My daughter was diagnosed a year ago and is currently having difficulty getting consistent bloodsugar control using shots so we want to switch to the Omnipod. Any suggestions on making this transition easier? She is 11 and is very active- plays soccer & swims almost year round.
I see that many people have various issues ranging from where to place the pod, pod failures (something I hadn’t even considered being an issue), and having it fall or rip off. I am assuming the positives outweigh the negatives and if there are any tips we can learn before starting the pump that would prevent some of these issues I would love to hear them.
I see that lots of people place the pod on their lower back & butt. How do you sleep like that without ripping it off? I am assuming that is not a good spot when playing sports???
Also curious about any self conscious issues with the pump showing through form fitting clothes & swim suits. Her good friends know she is diabetic, but she is very self- conscious about others knowing and wearing a swim suit it will be pretty obvious. In time I’m sure it will not be an issue, but if anyone has dealt with similar feelings from their kids I’d love to hear how they felt about wearing the pump & dealt with the questions from others that are sure to arise.
I appreciate any insight /tips you can give me about the pod:-)