Not sure where to start?
Maybe I should just get to the point... I've been a T1 for 21years now and averaging mid 6's and low 7's on my A1c while taking only two shots a day. Of course there have been times when I had to take an extra shot here and there. : ) I've averaged these A1c's for the past 7 years if not longer with just my family care doctor. The past two years I have been debating if I wanted to get myself on the insulin pump. While doing my research I came across the OmniPod and I said to myself wow! look at this... no tubes, stings etc…nice! So I waited and now the time has come where I had to the option to get it. I spoke with my family doctor and we both decided it would be the best thing to do and get this year. So I went ahead and started the process.
Well currently right now I'm in the stage where I have the OmniPod at home not being used and I'm waiting to visit an Endocrinologist come 9/12/07 regarding the OmniPod. Come to be that the reason for this is that my family doctor who has been treating me for the past 10years is unable to help me get started and has recommended me with the OmniPod support to visit a Endo. So this is where I am at right now. Taking Shots and looking at my OmniPod in the box unused every morning I wake up and every evening. Of course the morning because this is when I take my 1st shot and the evening when I take my 2nd shot.
Now I'm just hoping that come my appointment with my new Endo that I have not yet met that I just hope I don't walk out of that office without getting started on my OmniPod. FYI: at the same time I'm trying to get a Training rep from OmniPod to show up at my appointment to get started. The Training Rep I spoke with suggested this during my search for the endo.
My other concern here is that I only have 45 days to return the device if I’m not happy with it. I don’t see how I’m not going to like it. After seeing it over and over I just don’t know how I’m going to put myself through it if I have to ship it back. I just don’t want this Endo to look at my record and say… Oh, you don’t need this. Your doing great! Or come back in 3 months and we'll see what we could do about this device. (let's hope NOT)
So I feel that all this time and effort that was put in might just turn out to be a waste of time. Let alone a waste of time for the OmniPod people. OmniPod has been so helpful and concern in trying to get everything up and running for me. In matter of fact I don’t think I would have even gone this far if it wasn’t for the OmniPod Team.
There is a whole lot of other information missing but I just wanted to try and hit the bullet points.
Well wish me luck