So Lane made the big jump from MDI to a pump back in March. After much deliberation we were convinced to go with the One Touch Ping. We had originally wanted the Omnipod due to the fact she was 2yrs old and we didn’t want her to have to deal with the pouch or tubing. We brought our concerns to our Endo and our wishes for the most part were just dismissed. We were told 1- she was just way too young to have the Omnipod. (WRONG) 2- its so bulky she wont like it (WRONG) 3- the Ping can deliver smaller amounts of insulin so its better with her being so little (WRONG AGAIN). After 5 months on the PING, countless tubing issues, numbers still erratic, and my little baby needing a lot more insulin on a daily basis than the Dr. thought – we are back to our original argument, we want her on the Omnipod. So here my journey begins- contacted our Endo- wrote a very long email expressing my wishes and views on how I think this situation was handled and want it rectified and I have contacted Insulet Corp. to get the ball rolling. I don’t know at this point if my insurance is going to go for this new switch but I am going to hound them and hound them until I get the answer I want. My Endo office said they are finally behind us and will most likely be able to do her pump start training first week of September.
Now I have absolutely nothing against One Touch or with the PING, it just isnt a good fit for us. I am praying that we can make this switch with hopefully few glitches but in the world of Diabetes we all know that is asking for a lot. Thank god I have my friends and fellow D community to lean on – its hard enough doing this myself.