First, the new smaller pods are great. Then the PDM which is not so great:
1. Why do I need a PDM ID screen? (Is there a thought that a whole gaggle of us diabetics are getting together and throwing our PDM's together for fun to see who brings the right one home at the end of the night?)
2. Temp Basal. Previous you could say temp basal and go up a % or down a %. Thanks insulet for thinking we are not smart enough to understand a negative means less, so now we have to click increase or decrease and then dial up the %.
3. The beeping. The beeping. The beeping. An incessant beeping and vibrating after an hour and half to check that the pod is working correctly? Thanks big brother but I don't need the reminder.
The added kicker, today I learned that without my ok Insulet went to my insurance company as I was out of warranty and signed me up again. I received a new PDM in the mail with my podd re-order. WTF? I never received anything or gave them the ok to do that on my behalf. While I appreciate that Insulet thinks they will have an invention that will allow infusion of insulin along with CGM at some point in the future, I would like to keep my options open for the VIBE and hopefully T-slim getting FDA approval next year for a combined device.