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Pump Choice

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Dema_92, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Dema_92

    Dema_92 · Member

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    Hey guys,

    My pump (Animas Vibe) is coming to the end of its warranty period :( I have been offered the choice of either a Medtronic 640g or a Omnipod.

    I am just looking around and see what people say about the Omnipods.

    I have been on a tubed pump for 8 years and I know what I can, can't and shouldn't do :) I was looking on people experience on the following:

    - vigorous exercise (crossfit/weightlifting)
    - vigorous chilling out (sauna/hot tub/steam room)
    -sleep and pressure on the infusion sites.

    Thanks everyone ;)

    Sal
     
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  2. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Sal, I see you've just joined, so welcome aboard.

    I'll tag @himtoo and @Mel dCP , who both use omnipod and will hopefully pitch in with a steer on it.
     
  3. Dema_92

    Dema_92 · Member

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    Hi Scott,

    Yeah, I have known this website for a little while, decided to join today :) thanks for the help.
     
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    sweetbloodsher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey, Sal. I've had an omnipod for a month. You can swim with it, but they recommend against taking it in the jacuzzi. I recently tried it by applying the pod to the back of my arm and keeping that arm above the water, but it wasn't easy...lol. I like that you can shower with the pod. Good luck.
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Thanks for the tag :)

    I’ve been using Omnipod for just over three months but can’t answer your first two questions as I don’t do rhose things. However, sleeping isn’t a problem, even when lying directly on it - but I do have a very good memory foam mattress, so it doesn’t dig in.
     
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  6. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    Hi Sal

    been on omnipod for 3 years -- but unfortunately i don't do the first 2 items

    as far as sleeping goes i havent had any issues with pressure on the infusion site

    if i could suggest you check out Instagram -- there are a few peeps using omnipod that do loads of exercise ( weight lifting and long distance running etc )
     
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  7. Dema_92

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    Thank you all who have answered so far it was really appreciated, I have a snoop around on the internet and I think I am more inclined (I'd say 75% sure) I will go for a Omnipod. :)

    Other experiences are still more than welcome :)

    Thanks again :)
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    hi there-- my reply was pretty vague .... sorry.... try willrun4insulin , and running_diabetes on insta -- they're awesome
     
  9. Dema_92

    Dema_92 · Member

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    Nope it was absolutely fine, I went and looked at the #omnipod on IG, found some amazing people showing things I was interested in :) didn't think about that at all.

    So thanks so much
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    awww thats fabulous --- hope you have found the things you need to help make your decision
     
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