It arrived on a seemingly ordinary Wednesday, during a week in which I really needed a pleasant surprise.
I opened my front door to take my pup out to do her business when I noticed a large package on my front steps.
I wasn’t expecting anything to come in the mail, so I eagerly tore into it once my dog and I returned indoors.
And this sight was before me:
Yup, I’m the proud owner of an Omnipod 5 – finally!
I won’t be starting it until early next month, though. And I’ve got good reasons to delay it: 1) I’m traveling a decent part of August and I know from experience (or shall I say, my dear mom’s experience) to never try new diabetes technology when you’re out of routine, 2) I have about a month’s worth of old pods to use up before I officially switch over – I can’t imagine not using up my full supply just so I can get started on the new system faster. As I’m sure you must know by now, diabetes supplies are extremely expensive and I am diligent about using up every last pod, CGM sensor, and of course, insulin vial, before it goes into the trash.
While it’s a bit of a tease to know that automated insulin delivery is literally just feet away from me right now, it’s mostly very exciting to know that I have this to look forward to in the coming weeks. It’s nerve-wracking to go on new d-tech, yes, but the rave reviews of the Omnipod 5 have far outweighed any anxieties I have about starting the system.
And once I do, you can bet that I’ll be blogging about it!