OmniPod Update

Speaking of anniversaries, this Saturday marked my three-month milepost using Insulet’s revolutionary new wireless insulin delivery system, the OmniPod. I feel I owe you all an update. So if the details of cutting-edge insulin pumping interest you, read on
On the whole, I’m at a loss for words to describe how thoroughly this product has changed my life. Let’s just say (conservatively), that I was taking about 6 injections/day before. That’s at…

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So… It’s officially been 5 weeks since I started on the OmniPod, and I finally tried it on my arm.  Armed.  Banded.  Armbanded.  Weird.
Already, I was so accustomed to wearing that box on my stomach that I startle each time I notice my empty abdomen: Where-oh-where has my pump gone?  Have I lost it?  Ah no, the shoulder. That’s right.  It did feel a little achy back there when I wasn’t looking.
Actually, the…

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Too Sexy for My… Pod?

So here it is.  One of the big perplexities of insulin pumping: Am I sexy with this thing on?  I know, I know, sexy is as sexy does.  But still…
As I mentioned the other day, a fellow OmniPod-er recently wrote to me:  “Somebody mentioned that (the pods) looked like ‘tumors’ and I just can’t get that image out of my mind.  I am concerned about their sex appeal even though my husband said he…

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