Hi all. Type 1 for 26 years (I am 43 now) and I could use some input.
My control for the past few years has not been great. I was at one time on the Medtronic pump, then went to the Omnipod about 5 years ago. I do love being tubeless but at the same time I feel like I have had a lot of problems with the omnipod. I never really know if my bolus’ are going to be enough or too much, even if I try to eat the same exact thing every day and play with the bolus. Sometimes I suspect I have a bad insertion and change the pod after a day, and then it is better. Other times it seems fine. I feel like I look at my Dexcom readings ALL DAY. Even though I have alarms set I had to expand them to a higher high because they were going off constantly. I am now giving myself injections for some bolus’.
I just got my AI1 down from an 8.2 to a 7.2 by trying to be more diligent (weighing my food, tracking everything in sugarmate, etc) but I feel like it needs to be much better - especially considering the amount of time I am dedicating.
Talking to my doctor he suggested I get the TSLIM system with control IQ. I think I am ok with the tubing. However, since I just got my Omnipod Dash it would cost $1,000 for me to upgrade out of pocket and probably higher cost of infusion sets. Do you think this would be helpful?