I am happy that you are having success with Dexcom and the pump. For us, it is so much better than MDI!
We didn’t really consider Medtronic when selecting a pump because I am not willing to give up Dexcom for the Medtronic cgm. The main way I use Dexcom is for the alerts on my phone while he is at school or sleeping. I’m so used to it now that I don’t want to be without it. His Dexcom numbers are also displayed on his Tslim pump.
He thinks the touchscreen is cool. It is so easy to use which is a big factor for us because we are aiming for him to take complete control of diabetes at school by next year. Less time in the nurses office cuts down on missed instruction.
My son went to Camp John Warvel last year…which is a diabetes camp. I was so scared for him to go but it was a really good experience. They teach them to be independent. I didn’t sleep the entire week he was there but he had a blast.
He was just like every other kid there. Everyone has to test BG and everyone needs insulin so it’s not a spectacle. The entire staff either has diabetes or is a medical professional. He has been counting down the months until he can go again. If you guys have access to a diabetes camp, I really recommend it.
We considered Omnipod because it is tubeless but since we can’t even keep Dexcom attached while he wrestles, it didn’t seem like a good option for us. When he wrestles, we can detach the pump and reattach it afterward without having to change his pump site. The tubing hasn’t bothered him yet.
I’m glad you guys are happy with your Omnipod! There seems to be something for everyone. Hopefully our kids have many more successful years. AND…Hopefully we make it through puberty and college with our sanity intact. Good Luck!