Over the course of a year, I shared our journey from multiple daily injections (MDI) to pumping with the Omnipod insulin pump over on Insulet’s Suite D Blog (now called Podder Talk). If you are considering an insulin pump — any insulin pump — I encourage you to read the series.
I don’t “officially endorse” products here on D-Mom Blog, but the Omnipod is the pump that we use and was the right choice for our family. I always tell families that if you are considering a pump to look at all of the available pumps currently on the market. Look at the features and determine what features are right for you as parents and for your child since your child will be the one wearing it. Don’t be swayed by reps (some of whom talk badly about the competition) or by medical professionals who only give one or two choices. Choosing an insulin pump is an individual choice.
So while this blog series is about how we went from injections to using the Omnipod insulin pump, it is valuable for any family considering any pump.
The Complete Caregiver’s Journey Series
Please remember that I never give medical advice. Ask your endocrinologist or pediatrician for advice about your own child. Make your own informed decisions for your own child.
“A Caregiver’s Journey to Pump Therapy” originally appeared on Insulet’s Omnipod Suite D blog, now called Podder Talk. In full disclosure, Insulet compensated me for the content that I created for them, but I am not being compensated for sharing it today.