Ijust joined your site yesterday, so let me introduce myself and then I will ask for your help. I have been Type I for about 21 years. I was diagnosed right before the start of my freshman year of high school. I am a civil engineer that works for a construction company. I now live in Everett, WA, about 30 miles north of Seattle. I am married with one kid and one on the way.
Now the questions. I have taken shots since I have been diabetic. In the last 20 years my A1c's have been between 7.4-8.0. I am pretty consistant. I beleive that I control my diabetes right where I want it. The problem is that is not good for my long term health. With shots, I have to plan 12-24 hours in advance of physical activity and adjust my Lantus. This has taught me to keep my bloodsugar a little high to allow for the unseen events that may occcur. In order to keep that flexabiltiy and decrease my A1c, I am starting to think that swithing from injections to a pump would be a good decision. Do you guys think that is a reasonalbe expectation?
I think that it is. Hence my second question. I have read several posts regarding which pump is best. I'll be honest, I believe they are all capable of achieveing the same basic result and I have meetings setup with all of the reps. I really like the idea of the Omnipod and I have placed a lot of the on the no hose feature. But it seems that of the people that use them, seem to have a more issues than the Medtronics and Animas. I understand that you take the internet with a grain of salt, but the Omnipod gripes have validity, to me, becasue of the sheer volume.
Thanks for your help and I appreciate any and all input.