I’ve been using the OmniPod for just over a year now. I started on it and the Dexcom CGM in June/July of last year.
I try to take a break off the pump when my backup Lantus is about to expire, so I’m on a pump break right now.
Before the Omnipod, I used a Medtronic pump. Of course, I was happy to be free of the tubes, but the Omnipod can be a real pain in the a$$ with the alerts, beeps, and screams. I’ve learned how to manage it, but when you get an occlusion or some other error or the darn thing falls off (I’ve had a few incidents where I cut it too fine next to a door and the pod rips right off), you can also end up wasting a lot of insulin if that failure happens just after you attach.
Anyway, what I’m finding is I’m not that broken up that I’ve not been wearing the pods for a couple of weeks. I did miss my Medtronic a bit more, but it’s probably because the errors were a lot less frequent. (Not sure about that 100%, but that’s my theory.
I’m sure I’m not the first person to consider this, but I’m thinking it’s time to take an indefinite pump break. If you’ve done this before chime in. I’d love to hear your perspectives on this.