@Richard – I found this lurking behind the scenes, I’m not exactly sure why, but I’ve reposted it here so people can see it…
I’ve been lurking in the shadows of Shoot Up over the past few days having stumbled across the site whilst searching for some advice/re-assurances on my newly fitted Omni Pod, so I thought it was about time I showed my face!!
I have to say what a breath of fresh air it is to find some like minded diabetics, and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading my way through the forum and blog postings on the site.
Here’s a little bit about me and my diabetes – I am 31, diagnosed with type 1 in 2005, which came as a huge surprise at the time, but now knowing a little more about genetics it shouldn’t have seeing as my younger brother was diagnosed in 1992 at the age of seven. My control has seen the good, the bad but luckily to date not the ugly!! After a long drawn out battle against ;
Ooops – thanks Alison, it would appear that I’m a prolific lurker!! Not quite up to speed with this forum lark yet!
So far so good (well, as good as can be expected after a week), it appears to be an incredible device and I’m sure once I’ve made a few adjustments it is going to be a real asset! I’d be really interested to hear about other peoples experiences using the Omni Pod as I’ve not really come across too many “user reviews” online.
There are one or two at my clinic I think (though as a relative newbie pumper myself I’m yet to actually bump into any of them).
If you can bear the thought of Facebook, there’s a Pump Users group on there that might have a few, and then there’s always INPUT and ‘Insulin Pumpers UK’ to scour for likely candidates.
Hope your transition goes well. Some take to it like a duck to water, others need a little more ‘settling in’. Took me at least 6 months to get enough fine-tuning hours in to start getting the results I wanted when I made the switch
Hi Mike. I’ve not seen too many dicks take to the water in my time so I’ll have to take your word for that
Thanks for the site/page recommendations, I’ll check them out. I’ll also do my best to post regular updates on successes/failures and other interesting discoveries along the way, in case there are other people who have an interest but are too shy/afraid to ask, after all we’re kind of all in this together!
I started on the Omnipod from MDI 6 months ago and generally think its an improvment to my life, I seem to have more energy, less sugar swings etc, the only downsides really are when the technology gets the better of me, ie Does a high blood sugar mean a) bad carb guess, b) am I getting ill? c ) is there an occlusion, d) has the cannula inserted properly, e) is high sugar due to new pod settling in? This sounds like a lot of whining but really I wouldn’t change back and I think a lot of new pumpers find this.
I’ve just been testing the Omnipod on holiday in Corfu and it all worked brilliantly, I spent the week in water and the pod stayed on and remained discreetly positioned at the back of my bikini, (should I be sharing this with strangers, well why not ?). Lows weren’t too low but Greece has always been a place where you meet other type 1’s under the table as I occasionally forget that you should never ever bolus until food is in front of you. Actually I think at the moment you might even meet hypers under the table too as the poor Greek sods are probably having difficulty getting any insulin at all. That digression aside, do let me know how you get on as I don’t know many other Omnipoder’s either and am still learning.