July 11th, 2013

I’ve been so busy with school that I haven’t had much time to blog! I graduated and I’m now a Certified Holistic Health Coach, and I hope to help people who are living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as other chronic illnesses with which I’ve dealt and learned how to manage over the years. School was amazing, but that is a post for another time!

In March, after pumping with a Minimed pump since 2003 when I started pumping, I started on the Omnipod system. I absolutely LOVE it!

I love the freedom from the tubing. I love being unattached, especially at night when I’m sleeping. I love that my PDM is also my BG meter, and I really only have to deal with one device. It is a great system for me, and while I’m still on the “old” system, I still find that it is amazing and wonderful, so I know that when I get the new system, from what I hear, I’m going to be even more thrilled by the smaller pod size and features!

I was a little bit unsure about making the jump from Medtronic to another pump company since they were my one and only pump company before Omnipod, and I really had no problems with them. The tubeless thing was just too appealing for me, and while at first, that is what made meĀ uninterestedĀ in Omnipod, that is exactly what made them so appealing in the end. My sister’s wedding is coming up, and it is going to be great to be able to have my pod hidden and my PDM somewhere off to the side during the ceremony and in my purse during the night and not have to worry about hiding my insulin pump in my dress! There are going to be more times coming up where I will be dressed up, and I will be very happy to be able to wear a dress and not have to worry about where I’m clipping my pump for the day or evening. It is just so flexible!

And the beach… I was able to do whatever I wanted to at the beach, and know that I was still getting my programed basal rate. It is just awesome. I love it. I know that every pump is not right for every person, but I think that the Omnipod was the right decision for me, and I’m very happy that I made the switch!

My local representative was amazing at helping me make the decision and getting me started. Omnipod has been amazingly supportive, and I hope to work with them for a long time to come!



One Response to “Omnipod!”

  1. Scott K. Johnson on July 21, 2013 12:49 am

    Congratulations, Aliza! Way to go!

    Glad to hear that things have been going well with your new pump, too. Keep us posted, and enjoy being done with school! :-)

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