I am in the 45-day guarantee period for the OmniPod. I previously used Medtronic Minimed pumps for about 15 years. I am trying to decide if I should stick with the OmniPod or send it back. I am loving the tubelss aspect and the site change process is much easier, but I am dealing with some growing pains. Accordingly, I have a few questions:
- What do you use to upload your data from the OmniPod. my CDE said I could use Diasend, but after she did some research she discovered that Diasned does not offer this feature for at-home use, only for in the clinic. I have had problems downloading the CoPilot extension form Insulet's website, so have a ticket in with the CoPilot support group, but so far have not heard anything. This is not promising. Also, have you figured out a way to see both OmniPod data and Dexcom data in the same view?
- What is the deal with the recalled strips? It looks like they've had two recalls in about six months. Is the Freestyle meter in the PDM reliable? What is your experience? I have been using One Touch Ultra for years.
- How do you figure out the adjustments that the PDM is making to your bolus estimate based on IOB or out-of-target BGs? The Medtronic display breaks out the additional or subtracted amount in the estimate so that you can see it, but the OmniPod PDM just says "adjusted for IOB" or whatever.
- Do you have post pod change highs? How do you deal with them? I did not experience this with the Medtronic pump, but am seeing them now and notice that some others in this community have seen them.
I think that's it. Thanks so much for your help!