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Pros and cons of an omnipod?

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 1989.
Toronto
Pro -freestyle strips with smallest sample of blood

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1989.
Toronto
Pro - no tubing

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1989.
Toronto
Con - price

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1993.
Mission Valley, CA
Pros - waterproof, no tubing, pretty small, can be placed lots of places. I can't think of any cons for me really. I know I'm lucky because mine are covered by insurance so cost isn't an issue for me.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2010.
Danvers, MA
I like the no tubing, waterproof (although falls off a lot in summer when doing a lot of swimming should look into extra adhesive). I like that it swaps out every couple of days so if something does happen to it you have more. The commitment of 5 years with the pump scared me even if it was the water proof one I feared would fall off in ocean and be lost. Downfall now with my daughter she only likes it in her belly. My daughter competitively dances and plays hockey and the no tubing is great for that.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1989.
Toronto
GOT IT!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1989.
Toronto
:)

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1989.I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Albuquerque, NM
I have no cons about the omnipod it's the best absolute greatest pump I have ever had in the 26 years of having diabetes!!!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1989.
Toronto
This pump is very easy to prep and set up. Only thing ... I wish you were able to customize it on the computer or with a program instead of the up and down arrows on the pdm. Takes forever to set up food favourites lol

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2000.
Oak Park, MI
It's great that there's no tubing and its very simple and easy to use, but I had a lot of 'pod errors' so it got very frustrating. I was also left with painful bruising from the pods. I know a few people who are very happy with it.

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