Hi - I have had type 1 diabetes for 42 years and have seen lots of technologies over that time. I currently wear the Omnipod system and use the Dexcom G5 system with my Iphone. The system works great together.
The Omnipod is extremely easy to use. Since it has no tubing and is worn directly on the body there are no issues on where to tuck the tubing or worries about catching it on door nobs. No worries about dropping it in the toilet…none of that. The Omnipod system is waterproof so you only need to take it off when you are changing out your Pod…Fill it with enough insulin for 3 days and off you go. I don’t even know I have it on until I need to use it…correction bolus or meal bolus.
I love my Dexcom system. I can look at it any time and see exactly what my glucose is doing. It also alarms to let me know if I am above my target and alarms if I am below my target. (It really helps to keep me in my target zone.) It makes it easy to make corrections to my insulin allowing me to spend more time in my target zone. I also love the Dexcom Clarity software. It shows me at a glance what my average glucose has been over a 30, 60 or 90 day time frame with a nice graph that shows percentage of time above target, at target and below target. A great motivator. The two used together are fantastic!