Today was an active day. A good day to test the durability of the pod and how well it would stick on my body. Today on the family schedule was two pool parties and surprise b-day party in between. After an hour and half at the first pool party I began to feel the tape weakening. Five minutes later I was taking off. Best case scenario I was hoping the pod would make it to the evening pool party. I am not surprised but a bit disappointed. I would be interested to see what others do in the case of water events such as this. Today I only lost the experience of wearing it some more and the saline. But if I seriously consider using the Omnipod, I now know to take some extra precautions. When putting on the pod I used IV prep and it definitely gave it some extra stickiness. Just not enough apparently.
For now I will wait til Tuesday when I can experience the Paradigm and have my first experience with a traditional pump. I can’t say that today’s experience has made me decide against the Omnipod, but has allowed me to see just how waterproof it may be. I also have to think about which is easier, ensure a pod stays on, or simply disconnect in these situations.