This sounds like it’s about a CGM at first but it’s not. It’s about using them together!
I am on Omnipod and a Dexcom 6. I had been on a Libre sensor before the Dexcom. It just depends on you really. I have tended to be a lazy tester. Before CGM, I would test 3-6 times a day. With Libre once or twice the first day, but I would overlap the sensors for about 12 hours to help gauge how off the new one was so I knew and go from there.
I once read where someone had said you have to commit to the sensor when I had first started wearing the Libre sensor. And really they were right. That works for the Dexcom. You have to decide if you want to trust it.
So I tested and calibrated the Dexcom quite a few times when I first switched to it. By the second Dexcom sensor I tested it twice the first day and then about day 4? It’s off by about 5. I input the number it tells me into my Omnipod for dosing most of the time. Sometimes I just dose from what carbs I am eating. I am one that is quite ready to not finger stick unless I decide I really have to. I use the Dexcom number to bolus or make adjustments and rarely finger stick for days!
I absolutely love my Omnipod. It’s the only pump I have ever worn however, but I can’t see myself switching to a pump with tubes ever.
Rolling on it at night has never affected it for me, you just get in the water or shower with no preps or changes. You can wear it in a ton of different places, back of arm, legs stomach etc. Application is easy. I just put on a new pod every 3 days. And the programming is super easy. You can set different basal programs, just give yourself a bolus, input carbs for it to decide, different basal rates all day. Different carb ratios during the day, different corrections too. And easy to change anything you want to. I’m not sure about other pumps but I gather it’s not always easy to just decide to give yourself a bolus with no other input and the Omnipod does by just pushing a few buttons. Like I said I love it!