Hello, i am new to the site but have lingered for a while doing some research.
I have been diabetic for 32 years, and 32 of those years i have been on MDI, 20 years ago i trialed a pump when they had just come to Canada but i was not a fan of the tubing and just how it felt. This year i wanted better control and wanted to stop the dawn spikes. Signed up for a pump program and decided to go with Omnipod because of the tubeless option, coming from MDI figured this would be the best option.
I have a couple questions about Omnipod issues that i have been having. I live in Canada and my trial period with the Omnipod is about to run out in a couple weeks. I have been having some issues since podding, ratios and correction numbers (thats normal for a new pumper) It took me almost 2 months to get my numbers working because of site absorption issues. Some trends that I have noticed
Day 1 absorption is terrible, i am running high most of the day with alot of corrections to the point i need to take a needle shot to get it down.
Day 2 absorption is working great and numbers are in the range set by my endo, everything is working fine but sensitivity and tenderness starts to occur.
Day 3 best absorption but small bumps and touches can be painful. Leg placement i get red bumps like a pimple that are tender and take over a week to go away. Arms are decent but i like to use my arms for the CGM (libre 14 day) by the time i replace the Libre i like to leave my other arm to heal up before sticking a sensor on it again. Abdomen is the best place i have found but it is tender to touch in that area. Favorite place so far would be about an inch below the belt line above my butt, but my absorption is not great, but i dont feel the pod or sensitivity issues.
is this normal when getting use to the pods?
My endo has given me some infusion sets to try tubing and see how it feels, nothing hooked up but an old phone to the tubing as a mock up pump device. The sites have been alot less noticeable, i found the pods are not as small as advertised and i bump them on everything and can alway tell its stuck to me. Over the last 4 days with tubing testing i totally forget i have it on me other then when i change my clothes or go to the bathroom, i have not had any tenderness with the smaller infusion set.
Could it be from the 30 degree angle on the pods or the canula that is causing me the issue, i have the 90 degree infusion sets and they dont seem to bother me.
has anyone else had this issue before, i only have 2 weeks before i can switch to another company and was considering the Tslim X2.