@jane – congratulations on getting an Omnipod! I’ve been told I can’t have one because the local hospital has done a deal with Roche and they have a cupboard full of their kit. I could pick one up within days if I wanted to but, like you, I think the lack of tubes makes it the Omnipod a no brainer. I am told that, because of the Roche deal (bulk discounts??) the Omnipod is too expensive in comparison!
The choice of pumps (or lack thereof) available to people clearly varies widely; so does anyone have any experience of successfully persuading their local hospital to give them a “non-standard” pump?