Proud Pump Wearer!

After waiting a year and a half, we finally decided to get an insulin pump. We chose the Omnipod because it is the only pump on the market that does not use encumbering tubes to deliver insulin. Instead, the insulin is housed in a pod about 1.5″x2.0″x0.5″ that is worn on the body. The pump is controlled by a wireless PDM or personal diabetes manager. When the wearer needs insulin, he or she just inputs a current BG, the number of carbs that will be eaten, and voila! The pump actually calculates the dose, including any correction or adjustment for IOB (insulin on board–that’s active insulin still in the body from the last dose) and administers it. No more shots! Life just got a bit easier in the Martin household!

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