Nate starting podding with the new, smaller Omnipod 6 weeks ago and although I don't know if I would say it was worth the wait (3.5 years for us) I am certainly enjoying most of the new features!
Of course, we received the pods the day before we left on vacation but no PDM. I was less than thrilled! And obviously while we were on vacation our PDM malfunctioned. I had a mild panic attack.
All in all it tuned out fine and as soon as we got back I slapped the smaller pod on and we haven't looked back! Nate couldn't care less about the size or any of the other features but I am quite happy with it. I won't do a review here as I've read many others on different blogs
The one thing that I did struggle with is the Insulin on Board (IOB) feature. I don't like it. We went from MDI to the pod so I have never had the IOB calculated for me for meal boluses. Nate stayed high for days! ---- I wish there was a way to turn it off. I changed a few settings including insulin duration and have found ways to work around it so we are no longer dealing with IOB issues. To be honest, I often don't use the bg to calculate the bolus because I don't want the IOB in the next bolus or correction. Nate is a snacker, he eats all day long so when it calculates his IOB it just doesn't give him enough insulin. I'm sure there is a better way to work this out so if you have suggestions I am happy to hear them. Current;y, this is what is working for us. YDMV.
Could Insulet have handled the switch over for existing customers better ---- Oh my stars, YES!
But at the end of the day we have the new system and I'm very pleased.
I just wanted to let everyone know that we did finally get the smaller pod and all is right in