I just starting omnipoding with actual insulin this morning (yay!), and I have a few questions for you experienced omnipoders:
What is the fail rate you’ve experienced with pods? Between my saline trial and my insulin start this morning, I’ve already had 3/5 fail on me. How many pods do you carry around with you at a time in case one fails?
Do you use rechargeable batteries? The Insulet rep told my husband and I not to, but the only reason I can think of why they don’t recommend it is that they haven’t tested the pdm with rechargeables and don’t want to be held responsible if anything goes wrong.
Has anyone found a more attractive/useful carrying case? I’m not going to use the belt pdm holder because it won’t hold my lancing device and strips, and the larger case that does hold all that stuff is too big and not that attractive. I looked at some camera cases at Best Buy yesterday, but I couldn’t find any good looking ones that look professional that fit the pdm, strips, and lancing device. I looked at Levenger for some organizers that might fit, but none there are the right size either.
What is the experience you’d had with airport security? I travel for work and am going through security at least twice/week. Have you had luck just walking straight through the metal detector with your pod on?
I’m sure I’ll have more questions later on…Thanks!