Yup! I’m a die-hard OmniPod user myself and can’t recommend it enough.
Here’s my post on the new offer, btw:
Done. Started podding today!
It’s a little bittersweet to see my trusty Cozmo over there battery-less on my nightstand, but sadder still is that I’ve had “I’ve Got No Strings” stuck in my head for 12 hours now…
OMG! Mel, you started PODDING!!! how do you like it? Did you get the new PDM?
I am also a die-hard Podder:) I love it
Thanks, Cherise! I got the original PDM, but for only $50 and no pump trade-in, so I was sold. I think I’ll be eligible to upgrade to the new PDM with everyone else for the upgrade price. We’ll see. I may make sure I have the hang of this one first.
So far, I am falling fast for it. (My only complaint is that it takes longer than I’m used to to deliver a bolus. I don’t know if that’s normal for podding or what.) My blood sugars have been fabulous today since I started (though my CDE and I almost forgot to unhook me from my other pump - double basal anyone?). I think the PDM is really easy to use and even feels smaller than I expected once I actually got it in my hand. (It fits in my wristlet I like to carry!)
My CDE said their office had a meeting with some Insulet reps last night and learned a lot of new stuff coming for the Omnipod. She said she highly recommended going to the new PDM. So I will wait and see what my options are. If anyone is considering the other pump offers though, this one takes the cake. It’s a brand new device - not refurbished - and they don’t require you to relinquish your Cozmo to redeem the offer. You just have to prove you actually own one.
I think this may be a good fit for me. I kept walking around today lifting up my shirt for my high school students. As if they didn’t think I was crazy enough already! “Look, look at my back!!!” If I can just keep my clothes on, this should be a great experience. Just this month, I know I have events where I have to wear a formal gown or a swimsuit or a costume…and I will feel great knowing I don’t have to worry about where I put my pump.