I currently use:
Omnipod with Novolog for basal only
Novolog pens for food/corrections
Dexcom + Sugarmate
So my pods tend to give up the ghost on basal absorption at about the 36 hour mark. They bleed frequently. Like a lot.
I’m toying with the idea of going back to Lantus once I get back to low hormone days (low insulin resistance) to try it out for a week.
Back when I consulted with Gary Scheiner’s group (same time that I joined FUD) during my suspected Humalog allergy and non-stop podding issues and inability to gain weight…Jenny said that I might be one of the rare people who actually do better on shots.
I already can’t use my pods for anything other than basal. But…my main reservations are:
(1) how manageable are the overnight drops going to be
(2) how well will I be able to match my Lantus for my increasing insulin resistance throughout each cycle
(3) If I accidently inject Lantus into a blood vessel…what happens then? After that happened with a 5 unit Novolog injection, I never inject more than 3 units of Novolog in one place now.
I know wayyyyyy more about my body’s needs now than I did when I switched to podding. So I might have a more successful experience with it this time around bc I’d have a better idea of what to look for in trend changes.
And I absolutely hate having a pod attached to me. I would freakin’ love to only wear a Dexcom. I feel so flipping restricted by pods bc I can never clean anything with my pod arm or play sports with my pod arm or get into my car too fast bc of my butt pod bc of the effin’ thing. And I’d love to just wear what I want and not have to dress around it due to where waistbands fall.
But…I’m chicken. My days are so tightly scheduled that trying anything “new” takes up bandwidth that I don’t really have.
Okie dokie. That’s my emoting into the webiverse for now.