Okay so I need some help. I have been diabetic now for 7 1/2 years. for the first 3 years I took insulin shots, since then, I have been using a Medtronic Paradigm Insulin Pump. It is now that time that I am able to get a new pump. This decision shouldn't be as hard as I am making it. I love my pump that I have now, I have no complaints. I'm not big on change, once I find something I like and I know how to use, I don't like to change, especially related to my diabetes, once you find something that works for you, you try to stick to it. I really want the pink pump :). But since I found out I can get a new pump, I've been looking around at my options. When I first got my pump over 4 years ago, I really didn't have a choice as to which one I was going to get, in fact I had no choice. I was pretty much told that this was the pump I was going to get, mainly because it was the type of pump that the person my mom talked to was most familiar with.
Since I've been looking, I've become interested in the Omni Pod. I order their demo pod, but it wasn't exactly what I expected. I like other diabetics I'm sure am concerned about the prick going in. Right now with my Paradigm, I push the needle in with the "setter" not sure if that is what it's called, then I take the needle out and leave the tube inside. With the Omni Pod I can see that the remote is the one that controls when the needle goes in. I really just want to know how that feels (a big deciding factor), but unfortunately the demo does not go in me, you only stick it to yourself to see how if feels wearing it around.
I was wondering if anyone that has an Omni Pod or has tried one has any advise. I have to make this decision soon (by the end of the year) because of insurance. I know the omni pod has no cord which is attractive, but is there anything else that really makes the omni pod stand above the paradigm?
Thanks for the responses and advice.