This is why you haven't heard from me about the new system in the last month.
The pods are so lightweight and unobtrusive that, twice, I've put a new pod on and accidentally worn the old pod on my arm an additional three days without noticing. I've had to run diagnostic checks just to see which pod is active because the adhesive holds so well that I can't remember which one is where.
I haven't had an error, a kink, a misfire, an unexplained high...or anything.
My numbers are excellent. My 7-day, 14-day, and 30-day BGs according to my Dexcom graphs are 123, 128, and 130, respectively. My standard deviation is in the mid-50s.
|Check out that week of near no-hitters!|
|A couple weeks back in January on my t:slim|
vs a whole month on the new Omnipod.
This probably means nothing to most of you,
but I like to see only a few stray mountains
along a thick, twisty braided rope.
The most problematic thing I've run into thus far was yesterday morning when I could NOT get the PDM to communicate with a new pod and then I realized I hadn't put any insulin in it yet to initialize the pod and turn it on. Haha. User error. I filled the pod and proceeded without another hiccup.
I'm getting a full 80 hours of Apidra action with no funny business. 80. Not 30. Not 48. 80!
I know that current users are frustrated at Insulet's poorly communicated, overpromised rollout. To you, my dear, frustrated friends, I want to say that I believe it will be worth the wait. It's coming to you, if slowly. I stand by my assertion that it speaks a great volume about Insulet that the company would labor to produce a new system and then literally give away components of it to 45,000 existing customers. Their competitors would not make that offer.
I hope that by the end of the summer, you'll all enjoy starting four more years of quality service with reduced errors, reduced occlusions, etc, compared to the old system.
And then we may all just be a silent, happy bunch.