By Preacher1 Latest Reply 2010-03-16 08:51:17 -0500
Started 2010-02-26 08:09:37 -0600

I have been talking to my Doctor about the use of a pump. It is called the "omnipod" and I was wondering if there are current users who would share their experience. If you are, or know someone please share how you feel. I am told that in order to get my A1c any better I will need to consider the pump. My current A1c is 7.8 . Any one who would like to know what I know can look at their website at Let me know what you think.

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Preacher1 2010-03-16 08:51:17 -0500 Report

Day 2: My sugar was 77 when I got up at 5:30. It is amazing how easy to use the pump is. I am on the omnipod and so far it is doing an amazing job. I am feeling better than I have for a very long time. I am praying that with this I can maintain a more consistent level. Time will tell but so far I am very pleased.

Preacher1 2010-03-15 13:34:50 -0500 Report

I started on the pump at 10:10 this morning. My sugar was high due to not taking the lantus at 6:00 AM. It was in the low 400's but by 1:10 pm it was back to 126. I will be looking at around 6:00 this evening to see where I am. It was awesome at lunch to just hit a few buttons and then just start eating. Our God is and awesome God.

CeeLou 2010-03-14 21:27:13 -0500 Report

Don't have any personal experience with the pod, but I am sure impressed with it. In fact I plan to schedule an appt. with my endo to see if I'd be a good candidate for one. I guess you'll get yours tomorrow. Best of luck, keep us updated.

Preacher1 2010-03-14 21:01:20 -0500 Report

I have my pump and will begin using it on Monday the 15th of March. I am praying that the results will be good. It will be a blessing to not have to take shots anymore. At present I take five shots on a normal day. If I have an episode then I take more. Thanks for all the prayers and support from all here at DC. Don

Preacher1 2010-03-01 08:38:01 -0600 Report

I am still waiting to hear from my Dr that my pump has arrived. I hope that I hear something today.

Preacher1 2010-03-02 20:07:43 -0600 Report

My pump was shipped today. I should be recieving it in 3 to 5 days. I will also be meeting with a trainer who will teach me how to use it. I will keep you posted as I go through the process.

packrat2 2010-02-26 09:23:36 -0600 Report

Preacher1..a lot of us are on the Medtronic pump, but I have seen the Omnipod pump, My Doc. put me with Medtronic
it has been very good with lots of back-up help..but not cheap…regards packrat2

Preacher1 2010-02-26 09:29:01 -0600 Report

I just talked to my insurance and they say they will cover all insulin cost to use the pump. I am starting the process today and should fing out later today when I will get my fist pump. I am a little nervous but I know I can do all things through Christ Jesus who give me strength. Phill.4:13
Thanks for all the support and prayers.

rankearl 2010-02-26 09:22:15 -0600 Report

hi i have had 2 cosmo pumps which they no longer make when the one i have gets too old i will have to get another type there are lots of good books out there regarding pumps the pump is like taking a shot aweek instead of 3 or 4 a day i use humalog insulin in mine it takes a month or so of close montoring once you do that you have it made by counting carbs at meals you delivery insulin according to your swettings can also take coverage when your blood sugar is up say yes yes to the pump good luck let me know if you need anything hugs julie

Harlen 2010-02-26 08:54:43 -0600 Report

Pumps are the best.I tested the pod liked it but it didnt holed as much insulin as I needed.But it did work well
I hope you got real good ins for the are costly in the long run,they all cost a lot lol.I love my pump and it dose help a lot in keeping my BS in check.
I wish you well and good luck

Preacher1 2010-02-26 08:53:00 -0600 Report

Wow. I thought someone would know something about this. I also just found out this morning that my insurance will refund the total cost of this device.

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