I know there are a lot of people that say the OmniPod is bulky and not good for active people and that never makes sense to me. I think it's the BEST pump for active people. I lead a very active lifestyle and I wear the OmniPod. First off, I work on a farm with over 100 animals. I work with monkeys, lemurs, patagonian cavies, wallabies, all kinds of exotics. I choose the OmniPod because it is tubing free. There is no way possible I could have used a pump with tubing when I work with monkeys. I do about 30 minutes cardio everyday. I also hike, swim, horseback ride, etc. If I manage to do all that with the OmniPod I don't see how anyone could say it's not a good pump for active people? I wear the pods right under my clothes and they never get in the way.
I also do agree that the OmniPod is less painful than shots. I have tried needles/syringes and the pens. I found that pens were better than regular needles, but I still disliked them both. I am very lean and I think I unintentionally would shot the insulin into my muscle area instead of a fatty area. My shots always burnt and I used to have bruises all over my butt and arms. LOL The pump doesn't hurt me at all. It's easy to insert and honestly it doesn't hurt. Since getting on pump therapy I have found I am not nearly as stressed over my diabetes as I used to be! Life seems so much easier now! Wish I had've done this sooner!
With the OmniPod, yes you use meal time insulin (Humalog of Novalog). Not to worry, if your daughter only needs a little you can program it that way. It can give VERY small increments. Like I think it goes down to .005 of a unit. LOL I have never used that little of an amount, but someone like her might need such a small dose for basal. I take .5 of a unit every hour for my basal.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about the OmniPod! I'd be glad to help you!