It was difficult to get her to put on the demo unit at first so her brother Cole attached it to his stomach to show her it was okay. Once she got it on she really liked the idea of wearing it. The OmniPod attaches to Arden (pictured above on her abdomen) and is controlled with a Blackberry sized hand unit.
We have to take a second class and pass a test before Arden’s endo can sign off on us getting the pump. I’ll be scheduling the class next week at Arden’s quarterly endo appointment.
The pump will allow us to deliver a much smaller dose of insulin more frequent. Hopefully, this will allow us to maintain tighter control of her blood glucose level.
The pump will require Arden to be poked less then she is now. Eliminating her daily injections but not the necessary finger sticks. We are very excited at the prospect of eliminating some of the pain from Arden’s Day.