OmniPod hosted a great night out at Main Event last week. I was lucky enough to be able to take all 3 kids with a little help from my mom, dad and one friend! It was a gathering of podders, soon-to-be podders and those interesting in podding. My fellow D-Mom, Jessica and family were there and we met several other wonderful D-Mommas with children the same age as our kiddos.
It was also a great opportunity to hear about the up and coming things that Omnipod has in the pipeline. Luis Malave the Chief Operating Officer of Insulet was on hand to give us the run down on what to expect with future releases and to answer our questions.
And . . . why yes, the subject of Insulin On Board (IOB) did come up! I knew you were wondering. I may have been the only one with my hand up, squirming in my chair, yelling PICK ME - PICK ME but I knew others really wanted to know!! I asked Mr. Malave about the response that a dear D-Mom blogger (Ms. Wendy) received and blogged about here. I for one LOVE the OmniPod and actually really like the way that the pod handles IOB. It is what I know - it was I am used to and I do not have any problems with it. Further more, I do NOT like change and after the past year of my life being full of change I may have begged him not to change it?!?! He did agree that is is certainly a hot spot with their competitors and some issues by consumers have been noted. The FDA does not have any policy in place that directs pump companies how to calculate IOB so at this time OmniPod is looking at different options but no final decision has been made. From what I understood they are looking at maybe being able to set it one way or the other (I'm down with that) so that everyone would be happy. I am not anticipating seeing any changes anytime soon but I am sure I will be pleased with whatever solution they decide upon.
My lovely friend, Jessica asked about smaller basal rate increments and I am sure Mr. Luis answered but Nate was running amuck and needing a bg check about that time so maybe Jessica can provide some insight on that one. Jess??
We also got to see the new smaller version of the pod which I LOVE!! I WANT one NOW! I am hoping to have one of these on Nate's 'sweet spot' in 2010!
Here is my own (somewhat warped) version of the smaller pod:
Happy Podding Y'all!