I go into Diabetes Management at 9:00 AM tomorrow to start my omnipod! I am so excited. I have been trying to get on a pump for 5 years now, but because of stinky insurance issues have not suceeded. When I applied for the omnipod, I was informed my insurance just started covering it 3 weeks before my application was received! The Lord was definately looking out for me in my time of frustration! I was amazed. We got the call, and three days later the omnipod arrived on my doorstep! This is going to be a big step for me. After almost 11 years, I am finally getting control of my diabetes instead of letting diabetes control me. I did not, and still do not, know many other diabetics. This is why I was so happy when I found this site! I am amazed that other people ARE going through what I am going through, and they actually understand. People try to understand how I feel and what I have to go through. But the truth is they have no idea. I don’t want people feeling sorry for me, but I don’t want fake “sympathy”. Anyway, a new chapter is unfolding in my life and I am excited to see where it leads me. Not only am I starting my pump tomorrow, but I am going to be celebrating my 21st birthday in less than a month! Exciting summer this year =)
P.S. I am so very nervous about using the pump. Did anyone else feel this way when they started the pump? It may be my lack of happiness with change. I just want to know I am not alone!
Hoping for a cure,


Welcome to Podding! I love using the OmniPod! I was nervous nervous, I’m not going to lie, but my buddies on here helped me out a lot. You’ll really enjoy this community because of all of the knowledge that is here.
The Omnipod is a cool system but you have to be patient with it because you have to get adjusted and use to what your insulin requirements are. I know I was having trouble with my fasting and after dinner bg’s. I pretty much have it together now. You are not alone! Trust me…we’ve all been through the up’s and down’s and if you have any questions let us know.

have you joined the Omnipod group???