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Omnipod help!

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by MeganTetley, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. MeganTetley

    MeganTetley Type 1 · Member

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    I'm considering moving from the Accu check combo to the pods, and I'm after some answers!

    1. What is the insertion process like? Does the needle remain in you for the whole three days? Or is it a plastic tube under your skin?

    2. How painful do you find the insertion?

    3. How comfortable is it to wear?

    Thank you so much!
  2. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I’ve been using it since August and I love it.

    1) insertion is all done automatically by the controller, it’s a spring loaded needle that inserts the soft cannula about 7mm deep and then retracts, so it’s not stuck in you the whole time.

    2) not really - no worse than a finger prick with a slightly blunt lancet imo.

    3) depends where you put it - I’m aware of it in some places, and in others I forget where it is!
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