Help! We just went in for an appointment to do a trial pump start (with saline). We are doing the first week with the Animas Ping, but then the second week with the OmniPod. Our endo office is totally discouraging us from going with the OmniPod and their biggest argument is the way it calculates insulin on board (IOB). The Pod does NOT count for insulin that was given for food, only for corrections. I'm slightly upset because it is clear that the CDE we worked with is a huge fan of the Medtronic and we are not even considering that one (sort of feels like it's sitting in the dark ages in terms of the technology and such). So she went through the Ping stuff and got us started, but really gave nothing but negative comments about the OmniPod.
My 10-year-old daughter is set on the OmniPod for the most part. I'm sure she will do fine with the Ping and that it is ideal for most people, but the Pod will still be tubeless and will do auto-injection of the site. None of the others can claim either of those benefits.
Anyway... I'm hoping someone can tell me more about the IOB issue. The CDE claims it is a safety issue because you risk dropping too low if you don't count for the IOB from food in the correction calculation.