Hello. Reaching out to see if i could get some input from any other parents with a t1d toddler about insulin pumps.
My son was diagnosed recently. We have been doing injections (no issues so far) and using a Dexcom g6 CGM. Now our medical team would like us to move to an insulin pump for tighter control.
We are deciding between the Insulet Omnipod and the tandem t:slim x2. The doctors we have spoken with seem more impressed with the Tandem pump - due to some of the advanced technology (low bg detection coming next month that would suspend insulin, more precise dosing, updatable software). We are more impressed with the Omnipod (no tubing, wireless dosing - despite the tech being a little behind).
Has anyone else with a toddler successfully used a tubed pump with a toddler? Is it a struggle? My kid loves phones - so I’m worried he might try to play with the pump. Anyone have any specific experience with the t:slim x2?
Has anyone had good/bad experience with the Omnipod? I’ve read a little bit about pod malfunctions from static electricity but not sure if this a common problem.
We tested a set and a pod. Neither seemed to bother him.
Thanks! Any advice is greatly appreciated.