I’ll be honest. I’m really intrigued by podding! But most of the testimonials I read for the Omnipod are from first-time pump users (which is great - I think all Type 1s should pump!). Many of those chose Omnipod because they didn’t like the idea of tubing. Like most first-time pump users, they remark at the improved control and ease of use, but I can’t help but feel that’s just part of becoming a pump wearer. I’ve been a pumper for a long time. And yet, I feel I should be giving the Omnipod a second glance. I’d like to hear from those who’ve used other pumps. I hear rumors of less precise control, miss-the-mark cannulas, pod failures…but I also know that there is a greater range of infusion sites to use, more self-checks for occlusion (which is what a pod failure is alerting you to), etc.
For those that are comfortable with tubes and traditional pumping and have used more than one pumping system, can you tell me about how it’s different/better/worse than a conventional pump. I’m not coming from shots; I’m coming from a similar technology - but I’m interested. What can former ‘tubers’ tell us about ‘podding’?