1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Which pump?!

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by AlexB, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,696
    Likes Received:
    5,290
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Hi, there have been quite a few negative posts regarding Omnipod on various forums, including this one so make sure you do your research very carefully.
    I have the Vibe pump and it sits clipped to my pocket and that's where it stays, I don't take it off for bousing . Only time it's not there is at bedtime and when I have a shower. Vibe is 100% waterproof, people have swam the channel wearing them :)
     
  2. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,086
    Likes Received:
    2,018
    Trophy Points:
    178
    The CellNovo is almost tubeless, but for me had a few drawbacks.

    1) the handset was never completely off, which is an issue for me in the industries I work in.
    2) the positioning of the pump was quite critical as the corners could dig into you, sleeping could be uncomfortable
    3) if positioned wrongly it became an issue for some sports, particularly yoga with twisting and bending
    4) not sure about the omnipod, but the cellnovo forced a reservoir change at 3 days regardless of remaining insulin.
     
  3. Roy.K

    Roy.K Type 1 · Newbie

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    I'm on an omnipod ,and have been since March. I wear mine on my upper arm and have had very few issues with it, I sometimes stretch the 3 days out until the empty reservoir alarm sounds, but it behaves beautifully, the smallest amount of insulin it can dispense is increments of 0.05 units or 0.0005ml. I was taken by the wireless nature of the device as the conventional pump had me wondering about sleeping with the cannula trailing across the bed but the pod is very in obtrusive. Now although the pdm has a built in bg meter, I continue to use the accuchek mobile meter as it is more convenient than inserting test strips each time. It seems pretty robust, and the pods stay where you stick 'em...
     
  4. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    4,723
    Likes Received:
    5,436
    Trophy Points:
    198
    have read thru this topic -- thank you to everyone for valuable insight

    I am awaiting going to a pump ( first dietician appt december 16th ) and been offered the

    animas Vibe
    paradigm Veo
    Omnipod

    before reading this thread i had leaned toward the omnipod and after reading it still is in pole position for me.
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook