I have T1D; am getting a new pump and thinking about leaving my tubed medtronic pump. At first, I loved the idea of the Omnipod without tubes…then I read about alarms (or “screams”) on the pods.
I’m an attorney. I’m in hearings in court, I have to speak in front of groups regularly, and I have general everyday times where I absolutely can’t sit there with a screaming pod under my suit.
…it seems the pod could start screaming for any reason or no reason at all. If I’m in court, I’d have to stop whatever hearing is going on, find somewhere mildly private, take off my suit, take off the pod, put on a new pod, and then get back to the hearing. Well that type of nonsense cannot ever happen. Ever.
An atty telling a judge he/she has to stop a hearing or trial bc some ear piercing noise is going and you need to climb out of your clothes to pull the machine off and put on a new one is about a rude, disrespectful, and ridiculous as it gets.
It perplexes me how any professional uses a system like this. I’m sure it’s fine if you’re a kid who loves to swim or play sports, but this is as far from adult-friendly as I can imagine…and I was so excited about no tubes.
Am I missing anything? Or have I correctly assessed the situation? Thanks.