My name is Nate and I have been a diabetic for almost nine years. I have been on MDI since the beginning and have had pretty good A1C's since. Diabetes has been a roller coaster for me though, with the highs that won't go down or the occasional and sometimes constant, lows. The hardest part has been the emotional distress factor but thanks to a support group and therapy, it has gotten a lot better.
The option for an Omnipod has come up an an option for a first pump and I can not make a decision. The salesman is a very nice guy but a bit pushy. I really like the whole tubeless thing but my only concern is sleeping with it and how much of a problem that would pose. I have a dummy pod that I need to put on to test it out but am a bit hesitant to do so. The fact that a new and smaller one might be coming out is good news as well. I have a Dexcom which I've had for three years and have gotten used to sleeping with so I'm wondering if that's comparable.
The new pump, the T-slim also looks amazing. I held it in my hand and it felt just like an Ipod with a nice touch screen. Now I'm debating on those two but leaning towards the Omnipod since they have a lot more experience, compared to a new company like Tandem (T-Slim).
Also, one person mentioned that having an Omnipod on during intimate moments might get in the way since it's kinda big...
I would appreciate as much input to help me make an informed decision. I'm starting a new career, might be getting a new car and now, I'm worrying about starting on pump therapy as well. Stress is an understatement. Thanks to exercise, my sanity is still intact.
Thank you guys so much!