Delivering Bolus – OmniPod Insulin Management System Rocks

OmniPod Insulin Management System

I love my OmniPod tubeless insulin pump. Love it. I love it more than a bacon cheeseburger with BBQ sauce on it.

I’ve had it for two years now. It’s not without occasional technological flaws(typically the user’s fault), but at the end of the day it is the best insulin delivery system for me. Type 1 Diabetes is all about structure and control. The more you stay on top of it, the more victory you experience over it.  To accomplish this, you need tools that are smart, ahead of the curve and functional.  Considering your pancreas doesn’t work any more, something has to take it’s place…

OmniPod PDM

My #1 tool for fighting Type 1 Diabetes

OmniPod

Here is the OmniPod packaged up. You replace them every three days or so.

Insulet Corporation produces the OmniPod and it has changed my life. The pump itself is tubeless, allowing you maximum movement while you wear it. The Pod has an adhesive that sticks to your body and then, through a short process, quickly injects a plastic canula(tube) just under your skin that delivers the insulin into your tissue.  The computer itself is a genius use of technology as it supports your lifestyle. You can literally make changes and modifications to your plan at any point. The features of the OmniPod can be viewed at this link. Some of my favorite include: temporary basal adjustments, the 200 unit reservoir, the smallness of the Pod, programmable alerts/reminders, the carb/glucose adjustment capabilities for bolus and more.

If you are a diabetic or a parent of a diabetic, I would strongly recommend the OmniPod. Talk to your doctor today and get the ball rolling. It is a game changer. Don’t let Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 take your control from you.

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Everything Was Fine Til I Ran Out of Insulin

Omnipod Ran Out While I Was In A Loud Room

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So, when you’re in a loud room for an extended amount of time and your Omnipod Insulin delivery stops…and you can’t hear the alarm beeps…your blood sugar will go up. It’s as predictable as gravity, except Dexcom G4 readings look more like a slow floating helium balloon. That just happened to me. Luckily, I caught it before it got too bad and counter bolused. It’s not always that “clean”.

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Beyond The Peloton – Part 1

Few cycling videos have ever been made that will top the quality and epic narration of the real life insider view of pro cycling life Beyond The Peloton. This is the story of Cervelo Test Team. I beg you…plead with you…start at episode 1/season 1. My favorite episodes are the ones that cover the One Day Classic Races like Milan San Remo, Paris-Roubaix and more. I attribute this video series for helping me fall in love with the sport on a pro level. That love now helps fuel my personal Type 1 Diabetes management with the sport of cycling.

Whether you love pro cycling or not, this video series is as much about humanity than anything else!

About The Diabetic Cyclist

Diabetic Cyclist

My name is Josh and I have Type 1 Diabetes….sounds like the opening of an AA meeting, huh?  I’ve been insulin dependent for more than half of my life. Managing blood glucose levels and insulin intake only amplifies the rest of life’s curve balls. From parenting, finances, work, chasing the dream and more, life is hard if we are honest about it.

You likely have something you struggle with too. Regardless, this blog exists to highlight the ways we deal with epic struggles that may seem just like the daily grind, but at times, feels like you have a boxcar full of lead bricks on your back.

Sometimes, we’ll be very acute in our posts here. Other times, we’ll zoom out and deal with bigger, more universal issues.

Thanks for joining me at the Diabetic Cyclist and let me know if you find any of our content helpful!