I’ve searched to see if this has already been answered but could only find information on the 3 day expiration. I have a group member trying to find out if it’s okay to use her old pods that say December 2018 on them. My guess is it’s fine, but I also thought you guys were fine and see?
I used expired pods, too, not realizing it. These pods had a high failure rate, something like 40% of the box failed. I called Insulet and they confirmed that expired pods shouldn’t be used due to the high failure rate.
I just had three Day 1 pod failures (within first 24 hours) in a row. My pods were 26-28 days expired. I have now chucked the last eight pods with that expiration date because I’m tired of wasting insulin since I purposefully don’t recover the insulin out of the pods.
If they fail right away, I’ll recover it. If I’ve been working outside (hot), showered (heat exposure), swimming, etc with it on and had the pod on for close to a day or more, I let it go. I just try to limit my variables for the next pod/insulin load.
Well, one more thing to keep track of. I totally didn’t think about the pods expiring. I feel like we go through them – and we don’t have a lot of spares. But this was helpful! I’m sorry that you had to find out the hard way, but it is good to know.