Hi everyone! I am new here, and would LOVE some advice. I am about to go on an insulin pump, and the choices seem SO OVERWHELMING. I've narrowed it down to two I like that are available in Canada where I live, the medtronic Veo and the Omnipod. both seem very different.
I'll be honest and say the tubing scares the crap out of me, I am worried that I'll feel constantly on a leash and hooked up like an iv patient.I know thats pretty much the case anyway, but I have a hard enough time running with my iphone/ipod case hooked on my pants, the headphone cord drives me nuts.
Then I think the omnipod seems a good idea, and I can stick it on my lower or stomach back so its less visable, but am worried that it will be like sleeping on a lump. I wonder if you stop feeling it after a while?
I actually dont know anyone with even t1 diabetes, and the one friend I tried to talk to told me that if I went on a pump that my husband would feel like he was hugging a hospital patient, (yes, they are a moron) so at this point I am desperate to find someone who has a pump to chat with.
I know my doctor is leaning towards the Veo because of the continuous moniter option, but I dont think I'll be buying it because of the cost and my extended health care doesnt cover it. however, my plan only covers one pump for every 5 years, so it makes the decision even more stressful knowing it could be hard or expensive to switch if I make a wrong decision.
anyway, I would love some advice if there are things i dont even know to ask. I've had one medical rep visit my house, and I am waiting on the other to visit as well.