Monday, August 9, 2010

Hello Omnipod

I made the switch to an insulin pump this week and am still getting used to it. There is a sense of freedom in not having to worry about having your insulin in your purse and enough pen needles. That being said, I am still nervous about the bolus corrections (which I have never done before to this level) and varying the basal rate (I hope that this can come in handy while training and racing).

I have been trying different placement options for my trusty Omnipod unit. I wore one on the back of my arm. Today, I ran 11 miles and surfed for an hour. By the end of all this, it was barely hanging on. I'll need to work on this in the future, but an interesting experiment.

I look forward to learning more about the pump and how I can really leverage it with my lifestyle and training.