I have been using the Ominipod since August and have very little problems until this week.
On Tuesday I went into my Endo and we did some adjustments to my basal insulin program to cover parts of the day/night where I am consistently going higher than desired. That is working great, my sugars are staying low and steady EXCEPT for whatever reason my pods are now failing DAILY. I have had an occlusion one morning and every other morning I have had leaks where the cannula is apparently no longer inserted into my skin so the insulin is leaking out into the adhesive instead of into my body.
I woke up this morning and thought I got off lucky for the day and nothing was leaking though there was some blood on the adhesive. I get to work, look at my CGM readout on my phone and my blood sugar is rather high. I verify with a fingerpoke and then set up a bolus. Immediately the reek of insulin hits my nose so I check, and yep, leaking Omnipod!
I grab my spare pod I keep in my desk, remove the old one, and draw insulin out of it. I try to fill up the new pod enough to get me through the next 8 hours but there’s so little insulin it doesn’t even detect it. It’s been a day already and its not even 9am.
Could these pod failures/leaks be caused by the new basal programs somehow?
I went from 1.9 Units per hour from 6:30am to 2:30am and 2.4 units per hour from 2:30 to 6:30 am to a more complicated basal program of 12:00am to 2:30am 2.00 u/hr, 2:30am to 6:00am 2.5 u/hr, 6:00am to 3:00pm 2.0 u/hr, and 3:00pm to 12:00AM 1.9u/hr.
I contacted omnipod via email yesterday but haven’t heard back just yet. I’m just so frustrated to have to deal with this every single morning. If I didn’t already have a sugar headache I would have a headache from irritation.