Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hump Day Pump Day: OmniPod


I am not an OmniPod user, but I have to admit there is some intrigue. It’s water proof, tubeless, and sticks directly onto your body. The Omnipod is a two part device. First you have the Pod that holds your insulin and sticks directly onto your body. Then you have the PDM. The PDM is basically the remote to control the pod and also has a built in blood glucose meter.

The main feature that is catching my eye with the OmniPod is the fact that it is waterproof. You can take a shower, jump in a pool, and not even have to think once about if you are connected to your pump or not. To me this give you absolute freedom, especially in the summertime.

Then of course there is the fact that there is no tubing. I will no longer have to wake up in the middle of the night tangled in my tubing. No more worrying about my tubing catching on a corner and tugging or ripping the cannula out completely. Again the main thing this insulin pump seems to offer is freedom and ease.

Now the PDM (Personal Diabetes Manager), this piece of the pump is really something special. Not only does it control the amount of insulin being delivered by your pod, but it also records your numbers, has a food library, and checks your blood sugars. You can say goodbye to carrying around your glucometer in your purse because your PDM has a built in one.  The PDM also keeps tracks of your trends and makes it easy to download all your information to have ready for your next doctor’s appointment.

The OmniPod seems great for the busy bee or maybe even while traveling. If you are looking for an all in one pump that is easy to use, this may be the right choice for you!


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