I did tubed pumps for 9 years (3 Minimed models, then the Cozmo). You can’t - or shouldn’t - take a break from it without accounting for the missed basal insulin, as Rebecca said. I could disconnect for half an hour or so, but had to take extra insulin and deal with rising sugars for the time disconnected. (They say your BG rises approximately 1 mg/dL for every 1 minute of missed basal.)
I’ve been on the pod for a little over 2 months and love it. But everyone is different. I loved my Cozmo, but the whole time I was on it, I knew I should have chosen the pod because the technology seems to all be headed in the direction of tubeless pumping. I find dealing with the pod much easier than dealing with all the extra tape, priming, tug of the tube or air bubbles in the tube (otherwise, I was never bothered by tubing), and clipping the pager-sized device to whatever I’m wearing.
Out of curiosity, where are you having site issues? Have you tried it in the small of your back? I can’t even feel it there and find it’s lower profile than my belly. I haven’t tried my arms yet because I use my arms for my cgm sensors every day and don’t want to overuse the area. But between legs, hips, butt, abdomen, and back, I love using my back.
But grayce lou, go with your gut/heart on pump choices. Every model out there has pros and cons, I can promise you that. And so do all of the companies. (I’ve also been dealing with Animas for a year because I used their infusion sets, so I can tell you I’ve dealt with the four major pump players.) I think they all have wonderful products to offer. BUT I think the pod is the best pump out there right now. I’m so glad I switched.