I suffered with the Pod for nearly 4 years until my docotr had enough of the 2-3 times a week call with large ketones. My A1C shot up to 9.8 which was the highest A1C of my life and she declared the Minimed a medical necessity and I had it 2 weeks later. The problems I had with the pods were infinit. The originally told me that 1 in 10 pods would fail but after a while I realized its about 6 in 10 fails. If you are lucky it will alarm but most of the time it does not. Every pod is different some of them work great others don't at all. The canula is supposed to go in at a 45 degree angle but sometimes its 90 sometimes it 30 and sometimes if you get lucky you get a pod that works how it is supposed to.
however there are some few and far between people who are lucky and the omnipod works for them. I wish I was one of those people. So to those of you that the pod works, don't take it for granted:)
The only way to know if it will work is to try it out. I would ask your doctor if you could trial it.
If you have a minimed then I would not recommend switching because Medtronic Minimed is the best pump and pump company on the market! 90% of all people who are on the insulin pump choose Medtronic because minimed just don't fail like the pod does!