This is an Omnipod insulin pump. I should have put a quarter in the picture so that you could see how small it is. About the size of 2 quarters or think about a golf ball sliced in half. It attaches to me where ever I would normally give an injection and I can ware if for up to three days before I have change it. The pod is programed to deliver insulin on a schedule and I can increase the amount to cover the carbs when I have a meal. It operates wirelessly and is an incredible new technology.
I am truly my father's daughter. He took everything apart, too. This is the inside of the pump. It has a second part that looks a bit like a cross between a glucose meter and a cell phone that programs it.
I was trained to use it today by their lovely rep, Pat who walked me though it patiently for several hours. She really knew her stuff and you could tell that she enjoyed her job. How nice is that?! So I have to check in regularly with my endrocrinologists office for the next week or two while I get used to it (and it gets used to me). But it feels better already so I have high hopes that it will keep my blood sugar in a better range and hold off the nasty complications of being diabetic.
I'll keep you posted!
Below is a link to an article about Omnipod if anyone wants to read more about it...