Hello everyone! I came to this site to figure out if the Omnipod would be good for me and my line of work via the responce from those individuals who do roughly the same line of work as I.
I am currently using the Accu-Chek Aviva Combo pump. My Endo is talking about the switch over to the Omnipod, but I have concerns.
I install and maintain DirecTV. So I’m out in the hot blistering sun in the summer sweating perfusivly while I dig trenches, holes, running cable through very tight areas such as crawlspaces and attics.
I had tried the Dexcom before but it always fell off the same day I put it on, so I’m a little weary of this product.
How well does the adhesive stay through sweat and high heat?
Would this device send a code of it overheating and stop delivering insulin?
Does its bulkiness get in the way?
Does the needle stay inside your body or does it retract with a plastic piece that stays inside?
I should also mention that I’m 5’8 and 160 lbs soaking wet, and most of my weight is from muscle. So I dont have much fatty areas on my body if the needle is long. Laying on a needle that would go through my fat and I to my muscle while I’m moving through a crawlspace seems painful.
Any help would be great.