs with out eating. Today is hard enough, as I really want to check my basal profile after guessing for so long. I had breakfast at 8:30am, a snack to avoid going low at 10am and now it's 1:30pm, so 5 hrs later and no bolus on board so I can start to check my basal for this time of day. The big question is now how much long can I stave myself for?

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