Medtronic vs omnipod

Okay folks I need your help! This September will be my 4 year pump anniversary meaning I have an opportunity to switch insulin pumps. I have been on the minimed pump for four years and am highly leaning towards the freedom from no tubing with the omnipod. Pros? Cons? Who has switched from Medtronic to omnipod?
Thanks in advance d-family!

Is there any way you can try before you buy? If you’re like me, you can’t afford to pay out of pocket for a pump. If you find you’re not happy with the Omnipod, is there any way out?

I’ve used many different insulin pumps including Medtronic, Animas, and the Omnipod. After five months of trying the Omnipod, I struggled with good consistent absorption and decided to return to my Animas Ping. I know, however, that there are many happy Omnipod users. In any case, it would be nice to trial one for a bit to see how you get along with it.

Good luck with your selection! I always enjoy a pump upgrade.

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What I do is the simple way. I read the good and the bad of the pumps. I found this website, and it gives a lot of details, that would help you decide http://integrateddiabetes.com/insulin-pump-comparisons/ it should give you what you want to know. No matter what, as long as you lke what you choose,you stay happy.
hope you get the better info. I have been using minimed since 2000, and you should have seen the pumps then and now. whew.

I was in a similar situation last year. I decided to do the Omnipod ‘cut the cord’ offer. It is an upgrade offer that let’s you purchase the PDM for $200 if you are still in warranty with another pump. I’m glad I did! I love the Omnipod!

There are a few quirks to adapt to from using Medtronic, took a few moths, but over all I would not want to go back.

Good luck on deciding!

Don’t forget MM should have FDA approval for the 640 G in 2016. It’s waterproof. If you get the 530 now you can upgrade to the 640 for a few hundred dollars

I strongly second what Terry said. At the very least, if you have not already done so, request the free non-operational demo pod from OmniPod so you can get a rough idea what it would be like for you to wear one.

As Terry said, most people are happy with the pod based on their preferences. However, one obvious limitation with the pod is that you have no alternative infusion sets you can try if you have infusion problems. The pod either works for you as is or it doesn’t. I would advise understanding before you jump what your options would be if you run into problems you can’t fix.

Below is a link to another discussion thread which approaches the question from the other direction. Perhaps some of the response may also be of use to you?