I’m in the opposite spot as you, @Trays3. I’m on a Minimed 522 and the BC provincial gov’t has just this week decided to cover pump costs (YAY!), but ONLY for the Omnipod, so I’m looking at switching (not happy about it). I don’t much care about the tubing. If I get an omnipod I think I’ll want to tether the PDM to myself to myself with a watch chain, I’m so terrified to lose it the way I often misplace my meter!!
I love that the new Minimed has the option to have an alarm go off in a preset window of time. I want to ensure I never forget meal insulin (which somehow happens a couple times a week with the chaos of family, lessons and meal time). I also want the feature where it turns itself off in the night if it detects on ongoing lows (with CGMS). I think in Canada you can get it with or without the sensor option.
My concern with the Omnipod is it feeling like I’ll pull something so big off my leg every time I drop my pants. And that the alarms will go off and be hard to silence. An I like the quiet vibrate setting of the Minimeds. And the needles are shallower. Those are MY fears, feel free to allay them!
Lastly, I get all my supplies as a regular prescription at the pharmacy. I always give them 5 days notice to ensure they have got everything in stock. I always order 4 things: test strips and insulin, 90 days of Minimed Quick-sets (the tubing and cannulas) and Minimed Reservoirs (that attach to tubing and are inside the pumps). I find the quick-setter totally painless.
Happy to talk pros and cons about both systems. Cons of Minimed - I do hate going to the lake where I have to leave my pump on the beach (trying to find someone to watch it for me while I swim) and too long at the pool (+2 hours) and the loss of basal will effect me later on so I need to take a bolus when I first get out.
(Ha, I just found my old 507 in a box @Scott_Eric! Maybe I should pop a battery in it!)