I am currently on the Anmias vibe pump and am looking into changing pumps. I have been looking into the omnipod. I would like to hear what anyone has to say for or against the omnipod. Thanks y’all in advance.
You may get more information about this issue from past posts and comments. Use the magnifying glass icon in the upper right and input “animas omnipod” and you’ll find several past threads that address this issue.
I was a pumper for many years before changing to an MDI basal/bolus regimen recently. I always recommend trying any pump before making a long term commitment. If you’re in the US and depend on insurance to finance your pump, try out a pump for at least a few weeks. Once you make the commitment it’ll likely be four years before you change pumps again, sometimes longer.
There are many happy Omnipod users on this forum. I tried the Omnipod for several months and ultimately decided it wasn’t for me. I was able to take advantage of an $199 out of pocket program offer that did not involve my insurance for the initial pump cost. My insurance did cover the ongoing pod supply. When I decided to stop using the Omnipod, I was able to get my insurance to purchase another pump for me.
I think you should be able to return a pump during the first 30 days, no questions asked, for a full refund. I would be suspicious of any pump company that did not back up their pump with that level of confidence. Good luck.
I use Omnipod for my 4 year old. I think it all depends on lifestyle. For me, remotely giving a bolus to my son without him even knowing has been worthwhile by itself. I haven’t used Animas–so I can’t give a good comparision–but am very happy with the Omnipod. Just like anything, there are pro’s and con’s.
I’ve never used anything but the Omnipod. I started with the first generation pod about a year after they came out. The second generation is considerably smaller, and I have had great success with it. I didn’t want a tubed pump, and I still can’t imagine using one, but many people are very happy with theirs, so to each his own. There are occasional failures with the pod, but they are very rare these days, maybe 3-4 per year. I place my pods on the backs of my upper arms and have had great success there. I rarely even think about having it on, whether sleeping or awake. It’s just not an issue. Good luck with your choice.