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  1. stephanie
    stephanie September 7, 2008 at 10:48 pm | | Reply

    I am a 23 year old who was diagnosed 1 year ago with type 1 diabetes. I am now a pod user. I have been on this pump for about 2 months. I went from taking 6 shots a day (Novolog and Lantus) to now changing my pod every 3 days. In the two months I’ve been using the pod my blood sugars are in the normal range for the first time in the year that I have been dealing with diabetes. (Between 90 and 115 usually). I love the freedom that this device gives me. I am pretty active and have always been and giving myself injections with a needle 6 times a day was wreaking havoc on my life. Any time I wasn’t going to be at home, I had to carry my glucometer, strips, needles, and insulin with some sort of cold pack. With the pod I have everything I need right here. I keep strips and a lancet in a zip lock baggie in my purse and the wireless PDM stays on my side relatively out of the way. I usually wear my pod on the front or side of my legs or on my stomach and occasionally on my arm. It’s really light weight and I cannot even tell that it is there most of the time. I would recommend the Omni pod to anyone! The only thing I wish Insulet offered is a way to check your BS levels without having to use strips and a lancet (like the Medtronic Pumps). Maybe one day they will have it! This device has completely helped manage my diabetes and kept so much stress off of me! I LOVE IT!!

  2. Christine
    Christine September 8, 2008 at 7:19 am | | Reply

    I sooooo wish software would analyze bgs using time period tags. Great- I had a 60 and a 159 here in this time slot. But wait! The 60 was before the meal (and after the gym), and the 159 was after. Big difference then. It doesn’t help me to know that both readings occurred between 12-2pm if I can’t tag them and get averages and lists of readings around meal times and exercise.

  3. Lauren
    Lauren September 8, 2008 at 5:15 pm | | Reply

    I may be in the minority here, but I tried the Omnipod and hated it. The pod was so noticeable, it was quite obvious that I was wearing a bizarre egg-shaped device. I felt that it really compromised my privacy. I also didn’t like the idea of being dependent on a company like Insulet when technical problems arose.

    Not to revive this debate, but I still stand by the way I analyze my blood sugar: look at my meter and remember what I did 2 hours ago. If I stared at pie charts and log books I would have less time to a)study and b)exercise, prepare healthy meals, and otherwise manage my blood sugar (latest A1c 5.0).

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  7. Andy
    Andy April 23, 2009 at 1:40 am | | Reply

    They have good idea about Open System, but I don’t think it will work unless companies get together, which they won’t.
    I am developer of Open Source project (GGC, http://ggc.sourceforge.net) and I have problem getting data from companies about their devices, if I asked them to volunteer some of their people for an open project, they would send me straight to hell.
    If Omnipod people are willing they could create open library, which anybody could use, or at least give developers help they need (read documentation about protocol).
    Andy

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