It has been over a week since making the switch from a tubed, more traditional portable pancreas (insulin pump) to the OmniPod. It has gone very smoothly thankfully, which is what I was hoping for. Here are a few things that I love about the Omnipod:
Showering – being connected continuously and not having to feel rushed to get connected again to my pump.
Getting dressed/using the ladies room – not having to worry about keeping a pump connected while moving articles of clothing around.
Working out – not having a pump weighing down my pants!
Using back sites – yeah I’m not so bendy or flexible anymore (thank you getting older and putting on a few pounds) so having to just stick the pod on without having to pull a needle out or reconnect is so much easier.
Automatic priming and insertion – I love that the pod primes itself and mostly that it inserts itself with the push of a button on the PDM!
The PDM – this thing is awesome. All the information right there on the meter/manager without having to download anything is great. I think the lists of BG history is my favorite.
I think most of what I love about it comes down to not having a pump to keep somewhere on my body. It wasn’t really the actual tubing that I minded so much but I feel so “free” with just a pod on my skin. Now I can wear my pancreas on my sleeve! Or my back. Or my tummy 😉
Also, please go on over and check out my interview with Tony from Blogging Diabetes! Podcast
Thanks so much Tony for the great conversation 🙂
4 thoughts on “What I Love About It.”
It was great talking and hope to see you on Saturday at the JDRF. You really make some great cases for the ‘pod verses a traditional pump. I’m not sure how to “insert” the pod, but back sites would be nice because I’m probably overusing my current 4 sites. Thanks again Stacey!
Glad to hear you’re liking the Omnipod, Stacey! Thanks for the update. I’ve been contemplating it myself, and hearing your thoughts is helpful.
I am glad you like it Stacey. I still know it’s not for me though lol
That is great, Stacey! I’m so happy that the pod is working out well for you! Good news is always nice to hear:) Congrats!