I am 47. I was diagnosed T1D in Dec of ’15. I have been doing injections but recently I have decided to consider pump therapy. I am in aw of the artificial pancreas/ closed loop discussions that are a reality for diabetics, with the recent breakthroughs with Medtronics and the 670G as well as advancements by Bigfoot and T-slim. However, I have avoided pump therapy up to this point due to not wanting to be attached to a pump but, recent unavoidable highs have encouraged me to take a more proactive approach to managing my diabetes. Not wanting to be connected to a pump has me interested in the Omnipod but, with my recent uncontrollable highs as well as being introduced to a closed loop option, I fear if I went with an Omnipod for the tubeless benefit, an opportunity to truly manage my highs or the true benefits of a closed loop system would elude me while I was enjoying my tubeless lifestyle.
Obviously, It comes down to personal preference and for everyone that loves Medtronics there is an equal number that like Omnipods. Does something that operates like an artificial pancreas encourage folks to “get connected” or is Omnipod bringing more to the table than simply a “no tube approach” ulitmately making this a typical Chevy vs. Ford discussion?