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sesha_vinodh posted:
hi friends,

i checked my A1c yesterday and it was 8.4 and i am very upset with my readings and i am planning to get a insulin pump if it suits me .as of i heared omnipod with CGM is the latest and and it tubeless too ..

1.how far does it work good . ?

2.what is the net cost of this pump without claims and other things .?

3.is it available in all over the world (particularly in india) ?

4.is omnipod with CGM (tubeless) is best ?

5. is there any other pump with advanced features than this .?

please guide me through.

vinodh
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Sol04 responded:
I'm also looking into getting a pump and from what I've seen the Medtronic looks to be the best one, because it has alarms that go off when you are outside of your target blood sugar range, none of the others have that....my doctor said that their might be a clinical trial for a sensor that goes with the omnipod pump, but I have'nt tried to see about it....I think I've already decided on getting the Medtronic one.
 
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swimKE responded:
I have been a diabetic for 20 yrs (I'm 27) and have used disetronic, cozmo, and now the omnipod. 1. I just started using the omnipod. So far so good. I love the fact that there is no tubing. I was having problems with my old pump falling out of my pocket and becoming detached. I forget the omnipod is even there. The cather is introduced by the pod and the noise it makes is a little scary. Also, the pod deactivates after three days automatically. You cannot drag it out like other pumps. The alarms are very loud. It also does not have the 'test your blood sugar now idiot' alerts like the Cozmo did. 2.I believe that 3 months worth of supplies is about $1000 before insurance. I'm not sure about the cost of the PDM. I paid $200 in total but it was for switching from Cozmo. 3.The company is based in Boston but I'm not sure where it is available. 4. I've never used a CGM. I don't like having another thing inserted into my bdy. I have enough scar tissue as it is!! But the PDM has a built in freestyle monitor. 5. The PDM is very easy to use and read and the whole system seems more idiot proof that other systems. Besdes the built in monitor and lack of tubing, it has a carb library built in and not a separate device like other systems I was researching. You can play with the PDM virtually online.

Hope that helps!!
 
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Dawg2377 responded:
I have been on the Omnipod for a year now. It is virtually idiot proof and you don't even know it's there most of the time. I never used a pump before the Omnipod so I can't speak for the others, but before I began using it my A1C was 9.4. After 3 months my A1C had dropped to 7.4 and it has been steady around 7 for the past year.

I am a police officer too so my Omnipod has taken some abuse and it has never given me any problems.
 
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billy078 replied to Dawg2377's response:
I am in the same field. What do you think is the best place to wear an omni pod if you are wearing body armor and a full duty belt and may be in and out of a car all day?

Thanks,
Bill
 
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mrscora01 replied to billy078's response:
Billy, I would start a new thread. Dawg hasn't posted in many years so you are probably better off starting afresh.

Cora
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008


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