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 😉
Thanks so much Tony for the great conversation 🙂